Another week, another weigh in. Because of some calf issues, I laid off of running for five days, only returning just yesterday. While I don't think I am fully healed, we are too close to the marathon to stop now.
Last week's weigh in (Nov 12) found me at 210.5.
I was nervous that my weight might plateau if not running and burning tons of calories. I did, however, go the the gym and meld with the elliptical. I also rode
my bike 15 miles on Sunday afternoon. I decided,too, to do core exercises evry other day instead of three times weekly.
Still, I was anxious. So today came the weigh in and lo and behold, I had dropped 2 pounds!
New weight (Nov 19): 208.5!!!!
06 November 2009
Right before we left for Disney, I reached my first goal weight of 213. I had wanted to reach that number before our trip, and found myself surprised when I stepped on the scale the day before leaving and saw the magic number. I was 1.5 pounds away from that goal in the previous week and was nervous that I wouldn't make it.
While at Disney, I ate better than I ever have in those parks. When I could eat a salad and non-meat or non-dairy options I did so. If you are in Animal Kingdom and want a treat, eat at Tusker House. They have a great variety of African and Asian food, including multiple varieties of cous cous, hummus, tofu, and rice. Good stuff!
With all the walking and sweating we did, and factoring in my 4 runs while at the parks, I thought for sure that I'd drop a couple of pounds. But I gained a pound while at Disney, putting my weight at 214.2 on October 22. I was disappointed. This was the first negative gain in my weight loss crusade. But I chalked a lot of it to water retention because it was really warm there and I just didn't get enough water. Plus, no matter how healthy you eat at Disney, it is quite difficult to count calories. So realize that your calorie count will increase significantly in the parks. The thing that saves us is all the walking and time on our feet. So I feel fortunate to only have gained 1 pound.
Good news is that this week I finally reached 211. My new goal is to break 200. But let's break that into nice increments. I think I can be 207 by the time I get to the Rocket City Marathon on December 12. So let's shoot for 204 by January 1. That is 8 weeks away. So I'll try to lose 7 pounds in 8 weeks.
This will be a nice challenge since I will go into taper for the marathon then recovery. My miles will decrease. But what is life without a challenge?
Posted by G at 3:56 PM
Gordon breaks in a new pair of Brooks Addictions and rambles about how accountability to a friend/coach has increased his running success and growth. He discusses Twitter and why he doesn't do "Follow Fridays," and he has a discussion with Preston about Dragons. Preston had just purchased a book on Dragons at the school book fair.
Blog of the Week: Run Like a Girl
The dragon book Preston bought
Here is a book (below) we picked up at Disney.
Posted by G at 9:01 AM