Thursday, December 30, 2010
That's right folks... bye bye size 8 jeans... I went to my favorite jeans store and yessir, size 6 fit like a champ! (and I bought two long sleeve shirts, size S).
8 years ago when I decided I didn't want to have to STUFF myself into a size 18-20 anymore, I thought, I will lose weight, but I will never be single digit sized. I was never single digit sized.
2 years later, when I hit my goal weight, I was wearing a 4-6. I still couldn't believe it. As much as I despise clothes shopping, I would stand in the dressing room ad nauseum, basically staring at myself in disbelief. Oh, the delight I felt when I had to ask the attendant to bring me the "next size down". I was giddy.
Fast forward to 2ish years ago when my life imploded on itself and 22 of those pounds came screaming down the hip and thigh-way. I had kept some of my size 10s and they were getting tight. It was time to find my spark. Sparkpeople, the spark in the heart, the spark in my determination to be healthy, the spark in my drive to be a role model for my friends, family and coworkers.
Fast forward again to present day. I'm back to a 6, probably a 6-8. Still aiming for that 4-6, but I won't obsess this time around and have to cut my size tags out of my clothes. :) I don't get on the scale everyday anymore... a huge accomplishment for me.
Random thoughts for the end of the year:
I am happily married to my best friend.
Asparagus is really good raw!
According to the fitness website I log my time and miles to, I've burned 217.47 donuts since June (I love how they put things in perspective).
I ran my fastest 5k ever this year
I have learned to enjoy running
I have plenty of more random thoughts, but maybe I will save them for tomorrow... or some other day.
I'm really looking forward to running today. I'm going to go a little later in the afternoon hoping that the ice will be melted (and snow!) so I can give it everything I have. It will be an interval run. I am planning on the same course as Tuesday.
In 2 days, my blog will be my goals for 2011. I have been thinking long and hard about them. They will be high, but reasonable... Challenging, yet attainable.
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Those are my mile totals since June. 200 running miles, 361 total miles, including biking, swimming, running and cross country skiing.
I am thinking about joining the challenge on DM called 4022 in 2011. The actual challenge is 4022 cycling miles, but since I mainly run, I will modify it to running miles or any miles.
I guess I really need to start thinking of some goals for 2011. It is December 29th and I know I'm not going to reach my 145 pound goal by December 31 (unless I miraculously lose 5 pounds in the next 2 days). Maybe I can get those pounds off by my 35th birthday (January 17). I'd really like to maintain one forty something and not one fifty something.
My girl friend had to cancel this evening for our night out and she explaining the new weight watchers system to me. We are going to try to meet up on Friday since we both have the day off.
Time to get to work. Happy Hump Day!
Monday, December 27, 2010
oh sparkfriends, I'm so sorry I was absent over the holidays.
Things are looking more positive for me. I woke up this morning, decided I was going to work from home, checked my email and whattaya know??? We got an extra holiday! Thank you Landmark!! What's even better is my husband also has today off. WOOO HOOO! We are talking about running some errands and then going cross country skiing on the rail trail this afternoon. :)
I'm planning my weekly meals right now and we're going to hit the grocery store after that.
Happy New Year sparkers!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I changed two light bulbs today. It doesn't sound like much, but it is a major accomplishment for this busy chick. I have all my Christmas cards on display. Another small accomplishment, but trying to give myself little gold stars amidst all this turmoil.
I don't know how, but I am losing weight. I will put this in my positive list, too.
I can't wait to sleep in the next two days... with my husband. I miss him so much.
I have no goals for today... and maybe I need a day like that. Maybe a reset day. I am going to try to hit the treadmill, but if I don't, that's okay.
Peace and love to everyone.
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