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 app...one 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!! 


  1. I've seen for myself that the weeks my weights doesn't change seem to be the weeks that my body changes, and my biggest losses seem to be a week or two after a stagnant week. I'm proud of your commitment to do the race!

  2. We should set up a running total of pounds lost by our extended group.

  3. Thanks T! We CAN achieve our goal (it will be a goal for me as well! I have always been a SLOW runner!) I don't have an app that tells me when to run and when to walk, but I do use Map My Run that tells me how far I have run if that helps! Good Luck! :) :)