Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in

170.6!!  To me that number means that I lost about 2.5 pounds this week.  It also means that I only have half a pound of baby weight left!  Why is it no matter how much weight you lose, you don't change your view of yourself as quickly as you lose the weight?  I am afraid to pull out smaller jeans for fear that they will be too tight.  I'd rather wear the bigger size and have then fit too loose.  I guess feeling in my jeans how far I have come makes me feel good.  This year, in 2011 I have lost 17.4 lbs in 3 months.  We were constanly sick in Febrary, so that month really didn't count.  My husband has lost 20 lbs as well!  Even better, now that he works out he doesn't snore which means that our couch has been lonely at night for several months!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in

Well, after a 4 pound weight loss last week, I was not expecting much this week.  Hoping for a pound, maybe two.  Well, both thoughts were far fetched.  I thought my eating was on track since the stomach bug made the way through our house.  It is tough to have much of an appitite when your little ones can't keep their dinner down.  I believe that I had a very mild case of this last week, before my weigh-in - so that may be part of those 4 lbs last week.  So, would I just get to it?

Well, this week my weight was 173.2.  Don't look back to last week.  That means that I lost -0.6 of a pound.  Not great, but I'll take any minus sign even if it is little.  8.2 lbs left to lose and 6 weeks left to do it.  I think I am going to sign up to run a 5K that is the weekend before my birthday - just shy of this 6 week mark.  I have been running about 3 miles a day anyway... so why not?!  I also have found a partner to run a 10K race with me in June, so I suppose I will have to get to training for that one as well!!!

I am still going strong on my running 30 minutes a day for 30 day challange.  Today is day 26, so I am almost there!!!  I am a little surprised because I never considered myself a runner.  I have logged 2.5-3.26 miles a day!  Even after breaking my ankle, shattering my leg, 2 knee surgeries, I  can run.  This really just started as the quickest way to lose weight after my 54 lb weight gain with my littlest one.  3.2 baby pounds left to lose!

After this challange, I will do Jillian Michael's 30 day shred for 30 days.  I will do each level for 10 days.  I should be at my goal weight after this 30 days....  but then I think I will try checking workout DVD's out from the library....  if it is not nice enough to go outside and get some air.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in

Today was 173.8, that is a 4 lb lost from last week. Watching what I eat AND running everyday works! Yeah, 8.8 more lbs to lose!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

11 days of running

I have ran for 11 days now. It appears that I should pay more attention to what I eat though. After burning more than 400 calories per day on the treadmill, I have lost a whopping 3/4 of a pound. I was 178.6 at my last weight and today I was 177.8. Really? All that hard work and I can't stop shoveling it in my face so I lost not even a pound. Well, I have to control my eating or I will not reach my goal. I began journaling what I ate yesterday. I am off to enjoy my coffee with far less creamer than I enjoy.... just to save a few calories which hopefully will transfer to a few inches from my waistline.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Personal goal

I don't know if I have too many people that read my blog, I really don't update it that much, so I wouldn't be surprised if no one reads it. If you do, please help me.

I am attempting a lofty workout goal. My plan is to run 30 minutes a day for 30 days. After that, I plan to do the 30 day shred for 30 days. This will take me just past Easter to the end of April.

Right now, I am 9 days into my running, varying between 2.5-3 miles a day. I have 12 pounds that I would like to lose before my birthday, which is 68 days away (9.5 weeks). I have a special event 2 months after my birthday that I would like to look my best for, so I will need to maintain my weight loss for the summer and hopefully forever.

I will try my best to post my weekly weight loss on here, so please comment if you'll keep me in line and cheer me on if I succeed!!