Sunday, May 31, 2015

Week 14 Summary

I LOVE new exercise clothes!  I find that when I'm wearing a cute outfit that fits my current body shape I feel adorable and more excited about exercising. Here is my newest purchase in a medium (yay)!

I start my 5K training this week. Wish me luck!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Week 13 Summary

HELP!!!!  I.AM.STRUGGLING.  I don't know if it's the crazy May, the promise of summer, my lady friend, or what...but I am having the hardest time sticking with it right now.  I was just talking to JG about it and decided I just need to get the post out there.  When I struggle I tend not to post then tend to struggle's a vicious cycle. 

I know I'm so behind on this posting...week 12 was prepping for my trip to Dallas and after 2 weeks I was still hovering around 149 and all I could think was "FRUSTRATED."  I spent the business week in Dallas with my work friends for a department meeting. I was very nervous having no ability for home cooked meals at all.  I told any and all my friends about my weight loss total and my plans.  It was another way to make me accountable.  I figured if they knew, I couldn't cheat and apparently it worked.  I lost almost 2 pounds in the 6 days I was there.  I made the best food choices I could, did a Ropes thing, climbed a few rock walls and obtained a few new blog readers in the form of work friends.  Welcome JG and AC.  We were standing around talking about how we need inspiration and support (we are the support superheroes, after all) so I showed them my blog.  Girls, I was serious about sharing your successes and struggles; just put them in the comments!  That's what I want this blog to be about...motivating and inspiring one another.

This past weekend was Memorial Day, the first camping weekend of the year.  Traditionally our camping weekends are very food and alcohol centered....had to come up with healthier food options and I think we did fairly well on that.  But I didn't drink nearly enough water this weekend, went to the winery for a belated bday celebration, drank more than I have been the past few months, and got into the kids cookies.  And damn it, if those cookies didn't make it back home with our kitchen...feet away from my office...where I work all day...and have no self control.  I've been yo-yoing up and down this week...I hope for a good low number for my official weigh-in day tomorrow morning.

I need your help, a favor.  Next time you see that I've been MIA for awhile, call me out on it.  Add a comment, call me, text me, FB message me...just something to say "Hey where are you?  Get your butt in gear and post in your blog!"  I really don't want to do what I've done in the past, where I'm gung-ho for a couple months and then completely drop the ball.

I hope you guys are doing better than I am!  Let me know!

To reiterate...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Week 11 Summary

Sorry, I know I'm a few days late on this.  I had some mixed emotions about how this week went.  I only lost 0.2 this week which is a bit disappointing, but at the same time I had several different friends comment on how good I look or ask me how much weight I've lost, which was a major ego booster!  So while this particular week was not my best, I'm definitely headed in the right direction.

Also (as Zapamundo mentioned), several of our friends have commented to us that our blogs have given them the push they needed to work on their own weight-loss and health.  Congrats to RAH for your 3.5 pound loss this week... to GCG-T for working out and losing 3 pounds... to GCG-H for finishing her half-marathon earlier this month... to WWJenny for knowing she's headed in the right direction... to JS for getting back to her WW meetings and losing over 2 pounds... to KF for losing 5 pounds in 3 weeks... to ZumbAmy for working hard to inspire me and so many others... and to Zapamundo for his 20 pound loss this year!  I'm so excited and happy to be on this journey with each and every one of you!

So I did it.  I signed up for a 5k.  I'll be doing the Roc Star 5k, which is a race for Ovarian Cancer.  Now, I've signed up for a few 5k's in the past (I've even walked two half marathons).  But I've never been able to run a 5k...I've been able to jog part of it, but not much.  And it doesn't help that these short legs on my little 5'2" frame were trying to keep up with Long Leg McGee, aka GCG-H and Taller than Me GCG-T.  It was all very discouraging for me and I haven't done one in years.  BUUUUUTTT, I've been toying with the idea of running and I'm going to do it.  I have something like 18 weeks to get ready for it.  Totally doable!  GCG-H is going to do it with me, which makes me excited and nervous at the same time...I'm way shorter than her, she's already a runner (see congrats above) and she want's me to work up to a 10:30 mile to stay on pace with her.  WOW H!  You make me nervous...I'll try my best but you may have to pass me up!!  I'm not sure these short sticks can go 5.7 mph...4 mph is running for me!  But then again that's what the 18 weeks is for, right?

I'd like to use a couch to 5k type of that tells me when to walk, when to run, where I can listen to my music and maybe post something online...maybe one that can map my run...any suggestions?  H, what do you use?  T, does your hubby use one?

If anybody else wants to sign up with me, the link is above!  Have a great week!! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Week 10 Summary

May Madness!!  Thank God that Zapamundo and I are committed to losing weight and becoming healthy or we would be gaining about 10 pounds each this month.  The ONLY weeknight we are home this entire month is Wednesday May 27th...and let me tell you the old us would have been getting fast food almost every night with this crazy schedule.  Instead we are finding ways to work around it...feed the kids early, have a healthy snack and eat later...anyway we are trying our best to make it work.

I lost another 2.1 this week and am so pumped!  149 even...that's over 12 down this year with 24 lbs to go and 23 weeks until my goal date (24 weeks until we are in Mexico)!

So in preparation for this week's blog post I was searching the web for weight loss tips and found this great article titled "21 Weight Loss Tips You've Probably Never Tried."  I'll definitely be implementing a few of these myself, especially the Reminder list.  I recommend reading the article for details and pictures, but here are their 21 suggestions.

1. Make Motivational Notes To Yourself
2. Invest In Flattering Workout Clothes
3. Don't Exercise Just For Weight Loss
4. Make A Separate Snack Station
5. Reward Yourself
6. Switch To A Stand-Up Desk
7. Make A "Workout Only" Playlist
8. Keep Mouthwash Handy
9. Make Drinking Water Fun
10. Display Your Swimsuit
11. Keep Your Weights Where You'll Use Them
12. Plan Your Workout The Night Before
13. Put Leftovers Away Before You Eat
14. Stretch While Watching TV
15. Motivational Weight Loss Jars
16. Make Drinking Enough Water A No-Brainer
17. Download An App
18. Change Your Environment
19. Make A Reminder List
20. Stop Comparing

21. Make Mental Health A Priority