Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 1 - Week 2 Weekly Weigh In

Hey Guys!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I actually did really well with my eating.  Yesterday I ate a normal dinner with my family and even had dessert but I stayed within my weekly allotted extra points that Weight Watchers gives.

Today I weighed in and I lost exactly 2 pounds.  I was hoping for a 4 or 5 but I will take it.

Week 2 - 146.8 pounds.

Today I walked on the treadmill at an incline for about 45 minutes.  I ran a mile in the middle somewhere, too.

Hope you all have a great week!  I'm making a yummy pumpkin/banana bread recipe I got from  We have our weekly family night called Family Home Evening and I wanted to make sure that I could also eat the treat!  I'll post a pic with the recipe later.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 5 - Week 1

Hello Everyone!!

I am just about to go to bed after finishing Day 5 of Week 1!  I am so proud of myself.  It has been a looooong time since I've been committed to watching what I eat and working out regularly.  Tonight I passed up..... ice cream & caramel popcorn BUT I did go out to lunch with my husband and that was GREAT!  I ordered water (before it was always a Sprite) and I ordered Terriyaki chicken with steamed broccoli.  Super yummy and I felt good about not giving in to my temptation of always getting unhealthy food at restaurants.

This morning I played 2 hours of tennis but didn't break much of a sweat so I only gave myself about 2-3 points for that.  After I went to the gym and walked for a half an hour and burned about 350 calories because I walked at an incline keeping an eye on my heart rate to make sure I stayed in the fat burning zone.

Yep, you are reading that right.  I only walked for 1.21 miles but I burned 357 calories!!  LOVE walking at an incline.  Plus, my Plantar doesn't seem to act up as bad as when I run.  Don't get me wrong, I will still run just not as much as before.

I'm going to be a little bit hungry but that is okay.  I know that my body is adjusting to eating the calories that I should be eating.  My husband and I were chatting after we went to lunch and I told him how usually I am STUFFED after we ate out but this time I felt satisfied.  It's actually a really good feeling.  :)

Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!  Wish me luck!  The weekends are the hardest for me, especially Sundays because I don't workout on that day so I don't earn extra points.  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 4 - Week 1

Hey guys!

Yes, I am still doing it!!!  I'm super hungry right now so I need to hurry so I can go and have a healthy dinner.

Today for exercise I played 2 hours of doubles tennis with my league.  I didn't break that much of a sweat so I didn't give myself that many points.  It was FREEZING but I warm up fast when I am out moving around.

If you are doing this with me will you take a minute to check in with a comment??

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 3 - Week 1

Hello Everyone!

It is day 3 and I am still sticking with the plan.  I did not go to the Weight Watchers meeting today as I am going to try to do it on my own with your support.  I know how to do the plan, it is just "doing" it that is the hard part.

This morning after I dropped off my kids I went to the gym and got on the treadmill.  I ran at a 6.0 for one mile and then I did a walking interval.  It was super hard but I realized that this is something I CAN do instead of running like a mad woman.  My legs feel great now and I burned a ton of calories!

Yep, that's right!  I burned 700 calories mostly walking on the treadmill in about 1 hour and 5 minutes!!  My incline was at 21-27% most of the time but my speed was only 2.0.  Isn't that incredible!!  So.....  if you don't have access to the gym or a treadmill, go and find a very steep hill and walk it!!

You guys might think I am strange but I LOVE to sweat when I am working out.  It shows me just how hard my body is working and how it is getting rid of unwanted junk!  Here is a back view of my shirt.  Just wanted to share.  LOL!
The only problem is that I cannot find my WW book and I need to figure out how many pointsplus I earned for a high intensity workout for an hour!  Anyone??

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 2 - Week 1

Good morning all!!!

I woke up totally starving today but was very happy that I stayed within my Weight Watchers points/calories yesterday.  Yay me!!  I was tempted throughout the night but I said "no, thank you" every time.  Here is a very unflattering picture of me that we took last night.  Honestly the dress looked so much better in my bathroom mirror!

Did I not tell you that I usually hide my weight well?   This dress did not hide it!!  LOL!!  That's okay, though because I still a very happy person.  I just want to be healthy!

No exercise yet even though I am in my workout clothes.  I need to go run a few miles!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 1 - Week 1 Check In & Weigh In

Hello Everyone!

Wow! I have missed this blog but I definitely need it now.  Today I am making a commitment to get healthy.  I know it's weird starting on Halloween with all the other holidays coming up but that doesn't mean I cannot enjoy them, I just need to have moderation.  So here we go.... starting completely over!

Week 1

Weight - 148.8 (Can you believe I was at 117 after I ran the marathon 2 years ago?)

Today's Exercise
Singles tennis with friend for 1 1/2 hours.  I ALMOST beat her!!!  We were running all over the court.

I am doing the Weight Watchers plan still so I have 29 points plus extra for tennis.

Here is a picture from this week.  I will try to post a new one every week.  I usually gain the weight in my middle and in my face.

Leave a comment here if you are doing it with me!!!  Good luck everyone.  We can do this!  Get up and get moving!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Starting Over - Week 1!!

Hey everyone!

Okay, I officially started doing Weight Watchers AGAIN and exercising this past Monday.  I thought I would also make sure I journal everything over here for those of you who want to do it with me again.  If you would like to read my entire journey from before when I lost close to 50 pounds (10 was when I had H1N1 so I don't really count it) just go to the beginning of this blog.

Weight:  147.6  (I've gained 10 pounds since my last post!)


Monday:  Ran 1 mile at 5.0, walked 1/4 of a mile, Ran another mile at 5.0, walked another 1/4 mile, upper body workout with weights.  100 abdominal exercises.
Total: 2 miles ran, 1/2 mile walked

Tuesday:  Ran 2 miles at 5.0 - 6.1, Walked 1 mile

Wednesday:  6 miles on the bike going 90 rpm's, elip. machine 10 minutes (1 mile)

Today:  Ran 3 miles in 31 minutes at 5.5 - 6.2!!  So excited to be running again!  Walked 1 mile.  Lifted weights for upper body.

So, those of you who have been following me know that I have severe Plantar Fasciitis, which is REALLY painful!  I have gone to therapy, have custom insols, etc.  I just have to stretch really good.  I also just purchased these AWESOME socks that I sleep in at night called Strassburg Socks.  Here's a pic of how silly they look.  I don't know why but when I wear them I get the Pippy Longstocking song stuck in my head!  LOL!

I highly recommend this sock to anyone who is having problems with tight calves, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, etc.  I noticed the difference in one day!!  I am going to continue to wear them every night.

GOAL:  Run a 10K on the 4th of July in Utah.  It will be my 3rd year in a row if I am up to it!  Anyone in Utah want to do it with me??