30 August 2012

Not Bad

I am not going to earn the nail polish reward.  I went over points on Sunday (by a lot, a lovely day, good friends, good food, a few cocktails) and last night by a small square of blondie made by one of my favorite friends.

We are traveling this weekend and my aim is to log everything, but it's generally unlikely that I will stay within my points.

I do have a plan to run and I'm doing well on my plan and don't plan to change anything.

26 August 2012

Weigh In!

Today, I was down 2.2 lbs and am delighted with this result!

I took my son to the Madison Children's Museum and went out for lunch.  I'm going to be over today and I think I miiiight not earn my reward this week.  We will see.  If I get through every work day on plan, within points, I should be fine.

I've done really well lately.

19 August 2012

Today's Weigh In Day.

I don't anticipate a great weigh in.  I did everything right, but that's how it shakes out sometimes.

It's most likely going to be either a small gain or a maintain.  I will just keep doing what I am supposed to do and I will get there.

Great day yesterday.  I did the Dirty Girl Mudrun yesterday and had a riot.

Today, we are planning on taking Deven to a small amusement park.

I love this life.

Weigh In, Weekend and maybe another W

I don't know that there will be another W.  We will see.

I will start with the business end of this post.  I was down .4.  Too bad I have 13 lbs of regain before I can start getting to real celebrations again,  I'm not going to wallow in this, I am just going to celebrate the small victories.

First of all, I earned my rewards.  I am going to let the LUSH bath ride because of my extra purchases of base coat and a nail polish. I LOVE the nail polish I selected.  China Glaze's Ruby Pumps.  It's stunning, glittery.  I feel extravagantly fancy having it on my nails.

That brings me to the point,  I haven't felt good about me forever.  I admire girls that are girly, but I am not one of them.  So I've started encouraging myself to be more girly.  Nail polish rewards, doing my hair properly.  A birchbox subscription.  It's time that I felt happy about how I look.  I am working on the weight loss, but I can't speed it up, so I am going to appreciate the me I have today, damn it.

I had a great on-the-go weekend.  We did Dirty Girl.  Here are a couple of pictures.

This is the first Muddy Obstacle.   I'm second from the right.

This is towards the end of the race. I started to notice that my FREE BEER was coming off my bib. I stopped belly crawling because OMG SAVE THE FREE BEER.

5K later, I am tired, Dirty, triumphant.

I love this picture of me.  I'm not the thinnest girl in the race,  I'm not the most confident, but I am loving the way I felt at the end, so I went ahead and registered for Color Me Rad 5k.

Today we did some tidying and then went out for lunch. I logged my Taco Loco and my chips and salsa.  My family and I headed off to the amusement park for some fun and came home and watched "We Bought a Zoo"

Now I am relaxing and enjoying my evening with my family,  I didn't work out today, but I have great plans for this week.  I am going to restart Couch to 5K on week 3 tomorrow.  I'm going to do sparkpeople strength training plans, too. Three days a week.

There you have it. Two more "w"s.  Workouts and "We Bought a Zoo"

17 August 2012

This week

It's near certain I will earn both the nail polish and LUSH bath rewards.  To miss it, I would have to go off the deep end pretty badly.  I've already done a min of 20 minutes of exercise 4 times and I have a run tomorrow.  It's the Dirty Girl Mudrun.  I'm very concerned because I haven't trained for it AT ALL and am feeling pretty weak, but I know that worse comes to worse, I walk the whole thing, or most of it and that's no big deal at all.  It's the last time I am running this race, because I really don't like how little of the entry fee goes to cancer.  There are tons of events out there with far more going to the charity, so there you have that.

I still have 12 extra points, but I've been eating so much produce that I can't imagine throwing in another snack.

I am disappointed, though.  I went for my first run in several weeks on Wednesday and it was TERRIBLE.   I managed one run of five minutes and one run of three minutes and then pooped out.  I am going to roll it back to week three and see if I can't get myself back up into it.   I know I *CAN* run. I have done it before.  It's a matter of reminding myself that I can and working back into it.  One thing I have been working on is getting less fatigued by hills.  I've never done a race that didn't have at least one fairly intense hill, so obviously, if I can't run a hill, I can't do much racing.

I am weird.  I don't like to run. AT ALL.  But I LOOOOVE to finish running. and I love being in a race.  Although racing near me is a feat, as I largely spend my time swearing and complaining.   I feel so strong and proud when I am done.   I don't need to be a great runner, a fast runner, even to be able to run 5k without walking.  I just need to feel strong and proud.   

I feel like I am in a good headspace right now and I am going to work to stay here.  I don't dislike this feeling.

Take care of yourselves.