Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/30

The days may be at their longest right now - but it certainly doesn't feel that way on the weekend!  It's 7pm and I'm finally getting the opportunity to write my weekly weigh in post...

Another great week - plenty of exercise and delicious food!  I didn't get any strength training in this week - I truly just wasn't feelin' it.

Here's what my exercise week looked like:

Saturday - DAY OFF!
Sunday - Zumba Blast (2 hours)
Monday - 7 mile run
Tuesday - 3 mile run/2 mile walk
Wednesday - 3 mile run/2.22 mile walk
Thursday - Zumba
Friday - DAY OFF!

Total of 6 hours, 7 minutes and 6,518 calories burned! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/23

I've been looking forward to writing this post all week because I knew I was going to reach a BIG milestone today!

I usually write a weekly recap before getting to my results - but I'm just too excited to wait!

Here's my weekly progress...

Current weight: 224
Last week's weight: 227.2

Difference: -3.2 lbs
Total lost: -52 lbs

52 POUNDS!  There's a party going on in my head right now!

A couple weeks ago my mom suggested I take a picture wearing the same clothes I wore in my before picture... I never even thought about it, but I really liked the idea - so I decided I would do that when I reached a 50 pound loss.  Prepare yourselves to be amazed... 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/16

Today's post is late.  Chalk it up to PMS!  

For years, I have rarely become moody around that "special" time of the month.  If I did, it was usually in the form of being extra sensitive or taking things too personal.  Lately, however, I truly don't know what's going on with my hormones... the last few months I've been having some major issues with PMS (major anger/rage/irritability)!  I'm seriously contemplating going to the doctor to see if maybe the weight loss is {negatively} affecting my hormones somehow...  I'm always battling anger/rage/irritability issues because of my Bipolar - but what I'm dealing with goes above and beyond my "usual" feelings.  Anyone out there have a similar experience?

Oh, well... on to my week.  Things on the exercise front were phenomenal this week.  Here's a breakdown of my workout week...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/09

I know I've been fairly quiet on my blog, aside from my weekly weigh in posts... I've just been busy the last few weeks (which seems odd because I'm home 85% of the time).  Thankfully, now that the kids are technically finished with school and out for the summer - things are finally starting to settle down.  I'm still going to continue homeschooling them over the summer though because they're driving me crazy otherwise!

I've had another great week!  Sunday I did an hour and a half Zumba - the class was pretty packed and I was at the very back; it was hard to see what the instructor was doing - since it was a new instructor I wasn't familiar with her "moves."  I wasn't the only one in the back trying to "fake it till you make it."  Still lots of fun and a great workout nonetheless.

Monday I ran 6 miles on the dreadmill.  I don't typically do my long runs on the treadmill because it's fairly boring (even with the iPad) - but I wanted to do a longer run and I knew I wouldn't have enough time to get it in after hubby came home from work.  I still cannot believe that I'm able to run 6 miles!

Tuesday I was supposed to walk on the treadmill because of the longer run the day before - but I really wanted to run.  Yes, I'm weird - I know!  However, I did "intervals" to break it up a little... I ran a total of 2.5 miles and walked 2.5 miles followed by 25 minutes of strength training. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Weigh In - 06/02

I'm excited for today's post because I feel like I've come so far and accomplished so much since I started 4 months ago!

This week was a bit hectic.  As I mentioned last Saturday - I started having terrible burning pains in my lower left side... turns out I had a UTI (culture came back positive a couple days later) but for some reason it didn't show up on the dipstick test; since I never have typical UTI symptoms it's next to impossible to diagnose otherwise.  Thankfully the doctor had given me a single round of super duper antibiotics before I left that day - so I was starting to feel better by late Monday... otherwise I would have gotten worse over the holiday weekend (although I felt even more miserable on Sunday - I almost went to the ER because I was convinced I was dying that's how much pain I was in).

I ate very little on Saturday and even less on Sunday.  I just had no appetite whatsoever.  However, come Monday I forced myself to eat and exercise.  After my workout on Monday I felt weird; I felt amazing from the exercise but I was still in pain so it was a very odd sensation/feeling.