Monday, February 21, 2011

Weigh In #3: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: 4 Weeks to a Better You

Okay, I said last week that I was surprised that I had lost weight.  That was nothing compared to the shock of stepping on the balance board and doing my body test today.  I didn't exercise for the last three days because of the foot pain I mentioned last Wednesday in my Power of One/New You post.  I did something to my foot last week while exercising and was having quite a problem even walking.  I got so I was walking on the inner part of my left foot and was so tense that it hurt quite badly.  Yesterday I was going to exercise, but I feel I may have made it worse because I did still do some exercise a couple of times last week after I injured it, and I think that is part of what made it worse.  So last night, on the advice of my son I decided to take one more day off.  I have found that if I spread my toes while putting my foot down it feels a lot better.  It is definitely less swollen today, and this is after exercising for over an hour.  I couldn't do my weigh in with out exercising first!!
So this is how last week looked for me:
I did a bunch of Free Stepping but I avoided the height extender after trying it and having my foot hurt worse. Oh, and the height extender was a big no-no for the boxing.  So not near the intensity of last week.

Today I did my DVD following the lady doing the low intensity workout.  I think I will be able to do that level until my foot is better.

I have avoided any exercise that requires me to stand on one leg.  I had done the Jackknife before but it was giving me headaches.  Am trying it again.

This is last week's weight.

On Wednesday I was down a little more.

Today's weight.

I love it when the graph goes DOWN!!

Starting weight Plus Size Bloggers Challenge: 248.2
Previous Weight: 241.2
Today's Weight: 238.5
Weight Loss This Week: 2.7 pounds
Total Loss Since started Challenge: 9.7 pounds
Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 23.4

Last week I was hoping for no setbacks.  Even with the injured foot, I still lost 2.7 pounds.  I am feeling better than I did yesterday, when I was so upset I thought I was going to gain weight.

What I think helped this week:
Even though I missed a couple of days of exercise I stayed away from the sweets.  I also added drinking a cup of green tea a day and have done better drinking my water before meals.  I have been eating salads just about everyday for at least one meal.  I also stopped eating the additional sweet cereal after the healthy cereal like the girls do.  Guess it helped that I was sick yesterday and only ate toast and applesauce for lunch.  Though I did eat what the rest of the family was eating for dinner.  

Here's definitely hoping for no setbacks this week.  Planning on exercising everyday somehow, even if I can't do the same intensity.  I have less than a pound to go to reach the 10 pound goal for the month!

Looking forward to seeing how everyone else did.  I am trying to stop by everyone's blog and add you to my blog list.    


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  2. Great job on the weight loss! Keep it up!

  3. What a loss!! Great job!! Hope your foot feels better soon!