Sunday, April 11, 2010

Week 5: Recap

Well, staying on plan works. Duh. ;D I lost 1.6 pounds this week, bringing my total lost to 11.2!

I’m only 1.4 pounds away from my first “official” WW goal of 5% of my weight lost. Hopefully I can reach that goal in the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday was a scrapbooking day with the girls. I had intended to go to the 8:30 meeting & just be a little late to Jenni’s house. Apparently I should’ve checked the schedule before I left the house… the meeting started at 8:00! Oops. Unfortunately I missed the meeting & therefore didn’t get to celebrate hitting my 10 pounds lost. I’ll have to pay more attention next time.

This week WW kicked off their Walk-It Challenge. In an effort to get people moving, they’ll be holding a 5K walk on June 6. From what I gathered talking to Trudie (my WW leader) each meeting location will walk together. We received a booklet with a training schedule that will help us get ready for a 5K in 6 weeks. Thankfully it’s geared toward those of us who don’t exercise on a regular basis. As an example, here’s the week one schedule:

Day 1: 10 minutes
Day 2: 10 minutes
Day 3: rest
Day 4: 12 minutes
Day 5: 12 minutes
Day 6: rest
Day 7: 15 minutes

I’m going to do it! I started today with my first 10 minute walk. I brought our kitchen timer, set it for 5 minutes and started walking. When it beeped, I turned around & went back. I have to admit it was pretty easy, but I think I’ll stick with their schedule.

One thing I’d like to do is put together a good playlist for when I’m walking. I know a few songs I’ll put on it:

Footloose – Kenny Loggins
You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray Soundtrack
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey (and Glee Soundtrack)
Eye of the Tiger – I can’t remember who sings it

Do you have any suggestions of songs that will get {and keep} me going?

This is turning out to be quite long, but I want to share a new dessert I found this week; individual serving sizes of Skinny Cow Ice Cream.
I had the first one this evening and Yum-O! This flavor is only 3 points for the container.

Until next time…


  1. Wahoo on the weight loss! I am glad that yesterday didn't derail your progress since we all show up with armloads of stuff! I will have to see if this yummy sounding dessert is on my list!

  2. I LOVE working out to music! The songs make moving easier - even if I'm just cleaning house (that was a joke - I don't clean!) Along with the ones you listed, I also like these:

    Fighter - Christina Aguilera
    Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
    You Sexy Thing - dance remix(!)
    Because We Can - Fatboy Slim

    For my cool down, I like "I Want to Live" by Josh Gracin. It helps refocus the reason why I'm killing myself.