Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday February 8 recap

I did 5 miles this morning and was wiped for the rest of the day. Stayed on point but ate all my APs. This is the 2nd week I've done 5 miles on Sunday and both days I'm ravenous and exhausted the rest of the day. I truly hope this starts to get less exhausting or what's going to happen when I have to do 10 or 13 miles to get ready for the half marathon.

Of course part of the exhaustion could be due to lack of caffeine. That's right, my first full day without a diet pepsi in a very very long time. No headache which was good but man was I jonesing for one. This part I know gets easier!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Embracing Hard is Hard!!

Last week I started out raring to go. I was taking names and kicking ass. By Wednesday the scale had not budged, well that's not true it just budged up instead of down. And I got slack. All because of a stupid number. In the end I still managed to lose 0.4 this week but I'm angry at myself because it could have easily been 1.4 had I stuck to my goals. This week, the scale is getting put away and I'm not stepping on again until next Saturday at my meeting. I'm going to embrace hard again, stay on point, get in my workouts and trust the plan.

From my previous post:

1. I did this workout 2x last week. I'm aiming for 3 this week. I love it because it's challenging and it's set up in a way that I can continue to alter it slightly to keep it challenging for quite some time. Also, it's quick and I can break it up throughout the day if I need to.

2. Embracing hard- it kills me to not weigh myself daily. But I know this is the healthy way to do it. I will snack and make not the best choices as long as I continue to see good numbers on the scale each day. STOOOPID!!!

3. I drank diet soda every day this week. I know BOOOOO. I have a real hard time saying no when it's in the house. Today I drank the last can and have no money to buy more until Friday. My ultimate goal is to have one small bottle a week when I get groceries. There have been other times in my life when I did this so I know it's possible. But I pity my husband and daughter for the next few days. There will definitely be some Tylenol consumed, I get wicked withdrawal headaches.

4. Last Sunday I ran 5 miles and felt awesome. Monday I was aiming for a faster 3 miles and just felt horribly sluggish. Then I proceeded to not do another run the entire week. DOH! Not going to cut it if I want to do 13.1 miles in October. Tomorrow is another 5 miler and I am committing to doing at least 4 runs this week.

My goal loss for next week is 1.6 pounds. I really want that 5 pound star LOL.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bloggy (and non bloggy) Inspiration

I've had a few things that are really sticking with me this week from blogs and magazines.

1. In reading Runner's World, they had a 15 strength workout using nothing but a stability ball. I've been thinking I need to get back to weight training for months now but haven't had the energy to work out a plan. So I tore this out and started it today. It's tough enough to feel like a challenge but in 4-6 weeks I'll be ready to move on to something more challenging and will hopefully be ready to plan something more in depth.

2. Embracing hard - A cake for a wife blogged about this and it really kind of stuck. I think it did for a lot of people, lots of blogging about it this week LOL. And it's so true. Very often I call it in as Jillian would say and that just isn't going to cut it if I want to reach my goals.

3. I Quit...Again discussing a Month to live. I've been wanting to cut the soda out but having a really hard time with it. This post made me go HMMMMMM. I could probably do this for a week. So today is my last day for soda. Tomorrow I give it up for a week. Hopefully that will be enough to give it up for good, except for the occasional one.

4. My sister wants us to do a half marathon in October. I want to do a half marathon in October and my mother is contemplating doing it as well. Perhaps even my father and youngest sister. That just sounds really cool to me, a family event!!! But it means a lot of work given my propensity for injury.

I'm hoping that these motivational bits will keep me pushing for the next couple of weeks. I'm aiming for my 10% by the end of February - that's 5 pounds and totally doable!!!

Weigh In

Well I didn't lose the 2.6 but I did lose 0.6 Putting me at a solid 13 pounds total since I started WW in August.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weigh In

It was awesome this week. Down 3 pounds!!!! I'm aiming for down another 2.5 for next week to hit 15 pounds total and get another 5 pound star.

Plus I've been tagged by Mary Beth over at Boo Bear's Place Seven Random Facts about me.

1. I have a degree in Psychology but work as an interior decorator.

2. I HATE doing dishes but love doing laundry.

3. If I could hibernate all winter I would, but I choose to live in a place where you can count on at least a week or two of -40 degree weather during every 5 month winter we have.

4. I hate wearing shoes and socks.

5. I love going to the movies by myself.

6. My daughter was 8 weeks old at my wedding, which was a full wedding with 150 guests.

7. My ideal afternoon would be spent curled up on the sofa or in bed devouring a book from beginning to end.

I'm supposed to tag some more people too. But instead I'm just going to throw it out there to anyone who might be reading. I'd love to learn more about all of you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Great Week!!

It really has been a great week. I've only used 13 of my flex points. I got workouts in, I tracked everything. And I've lost weight, how much will come tomorrow.

But I realized that there are areas for improvement so goals for the upcoming week is to meet my fruit/veggie minimums this week, EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Last Tuesday

I ha used up all of my flex points and was still going strong. This week with my new accountability I have used up 4 of my flex points. And I feel fine Not all that tempted by junk food. I'm so happy this is working even a little bit. And I can't wait to weigh in on Saturday.