Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Week 1: 177.0 lbs
Deficit: -2 lbs
this is great! i couldn't be happier. I exercised 450 minutes these past 6 days! not too shabby :) and the best part of it is, i had no one single bit of fast food. even though my birthday was Saturday and friends came to visit and THEY had fast food, i haven't even been within 500 feet of a fast food restaurant. i don't even want any more fast food. EVER! :)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Last Week: 181.0 lbs
Deficit: -4 lbs
i've never in my life lost that much in one week. i weighed myself a thousand times this morning to make sure it wasn't a fluke. WOW, just wow.
now as far as the challenges, i probably drank enough water to fill a small pond, and i ran 13.5 miles in 5 days. not too shabby!
GO TRIBE ORANGE: NARANJA!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
this week has been the best week i've had in a long time (health, diet & fitness wise)
if i haven't lost weight i wouldn't even be able to fathom and excuse as to why.
my 22nd birthday is 4 days away, i'm more scared than excited for the first time in my life.
"at 22, gandhi had 3 kids, mozart 27 symphonies, and buddy holly was dead."
this weekend, i discovered it IS possible to eat well when i'm with my boyfriend. i guess i just didn't try before.
i have the best boyfriend in the entire world. i couldn't ask for a more supportive life-partner.
i don't have enough time in the day for mindful eating during every meal. it's hard to be mindful when you're always on the go.
i haven't been to the gym in a really long time. i guess i'm still terrified.
i'm going shopping for new work-out clothes and i'm afraid i'm not going to like the way i look. i never like the way i look in work-out clothes. jeans just have a nicer way of hiding everything.
my jeans aren't shrinking, but i guess i am...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
You know we're not very good with words, (or complimenting ourselves) so you should understand how hard this is for me. I know you've had a rough couple of months, and you've had your health and fitness on the backburner. It might seem sometimes that it's hopeless, and I above everyone else understand this. I know you're unhappy with the way you look and feel recently, but I'm writing this letter to remind you how awesomely amazingly beautiful you truely are....
- You have the biggest heart. You love hard, and you would do anything for your friends and family. Some people may see your true sensitivity as a weakness, but I don't want you to ever change. The people that you love whole-heartidly love this about you above all else. You have the ability to brighten days, change moods, and change lives.
- You're driven. You have the ability to do anything and everything you set your mind to. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that you're motivated in a way that makes people wonder what good you'll do next. Even when you feel like you're a coward, you are the bravest person I know. I look back on the things you've done in the past, and I'm amazed. Can you imagine how much you can do with your future? "Kid, you'll move mountains."
- You're smart. You have the best and brightest head on your shoulders. Your grandfather always knew this, why don't you realize it? Your ability to make the right decisions and choose the right paths will get you exactly what you want in life. Your brilliance allows you to be great. I wish you would let it.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
disclaimer: sorry for the confusion with two posts on wednesday. just because i am weighing-in on wednesdays, doesn't mean i still can't do a wordless wednesday post, right? lucy lost both of her two front teeth within two weeks and i couldn't resist sharing ;) now...
weight: 181 lbs
god, that's bad. i haven't been in the 180s since pre-p90x days. but like the girls at the shrinking jeans said... "get ready to kiss that number goodbye!" and how will i do it? diet, exercise, and the support of 6 great girls...
i'm trying to round everyone up to make blogs, (so we can keep up with eachother) so far we've got....
go tribe orange!!!! :)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I found some balls and joined the gym, but I'm still terrified of it.
I don't feel attractive in work-out clothes.
(this makes me feel pathetic.)
Financially speaking, I can't afford to eat well.
I wish more people would notice that I've been working my ass off to lose weight.
I wish my roommate would clear all of the junk out of the house and do better for herself.
(I really just wish she would put some effort into her health.)
I love her and enjoy her company, but she brings me down.
Sometimes I make myself go to sleep to avoid eating.
When I'm asleep, I can't look in the mirror. It's a win-win.
I would give anything to be a good runner.
I would give anything to enjoy running.
I would give anything to run well enough to not feel constantly frustrated.
I'm able to picture myself as "fit" in the future.
I'm just not able to picture how I got there.
The scale stresses me out.
I eat when I'm stressed.
This whole process is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
"A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty."
As all of you should know, I am an obsessive pet owner. I treat my dog like a human, talk to her in baby talk, take her with me every where I go, let her sleep in my bed, spoil her like crazy, you know... the works. Travis took me to see the movie "Marley and Me" whenever it came out a couple years ago, and of course I cried and cried and felt depressed and miserable and hated it. (well it was cute and clever until the end. the end was just heart wrenching.) And I thought I would never ever see it again, that is until yesterday. Lucy and I got home from school and I checked HBO family to see if there were any good kid's movies on because it was raining, and what was playing? Yep, you guessed it. :( We watched the first hour or so, and made a collective decision to turn it off before it got too sad. All I can remember is when I was a child and my Nana made me watch Black Beauty and it traumatized me for a good 5 years. and I couldn't do that to lucy, because the end of Marley&Me would just BREAK HER HEART. Anywhos, idk where my balls came from, but when I got home that night, I decided to download the book to my kindle app and give it a go...
"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."
(sorry, there are just so many touching quotables. lol)
Now, there is just something about a book that makes me emotional to begin with. Movies can't express emotion quite like words can. So I cried, and I cried, and I cried until I felt dehydrated and exhausted. WHAT a book. and then after I finished I hugged my dog and cried some more, and even though she's only 3 I told her she wasn't allowed to get old and she wasn't allowed to EVER leave me. because at this point, I really couldn't handle it!
anyways, what I'm getting at: Marley&Me...GREAT book. but not for the weak of heart. or a die-hard animal lover. (me.) haha.
Happy Sunday! enjoy the first Sunday of football <3
Thursday, September 9, 2010
today begins my favorite season of the year: NFL FOOTBALL SEASON. I am so excited I can't contain it. I also have ventured into the world of Fantasy Football. I am happy with my fantasy team this year and I'm excited to see how that goes. I will keep you posted.
onto other equally as exciting news, I have started a new challenge! weigh-ins are Wednesdays, which is perfect because that's what i'm used to :) I'm ready to get back in the groove of losing weight!
Sign up by clicking here:
hopefully this means I will be blogging more? I do hope so! :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
"Hurricane Earl is ready to pound area beaches."
sooo... today is a day i'm proud to be an east-facing beach. minus erosion (which is another story...), we're gonna be okay. the OBX on the other hand, is about to be battered by the strongest storm to hit them ever. My prayers are with ya'll!
anywhos, haven't blogged in quite awhile. not much to really talk about. School is going well, loving my program, ready to be an OT!!!
working out is going well. i've been hitting the gym hard. i'm not really losing weight scale-wise but my clothes are loose and i've been getting a LOT of compliments. i'll take it!
hope everyone is doing well <3