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Stupid, Stupid Pants - W10.D6

Friday, July 02, 2010

I'm enjoying the wonderful benefits of this weight loss, don't get me wrong. But there is one thing I just cannot seem to do. Squeeze my hips/stomach into a size 28. This is driving me C-R-A-Z-Y! Since April 18th, I have lost nearly 40 pounds and more than 18 inches. I have lost 6.5 inches alone in my hips, and 3 from my waist. But still...these damn size 30 pants! What's worse? They don't exactly stay up.

Every day I slip myself into my pants, wishing I had a smaller size. Every day I walk around with "droopy drawers" in the back and front of my pants from the weight loss. Every day I find myself pulling them back up. They rest on my hips and I can pull them down (even my "skinny" size 30 jeans from this summer) without undoing them. And still...those stupid size 28s keep mocking me. This seems absolutely stupid to me right now. I *should* be in 28s by now...at least SOME 28s. But I haven't found ONE PAIR that will fit my fat butt yet.

I have a 22/24 tank from Lane Bryant that I bought just a few weeks ago. I could've probably stood to get an 18/20. Now the 22/24 is just too big on me. So my top half has gone down considerably. In stretchy fabrics I'm looking around a 20-22. In the non-stretchy kind I'm down to a 26. I bought a size 28 blazer ...a BLAZER, mind you. This goes over another shirt...and I fit in the 28. I could even button the size 26, though it was a little too snug. Still...size 30 pants.

I know I shouldn't fret. I know, I know...I'm doing great so far and this NSV will come, eventually. But I can't help but be frustrated. I do know this is my body's natural nature. All through HS I work a size 22/24 pants with a size 18 top...or something like that. My top half is naturally smaller than my bottom half because I carry all my weight down there in huge thighs, big hips, and a very large stomach. Still, I can't help but be frustrated right now. "Maybe this month" I think...every month. Until then, I guess I'll keep pulling this stupid, stupid size 30 pants up.

Going to hit a few stores to look for that elusive black blazer today. Maybe I'll try another pair of size 28s...but I don't want to get upset again when they don't fit. *sigh*

All this being said...found a cute size 3x top (non-stretchy fabric and a cinched empire waist) yesterday at the 14 and up consignment shop yesterday. Also found a great find - a pair of size 11 shoes, black...modest heel...they fit and I'm thinking they might just be my NY shoes! WOOT! (I *never* find shoes there). 12 bucks each for both items...and the shirt still has a tag on it, so whoever bought it never wore it.

I'll take pics of the outfit choices soon and post them for all of you. Still not sure about this gray blazer...but who knows. Maybe it looks really nice. I'm just a very matchy-matchy kind of girl when it comes to suits. *shrug* Still looking for that perfect black blazer to go with my (growl) size 30 dress pants.

Tons to do this weekend to get ready for next Thursday:
* Find the perfect blazer
* Get my portfolio together
* Find the perfect, professional black bag
* Print off a copy of my resume
* Print out a list of references
* Prep myself (read: study) on the company and the people I'm interviewing with
* Prep some interview question answers
* Print out directions to myself from 5th avenue to JFK

Repeat after me: "You can do this. You can DO this!"

  
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RAVENSONG37 7/2/2010 1:48PM

    You can do this! I feel ya and it sucks. But what doesn't suck is you are losing weight from...somewhere! I know you know that...You will find a pair of 28s that fit you. I know it! I have pants {that fit me right now} in size 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16. They all fit me the way they should. It's insane!

emoticon the magic pants fairey will bring you to a size 28! emoticon

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THEWEIGHTSOVER 7/2/2010 1:11PM

    I am built simimlarly to you and I can totally relate to your frustration. I have lost more than 30 lbs and am still in size 34's. Please be thankful that you are so tall because although I am 5'8", I am a bigger size than you and weigh a little less. (very little). My 34's are loose now but I am anxious to go down also. You will get there. YOu are doing fantastic, just keep it up. PS - I wish you the best of luck on the job interview. emoticon

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TEAM-SARAH 7/2/2010 12:30PM

    Don't be too caught up with the numbers. Your body is DEFINITELY changing... some areas lose fat faster than others. It will catch up. You aren't doomed to wear a size 30 forever, you know it's true! Focus on the areas that are getting smaller right now and celebrate that instead of focusing on the pants size!

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AIMEETURD 7/2/2010 11:01AM

    YOU. CAN. DO. IT!!!! And you're going to rock this interview and you're going to kick those size 30's to the curb! Just keep on trucking!

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PRETTYMANDI 7/2/2010 10:48AM

    I have the same problem with the bottom half of me. Always have. Don't worry, you will get there. I wear a size 11 in shoes, too! Big feets!

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KNOWMOREBBK 7/2/2010 10:45AM

    Yes you can do this!!

I know what you mean about the lower half. If I showed you a picture of my waist, you would say "Hmm...she probably wears a 14-16." Then if I showed you a picture of my butt and thighs, you would say, "Definite 22." I have gone from a 20 to an 18, but just barely. It's so frustrating and I'm right there with ya. Can not wait for the day when I can wear something without an "X" or an "L." Hopefully if you keep up with Zumba it won't be long at all before you are in a 28.

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CONNAIR 7/2/2010 10:43AM

    I'm in the same boat right now... I just started to be able to fit into size smaller pants (like you about a 30 pound weight loss). However, here is the kicker... I fit into the pants during the month that I lost the least! Crazy, huh? I've been doing lots of strength training this month and that has seemed to help my cause!

Good luck, you'll be there as soon as you know it!

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SUGIRL06 7/2/2010 10:36AM

    its taking me forever to get smaller on the bottom too. It will get there eventually but I totally feel your pain! I was between sizes and either had frumpy butt jeans or jeans that were entirely too tight! Be patient!
~Ang

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KARVY09 7/2/2010 10:22AM

    Have a great weekend!

You're probably losing a lot more on top than on bottom. That's totally what happened to me... I went from a DD to a C cup! Eventually the lower half will catch up and you'll be fitting into smaller pants and it will feel great!

Keep it up!

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June Recap - July Plan

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Weight beginning of June: 395.6
Weight goal for beginning of July: 387.6 (-8)
Actual Weight beginning of this month: 379.3 (hoping this isn't a fluke!)
Actual Weight lost in May: 16.3 pounds (UHM...wait a minute...)

I weighed in at 379.3 this morning. I'm praying this isn't a fluke because I'd love to see those 370s...and then onto the 360s!! That being said...I'm not entirely comprehending 16.3 pounds in a month. No, seriously...what??
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Measurements
In June I:
Lost 4 in the thigh
Lost 1.75 in the calf
Lost 2.25 in the waist
Lost 2.5 in the hips
Lost 1 in the neck (again!?)
Lost 1.25 in upper arm

Total for June: Lost 12.75 inches!!!!!

Total overall measurements since starting SP:
Lost 3 in the waist
Lost 6.5 in the hips
Lost 2 in the neck
Lost 5 in the thigh
Lost 1.75 upper arm

Total inches lost = 18.25 since April 19th
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Now...let's figure out how I had such success by checking in on my June goals.
June Goals:

Weight Goal: 387.6 (-8)
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Workout Goal: 30 for 30!
15 minutes a day every day.
Strength training 4 times a week.
Increase speed of 2 mile (from 22 minute mile).
Try Zumba (class tomorrow...wish me luck!)

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On most of these, anyways. The ST hasn't been 100%. I didn't always remember to do it 4 times a week. However, a lot of the exercises I did this month combined upper arm moves and other strength moves. In Zumba you punch and squat and do stuff like this. Plus, I just started doing some of my own circuit training...which gets my heart rate up and makes me think on my toes! The most important thing here to me? I didn't just TRY Zumba...I kinda fell in love. I did one half class, then the knee went out...but I tried again! And I made it through the whole hour! And then I went three times last week. I only went once this week...but I've come to know a lot of the dance routines and I'm having fun. Plus, I can FEEL and SEE it working! I guess you can add me to the camp of people who tout Zumba's effectiveness...and for good reason! Also....I almost didn't make it yesterday...but I did 30 for 30. That's 30 days of consecutive workouts! And I went from working out just 15 minutes or so a day, to usually working out 80 minutes or more (split up, of course).


Food Goal:
No more "treats" every day. Once a week is good enough.
emoticon I like my treats...but I only treat myself every now and again. Can't say I'm down to once a week per se...but close.

Find more "quick and easy" options and keep them on hand for lazy days. These are a reality for me sometimes, so I need to be prepared!
emoticon While I hate the sodium in these pre-prepped options...it's important that I have them so I don't go completely off track.

Lower the fat and up the protein and carbs! Try to stay on target here!
emoticon? *shrug* I think I did. I'm staying pretty good on making sure I get carbs and protein and some veggie or fruit at every meal. I'm working on balancing my meals - and that's KEY for me!

Health Goal:
Breathe easier. I'm just going to leave it at that.
emoticon Honesty.

Personal Goal:
Apply to at least 5 jobs a week. Make sure to check job sites every day for new postings. Spread the word to increase the chances of finding opportunities through friends and acquaintences - NETWORK!
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I'm giving myself this one. It hasn't been every day, but I get in 5 apps a week at least. And it's starting to work!!

Other Goals:
Go camping one weekend this month. emoticon
Go hiking once this month. emoticon I'd say!!
Go swimming at least once. emoticon
Go rowing at least once. emoticon

So to recap here. I pushed myself this month! I ended up walking a 16 minute mile at one point! I've gotten faster and stronger and it's getting easier to remember that every day I need to move. It helps with my sodium intake (which is annoying me more and more now...*lol*) and my water intake and my inches lost (as you can see). I know some of you will say that I've lost too much this month...but I have to say that I did NOT ONCE starve myself. I did push myself, especially on that 5.5 hour hike...especially in Zumba classes. But my body is responding with stronger muscles and a smaller waist. I can keep this up...and that's the most important thing. I even had several "slip" days this month (go back and check those blogs, why don't you?). I even thought a few times "I'll never make it!" I have down days, and I'm learning to work through them. I DO NOT expect similar results next month...that's for sure! But I'm hoping that this month is just bringing me that much closer to my final goal.
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July Goals

emoticon Weight Goal for July: 371.3 (-8)

emoticon Workout Goal: 30 for 31
I'm giving myself the 8th off because I don't know that it's likely I will get time this day. Let's be honest, I'll either be flying, in a cab, or interviewing all day. HOPEFULLY with my time being moved up, I'll get to the airport in enough time to do some laps or some sort of workout in the airport bathroom...but I cannot count on this. I have to be realistic here. HOPEFULLY I'll get out of there in enough time to walk a few blocks to a further subway station to take to the airport...but I can't count on this either. I will try, but I won't stress about it this day.

How I will achieve this goal:
Zumba!
Circuit Training!
28-Day Bootcamp? Still checking this out...
30-Day Shred? Not sure I can do this yet...
10k walk training
Yoga

HOPEFULLY I'll also get my eligibility from the insurance company this month so I can workout at the gym! That would be GREAT!!

emoticon Food Goal:
Find some favorites so I don't stress on late nights.
Watch that sodium intake!!
Bring back more fruits and veggies and things I know that work.
Balance those meals!!

emoticon Health Goal:
Work in more Yoga. It centers me.
Try to remember to take 5 minutes to myself each morning to SET my day.
Get more sleep and get up early for early morning workouts.
Breathe easier.

emoticon Personal Goals:
Keep applying to those jobs!! I WILL find something great in 2010!
Keep that positive attitude!
Spread the spark, both on here and throughout my real life. I've started with people at work.
Challenge my brain through reading and brain teasers.

emoticon Other Goals:
Start writing. I keep telling myself I will do this...but I haven't. I'm going to try to find time for that this month.
Go hiking up the hill and explore where I live.
Make more weekend plans for fun outings and/or thorough cleanings at this house. I need to get this house in order!
Read with my boys. We're going to find a good book to enjoy together this month! I'm excited about this one!!

BTW - Monthly picture updates coming. Couldn't find my shorts so I had to change things up this month. But I think (HOPE) you'll all see the changes I feel!

  
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-SHIMMER-ANN- 7/1/2010 3:30PM

    I loooove seeing these blogs :) In fact, your blogs are by FAR my favorite :) KEEP IT GOING!!!!!!!!!

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RAVENSONG37 7/1/2010 12:41PM

    P.S. It's no fluke that you hit 370ville. You will see those 360s in NO TIME!!!!!!!

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RAVENSONG37 7/1/2010 12:40PM

    Weepsk....I'm so....sniffle...PROUD of you!!! You are doing incredible things and I'm so impressed. Happy and honored to call you my friend!

We will ROCK July (you KNOW you wanna join the bootcamp....you KNOW you do)!!!!!!



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KARVY09 7/1/2010 11:56AM

    Geez girl, you NAILED this month. Congrats!!!

I know you will succeed in July as well.

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TEAM-SARAH 7/1/2010 11:53AM

    You've been doing amazing. It's no surprise you lost that many inches. Those are some damn impressive measurements. Exciting!! Keep it up with the job hunt... don't give up! You've seen what consistency and a positive attitude have done for your weight loss over time, and if you apply that attitude to the job hunt as well then you'll find something great in time! Good luck with all your goals in July!! Maybe you'll see the 360's then!!

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Skipping Zumba - W10.D4

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I took today off work. I could NOT get out of bed...honestly. I was so ill. I'm pretty darn sure it was the nasty Mexican place. I got chicken fajitas, so I was a good girl...but still. Something in my stomach did not like me...and I'm blaming the fajitas. So I called off work. :/

But then...the day actually turned out wonderful. Our Satellite is back up after weeks of no TV. Then Hubs and I went down to the little store down the road and found they put in a slushie machine. Don't worry, I didn't get one...but I did take a sip of Hubby's. I got the boys each one. Then we took them to the carnival where Hubs and I walked around for about an hour. Then grocery shopping for some much needed supplies. Checked in on the garden and found a huge zucchini, which I immediately cut up half of and put into dinner. (Ground chicken ON SUPER SALE!, onion, garlic, zucchini, tomato, some great Olive Oil from Australia and some whole wheat bowtie pasta. YUM!

So while I did miss Zumba, and I didn't really officially work out (YET!), I got to spend a wonderful afternoon/evening with my boys...which I haven't really gotten to do except here and there on the weekends. Also got a call from work telling us that the Governor gave us all Friday off for Senator Byrd's public funeral. Because I work 4-10s, I don't normally work on Fridays anyways...so my work decided the 4-10ers had to put in 32 hours like everyone else and then could be off. Since I got those 2 hours of overtime in on Sunday, I don't even have to go to work tomorrow. That means I had today off, and I don't have to go to work again until Tuesday! (We get Monday off already for 4th of July holiday.) These are the only bonuses to working a state job.

I'll try to get some strength training in tonight. I don't know that I can do much more. I feel better but I felt so out of it all day.

Another NSV? We went to Wendy's tonight. I got a chicken sandwich planning to eat that for dinner and nothing else. (I had the calories to spare so it was fine.) But then we got the chicken sandwich and they had added cheese and bacon. Instead of just eating it I turned it down and came home and made a fresh dinner. I'm so proud of myself for that!
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FFIC Day 6 (Tuesday)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 3 (30m circuit training, 20m Yoga)
* Calorie Counts - 3 YAY!
* Strength Train - 12

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 3

Yesterday I realized I have the most amazing shoulders right now! I showed Hubs today and he said, "Wow! Yeah! Those are HUGE!" (But I knew from the way he said it that he meant it in the good way. *lol*) Also realized that my pants no longer fit. About 10 more pounds and they will literally fall down over my hips! *lol* I have a picture from way before...when I was much bigger...when they fit perfectly...maybe even a tiny bit tight. And then I took a pic yesterday....SUCH a difference!


* Brain Challenge - 2 (for an AB Brainstorm challenge...these are hard for me...)

* Read - 5 (finished it today! *lol*)

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0 NOPE! *sigh*

EDIT: 2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

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I did my own circuit training yesterday. I made up my own routine in my office with the dance channel on Pandora. SO much fun!!

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I also tried pull-ups from a seated position. It's ....interesting...but I could feel it was working. I used the corner of my desk and did a sort of pull-up/crunch.

TOTAL: 32

(Didn't do quite as well today...but that's alright. I had a GREAT last day of June!)

  
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TEAM-SARAH 7/1/2010 11:35AM

    Sorry you weren't feeling well. I'm glad you're better though. You're making such amazing progress. I hope you have a great LOOOONG weekend!

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SUGIRL06 7/1/2010 8:55AM

    What a nice day to spend with your family! Think of it as mental health. And great job on improvising the workouts!
~Ang

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THEWEIGHTSOVER 7/1/2010 7:55AM

    Sorry you felt under the weather but it sounds like you had a great day anyway. and you also get a WOOHOO on the extra day off, very cool. And yes your shoulders are great looking. Can't wait to see what you accomplish in July!
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ALIMESSA 7/1/2010 6:22AM

    Keep up the great work!!

As always,
Stay Strong!!

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IPATRICIA 7/1/2010 6:08AM

    emoticonLooking Good.

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TRIGFROST 6/30/2010 10:44PM

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RAVENSONG37 6/30/2010 10:14PM

    Woo!! WOOOO!!! I love you!! AND YOUR HAWT SHOULDERS!!!!!

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When All Else Fails, Remember What Succeeded - W10.D3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It wasn't until last night at Zumba that I realized just WHY my abs have been killing me lately. I haven't wanted to do crunches in a week or more because my abs are so sore! I couldn't figure out what was going on...and then it hit me... I did Zumba 3 nights in a row last week. And as I was engaging my core in class last night, I smiled... "Oooh...right!"

Today didn't go as well as I had hoped in the beginning, though. I got up 15 minutes before my ride was to arrive! *lol* Popped out of bed, took one of the quickest showers ever and somehow ended up ready to go in time to be picked up. That means I didn't get my brisk walk in today...but the day is not over yet!

I'm starting to realize that I need movement in my life now. As I sat through over an hour "Fire Safety Training" (*rolls eyes*) I kept thinking - I wish I could lay down right here and do some crunches or something. I *hate* sitting still! HATE! I went back to my desk, ate lunch and then turned on some music and made up my own circuit training routine. It was so much fun! I forgot that after a while of classes and DVDs, I start to understand what works in a workout, and I can pull things together all on my own. SO freeing to not need an instructor. Pop open the "dance" genre music on Pandora and off I go!

Thirty minutes later I feel refreshed and hopeful for the rest of the day. I plan on taking some more breaks for the next few hours. Each hour I will get up and do SOMETHING. I have to keep my body moving!

I'm sure my good mood is fueled by the wonderful phone call I got this morning from the person I'm interviewing with...apparently she made some calls yesterday and got someone to switch times with me so I won't have to worry about getting to the airport late! WOOT! So I have an interview at 3pm now, instead of 5pm. Should be a great time and less worries about what I'm going to do while "waiting around" for hours. I'll get there in enough time to catch a cab and head on over. If I'm early, I'll grab a bite to eat nearby or something. (Funny, I just thought today that I have scheduled NO eating time on this trip! *lol* Ah-well. I'll pack a box of protein bars, just in case.)

Also managed to contact the guy running Ethan's football camp and he said I could enroll him over the phone. Then I guess I'll just ship the check over in the mail or something. Ethan's super excited about football (which is why he's been "training" with me without complaint...sometimes he's the one to say, "Hey! We need to get a walk in today!" *lol*) Camp will be the 8th, 9th, and 10th - so next week will be a big week for both of us! Then he's off to g'mas, actually both of them go to my mom's for a week so Hubs and I will be childless for an entire week! WOOT! I haven't made any plans for us that week, but I'm sure one or two nights we'll be spending "dating" and we MAY go up to his parents' cabin that weekend. *shrug*

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FFIC: Day 5 (Monday)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 5 (15 minute lunch walk, 60 min Zumba class)
* Calorie Counts - 3! YAY!
* Strength Train - 0 (BOO!)

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 3
EDIT: adding picture

I'll have a picture later, but Zumba is fueling me right now! The changes on my body are so noticable to me (and others, it seems!). I feel strong and powerful. I love when I can do things the skinny girls can't do! I caught the instructor smiling at me when we "got low" in squat stance yesterday and I got pretty darn low! My legs are powerful tools that are carrying me through this journey...and I absolutely *love* them. Yesterday and today I thought, "I don't care if they are huge right now...I don't care that I wish I had pretty knees and beautiful powerful but slender thighs - these babies have taken me through 5.5 hour hikes and hour long Zumba classes and nearly every day walks! These legs are amazing!!"

* Brain Challenge - 0 (Unless you count trying to figure out what to make for dinner a brain challenge! *lol*)
* Read - 10! seriously kicking this book's butt! (Currently moved from the second to last released Sookie Stackhouse novel to the latest released novel in the series. I'll be sad when it's over...but Lord knows I have plenty more books to read!)

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0 - I always forget this...which is why I put it on here...but I *never* remember to take a moment or two to myself in the morning before I start my day.

EDIT: 2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

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Updated my Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. White rice to brown. Canned peas and carrots to fresh snap peas. Wok oil (what IS that?) to EVOO. Egg to egg substitute. (Hey, it saved me a few calories...all I cared about so I could have a HUGE serving last night!) It was so good! And I sent some up to my father-in-law (shrimp fried rice is his favorite food). Didn't hear any complaints, so I guess he liked it! *lol* I was so tempted to eat crap last night when I got home because I was T-I-R-E-D! But I waited (and waited!!!) for the rice and made what I knew was good for me. Meant I didn't get to eat as early after my workout as I like, but it was worth it (I think! *lol*).

Total: 23 (More like it!!)

  
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PRETTYMANDI 6/30/2010 1:57PM

    Wooh! Back in the groove! I love the new background, by the way!

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TEAM-SARAH 6/30/2010 12:11PM

    Your attitude is amazing.... you're such an inspiration! I've always hated my legs because they've always been bigger and more muscular but lately I've been learning to apprThat is so awesome how things worked out for you with your interview. It's a great sign for the company! Have you found a great interview suit yet? You'll have to post pictures!

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IPATRICIA 6/29/2010 7:13PM

    Well done. Your working it. emoticon

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/29/2010 6:02PM

    Awesome points yesterday! Plan something really fun to-do during date week! Hey... what ever happened to getting your insurance to pay for the gym membership and nutritionist?

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RAVENSONG37 6/29/2010 5:32PM

    You are awesome!! I love what you can do and I bet you'd kick my booty in zumba class!! Hooray for you!!

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MEGSFITNESS 6/29/2010 3:18PM

    Completely worth it :)

I love reading your blog because even when you're not going 100%, you're giving it all you've got and that's awesome.

Have fun on vacation and good luck for Ethan in football :)

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FFIC - Catching Up! Days 2, 3, 4

Monday, June 28, 2010

Okay, so it's really hard for me to Spark on the weekends. I usually reserve my weekends for activity outside the house, and while I didn't schedule anything for the family this weekend, other people did. ANYHOW....to recap days 2-4:

Friday, June 25th (Day 2)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 (20 minute walk at lunch) + 4 (1 hour at the water park)
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 2 (While I could have been a mess at the water park with the skinny chicks, I just felt this pride for how far I'd already come. And I had to hold the girls in my suit because it's gotten too big! *lol* I reminded myself several times - "You are amazing!", so while I didn't post anything I'm giving myself the points - this was a HUGE deal!)
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 6

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

+2 for trying the Water Slide at the park. I *hated* it because fat girls and water slides = gravity and really high speeds. I was terrified! But this is the first time I have EVER done this. I was always too afraid of "getting stuck" or something silly. This time I said "What the he11" and took a chance. While it wasn't really enjoyable, I showed myself once again that the only way to turn a CAN'T into a CAN is to DO.

Total for the Day: 15
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Saturday, June 26th (Day 3)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 ...yep, that's it. SAD!
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 2 (I put on some makeup before heading to the barbeque and I smiled a little and may have put out a bit of a flirting vibe to one of the new guys because he was checking me out. *lol* I felt AMAZING this night, so I get points...I didn't talk myself out of the attention or compliment. I accepted it. Someone looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and I digested the compliment like a big girl! YAY ME!)
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 1

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

Total for the Day: 4 WOW! MAJOR SUCK!
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Sunday, June 27th (Day 4)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 (20 minute walk/run)
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 0 Nada...felt like CRAP actually. I should deduct points for talking down to myself...but I won't. Because I'm still learning.
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 0

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

Total for the Day: 1 ONE? REALLY? MAN!
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So my total so far for the challenge is:
Day 1: 31
Day 2: 15
Day 3: 4
Day 4: 1

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Total: 51 *sigh* I could be doing MUCH better! But I've got 3 days left...and I'm doing pretty well today considering the knee and all. Hoping to make it through a highly modified Zumba class in a couple hours....followed by a hot shower and a night of icing the knee.

BBKLECKA is kicking my rear end right now with 118 points!!! (Great thing is, I'm actually not jealous...I'm so proud of her! I love these kinds of competitions because everyone wins, really!)

emoticon 3 more days!! MAKE IT COUNT, ESTHER!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RAVENSONG37 6/28/2010 10:31PM

    I gotta do my points too...I'm sure you will kick major booty the rest of the week. You can do ANYTHING!!

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PRETTYMANDI 6/28/2010 10:27PM

    i totally understand the water slide thing!

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/28/2010 7:53PM

    Yeah!! I'm proud of you too! You came out of the funk with your fists in the air all ready to rock-n-roll! WOO HOO!


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IPATRICIA 6/28/2010 6:40PM

    You are working it! emoticon

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