Getting in Shape: End of Week 2

Here are some statistics for you. I’ll complete these after today’s Weight Watchers Meeting.

Exercise Points Goal: 14
Achieved Points: 37

What’s happening here: I had quite a stair stepping routine in my office one day for a total of 12 points. You see, I compute and step at the same time, and I had a lot of computing that day. I find, however, that if I overdo, I do hurt myself. Today, for example, after stepping for an hour yesterday (watching tv at home stepping), my foot is sleeping and my shoulder hurts. So today will be a day of gentle stretching, and I will try to rope in the marathon sessions to avoid injury. You may well see less exercise next week.

Also, you should know that I ate 5 points more than I exercised last week. The result was no big deal, as the weight loss will tell you. I had a harder time with sweets last week, but I managed, and this week’s rule is only one major indulgence. I need the rest of those flex points for just coping with real food, especially since I plan to exercise less this week to avoid injury.

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.
Wii Weight on 11-5-13: 215.8
Total: 8 pounds LOST

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 11-5-13: 218.6
Total: 5.4 pounds LOST (and that’s a sticker, for those of you who remember elementary school fondly. 🙂 )

What’s working: This is counter-intuitive, but I eat every exercise point I earn, and every point in my saved points pool. I don’t usually do this, and I think my body sees this as reduction without starvation, so it is dropping weight.

What’s working 2: Less worry I think translates into more weight loss. This is a hard week, with registration, NaNo, social issues, a con coming up, and a ceiling repair to prepare for. Through it all, I am trying to just focus on one thing at a time. I didn’t sleep well last night. I suspect it was caffeine, as I did all my relaxation techniques. But we will see how this week goes. Stress reduction is very important to weight loss.

I am pretty done in today. I plan to track today, but not exercise, unless I am overtaken with the urge to stretch for a while at home. We’ll see.

Back next week. See how I weather my trip to Minnesota for gaming this weekend. I have already purchased some low cal healthy snacks for the trip.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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