Sunday, September 04, 2011
This summer I've been seeing a guy who was friends with my brother when they were little out running with his wife while their 2 kids are on their bikes. I get pretty excited when I see anyone out running, but for some reason this family really tugs at my heartstrings when I see them all out together.
So, yesterday while I was running we passed each other while I was finishing up my first loop of 5 miles & said hi. After I turned around we passed each other again. The guy says "what are you doing, training for a marathon?" You all know what my answer was. He says they are training, too, for the Half in Oct in St Louis. The old cheerleader in my came out & I started jumping with my fists in the air. I get to the wife & say "You guys are doing the Half in Oct!" and I'm yelling "your doing great" as I keep running. That is just so cool! That makes 5 people that I know who are doing it, plus a couple of Spark friends, plus a couple Spark friends who have their own Half that day.
I think I passed the danger zone with the brownies. Here is the proof that I didn't have any more. You know how the camera adds 10 lbs, well I think the same should be said for a pan of brownies. These things look huge in the camera, LOL.
I think I'll have a glass of chocolate milk, though. That sounds yummy.
And here is a picture of my sick little sweetie & my big sweetie on our vacation.
I promise, hubby was not wearing short shorts. It just looks like it cause they rode up, LOL. Looks like he's not wearing pants at all, hahaha. Wait till he sees that picture.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
I'm sitting here. And I am NOT going to eat another brownie.
I made them this morning with the intent of taking them to my aunt's house for a family get together. Instead, I am at home. With the brownies. Dark chocolate with milk chocolate chips.
The rest of my family is having a fantasy football draft party. The men folk are having a draft, the girls are talking, laughing, probably playing a game. My little guy has been looking forward to this all year. He & hubby have been working on their rankings. He gets to draft his own team. Last year he came in 2nd.
This morning he woke up sick. He tried to tough it out. We went to church but I had to take him back home. He's pukey & poopey & bummed out that he's missing one of the best parties of the year. Dad says he'll call us when it's his turn to draft so he can make his picks by phone.
Ah, my boys love their football.
I made a pan of brownies to take to the party. I asked hubby & Nat if they would take them. Nat wanted to leave them here. I don't think she wanted to share, LOL.
I had a little corner one around 1. At 2 I had a second one that was a little bigger. They are VERY rich. If I eat another it will just make my belly feel yucky so I WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER. For the last couple of days I was telling myself I would have ONE brownie on this day. Here I am at 2.
I may have already blown my original goal but I will succeed in not eating a 3rd.
Not only am I bummed because my sweetest little sweetie is sick & because those #%$Q# brownies are tempting me, but I was looking forward to talking to my aunt who has recently lost 40 lbs & is working on losing more. I also wanted to talk shop with her husband & another aunt who are running the Half that I am. Hubby called me a bit ago & said that she just did 10 miles, too, so we are at the same place. But he said she has her ankle wrapped so I hope she's ok.
We are having wonderful cool weather! Yesterday it was 100. Right now, it's only 73. I've got the windows open. Fall is on it's way!
During lunch it was even cooler. Seth was complaining of being cold. I made myself a simple soup of low sodium chicken broth, brown rice pasta noodles, & carrots. It was very good. But I'm hungry again & I need to find something HEALTHY that does not included brownies to eat for my dinner. Something with fiber. I've been pretty low on that the last few days.
Can you tell I'm bored? I'm not used to being home with nothing to do. I've already done some cleaning. I guess I could do some more.
7 weeks from today comes the day I've been training for since the beginning of June. JICASMOM & ROBYN168 have their first Half the same day. I changed my spark page to reflect my excitement, which I'm sure you've already noticed.
If you have a race on Oct 23, tell me so I can virtually train with you, too.
Check on me later to make sure I haven't had another brownie, ok? Weigh in day of my 20 Week Self Challenge is tomorrow. I want show you guys a loss.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Iíve been a busy bee lately.
This year, orders have been very slow to come in at my work. The few co-workers left all had their hours cut a long time ago. Iím the only one that didnít. Works out that way when youíre the lowest paid, but Iíll take it! All that changed last week because we suddenly got very busy. I had to take off almost a whole day to take Seth to the orthodontist. He broke his retainer for the 2nd time in 3 months. Plus, I had vacation days Friday & Monday. Why couldnít we have gotten busy when I had nothing going on? (Side note: Today I got to work in packing for the first time. I did actual labor type work. I got dirty & sweaty. I liked it!)
Other than work, this is what Iíve been doing:
Friday: Ran 9 miles. I was nervous because the Saturday before when I ran 9 I puked. This time was GREAT. I loved the whole run & loved not getting sick afterward.
After my run we hopped in the car & headed to Branson. That day we went to White Water.
See the slide on the right & all those stairs? I walked up those too many times to count, plus I donít know how many other flights of stairs for other rides. Not the taller slide though, I was too chicken. Plus I was carrying a mat, tube, or double tube up all those stairs. I was worn out. My hips were so tired from running 9 miles that morning, I was barely making it.
Right before we left Natalie & I got separated from Jay & Seth. We walked & walked trying to find them. Then Nat says she sees them Ė headed toward the stairs of the big slide. My little guy went down that super tall straight down slide! I about had a heart attack. Itís a good thing I wasnít with them; Iíd have talked him out of it for sure. He said ďdad told me heíd give me 20 bucksĒ. Sheesh.
Friday night I was exhausted.
Saturday we walked around downtown which meant lots of hills. Then we rode lots of go karts, bumper boats & did laser tag. Saturday night we went to a dinner show. After that more go karts.
Sunday morning I ran 4.5 miles. I canít believe I was brave enough to go out by myself, but I did. And Branson = Ozark Mountains, which = killer hills. But I did it, NO, I rock starred it out! I felt great : )
Sunday my plans were for us to go to Silver Dollar City but the kids had so much fun at White Water they wanted to do that instead. That meant more walking & stair climbing for me. I donít know what got into me that day but I decided to do that tall slide that I was afraid of. It was over in about 4 seconds. My suit bottoms got all twisted. Felt like I was flashing everyone. It was not fun. I will not being doing anything like that again.
Monday we packed up & came home. I slept almost the whole way. I was so tired. Tuesday morning I overslept by an hour - & I never oversleep. Last night I went to bed at 7 pm. Maybe I finally caught up on my sleep.
So, I got lots of exercise in but I ate a ton of crap. Several servings of fries, 2 lemonades with full on sugar, 2 funnel cakes that I did not share, 2 trips to Cold Stone Creamery, fudge, fried chicken, waffles every morning with full sugar syrup. Thatís all I can remember. Good grief, by Monday morning I was sick from all the food. Iím feeling sick just trying to remember what all I ate. It was bad.
But apparently not bad enough to make a weight gain. How did I lose .4 lbs? I donít know but Iíll take it! That was when I weighed in yesterday. Today I wanted to check to see if it was a fluke. Nope, down another 1.1. WHAT! WOOO HOOOOO!!!!! But I wonít count it as official or change my ticker until next week.
Only 17 more weigh ins left & as of today only 5.1 lbs to get to my goal of 122!
8/30/11: 128.3 (but today was 127.2 haha!)
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