Weight Loss Check In.

I’ve been on Saxenda since April so I figure it’s about time for a progress report. Here’s a screenshot from MyFitnessPal!

That’s fresh, too. Just weighed myself this morning!

Now, I know I haven’t been working out much. I’m back to using most of my free time to write but I am sneaking in workouts when I can.

I am super excited to hit the 20 pound mark! I bet my weight loss will go faster once the weather is cooler. I lose all motivation when it’s hot. Dunno why but I’m just more productive in the cooler months than in the summer. Summer sucks.

Anyways, I’ll be trying to check in more often but I am so pleased with my progress so far! I can’t wait to finally reach my goals!

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Today’s Workouts: Double Whammy

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I had an interesting webinar about anti-racism so I was able to hit the under desk peddler while I listened to it. I was supposed to have an online appointment after work so I’d planned to have no time to workout when I got home; but it ended up getting moved. So, I threw in an extra one.

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I may not always make it to a few thousand steps in a day (ahh, the desk life) but I love that some days, I can sneak in just a tiny bit more activity. I may never get to the 6-pack abs 0% body fat range but, I’m happy with where things are trending. I hope I’ll be fitting into some of my smaller clothes before the end of the month!

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Today’s Workout: Abs

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I have my Ab Trainer app set to annoy me every day to do it and today I finally listened. I like this app because the workouts are short. They are so easy to fit into any point in the day and hard talk yourself out of. It’s only 8 minutes. Some of the exercises are standing, too. It’s not just crunches and sit-ups forever.

I’ll be getting in my cardio tomorrow if all goes according to plan. Probably the bike again as a time saving measure.

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Today’s Workout: It Burns

I really need to do more upper body work. It bugs me that I still have so many issues doing a damn pushup. I know the ability to perform pushups is not the be all and end all of fitness but it annoys me

But, on the upside, my efforts are paying off and I’m down to 215.8 with a total weight loss of 16.2 pounds!

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I am so excited and hopeful that I’ll be able to keep this up long term and hit my eventual goal of 170. I’m not gonna stress it and try to push for that before the end of the year, just getting under 200 before the end of the year will make me happy.

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Today’s Workout: Back on my feet!

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I did it! Sorta… I got up earlier but not as early as I wanted. I was able to get in a powerwalk and prep lunch and dinner so my calories were planned out for the rest of the day

It felt good to get on the treadmill again. I’m gonna work my way back up to form and finish C25K before the end of the year. I’m hoping running will get easier as I drop more weight. Less stress on my knees and ankles could help me level up to C210K much easier.

My weight hasn’t moved but I’m coming up on Shark Week so that’s normal. I’m probably retaining a bunch of water due to hormones and craving more salt. I’ll have to be patient about the scale moving in the right direction again.

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Today’s Workout: Making the most of lunch

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I didn’t have the chance to prep my lunch before I left for work so, I picked a place far off to get something to eat. It may have been a bagel with tuna (no mayo) and I know that’s a bunch of carbs but it was actually nice to be outside.

I don’t know if I’m in the place where I feel comfortable running outside again. Not in this heat for sure, but my main reasons for sticking to the treadmill were other people thinking they have a right to mock me while I’m running. Even if I feel good and I’m getting healthier, it’s disheartening to get teased. If you’re the type of person to do this, you’re not helping. If you think overweight people should go workout, maybe don’t laugh at them when they do.

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Today’s workout: Biking and Writing

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Oooh, look at that swanky minimalism in that graphic. Nice, Google Fit.

Anyways, I picked the stationary bike because I’m almost done with a rough draft of the next story I want to publish. My sales were meh for this month but ‘meh’ is a step up from none so I’ll take it.

I keep the resistance pretty high on this bike so I felt it in my thighs even after just 25 minutes. It is going to be cooling off so, I hope to get back to running next week and continue C25k. I won’t be able to write on the treadmill but I do need to learn that it’s ok to do one thing at a time.

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First workout of the week: Horrible heatwave

No lie, I’ve been keeping things really light. Power walking with 2 fans on and plenty of water to make sure I don’t fall down. I did notice my actual weight hasn’t been moving and I’m sure that can be because I’m not moving around as much but, I’m not going to push until I pass out. That’s just not happening.

I don’t plan on just using the entire summer as an excuse not to do harder workouts, I just want to make sure I can stay consistent and also be healthy. The last thing I need is to end up needing treatment for heat exhaustion so I can’t workout at all.

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First workout of the week: It’s too damn hot.

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Not an impressive feat but man, I do NOT do well in the heat. So, this workout is just a brisk walk. It may not mean much for my running progress but honestly, I’m firmly in the camp of a walk instead of a run is better than just sitting around. 

And I did manage to slide down on the scale 0.8 pounds. That’s 11.4 in total! I’ve also had to adjust how I shop for food because the Saxenda reduces my appetite so much. I may have to pay for the meds but my grocery bill is lower. I had to learn this the hard way unfortunately, since some food went bad before I could get to it.

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Official One Month On Sandexa

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At the beginning of this journey (there is a point where the word ‘journey’ just looses all meaning) I was pushing 230 and now I’m at 223.8. I find this promising! I bet this will go even faster if I workout more often but I am pleased.

In terms of side effects, I had noticed some stomach upset, a bit of dizziness, and bruising at my injection site but other than that, I’ve been ok! There the strange thing concerning my portions that feel so small and I’m full so quickly – even on healthy foods – that it makes me question how healthy I really was before this. But I’ll save that existential crisis for when I’m out of the 200 club.

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