Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I am just over 5 pounds from goal and closing in on that illusive number. I have learned a lot this year. Mostly that a goal weight is only a number. I have only lost 5 pounds this entire year, but I have lost lots of inches, I have firmed up, I even did three 5k's and RAN the last one - the whole way!!
So although I may not have made it to my goal weight in 2011, I accomplished so many other things - things that weren't even on my goal list. Things to make me proud of myself.
So this year I'm writing my goals down here, because I've been told that is the thing to do, if you want to make them a reality. I don't want to call them resolutions, because that term doesn't really apply to most of them.
1) continue on my healthier me journey which includes
a) cut down on the emotional eating
b) figure out options for when I want to emotionally eat
(I already know the triggers)
c) REALLY get in my water every day
which will hopefully lead to
2) get to goal weight before summer vacation
and on another note - just to push the bar for myself:
3) run three 5k's this year - run them all....
I know, nothing earth shattering here. I wanted to add something about my marriage in there, but don't know what to do or how to do it, so for now, I'm leaving it out of the equation. Since these are goals, not NY Resolutions, this will let me feel like I can change, modify, add and delete as the year progresses ... right
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I read this one on a friend's facebook page on Christmas day, and thought I would share it with my Sparkies...
"People should focus less on what they eat between Christmas and New Year and focus more on what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."
That is my hope for the New Year, to embrace this healthier living as a lifestyle and not as a temporary change to get to my goal. To focus on what I do everyday, day in and day out and not beat myself up on those special occasions when I may over indulge.
Best wishes and Peace.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I need a vacation from my vacation. Today is only the my second day off and I am ready to run away with my son to somewhere else.
I'm crying and it's only 8:40 in the morning. And it's not over anything my husband said, it's what he doesn't say and how he acts. My husband has ADD and although he takes meds and see's a counselor, he is in complete denial that what he does/doesn't do has any effect on our marriage. He thinks it's just time management issues and my "unnecessary" anger.
It's not helpful that he is also on vacation. I'm sorry to say, it would be so wonderful to have a vacation and not have him have the same time off. I cannot get a day off - ever - because, although we work for two different school districts, our breaks are always the same. I know most people would love to have time off with their spouses, and normally it would be - for a day or two - but when every time you have a day off, he has the same day off and sits. Just sits, or sleeps, or vegs ... Interacts with our son only when I push it.
This is not how it is supposed to be...
I read someone's blog earlier today about making moments.
I'm going to pull myself up by my big girl panties, and as soon as my son gets up - we are going to make memories. If my husband want to join us, that will be up to him. But, I'm going to do my best to enjoy my day off with my son. I get so few.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I RAN the Jingle Bell 5k Run yesterday. Ran, the whole thing. From start to finish.
Probably not as big of a deal as I am making it out to be, considering I have actually been training for the Jingle Bell every Sunday for over 6 weeks. And have run several practice runs during that time. But that is why I was training, for this race.
I did awesome. Not by anyone's standards but my own. 31 minutes and 27 seconds. 5 seconds behind my friend who I have been training with, who has been a runner for years, and happens to be almost 8 years younger than me. So, I feel pretty darn good. (We were hoping for around 35 minutes...)
My husband came with my son, my Mom, and all of my Wonderful Workout Women were there to cheer us on. Only Amanda and I ran, the rest of the WWW did the 1 mile fun walk. (But, I have to add, they got there early, walked the whole 5k route and then did the fun walk - pretty impressive there too!)
It was pretty cool to have them there and see their faces as we crossed the line. I didn't have my camera, so I have to wait to get some pictures from one of the other ladies, but I will post a picture of this crazy wonderful group of women who have made my journey to a healthier me way more fun and exciting!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I have a couple of ladies that I have been lucky enough to get to know since I have been on my healthier me journey. We are an odd combination of women, from all different walks of life. Yet, we have a wonderful friendship. They understand the struggles of losing and maintaining the weight loss. They get how hard it is to, as a Mom, try and put yourself first. I am so very lucky to call them friends.
Lately I have been training for a local 5k - Jingle Bell Run with these ladies. One in particular, Amanda, that has been "running" with me, helping me accomplish this goal I have set for myself.
This morning it was raining and cold - big shocker living in Michigan right...Well, one by one, we all bailed on the training run. I was bummed, but was trying to figure out what to do instead and was looking forward to my son getting up and just hanging with him in our pajamas on a dreary Sunday morning.
Then I got a text from Amanda, asking if I would be willing to go running with her, despite the rain. I could bring Aidan to her house, her husband would watch Aidan and he could play with her kids.
So we changed out of our pj's and headed out. My little guy was quite happy to have a new set of toys to play with and I still don't think he even noticed I left .
We chatted as we ran, caught up, talked about friends and family. It was so nice to just kind of plug along. Well, it was cold, it was wet and it was by far one of the nicest runs I have had. Bizarre huh?
I hope all of you who are struggling, can find a groups of wonderful workout women like I have...
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