Friday, July 30, 2010

SOWL Weekly Weigh-In

It's time for the weekly weigh-in and again, the SOWL widget is updated.

It has been a Crazy Week of Running for me.  Last Saturday I had a really emotional day so when it came time to my Long Run of Emotional Recovery, I really ran long!  When I got home and weighed in, I had hit my next mini 5 lb goal!  Amazingly I weighed the same Sunday morning and this morning as well.

My body is weird, for some reason I gained and lost 4 lbs this week.  I just don't get it.  I didn't eat anything I shouldn't have, I just kept on with the normal routine but I think it must be water retention or maybe even I'm building muscle.  My clothes are definitely looser but the weight loss is slow.

Also of significance, I have finally lost 1 more pound since May 26th!  June was a terrible month and I unbelievably managed to gain 8-10 lbs.  I finally got my schedule under control and lost the gained weight plus 1 more lb. Now I'm back on track but behind 10 lb. on monthly goals.  I should have been 159 lb August 1st but I screwed up June and it took July to get back on track.

It is amazing how difficult it is to lose weight (and easy to gain) after 40.  I just keep focusing on the fitness and running and I know it will come.  I suspect that my progress will be much slower from here on out but I will be happy with any progress! I'm happy for this challenge because it is holding me accountable and keeping me on track.  Thank you so much Kerrie!

Hey! I hit my mini goal! It's time for my mini goal reward!


  1. Don't know if you know the deal with getting a pedicure while training...don't let them at your callouses on your feet - while your feet will look beautiful, you will be prone to more blistering...just let them massage and pretty up your nails. Hey - my inlaws live in Alma, maybe we could get together one Saturday in the fall and do a long run in the general vicinity - meet in the middle somewhere! One of my first long runs was trapsing around Wabasha! It was fun!

  2. Ok, I just went and checked out the Ragnar Relay - WOW oh WOW! Good for you!!!

  3. Weight loss has been slow for me. And I think it is the time of the month for me, so I have been having really crazy cravings. I agree with you -- it is so easy to gain weight than it is to lose them.

  4. Ugh, I've been super good this week and am tracking at same weight as last week...thanks to the 'iron pill' week next week. FLEH.

    I sometimes love emotional runs. I feel SO much better than if I had sat at home and made myself cry & let my emotion out that way...