Friday, July 30, 2010
Well, yesterday was horrific, and I didn't handle it great, but I held myself accountable for it. My daughter has only 2 bottom teeth, but she has 4 (FOUR!!!) starting to cut through, 2 more on the bottom and her 2 front teeth on top. And she let me know it. Oh, boy....did she let me know it. Her daddy was working until 10 yesterday and headed to his friend's house after work. She went to bed at 8, but was up every half hour until about 11:30. I did everything I could to help her out with the pain and soothing, but nothing worked. I think she was finally too exhausted at 11:30 and couldn't stay awake anymore.
I ate pasta with spaghetti sauce and cottage cheese last night. I had too much. I didn't go SO overboard that I would really hurt my weight loss and have a gain this week, but I may have a pound or 2 less lost in the end of the week. I still went to the gym at 5:30 for spinning, though I only did spinning for half an hour, then went home. I really had to push myself to get through it. I had DH get up with Kaylee at 6:30 while I would try to get a bit more sleep (he doesn't work until 5 p.m. so he can nap all day if he wants while I work at 8), but unfortunately he had her playing in the living room right outside the bedroom. Not conducive to good sleeping. Oh, well!
I have my 3rd official 5K tomorrow (5th overall). I am excited but nervous since I have taken most of the last 2 weeks off from running to rest my foot. I have still been exercising, but focusing more on spinning and ST. I doubt I will have a PR (which as of now is 32:00) but I am okay with that! We are also going to the county fair tomorrow (can you SAY greasy fried food...hellOOOOOOOOO cheese curds). I basically asked my family NOT to eat cheese curds in front of me for those are my weakness.
Also, I am going out tomorrow night in my beautiful sexy blue dress (I'm sorry, did I mention it is a size 10????) and I am buying the gold bracelets and gold heels for it today. I made myself the DD since I don't want to be drinking my calories, so I SHOULD have a good day!
I will make sure to have pictures, I absolutely MUST have pictures! I am so bad about getting them, but I will have that camera ready (especially since this is the first fair that my daughter will be going to).
I am excited to have a good day today, even if all I will be doing is walking. I know I did spinning today, but it really was not that much of a workout it seemed! Oh well!
Ciao ~ Erin
Monday, July 26, 2010
As of today I am 175 pounds (down 105 pounds from this time last year, 110 pounds total AFTER having Kaylee, 131 pounds predelivery).
As of today, I am running up to 5 miles without stopping and feel like I can go on forever (if my legs would only let me).
As of today, I easily carry my 1-year-old toddler on my arm for as long as she wants, and she is now 25 pounds.
As of today, I am in a size 10-12 (depending on brand/dress).
As of today, I am so happy with my gorgeous daughter, and actually feeling psyched with how I feel and look. I have never felt so alive and vibrant!!!
As of today, I have only (yes, ONLY) 20-40 pounds to lose, not a whole other person!! And it no longer scares me.
As of today, I am a gym rat who doesn't feel 100% if I haven't been there or at least had a run.
As of today, nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. I am not perfect, I still have cravings, but I will NOT let them own my life. I will not let them take me over anymore.
As of today, I now use exercise and running to release any stress I have, and I talk about my emotions and problems with my husband (and my fellow Sparkies). I am now focusing on channeling my energy in a way that will ensure my positive well being and to be as healthy as possible without using "vices" to stifle my issues/stress/depression.
As of today, I am planning on going out to a club on Saturday night in a size-10 dress with heels that will make me laugh with my friends with confidence and make me cry with happiness when I look in the mirror.
As of today, I look forward to being in social situations, joining leagues, seeing my friends, coworkers, and especially family get-togethers since most of them haven't seen me since I was 280 pounds. The compliments and looks of shocks I get are worth it!
I will review these last 2 blog entries whenever I feel down about my journey, and be grateful for how I am feeling as of today, instead of this time last year.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Last evening, my husband was curious about the dresses I tried on, so we went, and apparently he LOVED all of them! The first is the one I bought for my daughter's first birthday (I included a picture of her, too), and the second two are the ones I bought for $50 total!!! Gotta love clearance racks at Penney's :o}
This is the "Daughter's first birthday" dress :o} It has pockets!!!
Here is my daughter, Kaylee, after a bunch of McDonald's cake! (I only had a bite-sized piece, and that was extremely tough for me!).
This dress is SOOOO prettier IRL than in this picture. It has a gold tone over black and would look GREAT with gold heels!
Okay, this is the dress that "blew me away" ~ according to my husband. It is a size 10 (YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS) and it is GORGEOUS! Again, gold heels or blue heels would go great with it!!! Oh, and he told me to do these poses, so please don't hold them against me...I am SO not America's Next Top Model material :o}
Kinda shows the tummy, but hubby thought it was a fun picture!
So there you have it, me in dresses!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
~ Track what I eat every day and strive to stay within my points for Weight Watchers every day, or use activity points if needed (this is a repeat from last month, but so VERY important for me, especially as I am running more and more).
~ Focus on less fat, less meat, more veggies, fruits, and whole grains! (Again, a repeat, but even more important again!!)
~ Continue drinking at least 8 glasses of water, more on days I run.
~ Try a new recipe every week to shake it up! I really need to be doing this as I am gettin more and more bored with my meals...
~ Run 4-5 days a week and stay on track with the Half Marathon training, completing approximately 88 miles of running this month.
~ On 1 to 2 of the off day for running, do crosstraining with spinning or elliptical depending on how you feel
~ ST 3 days a week, either via Cycle and Scult (Mondays and Wednesdays) or through Nautilus equipment.
~ Work in some form of core strengthening/abs work 3-4 days a week.
~ Take 1-2 FULL days off from working out so as to avoid overtraining/injuries.
~ Lose 10 pounds (again, seems high, but this is always my goal every month and I am already down 7 pounds today, July 15, 2010).
~ Run a 10K on July 17 and a 5K on July 31.
~ Pay off 1 or 2 credit cards.
~ Get my hair done with color and cut (hasn't been done since March).
~ Buy a new outfit.
~ Buy new shoes (already did this a few days ago, but it was during July!!).
~ Buy myself a book to read.
That should do it!!
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