Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Weigh-In

The scale hasn't budged but I'm not freaking out about it. The new jeans that I bought last week already felt a little bigger when I put them on yesterday morning. I'm eating well and am on my way to meeting my fitness goals for the week. This morning was day four of cardio, the second day of running intervals of the week and I completed three days of strength training. Running is awful and so hard on the knees but my goodness, the endorphins are amazing! I actually look forward to running again on Monday morning.

I checked my fat percentage and it's at 37%. That's quite away from the 51% from last November. The Fat 2 Fit podcast had a great episode talking about how fat percentage is a much better tool for gauging a healthy weight vs. the antiquated height/weight ratio chart or the impossible BMI. Here is the link for the show notes for the Your Ideal Weight episode. I highly recommend listening that particular podcast, too. I'm aiming for the 25-29% range as my next big goal. I'm going to start doing a weekly tracking, Thursday night and posting it with the Friday morning weigh-in.

I'm off to fire up the juicer and then to work. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. I'm going to do a short walk early tomorrow morning and then get the house cleaned up and start on the few organizing projects I have lined up for this fall. Get out there and get some sun, rake some leaves or go for a walk!

6 comments:

  1. Andra, I found your blog today while snooping around the health blogs after signing up for blogcatalog. I have been trying to do a similar thing as you--losing this fat suit by diet, exercise, and mind change while blogging about it--starting 123 days ago. I'm only down 15.6 pounds (beginning at 349 pounds, yikes!), but at least it's something! I look forward to your take on this difficult journey, and drawing up all the inspiration I can "fit in" hehe. I found your story even more interesting when I read that you're an RN as I am an RN in training. ;) I have one year to go for my BsN if I don't get burnt out. Best wishes in your healthy endeavours, and I'm looking forward to reading your blog! e

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  2. Hi - congrats on another great week. You deserve all of your success! I'm ready to begin juicing - I even have the Jack LaLanne power juicer so I'm in good shape - and seeing your post with the servings divided up into bags was particularly helpful. I'm still unsure how to actually begin - do you juice once a day? Twice? As part of breakfast? Any specific juice guidance you can give would be really appreciated.. there's lots of stuff online, but much of it is for people who are juicing ONLY, and I'm hoping to add it to what I'm already doing, perhaps replacing a breakfast or something. Thanks so much!

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  3. Hi - congrats on another great week. You deserve all of your success! I'm ready to begin juicing - I even have the Jack LaLanne power juicer so I'm in good shape - and seeing your post with the servings divided up into bags was particularly helpful. I'm still unsure how to actually begin - do you juice once a day? Twice? As part of breakfast? Any specific juice guidance you can give would be really appreciated.. there's lots of stuff online, but much of it is for people who are juicing ONLY, and I'm hoping to add it to what I'm already doing, perhaps replacing a breakfast or something. Thanks so much! Steph in Wisconsin

    [ps - also a rather rabid America's Test Kitchen fan. :)

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  4. I love the high running gives me as well!

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  5. Steph...
    I buy enough produce for a week, divide them into 7 bags and juice once a day. I make approximately 16 ounces of juice each, for me and my husband every single day. I juice mid morning, separately from other meals. Usually right between breakfast and lunch. If I have a particularly busy morning and I'm not working, I will juice between lunch and supper. I always drink my juice fresh and try to do it close to when my husband comes home from work for lunch or dinner so he can have it fresh as possible, too.

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  6. Thanks! Heading to the market tomorrow to grab some ginger, but I think I'm good to go. Appreciate your help!

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