Weigh day today and the scale showed at 197.6, which is -1.8 from last week and -0.4 from where I was a few weeks ago, so I'm making the loss in small increments. I'm also getting back into the workout routine after having a shaky exercise week last week. I'm starting to feel my strength returning after last week's dratted cold and I pushed myself at the gym both yesterday and today (and I can really feel it in the muscles by my ribs every time I breathe in too deeply).
I'm trying out a new workout plan of different times for particular days. Instead of going to the gym twice on Mondays and Fridays for both weight training and spinning, I'm going to sleep in the extra hour those days for some added rest and to try to hold off some of the exhaustion and do the spinning class in the evening (though I missed it yesterday because when I got there at my normal time fifteen minutes prior to class, it was already full). Then on Tuesday through Thursday I'll hit the gym at my normal early time before work for a mix of cardio and weight training. Saturday and Sunday are optional depending on how energetic I'm feeling, what our plans are, and what I want to eat (hey, gotta exercise to burn some of those calories!).
We're going to give it a try these next couple weeks and see how the new schedule goes. In the meantime, I'm off for an early bedtime since I'm meeting with the trainer in the morning for measurements and hopefully some cool new exercises--bring it on!