Weigh-in: 227.0 - Up 2lbs - Down 107.6 overall.
I continued to follow the dietician's advice to stay between 1800 and 2000 calories and focus on all the different food groups. With the exception of Thursday when I was traveling for work and did eat out twice and wasn't able to exercise. This is the first time I've seen a gain this big since I started this whole thing! It could be fluid retention due to problems with my knee, but I'm pretty sure that some of it is actually a gain. I told myself that I would give this new plan 2 weeks and I have. It's officially not working and I'm going back to my 29 points (that the dietician thinks is too little) and eating back my exercise points. She may have degrees, but I obviously know what works for me and what doesn't. Hopefully I'll see the scale go back in the other direction this week!
High of the Week: Tuesday was my Week 8, Day 1 run. It was supposed to be 28 minutes, but I wanted to see what it would feel like to do 3.1 mi to make sure I was ready for race day tomorrow. I was able to do the 3.1 and in under 35 minutes! I was so excited.
Low of the Week: I woke up on Thursday morning and my left knee felt slightly funny and kept bothering me more throughout the day. I was on the road for almost 5 hours travelling for work, so I was stuck in a small space w/o room to stretch. I had planned to run down by the river near where I was staying and was really excited to do so. By the time I checked in to my hotel around 6pm, it was clear that running was not in the cards. I was also afraid to do the elliptical at the hotel b/c I couldn't quite tell what was wrong or how serious it was. There's a lot of pressure in my knee and a bump below and to the outside of my knee cap. I decided to rest and ice it for the night. Yesterday, I headed back home and was in the car for another 5 hours...it just seemed to get worse/more swollen. I decided last night to just go ahead and do the elliptical since it's no impact. That, surprisingly, made it feel better and the swelling went away for a little while. I still have no idea what is causing it. It is still there today, but it doesn't hurt, so I'm going to do my 5k tomorrow. I'm sad that I probably won't finish in the time that I wanted to, but I will still finish!!
That's the short version of my weekly update. I'll post pics and a race recap tomorrow after my 5k :)