Dieting, exercise

Weekly Weigh-In


So today was my weekly weigh-in. My goal was 237, although I was hoping for more. 237 means that I will have lost 5% of my starting weight. So I stepped on the scale with that number in mind and I guess my scale is psychic because that’s what it said. 237. That means I’ve lost 2 lbs since last week. Although I’m a little disappointed that I only lost 2 lbs, I’m pretty excited to reach my first goal of 5%. And I realize that 2 lbs a week is completely normal and healthy. I’m just ready to melt these pounds away! Lol.

My goals for this upcoming week are the following:

  • Stick to the diet. (Haven’t had a problem with this one so far.)
  • Go to they gym at least 4 times.
  • Walk at the lake at least 3 times.
  • Lose at least 2 lbs.

I think these are reasonable goals. I work Monday night, so I plan on walking at the lake Monday morning. No gym. I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, so I’m planning to go to the gym each of those nights. On Thursday and Friday I don’t have to be at work until 10:30 am, so I’ll walk at the lake each of those days. Saturday I’m going to my parents for a giant family Easter party, so it will be a pretty busy day and I probably won’t have time for any exercise. Sunday I work at 9:30, so I’ll either go to the gym, or go to the lake when I get off work.

Side note:  I have been doing some basic at home exercises, too. Lunges, squats, etc. I have noticed that my knees have been hurting a lot! I’m thinking that I should probably take it easy on exercises that put a lot of strain on my knees for awhile. Maybe after I’ve lost about 20 more pounds I can start doing stuff like that. On the other hand, maybe it’s just my body adjusting to increased activity and I just need to work through it. Any advice? Anyone else experienced anything like this? What did you do as a result?

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh-In”

  1. In the beginning, and some days still, experience pain in my joints. It can be a tough call to make. If tend to exercise through any pain I would rank a 6 or less anything from 7-10 I take a day off to rest. If you over stress the joint you won’t be able to do anything. The body also needs time to recover, either by doing a different exercise or taking time off in order to recover. After a break I often find that I can actually do more exercise wise. The main goal is to stay active. If one type of exercise hurts too much do something else.

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  2. I had knee pain when I first started as well. When my knee feels a little sore, I would take a couple Advil about 30 minutes before I worked out. Just make sure your pain is only as a result of being more active, not an injury. If it sticks around for more than a week, it might be good idea to check in with your doctor.

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on the 5% weight loss, 2lb a week is brilliant! I have a tendency to strain my back so am always careful not to do any exercise that might aggravate it. Walking and cycling are my usual things. I think if you are experiencing pain or severe discomfort you should take it easy on your knees, there are other forms of exercise to try. Down with lunges I say!

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