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Progress pictures in a new dress/125 pounds difference

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I was feeling again bummed by my apparent lack of movement on the scale since losing the holiday weight (beginning of January I weighed 168, now at 160). So, I thought I should have some new pics since I don't think I have taken any since my birthday (November 14).

These pictures were taken on June 15 at 183 pounds next to ones taken today in the same outfit at 160:







Here are a couple of "before" pictures of me:

This is 1 month before starting Weight Watchers at 286 pounds:



Here's a good side view of me at 261 pounds:



Here are the pictures I had DH take of me in my newish dress (just hadn't worn it yet) and new "reward" boots (and please excuse the goofy modeling):



And now for some cheeky pictures ;o}



It made me smile to see these pictures today, and was just the boost I needed to make it through my run tomorrow and Superbowl, I just know it ;o}

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!

  
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ABETTERBECKY 2/8/2011 12:28PM

    Hot stuff - love the dress and the posing - so fun!

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NUTRIGIRL08 2/8/2011 11:31AM

    I think you look awesome!! You have done amazing!

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MEGSFITNESS 2/8/2011 10:42AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress and those boots!! They're perfect with your hairstyle :D love it. Glad the pics made you feel better because you're rockin it, lady!

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KAREBARE00 2/7/2011 11:23AM

    wow you look great! keep it up!

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STARSTRUCKJEN29 2/7/2011 11:09AM

    What an amazing job you have done! 126 lbs gone forever! Awesome, awesome, awesome. You look so happy and amazing.

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PINKBEANBOO 2/7/2011 10:48AM

    These pictures are just fabulous! I'm so happy for you - I can tell you are happy too emoticon

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MOM2MXKE 2/7/2011 10:41AM

    looking great!! (; my spark is a little fizzled right now. So how I have to get past this pain still from my accident. I know 1/2 of the battle is my mind! This week I am going to try and run again that always makes me feel better (; You are doing AMAZING!!!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 2/7/2011 10:36AM

    Amazing progress as the super woman you are! Your pictures made me smile.... love being goofy!



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MOM2MXKE 2/7/2011 10:34AM

    looking great!! (; my spark is a little fizzled right now. So how I have to get past this pain still from my accident. I know 1/2 of the battle is my mind! This week I am going to try and run again that always makes me feel better (; You are doing AMAZING!!!!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 2/6/2011 10:01PM

    You rock!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 2/6/2011 10:01PM

    You rock!

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PRICANSTINA84 2/6/2011 2:12PM

    you look amazing! i keep on telling myself i need to take some pictures to have before/after shots but haven't done it yet.

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KILTGUY 2/6/2011 12:35PM

    Great progress! Keep it up girl!

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MNGIRLIE 2/6/2011 11:56AM

    What a difference! Good idea to compare photos when you're feeling bummed about progress. Those boots are smokin hot!! You're lookin absolutely great! Love that dress!

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RFEARING1 2/6/2011 11:47AM

    Love the pink outfit! You look fantastic!

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THEHONESTME 2/6/2011 8:54AM

    WOW Erin -- you look wonderful! Those pictures show how far you have come and that you have NOTHING to be discouraged about. Have a great run and Superbowl. Dare I say... Go Packers! emoticon

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ELFITZPA 2/6/2011 8:27AM

    LOVE the pics, the goofier the better.

Have you made any progress on maintenance vs. losing more? I've decided to push my goal date out by a few months so I don't feel quite as focused on losing and can focus more on just living a consistently healthy lifestyle. Granted for me it's a difference of about 5lbs but I've come to realize self-sabatoging behaviors whenever I manage to finally start losing, so perhaps it's time to stop paying quite so much attention to the scale. Best of luck with your decision.

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/6/2011 3:46AM

    You have come such a long way in such a short time.

Absolutely fantastic looking. Really you have worked so hard and it has really paid off.

Congrats. on looking so great!

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EVRLNGFOO 2/6/2011 12:34AM

    you look awesome! and that dress is super cute!

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CURVYDIVA86 2/6/2011 12:32AM

    You look incredible!! Screw the scale!!

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RUNNER12COM 2/6/2011 12:24AM

    Scale, schmale. Who cares about a random number when you can see and feel that sort of success?!

Well done. You look fabulous!

SDJ

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BRENDY_28 2/6/2011 12:22AM

    you look amazing! :D

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JENNIFERKCM 2/5/2011 11:42PM

    I loved your pictures! I laughed b/c I see you lost your butt! My husbands family all tells me my behind is smaller...as if I can see back there! emoticon You totally look great. You legs are noticably slimmer, you waist and tummy, wow everything! You are one hot mama! Love the last pic too w/your daughter! Your pics are just what I needed to see. Some days (like when I'm sick and can't do a lot..today) I feel like this journey is impossible. I haven't broken any huge records yet, but your pics reminds me that I can! You enjoy your trip and new rock'n self!

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HHI0901 2/5/2011 11:28PM

    Woooooow such a difference between all of those pics. You're doing so so so well! I know you've been trying to decide if you want to keep going or not but either way you're looking fantastic.

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BRIAEL 2/5/2011 10:56PM

    Erin, you look wonderful in your new dress and the poses are just cracking me up! :)

Thanks for posting the pics. I can certainly see why you feel motivated when old outfits look completely different. Awesome!

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BILLALEX70 2/5/2011 10:46PM

    Looking good!


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MIECHI7 2/5/2011 10:29PM

    Watch out Cancun...there's one hot mama on her way!!
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ROBYN168 2/5/2011 10:26PM

    WOW!!! You have done an amazing job!!!! Keep it up!

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SHERLYN-WILL 2/5/2011 10:23PM

    OH WOW in your blue outfit it looks like someone IRONED out the wrinkles (Meaning the rolls are GONE!) YOU have done amazing!

LOOK how trim your thighs are in those jeans now!

I LOVE THE NEW dress.. YOU have a great figure!

GREAT SEXY LEGS!!!

THIS BLOG made my day! I am feeling rather FAT today! LOL

YOU encourage me to keep going! THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Recap/Goals/Reflecting/Pics of my Rewards

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ahhh...a clear mind. I love it.

Ever since I wrote the blog earlier today about maintaining instead of losing for the next month or two, it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, especially after reading your responses. You all help me so much, you really do!

So, my eating was pretty darned good, and...I didn't think about food as much today. I did my run outside for 3 miles, which would have been the ultimate if I had remembered my Yaktrax! So, I had to really watch my step so I wouldn't slip. It was still quite the uneven running, though, with so many people still not having shoveled their sidewalks. My left ankle rolled a couple of times during the run, so it is a bit sore (along with that hamstring and shin). But, I am so glad I did it! It felt great. And the song "Eye of the Tiger" came on when I was feeling like slowing down, and that picked me right back up!

I talked to my DH tonight about something that has been on my mind, and that is my stomach/boobs/eyes. Yeah, weird combo, right? Basically, I am looking at getting LASIK soon because I can't wear contacts and I basically don't want glasses. Also, my RX changes like every year, so it would ultimately be cheaper if I went the LASIK route.

Also, once I am done marathon/race running for the year (thinking October), I am hoping to plan surgery to remove the excess skin from my tummy (tummy tuck) and also get a breast augmentation. I am not unhappy with the size (they are now a 36D) but I am unhappy with the fact that after being a 48I at their largest, they are like deflated balloons. Bras just don't fit right, and that along with my stomach has been bothering me. I plan on getting a consultation in late August since I want to make sure I maintain my "happy" weight for at least 5 months before seeing the plastic surgeon. I also still want to do everything I can to tighten up my stomach before seeing him. If I can avoid that surgery, I will do what I can. Even if I can make the surgery easier to do....

Okay, DH and I had dinner at Red Pepper. I know, I wasn't supposed to eat out, but I only had 2 soft tacos, and it fit nicely into my maintenance points. DH and I also went to JC Penney's today since we were w/o Kaylee and wanted to walk around (and secretly I have been thinking about a goal weight reward since I hadn't done that yet). I ended up getting a couple of things that I have SUPER wanted, but went on clearance today!



These boots were $110 and I got them for $29.99 :o} They look AWESOME and actually fit my calves!!

Here was my super awesome reward:



This jacket is smoking hot, and when I wanted it 2 months ago, it was $250 (down from $300) and I fit in a size large (leather jackets tend to run a different size, so though I am a medium, I fit in large leather jackets). Well, today I fit into the medium (was swimming in the large) and I got in for $30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!

So yeah, I am psyched about this. I can't wait to wear the boots with a skirt and dresz

1. Nutrition: Do not let one day of not 100% eating right throw me off track. I do love my breakfast of oatmeal, so I am sticking with that today. Lunch needs to be something else. Not sure yet, will poke around the cabinets, but my egg scramble meal yesterday made me nauseous. Dinner will be a small steak with lots of veggies and/or couscous. emoticon in that I changed up my meals, but I still stayed in my WW points range. I had the oatmeal breakfast, then a sandwich with lean deli meat, a string cheese, and grapes for lunch, and 2 soft tacos for dinner, with fruit for my snacks. I need to get in more veggies, but one step at a time...

2. Water: 140 ounces or more. Cripes, I got in 90 ounces, which is still good but I want to exceed this!

3. Fitness: I didn't hit the gym this morning because I knew the weather today would be in the 20s (We're having a HEAT WAVE!!!! A tropical...). I am going to run OUTSIDE!!!! On my lunch hour. Oh, I am looking forward to that! I will be FREE! I plan on 3-4 miles depending on how my shins feel. emoticon I got in 3 miles in just over 30 minutes...

4. In bed by 9. It is already 9:07 right now. My daughter decided to stay up a bit late because she was wired from the sugar at grandma's, so I got a late start on doing the nighttime dishes, getting everything set out for tomorrow, getting myself ready for bed, and getting this blog done.

5. Productive/busy: Walk dog at least once today, push for twice. Poor doggie misses it! Clean house if possible/as much as I can. The more I do between today and tomorrow, the less I have to do on my busy weekend. I need 200 lines at work, though, at least, if not more to catch up on my low line count days this week (which begs the question, why am I typing this instead of working? Because I need to get this done, that's why). I think that's it! My daughter is going to grandma's today, and I can't let my DH talk me into a "date night" where we eat out. Or, more importantly, I can't let MYSELF talk HIM into eating out. I tend to sabotage myself that way.

Okay...I met some of these goals, and missed out on some. First off, I got the dog walked. I didn't do any cleaning. I didn't get my lines. And I ate out :o}

Countdowns:

29 days until Cancun

7 days until my first official race of 2011 (Frozen Feat 10K on February 12)

45 days until the first day of spring (March 20, 2011)

43 days until I meet Becky, Paula, and a bunch of other SP friends for the Get Lucky 7K and her birthday weekend!!

  
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PRICANSTINA84 2/6/2011 2:17PM

    LOVE the boots! sweet on great deals!!!

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SHERLYN-WILL 2/5/2011 10:24PM

    I LOVE THE BOOTS and SAW THEM ON YOU on your latest blog with the sexy hot dress!

LOVE THE JACKET

WOW 30 bucks! WOOOOO HOOO FOR BARGAINS!!!

SWEET.....

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WILD22 2/4/2011 3:54PM

    love the boots!!! I always wear heels. They make me feel so sexy and that's half the battle isn't it ;)

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LEAG0628 2/4/2011 3:50PM

    Those boots are HOT!! I have yet to own a pair of boots because, yup, you guessed it, thick calves! I hope that one day I can... *sigh*

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NUTRIGIRL08 2/4/2011 2:37PM

    Awesome rewards!!!! Good for you!!

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TRAYCEEE 2/4/2011 9:07AM

    VERY nice!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/4/2011 7:49AM

    Yay! 43 days!!

And those purchases are HOT!

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ANMRUNNER 2/4/2011 6:27AM

    Cute cute cute boots! You're a bargain shopper!!

I think if having the surgeries will make you feel better about yourself, then they're worth it. If you do all this hard work to get where you are and then you're still unhappy, you're more likely to gain it all back (not you personally, just "you" in general..) so I think it's wise to make yourself feel the best you can, whatever that is! And as for Lasik..from what all the doctors have told me, your prescription has to stay the same for at least a couple years before they'll consider doing Lasik on you. If yours is still changing, it's likely they won't approve you for the surgery. Your eyes just won't magically stop changing after the surgery so it would be almost pointless to have the surgery if your eyes will change again soon after it. Make sense? Maybe your eye doc will be different, but I've been waiting for almost 6 years for Lasik becaues it seems like right before I hit the 3 year mark of no changes, my prescription changes just the slightest and then I have to start my 3 year cycle over again..

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-POOKIE- 2/4/2011 4:26AM

    ooo nice goodies!!

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LETSSTARTOVER 2/3/2011 11:51PM

    OMG so cute!!!! I want the boots!!!!

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TEDDYBABE 2/3/2011 11:27PM

    Great blog. My daughter in law lost over 85 lbs and did the breast augmentation and still wants to have her tummy done. Good choice. You have worked hard to help your body out. Great rewards. I am going to have you shop for me! Cute cute stuff. Can't wait to see it modeled!

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Scale....

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I need to back away from the scale. Very soon. For the next 2-1/2 weeks I can't because I have to stay in between 158 and 162 for WW or I lose my goal status and start over again.

But, after that I only have to weigh in once a month at WW to keep my lifetime status. And I believe that will be what I will do from then on. Just weigh in, once a month.

I have been a slave to the scale, weighing myself daily, since my daughter was born in July 2009. Heck, I have been weighing myself nearly daily since she was CONCEIVED, and I still gained 66 pounds that 9 months.

I too often dictate my attitude for the day based on what the scale says. Yesterday, it said 160.6. I was bummed, which I really shouldn't have been! I should be happy! But, I was 159 the day before.

Before anyone pitches in about fluctuations and all, trust me, I know my fluctuations like the back of my hand. My mind is obviously not always logical.

I didn't weigh myself this morning. I planned on it, but forgot with the rush of getting my oversleeping (yay!) daughter up and ready for daycare, and had my water and PB oatmeal before I remembered. That is a good thing. I am sure with yesterday's eating that if I stepped on there today it would say 164 or something like that. Then what? Do I get upset, frustrated? Does that help me? No.

I have been waffling to myself, to my DH, and to you all about losing or maintaining my weight. It seems like my body loves 160. I want 150. Heck, I want 140. But, looking in the mirror, could I stand to lose 20 pounds? I want to say yes, but, albeit my hanging skin on my belly and the muffin top created by it, I am really happy with my body. I know that I will never get rid of stretch marks and cellulite, and looking beyond that, there isn't too much more I want to lose fat-wise.

Sure, I want to tone up more, and I have been doing ST like crazy since the beginning of the year. I have been getting a lot more muscle, and yes, I know I need to update my pictures, but.....I don't know where I am going with this. Maybe I am just looking for reassurance that I am not making the wrong choice by maintaining for now at least until after Cancun in early March, and then maybe reevaluate after my weigh-in post vacation. Even if I am above 162, I only am charged $12 for each meeting I weigh-in at until I get back to under 162. Not that I am looking to gain weight, I am just not going to freak out and weigh myself every day when I get back home from Cancun.

I think this is the start to a new chapter in my journey. This chapter focuses on maintenance through the rest of the winter, then revisiting losing weight in the following months after that when outside in the sun and the ability to do so much more!

I make myself go crazy over this topic, because I constantly doubt my reasoning for this. Am I wanting to maintain so I don't have to lose? Have to cut back as much on my food? Because I know that to lose weight I have to tighten up my eating, and maybe I don't want to do that for a while. Mind games. Love them.

And now, back to work with my brain in a tizzy. Can't wait for the dog walk and REALLY can't wait to run on my lunch hour. I know my head will clear significantly with them both :o}

The weather right now? Partly sunny, 13 degrees, wind at 7 mph. My kind of day!!! It is supposed to hit 26 degrees, later, too! Hoping to run at 2 p.m. and it will maybe be 20 :o}

  
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KANSASROSE67 2/7/2011 5:08PM

    I so know what you mean. Good for you on stepping back from the scale for a while. It's hard not to feel impatient to reach that "perfect" goal...I've been struggling with this too. My body seems to want to stay at 146-150 no matter what I do. I'm not sure I'm willing to put in the obsessive effort it would take to get down another 10 pounds. Some days I think so, other day, not so much!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/3/2011 8:19PM

    Actually, I really like your idea of maintaining for a month or so. When I read that today, I was like "omg, why didn't I think of that". That's what I'm planning. Maintaining for now, keep working out and eating healthy, and tackle it again in March or April if I really want to get serious. Thank you SO much for giving me permission to do that.

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THEHONESTME 2/3/2011 7:50PM

    Hi Erin -- funny, I've had the same thing on my mind. I'm not joining the next BL challenge just for this reason -- I need a break from the scale. Even weighing once a week is subject to fluctuations due to water retention, working out, etc. We all know the reasons the scales don't necessarily reflect our real weight. I plan to weigh myself once a month once the challenge is done.

But my concern is something PARTICLEGIRL22 mentioned -- how do I stay accountable without the scale? How can I make sure I don't backslide if I don't have a guage... ?? It's all so scary to me!

Thanks for putting your thoughts out there -- they mimic mine and I am happy to read what your followers have said. I'll keep checking back to see how you make out. Keep up the good work -- you are a true inspiration!

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/3/2011 4:40PM

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RUNNER12COM 2/3/2011 3:05PM

    Oh, you know how I feel about the scale. *grumble, grumble*

You are not a number on a scale. You are a flesh and blood woman, a walking success story.

Don't forget that!

SDJ

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/3/2011 2:25PM

    Erin, I so hear you. We arbitrarily pick these numbers as our "goal" weight, but our bodies do seem to find these natural points where they are content. When this happens, we have to decide if that's good enough or to fight for more. Personally, I'm starting to lean toward just being happy with what I've achieved. Why continue to obsess over a number as long as we're physically healthy and emotionally happy? Every person has to decide for themselves. Good luck -- I'm sure you'll make the right decision!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 2/3/2011 2:24PM

    You are doing a great job. You need to weigh the difference between 150 and 160. If 150 is impossible to maintain you need to make sure it is really worth the extra effort. Plus, with ST, your body might do some weird things weight wise but you will start to lose more inches. I think stepping away from the scale is a great idea, as long as you have something to keep you accountable! Congrats on all your success thusfar.

Side Note- I'm having one of those days where things keep going wrong and I just want to eat all sorts of bad for me things. Instead, I came and looked at your before and after pictures. They helped me put away the doritos and go for the carrots instead. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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ELFITZPA 2/3/2011 1:59PM

    I've been struggling with the same issue - what should my goal weight actually be? On one hand, I like being at one weight to race but 5lbs up from there is SO much easier to maintain. I won't say it's effortless but with exercise, I don't need to worry too much about what I eat. But I worry if I keep those extra 5lbs, what happens if I gain 5 MORE? Or 5 more after that? It's so dumb. It's a few freaking POUNDS, is it really worth killing myself in the gym and obsessing over every calorie? I go back and forth, I'm just not sure yet. Good luck finding YOUR happy weight, I hope you figure it out!

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BLYNN710 2/3/2011 1:48PM

    I agree you need to shift your focus away from the scale at least for a little while. You are doing great and the scale is a constant frustration. The summer will make things easier when it is warmer and you can get outside more. Keep up with your maintenance for now. You can do it!!

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/3/2011 1:12PM

    Our bodies do seem to find 'happy' spots with weight, where it seems like we can stay there forever without too much work. Do what you need to do to be happy with yourself; it may be that focusing on strength training to tighten up and not weighing so often is what you need to do for now. This is a long, slow process for most of us, and dealing with the internal stuff is an important part of finding that happiness with ourselves.

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ELLABELLE66 2/3/2011 1:00PM

    My fluctuations used to be 100% predictable and I knew them perfectly, but lately they're all over the place and it's driving me crazy! Good for you to put away your scale and not let it run your life!

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KIMMAS82 2/3/2011 12:50PM

    It seems everybody is giving up scales in February. I did yesterday. . . until 2/14 when Ii start a challange at work.

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ILIKECACTI 2/3/2011 12:45PM

    I think these things are very healthy for you to ponder about right now. You will have to make the change from losing to maintaining soon! You can always choose to maintain now, and if you change your mind later you can always go back to losing... not that you have to. It's all up to you, and I don't think there is exactly a right or wrong decision here. I just hope it doesn't stress you out. You should feel the freedom to do what you need to do... after all, you are healthy now!!! You have developed good habits, and you have made some great accomplishments!

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JENNIFERKCM 2/3/2011 12:35PM

    Do what you need to do for you to be healthy and happy. I think you know when you are making the right workout and food choices, and the scale doesn't always reflect what we think it should. It is easy to become too obsessed. I like what the other girl said...maybe the further you are into this journey you don't need it as much. I have set is aside in the past if I'm getting on it more than once a day. Obsession isn't good. You know yourself. Do what works for you and don't feel bad about it. Own what you are doing, and go forth! :-p

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PINKBEANBOO 2/3/2011 12:25PM

    I think the scale is great in the beginning of weight loss, but then we get to a point where we don't need it as much & it effects our mood, self confidence, etc.
It would be hard to break the scale habit (I'm getting ready to try & break mine) but sometimes, depending on the person, I think it's for the best.

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ROBYN168 2/3/2011 11:55AM

    I understand 100% about "where your body is happy" - I think mine is happy at 155.....I am able to maintain that +/- a pound or two without much effort....however....155 is not my number....

I do the same wrestle as you do.....I have decided that the scale and I are only going to meet on Thursdays (weigh in day for a challenge) - and as long as I feel that I am exercising enough and eating relatively well - I am going to go with it....and if the scale goes up - I'll deal - and if it goes down - I'll be HAPPY....and if it stays the same I will live with it....

Don't know if my thought process helps any - you have done an amazing job, and sometimes making the switch to a different mode is HARD.

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FITTINGIN130 2/3/2011 11:54AM

    WTG for recognizing all of these things and congrats on your successes. I wish I could commit to strength training too but for some reason, I never feel like it's enough so I don't do it :/ Good luck with losing/maintaining for WW.

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Late entry: Recap of Wednesday/Goals for Thursday

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wow, yesterday at the end of the night felt like I had maybe failed, but when I woke up this morning, I held it in perspective. I am getting tired of what I am eating, and so I veered off my plan of what to eat, and even though making good choices for most of it, still ended up using too many points (thank you weekly allowance points)!!!

I had Subway in the food court at the mall with my daughter (we split a Subway Club). If I was thinking good choices, I would have not bought the M&M cookie for her (that I ate myself because she didn't want it..weird). I should have bought the 6-inch sub, and not the 12-inch, because she only ate a couple of inches, and I would have done JUST fine with 4 inches. So I ate 10 inches. I then wanted a DQ ice cream cone, which would have been fine had I purchased a small (5-6 points), but instead got a medium (9 points). So, I dipped into my allowance points that I was saving for the weekend, but I still have a TON of activity points that I never use (56 so far). I don't use them, though, because my body has adapted to most of my fitness that I do, so I don't think if I ate all those points I would maintain, that I would gain. I am not worried about losing weight this week. I am just wanting a maintenance really.

My fitness was FANTASTIC. I did what I was supposed to do. Too cold to walk the dog. Had a playdate with Gracie and Kaylee (and Gracie's mom, Jessica) and had a great time. Went to bed too late as I had a sandwich while reading a book. Wow, didn't need that sandwich, even if it was a healthy one!

No biggie, just picked up myself and moving on to a new day :o}

1. Nutrition: Oatmeal with PB, milk, and Splenda for breakfast. Egg white omelet with mushrooms and cheese with turkey bacon for lunch. Whole-wheat pasta, marinara sauce for dinner. Goal NOT met as explained above....Need to shake up my meals a bit soon.

2. Water: 140+ ounces emoticon

3. Fitness: Run 3 miles. ST. Core work. emoticon Burn, baby, BURN!!!

4. Sleep by 9:00. Uff, went to bed at 9:45. Knew I wasn't going to the gym the next morning, though, so sleeping from 9:45 until 7:30 wasn't bad ;o}

5. Keep busy/make plans for the day: Walk the dog. Meet up for a playdate at 6. Keep busy! Be productive at work. Start cleanup of house (hosting Superbowl party this weekend). The only things I really did are the playdate, keeping busy 80% of the time, and doing the laundry and dishes.

Thursday's Goals:

1. Nutrition: Do not let one day of not 100% eating right throw me off track. I do love my breakfast of oatmeal, so I am sticking with that today. Lunch needs to be something else. Not sure yet, will poke around the cabinets, but my egg scramble meal yesterday made me nauseous. Dinner will be a small steak with lots of veggies and/or couscous.

2. Water: 140 ounces or more.

3. Fitness: I didn't hit the gym this morning because I knew the weather today would be in the 20s (We're having a HEAT WAVE!!!! A tropical...). I am going to run OUTSIDE!!!! On my lunch hour. Oh, I am looking forward to that! I will be FREE! I plan on 3-4 miles depending on how my shins feel.

4. In bed by 9.

5. Productive/busy: Walk dog at least once today, push for twice. Poor doggie misses it! Clean house if possible/as much as I can. The more I do between today and tomorrow, the less I have to do on my busy weekend. I need 200 lines at work, though, at least, if not more to catch up on my low line count days this week (which begs the question, why am I typing this instead of working? Because I need to get this done, that's why). I think that's it! My daughter is going to grandma's today, and I can't let my DH talk me into a "date night" where we eat out. Or, more importantly, I can't let MYSELF talk HIM into eating out. I tend to sabotage myself that way.

Countdowns:

30 days until Cancun

8 days until my first official race of 2011 (Frozen Feat 10K on February 12)

46 days until the first day of spring (March 20, 2011)

44 days until I meet Becky, Paula, and a bunch of other SP friends for the Get Lucky 7K and her birthday weekend!!

  
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MOM2MXKE 2/3/2011 11:16AM

    Your oatmeal sounds good!!! I love PB So how do you prepare it? How many points is it? Your doing WW right? I am too (: I really enjoy 2 slices of Sara lee Wheat bread for 2 pt and 1 laughing cow cheese and a very small amount of sugar free strawberry jam. It taste like cheese cake (: Then an apple or orange of course. We Tried the Butternutt fries yesterday at work and they were really good! We are trying Butternut and apple mash i think it is called today. It looks really yummy too (: Happy Thursday your looking GREAT (:

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ILIKECACTI 2/3/2011 10:49AM

    I'm also dealing with not letting a day or two of bad eating throw me off track. it's hard! but we can do it!

great job with your goals!!

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Recap of Today/Goals for Wednesday

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

So, yeah....furnace was still doing the same thing, prompting my DH to call and basically say that we really need to get this thing fixed, and either they refund us yesterday's or not charge us at all for whatever today costs. They said they would have the guy out in between 1-5.

I dropped Kaylee off at daycare at 7:45, then went to the gym. I was feeling pretty frustrated about the furnace and my not-so-hot day yesterday. I decided I would just set the treadmill for 60 minutes and run what I could. I ended up running the whole thing (except for the 2-minute warm-up and 5-minute cooldown after). I then hopped on the elliptical for 50 minutes. Sore after all that, but felt good.

I then got some errands done, then took a long hot shower (since it was super cold in the house):

1. Nutrition: My weird day of the week where I have a banana pre-workout, then have water until noon, then nothing until after my weigh-in at 5 p.m. and then I eat a good meal after that. This time, though, I do plan on eating a whole-grain pasta meal with veggies as a way to have a more balanced meal overall. (i.e. no crap food). emoticon I ended up going with my chicken stir-fry for dinner with a piece of toast with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.

2. Water: 80 ounces. emoticon

3. Fitness: 3-5 miles on the TM and 45-60 minutes on the elliptical. Core workout. emoticon I skipped the core workout....

4. Sleep: In bed by 9:00 p.m. Maybe a nap in the early afternoon. emoticon

5. Weigh-in: Given how my bad day on Friday went, I will be happy to weigh in under 162, but hoping for 160. emoticon I weighed in at 159.2!

6. BUSY BUSY BUSY: I will clean the house if bored. Need to bring documents to the bank. Need to call the stinking furnace guy AGAIN. emoticon Done but for cleaning. I kept busy!!!

Goals for Wednesday:

1. Nutrition: Oatmeal with PB, milk, and Splenda for breakfast. Egg white omelet with mushrooms and cheese with turkey bacon for lunch. Whole-wheat pasta, marinara sauce for dinner.

2. Water: 140+ ounces

3. Fitness: Run 3 miles. ST. Core work.

4. Sleep by 9:00.

5. Keep busy/make plans for the day: Walk the dog. Meet up for a playdate at 6. Keep busy! Be productive at work. Start cleanup of house (hosting Superbowl party this weekend).

Countdowns:

31 days until Cancun

9 days until my first official race of 2011 (Frozen Feat 10K on February 12)

47 days until the first day of spring (March 20, 2011)

45 days until I meet Becky, Paula, and a bunch of other SP friends for the Get Lucky 7K and her birthday weekend!!

  
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ELLABELLE66 2/2/2011 3:25PM

    WOO HOO 31 days til Cancun! I am so jealous :)

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BILLALEX70 2/2/2011 7:35AM

    Mmmmm...Mexico
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-POOKIE- 2/2/2011 4:28AM

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PRICANSTINA84 2/1/2011 11:06PM

    you are definitley a machine! keep going :-) great weigh in!!

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LEAG0628 2/1/2011 10:11PM

    You are a machine!

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