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SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
7/6/12 8:28 A

We are leaving on vacation tomorrow morning, and while I would have loved to see the high 140's on the scale, I did weigh in the low 150's this morning.


My goal was to be below that for July, but with my sodium benders last month it just didn't happen. I'm okay with it, and quite pleased with my progress.

I measured again this morning and the inches are still coming off in small increments- so even though the scale isn't showing it, I'm feeling it.

I slipped on that pair of size 8 capri jeans that have been laughing at me from the back of my closet for I dunno- 6 years maybe. I also tried on all of my bathing suit separates this morning, and a couple are just too big. So off they go. A couple are just right- so they're in my suitcase. And a couple are still too snug- so back in the closet for the end of summer, maybe.

Vacation- I have my running gear and sneakers packed and can't wait to be running up the camp road with my husband a few times next week. My 11yo daughter will be running with us.

Happy July!

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/14/12 6:06 A

I am experiencing bloating like never before. I was up 7 pounds from last week! Crazy. Two came off at my WI this morning, so I'm still carrying around 5 pounds extra from last week. I know what it is, where it comes from, and it will come off, but it's still bothering the heck out of me.

In the last few weeks I've likely shocked my body, lifting heavier at home, Body Pump and Spin classes at the gym, all while I'm continuing my running and biking. No doubt my muscles are working hard and holding some water. And it's that time for a monthly visitor. I've also looked back at my tracker to see where I can adjust for sodium and fiber, and there is definitely room for me to improve on both.

I've updated my ticker this morning to show progress in the SP Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. It was hard to put in that extra 5 pounds on my official WI, but I had to do it. It is what it is.

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/13/12 6:09 A

Yesterday was just one of those days. Without a real plan for dinner in place and a craving for Chinese food, well, one can just guess. Mark picked it up on the way home. My son's playoff game for baseball was cancelled due to rain, so we had a free night instead of a busy night. The busy night would have been better for me. I skipped the rice and had a scallop/beef dish, but the overkill on the sodium is just killing me this morning. My face feels swollen. I'll be rehydrating today for sure.

I was up at 4:40 to get to the gym for 5:00 for Body Pump, and woke to a sick dog. By the time I got him bathed and cleaned up, it was too late to get there on time. I'll make another plan on this rainy day to get on my elliptical machine and do a couple workout videos instead- probably a 30 Day Shred and one of the 10 Minute Trainer videos to make a good hour of it.

I may as well head out the door and walk the dog two miles. Poor thing had a rougher night than I did.

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/12/12 9:13 A

The scale is laughing at me this week, but I'm okay with it. I have a visitor.

158.4 yesterday
158.6 today.

I'm a daily weigher- I always have been when I've been on track, and I don't plan to change that. It is part of my morning routine. I know I can easily see a 3-4 pound difference daily, and I track the trend weekly and monthly. So this increase does not have me worried in the least, knowing that I saw 155.2 over the weekend.

Yesterday I was at Body Pump at 5:30am and Mark and I biked 12.5 miles for a 300 calorie burn. Today was Spin at 5:30am, and I plan to rest most of the day and get some work done- I'm tired this week. Maybe it is psychological- it is the last full week of school and I'm ready for the kids to be home and leisurely with me.

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/10/12 3:41 P

Thank you Jibbie49! emoticon

Today was a Sunday without any plans. Yay for that- we've been non-stop all spring with karate, soccer, baseball, and acting. It all ends next weekend. One week to go, and school will be out as well.

After last night's sodium-splurge, I was up 3 pounds on the scale. Holy Bloating, Batman! Not to worry. I am a daily-weigher, and I know that these things happen.

WI 158.2

I kicked the morning off with 20 minutes on the elliptical, and then did JM's 30-day Shred. I haven't done that in awhile, so for a little variety I threw it in. Then I hit the garage for a 5-minute jumprope session. (I did squeak in one minute of Sara's Skip-It before she took it back from me and told me I looked like a total dork doing it.) Then we all headed out for a 2-mile brisk walk with the dog (Brady the misbehaving Beagle) while the kids rode their bikes.

89 Fitness Minutes, 608 Calorie Burn

Next Goals:
156 by 6/8 (actual 156.6- so close!)
153 by 6/15 (hahahaha, this one seems comical at the moment and I imagine I'll be adjusting.)
151 by 6/22
149 by 6/29
10lb June Challenge: 148.5 by 7/1

I am on the Red Team for the SparkPeople Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. emoticon I am very nervous that I put down a 20 pound goal for this, but I'm ready to face it.

Edited by: SWEDIEPIE at: 6/10/2012 (19:27)
JIBBIE49 Posts: 73,587
6/10/12 8:26 A

emoticon Glad ur working at this.
Have you seen this picture that is out on the internet of the worst mother at Walmart. Pathetic.

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/9/12 6:25 P

Alright, I'm down to my last 20 pounds. I've been here before, but not seriously. Actually I weighed less and (oops I love you Adam) got pregnant with my third child and put on some serious baby-love-weight from there.

Today, 6/9/12 I weighed in at 155.2. I have a goal weight of 135 by the end of summer- a loose date of around 9/1.

So as I sit here with a glass of wine in my left hand and a second helping of beautiful country-style ribs in front of me, I will journal to the moment I hit 135 and be accountable for it all.

I am down 9 pounds since mid-May and I want to keep the momentum going. I am down 20 pounds since last Spring. Now or never- it's happening this time.

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