Saturday, April 19, 2008

It's that day again...

That's right, it's weigh-in day and I really don't want to do it today. Really. Don't. But, it's all about being honest here on the JavaChick blog, so I guess I have to. Still don't wanna.

Weight: 143.9 (+1.4 lb)

That's right. I'm up 1.4 lb. Can I just say that I don't think that is a real gain? I've got that whole "time of the month" thing going on (which maybe you don't want to know, but I'm grasping for explanations here), and for the past week it has seemed like I just can't drink enough water, so I think that's where it's coming from. But I'm still not happy.

I suppose this is just adding to my general discontent with the whole situation, but...As you may know (if you read yesterday's post), I recently signed into my old Fitday account. At first I didn't even think of it, but it was inevitable that I would eventually see that the last weight I had tracked was 133 lbs. I don't know the date that I entered that weight, but my goal weight was set at 115 lb with a deadline of 12/25/2006.

Fitday will only show you a year of past data, but you can go to the calendar section and page back through the months. I did that yesterday and found that the last time I had regularly used my fitday account was the first half of 2006...Hmmm, let's see...In June 2006 I found out the office I had worked in for 7 years was going to be closed. Within a week of that information, I was out of a job and my life was turned upside down. I guess that's when I started to get out of the habit of journalling my food. Though, I still did manage to stay the same weight for about a year. Somehow at the end of last summer, it all went downhill.

Anyway, I almost hate to reset that weight info now, I guess because it's comforting to be reminded of where I used to be...But I will reset it because I am starting again.

On to the rest of this week's summary: 380 minutes of exercise (to put that in perspective, it averages out to roughly 1 hr per day over 6 days). I walked 11.25 miles, 2 of those miles were actually walked out of doors in warm, sunny, spring weather. I went slower on that outdoor walk, but it was the best walk of the week in terms of enjoyment. I also got in two strength workouts, 1 yoga and 1 Pilates workout. I may not be happy with my weigh-in this week, but I am happy with what I accomplished in terms of physical activity.

Now, I am going to do a nice relaxing yoga workout, then turn in for a good night's sleep.


Short n Sweet said...

hi there! keep your chin up! like you mentioned, there are things that seem to be working against you at this weigh in and i'm sure it does have some effects on your weight. hopefully the next weigh-in will have positive results.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, that damned time of the month! All that water weight. Hopefully next week will be better!
Go, you, for doing all that exercise! Wow!

Erin said...

Don't you fret - a setback is only a setback if you let it be :-) I don't know I'm trying to sound positive, lol.

But seriously, if anyone can do it - you can!!

oh and by the way - you've been tagged!!