Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 8 - First Weigh In

The results are in!  My first official weigh-in is 342.5, for a loss of 5.5 pounds.  Not bad for the first week!  I am really happy.  I am not sure I’ve ever lost so much weight in one week before.  Hopefully, this is just the beginning, and each week will be a good weigh in.
It was a pretty good day, too.  I started out with water aerobics.  I had hoped to stay and swim some laps after class, but it didn’t quite work out that way.  It was probably a good thing, because I was pretty tired after the class.  I did manage to fit in a 4 mile walking video and a 25 minute yoga dvd.  For just over 2 hours ofv exercise for the day.  So, it was definitely a good exercise day.

It was also a great food day.  Steve made a meatloaf to have for dinner, with lots of leftovers for the week.  And, I deiled a dozen eggs.  The refrigerator is stocked with a ton of veggies, and I have more organic veggies coming in this week.  The only down side was that we couldn’t grill because of the rain.  So, one task saved for tomorrow.  Other than that, meal planning and prep is done for the week.
Although my knees are still pretty sore, I think I am noticing a small uptick in overall energy.  I’ve been able to do more chores around the house and generally be more active than I have been all week.  So, I am optimistic that the fatigue might be fading and I can start to do more than just exercise and recover!

The day isn’t quite done yet.  I still have to go into the hyperbaric chamber with Michael and get him to bed.  Then there is laundry to fold and other exciting tasks.  But, I think I am going to sleep well tonight and dream of a successful first week.


  1. Great job! Your knees are just letting you know they appreciate the effort :D Have a great night and Sunday!

  2. Thanks Coli! My knees are feeling a lot better today. I think backing off on the elliptical and bikes for a couple days is helping. The water and walking are much more gentle on my joints!

  3. I decided to challenge myself last week and did short workouts on the stair climber at the gym. Holy canoly that's hard! but I did so much longer than I EVER thought I would. 7 minutes the first day, 8 the second and third (well, the third day it wouldn't work for me, so it was technically my 4th workout of the week that I did my 3rd stairclimber workout LOL). But I remember back to when I couldn't do even 5 minutes on the elliptical and now I do 45 minutes without even thinking about it. Our bodies are amazing things when we treat them right! Hugs!

  4. That's wonderful! And you're right, our bodies can really surprise us. I think my body is remembering back to my curves days when I could do a curves workout and then follow it up with a 5 mile walking video. For fun! But, I will get back there. That's wny I am fighting so hard. And you are definitely a good influence. Thank you!