Monday, August 25, 2014

AM: 8/25/14

I'm back!!!!!

I feel like I've been in the twilight zone for the last few days! It was new student move-in and orientation at the university I work for this past week and I've worked the last seven days straight- including a few 16 hour days. Plus, we celebrated Matthew's birthday and we attended a "welcome back" picnic at work- lots of food and weird hours!

My eating and working out routines were totally disrupted and I am feeling kinda crappy about how this week ended up. I did get my five workouts in and I did get to a Weight Watchers meeting this week but I went waaaaaaay over my points and started this week with a balance of -27. Boo. And my weight stayed exactly the same as last week. Double boo.

Monday- 2 mile walk
Tuesday- 45 minute run
Wednesday- 20 minute toning band DVD
Thursday- 45 minute run
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 9 mile run, 12:29 pace
Sunday- Rest day

Total mileage: 18.8 miles

This week's nutrition was all over the place. I ate quite a few times at our campus dining hall including midnight breakfast- it was pretty delicious; I haven't had a hash brown patty in months!

I was able to sneak down to Panera between work events and grab a full sized Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich. It was the perfect blend of protein, carbs, and yum to help fuel me through a busy week.

For Matthew's birthday, we ate at a ridiculously good barbecue place, Redd's Smokehouse BBQ in Carlisle, PA. The portions were so big that I actually got THREE full meals out of one dinner. And it was completely worth the points.

Breakfast, mint chocolate whoopie pies, dining hall salads, BBQ, and Napa Almond Chicken Salad.

157.2 pounds as of 8/19/14 weigh-in.
-0 from last week.
-33.2 since January 2013.
-43.6 since heaviest: 202 in 2005.

Update on summer goals:
At the beginning of June, my Weight Watchers leader had us write down our goals for the summer and I'm happy to report that I've met all three-

  • Weigh 160 pounds or less.
  • Earn at least 20 Activity Points each week.
  • Attend a Weight Watchers meeting each week.

No matter what the scale looks like on Wednesday (my weigh-in day) from this crazy week I've had, I am proud of what I've been able to accomplish this summer. This is the first summer in a long time where I felt like I was able to stay on track, both with eating and exercising, and I am hopeful the fall season will be just as productive and healthy.

QOTD: What word would you use to describe your summer?


  1. Awesome job meeting all of your summer goals! Love that you're focusing on how great your summer has been from a big picture view rather than focusing in on a specific bad week.

    1. That's the only way I can get through the crappy weeks! :-)

  2. It's awesome that you maintained after such a bad week and didn't gain! And you should be proud of what you accomplished this summer!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Since I weighed in on Tuesday this past week and my crappy week was Wednesday and on, we'll see how I actually did. Since my weigh in is a different day then when my "week" starts, it kinda throws off the "week." I'll find out if I gained tomorrow- ugh. But it'll be ok even if I did :-)