Friday, 3 August 2012

I'm such a loser!

I wanted to just do a very quick post today because I had a sneaky midweek weigh in this morning and discovered that I'm firmly OFF the plateau and back onto a losing streak - WOOOHOOO!  I'm down another 2.3 pounds and I'm SO excited because this means I'm finally out of the 190's!

There are three factors that I can attribute this loss to:-

1. I haven't had any Pimm's this week
2. I have upped my calories to 1632 allowed per day.  I'm still struggling to reach this most days, however I'm averaging between 1450-1600.
3. I've been having a Click Protein shake every day at about 3pm

About Click... It really is not 'clicking' with me, but I'm drinking it more out of necessity than anything.  I struggle with mid-afternoon energy dips and also felt it would be a good way of getting a few more calories and a lot more protein into my diet.  I'm now on the lookout for a good plain chocolate flavoured protein shake because I'm not loving the Mocha flavoured Click.  It's a shame because I did think that a mid afternoon iced Mocha would be lovely, but I just can't get used to the flavour!

Today has been a fab day with that weigh in this morning, but I'm very worried for my virtual 5k race tomorrow because my throat is seriously feeling itchy and scratchy, so I hope I'm not coming down with something!  I'm due to run again this evening and will see how I feel afterwards before I decide whether or not to go through with the 5k race tomorrow.

So, I have been thinking about goals recently.  I think I mentioned previously that I had a goal to walk 500 miles so my sister in law could sing that song by The Proclaimers to me!  Well, I'm going to do it!  I'm up to 178 miles for the year already, which leaves 322 left.  There are 21 full weeks left in the year which works out at 15.33 miles per week - or just over 2.5 miles per day with a day's rest.  Between my regular walking and running I think this is wholly achievable - so this is my goal for the end of 2012!

I know Melinda at Does This Scale Make Me Look Fat has set some goals for August - you can read about them hereWhat are your goals for the remainder of the year?


  1. I LOVE that song! What a great idea! You can definitely achieve that goal. Hope you are feeling better so you can "Sweat your thorns off" at tomorrow's 5K with me and the rest of the participants! :)

    1. Thanks Laura :-)

      I went for a 2.5 mile run tonight and coped fine with it, so I think I'm good to go tomorrow! Excited and nervous! Can't wait to see all the crazy pics! Hope it goes well for you and for everyone else taking part :-)

  2. Best of luck at your 5k run tomorrow!!!!! Hoping the scratchy throat stays away. I ran a 5k last Saturday and had the same scratchy throat (along with chest congestion and coughing...ugh!).

    Oooh, and congrat's on the awesome weigh in and busting through that plateau!! WOOT WOOT!

    Hey, I have a blog you will have to check out!!

    1. Thanks Mandie! That Color Run looks great! Not sure if it's over here in the UK - I'll google it and see! Hope you're feeling better, scratchy throat no fun at all :-(

      I've just joined your blog too :-)