Well, to start with, I gained another 1.2 pounds this past Saturday.
I totally deserved the gain, though. I loosely tracked my points and did NO exercise whatsoever.
I WILL have a loss this week, though. (Or at least a break even.)
I've already started out great. Although all for my flex points are gone for the week (not intentional), I tracked every point I ate over the weekend and even walked 45 minutes on Sunday.
I got up early Monday morning and went running outside. YAY!!! It's finally warm enough to run outside again. Well, it was 50 degrees, but that's plenty warm enough, right?
I met a friend from work and ran with her. I've been having the hardest time exercising on Monday mornings. I don't know what it is about Monday mornings, but that bed is way too comfy to get out of.
I ran kinda slow for the first 30 minutes (heart rate between 140 and 145) and then kicked it in gear and really pushed for the last 30 minutes (heart rate between 165 and 170).
I burned 1,050 calories!!
I've NEVER burned that many calories from one session of exercise before!
One thing that might have helped was I set up my heart rate monitor last week so it is now linked to my gender and weight. I manually punched in my heart rate zones to be accurate to The Eat Clean Diet, Body By God and The Seven Pillars of Health, and alot of other articles and websites that have all agreed on the method of setting the zones. So it will be interesting to see what kind of calories I burn the next time I run.
That's right, I haven't ran since Monday morning. Yesterday, I have no excuse. This morning, I woke up from the absolutely most relaxing night's sleep I've had in months. I've been so cold (constantly) lately and especially at night (well, especially all the time, actually). So last night I put an extra blanked, doubled over top of me, on the bed. I was so warm and comfy. Oh my goodness what a great nights sleep.
So this morning when the alarm went off, I naturally didn't want to wake up. But then I laid there having an argument with myself. "Get out of bed, Cara!" "But it's way too comfy!" "Get out of bed you lazy bum!" "But what if something happens to me in the dark?" The argument went on. I finally talked myself into staying in bed and not running because I was afraid someone would jump out of the trees and attack me. I even fell back asleep for a few minutes and actually dreamt that someone attacked me while I was running. Now I'm completely freaked out about running by myself.
Hubby promised he'd get up and go with me in the morning. I sure hope he does. I really need to exercise. So far, I'm up about a pound from last week's weigh in. And I know if I don't exercise, no amount of restraint and sticking to my 22 points is going to work.
P.S. I wore my belt again today. I just can't resist wearing that thing as much as possible.
Oh, yea, and Laurie, if you're reading this, I heard you have your own blog, now. I'd love to stop by and visit. If you leave me a comment, I'll automatically be able to find your blog by clicking on your name. Or you can email the link to me (if you want to): carashow at gmail dot com.