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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Summary!

So SacFit was this morning - we did 6 miles and it was sooooo amazing! The weather was perfect - the trail was perfect - the company was perfect and we all did great!!

I'm an Aunt again!!! My Sister in law and Brother are the proud parents of Arissa Anne! She made her appearace today and she is beautiful!! Mom, baby and proud daddy and big brother are all doing great!!

I would love to report on all the rest of the progress I made through out the day, but alas - I did NOTHING once I got home and ate after running. - NOTHING! Well I guess I must admit I did watch TV - but besides that - NOTHING!!!

The cable/internet/phone repair person is coming out yet again tomorrow and hopefully we will get our problems resolved once and for all!

I'm going to post this before the internet goes down again and go try and get some things done now that I feel halfway like dong something!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

No weigh in today....

I started feeling not so good on Saturday afternoon - we had to do a Cooper Test for Sacfit on Saturday morning and I had a little asthma issue so I figured I was just tired and worn out, but by Saturday evening I was really plugged up and congested - I'm getting a cold....

I did get up fully intending on going to weight watchers this morning and weighing in, but I piddled around the house for a few minutes and then went back to bed sleeping in until 9:15! What a luxury!! The Wii fit scale shows not much change from where I was a week ago and I will gladly take that - Saturday was Hubby's birthday and we went out on Thursday night and I did buy a yummy Traders Joe's cake which we finished off on Saturday night.

I'm still having internet issues - it is up and down most of the time so I'm sorry I'm not posting comments as much as I would like - it is sometimes all I can do is to get through what I need to do each day when the intenet is up! Friday was payday and you should have seen how quikly I paid the bills online once the internet was working!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cinderella is Proof!

A new pair of shoes can change your life!

These are the shoes that changed mine...

I was told to go out and buy a good pair of shoes, have them fitted by professionals and expect to spend at least 100 dollars on them, but it would be worth it since if I wanted to run, my feet were my tools. At the time of purchase I was only working out at the gym and running (if you could call it that) on the treadmill.

I went to my local Fleet Feet and went through the fitting process, they introduced me to synthetic socks that were heaven (but 12 dollars a pair!) and placed these babies on my feet. It was just like walking on clouds!! Then the nice guy says - "Go ahead and take them for a run on the sidewalk outside."

My reply to him was "Oh no - you don't understand these are my GYM shoes - they don't go outside - they are only for the gym..." He wasn't convinced, but I ended up just doing laps in the store to make sure they felt OK. So after I bought the new shoes Fleet Feet told me about the season of SacFit coming up and I joined. I ended up wearing my very pretty, still white shoes out on the trail and now they prefer to be out on the trail (at least the new version of them does - I have had to replace them and now have the new and improved 859's) I have kept my first pair of running shoes to remind me how far I have come, they sit in the closet all brown and gunky looking. They were with me at my first 5K, my First 10 mile race and my first half marathon. They helped me acheive things I never though I would have.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weigh in!!

I lost 1.6 pounds this week - bringing me to 65.8 pounds lost total!! My family and I rewarded me with a 15 dollar I tunes gift card which I will buy more music to workout to - all of my rewards and non-food and I reward myself every 5 pounds.

I learned this week I need to eat to lose - I ate when I was hungry, used all my flex points and at least half of my activity that I earned and I lost! I wasn't starving like I was last week.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!!

So usually we don't really do anything for Valentines day - Sometimes we will go out, but since tomorrow is weigh in day that won't happen, so I wasn't really expecting much today - well on the way home from the run we had to stop by Wal Mart and hubby surprised me by taking me upstairs and buying the last Wii Fit they had!!! I'm so excited!! I can't wait to get it hooked up and take it for a test drive!!

Sac Fit Saturday!!

It has been a little while since I have posted a Sac Fit Saturday post - Today was COLD! But after getting over the bridge that goes over the river we started warming up - Hubby hasn't feeling well, but he still went out to the trail and walked 4 miles - we were supposed to go 70 minutes, we went a little longer and ended up doing 5 miles! We had a very small group today - since hubby dropped back early on it was just me and two other ladies - we had a lot of fun though and it was very enjoyable. We saw 4 deer cross the trail right in front of us, it was so amazing!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hills to climb...

If you have a hill to climb, waiting won't make it smaller.

This is a saying that is on a church board that I pass by everyday and this little gem has been on it for at least a couple of weeks. I have been thinking about this saying a lot. Two weeks ago I hit "onederland" and I kept trying to figure out when it was that I was last at that weight. I remember being 220 for a long time and I remember being 240 for a long time. I can't honestly remember when I was last under 200, but I'm willing to bet is was before I had my first son and he is now 22 years old.

I remember thinking I should do something about my weight when I weighed 220. I didn't. Then I remember thinking I should do something about my weight at 240. I again didn't do anything and before I did choose to do something my starting weight was 262.5. Maybe my journey would have been different if I would have chosen to climb that hill at 220 or even 240.

So to everyone out there waiting to climb those hills - do it now! Waiting will not make it smaller....

I also got to thank in person my doctor that recommended weight watchers to me on Tuesday - she told me (like so many others before her) that I needed to lose weight and she told me that they had a program through Kaiser, but she had always heard great things about Weight Watchers and would recommend them above the other program. I left that appointment (July 31, 2007) and went straight to the Weight Watchers center and the nice ladies who were packing up took my registration fee and had me sign the papers because they knew if they told me they couldn't do it and had me come back, I probably wouldn't.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weight Watchers Weigh In and other ramblings...

So today at weigh in I lost .1 - I'm fine with that - I had a week where I know I didn't eat enough and coming off the 2.6 loss I knew I would have a smaller loss this week.

We have not had internet (as well as no TV and no phone) for 4 days and I'm very behind checking up on blogs and posting to my own. I will get back in the groove of things, but for now I'm just going to have to catch up as time allows.

See you all real soon!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Weight Watchers Weigh In!

198.4!! I can't even express how much this meant to me!! I talked it over with hubby and both of us couldn't figure out a time that I was under 200 - The best I can figure is once I gained weight during pregnancy with my first son it never came back off and he is now 22! I stepped on the scale and when it stopped and didn't have a 2 in front I started bouncing and the poor leader had to say hold on I need to write down your weight! I lost 2.6 pounds this week - I worked very hard for these numbers this week and I'm so happy it showed!! I don't not feel like I have that metal block that wouldn't allow me to get there (and stay under 200) anymore - I pushed through it!