Getting in Shape: End of Week 3

Hey guys! Had a total relapse into workaholic mode Thursday through Monday, and I can feel it. I know now that I am not going to complete NaNoWriMo, given what I’ve got going on this month, and when I next talk to David, we’re going to look at November and figure out what I can do with the way it’s stacked up and what I’m learning about myself.

Meanwhile, I have Paradise Icon 2 this weekend. I’m ready, and I’ve got that in hand. I have most things at work in hand. My dining room is being worked on, but hey, I think that it’s kind of fun to have my dining room table in my living room. No, that’s whimsy.

Yet, my chest is tight, and something isn’t quite right. I need to relax. I’ll be working on that over the next two days. I have some off time tomorrow.


Here’s your fitness report for this week

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

Exercise Points Goal: 14
Achieved Points: 31

What’s happening here: I worked out while I traveled, and while I couldn’t exercise every day, I worked out for 4 days, usually around an hour a day, but sometimes with small bursts elsewhere. Not too shabby.

This week I ate 8 more points than I had allocated. Travel, hunger. So there’s that.

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.
Wii Weight on 11-5-13: 215
Total: 8.8 pounds LOST

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 11-5-13: 218.4
Total: 5.6 pounds LOST

Why the discrepancy? Someone switched over to winter clothes, and it cost her 0.6 pounds at this afternoon’s weigh in.

Interesting things this week: I took treats to Minneapolis and managed to avoid…lots of sugar. I walked while we were gaming for 90 minutes (pacing on a stair stepper). I found that in the gravied German Amana food paradise that someone is making a great grilled chicken and a vegetarian orzo.

Next week: OMG, a convention! As one gets tired, one’s judgment gets worse, so I have to stay on task. I plan to not work out Thursday and Friday (really just can’t find the time), but will work out Saturday and Sunday. I expect Sunday will be re-establishing my dining room as an independent entity.

Food? What I will do is stay out of the con suite (or if I do go in, the rule is water, veg, or fruit). And I will eat Power Foods as much as I can. I will also make an effort to save most of my point pool for this weekend, just in case. If it turns out that I don’t need them, I will have something nice on Sunday and Monday, my indulgence for the week. I expect, however, that I will need them, and should have them.

Okay, I’m off for some dinner and a friend’s birthday party. Have a great evening.

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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