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?