Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Fat Stats: Week 9

There was a crap ton of stuff going on this week. FGS spend last night puking her guts up - with that in mind I'm trying not to be to jealous of her weight loss (FIVE POINT TWO pounds).

I have been studying every single f'in free minute studying for my upcoming "MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development" certification exam. Yes, it is EVERY BIT as horrible as it sounds. Also, this was my first real week of counting calories. FGS does Weight Watchers online, but since I'm to cheap to cough up the monthly fee - I'm using the, every bit as good, Spark People. They both have mobile apps which make it really easy to track what you are cramming in your mouth.

Overall I did pretty good with my calorie intake. As usual though, I kind of blew it on the weekend. The kids went with Grandpa and Grandma to the circus. With a little 'free' time to ourselves, me and Mr. MT headed out for some cocktails. Three (very yummy) white russians later, and we weight loss for the week was a little lack luster (1.6).

Live and learn, right? Here's the week's damage:

Fat Girl Slim's Week 9 Numbers:

Muffin Top's Week 9 Numbers:

So, if we were on target with the 'Couch to 5K' plan, we should be running 30 minutes straight 3 times this week. That is, if we were - but since our 5K isn't until April 10th we haven't been super worried about being 'behind'. Last week our longest run was 20 minutes, instead of the required 25. The goal this week is to get up to that 25 minutes. So here's the plan:

Workout 1
Brisk 5 minute warmup walk, then
Jog 21.5 minutes (or about 2.15 miles)

Workout 2
Brisk 5 minute warmup walk, then
Jog 23 minutes (or about 2.3 miles)

Workout 3
Brisk 5 minute walk, then
Jog 25 minutes (or about 2.5 miles)

See that nice, gradual time increase? Can we do it? Yes we can!

I would love to write more, but studying bekons me :(


  1. Don't worry, you will do fine for your 5K. Adrenaline is good for at least a mile and if you are running 20 minutes straight you will have no problem pushing yourselves for the extra distance on race day.

  2. Dear Lord I hope so!!! At this point I can't even fathom doing 25, I hope you're right!