Saturday, September 19, 2009

Weekly Update Number 3

This post can be also called, Flu is not conducive to Weight Loss or I Hate being Sick.

It seems as if all the new found energy went out the window and I am really frustrated. I know things like this take time and I must be patient, but I am not the most patient person in the world. Just being honest here.

So let's get on with this week's run down.

1. Exercise: Besides the monster walks I took on race day, which probably equal to a whole weeks full of exercise...I did a big, fat nothing. I was a couch potato. Me and my blankie got to know each other really well. I had been hoping to start the couch to 5k program this past week, but have decided to put that off until my lungs are clear...which they are not.

2. Healthy Eating: Not really super healthy, but not fact there hasn't been much eating going on at all because of all the meds I have been taking. I did have a couple of Sprites to bolster my sugar levels, but I am back to water and tea only.

3. Water: Some, but not as much as usual.

4. Self Talk and Stress: Really bad self talk because of the frustration factor and the stress was pretty high all week. It made me mad that after a perfect race experience, I was down flat on my ass with the flu.

So, while I sit here and whine about the fact that I didn't have a great week and feel at the optimum of physicality, I will relish in the fact that I did not gain any weight. I actually lost. Start Weight was 261.4 and today's weight is 254.4 for a total weight loss of 7.0 pounds gone forever. I also need to remind myself that this is still on the high side of typical and healthy results!! It has been proven time and time again that an average weight loss of 2 pounds per week is better for permanent weight loss success.

I hate it when my right brain argues with the left side.

Have a great week everyone and keep up the awesome work!!


  1. 7 pounds! That is huge Marlene! But I am sorry you have the flu. That sucks. Just keep on the liquids. Hope you feel better soon. I am proud of you for sticking with it as best you can while being sick. That says a lot about your commitment! we come!

  2. I think you did awesome this week. Just let me even think about being sick and a M&M milkshake is calling my name!

    Get those lungs clear and watch out 5k, here she comes!!

  3. 7 lbs is awesome!!! I love to give it a visual, so visualize a gallon of water just shy of full.....that's 7 lbs!! (pick one of those up and carry for a few minutes, it's startling how heavy it is)

    I think you need to cut yourself some slack - you've been really sick this week and you need to take care of yourself before you worry about exercising or anything that can compromise your getting better.

  4. STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!! For crying out loud, you have been SICK! Once you feel better, you can resume, but don't try to do it too soon. We need you healthy and happy!!!

    When I'm sick, all I want is chicken noodle soup and orange juice. I don't give a rat's patooty about being healthy!!!!

    Hope today finds you on the road to recovery. Seven pounds?? AWESOME!!!

  5. Wow good job! love the blog keep us posted :)