Exercise, Running, Targets

Business, Blisters and Blowouts

Weigh-in: 1lb Loss

I think I’ve been lucky this week. I did do some good things – I upped my activity levels for a start, improved my average running pace again and also went out of my way to count points for a business lunch by picking myself up a Subway.  This was greatly outweighed by drinking beer, eating WWs chocolate muffins (5ppts – not at all worth it!) and only tracking 3 days out of 7.

Let’s Get Down to Business

As previously mentioned, I had headed up to my folks after last weigh-in. This was partially due to work as I was to attend an Alcohol licensing course nearby, and my mother was coming back down to stay afterwards. I did pre-empt the eating situation, and knew it would be a possible disaster if I wasn’t careful. I was right. Lunch was courtesy of Greggs the Bakers (think pastry, sausages and grease topped off with some donuts), but thankfully I was able to tell a partial truth without announcing to a room full of strangers that I’m a Weight Watcher! I have a mild nut allergy, but it only really flares up if I actually eat things with nuts in. I didn’t let on about this though, and just said I couldn’t eat from the bakery.

Good plan, but it meant using my full lunch break to dash down to the other end of the street and get myself a Subway (of which I already knew the ppts values) and having to eat it through some of the afternoon session. The other thing I deliberately did was sit at the far end of the conference table – usually sweets and refreshments are put in the middle (and in our case the remaining donuts) so you are as far away from temptation as possible – handy hint to remember if you are a business sort.

Feet Are Important!

As mentioned, the running is going well, and this week I’ve upped my runs to 3 a week, got my average pace down to 10:36 (still walking bits of my  5k route) but that’s where the joy stops. It has been confirmed that my knee problems are not being helped by my running shoes – they’ve split along the sole and aren’t giving me the support I need, and I’ve also developed a blister on the inside of my right foot! I will need to address these issues sooner rather than later, but was rather hoping I wouldn’t need fork out just yet.


As for tracking, that more or less went out the window when my Mother and I arrived back home – I drank too much, ate too much and then drank a little more. This wasn’t really the issue, it was more the fact that I didn’t track – If I had, I’d probably have stopped myself more. It’s amazing how easy it is to slip back into old habits. This weeks’ aim is to lose 2lbs – I have an event to attend on Saturday, so I will be sticking religiously to my daily points throughout the week, and use my weeklies for that. I’ve also planned 4 runs for this week and am hoping to be wipe out my walking sections by the end of the month.

If I manage 2lbs this week, it will mean 3 things:

  1.  I will achieve a total loss of 1 stone, giving me my 2nd silver 7 at class
  2. I will be lighter than my other half, for the first time in a year
  3. I can try on the ‘too tight’  pile of clothes that I  marked ‘For when you’re 12 and a half Stone’

So I’ve got very clear goals this week – why not do the same? It keeps your mind clear and focussed, and helps prevent any slip-ups. Worst-case scenario, it’s good for damage limitation.




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