Thursday, December 9, 2010

Week 2 - Day 1 Picture & Weigh In

Hi Everyone!

Here is this week's pic and my weigh in info.

Weight:  136.2 (lost 4 pounds)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Week 1 - Day 4

Hi Everyone!

I am just finishing day 4 and I am really proud of myself.  Besides a little chocolate tonight (which I will use my bonus points for) I have stayed within my limit everyday.  I have this TERRIBLE stomach thing going on while my body is adjusting to the fiber from all the fruit, whole grains, etc. but that will get better. I kind of remember this last time, too.

I know I said I wasn't going to weigh myself until next Wednesday but I stepped on the scale tonight just to see if I had lost anything and I have.  I will not tell you the amount until next Wednesday.  Remember that I have had stomach issues (LOL) which is some of the weight loss.

Here is what I've eaten today.  Normally I don't eat two microwave meals in one day due to the sodium content but my husband made dinner that wasn't the best choice and I had one handy.

Banana - 0 Points
WW Vanilla Oatmeal - 3 Points
Vitalicious Vitatop Chocolate Muffin - 3 Points
Pineapple: 0 Points
Pita from Healthy Choice: 8 Points

Fiber One Bar: 4 Points
Apple: 0 Points
Sugar Free Hot Apple Cider - 0 Points
Lean Cuisine - 5 Points
Ice Cream Skinny Cow - 4 Points
Beef Jerky - 1 Point
1 Stick of Pez - 1 Point

I know that I should have had more veggies today.  I will do better tomorrow.  I also had a ton of water today which I really needed since my body is losing a lot of fluids trying to adjust.

How are you all doing???

Monday, November 29, 2010

Starting Over. Week 1, Day 1

Hi Everyone!

Here I go again!  I am completely starting almost over with Weight Watchers.  I am 15 pounds above my Lifetime weight of 125 pounds.  I got down a lot lower than that during my marathon training but realistically I am good for my height at 125.

I promised I would post some beginning pics again this time.  Not very flattering but I've just got to do it.    I will post pics every week after I weigh in.  Next Wednesday will be the beginning of week 2 for me.  I went today because I wanted to get started on the new WW program right away but I don't get weighed in again until next Wednesday.

Week 1:

Weight: 140.2 (YIKES!)

First goal:  130 (by CHA at the end of January)

Next goal:  125 (by Cricut Cruise at the end of February)

     I never thought that I would gain back some of the 50 pounds I lost but I did and if I'm not careful I am going to gain it all back.  It started when I got Plantar Fasciitis and had to stop running.  I know that I can do other exercises but it is totally mental with me.  I lost 50 pounds the year I was training for my marathon and in my mind that is what I relate to my weight loss.  I am going to try super hard to get it in my head that I CAN BE SUCCESSFUL with other exercising.  I also am a very emotional eater and I have been eating at night when I am having a hard time getting my 5 kids to sleep.  I need to find a solution to that eating, too.

Exercise:  None today but getting up bright and early in the am to meet a friend at the gym.

Please comment and share what you are doing on your journey.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's ME again!!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I have gained back 10 of the pounds that I lost so today I am starting FRESH!  I am going to do it 100% like I did a year ago and really work on eating within my points & working out an hour a day, 6 days a week.

I promise to update better on this blog!  I am off to the gym right now for an hour.  Wish me luck!  We are also running a 10K on July 5th!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This is great faith and enduring....

I don't know if any of you have been following Stephanie's story but her and her husband were in an airplane accident.  Her life changed so much afterwards and she became a great pillar of strength to so many, including myself.  Here is a video that our church put together about her story.  It is amazing.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Where have I been?

Hi everyone!!

I am so sorry I haven't posted lately.  I am feeling like I have overcommitted myself to too many things.  I am trying to get my life back on track so I can do the things that I truly love and one of them is sharing my fitness goals.

I am no longer doing the marathon on April 24th due to my being sick for 3 weeks and not exercising at all.  I am still going with my husband but I will be his cheerleader instead.  I am just not feeling it for me this time.

I was able to run 5 miles on Monday BUT I am still sore today and it is Wednesday!!  That is so nuts to me because I used to run 6 miles at least 3-4 times in one week!!  I want to build myself back up again.  I am going to head on over to the gym in a little bit this morning.  My goal for running is to do whatever I can.

I hope you all have a terrific day!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Marathon Training Schedule

Since many of you have asked I wanted to share my running schedule. This is by Hal Higdon. I do not run or exercise on Sundays so I had to switch my week around a bit. I just make sure I get the running in. Because we are starting our training later this time we have to start at week 8. I have already ran the 3 miles, 6 miles, and will do the 3 miles tomorrow. Our long run will be 13 miles this Saturday or we will just do the best we can.

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Going well!

Except for the fact that I have been STARVING this week, things seem to be going well. I am back to my marathon training and I am loving it and hating it at the same time!! Is that even possible?

This past Monday I ran for 3 miles, yesterday I rested and today I ran 6 miles. The 6 miles didn't even kill me!! I could have probably ran another 2 miles today. It must have been the protein bar I ate before the workout. It seemed to have helped.

I went to Weight Watchers this morning and I lost 2.6 pounds. Yea me!!! That is quite an accomplishment. I guess I have to feel hunger sometimes. When I get to the point where I am never hungry then I need to worry. That means that I am snacking too much.

I hope you are all having a GREAT week!! Tomorrow I am going to run another 3 miles, then rest on Friday and attempt to run 13 miles on Saturday. Wish me luck!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quick Update

Hi everyone!!!

Okay here is what I have been able to accomplish this week with running.

Monday - ran 4 miles

Wednesday - ran 5 miles

Thursday - ran 2 miles

The counting points has not been going well for me. I will be honest. I do GREAT for the first half of the day and then get sooo hungry at night that I just throw it all out the window. I am not giving up or giving in. I just need to try harder. Plus, I am an emotional eater and we have been having some challenges with some of our children lately. I just go in my office and have stuff I shouldn't be eating.

What am I going to do about all of this??? Well, my husband and I have decided that we are going to run our next marathon in April in Louisville, Kentucky. If you live near there and would like to come and cheer us on we would love that!!! My training starts officially on Monday with a long run the following Saturday. My back is still sore but much better. Hopefully the running won't make it worse. After I ran 5 miles this week my back felt great by that night.

I went to weight watchers this week to weigh in and I was at 129.2. My lifetime goal is 125 so I was not lifetime this week. I will work on that for next week.

So, for today I have had 1 FiberOne Chocolate bar for 2 points. I am going to drink a lot of water. Have a big salad with a sandwich for lunch. Fruit & veggies for snacks, and a dinner of a frozen meal. I can do this!!!

My point goal for each day before working out is 20 points. The more I run, the more points I get.

Monday, February 1, 2010

This is the most current pic I could find of me that is full length. This was taken on our Disney Cruise but I have gained back about 3-5 pounds since then. I think I was at my all time weight goal when we went on the cruise.

Starting Fresh and Training!!

Hi Everyone!!

Okay, I am serious this time!!! I am not going to gain back my weight, even though it has been slowly creeping back. I am fighting this!!!! I started counting my Weight Watchers points this morning and I am going to go to my meeting this Wednesday.

I also start my marathon training today. Even though my back is still sore from where I fell down the stairs 2 weeks ago. I ran on the treadmill 4 miles!!! I wasn't able to do it all at a super fast pace like I used to but I feel like I am kind of starting over. I also ran 3 miles on Saturday. Tomorrow I am going to do the bike or elliptical machine. Wednesday I will try to run 5 miles. Thursday I will do the bike, rest on Friday and then attempt a long run on Saturday.

I hope you all are doing well!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quick Post this morning

Hi everyone!!

Well, can I tell you that this has been a hard year already since January 1st? I have been noticing that some of my bad eating habits have returned and some of my weight creeping back on. BUT......... I am DETERMINED that I am NOT going back to the way I was before!!!!

Yesterday I started writing down my Weight Watchers points again. I am giving myself 18 points until I get back where I was and then I will go to 24 points. Plus my activity points.
I ran 4 miles yesterday at a lower speed than I was used to. I just need to get in the habit again and it doesn't matter if I am not a speed racer!!

Today I am feeling a little queasy. I think I am getting that ugly 24 hour flu that my baby had yesterday. I hope not but I think I might be. I am going to take it a little easy with the exercise but I might walk a bit.

I really need to start setting some goals again this year and get them on paper. I might blow up my before picture and put it on the fridge. Something needs to get my mind off food!

I hope you all are having a fantastic week!! You can do it! Hang in there. I am!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1 year ago this week.......

Here is what I looked like before I started my journey one year ago. I will go take a pic and show you me now.

Here is a quote from Day 1 2009..

"Feeling discouraged!
Look at me, it's only Day 1 and I am already discouraged. I am soooo hungry. I'm trying to keep with the Weight Watchers points and I have done great. I'm just so tempted right now. I'm starting to 2nd guess why I am even doing this. I guess now is when I really need the support. I've already had my 8 glasses of water and I am working on my 10-12. I bet if I didn't start it today I would not be hungry at all. "