Over the last 9 weeks I have been on a plateau. I have gone up and down with each week. In net I have been losing weight, but at a snail’s pace. This week, hopefully, things changed. Today I weighed-in at 223.6 pounds. That is a whopping 3.8 pound loss from last week. My total weight loss is now 121.4 pounds. So, with this weigh-in I have reached another decade of weight loss. I have lost 35.2% of my original body weight.
This past week week I focused on hitting my Weight Watchers points every day. My activity was also very good – I hit the gym 4 days out of 5 this work week. And at work I have been averaging about a mile a day in extra walking. All of it came together for a good week despite the Easter feast last weekend.
For the week ahead I plan more of the same. I will be tweaking my workout routine – finally. Last summer, in answer to a walking challenge, I got away from using the stationary bike. This past week I got back to a 51% / 25% mix of my time at the gym between the treadmill and bike. I intend to get that back to at least a 50/50 split, if not swing it a bit in the direction of the bike. Also, I have been researching some weight training routines. If I find one I like, I will mix that in 2X per week, with the bike/treadmill at 3X per week. Weekends will be for rest, working around the house, or hiking.
A new friend on facebook challenged her friends to so something just for themselves yesterday. I had been thinking about it for a long time, and I finally decided to get these beauties:
That is a brand, spanking new pair of Merrell OrthoLite, Air Cushion hiking boots. Camping season starts next weekend, and I intend to incorporate hiking into as many of our trips as I can. Because many of our hikes are on groomed trails, I wanted a good pair of boots to keep my feet safe and comfortable. Last night I splurged and got them. I’ll be breaking them in with a few neighborhood walks this week,, then they will become a staple of my weekend, and summer camping experience!
That’s it for me. How are you doing this week? Drop me a note below and let me know!