Monday, March 12, 2012
I am in the middle of writing a paper, needed a break so here I am.
I ran 3 miles during my lunch break today. Saturday, I decided to do an IFIT Jillian Michaels 10k training on my treadmill. I started on level 3 which I realized after 5 minutes was a big mistake. I stopped it, went back on line and went to level 2.10 It was a nice challenge but I could do it. I am not going to get an injury! So, today when I went running my legs still felt stiff from Saturday! I can see why the say to only push your speed way up once a week!
My employee's husband's viewing is tomorrow night and the funeral/burial/memorial luncheon is Wednesday. My husband and I are going to Wednesday's events. Her husband's life insurance is covering the funeral, and since he was a veteran his burial is covered. We are paying for the luncheon.
Now we are working on her health insurance. She was on her husband's. Evidently, the insurance ends at midnight when the insured person dies. So, the poor girl is dealing with all this at the same time! She has to compare the cobra package to mine and make a decision by Friday. My insurance broker said he would help her. I know it's the last thing she feels like thinking about.
I don't know when she is coming back. I don't know that she will be able to teach three year olds at first. We may have her work in the front office. We are going to follow her lead.
Anyway, there is a lot going on but I am getting through it. Next Thursday my husband and I are going to Key West with friends. I can't wait to relax! Then the week after that is Spring break so I get a week off from school, though I will have homework! I am staying on my calorie target through all of this, too which is a good thing!
The weather is going to be in the 70's tomorrow through Thursday, so I will be outside running every day except Wednesday. It is so de-stressing to run, I love it!
Hope you had a terrific Monday!!
Monday, March 05, 2012
I have officially lost forty pounds. It took me 1 year and 2 1/2 months to do it, but I did it and it is gone for good.
It is an odd feeling being forty pounds lighter. In some ways, I feel like I did before I lost the weight. I think my brain is still trying to "catch up". Every time I try on a new outfit, I feel odd grabbing a size 4 or 6, like I won't be able to fit in it...but I do. People around me are just starting to say that they have noticed and I am three pounds away from my ultimate goal weight of 121 pounds.
I don't mind getting on the scale at the doctors office anymore (I always dreaded that before!). I think my metabolism sped up, I can consume more calories and not gain weight.
I am working on speeding up my runs. I thought I would run faster after losing weight but it is still taking hard work to do it. Oh well, something to work towards!
The one thing I have consistently done throughout this whole process is track EVERYTHING that I eat. A lot of times the total cals were way over what I should have consumed but I still logged everything. This includes alcohol which is a beverage I enjoy quite a lot (especially red wine). I have learned to eat and drink in moderation. I rarely eat a whole serving when dining out. I feel full a lot faster and acknowledge the feeling instead of ignoring it, eating too much and feeling stuffed and bloated. I have learned what types of menu items to order when dining out and consistently order those items. I pack my lunch every day for work. I have my "staple foods" on hand at all times.
Finally, you, my sparkbuddies, have been key in making this happen! From all the cheering, to all the great advice, to sharing your personal journeys with me. I couldn't have done it without you! You are my greatest advocates and you mean the world to me.
Thank you so much for all of your support!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
San Antonio was awesome. We had such a great time! It was very relaxing. The first two days the weather was fantastic - in the 80's. The second two were real cold - 40's. We didn't anticipate it and didn't bring our winter coats! We still had a great time with my BFF and her husband. I ate chicken tacos every day! One night for dinner I had tilapia tacos with chipotle - they were the best I ever had. Three out of five days I stayed in my calorie range, the rest I went over 500/600 calories. (margaritas, refried beans and mexican rice - yum!) I got exercise in, but know it wasn't enough. Today I started back on my strict food regimen. Needless to say, my husband and I are both done with Mexican food for a while! I am proud to say that neither of us had nachos the whole time we were down there. That was amazing! I am glad we gave it up for lent, we both would have eaten them every day!
We got two days of running in. One day was outside - we ran 4 miles. The other day (today) was on the treadmill at the hotel. I ran 3 miles in 27.23 mins! I have gained my speed back, now I am going to try to run faster than last year. After running on the treadmill and seeing how much harder I push myself, I have decided to spend more time on my treadmill at home. My ifit module has trainings for speed, so I am going to set it up and use it.
My son said Roxy really missed us. I could tell - she ate part of the bottom of my dresser :( He said he wasn't home a lot - school and work - and he didn't walk her. That explained the dresser! I am going to take her to work with me tomorrow and Wednesday and let her run in the playground and walk her at lunch. If she doesn't get her exercise, she chews furniture!
I hope you had a great weekend!
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