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I can't catch the wagon!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

I feel so defeated....I've fallen off the weight loss wagon and I can't seem to hop on it again.

I know what I'm doing wrong: not tracking and eating sugar!

That's my problem: not taking it seriously.

I've gained almost 10 pounds and I feel it in my clothes.

I exercise regularly but I really need to work on tracking what I eat, because most of the day, I do eat well.

I'll keep you posted....

  
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KTKATRINK 1/11/2014 12:05PM

    Yeah, it's the eating part that tends to get out of control ... especially when you're exercising. You're hungrier and your brain thinks that it can eat anything it wants.

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JANCLAR 1/10/2014 8:52PM

    I'm in the same boat. thankfully there's a weight loss challenge starting next week at work and a $100 top prize is great motivation. Good luck, I'll check in with you in a few weeks to see how you're doing.

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TERRYT55 1/10/2014 2:48PM

    I could have written this blog! I'm sending positive thoughts your way. We can get back on the wagon together......

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Still at it!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I've been MIA for a few months...but I'm still working at loosing the last 15 and struggling...

I had lost a little over 20 lbs last year on a program called Simply for Life. I got tired of eating no carbs for supper. every. day!

I fell off the wagon over the first part of summer going on vacation for two weeks. I had slowly gained 10 lbs....When we got back from vacation, my husband and I joined WW online. I like it because if I want to eat like my family, I can, but in moderation.

I've been struggling for the past month. My mojo is gone! Halloween. Yikes!!! The scale is creeping up again and so is my muffin top!! emoticon

I need to step it up again! I need to cut out sugar...that's my downfall and I know it...yet I can't say no!!

Baby steps..one day at a time, one goal at a time....

  
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FITFOODIE806 11/13/2013 1:29PM

    I am struggling too. But I think we're doing the right thing by constantly getting back on the horse!!

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SAILOR64 11/13/2013 12:48PM

  Awareness is the key to unlocking the door to success. Keep at it. You WILL get there one day. Remember, it's the journey, not the destination that is important. emoticon

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KATIBUG49 11/13/2013 12:31PM

    I just read an article last night about drinking extra water can increase your weight loss. You need to drink 2 glasses of ice water before each meal, so I'm starting it today. It's not easy but I figured it was worth a try - good luck. emoticon

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I achieved my 2013 goal: I ran a Half Marathon!!! (with pictures)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I still can't believe that I did it! I'm very proud of myself and I have worked very hard!

I ran my first HM on Mother's Day!

I coach JV volley ball at my school (the season is in the middle of my HM training), I work a full time job and then I go home to a husband and two toddlers! I did it and anybody can find the time to do it!

I used the book by Jon Ackland. I chose the beginner training so it was only 3 runs a week (very do-able) and it's by minutes and not miles or kilometres. You go your own pace. I missed a few runs the last weeks because of volley ball season. The week before the HM, I had to do 3 short runs and only managed to do 1 because I was fighting a chest cold so I wanted to relax my tired body and my kids had the stomach flu and I barely slept for two nights before the race.

I was really nervous the weeks leading to the race. I was nervous about pace and time. I wanted a really good finish time. The morning of the race, I was not nervous at all. While I was running, I told myself, the time does not matter - doing the race and finishing the race is what matters! I'm a full time working mom and I am able to run a HM!! That's what matters.

Twenty minutes into the race, I had to stop to pee!! I couldn't concentrate! I barely walked. I walked at the halfway mark to take my energy gel and walked to the water station for gatorade and I continued. At around 16K I walked for a few minutes and my legs felt like cement. I had to push myself to continue and I knew I would finish!

The volunteers and people cheering along the way was the most amazing part! It was such a great experience to run a race with 1500 participants!! more than 500 did the HM!

My goal was not to be last in my age category. I got 120/135 in the 30-39 age category.

I finished with 2:33 and a few seconds. That was 3 minutes over my max time. Then I remembered today when talking about my experience with my students that I had stopped for bathroom break!

I can only get better!! I will keep on running! It was an amazing experience and a great Mother's Day!


Me some people for my hometown running the HM.


With my kids at the fnish line


With our medals!


My first medal!

  
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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 7/8/2013 6:39PM

    Better late than never right? Congrats on the HM!!!!! What an accomplishment. Thanks for sharing:)

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WATCHMEGO2 5/15/2013 8:34AM

    Good job Vic! I knew you would totally rock it!

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L1ZB3TH354 5/15/2013 8:21AM

    That is so awesome! emoticon

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ROCKYRD1 5/15/2013 1:14AM

    Well done - You should be so proud - Hope your feet held up well. HM's can be quite hard on the toes emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NYARAMULA 5/15/2013 1:06AM

    Awesome! You really should be proud.

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FITBIZZZ 5/14/2013 7:13PM

    Great job! So inspiring. I'm so excited for you!!!

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FITFOODIE806 5/14/2013 4:05PM

    Congrats!!!! This totally made me tear up. I am so so happy for you. It took a ton of dedication and hard work and YOU DID IT!! I hope you're on a HM high for days :)

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LOVESTHEBEACH83 5/14/2013 2:39PM

    Awesome job!!! I ran my first HM in February and am looking forward to running another one soon! Great job on your finish time! emoticon emoticon

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New Me Pictures

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In the past two years, I have lost 36 pounds. It has been a hard and long process.

In the past six months, I have lost 20 pounds because I am doing a program called Simply for Life. It's eating clean and I can only have carbs once a day either for breakfast or lunch. It's very hard but I love the reward it has given to me.

People are noticing my weight loss lately. I know I have lost, because of the size of my clothes, but my brain can't come to grips with it. Maybe because I still want to lose 10 pounds because my goal was or is 135 lbs. But, don't get me wrong, I am happy with my results.

Saturday morning, I took a picture of me wearing my high school size 30 jeans! They fit. My goal was to one day fit back into them. Although, the style has since gone out.

Sunday, while in Québec City, I decided to splurge and buy myself a pair of Guess Jeans. I brought two sizes....30 and 29. The size 30 was big, but I found the 29 a little two tight. The girl serving me told me the 30 was way too big and that I should go down two sizes. I thought this was too much. She said they get bigger as the day goes on. Soooo, I got a size 29!!! I can't believe that because I never wore that size in high school, being 130-135 lbs...but you have to remember, 15 years ago, there was not stretch in jeans!

This is me with my high school pants and an oversize t-shirt.



This is me with my new skinny jeans :)

  
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EWINSLO 1/18/2013 9:31PM

    You look awesome!!!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 12/19/2012 9:40AM

    You look awesome. Hard work pays off:)

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NELLEKE1 11/14/2012 9:34AM

    Great job!

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STEVIEBEE569 11/13/2012 1:12PM

    Great job!

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SDLEE514 11/13/2012 11:26AM

    wow congrats!!! that's an awesome accomplishment!

Also, I'm curious to learn more about Simply for Life...

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MOONCURLZ1 11/13/2012 10:38AM

    Awesomeness! emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 11/13/2012 10:17AM

    Looking good!

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ENCHANTEDMAMA 11/13/2012 8:42AM

    You look great! Way to go!!

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MJ7DM33 11/13/2012 8:24AM

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BELLABLUE10 11/13/2012 8:04AM

    You look awesome!! You should be so proud,it is so hard,but soo worth it,good for you! emoticon

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STUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I know, I know...the scale should NOT give the whole picture...

BUT, I am a slave to the scale!!! emoticon

May 15, I started a weight loss program called, Simply for Life. Basically, it's eating clean with not a lot of carbs. It costs 113$ a month to go get weighed in weekly and talk with a consultant for 15 minutes, if need be. Plus, the cost of buying healthy foods like, greek yogurt, lean meats and fruits and veggies.

I was very successful because of the amount of money I spend, I am very careful. I had lost 18 lbs within the first 3 months (very very good for me).

Then, I went on vacation for two weeks. I was careful, but also had treats and light beer.

I got back and had gained 2 pounds which is fine......

.....but since then, I can't get back on track!!!! emoticon

I follow the plan, I exercise, I drink my water...I JUST. DON'T. GET. IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week I stayed the same and almost flipped!!!

I put the scale away since last Friday and decided to have a sneak peek this morning because I felt I was doing a good job.....I was up 1.6 pounds!!!!!!!!!

Where is the nearest window to throw that thing out you ask??????

I've never been this small my adult life. I feel great and people are noticing my weight loss...I feel awesome in my new clothes, etc. etc.

So, why am I so frustrated?

Because I still have 2 months with the plan (it's six months and you pay no matter what)!

My goal was 135lbs....it was easy to achieve with losing 1 lbs a week....but now it seems too far and it's not about the goal weight anymore.

I do want to lose what I can in the next two months, but I just want to get OFF THIS PLATEAU!!!!!!!!

STay tuned!

  
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NEWANDHEALTHY13 11/4/2012 9:55PM

  It probably too late to write on this one, but just want you to keep pushing. I understand and know what you mean but seriously you have to learn to enjoy what you have (the smallest you have ever been). And may be you lost all of the weight you had to with this program in the beginning and the best will come once you are finished with this one (just at the end).
So just keep going.

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CENOLA 10/15/2012 11:42PM

    congrats for the weightloss !! emoticon

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 9/11/2012 8:32AM

    Don't give up...never give up.

I hear ya on frustration-definitely been there. Keep on going.

Is there anything you're doing right now that is gonna change once you reach your goal weight? If not, than just keep thinking of this as your lifestyle.

It will come. I'm cheering you on!
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