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Friday Update – Seriously?!?

Current Weight: 181.4
– From Last Week – 0.8 pound gain
– From Start of Challenge – 3.6 pound gain
– From Highest Weight –  52.6 pound loss

OK, you know I fess up when I’ve been eating poorly or excessively.  This past week I’ve been exemplary.  I’ve even logged all my food in My Fitness Pal every stinking day which I HATE!


  • I focused on getting lots of potassium.  Maybe I had too much fruit?
  • I logged every day and stayed in the weight loss zone for calories.
  • I ate 95% clean, whole foods.


  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday – Ran 3.1 miles; mowed grass (first mowing of spring!)
  • Sunday – Rest
  • Monday – Ran 3.1 miles (slow)
  • Tuesday – Weight training (squats, lunges, weights, stairs, abs, etc) 40 minutes
  • Wednesday – Ran 3.1 miles (fast)
  • Thursday – Weight training (squats, weights, stairs, abs, etc) 35 minutes


  •  Improving a lot, I’m days away from the end of a major special assignment with only one big hurdle left on Monday night.
  • I’m taking this coming week off (other than the Monday night presentation) to recover.
  • I’ve been getting a deep tissue (like painfully deep) massage once a week to try to help with my upper back/neck tension and my tight calves/hamstrings.

Now, I did see a loss of about two pounds yesterday morning, so I’m hoping today’s weigh in is just water weight from the strength training.  I did push my upper body pretty hard yesterday, upping the weights from last week.  I think that when you’re building muscle sometimes your body retains water to help repair and rebuild the muscle…  That’s what I’m going to have to stick with because other than going on a starvation or completely low carb (no fruit) diet, I really couldn’t have done anything any better this week.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOK, patience, patience, patience.  I committed to give this strength training and clean eating thing a fair trial and it’s only been two weeks.  I just know where I want to get to and it’s hard not to see progress on the scale.  Guess I need to take some measurements.



  1. Oh girl, I so feel you on this one. Keep keeping on though- you know you feel better, right?! I did well this week myself- and am up a pound as well. Stupid. ;)
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    • April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere

      March 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      I do feel better (guess all those natural vitamins are doing something) I just want to be thin, hot and fast, is that too much to ask? ;) Eh, I’ll just have to be patient and change tactics if this doesn’t work in a month or so.

  2. Sorry about the gain but you’re right.. maybe it’s just water or you building muscle.?! Maybe! Here’s hoping!
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    • April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere

      March 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

      I’m just hoping it’s not the “new normal” of being 40. I’m starting to suspect that I’m pretty glucose sensitive (I had gestational diabetes with Eli) and trying to come to terms with the reality of having to eat in a lower-carb way forever. I just love fruit!!! Sigh. Thanks for the support!

  3. How often are you weighing yourself? Maybe try every other week instead of once a week. Numbers can be deceiving especially if you get on the scale daily. if you feel good that often is more important than what the scale says. Be good to yourself and the rest will follow!
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    • April @ RunTheGreatWideSomewhere

      March 30, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Yeah, I might be weighing myself every day… I know, I know… I’m going to keep on trucking for a couple of more weeks (but maybe cut back a bit on the fruit) and then regroup if I don’t see any progress. I did take some measurements, so I’ll check those too. And, you’re right, how I feel is way more important than what the scale says!! Thanks for the support!

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