Saturday, March 2, 2013

10 miles down

On Tuesday, I walked/jogged 1 mile just to get a mile in. Did one quarter mile warm up walk, jogged half a mile, and cooled down for one quarter mile. Jogging half a mile on the treadmill is SOOOO much harder than jogging half a mile outside! I just kept looking at the distance and time. When I'm outside I just go until I feel my body telling me it is time to walk. On the treadmill, I felt like it was time to walk before I had even jogged a quarter mile! Wow! I need to find a walking area near by!

Today I walk/jogged 3.4 miles outside. Actually, my pedometer stopped working about halfway through so I'm guessing. Next week, I'll do the same route and have a more accurate number. The great news is that I'm pretty sure I jogged half a mile twice during my walk! Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!

Also, I've made it through the first week without sugar. I've still allowed myself to have starches, fruit, and juice because I am going to gradually take some of those out. The first 4 days this week were SUPER hard. My work had candy and cookies, cake, and other goodies twice this week during those four days! I did NOT give in! Every time I want something sugary, either my husband asks or I ask myself how much I would pay for it. Let me tell you, the answer is NOT $10! Why $10? Because that is the deal I made with myself. $10 for every week without sugar. The first time I have sugar, I will pay myself the sum of all the weeks. I am also paying myself $2 for every pound I lose.

This week I lost 0.6 pounds. So my total money earned so far is $11.20.

Just to keep track, here are my stats.

Beginning: Feb 24th, 2013     Today: March 2, 2013
Weight: 213.8                               Weight: 213.2
Chest: 48.5"
Waist: 43"
Hips: 47.5"

Goals: Weight - 103-115 (based on three different calculation devices; it is just a number to motivate at this point); Chest - 39; Waist - 28 or less (I've learned that waist circumference is more important than weight), Hips - 36-38.

1 comment:

  1. WAY TO GO!!! I've got some catching up to do mileage wise! :S Great job on a week without sugar! And the weight lost! It gets easier I promise, the first week without sugar is the hardest. Keep up the great work, Spunk! Love you!