Guest Post – Voice of Reason: Checking in and Setting Goals

As the Voice of Reason is points out, things don’t always go to plan and that can suck, but the more important part of it to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on track.


Oh, what was that you ask? That was my “food / exercise plan” to tackle the Memorial Day trip.

You didn’t get hit by the collateral damage, did you?

The scale at the weight watchers meeting certainly did. Ouch!

Needless to say… I had to get back up and dust the dirt off my ass from falling off the wagon so hard. Wednesday nights are my usual weigh-in time. I marched myself right back into that WW location and got on the scale. I knew it was going to be horrible so I asked the person there not to tell me. Just fill it in on my weight tracker. I didn’t stay for a meeting. The next one wasn’t until an hour later. I headed out of there with the decision that tomorrow is a new day.

I went back to basics and I made sure that I worked out. I’m happy to say that with my weigh-in this past Wednesday was a lot better. This was the first week where I didn’t use my weekly bonus points. I did go over my daily allowance… I just covered the extra points with my activity points. (I know that might sound a bit confusing if you are not a WW member. Basically, I am saying that the extra calories that I ate were more than covered by the exercise / activity that I did.) I didn’t lose everything that I gained but I certainly got rid of a good chunk of it. (How come it is always easier to gain the weight than to lose it? Couldn’t it at least be equal effort?)

As you are reading this, I am into my 2nd WW week since Memorial Day. I am hoping that I am able to get rid of that last little bit of the vacation weight that I gained… (And dare I say, perhaps a little more?).

I made some summer goals. Stretch goal? I would like to lose 20 pounds by Labor Day. Slightly less stretched goal? I would like to hit my second 10% goal.

Weight update: My total weight loss is 23 pounds. That’s a gain of 2 lbs since my last guest post.

Exercise update: I am still on the Couch to 5K plan. I’ve decided to repeat week 3 again. I don’t think I am quite ready to move on to the next step. I am still struggling to meet the second set of 3 minute jogging. I’ve also noticed that I am experiencing some lower back pain now and then when I go to lie down at night. I’m not sure if it is tied to the jogging/walking yet. I figure that this might give my body some time to adjust.

If I can toss in a few words about being sore and training…I was more or less a play through the pain kind of girl (as long as it wasn’t an acute sharp pain). Long term pain shouldn’t be ignored (achem Hi Pot, it’s Kettle) but many times it’s just your body getting used to something. Ok. That’s it. Oh, and I’m not a doctor so you maybe shouldn’t listen to me or put stock in what I say.

Personally, I think Voice of Reason can hit her Stretch Goal. Anyone else? I should start a pool and give half the money to her 😉



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I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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2 Responses to Guest Post – Voice of Reason: Checking in and Setting Goals

  1. Sue says:

    I’d never bet against Voice of Reason, so I say she can hit her goal.

    As for the pain – I tend to agree with Baking Suit. Some things are just a part of starting to exercise. If that’s the case, the pain will go away. Keep doing what you’re doing. If the pain persists, or gets worse, maybe stop and talk to a doctor before you continue. Just to be sure all is OK, and if it’s not, get it fixed. Pain is your body talking to you. It might just be saying, “WTF?!” Or it might actually be telling you something is wrong.

  2. Pingback: Guest Post – Voice of Reason: Adjustments « bakinginmybathingsuit

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