Friday, August 28, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge: Oh dear

I'm thinking this wasn't the best week to see if I could lose weight while taking a day or two off exercising. Two birthdays, ice cream, homemade peach crisp candies and coke and...

Oh dear. 135 on the scale this morning.

Mind you, I missed three days of exercising out of seven, not one or even two. But still...

I have got to practise what I preach and be consistent! Unfortunately, next week promises to also throw a few wrenches in the works, but at least I shouldn't be having any birthday cake. And I will try to avoid the full size cans of cola. We also got the mini, 100 calorie cans, so maybe I can slowly wean myself off it.

If that doesn't work, I may have to go cold turkey. That should be easier in the fall, when it's cooler outside.

So, this weeks step/exercise tally:

Friday, Aug. 21 - nothing
Saturday, Aug. 22 - 1 hr. on treadmill
Sunday, Aug. 23 - nothing (and oh, I really fell off the ol' eat-healthy wagon this day!)
Monday, Aug. 24 - 1 hr. on treadmill
Tueday, Aug. 25 - 1 hr. on treadmill
Wed. August 26 - nothing
Thursday, August 27 - 12,506 steps (How I've missed walking outside because it was too hot and humid, and not just for the exercise.)

Here's hoping next week, I'm at least back to 134!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi.Lucky and I have walked for about an hour every morning this week.
I found some really nice vintage Pyrex and FireKing bowls.
Also, for a city that has a leash law, there are a lot of loose dogs. Unfortunately, dog fighting is widespread down here, so you can encounter some dangerous dogs. I carry a can of pepper spray, just in case. We have been attacked in the past, and Lucky was bitten once.
I've started, now all I have to do is keep it up.
Rosemary

Caroline Storer said...

Big hugs on the WLC. I know how you feel. I lost a lot of weight recently, but then it's started to creep back on. Have to go back to eating healthily for a while - well at least until Christmas (am I allowed to mention the C word - after all we are still in August!) Take care. Caroline x

Margaret Moore said...

Walking bonus! Sorry to hear about the doggy danger, though. But whooo hoo on the walking! It really does feel good. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I went for a long walk yesterday.

As for Christmas, I saw my first Christmas commercial on TV this week! How wrong is that? But I hear ya on the treats to come. Christmas sounds like a good weight loss deadline to work toward, so then you can have some goodies without guilt.