Friday, October 15, 2010

Hot 100 Update # 3

It's Hot 100 Day! Everyone knows how much I love this part of the challenge, so without further ado...

Goal 1: Run 5k. Done and done. My first breakthrough came on Monday, and me and my gimpy knees were pretty much fine after my first slow 5k on the treadmill. Then I had to go and over do things with a yoga class that gave me a painful deep tissue stretch down the backs of the thighs (hurts still today). But I am more flexible -- I think the teacher stretched me about an inch! Too much downward dog pressure on the knees, tho - they were inflamed afterwards.

I tried not to panic and did only gentle bike riding and elliptical for the next two days. Then Thursday morning, I set my alarm and got up early (hate, black hatred, for the early morning wake up), and stumbled to the gym. Slowwwwwly eased into running, and I did my second 5k.

I really did not want to do it. I ran an average 14 minute mile (better than Monday), I think because I wanted so much for it to be over. I started at 15 minutes, but did my last two at 13:38.

Goal #2: Eat weight-loss portions at EVERY MEAL. Still going strong. Dinner is my most challenging meal. I sometimes grab an extra bite or two when I return my plate to the kitchen. But that's only happened twice. I try hard to not make any extra, just a small dinner for the two of us. Doesn't always work. Also, I think I may sometimes eat too much fruit in the day -- did you know that four prunes have 110 calories? I use prunes and walnuts to stave off the 5pm easy to over do that, too!

Goal #3: Lose 25lbs. I'm still not on the scale, because it messes with my head. My skinny jeans -- the ones that were super baggy on me last spring and tight two weeks ago -- are slowly getting looser. They are still tighter around the hips/legs than they were, but looser around the waist than Oct. 1st. Progress. But if I get on the scale and see I've lost only 2lbs (all too possible, given my Clydesdaleness) I will weep.

IN other news...our weekend upstate looks like it will be a rainfest. A Nor'easter is moving in and we are forecast for three days of wind and rain. Crap! That could be dangerous if it means nothing but lazing around the house. That leads to snacking.

As a backup, am bringing my workout DVDs, some books and my Kindle. Oh, and a rain poncho. Nothing says I can't walk in the rain. Last night I had to bike in the rain, and I survived.

How are you Hotties doing? I'll check blogs over the weekend.


  1. Another 5k?! Nice work, Ish!

    Uh-oh, hope you don't get stuck inside...but being prepared, it sounds like you'll be set: bringing a workout DVD and poncho should help!

  2. Great job! I have to watch fruit too; easy for me to overdo it since it is so healthy.

  3. Actually - you might be okay once Friday is over and Saturday morning passes by.

    Great job on your goals!

  4. Great job on the challenge this week and I like your plans for the weekend. Have a good one.

  5. Walking in the rain can be kind of fun once you get out of the door. The DVDs are another great option though.

    Great update for the week!

  6. YEAH!!! You are doing so great. Keep it up. You are ushc a huge inspiration!!
    Take care and God Bless!!

  7. Fantastic! I'm so excited for you. Looks like you've caught the running bug? Especially if you got up early to go! (I'm the same way with the black hatred...)

    Keep up the great work -