I hopped on the scale this morning and was completely bowled over with what I saw… 208.8 – that’s a 4.4 lb loss! And much lower than any of the peeks I took during the week 😉 I considered chalking it up to water weight from Bikram yesterday, but I drank a TON of water all yesterday and last night so I can’t imagine that is the entire explanation. This WI means I have lost 24.2 lbs, and I’ve passed 10% of my starting weight! Of course, I got a tsk tsk message from Weight Watchers about losing too fast when I tracked my weight… but whatever, this totally makes up for last week’s measly 0.8 loss.
For breakfast I had a Thomas Light Whole Wheat English Muffin with peanut butter (3 pts) and dried apricots and prunes (2 pts) to get some protein and sugar in me before hitting the gym.
Then I put together a grocery list on my iPhone with the GroceryIQ App (It’s awesome, it has way more functionality than I need, and much more convenient than crossing things off a piece of paper when you’re in the store. Plus, it saves your favorite items!) and headed off for my Sunday gym/grocery store run. I did the W6D1 C25K workout on the treadmill at the gym – 5 minute warm up walk, 5 minute run, 3 minute walk, 8 minute run, 3 minute walk, 5 minute run, 5 minute cool down walk. Not gonna lie, I was not feeling it this morning. Even though last time (W5D3) was a full 20 minute run, and this was only 18 minutes, split up, I just felt so tired and like I could not catch my breath the whole time. My HR was consistent though, so it must have been mental. Also, my hamstrings were killing me from yoga yesterday! Hopefully I’ll be back in the groove for W6D2 on Tuesday! After that I did my circuit on the weight machines, which takes about 35 minutes, for a total of 6 APs. Here’s my sweaty mug post workout glow, as inspired by Jen over at Prior Fat Girl:
Maybe if you’re lucky I’ll snap one after Bikram next week. That’s a special glow in a category all its own. After the gym, I hit the grocery store. I worked this week’s menu around stuff we already have in the fridge, so there wasn’t a whole lot to pick up. Hopefully my running-pants-clad arse didn’t scare too many people. Then I dashed home, put the groceries away, showered and plopped my bum on the couch to watch the USA vs. Canada gold medal hockey game! Now, hockey is not a sport I typically follow, but what a great game! And while I’m bummed that the US lost, I have to admit, I think it’s pretty great that Canada won gold in their sport on their home turf.
For dinner I heated up some left over black bean burgers with low fat cheddar sprinkled on them, and organic ketchup, and sliced up a sweet potato for baked sweet potato fries. Yummmm. I love my husband, but I think one of the strangest things about him is that he doesn’t like sweet potatoes! Who doesn’t like sweet potatoes?
Also, to my dismay, our Girl Scout cookie order was dropped off today… dum dum dum. I’m hoping since DH works from home he’ll eat most of them before I can be tempted. Hah. Also I’ll stash them in the freezer where a binge is less likely. My mouth is watering just thinking about the Samoas…