Weight Loss Check In (September 23)

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It’s that magical time….my weight loss check in!

I actually haven’t written in two weeks because last Wednesday I injured myself.  I went to the doctor last Friday and was diagnosed with tendinitis in my Achilles.

I wasn’t doing anything fun when the injury occurred.  Just plain ol’ walking.  I couldn’t really walk and was worried I either tore the Achilles or it was going to tear.

The doctor calmed my fears with a few simple tests, said I’d start to feel 100% in two weeks and I hobbled off.  He gave me some Achilles stretches to start doing when I feel better.  I’ll begin them today.  I’m only a week out from my two week prognosis, but I feel confident that I won’t overdo it with the stretches.

Since I haven’t been able to do much in the exercise department, this will be fairly short.

Weight Loss So Far


My overall journey began in November of 2015.  I had just turned 30 and was seven months postpartum.  I joined Weight Watchers and had some success.  In January of 2016 I discovered Whole30 and it really transformed the way I eat.  I love Whole30!  It was helpful that I had been trying to eat well immediately before.  I loved finding new recipes and trying new foods.

Exercise has been slow going the entire time.  I can get my food on track, but for some reason I can’t seem to find the time in my head or in life to get a workout in.  I’ve started to space out exercising throughout the day at work which has been really helpful.

I do take my lunch walks, but I really haven’t been focusing on fitness.  Overall I have lost thirty pounds just by eating better and moving more.

Have I made changes? Yes. Can I do better? Absolutely.

I really want to make this a weekly Check-In to discuss all kinds of progress and things related to my weight loss journey.

Here are the things I want to discuss:

  1. Wins
  2. Losses
  3. Progress
  4. Goals for the next week


I really kept an eye on what I was eating.  I haven’t completely eliminated sugar again, but I did start taking it out of my coffee, so that’s a win!

I started a squatting challenge with my moms group.  I really enjoy squats.  You’re able to sneak them in throughout the day.  You can read more about sneaking in exercise here.


We wrapped up another fitness challenge but I unfortunately couldn’t keep up in the last week.  I am really bummed, but feel confident that resting my ankle will be beneficial later on.

I haven’t been able to do my lunch walks which is really unfortunate.  It’s more important that I heal properly so I don’t have a nagging Achilles injury.

I unfortunately had to stop Couch to 5k to heal my ankle.  I will look to start it back up sometime in October!

Free Pass


Unfortunately with an injury, the scale isn’t budging.

The good news is this won’t change my end goals.  I will keep on once I am able.  I am just stuck right now nursing the injury.

I am confident after the two weeks I can begin my regular workout routine and continue losing this weight.

Goals For Next Week

I will continue to work on my Achilles stretching. I am going to add in two days of walking next week and start building on getting back into Couch to 5k.

I really want to knock out white bread and either switch to whole grains or eliminate it all together and do a Whole30.  I might take the weekend to think about this.

It’s focus time, baby!

Do you have any fitness goals for the week?


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