Monday, April 17, 2017

Weight loss-- week 15

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 212.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
Weight loss this week: GAIN 4.5

Well, crap. 

It's like that Paula Abdul song. "I take 2 steps forward, I take 2 steps back!" I've been losing and gaining the same 5 pounds for almost two months now. And I just ate like a thousand Cadbury mini eggs in the last hour, so I'm not expecting miracle weight loss tomorrow. 

So, how do you get back on track when you're in a rut? 

Monday, April 10, 2017

weight loss-- week 14

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 215.6
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
Weight loss this week: 2.8

OK, the last month was kind of a bust weight loss-wise, but I've been back to losing weight the last couple of weeks, so I'm feeling good! I don't think I'm going to be able to get to my cruise weight by the end of May, which was my original goal, so I'm going to have to rethink that. Still, it WILL happen! Only 22 pounds left! I'm over half way there! And less than 40 pounds left to get to my ultimate goal of 175. 

Of all the times I've tried to lose weight, I've never hit goal. NEVER! The closest I've ever come was 185, and that was 7 years ago. Will I be able to do it this time? I honestly don't know. I personally think it's amazing that I was able to get back on track after my 7 pound gain in March! Usually when I have a setback like that, it starts a downward spiral that I'm not able to escape from. So this month really was a win! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

weight loss-- week 13

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 217.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
Weight loss this week: 2.2

Dang, the week's almost over and  I haven't posted! 

This week I was back on track and lost another 2 pounds! After being stuck for the last three weeks, it's been good to see the scale move again. I had a bit of a set back yesterday (went to Wendy's for lunch and then ate some of the Easter candy!), but I'm still hoping for another 2 pound loss when I weigh in on Sunday. We'll see! 

Monday, March 27, 2017

weight loss-- week 12

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 217.9
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
Weight loss this week: .1

Another bad week, but at least I didn't gain! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Yes, I had a gain last week. We're not going to dwell on that. Let's talk more about running.

I am not a runner. There's nothing even remotely fun about it. But it's such good exercise, and I WANT to love it, and I want my kids to love it. So we decided to give running a try.

The first day, I "ran" a mile in 16 minutes. The next day, I didn't run at all, but I walked the mile fast than I ran it the day before. Yes, I am an extremely slow runner. After that, I sat on the couch.

But "running" two days a week isn't bad.  I figure that's a starting point. I just need to work on it not hurting so much.

Yes, it hurts. So bad. I only ran maybe half the distance the first day, and my feet hurt so bad. This was the main reason I walked the mile the second day, running was out of the question. Four days later, and my feet were still in pain. I'm fairly certain that I have arthritis in my feet. Or maybe plantar fasciitis.  

My husband doesn't believe me, but then again, he doesn't do any running at all, so he really can't talk.

A coworker told me yesterday that new research suggests that walking is actually better exercise for you than running. I don't know what this new research is, but I'm for sure on board with it!

What about you.... are you a runner?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weight loss-- week 11

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 210.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
Weight loss this week: GAIN 7.1

Yikes. Binge much, Lovely? 

I guess they can't all be good weeks. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



I'm on vacation this week. The kids are off on spring break for the next two weeks, so I'm with them for the first week, and my husband is off the second week. We have nothing planned, so we've been sitting around and eating a lot. I've gained four pounds this week so far, and it's only Wednesday.

My daughter is 11. She just finished basketball season, and I noticed while she was on the court that she's like the funkiest runner ever. Like have you ever seen Phoebe run, on Friends? That funky.

Phoebe Running - Friends
There's something wrong with her ankles, they're turned in. I'm worried  that she's going to trip and fall and break an ankle. So I told her that during the off season, we would work on her running.

I took her to one of those over priced running shoe stores to have her feet measured and her stance evaluated and all that. Wow, they saw me coming. $250 later, we walked out with running shoes, insoles, and special compression socks. Apparently, whatever's wrong with her is fairly common and nothing to worry about. Good to know.

I told my daughter that if I'm going to spend that kind of money on shoes, she was going to be using them. And not just to walk around the mall, she was going to running in the off season, every day.

My daughter replied, "OK.... but you should run with me."

I'm not sure why my children hate me.

So, we are about to leave right now to go on our first run ever. We have our shoes, our water, our cute little running outfits....

I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm guessing we make it about three steps.