Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend...

Can I just say, I didn't totally blow my lifestyle change this weekend, but I wasn't always very good.

Thanksgiving morning started with a half of a clif bar and a lot of water. Then, I went and ran my the "Utah Human Race 2009" at 8AM. I ran it in 32:21! Which is awesome for me. The last 5k I participated in took me 40 minutes or so to finish. Now, 3 years later and finishing in 32 minutes is a huge accomplishment. After the race, I went to my dad's house and talked to him while drinking about 3 cups of coffee!! Then, home to clean the house. I am NEVER hungry after coffee at all! So, I didn't eat until dinner. We had Babe's work friend over for Thanksgiving. Babe's friend that lives with us also joined in on the Thanksgiving festivities at our casa....he actually made the stuffing and yams! Dinner was divine and followed with banana cream pie. Then, the boys all had a drinking fest, which I did not take part in as I had to work at 8AM the next day.

Friday morning, I woke up showered and went to work. Worked from 8-4 and had an 8 piece chicken meal with fruit and diet lemonade. Then came home and got ready to go to my grandma's house. Had a yummy meal there, but my eyes were bigger than my stomach and I only ate 1/2 of what I got :) Plus had a piece of yummy chocolate pie :) Then, home to hang out with Babe, little brother and his girlfriend. Babe and Little Bro get along so well, it's awesome. Plus, they remind me a lot of each other.

Saturday was up for work again from 8-4. Had a turkey, sage and cream cheese bagel for brunch. Then, babe and I went to see his cousins new house. Had Pei Wei for was TO DIE FOR!!

Today, Babe's dad had Thanksgiving at his house(he just recovered from 12 days of the swine flu!). Dinner was amazing, but not eating all day today made my tummy a lot smaller than it is. So, I didn't eat much. Then we came home and I made spaghetti using "squash" for my lunches this week! Soo yummy! I had a couple of strings for a taste test! Such a delicious lunch it will be :)  I did get in a 4 mile run today, as well!

This weekend I had 2 days where I didn't eat much and that is a huge NO NO!! I have to remind myself that just because I don't have an appetite, doesn't mean I should eat nothing....Ugh! So, I'm back on the lifestyle change hardcore this week lol :)

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I did it!!

I will be doing a 5k fun run tomorrow morning at 8AM!! It is the Utah Human Race 2009!!

 I need to get some sleep! Will update tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So, My Loves aunt told me via facebook that she wished she had my motivation. On my 3 miler today, that's all I thought about. What is it that gets and keeps me motivated?

*I want to wear size 4 jeans more than I want a 3rd, 4th or 5th slice of pizza!
*Running up the stairs and not being out of breath feels so good!
*People saying "You look GOOD!" and "How much have you lost?" puts the BIGGEST SMILE on my face!
*Losing weight and getting to goal pound by pound improves my self esteem immensely.
*Looking in the mirror and seeing the littlest results makes this whole journey worth it!
*When I have kids, I will be able to play with them!
*Loves looks at me differently and constantly compliments my efforts!
*I don't dread shopping!
*I don't have to think about what i'm going to eat for lunch at lunch time!
*It's gotten so much easier to plan my running into my schedule!
*I will finally run the half marathon i've been talking about doing for 2 years!!

Motivation is within yourself! If you want to lose weight bad enough, for yourself, you WILL do it! It is hard, but it is so worth it!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My first food photo :)

So, I thought my dinner was so pretty, I took a picture.

Yum, right! In the bowl is, zuppa tuscana from Olive Garden. Along with a side salad and 1 breadstick :) It was perfect and delicious! So filling and in the soup I had more of the green veggies than potatoes and sausage. So, all in all not a horrible choice. 

Sunday, November 22, 2009


That is the number the Wii Fit told me that i've lost in a month and 3 weeks, which is awesome, because I haven't been seeing losses in numbers. I dropped a pants size and 2 inches in my waist, but that's all i've really seen.

My official weight loss number since 9-9-09 is............................16 pounds!!! 14 pounds to go and i'll evaluate if I want to lose more or not :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ummm....I suck!

I have been the worst blogger and blogger buddy, as of late! My apologies! I've gotten a little off track in some areas and am trying to get back on. Some bullet points and new goals to follow....

  • I started a second job for the holiday season(i've done it every year minus one for the past 5 years). So, now my exercise schedule has another competitor. Although I put my health first. Somedays it's really hard to work in a workout. I'm still trying to figure out the balance.
  • I am no longer in contact with my mother, which is hard, but she is sucking the life out of me with her lies. So, i'm moving forward in my life and letting go of the drama. I should have done this a long time ago, but I feel bad hurting her feelings, but my unconditional love has been drowned out by the lies and i'm exhausted. 
  • Eating is still pretty good. It's the running that i've gotten off track with. I will start my 10k training program over again on Monday. I will start my half marathon training in January! 
  • I AM GOING TO RUN THE "SLC HALF MARATHON" and i'm so excited to do so!! I believe it is April 10th. 
Back to running....
I am THE SLOWEST runner. I know that I have to get back to it and really push myself after 2 weeks of next to NO exercise. I am excited to start the speed work. I know it will be a challenge, but I know that I can do it. I'll be alternating between tempo runs and sprints on Wednesday's for the next 6 weeks. I'm really hoping to get my speed to 10:00 miles or less. Right now i'm at about 11:45.

Goals for this week:
1. Weigh Sunday.
2. Continue eating healthy.
3. Run everyday of my 10k training schedule.
4. Smile and be happy!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I promise to be a better bloggy buddy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hi, I'm still alive

Things have been insane. I am no longer speaking to my mother. She is just so far off the deep end. Talking to her is a waste of time.

As far as the diet goes, it's not horrid. I'm still making good decisions, with the occasional splurge. Practicing moderation!! Exercise this week is in the toilet. Babe and I are going to look into gym memberships. The last membership I had, I never used. However, this time I have every intention of using it!

I will be back to give you a better update. I start my second job tomorrow so it will be Sunday before I'm back. Have a fabulous weekend!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Today in Food and Workout: Day 1

I am going posting my food and workouts for the day. I'll do the plan first and what was actually done second.

Today's plan for exercise was to do day 1 of the 10k program I have decided to do. So, 3 mile run + strength.

Food for today was pretty decent.

Breakfast- Harvest Peach yogurt w/ 1/4 cup of Apple Cinnamon granola.
Lunch-Chicken Salad Sandwich(2 slices multi grain bread w/ chicken, grapes, a little mayo, and lots of mustard inside) and a side salad with a little dressing! It was delicious!
Dinner-Chicken tenders, broccoli w/ cheese sauce and a side salad with tomatoes.
Desert-Vita top muffin w/ whipped cream and mint chips
Kind of a high calorie day, but I don't think i'm eating enough right now as i'm not losing anything and only eat 1200 or so calories a day. So, i'm upping it to see how I do over a weeks period of time.

When I got home from work, I went to the track. I ran 3 miles at 10:59 pace. I'm working on my speed right now. I'm a slow runner, so it will take some time, but i'll get faster. I will be doing the "30 Day Shred" after finishing this post.

Overall, I think I had a decent day! I'm going to try to not have the mint chips on my desert for the next few weeks, as I looked at the calories and there's 210 calories in 3 tablespoons....GEESH!!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Halloween Weekend....

On Friday night, Loves and I hung out at home with Loves brother, "Dude". Dude occasionally comes over to hang out and he's a blast to be around. He definitely bring the interesting conversation. He's a very intelligent guy, but can make you giggle fairly easy! We had some Pei Wei for dinner and then went to bed!

Saturday=HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! I was not at all worried that the 2 30 packs of candy bars we bought wouldn't be enough for the little ghosts and goblins, but Loves was worried. I eased his worry by picking up another box of candy bars!! That makes 90 candy bars! We had Cafe Rio for lunch....which besides my eggs for breakfast, was the only meal we ate that day. Bad choice, but I did snack on some fruit and drank lots of water. We came home and popped in "Amittyville Horror", whilst waiting for the little treat seekers. During the movie we got oh....6 trick or treaters. So, we then started watching "Ghost Hunters: Live!" which always intrigues me. I wouldn't want to experience the paranormal, but I am still fascinated by it. Between about 8 and 11 we got about 10 more trick or treaters....and that's it! 16 trick or treaters the whole night and we prepared with 90 candy bars....90-16=74 candy bars left over. Ummm.....I could be in trouble here....SAVE ME!!! Loves and I cuddled til about 3AM when we finally zonked out!

Today, we went to my dad's(as my mother has moved out) and hung with my bro, my dad's employee, and my grandparents for 2 hours. Then....THEN we went and looked at the treadmill I'm getting next week from "Dude"....Seriously, I love Loves brother and totally appreciate him offering the treadmill to me! It really keeps me motivated. The only downside is that we have to pay 100+ dollars to put a new power supply on it, but least we have a treadmill that will basically be brand new again for 100+, instead of one that is for 1,000's :)

I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween weekend!!