Saturday, June 02, 2012
Sometimes us girls need to wear something underneathe to make US feel good about US. Some of my undergarments, especially the ones I wear during the TOM, make me feel not good about my appearance. So, today I went to mall as I had to do a few other things today. I stopped at Aerie. That may be my new favorite store. The staff were very nice, made me feel comfortable and not silly that I might not know my size. I have gotten looks before when I need help with sizing. Yes, I have lost alot of weight and yes, I do not know what I should be wearing and yes, that was why I was hoping you could help me. Anyways, besides the amazing staff (did you know they even have certain areas of the store that they cannot be?), all the garments I found were cotton. What's the big deal? Well, it means if I move suddenly, my undies will NOT be rolling underneath my roll. Now, if you ever have had a roll, now or before, you know exactly what I am talking about! So, now I am sitting in my new garments feeling sexy with no one to impress but ME.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Today was the start of Operation Summer. Operation Summer is where my sister and I are trying, scratch that, going to lose 25 pounds. We talked about our game plan over Memorial Day weekend. Ours differ just a tad but that's okay. Mine was to track everything, strength train 2-3 times a week and do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio. Basically, that is what I did the first summer I started this journey and I feel it's the recipe for weight loss.
Anyways, I tracked today. It always goes great until 9 pm comes along. At this point, I am typically hungry but is in range. I have a choice. Either I can eat and not lose weight. Or I cannot eat and lose weight. This is the choice I have.
This is the reason I saw the dietician a couple months back. I know there has to be a better way to eat to make my food last that extra hour so I do not thwart all my earlier efforts. You see, I have always struggled with this since starting to lose weight.
Do you guys have any ideas for me? What can I eat that is salty but not high in calories, sodium or fat? I am not super fond of popcorn. Sometimes it does the trick and sometimes it doesn't. My sister had almonds this weekend so I brought some of those. Unfortunately, they are at my dorm and I am house sitting. In fact, the owner had chips. They were so yummy!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Today was the start of summer classes. And, with that, apparently I was ready for a clean slate in many aspects of my life.
My dorm room has been driving me crazy so I changed it around. I love the new feel of it.
Than, I got a new phone and provider. After being with Verizon since 2005, I switched to ATT today. I really hope this was the right thing to do. Since AllTel and Verizon merged, I haven't been happy with the service. Today was the last straw with the company. I have until the 9th when my billing cycle ends to decide.
I switched to Verizon Wireless back in 2005 because of their well known customer service. Now, I keep hearing horror stories about ATT's customer service. What if I have a horror story like those people?
Do you have ATT? Do you like it? Pros? Cons?
With getting a new number, something I haven't done since 2005, it felt like making a clean slate when I was going through my telephone book, trying to decide who to text to inform that I got a new number. It was actually nice.
The only person I am still on the fence is the guy that my sister set me up. I want to give it to him. I want something to happen. But, he thinks I am too pretty. I guess I kinda hope that in the future we could have something potential. He sounds like a great guy but he's not giving him or me a chance. The other guys that I have gone on dates in the last six months.. well.. good riddance, lol.
So, have you had ATT? Would you pass my number to this guy or just let it go?
Monday, May 28, 2012
On Saturday, I got a sports massage to help get rid of this soreness in my entire body - back, neck, hips, knees, feet. She WAS amazing. So much so that I brought new running shoes. I went running in them on Sunday and felt soreness in the hips and the feet. The problem with this is I do not know if the foot issues is from the shoes or my before issues. Either way, it confirmed my decision to not do Grandma's Marathon this week. On the other hand, I am thinking I might be going to the chiropractor since it's all on one side of my body.
Just wanted to give you guys the update... Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Friday, May 25, 2012
When I started this journey, one of the tips I found on Sparkpeople was to share your goals. The idea of sharing your goals is that it keeps you accountable.
Recently, I have found sharing goals can be inspiring.
In April, I told my friend about how I struggle with strength training and how I put a smile-y sticker on my calendar. As long as I get three stickers each week, I was going to reward myself with a sport massage. (Next week, I hope to get this massage I earned!) Apparently, I inspired her to strength train as well, something she does not like to do either. She even is putting on stickers, too. This was pretty cool as she is super fit.
Fast forward a few weeks later and now it seems like we have similar goals. We are going to do intervals or hills every week. This happened because again I told her about the goals and now we are working on it together.
But, don't believe I am not affected by other people's goals for one second. My sister shared her goal to lose 25 pounds this summer. It has inspired me to start up my weight loss again. You know, even this skydiving thing has popped up again because my friend posted on Facebook that he's going skydiving. It got me thinking about how I want to go skydiving and the reason why.
Another instance of this never ending change of inspiration. My friend follows blogs and was telling me about runforcookies blog who is also a sparker. So naturally I check it out myself. This woman looks familiar. I do some more digging and I find out she is on a Ragnar Relay with John. You know John of course. Than, I tell my friend all this and now we both want to do the Ragnar Relay. And, now one of these days I am going to show my friend who is a committed runner Sparkpeople!
So, the moral of the story is to share your goals and inspirations because you never know who YOU, yes, YOU, will inspire! Like us Sparkers says, it only takes a spark to create a fire. Let's start this fire... share your goals with someone!
(By the way, I THREE times this week!)
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