Week 12 1/2 of 20 weeks
weight today: lost one pound
total lost: 9 pounds in 12 1/2 weeks
1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
snack on pretzels: 40
Subway Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki with cheese:520
bites of son's blueberry scone: 45
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
1 1/2 cups of Special K cereal:180
3/4 cup of 1% milk:90
1 1/2 tsp of sugar: 22
some more Snyder Hanover pretzels: 60
running total: 1,217
2 slices of thin crust sausage Mediterranean pizza (it had olives, artichokes, feta cheese): (300 est)
bite of husband's giant pretzel: 20
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea: 30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
bites of a few pretzels and chips:45
running total: 1,662
today's challenge: My constant challenge is always the whole trying to keep myself from snacking thing. I didn't put up the snack-y type of foods and I should have done that.
Actual fitness: 1 1/4 mile run to the gym. chest and triceps work-out, abdominals
Note on knees: Well, I tried running today to see how my knees handled it. I didn't feel any pain the first 2 to 3 blocks. Then I began to feel the pain in my right knee. I will say... the pain tonight was less than the pain from this same run a week earlier. However, once the pain starts it doesn't stop until I stop running. Also, I tried doing a leg extension tonight at the gym and compared to when I tried a leg extension over a week ago...it felt much better. I was also able to do calf raises tonight.
So, here's my assessment. I think my knees are healing, but they're not ready for me to run yet. Also, I may be able to do some weight lifting leg exercises. So, next week I may devote a day to just trying out what weight lifting leg exercises I can do. Also, I know I keep talking about this, but I need to get in the pool to see if I can burn some calories with cardio in the water.
Note on weight loss: I'd like to say I know why I lost that pound, but I don't. I've been playing tug-a-war with this pound for a little bit now. Hopefully when I kick up the cardio, I can kick off the next pound.
Note on photo: Subway's sweet onion chicken teriyaki. I've really been enjoying this sub as a change-up from Jimmy John's turkey sub. However, I may have to change back because they are more calories. With the cheese, this sub is 520. Comparatively Jimmy John's sub the way I order it is 422 calories.