Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The treadmill of DEATH!!

Monday I decided to start running/training for a 5K. I walked to warm up and then ran/walked in 1 minute intervals for 20 minutes and then did a cool down walk. I had shin splints and foot pain and felt like my chest was on fire, but I pushed through the pain. I woke up Tuesday with a TON of energy. I almost felt like I was on speed. I felt wonderful even though my feet still hurt. Tuesday night after work I went to a store that speciallized in running shoes and forked over a small fortune for a new pair of running shoes. My old (and I mean OLD) Nikes weren't cutting it anymore. Brought my new shoes home and hopped on the treadmill again. I still got shin splints. I am soooo proud of myself. I actually ran for 10 minutes. That feels better than the shin splints hurt. Today I woke up and had to take Ibuprophen just to loosen up my really stiff joints.

To see the running plan I am following go to

My goals for this coming week are to determine why I sabotage myself. What is it I am afraid of? Why am I afraid of success? Why am I hiding behind the fat???

Weigh-in is tonight. Wish me luck!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Update 2/10/10

Just a quick entry today. Weigh in was last night. 209.9. Up 2.2 lbs. But I'm not gonna sweat it. You know who is here for a visit....YEP, and she always brings excess baggage with her. LOL Good news is when she leaves, so does her baggage!

My computer is down, so I'm doing this at work and I only have a few minutes left of my lunch hour and I still have to eat.

May God richly bless each and everyone of us. I hope that you all have a wonderful Valentines weekend.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

YAY ME!! I lost 2 pounds....

Don't hate me because I'm skinny! Ok, so I'm not skinny...not yet...but I'm getting there. ;-p

Tonight was my weekly weigh-in. I lost 2.2 pounds this week. I am so proud of myself. You should have seen me. Practically walking on air. I ran out to the lobby and threw my two glass pebbles (one for each pound) into the jar. "clink! clink!" I love that sound.

This past week was a tough week. I worked a ton of hours and got very little exercise. What helped me out was following my meal plan. I ate very well, lots of salad, fresh fruit, AND yes there were even a couple of days when I drank ALL 64 ounces of water. I drank, and drank, and drank... and peed, and peed, and peed some more.

What will my motivation be for the coming week? My motivation is to see another loss on the scale next week. Looking better and feeling better are great motivators. Jeans getting to be too big...AWESOME motivator. I need to remember my future goals and to remember how I felt when I was at my heaviest.

At 235, I was sad, had a horrible self image and I got winded walking up the stairs. I didn't want to go anywhere, see anyone, or even look in the mirror. My knees hurt. It was hard to find clothing that didn't look like a blind clown designed it for an 80 yr old. Question: Why is it the bigger you are, the gaudier the print??? As if we don't all ready feel like we stick out like a sore thumb, they gotta stick us in prints you can see from outter space. Yeesh!

So to finish up for tonight, I would like to leave you with a quote from Stuart Smalley (of all people)...

You're good enough,
You're smart enough,
And doggone it
People really like you!

- Saturday Night Live
Nite all,