Thursday, November 17, 2011

SHAME! And Starting Over

So, I am ashamed to say that all that weight I lost last year - I gained it all back. Ugh! I am so disappointed in myself. And kinda disgusted. I worked so hard and then I just blew it all.

The only way to make it better I guess is to lose it again - and keep it off this time. So I am involved in another Biggest Loser competition - this one is with my roomies and a couple of other friends. I have been working hard and trying to make sure that I get back to where I was before, and even lower!!!

So I am starting again. I am going to lose a bunch of weight and keep it off. I am going to be healthier. I CAN do it.

Also, just so you know, the Biggest Loser started on Monday November 7th, and as of the week 1 weigh in I had lost 1.9%! I was the biggest loser of the week (by .1% lol). I will keep updating. And who knows, I might even post before/during/after pics this time.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

5k Success!

So on April 23rd I ran my very first ever 5k, and it was awesome! It was supposed to start at 845 in the morning, but they were running a bit behind so instead we started around 855. I had two goals for this race: 1) run the entire thing, except at water stations; 2) don't be last. Goals accomplished! There was a really steep hill during this one part near the end, but I kept on running. It was funny because my roommate who went with me 'slowed' to a walk for a bit during the hill and she was still doing the same pace as I was - that's how slow I run. The whole thing took 45 mins, which means I ran a 15 min mile which is way slow, but I am okay with that. That means that my goal for the next race can be to run it faster than I had previously. Anyway, that's my plan. I think I might have caught the bug and I want to run a bunch more 5k's this summer. Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gettin' Ready for a 5K

So I was planning to run a 5K on March 13th, but we waited too long to sign up for the race, so instead I have to wait until a run that is taking place on April 23rd called the 'Earth Day Run'. So today I went running for the first time in a while ... but I did fine. I ran 'week 7' today which is run 12 mins, walk 3 mins repeat 3 times.  It actually went really well. The only thing that would have made it better is if it hadn't been quite so chilly (although it was warmer than it would have been if I lived back home or something). I will keep you updated on how it goes until the run. I am totally going to get back in the eating better thing as well and soon I will weight even less than I do now! I can't wait to be tinier.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Back in the Saddle

So, I have been keeping up on the running again. I think I am extra motivated because of a certain upcoming trip to somewhere warm where I might be getting my picture taken in my swimming suit. And if no pics are taken, other people still still see me. So I am back up to week 6 - which is 5 mins warmup walk, 12 mins running, 3 mins walk, 12 mins running and then 5 mins cool down walk. I did pretty good today. I plan to keep it up.

I haven't done so good on the keeping track of my eating lately, but I think I am doing okay. I could go back and figure it all out, but I am way too lazy. I will just see how it goes and if I don't lose anything (inches or pounds) then I will change up my strategy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

This is Why I Suck ...

So, 10 days after my last post I got in a car wreck. It wasn't terrible, I wasn't really hurt that bad (except my stupid sprained finger) but my car was totaled out and I had a bit of a shoulder/neck/back ache for about a week. Anyway, then Thanksgiving and Christmas happened and I have kinda stopped with the doing good in the whole eating better and exercising thing. I realized though that I am going to Costa Rica in less than a month, so I really need to get back on the ball here. So today, I finally bit the bullet and went running again. After not having gone for 2 months. And you know what? It wasn't that bad. In fact, I was smiling when I got home because I had missed it. Yeah, I know, what has happened to me? I am wondering too. I am not complaining, just curious.

Anyway, I am going to start being better again because I need to do good for Costa Rica (and for my health I guess). Also, when I went home for the holidays my brother's gf Suzie and I talked a lot about how we need to do better in the health department - we both have things we need to look good for coming up soon - so we promised each other that the next time we saw each other, there would be less to see. I am not sure when that will be exactly, but I need to work on it now so that I can keep my promise. The last thing I need is for summer to come and for me to schedule a trip home and then to realize that I haven't done anything and I am fatter than I was when I made that promise! That WILL NOT HAPPEN! So here so we go, I am keeping track again. Whew! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Short and Sweet

Is what this post is going to be like.

I just wanted to write a quick post about how I was hanging out with my friend and former roommate yesterday and just as she was about to leave she says "By the way, have you lost weight?"

I said "Yes, actually."

She says "I thought so, your stomach looks flatter. Whatever you are doing, keep it up!"

*grins* I love it when people tell me I look like I have lost weight. I mean, I know I have - and my pants fit differently to prove it - but sometimes I just think I  was so fat that I will have to lose 100 pounds before I start to look different. It is an extra little boost of positive reinforcement. Yay.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The End of The Biggest Loser ... A Bit Late

So I meant to post this last weekend (or at least at the beginning of this week) but that didn't happen because I suck. Haha. Actually I think it is more because I have been busy doing all sorts of crafty things, but that is neither here nor there.

Anyway, Biggest Loser is officially over. I didn't win, but I still think I did dang awesome and I am going to reward myself with chocolate. Oh wait. Okay, a small piece of chocolate. :)

My total weight loss was 8.8% in 6 weeks. I would tell you in pounds because I feel like that is a bit more impressive, but if I do that then you will know how much I weighed in the first place, and how much I know now, and I am not ready for that. Once I am even smaller I will give you a total poundage. Just know that I am a big girl and so 8.8% is significant ;)

Exercise - For the last 2 weeks I haven't done any exercising. I keep MEANING to go running but I really like to hang out with friends in the evening and work on crafts and just not freeze in general. It was quite rainy for a while and I wasn't sure I wanted to go running in the rain - although my roommate says she loves it, because then she doesn't over heat and she doesn't feel like she is sweating because all dampness can be blamed on external factors. I guess I just need to get over it. I live in Oregon, if I don't run in the rain then I can't really be a runner. I will work on it.

Eating - I haven't been keeping as good of track of my eating as I was before either (I haven't logged into my cal tracking website for a week! ack). I guess I kinda got sick of it. Also, I feel like making good choices is coming a bit more naturally now so I don't need the constant validation from the site. Or course, that is going to bite me in the butt in a bit when I have gained back all I lost and then some. :-/ Alright, you convinced me, I am logging in right now! I repent!

I am going to try to keep up working on being healthy and I am going to keep updating (although I think you thought I gave up! oh ye of little faith) It just might not be as often ... and it wasn't that often. I think I will keep Sunday as my 'weigh in' day so that I can have something as a consistency. So, maybe I will even update again tomorrow! (Don't hold your breath).