Sunday, January 04, 2009
I am totally devastated and heartbroken.
He broke his leash while out w/ my DH yesterday. We've searched all over but couldn't find him. He has tags and is microchipped, but we are still terrified of losing him.
After the breakin things were really startign to feel looking up again but this has just ruined all of my hopeful feelings. (I also ate completely recklessly yesterday -- almost DEFIANTLY unhealthy after finding out...)
I don't want to do ANYTHING. But run looking for him and sit and cry and do nothing.
We've posted flyers everywhere, posted on every lost dog page I can find, notified the microchipping service, and when the shelters/vets are open we'll be giving flyers to all of them as well.
Please -- I feel so needy asking this again -- but if any of you are the praying type, please lend a prayer that our Roscoe returns to us safely. If you don't pray -- consider him in your thoughts.
I'm not sure when I'll be back on Sparks...
Friday, January 02, 2009
So to sum up -- I ate a megaton of not healthy food over vacation.
I dunno if it was a combo of stress/boredom/lots of unhealthy food available and not so much healthy food/feeling like I had to EAT IT ALL NOW cause when vacation's over I'm not eating this anymore! I have no idea. Also TOM started at the beginning of vacation. HAHAHA.
But anyway -- I'm so over it.
The good stuff? I worked out. I ran a little bit, did some powerwalking interspersed with Jillian Michael's kickboxing moves from her cardio kickboxing video, um..... did a BIT of ST circuit training indoors, but mostly I got frustrated with that because the resistance bands weren't really challenging me. One morning I tried an upper body strength yoga video but after about 6 downward dogs in a row, my wrists/hands were like NO MORE. And then all pushup attempts after that were like, not gonna happen.
But I DID workout.
I ran with my sweetface doggie!
And I occasionally ate something kinda healthy. :P HAHAHA.
But now I'm sooooooo ready to get back to my NORMAL life. And guess what -- NORMAL for me these days is HEALTHY and ACTIVE. :) I LOVE that.
My clothes all still fit and whatnot, but I have to admit my smallest jeans are feeling a bit snug. :P
I'm going to wait to weighin until I've had some good healthy on track time to mitigate the damage.
1/15/09 will be my TWO YEAR Sparkiversary.
This time last year I was at about 197-199lbs I think. I came back from vacation at 199, and then after a bit of work got to 197 very shortly afterward.
I can't say how much I weigh today exactly, but I'm assuming less than 175 still at least. And I know I'm much stronger and more fit than last year.
In 2008 I:
Did MAKING THE CUT! :D I started that joker at like the end of February last year. That rocked. It was tough -- but since then I've been able to perform the same workouts and do TWO reps of each circuit instead of only one. I'm considering doing another FULL round of MTC with two reps of each circuit really soon... like maybe starting next week?
Ran 2 more 5k's and improved my 5K race personal best from 2007's 40:20 (1st 5K), to 5/3/08's 33:36! :D I also ran a 10K distance for the first time ever! :D
I achieved a 23% Body fat goal on 5/11/08 after starting at 29.1% on 1/12/08!
I GOT IN THE POOL!!! I haven't really accomplished any major swimming goals as far as skill is concerned, but the fact that I bought a swimsuit, got in the pool, and started teaching myself to swim means a lot to me.
AND OH YEAH.
I ENTERED MAINTENANCE. :) I switched into maintenance mode on 7/21/08 and have maintained in my range of 165-170 since then. Truthfully I went a bit over after Thanksgiving, and probably am a bit over right now -- but because after getting back on track and a bit of work I was able to recover my maintenance range after an obvious splurge time, I'm still considering that a successful maintenance. :)
Goals for 2009:
Lower Body Fat % to 20% (Get professional measured at the gym with the Bod Pod)
Do more swimming.
Get my run back on and train for a half marathon -- also compete in an organized 10K.
Complete MTC twice in 09.
Maintain in my maintenance range for the entire year with a BIG TO-DO made on 7/21/09 to celebrate a YEAR of maintaining my weight loss. :)
Celebrate my Holidays next year in a more HEALTHY way. ;) Not by eating constantly.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I am outta here (from work) in approximately 2 hours. So thrilled. I need this vacation.
Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!
And Happy *insert appropriate holiday here* to everyone else! :D
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :D
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I have declared my "MISSION BACK TO MAINTENANCE RANGE" a success -- weighing in this morning at 167.5, a little less than before Thanksgiving, and smack dab in the middle of my 165-170 maintenance range.
So I've reset all my numbers. Current weight back to 165 as a monument to my low number again (and so people stop commenting on my page telling me I'm ALMOST THERE!!! hahah NO PEOPLE. I'm THERE.), reset my calories burned down a bit, and all that good stuff. :D WOOHOO!!!
Still eating mostly my good healthy food -- but I have to admit we got a sweet Christmas package from a friend in England with some candy -- Whispa and Mars bars? We do not have these in the US. So I of course had to try.
And Romney's Kendal Mint Cake --
The ingredient list for this delight reads: sugar, glucose syrup, peppermint oil.
:) hehehehee. Our package said "one white one brown" which now after reading the wikipedia page apparently those are the white sugar variety and brown sugar variety. I have tasted the brown sugar. :)
Oh and some cute decorated marshmallow lollipop things.
Anyway -- I also have seen what my DH bought to stuff stockings with and it's candy, cookies, and um... a cliff bar? HAHAHAHA ;) He got the treats from the health food store and the local oriental market. HAHAHA. So it's an interesting conglomeration of treats. :)
So from here on out -- mostly healthy, 2/3 healthy meals each day plan, keep up my activity with my resistance bands and circuits and whatnot (will have HRM to track cals burned - first time while on a long vacation, I'm excited!).
:D One more work day.
Thanks for all the well wishes on vacation but I'm sure there'll be one more blog tomorrow. ;) You don't need to feel pressured to keep well wishing me even though I keep counting down. HAHAHAHAHA
Monday, December 22, 2008
... my weekend had... a lot of stuff that happened, but I'm ready to move on from it. :) HAHAHAHA It was MOSTLY a really good weekend, some ridiculous food was eaten, but not enough to throw me off track, maybe just a slowdown and maintain instead of losing extra that I wanted to. Today after breakfast/etc. I weighed 168.5 -- so I'm hoping by tomorrow or Wednesday morning, after being 100% on track with food I can see even lower before heading off to vacation. :)
That's the plan!
This morning was a nice long ST workout -- 43 minutes, full body, 438 calories burned. To reach 2000 I only need to burn 201 calories tomorrow. I think I might just do a video at home in the morning. We gotta take sweetface Roscoe to the vet for his Neutering followup appointment.
Then Wednesday is work and GET OUTTA HERE! :) I'm soooooo ready for vacation. On Sunday I looked at the clock and it said about 9PM and my first thought was, only 1 more hour of work. Then I was like -- crazy, you're at home. Time for VACATION. ;)
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