Last week when I weighed-in I was at 225.8 pounds. That was a 5.0 pound increase from the week before. I wasn’t too happy. On Monday, after some questionable weekend eating and drinking, I stepped on the scale and was at 230.0. I was inconsolable. For the rest of the week I committed to doing things right.
Today I weighed-in at 220.8, or an official 5.0 pound loss from last week. I am back to my lowest weight since starting this blog.
This week I obsessed. I drank every drop, recorded all my food and stayed the course. Because I had tweaked my knee doing Zumba, I slowed my workouts for the week. Bottom line is I got a good result.
On the one hand, I shouldn’t have obsessed about a single point-in-time weigh-in. I should have trusted that what I am doing is right. On the other hand, I had gotten away from religiously tracking, and I am back to that again. So for the coming week I intend to continue to track correctly, but not to be so darn hard on myself.
On the topic of Zumba. It’s not for me. I tried it, and actually enjoyed the sessions, until I hurt myself. With my knees, it simply isn’t worth the risk. The other thing I noticed is that I didn’t come away completely soaked in sweat. I told my wife after the last one that I’d have been better off on the treadmill or bike at the gym. I’d have gotten a better workout and not tweaked my knee.
My knee is doing much better now. For last weekend it was sore, and I did cut back my daily workout and walking routines. If it continues to improve, I’ll get back to normal in another week or so.
Next Tuesday I am getting my last two wisdom teeth pulled. So, if there are any words of wisdom you want from me, now is the time to get them! I expect that with my soft foods diet next week, I should do just fine on the scale. But if not, I promise not to obsess about it (no those are not my fingers crossed behind my back!)
Because my knee was hurting last weekend, I didn’t end up doing anymore exercise walking. So, I ended up at 121.5 miles for the May Movement Challenge. I had dozens of people tell me that they completed the challenge as well. Some who didn’t think they could do 100 miles in a month were pleasantly surprised that they were able to still get it done. To all of you who participated in that challenge, I say congratulations. This month I am trying to keep my own streak alive, and walk 100 again. But I am not going at it with as much intensity, partly due to the knee issues, and partly due to the wisdom teeth.
Until next time…