Thursday, January 28, 2010

Perfect 10 Update- Week 4

Here’s the progress report for this week…

--Lose 10 lbs. in 10 weeks: Wow! I actually lost another lb. this week. That puts me at a total weight lost of 2 lbs in 4 weeks. It’s not looking good for reaching my goal of losing 10 lbs. But we’ll see what happens. I will admit that I’m glad to see a little more weight loss but to tell you the truth I was getting a bit frustrated. For the most part, I’ve been keeping to the plan of 1400 to 1500 total calories per day. I have been keeping a food/workout journal, and writing in it EVERY little bitty thing I eat. I even got out the measuring cups and started measuring stuff when I ate at home. I’ve been pretty darn good for the most part.

Hey, I’ll admit that I’ve had my slip ups… like that whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Ooopps! But even with a slip such as that I’ve been putting in extra work out time to attempt to make up for the difference. So an extra mile of running put in here or an extra three minutes on the elliptical machine, and I felt like I was covering my ass, so to say. It’s those slip ups that I need to work on. They usually occur late at night when I’m home and bored in front of the TV. Basically, if I would get a life I wouldn’t have this problem.

Build to 10 miles running in less than 2.5 hours: This was my back off week with training for length. I’ve been working some on speed with my shorter run. I ran a 5K race/run out of town this last weekend and I almost trimmed a minute off of my average minute/mile. In fact, here’s my official stuff…

Official time—33:51.4
Pace--- 11:02/ Mile
Overall place in 5K--- 309 out of 484
Overall place in female category--- 167 out of 282
Overall in my age group--- 16th out of 27

I’m very happy with how I did on the 5K.

Balance exercises twice a week: Done! I’m working on the stork that places the ¾ full glass of water on the short stool. I’m getting better at it--- a lot less spillage!

Visit the gym 3 times a week: Yep! Monday, Wednesday, and this morning! Gee I did it even though I went out of town for the weekend. I was GOOD! ;-)

The Unknown Fact:
In 6th grade, two gals and I won a dance competition in our Phys. Ed. Class. We danced to the tune of Do the Hustle; that was played on a 45 record. (If any of you remember what a record is?) Saturday Night Fever was the hot new thing in movies that year. The other two gals were mimicking each other on each side of me doing variations of the hustle dance. Meanwhile I strutted my stuff down the center just like John Travolta did in Saturday Night Fever. I was SO cool! I even borrowed a wide collared jacket from the Phys. Ed. Teacher, Mr. Reed, to look the part. Every now and then, I still like to mimic this John Travolta move!


  1. Hello there....
    I am also a slow does get frustrating when one puts in all the work and you feel the scale does not give you the results you want.
    I promise you the moment I started being grateful for the small losses and thanking my body - affirming daily that it was the best body and how blessed I was to have it..I STARTED LOSING - and it started coming off when i stopped stressing.
    Turn that around...leave notes all around the place saying * IN 10 DAYS I WILL HAVE LOST 10 LBS* and then start believing it.

  2. Wow.. run 10 miles... I am lucky to run 5 minutes. You are doing such a great job. It will all come together.

    As for losing weight. Well the scale has only given me more then 2 pds. 3 times since I started out in Oct. It makes me made but I am losing so that makes me happy!!

  3. Thanks for your comments!

    Thank you for making that point! I really need to adjust my attitude don't I? I will lose the 10 lbs. in 10 weeks! That's what I need to be saying to myself. Attitude readjustment is in the works! Thanks!

    I hear your frustration and that's where I am at. I feel like I'm standing on the scale for no reason what so ever some days. It's like why am I putting myself through this?!??
    Now as far as running 10 miles... It has been a journey that started back in June. I started with barely running a 1/2 mile and that killed me. Slowly and surely I've built up to where a couple of weeks ago I manage 7.4 miles. And admittedly I have surprised myself along the way with what I could do!

  4. Hey girl,
    I'm still itchin' to get you on a couple of those balancing discs at the gym. I will bring my camera and we can take pics of each other looking ridiculous and falling all over the place. On second thought, maybe I'll just take pics of you while I watch.

    Great job and keep up the good work. Repeat after me - "I Love Vegetables".

  5. I wonder if an increase in calories would help? I know that sounds counterintuitive, but others have claimed it has helped them. Nevertheless, congrats on a loss.