Thursday, April 22, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 7 Progress

Workout wise this week:
4/10: Isabelle's birthday and I went too close to have eaten so only treadmill for 20 min. and 200 calories burned
4/11: Day of Rest
4/12: Elliptical for 40 min. and 400 calories burned
4/13: Elliptical for 30 min. and 300 calories burned
4/14: Elliptical for 47 min and 452 calories burned
4/15: Elliptical for 41 min and 402 calories burned
4/16: No workout :( - worked from 7:30 am - Midnight
4/17: Elliptical for 42 min and 400 calories burned
4/18: Treadmill for 38 min and 400 calories burned
4/19: Elliptical for 39 min and 400 calories burned

I only missed 1 day while at our event because I had to work until Midnight and because of some issues I had to handle Thursday night and was up until 1:30 am. I was beat and just couldn't do it on the 16th. I took that as my day of rest and ended up working out on Sunday which I don't usually do but I worked until 5 pm that day anways and figured I might as well work out and just kill my sabbath all the way around. :) I do what I can when I'm away.

Now that I'm back in my own gym I'm trying to up my burn to 450-500 every day. So far so good.

Diet Wise:
Between Isabelle's birthday, my parents being in town and then going away on business for 6 days man was it tough. I made good choices though and kept a log of everything I ate. I input everything when I got back from my trip and had some higher days and lower days. It is so tough to know what you are eating calorie wise when you don't cook it yourself and have no nutritional information. I think I did pretty well though and stayed away from all desserts and upped my vegetable intake when I could and stuck to chicken pretty much as my protein.

Results: 4 pounds. Overall 22 pounds.

I am so happy especially considering battling not knowing calorie wise what I was eating. I am so proud of myself for working out when I was tired and getting up early a few days before going down to work the event. I am especially proud of myself on Monday that I got up at 6 am to get to the gym before leaving for the airport at 8 am. I knew it would be a long day and difficult to get a workout in after landing and wanting to spend time with the kids.

I'll blog again on Saturday but I weighed myself on Tuesday morning so I'm just hoping for 1 pound within the 5 days. I'm so close to 25 and 30 pounds!!

Big Thanks: A big thanks to my parents for coming for Isabelle's birthday and then extending their trip 3 days so they could take care of the kids. Jordan has an unexpected work trip come up that overlapped mine. He was gone from Sunday-Friday and I was gone Wednesday-Monday. It was crazy with all the logistics, but I think my parents and the kids had fun. So glad to be back!


LKC said...

Way to go, Karin!

Heather said...

You are some very organized people. Good work!