I haven't been posting Biggest Loser updates the last few weeks because I have been out of the office on Tuesdays and unable to weigh-in. I've been weighing myself on the scale we use on other days, though, and I'm just maintaining again. I'm glad I'm not gaining, but I need to lose still. I doubt I will win the challenge at work anymore (though it'd be awesome!). I'm sitting at 4.8% and there are three others ahead of me now at 6.2%, 7.1%, and 7.8%. So they'll be hard to catch... I'd have to lose at least 8 pounds in the next 2 weeks... and that is assuming they don't lose anymore. We'll see how it goes.
I feel like I'm starting all over again, since I've been out of it in terms of having an exercise routine and I've been drinking pop again for a few weeks. I'm starting out with some small goals each week to get me back on track again. This week, these are my goals:
1. Go all weekend without pop... I don't think this will be too hard since I don't really struggle with pop at home.
2. Limit pop during the week - no more than one per day and I'm aiming to go at least every other day without any.
3. Continue to eat breakfast each morning and come up with healthy, yet filling, mid-morning snacks. I used to be able to make it till lunch just having a cup of coffee and drinking lots of water. Now that I'm eating something for breakfast, I'm starving by 9:30am. So I have been trying to make sure I have healthy snacks on hand at my desk - raw carrots, string cheese, whole wheat crackers with peanut or cashew butter, bananas.
4. Do at least 30 minutes of exercise for three days in a row, followed by one day off, and then three days on. I'll also be alternating cardio days and strength days. I've still been getting in some walks and stairs at work, too, but I haven't listed those below. Here's my plan this week:
Sunday - stationary bike, 10 minutes; walk on treadmill (speed 4, incline 4), 20 minutes
Monday - benchpresses and arm curls
Tuesday - Zumba, 45 minutes
Wednesday - off
Thursday - box punching bag, 15 minutes; stationary bike, 15 minutes
Friday - pilates, 30 minutes
Saturday - kettlebells, 15 minutes; walk on treadmill (4/4), 15 minutes
Hopefully this will get me going again. I am starting small, but its better than doing nothing. Hopefully I can find my determination and motivation again. As much as I tried to not let it, being told that I cannot run (and therefore will not be able to do the 5k races I had planned in May and June) was a huge bummer for me. I still don't like it, but if its what I need to do to help my feet, then I'll have to do it. I'm still hopeful for the 5k Crim in August, but we'll see where I'm at in a month or two. If the injections and home therapy work and I can continue to lose weight, that will help my feet tremendously and will increase my chances of running again.