Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Katie: Week 26

This will be short...

Current weight: 141 pounds
Last week's weight: 141 pounds
Total weight loss: 29 pounds

Happy Birthday to me!  I turned 24 on Sunday!  Woot woot!

I've got a lot I want to get done today, so I'm going to keep this short.  Things are the same, basically.

Although I'm done lifting weights!  My body will miss it, but my schedule and my family and I will not.  I had kind of checked out and was feeling done with it for weeks now.  However, I am planning to continue to do crunches every day since they have definitely been helping my core strength.  (And hopefully they'll help me trim down my pudge there in the mid section.)

Also, Bryan and I had started our whole "no treats until we both reach our goals" thing, but then it was my birthday and I made the executive decision for both of us to cheat so we could enjoy birthday treats.  And I'm glad we did.  But now it's time to be for reals.  Except I still have a Cold Stone gift certificate for free ice cream for my birthday that I haven't used yet.  We might still use that.  And I'm not going to feel guilty about it if we do.  But, other than that, no treats!

And I'm going to make a conscious effort to eat healthier all around.  Despite all the junk we've eaten these past few days, when I went in for this last round of testing for the weight lifting study, the guy that gave me my results said that my cholesterol was the lowest he'd ever seen on anybody.  (Given, he's just a student, so he probably hasn't seen that many people, but still.)  And I'd like to keep it that way.  I asked him what gave someone low cholesterol and he said that it's a number of things, of course, but that it's mostly related to what foods you eat.  Which was encouraging to hear.  I also, by the way, have impressively low blood pressure.  More than once when I've had someone taking my blood pressure they've looked at me astonished, shaken they're heads, say they must have done something wrong, and repeated the test.  It's usually about the second or third time they do it that they realize it's not a fluke.  So at least I have some vitally important things going for me!

Anyway, if you'd like to see more pictures of me from this past week, you can read the post I wrote on my regular blog about my birthday celebration(s) HERE.  Hope you all have a great day!

P.S. This is mostly just for me so I'm on track in some way, but here are my goals for this week:

-do 50 crunches every day
-go on a walk or a run every day
-eat at least 2 servings of vegetables every day
-eat at least 1 serving of fruit every day
-no treats! (except maybe for Cold Stone)


Kathy Haynie said...

Good job Katie! Were you able to count the carrot (birthday) cake as one of your veggie servings? Keep up the good work. :)

Alan said...

I recently visited your blog. It is a very interesting one. Keep it up.


emmalou said...

So sorry I missed your birthday. Does it count for anything that Eric and I talked about playing with the parachute and the shoe game? And that cake looks super yummy.

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