Thursday, August 26, 2010
I do declare that I, Erin, will lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10. Today I weigh 171 pounds. My weight on 10/10/10 will be 161 or less, and would be AWESOME if I could reach 155, but we will be realistic here ;o}
I will accomplish this goal by completing the following:
- eating: I will stick with my Weight Watchers points and adjust accordingly with my training so I don't eat too little or too much!
- cardio: I will continue my half marathon training, running 4 days a week. I will cross train by spining 2 days a week.
- strength training: I will complete my ST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with core added for 1 more day (Saturday).
- water: I will drink 8 glasses of water MINIMUM a day, more if I am running more or more active.
- sleep/relaxation: I will get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I will "chill" when I have the opportunity to relax.
- other: I will take motivation from those around me...I will let them inspire me, and I hope to encourage my teammates and motivate and inspire them, too!
I will try 10 pull-ups.
I will do 10 push-ups.
I will read 10 articles on running and nutrition.
I will support 10 new Sparkfriends.
I will LOSE these 10+ pounds!!.
I'll keep you up to date on how it goes!!
P.S. So, I am a part of 2 challenges this go around, the Periwinkles Biggest Loser Focusing in Fall Challenge, and the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 Challenge. Let's DO THIS!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Yesterday, I weighed in and had gained 1 pound exactly, and I am cool with that. I also measured myself and have lost 3 inches, so I know I am still headed in the right direction! Of course, it is pretty easy for me now to do a self-assessment and know what I need to be working on. I know most of the time why I lost a certain amount one week or gained a certain amount. Honestly, this week? PMS, for SURE. I will NOT weigh myself to "make sure" this week, and I am eating breakfast right when I get home from the gym so I don't feel tempted to jump on that scale.
I ran for the first time in a week and a half yesterday. I went with the runner's group, and ended up running with my running partner, Erin (hehe same name) who is also coming back from an injury (she hurt her IT band!). We ended up running 3.4 miles while the rest of the group ran just over 4 miles. We knew we had to take it easy! It took us 40 minutes, and we walked the last mile because Erin's knee was starting to hurt.
I felt awesome, and could have kept running, but I do not leave a partner behind! Especially when it's not a race.
So, this morning I went spinning for 45 minutes. Did upper body ST during the last 15 minutes of it (the class is Cycle and Sculpt..super fun!). I ended up spinning for 23.4 miles in those 45 minutes (well, plus 3 minutes of warming up). I then went to the treadmill and ran for 1 mile. That also felt super great and I could have gone longer but I didn't since it wasn't supposed to be a running day (since I was cross training) and also because I need to be home by 7 a.m. now since DH needs to be getting ready for work then (and I need to care for the li'l one).
I had a great day eating-wise today, with one minor ALMOST setback. I dropped my daughter off at my parents, and had a major craving for Burger King...as in, a huge cheesy-type burger with more than 1 slab of beef on it and super sized french fries. Well, I am in a challenge that started today where our challenge this week is to NOT EAT JUNK FOOD ALL WEEK! So, I shoved that thought into my mind, and made it home where I made myself chicken vegetable soup and a healthy grilled cheese sandwich (since I was obviously craving cheese). I am now having a snack of green and red grapes for my sweet tooth, and am ready to go to bed.
Oh, and tomorrow is my 5-mile run, so I am excited about that! I am planning on expanding on a route I have run before (a 4-mile run) and that has me psyched because I miss my old routes and need to do them as much as possible before winter hits!!
Well, it is now 9:04 and one of my goals is to sleep at least 7 hours a night, so I better get going! Love you all!!!
P.S. As for the name dealio, I will be making a decision about what to change my name to before the week is over ;o}
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So, I have been thinking about my screen name on here....ERINBEAR1876. I honestly don't like it. Why?
Because it was the name that "old me" used for EVERYTHING. Every site that needed a screen name. Every email address. And honestly? I am so very over that nickname.
So, while I dislike my screen name, I can't honestly come up with a good one to replace it! And I would rather do it now so you all can get used to it rather than later....coz I am not going anywhere!
Maybe something to do with running? I dunno...I am not very creative! PLEASE HELP!!
~ Erin (hopefully soon to be not ERINBEAR1876).
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thank you SO much, MOVINITMORE, for posting this....I'm borrowing it for myself!!
I love challenges, and joining the Periwinkles was the best thing I could have done!
RESULTS FROM SUMMER CHALLENGE 10 weeks
WEIGHT LOSS- 25.6 Pounds
Total Cardio Minutes- 5182
Total Strength Training Minutes- 1125
GOALS FOR FALL CHALLENGE 10 weeks
TO loss 15 pounds (to get to my GOAL FRICKIN' WEIGHT!!!!)
Cardio Minutes- 5400 with running (especially training for the HM in October), spinning as my crosstraining. Walking my dog. A LOT.
Strength Minutes- 900 with ST during spinning on Cycle and Sculpt days plus Spark's suggested ST. Nautilus 2 days a week.
Total Running MILES- 305 is what is on my calendar, but goshdarnit I'll be happy with 250 (this is, of course, if there is no injury or such).
Be active on the Team Forums!!
I really need to bring the focus I had in the last challenge as I did so much better than I expected! I lost 25.6 pounds in that challenge and, though I have ONLY!! 15 pounds left to lose to hit my goal weight, I know that this will be a VERY tough 15 pounds to lose (as noted by the fact that I am up 3 pounds from the last day of the summer challenge).
And...MOVINITMORE, you motivate ME! You just ROCKED the 5K's you have been participating in, and I am so jealous that are doing the Space Coast 15K. You must live in FL. If you do, double jealous here ;o} And, if you really really live there, one day we will HAVE to do a half or a full together down there!!! (Well, we don't HAVE to..but wouldn't that be a ton of fun???). I love vacationing in Orlando and Daytona Beach....
GO TEAM PERIWINKLE'S!!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I didn't weigh myself! Haha, that would be the good news.
Saturday started out pretty good. The baby got up early, I had to shower and get ready, give the baby a bath and get her ready, get gas, wash the car, go to the farmer's market, and then head out to Viking for the parade by 11 (45 minutes away).
I was really happy with the reception I got when I showed up. Most of the relatives haven't seen me since I was about 275 pounds (I was 170 on Saturday when seeing them). One kept calling me skinny. Another said she wanted me to rub off on her so she could lost weight. My grandma kept bragging to others in Viking about my weight loss. Many said how proud they were of me.
So that was the positive. The negative? I was seriously hounded about what I was eating, what I could eat, etc. The good part was how supportive a few were about making food that I "could eat on my diet." The not so great part was that when I put things on my plate that I "shouldn't have"...I got a few looks and comments. The things I shouldn't have eaten? Potato salad, hot dog (without bun), 2 pieces of flat bread with a bit of butter, and 1 cookie. I also later had a Mountain Dew (1/2 can). GASP! I really ended up feeling awkward and like I was having a guilt trip laid on me. I tried not to let it get to me, but I ended up being in a bit of an irritated mood by the time I left. Oh, and a great uncle told me I need to put on weight....nice.
Overall, I did pretty good considering....
Then, last night, I got sick. I was throwing up, my head pounding, and I went to bed at 11:30 (so late for me!). I ended up sleeping late, though not very well. I had grapes, a banana, Apple Jacks, grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips (8), and a homemade crab salad on a Jimmy John's bread. Yes, a bit of comfort food! I felt good overall how I ate, even though it was not optimal. I still vomited a bit this evening (ugh, I hate throwing up) but it is so weird because I was famished all day! And nauseated! And no, not a chance I am preg-o.
No working out this weekend, and that was not a problem for me. I needed the rest! I am psyched about getting up at 5 tomorrow and rocking it at the gym. I plan on 45 minutes of spinning and ST. I will only be eating filling foods to kind of equal out the weekend of higher fat and carbs.
Here's to rocking this week, and kicking these last 15 pounds out the door for good!!!
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