Mar 26, 2012

Weigh In - Week 41

Thanks again to all of you for the support and well-wishing as I completed my first 5K.  It is a great feeling to set a goal that you're pretty sure you CANNOT achieve - only to go out and achieve it.  I kicked butt this week on the exercise front: 3 boot camp classes, an evening power walk with a neighbor, a 2.5 mile jog on my own and a 5K race to end the week.  However, I was pretty relaxed about my food intake this week.  I ate lots of foods that I normally don't eat: salty snacks, a little ice cream and even a burger (which did not sit well in my poor tummy).  But oh well.  Forgetaboutit.

I stepped on the scale today, horrified by the number I saw.  Then I remembered that I'm on my period and bloated beyond belief.  So I'm not going to do the numbers this week.  I don't think its fair, so I'm boycotting the scale until my body is returned to me in a stable condition after this menstrual ransom.  For our purposes, lets just say I didn't gain or lose any weight this week.  Alright?  Alright.

Pounds lost this week: 0
Total pounds lost: 63

The "I Did It" List
attended 3 boot camp classes
power walked two miles with my neighbor
ran 2.5 miles on my own
completed my first 5K in 42 minutes without walking
had a brunch date with my husband and didn't eat everything on my plate
hosted a baby shower and ate cake without feeling guilty
bought a basket of produce from the Bountiful Baskets Co-Op


Megan said...

Oh girl I always gain like 4 pounds during TOM! Don't stress about it :)

Redfizz said...

It seems to be pretty normal for your body not to do so well if you haven't eaten beef for a while. I just talked about that in my blog at

My experience with this issue when I fast all of the time. Some vegetarians who try to eat beef have the same problem.

Also, I am on day 24 of my fast, and my weight actually still goes up every now and then, too! So rest assure that it happens. Plus, we (significant other and I) have learned to expect a bounce in weight after a good workout or two since your muscles hold water afterwards. It's normal.

I hope that helps!

(((((Sarah!)))) You are truly an inspiration!

Redfizz said...

Guess what! I found an 2009 excel spreadsheet I used to document weight & BMI while I was cycling. It turns out that I "gained" 5lbs in a week, but I lost 3% body fat. I hope that helps! You're body will hoard water during recovery. Especially if you are taking in salts. :)