So how was the Whole30 plan, you may ask? I feel really good about my food choices, with the exception of eating too many bacon, egg, hashbrown breakfasts for any and all meals. I also drank more grape juice than I should have.
So my goal for the next 30 days is to continue for the most part as I have been with the changes noted above, but I may allow myself a small taste of something here or there. For example, I enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, so that won't be totally outlawed. I'm am however, frustrated by the weight loss. As of this morning the scale only shows a loss of 4.2 lbs. Based on how my pants are getting extremely loose, I expected to see more than that. I'm trying really hard not to feel too disheartened. I need to focus on the fact that I am below anything I have weighed in the past year:
My measurements didn't perk me up much either:
The only areas there was a change in were my hips, where I lost 1 inch, and my upper thighs, where I lost 1/2 inch.
Not sure if you can tell any difference:
I only jogged twice this week as it was the end of the Couch 2 5k plan. I jogged for 30 sustained minutes on Thursday and then I started a different training I found on someone's blog to avoid injury, which I will be mixing in with the Couch 2 10k plan to give myself a bit more time to get to the desired distance and time. Today I walked for 5 minutes, then did four intervals of 8 minutes jogging followed by 2 minutes walking, with a 5 minute cool down. On paper this looked great, in reality it was something else. It got pretty crappy outside. There was a noticeable wind to my back when I started which helped for my first 5 minutes of jogging, but from then on out I was fighting the wind to my side or head on. It also started pouring at about 10 minutes in along with the wind. I had a wind breaker on, but it felt like it was a giant sail as I was trying to jog. I'm not even sure you could call my forward lurching movement much of a jog. Probably the only good part of my jog today was getting it done! I managed to go 3.55 miles, which is pretty good. My first jog was at an 11:49 pace, which is decent, the second was 12:39, the third 13:29, and the fourth 13:48. It got pathetic fast...
My average caloric intake this week was: 1225 cal
My average exercise burn was (cal/7): 247 cal
I plan to hang in and hope you do, too!
The Marsupial Maven