Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer challenge weigh in

Still the same. Haven't been acting like a skinny person much. Very busy with kid activities. Camp and swimming activities seem to be worse than school year! No excuses, I know. But I still have time and I set a reasonable goal.

Happy that I am still 191. My birthday is next week. Motivated to do better. But might have to navigate around some birthday cake!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Keep on trucking, indeed!

Well I have had quite a week. My weigh in for today is 191. No change, and I'll happily take it.

First off, I had my medical test yesterday which I got increasingly stressed over and all is well! They gave me a sedative for the test so I was sleepy all day. So glad that's over and I'm even more resolved to remain healthy!

Second, both my kids have been plagued with ailments. They both had swimmers ear. Thing 2 recovered quickly, Thing 1 didn't. Then Thing 1 got her first dental appliance. Mouth pain. Then thing 1 got diarrhea and fever. So the week of camp I payed for was a wasted. The piano recital tonight for Thing 2 looks unlikely, and I'm hoping both girls can swim tomorrow in the special invitational meet.

That on top of Memorial Day weekend guests and I'm just glad we made it through. I'll happily take staying the same and start fresh today. I spent so much time in bed yesterday that I think even the slightest bit of exercise should move the scale!

Really, I am so grateful for so many things, health being foremost on my mind.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer challenge weigh in

Ugh! Really didn't do great, but my Friday weigh in resulted in nada. 191. Zero pounds lost. I honestly can't say next week will be better as this weekend friends were visiting and I am distracted by a medical test I have this week. Sigh. Mini goal for me: today to eat healthy, drink lots of water and clean out my pantry!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Challenge 2010!

OK I must admit I forgot about summer challenge, so thank you to Kandice for reminding me. I have had some distractions, and when I first read her reminder this morning, I thought, well I can't participate in this. But I can, and I must.

Starting weight today: 191 (sorry will be unable to take pics of scale).

Sad to say up two pounds from last week, but that's what not exercising and mindless eating will do for you. So here's to a good week and good choices!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Finally, in the 180's!

Boy it took me a while to lose the latest few pounds! I'm .2 pounds away from a 16 pound loss, and I can say goodbye to the 190's!

I'm okay with the slow loss. Slow loss is better than no loss. And staying the same is better than gaining.

I saw someone last night who I hadn't seen in months and she called me skinny! How cool is that. Now I know I am not skinny, but I am skinnier for sure!

Now if only my daughter hadn't woken me up at 4 am, I'd be feeling a bit better. I've been so busy and a bit scatterbrained lately, I'm sure the lack of sleep won't help. Glad I stocked up on healthy food this week! So glad that watermelon and blueberries are in season.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Challenge 2010!

Crazy busy day, but I just wanted to say that I'm joining The Summer Challenge 2010 created by Kandice over at No More CHUNKY DUNKING, time to skinny dip!

More details later (how do I get that badge thingy here?) Anyhoo I hereby pledge:

To weigh myself every Friday.
To lose 10 pounds by the end of the challenge (August 23). If I lose more, great.
To work out at the gym at least 3 times a week. If I go more, great!

All doable! Thanks Kandice!

Friday, May 7, 2010

On track and setting goals

Just got my period and have been feeling bloated and crampy. Set my alarm to go to the gym and I woke up at one point and turned it off. But then I woke up again and thought, I'm awake, I'd better go! So I did. Got 3 miles in. I always vary the pace and the and the incline. It felt good. Three days in a row! Can I go for 5 days next week? Could I (gasp) possibly go on the weekend? It's up to me.

I have a little secret goal. Every year my girls run a mile in the fall for their school's fun run. This coming fall, I'd love to run with them. I've never done that, and I never thought I would. The only way I'll feel comfortable enough to do that is to lose weight. In a few weeks, if I get on a good workout routine, I'd love to start the couch to 5k program and maybe even do a 5k in the fall. I don't know if my knees will let me, and I'd be OK with not doing a 5k, but I think I should be able to run one mile on two days to be with my girls. Shhhh, don't tell! :)