Getting in Shape: End of Week 4

Help me! Icon treasury is eating my soul! Um…I’m balancing the books, and I think I’ll have most of the information handled by today, but I won’t be totally done until I get a couple of numbers and requests from others. Anyway, that’s where I’ve been, instead of writing beautiful posts for you. But…I know you’re curious about last week’s fitness effort, so here we go.

Exercise Points Goal: 14
Achieved Points: 13

What’s happening here: I worked out on Tuesday and Wednesday. I did not plan to work out on Thursday and Friday due to Icon and time commitments there. BUT I did plan to work out Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A sick cat pretty much ate my work out and rest time as we had to go home to her twice a day. And Monday I was just exhausted after…everything. I am still pretty tired.

This week I ate many, many extra points. There was leftover Chocolate Halloween candy, trips to caloric restaurants, and booze. By all rights, I should have gained about 3 pounds. I lucked out, and gained about 1.3 pounds after the convention, which quickly came off. Perhaps what saved me was that I did make an effort for some of the weekend.

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.)
Wii Weight on 11-20-13: 214.3
Total: 9.5 pounds LOST

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 11-19-13: 217.6
Total: 6.4 pounds LOST

Why didn’t you report your Wii weight yesterday? Well, it was about 0.9 higher yesterday, which meant that the convention only netted me a 0.2 pound gain. After all that food and wine, I was blessed and astounded. But I thought that today’s weight was more a reflection of yesterday’s WW Weigh In.

What I learned: I eat to try to stay awake. Several points this weekend, I was exhausted, and I thought food would help. Sleep should have been my alternative, or rest, but it just didn’t work out like that. Up through Friday night I was pretty legal, but I really needed to have just the workshop going on, and I probably could have managed my food. With the cat and the treasury, I stopped talking care of my needs, and being a food vacuum was the result.

What I will do differently next time: Not be treasurer at the convention. I’ve already had a talk with the staff of next year’s convention, and told them I would do it before and after the con, but not during. I also expect that our cat will not be sick next year, God willing. That means I can follow through on my plan to exercise, rather than sitting in the car for two hours a day. In short, in order to think about food and fitness, you have to give yourself time to think. 🙂

This week: The challenges are not last week’s! We are going to Des Moines to see Bryon’s mom for Thanksgiving, and visit our friend Ken to get comics. However, that’s one day, and I can manage that.

Next week: Our vacation to Disney. Again, I’m pretty much on task. I will be adding up points and monitoring food carefully.

Interesting observation: I really need new pants. We’re skirting the dangerzone with pants bagginess. In another 5 pounds, I’m buying.

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.

2 thoughts on “Getting in Shape: End of Week 4”

  1. Great job maintaining through the stress of the con! And thank you for not solely blaming moi (though I’m sure the WW folks got an earful about “Bad Influence” Brent) and not putting me on the “What I’d do differently list.” Had a tremendous time. Thanks for including me.

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