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~*~ WTF??? Template 10/4 - 10/10 ~*~

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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~*~ WTF??? Template 10/4 - 10/10 ~*~

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I forgive myself for [[that huge pistachio muffin I ate]] last week.

Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, so this week I will [[bring healthy snacks along to functions]] to make sure it doesn't happen again.

FITNESS AND NUTRITION

For my last template, I was able to accomplish [[a minimum of 2 miles walked each day, 2 spinning classes, 1 elliptical session, 3 ST sessions, running for 4 miles on Tuesday and 5 miles on Thursday on the treadmill]].

I also did [[nearly 9 hours of fitness...well, 8.83 hours]. So this week, I will attempt to achieve [[11 hours. I only say this because I am running a half marathon on Saturday, which will be at least 2 hours and I want this month to be the month I hit my goal weight. 5.8 pounds to go!]].

Three things I will restrain myself from indulging in are:
1. Fast Food.
2. High-fat foods in general.
3. High-sodium food in general.

My temptation days this week are:
~ Thursday is baked potato day at my mom's. You KNOW there are going to be multiple toppings involved here. I will make sure that every topping is accounted for.
~ Friday is "carbohydrate-loading day" before my half marathon. I want to still stay within my point allowance.
~ Saturday is the half marathon followed by tailgating for UND, which I am going to so I can make 6 points for our team at the gym. I need to NOT use running a half marathon an excuse to pour food mindlessly down my gullet.

My power food/go-to meal/snack this week will be [[Eggs!]].

My main goal this week is to [[stay in my points allowance for WW all week]] and I wont let [[other people around me]] keep me from doing it.

Last week, I was [[injured and half-ass with my food half the week]], this week I will be [[focused on my goals]].

LIFE IN GENERAL

For my specially set-aside me time this week, I am going to [[watch some shows on my DVR as they are piling up...but I will NOT munch on crappy food while doing so!]].

I'm going to keep the negative voices in my head at bay by [[remembering that I am worth it, and I will get out of what I put into it]].

And I will STOP PROCRASTINATING when it comes to [[mowing the lawn, putting up Halloween decorations, and deeper cleaning my house beyond laundry and dishes]].

I will be focused, but have fun. I will run my race, not the people ahead of me. I will know what I am eating, AS I am eating it. I will do this. I am worth it!!!

Oh, and I will absolutely ROCK my Halloween costume this year, like I have NEVER (literally) done before!!

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New goal weight chosen plus HM food question

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

First, at my Weight Watchers meeting tonight, the leader and I agreed that my most happy and maintainable goal weight (my height is 5'7") should be 160. After 6 weeks of maintenance, I can continue losing weight if I would like, but 160 would be my baseline, the weight that I can't go 2 pounds over once I hit "lifetime" status.

So, as of my WW weigh-in tonight, I have 8.8 pounds until goal!!! My page reflects a different weight because I weigh in on Wednesday mornings for this page (and the Biggest Loser Periwinkles). That has my blood burning to get that accomplished! I want to be SOOOOO done with the pressure of getting to that number! I do want to continue losing weight, though...I just want to have some time where I can just maintain...and then have Weight Watchers no longer cost me $40 a month LOL.


Now, about the meal eaten the night before the half marathon. What have you all been doing or plan on doing, those of you who have been there, done that, or are going to??? I didn't think anything of it, but lately I have been seeing a lot of talk about a pasta dinner *yumm-o!*

Let me know your thoughts!!!

Oh, yeah...and if you all didn't know this already. My first half marathon is in 4 fricking days!!!! It feels like it has just creeped up out of nowhere!

Loves you all!

Erin

  
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-SHIMMER-ANN- 10/6/2010 7:00AM

    That's a great goal!! But I think it's silly that they set a two lb limit for you...that's impossible. You'd have to weigh about 155 to make 162 pretty safely distanced. Am I misunderstanding something?? I think that if THEY'RE goal is to keep you below 162, you need to weigh in between 150-155 for goal. IMHO. Almost there!!

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ANMRUNNER 10/6/2010 6:54AM

    Well since it's so close to your HM and you don't have time to see what will work, do what you normally do. If you don't normally eat a pasta dinner the night before a long run, don't try it this weekend. It might work really well for some people, but then again it could fail miserably for you so you don't want to test it out now. In the future, try out some different meals so you know what works and what doesn't before a long run. I personally eat almost all carbs the night before a run with a bit of protein, but that's taken almost a year to perfect. (:

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KILTGUY 10/6/2010 5:06AM

    Good luck on your HM! Can't wait to hear your results (especially with the high winds you're expecting).

I've read on a running blog that a pasta dinner the night before is good. Echoing NYC, nothing you haven't eaten before and I'd stay away from spicy.

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-POOKIE- 10/6/2010 4:33AM

    eee good luck! Dont know any advice about food though sorry xx

And your new goal is so close!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 10/6/2010 12:34AM

  We did have pasta with marinara sauce & meatballs, plus sourdough bread the night before our HM. However, I had read somewhere that the carb loading needs to happen right before the HM, not hours before. I don't know - I felt fine! But, I had cereal, milk. OJ & a banana early the morning of the HM.

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BRENDY_28 10/5/2010 11:08PM

    omg! good luck with the half marathon! :D tell us how it goes

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BLARGNOOBMAN 10/5/2010 10:38PM

    buttered pasta. 5 pounds should suffice.

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NYC_NATIVE 10/5/2010 10:35PM

    Saw your question on the Sparky Marathoners page. As for your pre-half marathon meal, the only advice I have to give is to avoid trying anything new the night before. You don't want your tummy rebelling on you at your big race. Just stick with what you've been eating throughout your training, and you'll be fine.

Good luck on the half! They're incredibly fun to do, and somewhat addictive. :D Enjoy the experience!

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Sexy clothes/bra/undies?? Yes!

Friday, October 01, 2010

I weighed myself this morning, and did my measurements since it is October 1. I am up, but I had KFC last night ;o}

I lost another inch on my chest, which brings me to a story I forgot to put on here, which is so important to me. My chest measurement is now 37 inches...I used to be at least a 46, and I was a 48I (yes, I as in I have huge boobies) when I was pregnant. The first few months after giving birth, I was a 46DDD. Yeah, you're reading that right. I don't ever remember being below a 38DD really. I looked at all my old bras and that is the smallest I have in there!

A week ago this last Monday, there was a panty raid sale at Victoria's Secret. I believe it was 7 pairs for $25. I just HAD to go :o} Found some SERIOUSLY cute undies, but was also curious about where my chest was now. The bra I am currently wearing from Lane Bryant is a 40DDD. She measured me and asked what my bra size was that I was wearing. I told her. She stares at me incredulously. Yes, ma'am. My boobies seriously are that big, I tell her.

She says to me, "Ummm..no. You are now a 38D or 40C. NOT a 40DDD. You definitely need a new bra." I left the store in shock. A D??? A C???

So, seriously I would LOVE being a 36D or 38C eventually. That would be like seriously awesome, because then I could actually SHOP at places like VS and they would have all the bras in MY SIZE!!!

Yes, a part of me is psyched about my weight loss and my new figure because I am stupidly in love with hot clothes, hot shoes, hot undies, and hot bras. I have ALWAYS wanted to buy leather pants. A leather corset. Okay...that sounds...forget it. You know what I mean...At least, I hope you do! So, that is such a fire lit under me seeing my dreams of hot clothes in my future LOL.

Okay. So. I didn't go to the gym today because I couldn't run outside (pouring rain) and I didn't feel like running on the dreadmill, but I am planning on running this evening after work (Kaylee at my grandma's). Not sure how many miles yet. May just keep running until I don't want to any more! With dreams of hot high heels and other hot thingamajiggies to wear in my brain :o}

  
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BLARGNOOBMAN 10/4/2010 9:22PM

    that's a very large number, I gather. Given that I (thankfully) have never needed a bra (which would be mad awkward as a dude), I can't seem to picture what a 40DDD is, much less a 48I...

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BRENDY_28 10/4/2010 11:10AM

    woohoo! have fun shopping those sexy clothes :D

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 10/2/2010 11:55PM

  Woo hoo! That's fabulous! I'm a 36DDD, and I dream of being able to buy sexy bras at VS, too. You give me hope!

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SCRAPPYLADYV 10/2/2010 7:34PM

    A VS bra!!! How cool that would be!! emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 10/2/2010 9:25AM

    Love it. I have the dream of hit thingamajigs too! congrats on your success! that's awesome!

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ELLABELLE66 10/1/2010 4:51PM

    I live for clothing. And I, too, soooo badly want a pair of hot leather pants. Keep working and you'll get there! And thanks for the website - sooo cute
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ASDOBBER 10/1/2010 1:58PM

    Congrats on your success. Every girl should own leather pants and a corset. You rock on!

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BJW-FARMGIRL 10/1/2010 1:29PM

    Cute! Hey, you're doing so great! One of the best things about getting the weight off was being able to go back to VS. Try the new bras! I love the new ones called "the nakeds". And the new "incredible". Don't care for the matching panties, but everyone's different. I don't think you can beat the pretty cotton hiphuggers.

Don't pull a Forrest Gump on us and forget to quit running! LOL I'm sure thoughts of Kaylee would bring you back. You go girl!

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/1/2010 1:17PM

    Ha - you go girl! Enjoy the new undies...and the new you!! :) And I hope all those fantasies about hot new clothes helps your run tonight go swiftly!

- Michelle

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SROUS1340 10/1/2010 12:45PM

    You keep going with those dreams girl! I understand the big boobies. I got measured a couple of months ago for the first time in my life. I was a 38DDD. I didn't even know they made DDD. But everything fits in there now like they say it sould.
You keep working it. You'll get those leather pants and corset!

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MIECHI7 10/1/2010 12:41PM

    There is something to be said about feeling sexy in a pair of VS hipsters and the underwire cotton bras. I will wear them again!! Have a great weekend!!

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Attitude

Thursday, September 30, 2010

What attitude do you have today? A positive attitude, or a negative attitude? And how is that affecting your day?

Throughout my journey, there have been a few factors to the success of my day, but one that has been a constant is attitude.

I wake up, how am I feeling? Inspired, happy, gung-ho? Or do I feel blah, depressed, mopey, and just lazy?

If I am feeling negative, I hit the snooze or the delete button on my phone alarm and fall back asleep. I wake up a couple of hours later (or earlier if my daughter wakes up earlier) not feeling the best. I feel guilty for going back to sleep. I start thinking about the workout I could have gotten in, the "me" time that I crave every morning! And so the vicious cycle starts. I then mope around with my daughter, getting her ready for daycare with my heart and head not really taking in the time I have with her. I get back from dropping her off, I then eat something for breakfast that I know I can't have just one serving of (like Lucky Charms). Two servings later, and I then start working. I can't think straight while working, getting distracted by my moody thoughts of what I could have accomplished. My break time comes up. Instead of walking my dog, I watch TV with a snack of the chips and salsa variety. Lunch time comes. Instead of cleaning or crossing some other item on my list, I watch TV again with soup, and a sandwich, and pickles (HELLLLOOOO Sodium). And the day will get worse and worse and worse as I continue to do things that are not productive and not healthy for me. The day will inevitably end with the cherry on top by driving through the DQ drive-through and getting a blizzard (but hey! It was a mini blizzard...I went there with the intention of getting a large!).

If I am feeling positive, my day starts out with a smile on my face, thinking of all the possibilities! What can I do to further my health? What are my priorities today? Where is my list and what is on it? And then I jump right into it. I get into my workout clothes, grab a banana, my water, my MP3 player and head out to the gym. I spin, or run, or go on the elliptical depending on the day. I work out a minimum of 1 hour. If I am spinning, I focus on my spinning. No thoughts allowed :o} If I am running, I focus, but this time I am focusing on my goals, my dreams, what I can do, how I am doing it! Before I know it, it is time to go back home, all sweaty and gross, but feeling euphoric! I clean up and then spend the rest of the hour with my daughter, playing with her, just loving the time I have with her. Sad to see her go to daycare, but also happy to be able to work. I run back home after dropping her off, and get my bagel thin with a bit of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter along with some tasty grapes and water. Start work. Very productive morning where the dishes have been done in the 10 minutes between breakfast and work. The laundry is in the wash. My morning break is spent walking my dog for 1 mile. I put the Halloween decorations up on my lunch hour. My second break is spent walking the dog another mile. And by the time I go to bed, I am so happy with how my day went, and how much I got done, and how well I did.

This looks black and white, but of course our lives (my life) is not that way. I may wake up happy, but have something happen that can cause me to look at the day in a negative light. But I have that choice, the choice to be positive or be negative. To do or do not! I can't control the situation, but I can choose how I respond to that situation.

And that is one of the main keys to my success so far....

Have a HAPPY day, everyone!

  
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SCRAPPYLADYV 10/2/2010 8:42PM

    Thank you Erin!! Great blog! Attitude can make or break us!
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MOVINITMORE 10/1/2010 9:01AM

    Love the blog Erin!!! So So true life is all about choice's. For today I choose to be Happy & Productive!!!!

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POOKAQUEEN 9/30/2010 8:25PM

    Choosing your attitude is vital! You are absolutely right. I think I need to focus on this a bit too.

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ELLABELLE66 9/30/2010 6:14PM

    Amen to a positive attitude emoticon

And thank you so much for your support. It really means the world to me and can shake me out of whatever I'm going through. I'm determined not to let this early weigh in let me down - nothing's official until Saturday. And then when it is official - even if I stay the exact same as I am right now, 8.2 pounds in 1 month is pretty damn good - if I do say so myself :)

Anyways - thanks for reminding me to be positive! Like a mirror, life smiles back at you when you smile at it
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xoxo emoticon Ella

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KILTGUY 9/30/2010 5:26PM

    I'm a very positive person and choose to look at things in a positive light. If I'm around negative people for a while, I have to leave.

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HALLORAN84 9/30/2010 4:16PM

    Love the blog! I CHOOSE to be happy and it really DOES make all the difference! emoticon

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 9/30/2010 3:32PM

  Fantastic blog! That's how I feel - Happiness is a choice. All I can control are my reactions to others & events. I'm so glad that you are reminding all of us to choose a happy, healthy, productive day!

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~*~ WTF??? Template for 9/28-10/3 ~*~

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

~*~ WTF??? Template for 9/28-10/3 ~*~

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emoticon List everything you did for exercise since 9/20. You can list this as minutes, exercises, miles, DVDs- or everything, but list it all out right here:

Kickball 2 hours
3 - 30-minute ST sessions
Brisk Walking ~ 280 minutes
Spinning - Twice for a total of 45 Miles
Ran for 18 miles total
Elliptical - 30 minutes

Because you were able to do all of that last week, what can you do between now (9/28) and Sunday?
Run 20 miles, Spin twice, continue walking 30 minutes a day minimum, 3 ST sessions, and 1 go at the elliptical machine .

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I will use the dreadmill at the gym! :o}

emoticonHow much time will you devote to exercise between now and Sunday?

9 hours

Choose a power food for the week. Something you can use as a go-to healthy snack, or a meal that gives you lots of fuel.

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Repeat the ritual that you created for yourself last week. It's only consistent 'me time' if you do it every week consistently. Tell us what you are going to do for yourself this week.

I did the template wrong last week, so I will choose this week something for me time. I will put aside one half hour a week to read. Just read. emoticon

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1. I feel like doing nothing. Don't I deserve to do nothing?? (not it if will hinder your progress!)
2. I am tired. (then go to bed earlier!)
3. I can burn this off later. (yeah? How far are you going to run this time to burn THAT off????)

Motivate me this week by reminding me that:
My first half marathon is in 10 days from today!!!!! Holy crap.



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MOVINITMORE 10/1/2010 9:05AM

    WOW that HM is so soon !!! I saw some where and I can't remember where that you where wondering about water stations. I heard on my HM that they have water every 1.5 miles so I am going that route and using theirs. Did you decide?
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RELAXYOURBACK 9/30/2010 6:33PM

    Hey! You're doing the WTF Challenge too! Holy cow, what a LOT of exercise time you log. Its working - what great results you've had on SP. Inspirational!
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Go get 'em! You can DO IT!

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STEPHANIE0982 9/29/2010 3:30PM

    nice template - it's great to see things easily laid out like that - good luck with your marathon!

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