February 02, 2011

Power of One Check-in Time!

Let's go ahead and get the numbers thing out of the way.

Challenge start: 137

Last week: 136
This week: 137.6

Power of One Challenge
On the exercise front, I went almost an entire week without exercising.  The morning of my mom's surgery (last Monday) I did the Shred (level).  Then Tuesday I went to stay with her after work, and Wednesday I took her to the doctor and we hung out all day.  Blah,blah, blah, blah, blah.  One thing after another happened until it was the next Monday and I'd gone 6 days without a single workout.
Thankfully it was a gorgeous day and I got outside for a walk.  Then I did the same yesterday.  And today I have a lunch date with a friend for spin class. 
I promised myself that after the marathon I would give myself 2 months to just exercise, not train.  I'm trying to make the most of it.  Sure walking isn't the most challenging exercise I've ever done, but I enjoy it.  Especially on a warm, sunny day. 
That freedom also gives me the opportunity to participate in this years Olympic games.  I've already signed up for quite a few of the challenges.  I hope to medal in at least one activity in the next week an a half, but I don't really have high hopes for myself over all.

If you haven't already, don't forget to check out all the different challenges you can participate in for the Sisterhood Olympics!  I'm trying to put together a team for the 4 mile relay.  I'm looking for 3 other people to join me, then each of us will take 1 mile.  Let me know in the comments if you're interested.

Okay that's all the standard stuff.  Most of which was typed up yesterday.

So now let's get to the heart of it.


I knew I hadn't lossed this week.  I knew that I'd probably gain.  I was okay with that.  Looking back, I can't point to one thing I wish I hadn't eaten.  One indulgence that I would have put back.

Maybe a bit more movement would have helped, but I'm really not disappointed in myself for that either.

I was fine with all of it until this morning.  When I got dressed knowing that I was going to get on the scale.  Knowing that I wasn't going to like what it had to say.

The logical answer is don't weigh.  I know that.  But I also know that the last time I chose that route, I gained 10 pounds.  I can't gain 10 pounds from this point - I'm already at my highest recorded weight.

Then again I'm tired.  Have been tired all week.  I don't know if I'm trying to fight a bug off or something, but I fell asleep at 8:30 last night.  I just couldn't keep my head up any more.

With his wife asleep early and having total control of the TV what does my husband choose to watch?  A CNBC special about some investment fraud scandal.

We're a wild and crazy bunch I'll tell ya!

Back to the point of all this.  (There is a point right?)  When my alarm went off 10 hours later I was still exhausted and had to drag myself out of be.  I'm tired.  So maybe my moodiness re: my weight is just a byproduct of feeling physically drained.

Before you say it - no I'm not pregnant.  I promise. 

I'm going to try to not read too much into it.  Not binge because I'm depressed.  Not run to manic exercise to try and burn extra calories.  I'm gonna try to let it ride, but its not gonna be easy.

Hopefully you had a more productive week than I did.  I'll be visiting to see how you did shortly!


  1. It's perfectly normal not to loose this week (and to even gain alittle) when you dont get exercise in. You probably also maybe nibbled here or there and between the both it totally contributed. It's happened to all of us. it's a balancing act. We all have those bad weeks. Just take the bad and now put it out there and say NEXT WEEK WILL BE BETTER..and then GO FOR IT !

  2. i understand frustration, etc. i think the commenter above is absolutely correct -- it's all about balance :) this week will even out last week.

  3. Do you think you need to have your anemia checked? How long has it been since you have bloodwork done? You should prolly stay on top of all that! OK, enough of the "mom" speech...I think you're doing great. You enjoyed what you ate over the past week, and it only bothered you when you had to get on the scale. That's good, right? You weren't beating yourself up all week!!

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  5. I'm so sorry Brooke. I'm going along the same lines as Amy.. When was the last time they checked your blood? You've done a lot of intense training the past few months with your Marathon. I don't think it would hurt to do another blood draw to check it out.

    I know you are going to get back into the swing of things. You already have a few things planned out. You are going to rock the Olympics and I'm sure you will get a medal.

    p.s. are you SURE you're not pregnant ;) *snicker*

    p.s.s. I'm not sure how I deleted my original comment but I did. I'm special.

  6. Just keep looking forward! We are gonna do this -- cuz that is just the way WE ROLL!☺

  7. not loosing weight is so frusterating, but stay positive and keep at it!

  8. I'm on my 2nd snow day today, so I'm having a hard time being productive!

  9. A bump up isn't surprising with the lack of exercise (especially considering how much you were working out a few weeks ago to train for your marathon). You will be fine.

    And I agree about getting your bloodwork checked, just to be on the safeside.

  10. I wish I could say my week has been productive. I have been sick and pretty much not aloud to talk. I did try the dry erase board thing and that didn't work but the paddle sure got their attention. JK. I only had to break it out and the boys took off running doing what ever I asked of them!

  11. I didn't have the greatest week, either... but we'll get through this. :)

    OH, and I want to do the relay with you...I've been thinking about signing up for the Olympics, but not really sure if I can do too many of the events.

    I think I could handle the relay... if you want me on your team. :)

  12. Ok..Im gonna say it again (just in case you didn't get it the other 5 or 6 times) head to dr and get yourself checked out! Your counts could be off just enough to make you tired but not anything else to make you think something is up!

  13. Woman, you've had a rough week. You're doing fine. Love you!

  14. I also agree that it is definitely about balance so don't beat yourself up too much. Rest up and see the doc if needed. Feel better soon!

  15. Sorry to hear about your week. Mine was bad too, but it is my own fault, wish I could learn to say no to the sweets a little easier. Here's to looking forward and leaving the past behind us.

  16. All things considered, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Your schedule was completely out of whack and you were a caregiver. That's stressful, man!

    That being said, I think with your history, you definitely need to get your blood checked.

  17. Sounds like you got a lot of good advice. We all have ups and downs in our energy. Take care of yourself and hopefully this upcoming week will be a bit better!


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