Friday, August 23, 2019

Staying the course

It is Friday and I couldn’t be happier!   I am ready for the weekend!   Like normal I am so tired...but that’s ok, I will make it through today for sure!   There really isn’t much to talk about in my weight loss journey this week.  The best way to sum it up is that,’I stayed the course’.

I stayed the course this week.  I tracked my food.   I kept my calorie count in check.  
Total calorie check...

I added as much activity as possible.
Calories with activity added in....

  I would say that  lived a pretty healthy life this week.   Will it equate to a loss on the scales?   Well, we will find out sooner or later. (It will be in Monday’s blog post)

The weather was stinkin’ hot this week.  So the exercise was a real....sweaty chore!  But we did get out on wednesday evening for a half hour mid week bike ride.  Woohoo us!   And I didn’t let the heat deter me from my lunchtime walks.   I didn’t even let it stop me from my break walks.  Outside.In.The.Heat.     Let me tell was still warm on Thursday but the humidity seemed to be lower (I don’t know for sure if it had dropped) and there was a breeze!  It was fabulous!   Enjoyable and refreshing!!! 

I did take a step this week to do something I should have done ages ago.  I measured myself.   I have done this in the past and have never stuck to it...but we shall see!  

This weekend is supposed to be blessedly cool with low humidity.   We are looking forward to it for sure!   We have already decided where we are going to ride!  (Spoiler alert...we are going to do the same loop that we did last weekend!!). We are going to be going to have lunch with Jason’s family to celebrate his birthday on Sunday.  So we are not sure what kind of ride we may be able to get in on Sunday morning early.  But I have a feeling we may try something.    We found a really small pump track in our town at one of the parks.  Maybe we will go there.  But let’s be honest...the pump track kinda scares me...I have no clue what I’m doing.  Let me see if I can describe what a pump track is a loop track that has lots of bumps and small hills.  The theory is that you can get on your bike and use your bike and then  pump your arms and legs at the right spots (in conjunction with the hills and dips) and you should be able to ‘pump’ your way through the track without peddling.   Why does it scare me?   Ok, part of it is that the pump track is like way totally out in the open so everyone will see me....back to the shame at my inept fatness.   Seriously?   I should know to not be embarrassed by now. But I am.   

Oh well.  So that’s my week and a preview of the weekend!!!  I plan on staying the course with this weight loss journey!  I can do it!!


jesseybell said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the cooler weather. Last year schools were cancelling the first days of school or making them 1/2 days because of the heat and this year I think the 1st day is supposed to be a high of 72.

MaryFran said...

Thanks!! I am going to ask in this cooler weather!!! I just went outside for my short walk on my first break at was almost chilly! Ok it was...if the rain holds out and I walk at lunch I may be putting on a sweater!!!

Kerstin ・The Reluctant Cook said...

You sound so peaceful here, and look it, too! That is a lovely photo of you :) And what a trooper to walk in that heat and humidity. I remember when we lived in Massachusetts I hated the summer heat there, I am definitely not made for extreme weather like this. Which is why where I live now is perfect, much more moderate weather, really nice dry summers and mostly rain in the winters. I don't mind rain, I can still walk in it. So good for you to stay on the path with all of this! And that pump track? Yeah, that sounds like something I don't think I'll ever do. But I know YOU can handle it, you're amazing on your mountain bike! I reckon it could even be fun once you get the hang of it :)

Shelley said...

You've put in the work and no matter what the scale says, you're investing in future MaryFran. Your hair looks so pretty in that picture - you're making me miss my long hair! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Pretty picture!!

What if you fasted with water only for 1 day per week? I bet the weight would drop significantly...just a thought

MW Cowgirl

Jen said...

Love the selfie 😊

Enjoy your weekend....and the cooler weather.

Mrs Swan said...

I am so very jelly of that cooler weather! The pump track sounds interesting. Something I have never heard of. However, my attention span is that of a squirrel sometimes.