Thursday, April 26, 2012

Week 15

1/2 a lb is still a loss. Its not bothering me. I wasn't able to get in my usual Thur am workout. I switched Thur & Fri this week b/c of our schedule. I made today my rest day and tomorrow a workout day. Even though I did take the kids on a walk this morning before lunch. Beautiful 70* weather here, but pushing a 28# kid in a stroller and wearing a 20# baby on my back is a workout. I was drenched in sweat and burned quite a few calories. We have family coming to visit and I know I won't be able to eat healthy or watch my calories as easily. I have to be flexible though or this weight won't stay off.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Week 14

I'm so glad it's showing on the scale that I had a good week. Since mid-Jan I've lost 32#, plus the 5# before I really started keeping track. This also means I have 5 wks to hit my goal of getting to 200 by Memorial weekend. 9# in 5 wks seems totally doable. And if I don't hit it, I should be pretty damn close. I also want to note that I lost 3.5# in a week that I had dinner with friends at The Melting Pot {including cheese dip, salad and dessert} and another night I met a friend for a margarita. You can lose weight without depriving yourself of foods {and drinks} you like. And I only got in 4 workouts this week.
 I'm really starting to notice the extra skin on my arms, my boobs, my stomach. Ugh, its so ugly! I'm dreaming of future surgeries. Getting my boobs lifted is #1 on that list.
And this chica has me inspired to do a 5k. I don't know when. Maybe next spring. There are some really close to me that are in the fall. I was looking at the C25K program and I definitely don't need to start at the beginning. Around the longest that I've jogged at once is 3 min. I've been doing 1-2 min or so. So today I worked on every interval jogging at least 3 min. And 2 of the intervals I got up to about 4.5 min. I was pretty impressed with myself. Yesterday I started using the MapMyRun app to track as I'm walk/jogging. To say I love it is an understatement. Gives me my time, pace, distance, calories burned and I'm sure there's more.

Here's some updated pics...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Week 13

I have no idea how I lost a lb this week. It was a rough week with the kids and my hormones are all out of whack since I'm weaning. I pretty much ate like I was PMSing. More than once this week when I went up to bed I was carrying a full pkg of Ritz crackers and the pkg was empty by the time I fell asleep. I know better but did it anyways. The only thing that saved me was walking 3.84 miles on Wed evening. That walk felt awesome! I'm still really struggling with portion size. Every week, G & I have popcorn Friday. That's our afternoon snack and we watch the movie Cars (his favorite). We have our own popper and I originally made 2 qt of popcorn. I'd give him about 3 cups and I'd have 5 cups. We ate that and I went back and made another 2 qt of popcorn. Why can't I be happy with just a small amount? Part of me wonders if I shouldn't go to therapy. If the mental me isn't fixed then the physical me will never be fixed. I'm not someone that really thinks too deeply about stuff. Nor am I great (not even good) at communication. I think seeing a therapist would help me with that. Help me correct my way of thinking. It's getting late and I still need to get my workout in. I skipped yesterday since I had a girls night at The Melting Pot and ate more than I should have. Plus I had a martini. So I really need to make up of it today.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Week 12

4/5/12 I won't go into details. This isn't a mom blog and most are grossed out by anything breastfeeding. Plus its not an interesting story anyway. I'll just say that I'm weaning. Therefore, I'm carrying some extra weight in the boobie area right now. I was pretty happy to see a 1# loss. Funny how just a few weeks ago I was totally bummed to see 1# less on the scale. Right this very moment I am wearing my size 14 capris that have been my motivation pants. They're still too tight to wear in public yet, but they are on, fastened and zipped up. Our schedule is out of whack this week so I've had to get on the elliptical TuWTh. I'm up to 25 min and level 2 on the interval cycle. Just isn't the same as getting outside. I feel like I should write more but I'm just not in a writing mood. Later

Monday, April 2, 2012

productive weekend

Saturday started out with a 3.6 mile walk. My shoes that I've been using were getting pretty bad. I didn't want to risk hurting something if I tried mixing in some jogging too. Now I have a nice blister on my pinky toe. That afternoon while running errands, I got new shoes. These [pretty]bad boys. I also picked up some new earphones. [Pretty] pink ones. Oddly enough I feel tougher/stronger in girly colors. Getting shoes just for running felt awesome. I guess it's because I'm proud of myself for actually sticking with a workout routine for so long. Yes, 2 1/2 months is a long time in fatland. The highlight of my day was being told I look skinnier. I'd seen someone that I haven't seen since the beginning of Dec. Not even someone that I'm close to. It felt so good to hear. OldNavy was having their 50% of clearance sale so I grabbed some motivation clothes; size Lg tops, size 12 jeans and size 10 khakis. I also found some cute tanks that I bought in XL for this summer. With the abnormally hot spring we are having, I think I'll get some good use out of them. Only paid full price for a pair of bermuda shorts that I know I'll get good use out of this summer. I loved being able to pick size Lg and feel confident that they will fit without trying them on. I've heard/read so many times of how it takes your mind a while to catch up to your body when its comes to size. I dealt with that when I lost my first 40# on WW. I'm trying to be more mindful of it this time. One errand I didn't get to check off my list was the jewelry store. They closed before I could get there. I need to get my engagement rind and wedding band resized. Or at least something done. They are so big that they just fall off. I was also about 70# heavier when we got married. I hate to have to have them altered but I care more about being able to wear them again. Sunday morning I got in 2.9 miles. It took me 43 min and I jogged 14 min. I was trying to push myself to jog 20 min but it was hotter than I'm used to and I don't do well in the heat. My new shoes made a huge difference. I'm so glad I made the splurge.