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Face the Scale Friday: Week Two

Another week done, another Friday upon us, which means it’s time for another edition of Face the Scale Friday!

Daily Points: 39
Weekly Points used this week: 49/49
Activity Points earned this week: 34
Activity Points used this week: 9

Weight lost this week: –2.6
Total weight lost: 5 
Starting weight: 259.8
Current weight: 254.8

After being successful last week, I felt in a good place to continue the momentum. I also took advantage of some sales that Weight Watchers was having and bought some snacks to keep on hand at work.

Around 2 or 3 pm I always get the afternoon munchies. We have a small….not quite cafe, but nook full of snacks and food that we can buy and some of it I can make work, but this way I know for sure I have stuff on hand!

The other tool I’ve been using is the Believe Training Journal.

One of my CLE Marathon Ambassador friends, Jamie, posted a photo of hers and I fell in love with it so much, I immediately had to buy one of my own. It lasts a whole year and keep track of workouts. Each week you set a goal and every few weeks you sort of check in with how you’re feeling and doing. There’s also a place to keep notes to specific races, both before and after. It was super helpful before running the Rock City 5K and then there’s also a place to write down thoughts after finishing.

I do this with all of my race recaps, but I had never sat down and really drafted thoughts prior to starting a race. Like, what are scenarios or challenges that could come up? What are my goals for the race? Logistics, like parking and eating. It’s stuff that seems SO obvious now and I’m looking forward to doing it with future races.

My goal this week was to run three times after work. With my new schedule I actually have the luxury of running in the evenings and I love it but I’m still getting in the habit of doing it, so having that as a specific and very achievable goal seemed a good idea.

We have a walking trail at work outside and I often go for walks on my lunch break or if I ever need to get away from the computer for 10 minutes. Then I was thinking that instead of running after getting home, some night I could just run right after work and then head home. That was my plan Wednesday, but then I just decided why not run on my lunch hour?

The path is uneven and gravel and I’m used to running on pavement so my calves were burning about half a mile in, but by the end I felt fantastic. Plus, I was able to get my run in without a) having to wake up super early before work or b) have it hanging over my head to do after I get home. With the locker rooms on site, cleaning up is pretty easy, too, and then I just ate my lunch at my desk as I worked.

It clearly all worked, too, since I lost another 2 1/2 lbs this week! That’s 5 in two weeks. Woo hoo!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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