Monday, August 23, 2010

And the winner is...................


Corletta, please send your email address to to claim your prize!

Thank you everyone for entering. I plan on having another giveaway soon!!

I made it to my one year date and unfortunately, I had a gain. 1.3 pounds. That is okay because the number on the scale is not the most important thing in the world. The most important thing is that I have changed my life....for good!

I will be back to posting often ASAP. I haven't had a day off to relax in.....oh, I don't even know. It is constantly run run run these days. I will be visiting you all soon!

Take care!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lunch and Last Day!

Good Morning, y'all!

I hope you are doing well. I am feeling fabulous today. Even though I will be working from 8:30AM-9:00PM. 12.5 hours. That is alright with me. I really want to put a bit of money in savings. You never know in this economy. Nowadays, I save every little penny I can. I used to be a spender, but now, saving really motivates me and makes me feel good about myself.

First things first, MY GIVEAWAY ends tonight at midnight, so go enter!

Also, my lunch for this week has been nothing short of AMAZING. It takes 3 minutes to make. Start with 2 La Tortilla High Fiber Low Carb tortillas. Top each tortilla with 1/2 of a laughing cow cheese(I am in love with the mozerella, sundried tomato and basil one...YUM!). Then, a layer of spinach, a layer of sprouts, and 2 or 3 pieces of turkey. Yum! I eat 2 of these and a cup of frozen grapes and that is what I call PERFECTION! Yum-O!

Say a little prayer for my one year weigh in tomorrow. Will I be under 123, I doubt it, but I will be happy with whatever number I see :)

I really want to change the blog up and have it be about a little more than just weight loss. What topics would you like to see?

Have a great day! See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Approaching The Anniversary.....

Today's weigh in has me at....


That is a 1.5 pound loss for the week. I really would like to be in the 122's by my anniversary, but 1.8 pounds is a lot to lose in 4 days. Hmmmm....I will work towards that, but not be disappointed if I don't hit my goal. I have definitely come a long way this year. I have learned a lot and am loving the way my life is heading!

I didn't think I would actually make it to my one year anniversary of my healthy lifestyle journey. I didn't know that I would make it to week 2 ha! I have learned so much this past year. I also had a couple of pretty rough experiences this past year. My grandpa passed away and instead of pushing away my feelings, I ran into them head on.

When my parents told me about their divorce, I described in the post that I was still fuzzy. Well, 10 months hasn't made that any more clear. I am still extremely fuzzy and trying to cope. Lately, I have been trying to really deal with it and move forward, but it is so hard. Especially because they aren't even legally separated, no papers have been filed, I hate my mother's boyfriend, my family doesn't talk and all my parents do is argue. Some days are easier than others, but I will be helping my dad file the divorce papers this week. That will be rough, but at least it will give me a step towards some closure.

These were 2 of the rougher experiences I have ever had, but I didn't let my depression about either stop me from LIVING MY LIFE. It may have had moments where it slowed me down, but I refuse to give up! I want to be a person people look to for inspiration. I want to help others cope in positive ways even after bad things do happen. I have learned to stay positive in dark days, because the light is at the end of the tunnel....even if you have to chase it for a while :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

How do you stay positive when times get tough?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Still Trekkin'....

Geesh.......I didn't know that you guys would be so enthused about my giveaway*sarcasm* haha. That's okay, that just gives the others a better shot at winning. If you would like, enter between now and Friday at 12:00PM and I will pick the winner with my one blogiversary! Thank you!

Now, I must mention that my computer, sadly, has decided that crapping out was the best thing for it to do. I wanted to blog everyday about how my runs for this second half have gone, but unfortunately, I will have to post a lot less than originally planned for the next week or so. I am still here and living healthy.

Now, my runs last week were so so....
Monday: planned & actual 3 miles
Tuesday: planned 5 x 400 at 5k pace....actual NADA. Lazy bones over here!
Wednesday: planned & actual 3 mile and strength
Thursday: planned & actual Rest.
Friday: planned 3 mile.....actual nothing.
Saturday: planned & actual 5 miles.

Saturdays run sucked bad! I was not mentally in it. My body felt great, but my head was blah, whiny and full! At the half way turn around point, my hydration pack busted! Ummmmm.....*LOTS OF PROFANITY*. Oh well, I dumped the water out and resumed running. I ran it in 54:50. Which isn't awful, but I was disappointed. This week, I have a new attitude. I am determined. I am going to murder Saturday's 6 mile run at the butt crack of dawn!

Speaking of computers and hydration packs breaking, here is a list of things that have broken in the past week:
*Computer-I think this is more a charger issue than the whole computer. So, there is 70 dollars that I have to spend.
*Hydration Pack-Still can't figure out why. It was the 3rd time I have used it.
*Garmin Forerunner 310XT-Yep, I purchased it in January and it has crapped out too. Luckily, Garmin is sending me a charging clip, which should hopefully fix the problem. It is VERY frustrating though.
*My cellphone. I don't know what is worse, the fact that it freezes or shuts off without me knowing. Either way, it is annoying.

I am sure Love thinks I am trying to sabotage all of these things so I can get brand new ones. Ha ha. Honestly though, my computer is 1 year old, hydration pack is 2 months old, garmin is 8 months old and my cellphone is 1 year old. I am pretty sure it is just bad luck. All will be fixed soon.

I just picked up 3 extra shifts a week at my part time job. So, now I will be working full time...part for a half my house(I am the only person who does because I am picky about the way it is done)...taking care of 2 dogs...and trying to get some time with my Love. I haven't been this busy in a while and I love it. I am more motivated when I feel non stop, but I get wiped out and too stressed. This time I plan to find a way around the stressing....which will be running. Woohoo!

I went through some emotional eating and although I only gained 2 pounds(which were gone the next week), I wanted to deal with the emotions...not eat them. So, I am confronting some underlying issues with family stuff and am on a healthy path away from my food demons. Trying to listen to my bodies hungry cues and munchy cues.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I don't feel so focused on the number. I am starting to weigh in just to see how my eating is going. Not necessarily to lose weight, because I know that I am getting smaller. I am officially wearing 4's now. I feel great, I look beautiful and I am happy.

I have been trying to stop by and see you all, but like I said, all of my electronics are crapping out. So, I will get there it just might take some time.

How are you doing? What are you struggling with in terms of weight loss right now?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Giveaway Time!!

Hi Guys! I will officially be back and better than ever in no time...*AHEM* Tomorrow! But first, my official one year anniversary is on August 21st which is when I will announce the winner of my first giveaway!

Here's the deets:

I was contacted by CSN Stores about doing a giveaway on the blog and my answer was YES, PLEASE! I had heard of CSN stores before, but had never taken the time to research it out. When I hopped on and started looking around all their different websites(200+ actually), I realized I need a new Dutch Oven in the worst way. I also need to get myself a treadmill(which I am still searching for, but need to save the dough before I can make my final decision!) However, this giveaway is not about me, it's about you! So, I will have to purchase me a dutch oven and treadmill on my own dime....Dang :)

What's up for grabs you ask? A $40 gift card, Friends!!

Here's how to enter:

1. Hit up the website and tell me what 1 item you would buy if money was NOT an issue!
2. Be a follower of my blog.
3. Get the word out and post about this giveaway on your blog!

Leave me a separate comment for each entry. I will randomly pick a winner on my 1-year blogi(get healthy)versary!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome To Half Marathon Training!

Today marks the first day of half marathon training.
Today the.....
Number of times I almost threw up today........4!
Number of times I have ran since April.......Uh 10!
Number of weeks until my half marathon.......12!
Number of times I have been pissed at Nimrag the "Garmin"....1,000!
Number of times I have wanted to cry....3!

I have a huge post to put up about some things I have been going through with my family recently. It goes along with my "healthy lifestyle". AND.....I am doing my first GIVEAWAY!! Please come back tomorrrow and enter...You know you LOVE free stuff!!