Friday, October 27, 2006

I never liked roller coasters as a kid....

and I especially hate them when I'm trying to lose weight..... gained 1.2 (again). But I also consider that (as my leader said), "Life happens!"

Three birthday parties/dinners, all with free desserts. I tasted little bits of them, but did not eat the whole thing. That was an important change -- a year ago, I would definitely have eaten the whole piece of streusel! And losing 5.8 last week probably made my body put on the brakes.

So how am I going to get through this? I think my "consistency instead of intensity" for exercise has got to be tweaked. I've been working on the consistency, making sure my heart rate is within target, etc. I think I'll go back to what was working for me. And, I can also shake it up so I'm not always just on the treadmill. I like the bike, but I can only go about 15 minutes at a time. So I am thinking that 15 minutes for a "warm-up" then lifting weights, and then another 15 for additional cardio.

And of course, sticking to plan. No more unplanned, guesstimated portions and points. That wasn't good this week. I should have just said no.

Thus endeth the (self-)flogging. I am reminding myself that I've lost 56 pounds. That's more than I really ever expected to lose in 24 weeks!!

1 comment:

Talmadge G. said...

What YOU need is another weekend in Georgia. ;-)

Flog no more, please. When compared with "-56" (man!), a little "+1.3" isn't even a speed bump. Keep it up!

Oh, and amidst this crazy week I forgot that someone had a birthday this week. Hope it was a good one.