Feb 4, 2015

Weigh-In Wednesday: 2/4/15

The sickness cycle has hit the Summers household, mainly Tucker and me. Danny's immune system is pretty solid since he comes in contact with only God knows what multiple times a week being a paramedic. Tuck had croup last week, then got a runny nose Saturday, then Monday night my throat felt like I was trying to swallow a steak knife, and now we are both full of snot. I got summoned for jury duty and my day was yesterday. Thankfully, my services were not needed and I was able to stay in bed/recliner all day. Well, more like un-thankfully since I ate a whole box of pasta salad over the course of the day and no less than 12 Birthday Cake Oreos. I'm not kidding. Every time I walked by the cabinet, I grabbed 1, sometimes 2. There are 2 left and the sooner those are out of my house the better!

Now that I've confessed my Oreo binge, let's move on to Weigh-In Wednesday!

Last Week: 161.0 lbs
This Week: 160.8 lbs
Change: -.2 lbs

I try to find the positive in most things. Like, yeah I lost practically no weight, but at least I'm maintaining. In the last 7 days, I worked out 2 of them. And Sunday was half-assed because it was supposed to be a total body day, and I had an arm workout wrote down. I didn't realize until halfway through. Then Monday I couldn't even muster up the energy to put my tennis shoes on. So, I've been maintaining. Which means my eating has been pretty great!

The beginning of a new month, brings the next step to my challenge that I started in January.
I didn't cheat once in January! I'm pretty proud of myself! I really think this method of healthier eating is the way to go for me. Only eliminating one thing at a time. Fried food might be difficult, but with some serious planning I can make it work. February brings lots of travel during the day for work, which means lunch on the road. Well, you can't eat a salad on the road. I can make this work though!
Last week I said I would share my Pinterest workout plans with you. Here is what I'm doing and what days I plan on doing them. So far, I haven't been very successful due to the sickness that's floating around my house.
On Tuesday and Thursday - I do a cardio workout and then a leg workout. I was able to do this last Tuesday and my legs were screaming for mercy.

On Wednesday and Saturday - I do a shorter cardio workout, abs and arms (arm workout is not pictured. It was too long for a notecard). I wasn't able to do this either day, but Thursday I did the short & sweet, sleek & slender abs, and the leg workout from above. I knew I needed to do legs because they were still really sore from Tuesday.

On Sunday - I do a cardio workout and a total body workout. There is a Sunday workout on the back of the Saturday card. I'm hoping when it warms up and I can get out and run for the 20 minutes of cardio. Right now, its not possible, but I'm counting this as a cardio workout. I did it without the actual cardio portion and it got my heart pumping.
That's the plan for the next month or so. I probably won't officially start the month until next week since last week and this week are messed up. They've been good test runs though. I've discovered how long each day should take (35-45 minutes), if the workouts are effective or not(sore muscles pretty much mean effective), and what the calorie burn looks like (leg day = 260ish calories).
If you want to see the workouts on Pinterest, visit my Motivation board HERE. The labels on the cards are what the pins are titled, or what is in the description.


  1. You're doing great, Erin! Maintaining and not gaining is a victory in itself AND the fact that you didn't cheat once with sweets in January... both awesome things! Feel better!!

  2. You are rocking this. Even after eating binge eating Oreo's and pasta you have a loss. That is awesome.

  3. You are so organized! I need to get like that! Hope you guys feel better soon!

  4. Your organization is impressive and I'm sure you'll successfully lose weight. I hope you feel better soon! estherdavison@gmail.com

  5. Okay, I need some index cards because that seems like it would hold me accountable and keep me on track. Great idea! So sorry to hear you all were sick! Despite your oreo binge, at least you are technically down in weight... ;)