June Challenge – Week 1

On June 9, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

So I knew my daily posting wouldn’t last.  At least I’m honest with myself.

And really, I should have posted this yesterday, so I suck even more than usual.  Sue me.

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June Challenge – Days 3 and 4

On June 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Sorry I’m slow in getting my data up for Day 3.  I really have no excuse, really.

No food data for day 3 because I ate out twice, and there’s no way I could even guess.  So no.

Day 3 had me jogging 3.5 mi on the treadmill for 54:04 minutes (15:27 pace).  Then did some free weights afterwards.

Day 4 had me jogging (this was my distance day in case I don’t get to the gym today, which I think is likely the case) 4.79 mi for 1:12:47 (15:12 pace).

Today I have a support group meeting in Greenville, then probably some yardwork to do.  The gym is having one of their few closings to work on the floor (I use a 24hr gym) so that’s why I think it’s likely I won’t get to the gym in time.  We’ll see if maybe I get some work on the pavement tonight — but it’s REALLY hot and humid out and that really kills my NCS.

June Challenge – Day 2

On June 3, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Day 2 of the challenge and I (reluctantly) made it a complete rest day.

In fact, this is almost as close to my resting metabolic rate as you can get without me staying in bed all day long.  No activity worth noting on the unit, few steps, etc.  I took it very easy on my bronchitis-crappy lungs and on my sides that I still don’t know why hurt after just some of my runs (not stitches, these are over my hip bones).

I have to say, though, that patience is NOT my strong suit.  I’ve been fairly quiet today, as well, other than some errands and a doctor’s appointment.  But I do think a trip the gym is in order.  I don’t think a long run will happen, but I’m itching for some physical activity (and if you had told me that I would ever say that a few years ago when I weighed 320lbs?  I’d laugh at you.  Really laughed at you).  I just have to wait for the kids to go to bed.  Which should be happening VERY shortly.

I am slowly trying to increase my calories to see if that helps.  My scale, at one point in the day (yes, I’m OCD.. it’s one of my failings) did drop to 180.5 at one point, but I’m not certain if that was simply because edema was going away with the rest day yesterday or not.  Too soon to tell.

June Challenge – Start

On June 1, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

It’s the beginning of the June exercise challenge and I’m starting it off right.  I hope.

There are the totals for yesterday.  While they aren’t part of the challenge, I’m throwing them up anyway, along with my food for the day:

Exercise consisted of a 2.14mi walk with the family around Lake Wilson during the day, and then a 4.57mi slow jog at night, finishing with some arm free weights.

Start weight 182.5lbs.  Start body fat 32.6%.

The challenge, of course, will be to keep all of this up for a month.