Back on track! Week 46 weigh-in

With the Holidays over I found myself back in familiar routines this week. Although I wasn’t at 100% for tracking food, I was much closer. My hydration improved, and I went to the gym 6 times for a total of 7 hours. I made progress on the Daytona 500km challenge, I even added the 1,000 extra step challenge. All that will be updated below.

First, though, this week’s numbers. Today I weighed in at 236.6 pounds that is a 4.8 pound loss since last week. My total weight loss is now at 108.4 pounds, or 31.4% of my original weight. I feel great this week, and I am getting excited to soon cross another decade of loss. I have been in the 100s since November 14th. With a good week this week I could finally cross 110 pounds lost.

The Daytona 500km challenge is going well. The challenge is to walk 500km between the end of the 2014 NASCAR season, and the beginning of the 2015 season. Here is my chart for the last 10 days:

daytonaYesterday I crossed past the 300km mark. I am now down to 189 to go with 38 days remaining. I need to average about 5km per day. I have been trying to do at least 6km on ever gym visit in case I miss a day.

This week I also started a challenge that was put up by a fellow blogger. Rachael challenged all of her readers to walk an extra 1,000 steps every day for a month.  I am not counting the steps I do for the Daytona 500km challenge in my totals below, so they are only the steps I take during the rest of my day. I have been consciously taking extra laps around the inside of my building at least twice a day. Here are my numbers so far:

stepsMy daily goal for this challenge is 5,000 steps. I have exceeded it every day so far. We will see how I do on the weekend. Two things that could slow me on weekend days are:

1. I don’t walk as much as I do when I am at work

2. I don’t always carry my phone with me.

To stay on track I will need to address both of those. But then, that’s why it is a challenge, right?

Yesterday my boss took our team out for a post-holiday lunch. We went to a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. I chose two soft, chicken tacos (no cheese). It came with rice and beans. During lunch I sat across from a woman who I found out is not only a fellow Weight Watcher, but also uses laps in the building for extra walking. I told her to let me know anytime she is taking laps and I will join her if I can. It will be nice to have a walking buddy from time to time. Who knows, maybe I will start up a walking challenge at work.

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