Weekly Update – January 21, 2013

I got sick last week, then got my tattoo finished on Friday, so my workouts just… weren’t. But sometimes we have to listen to our bodies – it appears I had a (relatively) mild version of the flu – tired, achy, chills, then hot flashes, but no coughing, sneezing, stomach bug, etc. Just really, really tired. Here’s my new ink:





I tried to get extra rest and eat well, and just accept that sometimes, stuff happens. Hopefully, that’s enough.

Weight stats as of January 20, 2013:

Weight: 144.0 lbs
Body Fat %: 28.2%
Body Water %: 52.2%
BMI: 24.6

Change from last weigh in:
Weight: +0.2 pounds up
Body Fat: no change
Body Water: no change
BMI: +0.1 up

Change from December 17, 2012:
Weight: 141.0 lbs – (1.0 pounds down)
Body Fat %: 29.0% – (0.8% down)
Body Water: 52.0% – +0.2% up
BMI: 24.9 – (0.3 down)


No swimming. I made it to the pool on 2013/01/14, only to not be able to swim because the lifeguard didn’t show up for work! Blech.


2013/01/15 – 3.0 miles in 38:03 (treadmill)


2013/01/15 – 20.0 miles in 50:25 (trainer)

Hot Yoga

No hot yoga this week.

Weight Training

No weight training.

So, like I said, not the best of weeks, but I was sick, so I’m OK with it as it is. Again, other than a couple of scrambled eggs for lunch one day, and an egg to make gluten free pancakes, I ate vegan again all week. I’m really proud of myself for sticking it out for as long as I have, without feeling cranky, deprived, or even that it’s hard. The hardest part has been cooking two full separate meals each night – the men in my life will not eat most of the vegetables I’m cooking to replace my meat, and they won’t give up their meat, either! We’ll figure it out…

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4 Responses to Weekly Update – January 21, 2013

  1. PlumPetals says:

    LOVE the tattoo! Really stunning work!
    Hope you feel better soon & figure out the cooking situation.

    • Kris says:

      Thanks! I’m really happy with how it turned out. The flu sucked, and as for the cooking… well, I’m making them handle a lot of their own cooking now. 🙂

  2. Carina says:

    Can they cook the meat for themselves? That’s our deal at home. I cook something healthy and vegetarian, and if my husband wants to add meat, it’s totally up to him. Also, I haven’t used it yet, but I got a cookbook for Xmas called “Double Take,” and the premise is a single recipe for 90% of the process, then two different final 10%s (one veg, one not). Maybe you can look for that or something similar. Feel better!

    • Kris says:

      Yes, that’s one answer. I’ll have to look for that cookbook – I’m trying to find a number of different dishes that we’ll all eat. The issue isn’t so much the meat, as it is my family hates vegetables! That complicates things. 🙂

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