Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I think I can. . . I think I can

Going back to the basics, some days, is the only way I can get through them.  When I don't want to eat right, I don't want to exercise, and I don't want to be disciplined. I'm tired, I'm over it & I want to eat what I want to eat. These are the days when I have to put my head down and place one foot in front of the other. I get the exercise done, but it's not with passion or fervour. It's done one step at a time; one minute at a time. I take one meal at a time making sure I monitor the calories very closely. I don't let myself think about the next meal or snack. I take it one step at a time. 

It amazes me how some weeks I'm all over it. Passionate about my weight loss. Determined to win the war. Then there are weeks like this one, where I don't want to do the work. I'm simply tired. I want to be done with the journey, knowing full well the journey is for the rest of my life. At this point I'm very aware that this too shall pass and until it does, I think I can. . . I think I can.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weigh Day!!

I'm happy to report a 2.5 lb weight loss this week. Whoop! Whoop! I'm always amazed at how effective the short term goals are. This means I weigh 188 lbs. The 180's!!  I know I haven't seen these since my sophomore year of high school.

A woman stopped me at Costco today and asked if I lead worship at Westside Church. I said, "I used to." Her mouth dropped and she said, "You look fantastic." I told her I have lost 114.5 lbs so far. She was so impressed. Then I ran into someone I haven't seen for a little over a year. I had to tell her who I was. It's so fun to have to do that; it's a strange and wonderful place to be.

So don't be shy if you think you see me out and about.  Come and say hi, it doesn't offend me to have to say, "Yes, it's me." :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weigh Day!!

I'm reporting in with a big 4.5 lb loss this week!!  Yes!!  I'm so relieved. I now weigh 190.5 lbs. 40.5 lbs to my final goal and 15.5 lbs to my Labor Day weekend goal. 

The bake sale is a go. I'm going to create a flyer and start getting the word out. Hopefully I'll have an idea of what/how I'm going to do this by the middle of next week.  I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jason & I have committed to a lot in the month of August and need some help. Jason was invited to run in Hood to Coast, I want to run in the Sunriver Half Marathon & as you already know, I would like to go to San Francisco & try out for The Voice. Because of our financial situation we can't pull all of this off on our own. I've been considering holding a bake sale fund raiser. I'm not sure I can raise the necessary funds this way, so I'd like to see who would be willing to purchase a yummy dessert & support us or who would just like to sponsor us. I will post details on a future post if we're going to hold a bake sale.

Let me know if this is something you would support by posting a response.

Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Me!!

One year ago today I decided to embark on a journey that, I was hoping, would change my life. I had no idea!! What a year it has been too. I have new hope for the future, a new lust for life and a new mental outlook. I no longer let fear run my life.

With that said, I have decided to make it known that I will be trying out for The Voice in August. Even typing that makes my stomach turn. I have had such a fear of failure in the area of music that I haven't even tried to succeed. Oh yah, I moved to Nashville, but I didn't do anything musically while I was there other than sing in the choir at church. Church has always been my safe place when it comes to my music. It's time I face my fear and jump off the cliff, so to say. On The Biggest Loser they take the group to New Zealand and have them bungee jump or sky dive or leap off of tall buildings. Facing that fear helps them realize they can do anything. So this is my tall building. I will be leaping off of it in August. Why not, right? What have I got to lose?

Here's to another AMAZING year!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plan of Attack

I just finished my first week of my 9 week challenge. If I've already posted this bear with me. My new challenge is to have 19.5 lbs off by Sept 3rd. Setting these short term goals have been a huge part of my success. I didn't set one the last  2 months and I can see it in my weight loss. It's time to refocus on a short term goal. This goal should put me at 175 lbs. Only 25 lbs away from my goal weight. I was up a half a pound last Saturday but it's that time of the month so that means I was actually lower, I just don't know how low. I weighed 195 lbs. I would like to see 190 this Saturday. I'm going to work my hardest to get there.

We were all out doing circuits at 6 AM this morning. If you want to join us come on down to the Pine Nursery Park at 6 AM Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri mornings. We work hard, sweat hard & have a great time.

I ran another 10 miles last Saturday. It just amazes me that I'm putting those kind of miles in now. Who knew?!?! I have one more weekend of 10 miles and then I think I'll go a little farther the following weekend.

I think I've finally found the courage to tell you all what I'm going to do in August. I'll post it tomorrow so stay tuned. . . .

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Circuits in the Park

The circuits in the park are going very well. I'm so impressed by these women. They are super stars in my eyes. This is our before picture as a group. We will take an after picture at the end of the summer and I will post it. It will be fun to see the difference in all of our bodies.

4th of July

I thought it would be fun to show a picture from last 4th of July & one from this 4th of July. What a difference a year can make!

July 4, 2010

July 4, 2011

My 1 year anniversary is only 5 days away!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So Many Things to Say

I'm so excited!!!!! My brother Martin & his wife and children came into town for the 4th of July festivities this past weekend. We were discussing my running because I was about to run 10 miles for the first time. During the conversation my brother's wife, Amanda, asked how my shoes are holding up. I told her they were pretty bad but we wouldn't be able to purchase any until the first of September. With a gleam in her eye she told me her & Martin wanted to take me out & purchase new running shoes for me. I was elated! On Sunday we went downtown to the Foot Zone and they purchased new running shoes & running socks, because I guess I've been running in the wrong socks this entire time, who knew?!?

I ran 10 miles this past Saturday and did very well. In fact, I ran the last two miles faster than I ran the first 8 miles. Yeah!! I run 10 miles the next two weekends and then I will probably keep progressing until the Half Marathon in Sunriver over Labor Day weekend.

I am super excited to say that I'm now helping some others along this journey. Jason & I are holding circuit training's in The Pine Nursery Park on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings at 6 AM. It will be so exciting to see the women progress and start to see how strong they really are. This is our first week. In fact, I think I'll take a picture & post it. That way when I take another one in a few months you'll get to see the progress they have made.

I have so much more to say, but I'm soooo tired. So I'll save it for another day and another post.