Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Goals a Little Late

I decided to put my July goals down in writing.  I don't have many but it will be nice to see how I do.

1.  Run 58 miles in July.  As long as I stick to my 30 mins a day and long run on Sundays this should happen.
2.  Get back into the 170s. I think this is totally doable, I am only 3.3 pounds or so away. =)
3.  Figure out some good Weightwatchers breakfast and lunch ideas.
4.  Stick to my Weightwatchers plan. Track everything, stay within my point allowances, earn activity points daily, etc.

Okay lets see how this month goes.

What are your goals for the month?

Weigh in Wednesday

Okay it is back to my weekly weigh in posts

Starting Weight (Nov 16, 2012): 192.8
Last Week: 185.8
This Week: 183.3

2.5 pound loss!

Well I guess it is a start to getting back to where I was back at the end of March.  I have gotten back into running slowly.  My plan is to run at least 30 min each day from Mon - Sat (weather permitting) and than do a long run on Sundays.  I started this on Monday and so far so good.

I also decided to join Weightwatchers Online last night.  I have done Weightwatchers in the past and as long as I stick to the plan I do well.  I think I need the structure.  We'll see how it goes. =)  I will do my weekly weigh ins for Weightwatchers on Wednesday as well so I don't confuse myself. LOL

I need to come up with some Weightwatchers friendly breakfast and lunch ideas.  I have been getting a frozen lemonade and sometimes a ham and egg wrap from Tim Horton's but the frozen lemondae itself it like 8 points.  That won't be happening anymore!  I got yogurt & berries from Tim Horton's this morning for 4 points and am planning to get a 6" sub from Subway for lunch.  Will need to figure out some lunches that I can bring from home though.

How was your week?  Any Weightwatchers friendly breakfast and/or lunch ideas?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Arghhhhh! I am so Disappointed in Myself!

So I haven't posted in months... I have been busy at work and slacking off in my personal life.  Last time I reported my weight on this blog I was at 164 lbs and was looking forward to getting into the 150s.  Well guess what happened!  I gained pretty much all thew weight I had lost.  I weighed myself Wednesday night.  I knew I had gained weight, I have been feeling horrible, I have been eating so much crap and not exercising, my clothes are getting tight again.  The number that the scale showed me was 185.8 freaking pounds!

I am so disappointed in myself that I could cry.  I had been doing so well and than I just let it slid around Easter.  I made excuses that I was busy at work and I just wanted to relax when I got home, I felt guilty for taking time out for me over family, etc.

I am not even sure where to start to get back on track but I need to do it.  I am so sick and tired of being fat and embarassed by the way I look.  I hate the way I feel.  I have a half marathon I need to train for in November.

I sat down on Tuesday and made up a 20-week training plan for my half marathon that started this week.  I went for my first run in over a month on Wednesday and honestly it felt horrible!  I know it is because I haven't run in a while but I still couldn't believe how hard it was to just run for 30 minutes (1 min walk breaks every 10 mins).  I keep telling myself it will get better, it will be easier.  My training plan consists of 3 days of running a week.  2 days are just 30 min runs and than 1 day is a long run that will increase in milage each week.  I know this is very doable I just need to stick to it.  I don't want to fail the half marathon in November.

I am trying to figure out what the best way for me lose weight is.  Should I try Weightwatchers again, count calories, go back to the Paleo diet, just cut out junk food, etc?  All of them seemed to work for awhile but one little hiccup and I seem to just go back to my old ways.  Logically I know 1 hiccup won't hurt me in the long run, that this needs to be a lifestyle change and not just a diet.  The thing is once I have that hiccup I start telling myself oh this 1 cookie won't hurt me, this handful of Jube Jubes won't hurt me, and it just leads to a downward spiral from there.

I keep on trying to remind myself of the big picture.  Feeling strong and healthy is the goal.  I also want to feel good about the way I look.  I avoid pictures like the plague and when someone does manage to take my picture I cringe when I see it.  I absolutely hate the way I look.

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?