Weigh Day (week twenty-eight)

This week has really been something…I had some drama with my older daughter that landed us in the hospital for eight hours.  That also led us to a specialist at Children’s hospital for some neurological testing.  Scary stuff, really.  My younger daughter had to endure getting six shots this week for her four-year well child visit.  Also not fun.  I have been busting my butt to finish finals (due tonight by midnight), which will be the finish line of two years in college.  I cannot wait.

I also was able to spend some time with my bestie, Leslie, this week at the comedy club.  My trainer, Denise, switched up some of my routines…okay, all of my routines…at the gym this week.  I love that she listens to me.  Two weeks ago when I had that horrible 0.6 pound loss for the week, she knew it was time to switch some things up.  Great idea she had (and you will see why shortly).  I spent four days at the gym this week (and that is not even counting this afternoon when I go to see Denise).  That is one “extra” day than my normal, so life is good.

My new toy paid off this week.  I was happy to see my initial step count in the 9000’s…that happiness quickly dissipated, though.  Here is my “log” so far for the week:

Wednesday – 9206
Thursday – 6975
Friday – 11321 (yeah me!)
Saturday – 3832 (BOO!)

Saturday’s step count is super stinky, I know.  That is the product of me sitting in my office chair pretty much *all* day trying to finish up my accounting final.  I will likely spend majority of this day parked in this very chair as well; however, I know today’s count will be better.  I know it because I will be spending part of my afternoon with Denise…and she will keep these feet moving.

The last mentionable thing that happened this week was I started physical therapy again.  I can only hope a few more weeks of attention on this right ankle will get me out of this brace (and stop the pain in that darn ankle).  I injured it last March, so I am inching up on an entire year of discomfort with this stupid ankle.  What I wouldn’t give to have it all better…like now.

Alright…so, on to weigh in.  Can I just say that when I weighed myself this morning it shocked me so much that I actually weighed myself three times.  Yeah, I know.  So, on the scale was 240.2 which is a 4.2 pound loss from last week!  Crazy, right?!  That brings my total weight loss to 74.8 pounds in 28 weeks!  Let me just say I love Denise…again.  I doubt I would have seen such a dramatic loss without her switching up my rountines and pushing me hard.  Excellent.

GOAL TRACKER:
34 days
15.2 pounds

Do you vary your workout routines?  If so, how often do you switch things up?  Do you notice a “bigger-than-usual” drop in your weight during the week you change things?  If you do not switch your routine up, why not?

-Erica

11 responses to “Weigh Day (week twenty-eight)

  1. I don’t change up my routines that much, but I do make sure I am pushing myself harder on a regular basis on them. As to the weekly weighs, yeah the big ones come once in a while and are nice surprises – I wacked in a 6 pounder one week when completely not expecting it. (and often they surprise ones come after periods of lower losses)

    • J, I think you’re absolutely right about pushing harder if you choose not to switch up the workouts. This is probably the one major problem with people who workout long-term, if I had to guess anyway.

      A 6-pound week would be seriously welcomed for me right now…since I’m wondering if that birthday goal is going to be a reality for me. Although, I doubt I will see any huge losses like that following the 4+ pounds I lost this week. It was surprising to me, though…a good surprise, no less. 🙂

      -Erica

  2. I hope your daughter is okay:)

    • Awww – thanks, Karen. We actually don’t know if she’s okay yet or not…which is the hardest part (as her mother). She had a spell on Tuesday morning in which her vision was completely clouded by big “circles of color overlapping” (as she described it) followed by her collapsing into a heap on my floor. When I went to pick her up, her entire body became rigid for about 20 seconds. Although it seemed like a lifetime to me, she was probably unconscious about a minute and a half…give or take. Scary stuff, though. Hopefully neurology will get her in quickly, but I am still waiting to hear from them. In the meantime, I’m walking on egg shells hoping for that to be a one-time deal. 😦

      -Erica

  3. I’ll be thinking of you & your daughter – that is scary. I’ll add to your hope that it is a one-time deal.

    • Thanks, Andie. Of course, I spoke with neurology today and there is a problem with the referral from her Dr’s office. So, now I get to sit here and wait for that to be straightened out (supposedly no later than tomorrow morning). Waiting can be so frustrating, though. 😦

      -Erica

  4. Wow, that is scary to hear about with your daughter. I hope you hear positive news and I also hope that was a one time occurence. And as far as your weigh in?! Congrats, that’s freaking amazing! Almost 75 lbs in 28 weeks..holy crow! 🙂

    • I’ll tell you, Charity, I was not expecting that kind of progress…not even close, honestly. If I am being completely honest I half expected never to get below 280 again when I first started. For some reason I just thought I absolutely *could* not get below that number – LOL Now I’ve got my sights set on 225 for the first time in nearly 10 years! Craziness!

      It is certainly challenging (some days more so than others), but it absolutely can be done with the right plan, determination, and a great support system! 🙂 Thanks for being part of mine!

      -Erica

      • Oh, you’re welcome! I’m just glad to be back involved in my blogging and keeping myself accountable. I know I can do this. I’ve done it before, but this time I’m doing it the healthy way! 🙂 And, I’m so glad I stumbled onto your blog!
        It will be interesting to see when I get my gadget in how many steps I take a day. I’m pretty excited about that…hope it’s not sucky. But, I’ve been trying to walk at least a mile to two miles a day..so that should put me up there. Have I mentioned I’m excited about being your walking buddy? Lol. Thank you again by the way..that excitement is another thing keeping me motivated!

      • Charity,
        Hopefully you’re toy arrives today, Love. I can’t wait for you to try it out. I have only gone over 10,000 steps one day since I got it (so far), but now that I’m finished with school I expect myself to pick it up and knock it out…every single day. 🙂

        -Erica

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