A Steady Downhill Jog Weigh-In

I’m calling this one a Steady Downhill Jog Weigh-In.

The info…

March 18, 2011
Last Week’s Weight: 355.1
Today’s Weight: 354.7
Change from All-Time High: -48.1 pounds
Change from Last Week: -0.4 pounds

First of all, yay! I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy to see a loss on the scale as I was this particular morning. I know, it’s not much, but I’ll explain why I’m totally okay with that in just a minute. But first… my measurements!

The last time I did them was on February 4th, when they looked like this:

Chest: 52 1/2″
Stomach: 60 3/4″
Bicep: 17 1/4″

And today?

Chest: 51 1/4″
Stomach: 58 1/4″
Bicep: 16 1/2″

I did a 5K last night in 50:22. I ran for FIVE minutes straight. Seriously, you don’t know how freaking huge that is for me! And this is why I’m pleased to show any loss on the scale at all today.

First of all, I’ve been counting my calories religiously. #7daychip is the greatest diet tool ever, in my opinion, but I’ll talk about that more in a different post as soon as I’ve officially earned it. (Currently on Day 5. Go me!)

However, as we all know, it is SO easy to mess up the scale with a water or salt imbalance problem. The true weight loss is still there, but it’s hard to see and for some of us who still stupidly live and die by the scale (*raises hand*), that can be frustrating. On Tuesday, I weighed in at 359.3 for PhysicsDiet. That number FREAKED me out. I promptly put the scale up until Friday. It clearly does not do me good to weigh in daily. Back to once a week, just for my mental health. Someday, I’m sure it won’t bother me, but for now, it does.

Anyway, last night after work (later after work), I went to the gym and did my 50:22 5K on the treadmill. I went straight from work, so I was completely without water during the 5K, and on top of that, I didn’t stay very hydrated yesterday at work. So as soon as I got home, my body cried out for water, and I drank half a gallon before bed. It’s just water. That’s good for me.

When I woke up this morning, I barely had to pee at all. Normally, if I drink that much immediately before bed, I’d be up to pee at least twice during the night. Not once, and barely any in the morning… My first thought as I got on the scale was, “Oh crap… Who knows what this number will be, because my hydration was all screwed up.” So when that 354.7 popped up, I did a happy dance. I may have only loss 0.4 pounds, but I may have lost even more and it just hasn’t shown up yet. Maybe I’ll post a HUGE number next week, who knows? But regardless, my inches show I’ve done pretty well in the past month and a half, so I’m pleased all the way around. No matter what, I am smaller now than I was in February. Woo hoo!

My first 5K (which I will do as a walk/jog combination) is coming up in a week. If you read my last post, I’ve decided to tackle the job of doing a 5K for every pound I’ve lost. I may have to eliminate a few of the ones I initially posted due strictly to financial matters, but I’m not dropping it and I’m still going to do as many as I possibly can. I’m going to keep an “upcoming races that I have already paid for” list in my sidebar, so if you’re reading this in a blog reader, you can hop over to my webpage to see that.

Good end to a good week. How was yours?

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  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Congrats on the loss and the 5k!!!! Great job!!!
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Thanks! I’m pretty pleased with both. 🙂

  • http://www.hblewett.com/blog Hanlie

    I am in awe! I’ve not made it past Day 2 on #7daychip yet. But I will! You are creeping up on my weight and awakening the competitive part of me…

    Well done on the loss!

    I ate a very salty meal this past week and was astonished at how my feet, legs and hands swelled up, It’s absolutely not worth it.
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Salt can definitely do that to you. #7daychip has been a huge help for me, even if I’m not perfect at it. It’s still something to strive for.

  • http://craigversion2.wordpress.com Craig

    You are doing so great! Congrats on the loss but esp the measurements and 5K time improvement!!! Rock star! 🙂
    Craig recently posted..A Tale of Two Weigh-Ins

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      I kinda feel like a rock star. 🙂

  • Erin

    Nice loss and measurements! And you ran 5 minutes straight?! Holy crapballs!

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      I’ve actually upped it to eight. I’m feeling pretty good about it all. 🙂


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