Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stick with it Saturday

 It's Stick with it Saturday again.  I've still been going to Weight Watchers and I've been wearing my pedometer and I've been running with my Jeff Galloway 5K app. I actually only have 1 run left on the app.  I should be finishing it today, but it's pouring rain so I'll just wait until the weather improves. It's an 8 week app. At 7 weeks you finish the the 5K training.  The 8th week is a maintenance week.  I am not sure where to go from here.  I can either buy the Jeff Galloway 10K app or the Half Marathon app or I can just start over with the 5K app using the "improve your time" feature which really makes the app almost brand new again.

I've lost 77.2 lbs which is down .6 from last week.  I'm still feeling frustrated at losing so slowly.  I know that it is the "right" way etc. I just feel frustrated.  At WW they say you can expect to lose .5 to 2 lbs a week.  Why do I have to be the one to lose less than a lb a week??  I have been contemplating not going to WW anymore.  While I do love it, it is very expensive and with school starting again I'm not sure how I'm going to fit the meetings in.  It's something I am trying to figure out.  I don't really feel that I need the weekly accountability honestly. Not sure what I'm going to do. I think I'm already paid up until the beginning of October so I guess I can see how it works the next few weeks and then make my decision.

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Samantha Kelley said...

What run/walk ratio are you at now? Keep sticking with it, I know how hard it is not to just get caught up in the numbers game! I need to stop that!

Karen said...

Well for weeks I've been running at the 30 second ratio. I got hurt earlier in the summer and started back up at the 30 second ratio and liked it so I didn't change. (If you read Jeff Galloway he doesn't encourage just trying to work your way up. You can stick with whatever you like.) However this week I decided to up my ratio to see how I'd do because I'd been feeling like I could run more. So one run I did at a 1:1 ratio and then the second one I did 2 minutes running with one minute walking. I have my long run coming up and I might just play it by ear and change it mid-run depending on how I feel.

As far as the numbers game, I still have at least 40 lbs to lose and I've already been working on this for almost 2 years. I know that maintaining can be much harder than losing but it just seems SO slow. (Part of the problem really is that I don't like paying for Weight Watchers and if I was at my goal I wouldn't have to.) I don't even know what my final goal is because I haven't been at a "normal" weight since I was in my early 20s (before kids) I have to get down to it to know.

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