Weekly Weigh-In

Well, it's that time of week again. This is going to be a very short post, because I need to get to bed, but I wanted to check in before doing so. It's been a really busy week, so I haven't had time to sit down and write about my first week in the Fight for Fitness program [spoiler alert: I'm having a blast!], but I'll hopefully be able to do that soon.

Oh, and I had to reinstall the comments system so those few comments that existed on the blog [that weren't spam] are sadly gone... I know, I know. That just means you'll have to write more now!

Anyway, today's weigh in... *drumroll* I'm down half a pound! Yeah, not that impressive, yada yada yada... but keep in mind that I never lose big the first week of a new fitness routine. It's one of those things that I expect. I've been doing a lot more strength training than usual, and my muscles have been sore and retaining a lot of water. Plus, we had a heat wave all week long, so I was going to retain water anyway. [Plus, if I'm being totally honest, the heat made me not want to eat the most healthy things. I stayed within my calorie range but too much of it was ice cream and other frozen foods.] Whatever, my body will catch up. I'm not too worried about it.

Actually, I'm downplaying it. I'm REALLY EXCITED about this half pound! Why? Let me tell you why. I've been playing with numbers between 176 and 183 for months now, but never getting below 176 [except for that one fluke day in March]. With getting down to 175.5, I feel like I've finally broken through. And, even that one fluke day, my recorded weight was 175.7 so today's weight is lower than that. Thus, it's the lowest it's been in at least three years [I think longer, but it's hard to say considering my avoidance of the scale for a couple years].

I celebrated by getting a new icon on my ticker.

Besides which, even if I hadn't had those specific markers to judge my progress by, a half pound is a half pound closer to my goal. With every pound [or half pound, even], it's that much easier to run. [Yes, I'm finally back to running after a month off to rest my knee, although I had to do so on the treadmill at the gym all week due to the heat.] I'm past 45 pounds lost. I'm excited about all of this!

Here's to another great week! Even better, hopefully, as I won't have to be dealing with the heat.