Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Two Weeks of Weigh in Wednesdays

Sorry I missed my weekly weigh in last week, I have been busy busy.  One of the ladies at work had to suddenly go on medical leave so for the time being I am taking over her duties which is making my days a bit more interesting.

Last weeks weigh in...

Starting Weight (Nov 16, 2012): 192.8
Last Week (Mar 13): 168.8
This Week (Mar 20): 167.4

1.4 pound loss!

This weeks weigh in...

Starting Weight (Nov 16, 2012): 192.8
Last Week: 167.4
This Week: 164

3.4 pound loss!

Woohoo! Over the last 2 weeks I have lost 4.8 pounds for a total of 28.8 pounds lost since November 16th!  And I went away this past weekend to Jasper so I am very happy with the loss I had this week.  Guess I did good with my food choices while I was away.

I have bought a few new outfits in the last few weeks because my clothes were getting pretty baggy and I was getting tired of having to pull up my pants all the time.  LOL  The funny thing is I am not sure how long these new clothes are going to last either with the weight I am still losing and want to lose.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

Weekly weigh in...

Starting Weight (Nov 16, 2012): 192.8
Last Week: 170.6
This Week: 168.8

1.8 pound loss!

Back into the 160s baby!  I haven't been in the 160s since before my daughter was born over 5 years ago.  I am so excited!

I am still doing the Paleo Diet and since I started 4 weeks ago I have lost 10.2 pounds (when I started the Paleo Diet my weight was 179) which I think is pretty cool.  More importantly I have been feeling pretty good, my skin seems clearer, and I have absolutely no cravings for sugary/carby things.  I still have 2 and a half weeks to go for the Paleo Diet and thinking about possibly continuing once Lent is over.

The weather isn't looking great for my race this weekend.  The Weather Network website and predicting -6C as a high for Sunday.  Was really hoping to be able to run this race in plus temperatures this time.  I also heard that the route for this race was pretty slippery last year.  Should be interesting.

How was your week?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekly Workouts - Mar 11 - 17

I got in a couple of runs (3 mile and 2 mile) and an elliptical workout (30 min) in this past week.  I was planning to do a 5.5 mile run yesterday and was looking forward to running outside but it never happened.  Most of the day I was either waiting on people to show up or left alone with my daughter with no one to watch her so I couldn't go for a run.  This made me pretty frustrated so by the time I had a chance to get out for a run I couldn't get motivated enough.  Arghhh I know excuses, excuses.  I feel pretty crappy that I missed this run.

My schedule for this week is....

Monday - 5.5 mile run (to make up for yesterday)
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - Walk after hubby gets home from working late
Thursday - Rest Day
Friday - 2 mile run
Saturday - Rest Dayk =)

Sunday - St Patrick's Day Trail Run 10 K

Hoping the weather will be nice for the race on Sunday.  According to the Weather Network website, that I have been stalking, it keeps on fluctuating between 4C and -1C.  Really hoping it leans towards the plus temperatures. =)

I registered for my next race this weekend.  It will be the Edmonton Police Foundation Race and I will be running the 10 K on April 28th.  I am hoping I will see some improvement in my times with each race. =)

How was your workouts this week?  What do you have planned for this coming week?  Are you running on St. Patrick's Day?  Sign up for any races recently?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday and Some Ramblings

Looking back at last weeks weigh in post I realize that I forgot to update you all on my nephew.  All is good!  He had an ultrasound on Thursday and had an appointment with his family doctor later that day.  The doctor seems to think he has an infection and a small hernia.  When my brother asked "So it isn't Lymphoma?" the doctor chuckled and said "Who told you that?"  Apparently my brother had originally taken my nephew to a medi-centre doctor when he got hurt at hockey.  I am not a fan of medi-centre doctors.  His family doctor said he wouldn't even thought of Lymphoma if he had examined my nephew.  All of us worried over pretty much nothing.

Got to the gym last night and did 3 miles on the treadmill.  Was an okay run but not great.  So looking forward to being able to run outside again.  Looked up sunset times for the next week and realized with us springing ahead an hour this weekend it means it will be light out later.  According to a google search the sunset for Sunday will be 7:30pm and will get slightly later and later with each day.  I am soooo excited!

Weekly weigh in....

Starting Weight: 192.8
Last Week: 171
This Week: 170.6

0.4 pound loss!

While I am happy with the loss, I was hoping for more.  I really want to see the 160s again.  I haven't been in the 160s since before I had my daughter 5 years ago.

I have been doing the Paleo Diet for 3 weeks now and I knew that I would lose quickly at first but was still hoping I would get at least a pound a week.  I am still planning to stick with the diet until the end of the month.  It hasn't been really hard sticking with the diet but I am not sure if I will continue once Lent is done.  My weight when I started the Paleo Diet was 179 so I have gone down 8.4 pounds since starting.

I am doing a couple of Diet Bets this month so to win these games I need to lose 3.9 pounds by March 26th for one of the games and 3.6 pounds by March 30th for the other game.  I am sure if I continue with my running and cut down on the nuts and dried fruit I have been eating I should be fine.

I have a race coming up on March 17th for St Patrick's Day.  It is a 10k run.  It would be nice if I could PR for this race, which would be less than 1:17:53 (12:32/mile).  I have been trying to increase my speed each time I run on the treadmill in hopes I can speed up my running.  We'll see how it goes.

I have a weekend trip coming up on March 22nd.  The hubby and I will be going to Jasper for his teams year end tournament.  I had a great time last year going as my son was playing and it was fun to hang out with the parents.  This year I am not really looking forward to it because I can't stand most of the parents this year, they have been making my hubby miserable with him being the couch.  I am still going to go and try to have a good time.  Might be nice to go for a run in the mountains and hey the team is paying for our hotel. :)

How was your week?  Any races coming up for you this month?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Our Las Vegas Trip is Booked!

Last night my husband and I booked our Las Vegas trip for my first half marathon in November.  We decided to book the Mirage because it will be near the finish line (provided they don't change the route to much from last year) and the hotel seems to get pretty great reviews.  And really who doesn't want an exploding volcano outside their hotel right?

We will fly into Vegas on the morning of November 14th and fly out the evening of November 18th.  We were able to get a direct flight there but will have a short stop over in Seattle on the way back.  Hopefully our stop over in Seattle won't turn out to be as long as last time I was there.  Imagine 6 kids (ages 5-16) and 6 adults stuck in the Seattle airport for about 6 hours.  Arghhhh! Thank god for portable DVD players.

Next is to save up some spending money (aka casino money) for while we are there.  I also need to make a list of what I want to see while we are there.

I managed to get in 2 runs last week.  I was going to get outside on Saturday for a run, the weather was much better than it has been, but than everyone abandoned me at the house with the kids so that didn't happen.  I can't wait for warmer weather and more day light hours.  I miss running outside.

I have 3 runs planned for this week.  I am hoping things work out and I can sneak out to the gym tonight for one of my runs.  The other 2 runs will probably be this weekend.  Only 12 more days until my St Patrick's Day Trail Run 10k, I need to get my runs in!

I seem to be in somewhat of a weight loss slump this week from what the scale is showing me so far.  I think it may be my snacking on nuts and dried fruits so I am going to try to cut down on those for a while.  We'll see what the scale says tomorrow for my weekly weigh in.

Have you been to Las Vegas?  Any must sees that you recommend?  Will you be running in the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon/Half Marathon?