Weight Loss

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weigh-In and 9.5 miles

My weight this week is 174.8 which is 0.5 pound loss.  Better than a gain any day.  No real challenges this week, but I know I need to drink more water.

For our SacFit Saturday we did 9.5 miles.  It was a bit chilly starting out, but once we strayed moving it was a great morning.  Our little group stayed together until the aid station and two did not stop.  The rest of us finished strong.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weigh-In and SacFit Saturday

Current weight is 175.5.  That is up 1.3 pounds from last week.  Since I changed my day back to Saturday last week I actually started the week pretty badly.  Used a lot of points on Saturday and Sabrina (that would be 1./2 half of my followers) made a cake that we of course ate every night until it was gone.  Only 2 workouts also contributed.  As the great philosopher Pumbaa once said "Leave your behind in the past".  This week will be better.

SacFit Saturday was  a really good workout.  Missed having Jess along (the other 1/2 half of my followers), but I understand why she was not out there.  We did 8.5 miles today and they flew by.  At the end of the workout I felt like I could go a few more miles.  I am trying to keep my run intervals at a 12:00 pace so I don't wear myself before the end of the run.  Today that worked pretty well.  A few times I found I was going 10:00-11:00, but I was able to slow it down.  Previously I was doing a 9:30 quite a bit and that took it's toll towards the end of the workout.  I know at this point I need to gain stamina rather than speed so I can shorten the walk intervals and eventually lengthen the run intervals.  Overall pace was 14:43 which is good for a long run day.

The toughest part is doing the training, but not having any races for this season.  Too many conflicts for me to commit to a race, so I just look at it as advance training for the marathon training next season.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

SacFit Saturday

The day started out pretty chilly, but it was a great day for a workout.  We were scheduled to do 7 miles, but ended up doing 7.32 because of where we started and where the group was meeting.  Jess is having IT band issues so she joined our group for the workout.  She seemed to have a good time and her pace was about 30 seconds faster than when she is running with her regular group.  It was a bit breezy for the last few miles, but overall it was a very good workout.

After the workout I was able to have a nice cup of coffee and an apple while Sabrina did an 11 mile "test" bike ride to get used to trail riding for her triathlon training.  One of the ladies she was riding with a a problem with her bike chain and helped fix it to get them on their way.  They had a good ride and I got a nice cup of coffee.  Wins all around!

Weigh In Day

First of all I have decided to change my weigh-in day back to Saturday.

When I re-committed to the weight loss I made the weigh-in day to Sunday to coincide with Sabrina's weigh-in day.  In the past I always had problems with a Sunday weigh-in since the Saturday workouts/water intake/food eaten always messed with my weight so inevitable I would be up from Saturday morning.

I decided to give it a shot and I have been weighing myself on Saturday and Sunday since I recommitted.  I figured I would give it a few weeks to make sure the increase on Sunday was not a fluke.  Every Sunday I have increased by at least 1.5 pounds and today I was up by 3 pounds.  Needless to say I am switching back to Saturdays.  I know the Sunday weight gains are a false gain since I lose the gain over the next couple of days and then go below the Saturday weight.

Anyway, my weight for yesterday was 174.2 which is a loss of 2.6 pounds since last Sunday.  The loss from last Saturday is 1.3 pounds which is reasonable for a weekly loss.

That brings my total loss to 30.8 since I started and 3.7 pounds in the last three weeks.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weigh-In and SacFit Saturday

First, yesterday was SacFit Saturday.  Our group did 6 miles which I completed at an average 14:30 pace.  Still not where I want to be to do a sub three hour half marathon, but my speed is improving slowly.  Yesterday's workout was tough.  It was cold and my legs never really loosened up so I felt tight for the whole run.  The weather is warming up so this should not be a problem in a few weeks.

My weight today is 176.8.  That is a 0.2 gain from last week, but it is 1.1 pounds less than two weeks ago so that is still a win.  This week should be better since I am not starting the week by using all my flex points the first day.  Last Sunday we went out to dinner with Matt and Jess at the Pyramid Brewery and had dessert at Rick's Dessert Diner.  A very nice night, but it made the week challenging food wise.  A fair trade since the night out was definitely worth the temporary setback of a small gain.