Sunday, July 24, 2011
So I saved us some money this week by not going grocery shopping, but at the same time - my nutrition was definitely questionable at times.
I'm not going to go into details to spread the gory unhealthy food into the sparkisphere, but I'd say my splurge meal total was more like 2 - .5 splurge on one day, 1 on another and .5 on another. HAHAHA.
Anyway - I also haven't weighed in a couple days, about to go do that right now - I'm sure it's horrifying because yesterday was splurgey and it's later in the day - I've eaten and gu'd and hydrated and all that. (I ran 11 but I also refueled and rehydrated a lot so who knows what it'll say).
I do have some cute pictures to share from my Marathon Bars samplings I did this weekend in relation to the Paint the Streets 5K - I did one at the packet pickup for the race, so it was inside of our Fleet Feet - WOOT! Love that place. I wish I could live there. Volunteered for the packet pickup from around 3-7 and then the next morning volunteered at the race in the food area from 6-9:30ish mostly manning my samples but also cut up a BUTTLOAD of bananas and did a few other things to help out.
Saw NOELLIEMAE - she ran and placed in her AG! So awesome! :) She hung out with me for a good while, which was awesome - because I was pretty bored before the race got started. HAHA. So not only was I "not bored" but I had good conversation. YAY! Also I met another of the leaders for the Huntsville Official Spark Team - HILLIS. two of his kids also won AG awards!!!! :D SO COOL!!!
That's me and the race director after Packet Pickup was OVER!
My awesome Marathon Bar Samples the next day:
And the picture Noel took of me manning the table:
I wish I had gotten a picture of her on the winners podium but I was being distracted at the time with volunteer stuff - but I cheered!!!
Well - to be honest, I haven't showered yet since my run this morning and that's 2+ hours ago now so I need to get moving!!! HAHA :D
P.S. - weighed at 182 - not the lowest I've seen, but the low point for this past week was 181.5 and 182's so I'm good with this - wanna keep it here or lower to meet my 4lb lost goal for July! (Starting at 186.5)
Check out July's weight chart - you can see all the bumps up but the average is coming down down down! :)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Maybe I could find a better current picture, but I like it.
SMURFETTE made one of these for herself and I liked it so much I had to have one, too!
It reminds me what success I've had in maintaining for the past few years and I may have to fight the regain, but I will keep fighting, and running, and working at it - because I LOVE my new healthy and fit lifestyle!!! :)
Monday, July 18, 2011
No, not surving - the waves of the scale! :) Hahaha.
That's what daily weighing gets you - you learn to just deal w/ up fluctuations and appreciate trends. I used to do this when I was losing, most of the time, and I got away from it as I was maintaining (which I think is fine - just weighin every now and again while successfully maintaining to check in worked for me) but then after some time splurging and emotionally eating and not weighing - that's when I gained.
I have never gone out of a healthy weight since I was on the weigh down with SparkPeople because I still checked in enough to make sure that never happened.
After a particularly indulgent Christmas, following a dissapointing marathon (successfully finished, but with an injury and not with the finish time I expected) - and not much exercise because of that injury either - I checked in on 1/25/2011 on physicsdiet.com for the first time at 189.5 at the beginning of February I was only down to 188 and at the beginning of March, 187. My last weigh-in in March was at 185 and my average weight at that time was 186.
Since starting logging my weight again there 7/6, I've weighed in almost as many times as I did the whole first part of the year! I started at 186.5, had a low weigh-in of 180.5 (Previous low for first part of the year was 184.5), and my average has come down to 184.
Today's weighin was actually 182 - I'm hopeful to see more and more lows, but it's taken a lot of lower weighins this July to bring the average down after those first weigh-ins of the year, and I know the average might truly be better since there are a lot of daily weights missing between then and now and the report doesn't take that into account, but I like it. It's keeping me looking at the trend. I've gone from Avg BMI of 24.33 to 23.63 - All healthy weight range, but I want to be a little lighter for running and a bit more comfortable in my clothes.
So to sum up - things are going well.
My weekend was NOT 100% on track, still working on that whole thing, BUT - I had all of this in mind and I ate better than I might have otherwise, and it wasn't totally off base or anything. I did fairly well.
The "Food Tent" at the game was a couple of tables set up w/ pasta, salad, and a little slice of garlic bread from a local pizza place and drinks. We got water and one plate of a little of everything and that was it! Not at all what I was expecting, but I think it came out in my favor! :) We did get some concessions candy - peanut M&M's and sour straws - but I got them for my DH and not for me, so I had 1 straw and 2 M&M's I think...
But then I did have some of my sister in law's birthday cake, and then some more on Sunday and then ENOUGH even though there was a lot more cake leftover and someone tried to offer me more last night. Other than cake I ate really well, very healthy and light.
So all in all, I give myself a thumbs up.
OH! and also I ran 10.47 miles on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First double digit run since the marathon, first of this year! YAY!
I have another 10 on the schedule for next weekend, weekend after that is my 10K race.
After that my LR progression is - 10, 12, 13, 8 - TUPELO 14.2!
Then another 10K!
Then it's 13, 10, 14, 12, 14, 15, 12, 10 - SOLDIER HALF!
8, 12, 10 - Latin Music Miami Beach Half!
So these are my thoughts on the races based on the time I ahve to train for each -
Tupelo - make it through, run how I feel, cover the distance - automatic PR because the distance is funky. HAHA.
10K - make it through after a recovery week post Tupelo.
Soldier Half - PR? :D
Latin Music Miami Beach Half - take it all in stride and enjoy the music!!!
In those weeks before the Soldier Half there will also be a 5K for charity that I did last year (if we're still in town) that my MIL plans to do this year walking (sO PROUD OF HER - she's lost 130lbs using Medifast and hit her goal weight this past weekend so she is transitioning into maintenance!) so I would really like to do the race "with" her - she doesn't expect me to literally walk with her but I do want to be at the start and see her at the finish! :)
Please help pray (if you pray - or send positivity or however) for my DH to find a job. We are really hoping for a job local as it will make a much smoother transition and allow me to keep my job, but really - we will go anywhere.
Friday, July 15, 2011
This morning's weighin - 184.5
WTF? hhahaha. Stupid scale. Granted, dinner was late AND high sodium last night (soup mix chili w/ added chicken andouille sausages) but it was well within calories and tracked!!
Thing is, that weight is still down 2lbs from my start of this challenge, it's halfway through July, and my goal was to lose 4lbs! So EVEN IF this isn't part of an up fluctuation (which I STILL think it is), I'm good with it. I'll take it.
Had a great rehearsal last night for Gospel Group - we're doing this masterclass thing this weekend and we REALLY had to woodshop a song that was pretty tough. I think I really helped us work it out and by the end of rehearsal - yeah there were still parts that individually needed work, but I think everyone at least GOT IT even if it's not under fingers yet. I loved it. HAHA. It was really fun to play and I can't wait to actually do the masterclass - tonight is a rehearsal all together w/ the choir I guess that's doing it.
Today we had lunch brought in from Firehouse Subs - I took a box lunch, saved the sunchips for another day and/or to share w/ hubby, ate the pickle spear - gutted the veggies from a veggie sub, put them in a wrap with my own wrap, chicken, hummus, and avocado, and had an AWESOME lunch. I basically used our brought in lunch for some more exciting veggies than the slaw mix I brought. HAHA. (shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, green peppers yaya!)
Also there was some watermelon (and a few other fruits) that I got to eat instead of my brought clementine. So more exciting, negligible difference foodwise. I also did sample my friend's salsa that she made homemade and slaw, and ate a few tortilla chips in the process - but NOT a lot. Like less than 5 chips, and they weren't large chips. Her homemade salsa was THE BOMB so I'm glad I ventured there, plus that's just more veggies and deliciousness.
So I'm very pleased with staying on track still in spite of catered in lunches (I looked up the nutritional info for the place to ensure I did not partake of any unexpected calories!).
Hooping was great at lunch -
OH and bellydancing was great last night. :) I hadn't been in a couple weeks or so and it was geat. Another reason why I'm not stressing the scale - I was mesmerized with my reflection in bellydancing class, I was lookin so FLY! ;)
10 miles in the morning!!!!!!!!! :D Here's to a GREAT weekend!
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