Today was a great day again. It feels so good to be in the right frame of mind and the drama at home/work is settling down - not completely over - but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
We (the family) went to Swiss Chalet tonight for the Festive Special. The entire meal, including 2 Lindors is 14 points (without the bun)! That's it! It was so good. I enjoyed every mouthful. It did put me over my daily points of 26 by 6 points but today is the end of my Weight Watchers week and I still had 20 Weekly Points so it was not a problem, plus I've started keeping track of Activity Points. I hadn't been counting them because when I tried WW before I would "eat" them and that was giving me an excuse to eat crappy food. I think I'm in a better place now with food and I know I can easily manage on my allotted points and dipping into my Weekly Points when I need to.
Then I came home and hit the treadmill to get it in before The Biggest Loser. I did 1.33 miles in 30 minutes. I hit a mile at exactly 22 minutes. My comfortable stride seems to be 2.9-3.1 mph, anything more than 3.1 mph and I have to run to keep up with the treadmill. I'm only 5 feet tall and my stride is short so I have to take real quick steps to keep up. I know when I used to walk outside, my stride was longer, so I could cover more distance faster - it seems harder to take longer strides on the treadmill, but its something to focus on as I go forward.
And...I did discover why I had such a hard time yesterday. My son had set the treadmill at the 10% incline! The incline is manual, the front of the treadmill fits into slots on the frame so when you turn the treadmill on, it doesn't tell you where it is. So I didn't notice today until after I got off but I was so determined to do better today than I did yesterday so that I just pushed myself and didn't even notice.
My glutes and quads are screaming now though - so definitely the 10% difference had an effect!
So..remember I'm a Biggest Loser Virgin, this is my first season...now they all go home? What happens next? I guess I thought it was like other reality shows where when they get to the "Final Four", they have some major challenge to determine the winner..by nature of the show, I guess The Biggest Loser has to be the one who lost the most weight, right?