Monday, July 28, 2014

AM: 7/28/14

Hello and happy Monday!

If you follow me on facebook or twitter, then you already know- I had a big loss on the scale this week: 3.4 pounds! Your body can be super weird when you're trying to lose weight. Last week, I gained unexpectedly and this week I lost a heck of a lot more than anticipated- usually I only lose .5 to 1 pound a week. I'm really proud of myself for not letting a gain throw me off- the "old" me would have probably spiraled out of control and ended up gaining more. I think I'm finally starting to have a better relationship with food. 

In other news, I got a great treat in the mail- a Panera gift card from the Akron Marathon and Panera! As part of Team Panera, I got a gift card to help fuel my training. How awesome is that?! They are also sending a shirt for me to wear on race day- I'll post pictures as soon as it comes in!

Stats for 7/21- 7/27

Monday- 45 minute dance-cardio DVD
Tuesday- 45 minute speed workout at the track
Wednesday- 30 minute Pilates DVD
Thursday- 45 minute run
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 5k race, 2.5 easy miles
Sunday- Rest day

13.5 miles total

Training note- I'm really trying for sub-10:30 minute miles for my portion of the Akron Marathon Relay so Matthew has been kicking my butt coaching me in speed work at the track. It's not my favorite but I know it's necessary if I want to get faster.

This week can best be summed up with two of my favorite foods: 1. Deep-fried Oreos/Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. 2. Panera Everything Bagel with Roasted Veggie Reduced-fat Cream Cheese and cucumber slices. Yum. Both are high in Points Plus Values but that's what I love about Weight Watchers- I can have them, track them, and still stay dedicated to my plan and lose weight.

I have also eaten three (yes, three!) watermelon (Matthew helped) and made a new recipe with spaghetti squash, feta cheese, tomatoes, garlic, and onions- it was delicious!

160.0 pounds as of 7/23/14 weigh-in.
-3.4 from last week.
-30.4 since January 2013.
-42 since heaviest: 202 in 2005.

All in all, an awesome week!

QOTD: What's your favorite "indulgence" food?


  1. omg. Fried oreos and peanut butter cups... I want them now! :) Ok, sorry, lost my focus there. But congrats on your loss for this week! It is weird how some weeks it just drops all of the sudden! And good training week too!

    1. They were so, so good and so worth the splurge. And yes, weight loss can be super weird- and super frustrating at times. I've just got to learn to hang in there and try to look at the month as a whole, not just every week.

  2. Way to go, Sarah! That's great that you didn't let last week's gain ruin this week for you. Yummmm Panera! That's awesome that they sent you a gift card to help with your fueling plans. My weak spot is for Cheetoh Puffs... those dang, delicious things! Good for you for doing speed work at the track. That's something I'd really like to do sometime in the near future, but I find it very intimidating. Anyway, keep up the great work this week!

    1. Girl, I am SO intimidated by the track! This week there were TONS of college athletes out there running around and I felt like everyone was looking at me and how slow I was going. But rationally, I know that no one is looking at me and no one is wondering why I'm going so slow- they're worried about their own workout! It can be scary though but the best way to feel better about it is to just do it. I'm going to try and get to the track once a week- no matter how intimidated I am. I'm sure the more you go, the more comfortable you'll be with track workouts :-)

      And I LOVE the extra crunchy cheetohs. I can't have them in the house! :-)

  3. Congrats on the weight loss! Yeah, it's weird how some weeks your body can say, "OK, I'm going hold on to fat this week," and the next week say, "Here, you can have your loss from last week AND this week too," ha ha! I am over my goal weight range, and I have just one week to get back down or I have to start paying for WW again. So it's back to religious tracking for me!

    1. You can do it, Jennifer! I hear maintenance is harder than losing. Hopefully one day I'll know :-) Good luck!!

  4. Sarah, your Accountability Monday is very inspiring. I'm considering doing something similar on Facebook. Since we all know that Facebook is not private no matter what settings you choose, I would essentially be announcing my weight and progress to the world. I have 100 days to train for my first half marathon (WDW Wine and Dine), and I really want to lose 20 pounds to make running easier and to get back down to my ideal weight. You are an inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! It was a big step for me to actually put down the numbers in public! There's something so freeing though about letting people in- I've only received positive feedback and that helps fuel more dedication and commitment. By putting myself out there, it's helped me stay more accountable to myself- does that make sense?

      I'm running Wine and Dine too- it's such a wonderful race! I hope you love it! Good luck with your weight loss efforts- I know how much better I feel when I run now that I've lost some weight. You can do it!!! :-)