Monday, August 19, 2013
Well, here I am again. It seems like I’ve been gone from this site a lot. I think Spark needs to launch an app like Facebook so I can keep up with my Spark friends. (Actually, maybe I should just “friend” some of my friends here. Hmmm, what a thought!)
Any who… here’s a fun little update about our first obstacle race.
1) OMG – could it have been any more fun??? (Well, yeah it could have, but you’ll see why in a moment).
2) The hubs and I set a goal to become Warriors for St. Jude, which means we would raise $300 each for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. AND we only had a week and a half to do this since we didn’t really get our ducks in a row ahead of time. WE DID IT! We raised $600 with our little team of two.
This is not too shabby when I found out that there were only 9 teams out of 7000 people who actually raised money (aside from entry fees).
3) Mud doesn’t really begin to describe this race. There was mud everywhere. I am so glad I didn’t bring little O with me. OMG – he would have been miserable! It was so muddy you couldn’t even walk around! Even the people who put on the race couldn’t believe how muddy it was. But that’s what happens with you mix random on again off again rain showers with Kentucky dirt.
4) And yea, I hurt my foot on the FIRST FREAKIN’ OBSTACLE (which was ¾ of a mile in)! So, it was interesting and I had to walk the rest of the way. Booooo!
So, without further ado, here are some pics from that lovely day…
The Starting line...notice how you can tell, I'm actually wearing clothes:
After the finish line... notice how my clothes have disappeared
(I promise, I'm wearing clothes)
Wait I forgot one! My poor foot was on ice for a week! Thankfully the swelling is gone now. YAY! I'll have to post a pic of the massive bruise on the back of my leg another time.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Hello to all of my Sparkfriends… sorry I’ve been a little MIA from here. I’ve found it easier to track my food on my phone using a different app. AND the hubs is using said app as well and we can check each other’s stuff throughout the day.
I haven’t been able to get on the internet much during the day and let’s face it, after being at a computer for 8 hours… the one at home doesn’t get much use. So, thus is the story of my SparkPeople leave of absence.
HOWEVER, all is not lost! I thought I’d drop in and give a quick update on how things are going on this journey (does anyone else get tired of using the “journey” cliché or is that just me??)
I AM OFFICIALLY DOWN 18 LBS! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
(That’s 44 lbs gone since I had my son almost 3 ½ years ago. I’m 6 lbs under what I weighed when O was conceived.)
Break it down… oh yeah… it’s my birfday… Woot! Woot!
So, I’m the worst for not rewarding myself. I set a goal, tell myself I’ll get a reward… reach that goal and decide not to spend the money on it.
Guess what! When you set a goal and reach it, and your reward is new clothes you kinda have no choice when your goal is large enough to make your clothes too big for you. (Unless you’re a fan of the saggy butt look – which I’m not).
So, hubs and I are still signed up for the Warrior Dash in a couple of weeks to benefit St Jude’s Children’s hospital. Oh, and feel free to donate to a good cause: here is the link – doesn’t go to me… goes straight to St Jude’s. Everyone wastes about $5 a day. Why not forgo the Starbucks mocha latte frappachino grande and give to a very VERY worthy foundation… even $1 can add up.
THEN, in September we are running the Filthy 5k which raising money for the local youth soccer league.
I did however decide not to do the Tough Mudder this year. I haven’t been the most dedicated when it comes to training and thought perhaps starting with a 5k instead of a 12 mile stretch of insanity would be a good idea (and I didn’t have $300 for both me and hubby to sign up – so he’s going it alone).
Now… picture time!!!!!
Oh, and what's better than buying NEW clothes? Being able to wear old ones! New pants... old shirt. YAY!
From the side... ok so the shirt is a bit lumpy and my hand placement is weird (but I didn't know where to put it. LOL!)
That is all for now... well maybe a quick pic of O because why the heck not!?!
Monday, June 24, 2013
So, as some of you know, the hubs has seriously gotten some motivation over the last couple of months. He has us signed up for 2 5Ks and the Tough Mudder this fall.
That said, of course, he likes his gadgets (like so many men do). And he got each of us a heart rate monitor. This is a pretty cool little watch do-hicky thing. It monitors your heart rate, has a stop watch, keeps a calorie count (I assume by monitoring my heart rate)… oh, and yes it tells the time, too.
So, yesterday we both put them on and pressed “start”. (Let the calorie counting begin!)
A few hours later I check it out… low and behold I have already burned a whopping 900 calories! Whoa! Wait a minute… I burned 900 calories in 3 hours. How is it that it’s so hard to lose weight when I’m eating around 1500 calories a day and so OBVIOUSLY torch those calories quickly???
Fast forward to today… it’s Monday. Blah! I’m at work… at my desk… working my little fingers to the bone. 5 hours and 20 minutes into my day? I have burned 384 calories. Are… you… kidding me!!????
There is only one conclusion – my job is making me fat. Work is making America fat! This is so unfair! By the end of the work day I will have burned 580 calories.
COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!!! I guess I’ll be getting on that treadmill DAILY!
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