Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Weekly Check-In: Down and Dirty in 30 Week 1

What a great start to the challenge. I really needed this little kick in the butt to get back in gear. Thank you, thank you, thank you to my team the Queens of the D&D! It was a huge help to me to have a team out there depending on me.
Starting weight: 210
Week 1: 207.1
Total Loss: 2.9 lbs
Goal for Challenge: 200
Pounds to go: 7.1
I am really excited. This is a great start and I really needed to get back on track. I was slowly slipping the wrong way on the scale and hating it. My lowest weight was around 170 and I would love to get back there. This is a great kick off to that goal. I am so pumped. I have gotten back to my c25K training, week 5 day 2, 8 minutes runs, OMG! What scares me more than that is a 20 minute run by the end of the week. But I did meet a huge goal this week already, I ran/walked 3 miles Monday. It felt great, and it happened kinda by accident. I got on the treadmill to do my c25k and when I was done with the intervals, I felt so good I wanted to add another one, the next thing I knew I had hit 3 miles. I know that it isn't good to go beyond the training guidelines and I won't push the envelope that far again, but I think for my personal moral I needed to show myself that I could do it. To get beyond the fear. It was a very empowering experience. I find myself actually getting almost excited to do a run now. I mean there is still that little bit of dread that oh gosh I am going to sweat and smell bad and be tired, but the feeling of accomplishment when I am done is awesome.
I have also started backing my lunch and snacks for work so that I can be sure to have something good for me, or at least not fast food, and I can track things much better when I take time to measure. Thank goodness for summer and fresh veggies too. I was just complaining to my sister on Sunday that I wished I had planted a garden this year cause the cucumbers are coming in and I hate to buy them when if I had planted them I would have more than I could stand right about now. Wouldn't you know it if I didn't get a bag from Kris' grandma and then today I got some more from a friend of mine. Yeah!!
So how was yuor week?! do tell! And make sure to check out how the rest of the sisterhood did.


  1. Great loss this first (half) week, Carrie! Yay! Keep up the great work!

  2. Holy cow, Carrie, almost 3 pounds!!!!!!!!! That is fabulous :) Don't worry about that 8 min run-you've totally got this!

  3. Yay for your loss and your empowering run! You can do it! And bringing my lunch always is the a good strategy when losing!

  4. Sounds like you're doing awesome, Carrie! YAY! I had a great loss this week too, and it does SO much for my mind and keeps me motivated. Congratulations on the awesome runs you've been doing. You'll ROCK that 20 minute run, don't worry!!