Sunday, September 16, 2012


Weight last week: 240.8

Weight this week: 240.4

0.4 pounds LOST.

I honestly expected a better loss, but my eating for the week took a turn around Thursday with pizza for lunch and then last night I had Mexican food and ice cream.

So I can't be mad at the scale. At least I'm down anything. Today I'll recenter and ensure I kick the week off right.

Maybe next week will be a record I haven't had in awhile...a loss 3 weeks in a row. Let's work on it!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back to Weekly Weigh-ins...for now

Weight on 8/12/12 - 246.0

This Week's Weight - 240.8

5.2 pounds LOST

88.4 pounds lost since June 2010

I haven't really been weighing in lately for no reason besides laziness and not wanting to face the fact I just can't get motivated to make the number on the scale go down - and stay there.

I have been focusing as much as possible on resisting tempting foods at work and adding more strength training into my routine. I'm getting to the point that even if the scale is not going to move, I at least want to feel good.

There were a few bumps in the road with a stressful week at work and letting a piece of pizza slide in as well as not getting as many workouts in as I normally would. But, I found myself doing opposite what I normally do in a stressful situation (eat) and was probably eating a little less than normal.

I'm looking forward to getting back on a normal schedule this week.

Although I'm not 100% perfect with my nutrition goals, there are a few things I'm trying to focus on in order to keep feeling healthy.

- Drink plenty of water (at least 64 ounces)
- Exercise 4-5 times a week, including 1 gentle yoga class for meditation and stretching
- Do strength training twice a week
- BEGIN my half marathon training for the St. Jude Half on Dec. 1
- Eat at least 1 vegetable with each meal, and make half my plate fruits and veggies when possible

The rest of the details, I'm not stressing. I'm trying to go the route of intuitive eating (which to me means eat when hungry/stop when full), and incorporating strength training into my regular workout routine because frankly this is something that has been missing over the last 2+ (four) years.

Hopefully, I have a good update on this plan for you next week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Catching up.....5K Personal Record

Wow, I haven't been around here much.

No weigh in today since my scale is still in need of batteries. I suppose I could have bought some at Target today, but that seems like a lot of effort.

So instead you get a post I've been meaning to write for over 3 weeks.

Better late than never, right?

On Aug. 11th East Nashville held their Annual Tomato Arts Fest and Tomato 5K. This was my 2nd year participating.

Honestly, the thought of doing a 5K at 7:30 am on a Saturday morning in August is less than appealing, but this is the best street festival in the city, so I actually enjoy doing it.

This year we were blessed with highs in the mid-80s (instead of 100s) and low humidity. Thank you running Godesses.

Pre Race shot with Miss Lynn and KG

Now, there's that pesky running part.

I hadn't been running much this summer. My triathlon training had me focusing on swimming and biking. I was only hitting the pavement about once a week. Between my triathlon on July 21st and this 5K on Aug 13th I had only ran once. Once!

I decided to set my Garmin for 3 minute run, 1 minute walk intervals to give me something to work towards during the race. When the gun fired, I decided to just run until I needed to rest. I made it about a mile before the first big hill on the course. After walking up that, I ran some more. I definitely ran more than my 3/1 intervals and I knew I was running too fast out of the gate, but I figured it was only 3.1 miles so I should be fine.

Around 2.5 miles I bonked. The sun was starting to bear down and the last portion of the course is especially hilly. I went to my 3/1 intervals and finished the race.

I finished in 38:21 - over 6 minutes faster than my 2011 time of 44:29.

That's approximately a 12:20 minute mile. For 3.1 miles. With no training.

Even though I've failed at the actual weight loss thing for going on  a year now, things like this make me feel amazing. It proves to me no matter what the number on the scale is, I am healthy. I am able to do things I never would have imagined 4 years ago. And those feelings are better than any number on a scale.