Week 3

I realize you are probably bored with my updates, but the fact of the matter is that my life is consumed with school, reading and weight loss right now.  Since homeschool is pretty much same old same old, and I haven’t had any topic that has created so much frustration that it has gotten to the point of a rant (though I may touch on SOPA and PIPA if I feel like it), weight loss is what you get from me.
Sunday I didn’t count.
Monday I ate 1866 calories and burned 598.  In the morning I did Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism while I watched a dumb show and in the evening I ran 20 minutes then walked ten on the treadmill while I watched a dumb show (Monday is hard because anything worth watching has already been watched over the weekend, so by the time Monday comes around I’m down to a dumb show).
Tuesday I ate 1635 calories and burned 660.  In the morning I did Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones while I watched GBTV and if I thought Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism was a killer, then No More Trouble Zones is a killer on steroids.  Imagine doing all three levels of 30 Day Shred back to back without the warmup and cool down in between to rest and No More Trouble Zones is what you get.  Nearly an hour of weights, cardio, squats, lunges, abdominal work and no more than the transition between sets to rest.  I was sweating so hard that my glasses fell off of my face several times and my legs were jello for the rest of the day.  But I still managed to go to run 3 miles in my garage while I watched a dumb movie (GBTV was live at that time of day so the connection was slow and I don’t like stop and go).  I ran earlier in the day because I wanted to go to Enrichment since I actually remembered this time!
Wednesday I ate 1327 calories and burned 657.  In the morning I did Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism while I watched GBTV and in the evening I ran 3 miles at the gym in the family exercise room while I listened to Sorcerers and Seers and Spencer jumped around on the mats and tried out the vacant elliptical machines.
Thursday I ate 1497 calories (including some sinfully delicious Oreo Balls that Matt brought home from work for me and Doritos… not my finest moment) and burned 529.  In the morning I chickened out of doing No More Trouble Zones (so sore) so I did 30 Day Shred level 2 instead (it’s only 25 minutes of horror) while I watched GBTV.  In the evening I ran 3 miles at the gym while the Republican Debate happened to be on the TV directly in front of my treadmill.  I plugged my headphones into the treadmill and was thoroughly delighted during nearly every second of that run (though I was bored by the one commercial break I had to watch) and I will honestly say that was the first time I was disappointed when my 30 minutes were up.  I would have just kept running and watching but Matt was home with the kids and I wanted to spend at least a little time with my husband that evening.  I realize this puts me squarely in the “nerd forever” category for enjoying the debate so, but I don’t care.  I’d rather be nerdy forever than the alternative.
Friday I ate 2193 calories and burned 356. In the morning I did Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism and in the evening Matt took me out to dinner where I enjoyed a chicken smothered in cheese, honey mustard and bacon.  And a twice baked potato.
Saturday I ate 1927 calories and in an attempt to make up for my indiscretions the night before, I burned 907.  In the morning I sucked it up and did No More Trouble Zones (FYI, you don’t sweat as much if you turn the ceiling fan on) while I watched a GBTV documentary on Iran, in the afternoon I ran five miles while I watched The Revolutionary Holocaust and in the evening I had every intention of going another three miles, but instead I made Oreo Balls, went grocery shopping, had a Snicker’s bar for dinner and then went to bed early.
I got down to 147.5 this week in spite of last week’s illness.  Speaking of said illness, everyone else in the family managed to skate by with nothing more than a minor cough or sniffle, yet I am useless for an entire week.  What is up with that?  It must be because it happened as I was ramping up my exercise for the first time in ages.  I always get sick after I start up exercising again, but this was unreal.  Hopefully now that my body is used to working out a lot I can keep the debilitating colds from Tartarus at bay.

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