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2013 New Year's Resolutions and a update

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Its hard to admit.... I was about 163 before the holidays and now I'm at 171.5! emoticon emoticon

The husband and I started a new gym. At the gym I got an assessment hat evaluates my physical/ healthy abilities. It was no shocker.... I did extremely well on the VO2 max text ( not sure if I am saying this right)... the trainer said he could tell that I run a lot and that I was in shape. I was above average for physical ability, which included a test on weight lifting. The only shocking part of the whole thing was to find out I have 46 pounds of fat on me! (27 % body fat)

After the assessment the trainer asked if I had any questions on the results... and I told him... " So the results really just say I'm a really fit fat person?!" That was the wake up call!

So since exercise is obviously not my problem, my new year resolutions are going to be more diet centered, with a couple of fitness stuff in as well:

1. I want to get down to at least 150, 145 is my ideal weight by late February or March
2. I am going back to the gym for the trainer to give me an exercise plan, which will include weights, so my next goal will be to keep up with the plan that he gives me.
3. I have joined Weight Watchers ( I briefly did WW for about 4 months in 2011 but didn't really track my food very well) and I want to track and stay within my point range each day.
4. Track my food in Sparkpeople at least 6 days out of the 7 days a week. Sparkpeople helps me see that I make sure to get enough protein ( which I think was my problem when I did WW in 2011) tp stay full
5. Workout 5 to 6 days a week
6. Get 7 - 9 hours a day of sleep
7. I am doing a couple of half marathons in February and March and I would like to get a time in the low 1:50's

I really want to lose this extra weight in 2013.... I have no excuses anymore.... Sammy is 17 months! I can't go on the excuse of " I just had a baby".

On other note Sammy is getting so big! He loves playing for hours at a time with his blocks, and I often take him to the park to play. He loves running in the grass at the park ( maybe he will be a future runner like his mama?) He goes to work with me , I do accounting at by husband's work.
I got a new job ( part time) late in 2012 doing accounting work for a school in Albuquerque. I go up to ABQ twice a month, and take Sammy with me, to get paperwork and work at the school, then I go back to Las Cruces and finish .the remainder of my work. This jobs really nice, since it pays very nicely! Sammy has both sets of grandparents ( my dad and my husband's mom and dad) there and they take turns watching him for me while I got to the school to work. Sammy has gotten to see his grandparents a lot more because of this, which makes me happy. My mom died when I was in college and that always makes me remember how people won't be around forever.

Some other non health related goals for 2013 for me are:
1. Help my MIL stay focused on her weight loss and help her succeed with WW ( she does WW as well, and was one of the reasons I first started and now joined back again). Its hard to lose weight, and she especial is having a hard time, but needs to lose the weight for health reasons so I want to be her motivator!
2. Take Sammy to the park to play at least once a week
3. Make more of an effort to see family.... my dad, brother, my husbands parents, my husbands sister and our niece.... I don't want to say next year we should do this... I want to do it this year!


Well sorry for the long ramble but there it is... my resolutions, mixed in with an update, for 2013!

Here's a picture of all three of us at a wedding in October:




  
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NETTYBREAD 1/5/2013 8:56AM

    Great Goals and LOVE the family picture. emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/2/2013 7:59PM

    Congrats on doing well overall on the test despite the body fat...being healthy is the most important part, and you clearly are!

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ANGIERUNNER 1/2/2013 3:42PM

    Thanks guys! Hope everyone had a great New Year's!

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FITBECKSRN24 1/2/2013 1:28PM

    love the photo! great resolutions! =)

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LINDAKAY228 1/2/2013 10:08AM

    Glad to hear you are doing so well, except for fighting to get the weight off. It's so hard to believe Sammy is that big already! You have some great goals and I know you can reach them. Here's to the new year and a clean slate to write our life on!

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STRINGI719 1/2/2013 10:00AM

    Beautiful family!!! Have you or your MIL ever heard of or tried out TOPS? I find it's pretty similar to WW but much cheaper and I like the closeness and comeraderie better. I know there's a GREAT group in Cruces, and many groups up in ABQ.

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SINGER73 1/2/2013 9:23AM

    Great goals. We are very much a like. Exercise is NOT my problem either. It's what goes into my mouth. Once that is under control, then the results happen.

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HEALTHYKIM101 1/2/2013 8:15AM

    Great goals! You can do it! You GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE084 1/2/2013 7:20AM

    You look great! Great goals!, emoticon

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October Goals and a update

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

So I know this is a week late... but here are my October goals:

1. Stay within calorie range of 1500- 2000 calories ( depending on how much I workout for that day.... I sometimes run 20 miles!)
2. Drink 12 glasses of water a day
3. Eat no or close to none processed foods
4. Workout 5 to 6 days a week, and do so in the morning.... so that it is more likely that I get it in!
5. Go to bed but 10pm so that I can get up early to workout!
6. I am going to allow myself one glass of wine a week :)

Hopefully these goals will help me get of the 160's by the end of October! I have been stuck in the 160's for months now.... I have about 10-15 pounds to go til I get to my pre-pregnancy weight and there are no more excuses now since my "baby" is not a baby any more! He's a toddler!

He is 14 months today! I can't believe how fast it has gone by! He is almost walking by himself. He loves to go jogging with me in the jogging stroller... he starts screaming with delight when I go fast... as if to say " faster, faster, mommy!"



I am running two marathons... Duke City Marathon on October 21 and New York City Inc on November 3. NYC Inc will make 8 marathons I have done and 3 after baby! I ran the Rock'n Roll Country Marathon in Nashville in April ( 4:27 time). I had wanted to get closer to 4 hours but it was hotter than usual temperatures there when I ran it so I decided to take it easy and not get heat stroke while running it. I am hoping to run close to a 4 hour for these up coming marathons... it would be great to get below a 4 hour... but we will see.

I ran the Chips and Salsa 1/2 marathon on Sept 16 of this year and got a 1:58 time! I was really happy to get under 2 hours on a half again! Hopefully if I can lose the rest of this baby weight I can get the times I want!


  
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GORIANA 10/12/2012 11:21AM

    The marathons you run have the best titles.

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STRINGI719 10/10/2012 12:10PM

    So great to see you back here on SP, and to see the updated pix of little Sammy, too! It's amazing to me that you run 20 miles some days! You are definitely an INSPIRATION!

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SINGER73 10/9/2012 11:57AM

    emoticon I've been in the 160's forever and I'm hoping to be out of it by the end of the month also. I really think #3 will get you there. Remember more veggies then fruit. Ratios should be 4:1. So for every fruit you should eat 4 veggies. Hey, I'm still working on this.

You little one is sooo adorable. I can't believe mine will be 16 months on the 13th.

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LINDAKAY228 10/9/2012 11:04AM

    Oh he is so adorable! Great job on the runs you've done since he's been born. It's so hard to believe that he's that old already. Time really does fly!

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Bikram yoga and a 20 miler

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I went to visit the parents and parents-in-laws this weekend in Albuquerque. Both sets of parents ( my hubby and I's) wanted to see their grand son so Sammy and I made a trip to see them. ( My hubby stayed behind to do some extra work.) So since I had my dad to watch Sammy I took advantage of it and did my 20 miler on Saturday. Boy was that hard! I haven't done a 20 miler in over a year. I had to walk run the last 1.5 miles, but I finished it! emoticon
I was really sore after and thought this might be a cool time to try yoga at one of the many yoga studios that ABQ has. I looked online and found a Bikram yoga studio that had a class early Sunday morning. For those of you that don't know what Bikram yoga is its hot yoga... meaning the room is 105 degrees and about 40% humidity while you are doing the yoga poses. It was definitely hard, but I liked it! There are yoga studios in Las Cruces, but not Bikram yoga, so I will have to wait unit next time I visit to get to do it again. Have any of you guys tried Bikram yoga? Hope everyone had a great St Patty's day!

  
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LINDAKAY228 3/19/2012 12:21PM

    Glad you had such an great weekend! I've heard of that yoga but there is none around here. Hope your week is great!

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HEARTS116 3/19/2012 8:58AM

    Amazing job! I have not tried Bikram yoga but have heard such wonderful things about it. I might just have to jump into a class.

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STRINGI719 3/18/2012 9:51PM

    Sounds like a GREAT weekend!
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I'm in the 160's!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oh my am I glad to be out of these 170's! I seems like I have been stuck in the 170 since before Christmas!!! Yeah to 160's!! emoticon Hopefully I won't stay in the 160's too long though, since my "ideal" weight is in the 150's!
I finally feel like all these early morning workouts are actually doing something for me! The time change for daylight savings has been hard... and I mean HARD! Especially since my 7 month old seems to not understand that he needs to go to bed early and wake up earlier as well. When I looked at myself in the mirror this morning I thought I looked closer to my "normal" self than I had before. ( "Normal" being what I looked like with a flat belly before baby.)
I must be strong this weekend, though, since its St. Patrick's Day... and I love Guiness! emoticon Maybe I will have one Guiness, but that's it! emoticon Hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day weekend!!

  
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LINDAKAY228 3/16/2012 4:00PM

    Congratulations! That is so awesome! It's so hard to believe he's 7 months already!

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FITBECKSRN24 3/16/2012 9:04AM

    awesome job!

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ANGIERUNNER 3/16/2012 7:57AM

    Thanks guys! I do breastfeed so a good dark beer everyone once and I while I have saying " its for better breastmilk!" emoticon I think that breastfeeding is making me hang on to some of this weight though emoticon but I am going to try to breastfeed til one year maybe more!
edited to add:
oh and I have one more pound until I am in the "normal" range for bmi! yeah!

Comment edited on: 3/16/2012 7:57:54 AM

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SINGER73 3/16/2012 7:35AM

    I know how it feels to go from down a notch on the scale. emoticon I hope you don't say in the 160's long. I'm finally out of the 180's and into the 170's. I hope I don't stay there long either. My first goal is 160 than maybe just maybe into the 150's would be ideal (even though all the charts say I should weigh in the 130's).

The time change has been great for my house. The baby is actually sleeping through the night. Well I do hear him in the middle of the night but he doesn't cry just plays and talks and falls back to sleep by himself. And now Lillian isn't up at the crack of dawn. All good news here.



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LEASIM1231 3/16/2012 5:43AM

    Congrats! I was almost out of the 150's, but had a bad week. It is so wonderful to move 'down' a notch! :)

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STRINGI719 3/15/2012 6:34PM

    Are you nursing? I heard that beer helps milk production! :)

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A*L*P* 3/15/2012 4:19PM

    I miss a cold one! I keep thinking not too much longer before baby weans, lol! Maybe this upcoming football season, lol!

Congrats on your 160's! you're doing awesome!

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March Measurements and goals- and question about dinners

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

So this a little late... but with a baby, working out and work its hard to get anything done on time now! I got measured on 3-1-12 compared to my measurements I posted in November of 2011:
Nov 14, 2011 March 1, 2012 Difference
body weight 181 170.8 (- 10.2)
body fat % 31.6 25.4 ( -6.2 )
BMI 26 25.2 ( -.8 ) ( almost normal again!)

shoulders 43 42 ( -1)
chest 38 36 (-2)
waist 36 32.5 (-3.5 )
hips 41 39 (-2)
thigh 23 22 ( -1)
calf 16 15.5 ( -.5)
arm 13 13 (same)

Slow progress, but at least its something! I can't wait to get out of the 170's! It seems like I have been in the 170's since January! I would like to be in the 150's when I run my marathon at the end of April ( April 28), but I don't know if that is possible....
As for keeping my goals that I set for the new year: I have tried a new veggie each month... January was baby beet greens, and February was turnips! Both were from the local co-op and where grown locally on the co-op farm! Here are my goals for March:

1. To get out of the 170's! I want to see the 160's!
2. I have been getting to bed by 10pm ( what was my goal for January) but now I think I need to get to bed earlier ..... 9:30pm bed time!
3. I have been good about getting most of my workouts done in the am so I want to continue this to be a goal for March
4. I am going to try and batch cook on the weekends so that I have dinners for my hubby and I ( since he and I work late ( me 7pm him til 10pm some nights) its hard to make meals and I end up getting him take out. I am pretty good about making me a breakfast, lunch and dinner the night before but they are pretty boring meals. My hubby, don't know if any of you run into this problem as well, hates " healthy food" so I have to make him a different dinner, or if I don't have time .... Taco Bell!

What are some of your guys "go to" dinner meals? If you batch cook for the week what are some of the dinners that you cook?

  
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HPTEAGUE 3/8/2012 4:24PM

    I do some batch cooking and some batch prepping. I've been posting our dinner menus on my blog: www.accordingtohillary.blogspot.com

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LINDAKAY228 3/8/2012 11:23AM

    You are really doing great on your progress. I hope you get to the goal you set for yourself. It's hard to juggle babies and other needs but sounds like you're doing good at it.

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STRINGI719 3/7/2012 11:21PM

    We do lots of soups, stews, chilis, casseroles, etc. We love black bean soup and minestrone, and we've got a million different chili recipes, lots of veggie ones now since we don't eat much meat anymore.

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CHARLOTTE1947 3/7/2012 6:00PM

    I like to make enough chili or homemade soups to have for one dinner and one to freeze for another time. My freezer always has left over home made spaghetti sauce, chicken rice soup or the like. You can hide nutrition in stews and soups. Another really fast, easy, nutritious meal is home made tacos with fat free Rosarito's refried beans as the side. Put the beans in a casserole, sprinkle on some grated low fat cheddar and bake through until warm. For the tacos, I cut up veggies to pile on top. Fast, yummy, low calorie.

Good luck with your goals!!!

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NED333 3/7/2012 5:08PM

    I use the crockpot lots and use leftovers for multiple days...
Crockpot salsa chicken with brown rice makes for great leftover lunches & so easy. Seriously takes me 7 minutes in the morning to chuck it all together! Recipe is on sparkrecipes.
Meal planning has been key for me too. If I have ingredients and take an hour on the weekend to make a plan it's actually faster than take out (and cheaper too).
I've just lately seen people put a bunch of crockpot meals together in large ziplock bags and freeze them and then chuck them in the crockpot in the mornings. I don't know if that made sense. Good luck. Keep trying until you find something that works for you. You'll want to pass on healthy meals to your kids too one day!

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