Sunday, August 21, 2005

Weekend Wrap Up

Tomorrow is the big day. I start my new job. I think I'll be fine. But still I'm nervous. This weekend has had its ups and downs. Last night we went out to a nice dinner. And I chose the fish, just like I said I would. But unfortunately the fish wasn't very good and I ended up mostly eating mashed potatoes. Not so good. And as often happens after a big meal out, I came home way too full. I paid for it on the scale this morning.

I know I know, I'm not supposed to weigh in every day. But I usually do. I never count it until Friday morning though. I'm good about that at least.

Today has been great. We rode 22.12 miles and it was awesome! We even maintained a 14.5 mph pace, which is the fastest I've gone for a ride that long. That feels good. I do know I should be doing even longer rides on the weekend at this point, but for some reason I'm scared to go over that 22 mile mark. Maybe next weekend.

Food has also been good today. I've earned a LOT of activity points but I will probably only eat one or two. Hopefully those calories burned will go toward some poundage lost!

So goals for my first week back with a full time job are:

1. Eat breakfast every day.
2. Work out at least 3 out of 5 business days.
3. Stick to 24 points every day.
4. No stress eating!

I think these goals are attainable. The stress eating will probably be the toughest goal, but I know I can do this. There are only 2 weeks left in Renee's challenge and I have to lose 2 lbs a week to make my goal. If I don't make it; I'll be okay. But if I do make it; I'll be ecstatic!


Wendy said...

Hi, Jeni - can I gently suggest taking it a bit easy on yourself your *first* week back to full-time work? I think you'll be surprised at how tired you are. So working out on TOP of this huge change may not be quite do-able, unless you give yourself a "light" work-out option.

Just want to be sure you don't overextend yourself, or blame yourself if you find you're too tired to do it all, etc. Have a great first day at work!

K said...

Yes, I agree with Wendy - I started a new job 2 weeks ago and was extremely tired the first week, just from the general stress of starting somewhere new (I had been working almost full-time before). But I seem to be back to normal now. Obviously, keep moving if you can. I just think you shouldn't be too hard on yourself if you don't do as much as you usually would.

Sorry to hear about the restaurant undermining your good intentions by poor fish-cooking. It can be hard to find a good choice sometimes. I've just been away for the weekend in an area where restaurants seem to serve baked potatoes as the only vegetarian option... it is a great pity that they aren't low-GI! Ah well.

And all that bike-riding sounds very impressive.