Monday, July 26, 2010
I'm not sure how it happened.
Or believing that it really DID happen.
I've been trying for so very very long!
But, there it is. I stepped on the scale Saturday after my last blog and it said; "you weight 188.3". I looked at my husband and said "that can't be right" and stepped on it again.....and again.
I have been teeter tottering with the low 190s for over a year now. Always making excuses of "quit smoking weight" or WHATEVER. Not understanding or absorbing that it was truly lack of commitment, not focusing weight.
Let me tell you. Part of me is jumping up and down. I did it I did it I did it! But, truthfully, the other 75% of me is slapping my face "get a grip, woman! You'll gain it all back in a blink of an eye if you're not careful!!"
In other news: Humdinger BBQ was born this past weekend. My family and I help my husband set up his booth at the Brewfest. The next day we sold at the Rockin for Riley fundraiser. All in all it wasn't a bad first weekend. We made our food money back and I think my whole family had a great time! I forgot to eat most of the weekend (or didn't have time, pick one) and feel like I got run over by a semi truck, but that's okay. I still just FEEL good. I drank my Shakeology to help maintain nutrition and energy. At night, and since it was the weekend, it was Jack and Diet. LOL Hey, I may be trying to get healthy, but I'm not dead!
I am on Week 3 of my Slim in 6 challenge and more determined than ever to finish since the 5 pound loss. Now, I can't WAIT to see what's next! Boredom has now taken a back seat to a more intense "this is really working" motivation factor!
As far as my running: I'm still working on my shoes/shins. I refuse to give up! I have taken the advice of one of (what I like to call) a dear Sparkfriend and tried all sorts of shoes, including good ol cheap Champions. Wouldn't ya know it? So far they've been the best on my shins. I've done some nice extensive walking...even in the 100 degree weather, but running...still kind of saving that one. I want to get in more miles for my group: The Thongs. (I still laugh when I say that!!!!) THONGS! hahahahahahahahahah
I just finished cleaning all the roasters, pans, grills, utensils, and what not from this weekend. Time to order dinner...get my brain together, and work out. Maybe work out THEN put my brain together. Yeah.
Got Vegas in a month! Gonna get re-married. Strange. I don't look any different, but I know that's a coming!!
I feel good.
Like I knew that I would.
I feeeeeeeeel goood...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Yep...today is my Sparkaversary. As I sit here and say that, my first reaction was "and I haven't achieved a darn thing..."
But, I have.
It has taken a year, but with Spark I have been able to see that it IS a life changing experience.
I have achieved motivation to keep trying.
I have learned about running shoes and nutrition. (Did you know that a wine cooler has 250 calories??? Give me a Whiskey/Diet please)
I have met some really really great people on here....and that means I'm not alone!
I'm achieving water. For years, I've had such a bad repore with water (Erin Brokovich ring a bell??) so, it was hard for me to swallow (literally)... now, I may die of chemical poisoning, but my body has 14 glasses of water a day!!
I've created and participated in challenges!
I ran!! (sorta LOL)
I became a Beachbody Coach for crying out loud!! LOL
AND, I just FEEL better.
Now, this next year....well. all b*s'ing aside, I fully intend on losing the weight. My insides are feeling good, so this year will be forcusing on the OUTSIDE!
This first goal is freaking simple (yeah....um...) I want to get in the dang 180s. We all have our number. You know...the one that "plagues" us. mine is 189. I teeter in the low 190s (actually made it to 190.1 at one point) and then "wham" back to 197. My fault mostly, I get excited and slack off. Remember the 3 week plateu? Yep, that's when it usually happens. NOT THIS TIME!!
Last time I checked, I was weighing around 192.2. I'm still Burnin it Up on my DVDs and today my youngest and I plan on doing a 4 miles or more walk. My gut will get it's fat butt on the scale at 189 in the next 2 weeks. Then it will STAY there or get lower! No TOM excuses, no "almost" garbage! I'm doing this and I'm doing it now!!
**calms down** Got a little crazy there.... dang, that was kind of fun.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I grew these in my backyard. They always make me smile when I go outside so I thought I would share. I grew tomatoes too...most came out okay, but some have these really wierd bottoms I mean to ask my garden team about.
OK! I am into Week 1 of my Challenges. Here goes the progress.
Slim in 6. I am on day 4 of Burn it Up. Now, it has NOT been easy this first week. I know, you would think it would right? But, listen. On Day 2 (Tues) hubby calls and says he needs me to go to Sam's Club with him. Alright.
He picks me up and we go to Sam's Club. We get a bunch of supplies for his Air Force BBQ that he puts on about once a month. I make potato salad for the boys. I try to convince them my pasta salad is better, but alas, they insist on my potato. So, because they gobbled up 10 pounds of potato salad last month in about 5 minutes I had to make 20 pounds. On Tues I spent probably a good 4 hours making 20 pounds of peeling, slicing, dicing, boiling, and seasoning. Don't kid yourself. I LOVED it. Even when my fingers got all pruny! LOL We also had to get some stuff and shopping done for our grand opening of Humdinger BBQ. Our first event is next Saturday and we had to get some banner stuff situated. By the time I looked at the clock it was 11:30 p.m.
OH NO! Day 2 and I hadn't done Burn it Up! Well, I thought....here we go and at midnight I did my hour of Burn it Up. I can't "bust" a 6 week or bust challeng on the 2nd day! and as a leader at that! Heck NO!
Needless to say Wednesday (day 3) I was pretty tired getting up and sure enough hubby had even a longer chore list. Oh dear lord! At least I got him to pass out at 10:30 pm to do Burn it Up.
This morning, however. I was up! Day 4 completed and on time! yippee!!!! Now. I am going to do Day 5 tonight as I will be in Santa Cruz all weekend. Day 6 will be done on Sunday when we get back. By golly, I'm gonna make this work!!!!
That's my row of them.
ANYhoosit: My pengiun milage challege begins TODAY! It's in the 100s here but I want to not let my teammates down. I will be attempting a run today, but it may be more af a very sweaty walk. LOL Will follow up on that one.
Anti-Blahs: well, clearly all these things fall into this group quite well. My only task is the plank. I think I told Yoovie I would do a plank. I can't remember, but it lurks in my mind like a bad debt that I did. Therefore, I shall. soon. At least... hmmmm 30 seconds? I did finagle some push ups as ST, so that's pretty cool. I know I had to up my ST for myself.
There. All on paper and filed in my brain accordingly. Girls said they would help me jog the boardwalk in Santa Cruz so I can keep my milage in. LOL I figure around the campsight will work. AND they have a pool!! So freaking exciting.
I packed (per Cutiepie77's tips) healthful foods for the weekend. I even threw my salads in the ice cooler. Trail bars (fiber one of course) and fruit cups for the girls.
Gotta keep track of my nutrtion numbers right? Even if I can't be near a puter.
Who says we can't camp and be healthy too?
Thank you EVERYONE who pops on my page with anything to say. I just LOVE it! All of you have truly made my week and I can't wait to get my tracker to move more towards the middle of my ticker.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!!
Love and hugs!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Okay, so I've got a Tiki Challenge that I am totally looking forward to: GO AB!!
I've got a 5% challenge that I will freaking succeed at: GO ME!!
AND, as of today, I just began a Six week Slim in 6 challenge: DOUBLE GO ME!!
I"m pretty darn tootin excited. The AB challenge is awesome because it is a positive influence on my life. If I EVER need motivation or a kick in the butt those teammates are there with boots on! The 5% challenge is good because it works with the numbers factor in my head and reminds me to take baby steps. Because right now I just want to be 80 pounds lighter...NOW!!!
And the new challenge? Well, as stated in previous blogs I really seem to have an issue with that 3 week plateu. Yup. So....I thought why not put it in a challenge? Surely SOMEONE else on this Sparkworld must be feeling the same "great out of the gate...peeter ... peeter....gone" momentum so what better way to help elimate that....I mean, with the exception of AB boots?
I'm supposed to put a before pic on here....for all the teams. Part of me is like "eh, use the ones in your pics...ya look the same" and truly I do. But, part of my brain says "nope...new challenge ... new motivation.. new beginning.."
I'm leaning towards brain personality number 2, once I find a victim with a camera.
So darn tootin excited! Whats can I say? I'm an emotional rollercoaster :o)
Saturday, July 10, 2010
When I retrieved my Stem Cell and cataract removal, it was very bittersweet to look in the mirror. Before me I had aged 20 years in 1 day, so to speak. What I really found frightening was the face. The roundness and the saggin chin. I realize this comes with age and I knew over the years I was putting on some weight.
It's amazing how you own mind can play tricks on denial. I just got my 4th of July pics back. Wow.
This is the most flattering pic I could find of my weekend. Sighs.
I didn't do too bad at slacking though. I am up 3 pounds. Better than the 7 I used to pack on in water weight and salt induced pounds, ya know?
But, it definately is time to finish the year 2010. It's times to take the last six months and begin what I wanted to start....I man REALLY get into it.
1st..... Vegas goal is in exactly 30 days. Yup. I am leading a Slim in 6 "six week or bust" challenge on my team so my DVD is totally going with me to Vegas. Obsessive? Have you SEEN the above pic?? LOL Anyway, I want to lose a MINIMUM Of 10 pounds. That's right. I can do this. I will get into the damn 180s dang it.
then we'll go from there. I'm trying to think of a "reward" if I make it to 180. A hair extension? no....want to be at least 150s for that..(in the face, ya know?)
a tattoo? mmmm...maybe as a final goal mark.
no food or drinks tho. I always mess up there. "If I lose 3lbs, I will get a SBux" well, there went THOSE 3 lbs :o)
I dunno.....maybe being in the 180s will be accomplishment enough.
I'm a little worried....I'd rather see my unflattering pic than nothing at all. My right eye has been giving me blurry grief the last couple of days. Hope it's nothing.
Going to do some gardening now...maybe go for a walk with Missy Mo.
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