This week I mixed three trips to In-N-Out, one to Bob’s Big Boy in Baker, Calif. for my favorite dessert (hot fudge ice cream cake), a birthday pasta dinner with a half-hour run, multiple walks and stints in the pool with the kids. What I didn’t do was overindulge on a couple of occasions when I really wanted to. I so wanted to take in a Vegas buffet, especially for breakfast. But I knew it would weigh me down for the rest of whatever day I did it. On my birthday especially I wanted the breakfast buffet at Ellis Island, but instead I ate a light breakfast and then went for indulgence at Bob’s. I topped that one off with the baked Ziti in the Luxor food court that pretty much negated any benefit from the walk. I didn’t care at that point, feeling kind of punch drunk.
On Thursday night we walked from the Circus Circus Hotel to the Luxor. That is about 3 miles, give or take a trip inside in the Mirage to get Apollo to the bathroom while the volcanoes were exploding. Plus we crossed the strip and walked past a few more places. Figure it at about 4 miles. It felt like more.On Saturday I was scheduled to do a 5.5-mile run. Diana got me a Garmin run tracker for my birthday. I’ve become used to using RunKeeper on the iPhone while listening to Pandora or KUOW (the local NPR). I’ve run without headphones before and liked it, and our friend LaRee said the Garmin mileage tracking is more accurate than what RunKeeper offers. I did have a problem once with the iPhone program. But yesterday the Garmin was kind of a headache. It took me a while to figure out how to make the workout send out the right signals for my intervals. Then once I got that going the beeps were not loud enough when I was next to traffic. I’ll give it a few more tries, because it probably is better than running with headphones.
Oh yeah. I’m 50 now.
Beginning weight: 404
This week’s weight: 376.2
Weight two weeks ago: 382.2
Two-week change: -6.0
Total weight lost: -27.8
Weight loss goal: 205
Percentage body weight goal: 50.5 percent
Percentage body weight lost: 6.9 percent
Percentage of goal lost: 13.6 percent
Plans for this week: Let’s hit 30!