Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I am not much of a blogger, but I am so excited I just want to write this and maybe I will want to come back to read it for motivation at a later date. Hopefully I won't "need" to.
I have been on a semi diet since the beginning of the year and I was training for a 10k the end of March. We had such a crappy winter that I really didn't stick to it the way I should have. I still did the 10k, but walked a lot. I never trained in the rain because I was a wimp, but the 10k started at a light drizzle and ended in a the pouring rain. Now I know that I won't melt and it really isn't a good excuse. I am going to restart the training and find another race to do before it gets too hot. Since the beginning of the year I have lost 16 pounds. Not great, but not bad. 6 of those pounds I lost in the last two weeks. I started a new eating plan and joined two challenges on Facebook. One is a group of people, mostly runners, who want to lose 10-15 lbs by 4/26. I joined on time, but started the following week because I didn't want to change anything before the race. The other group is an April running challenge that has morphed into 3 challenges - Run or walk at least a mile every day, Boys vs Girls and Beat Stan who has vowed to run 200 miles this month. I have done at least 1 or 2 miles a day at home and then I have been meeting my daughter once a week and we do 3 miles. Maybe more this week.
The biggest motivation of all was being able to wear a cute pair of cropped jeans last week. I had bought them on super sale even though they were too small. I knew I would wear them one day. I did that last week. Today I am wearing a pair of dress pant for work that I haven't worn in about 18 months. They are not even tight at all. They are actually a little loose in the legs.
So there it is. That is my big motivation right now. It's exciting to me.
Not only that, I am feeling better. Not really drinking at all during the week either and I know that is helping. I will keep doing the challenges as well. Seeing and feeling success is what keeps you going.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
A is for Age: 50 yes the big 5 0
B is for Booze: White wine - been trying different kinds and cutting back
C is for Car: 2010 Toyota Corolla with 207,000+ miles
D is for Dad's name: Jim
E is for Ego: Not so much
F is for Favorite song or music: Love the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and The Black Keys
G is for Goof off thing to do: Go to wine tastings or binge watch a great series on DVD
H is for Hometown: Escondido, CA, but lived in Manassas, VA for a very long time
I is for IQ: Not sure
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: Grape Jelly
K is for Kids: 4 - 1 son and 3 daughters, 2 dogs and 3 cats
L is for Living arrangement: own
M is for Mom's name: Sharon
N is for Name of best friend: Cheryl
O is for Observations: I dislike people to who believe everything they hear on the news without checking it out for real.
P is for Phobias: I hate spiders and spiderwebs and snakes and scorpions
Q is for Quote you like: I may be slow, but I am faster than those on the couch.
R is for Relationship: in one for a long time
S is for Siblings: 1 brother
T is for Talents: I am crafty
U is for Unique trait:
V is for vegetable you love: zuchini
W is for Worst traits: I am impatient
X- is for X-rays you've had: broken foot
Y is for Yummy food you make: Butternut squash soup, chicken bacon ranch pasta, toast (my daughter will get this)
Z is for Zodiac sign: Leo
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Well, I weighed myself this morning. I was trying to wait until Tuesday which will be one week from the last weigh in. Weekly. That's how often we're supposed to do it.
Before joining this sight I hadn't weighed myself in at least a year. I didn't want to know. I knew it was getting worse and worse and I knew that I would be horrified. I joined the site in the morning and guessed at my starting weight. That evening when I got home, I decided to find out the real number and I was actually 13 pounds heavier than I had guessed. That was shocker. And yes, I was horrified.
It motivated me to work extra hard and stay focused on the end reward. The reward is feeling like my old self again.
After achieving so much success my first week, I couldn't wait to see if it was still working. To see if it was real or my imagination. I won't post the latest number because I still have to get through the holiday weekend. But as of today it's real. And I'm really happy about it!
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