Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pinterest is the Devil!

But I love it so. I found the idea for this project at Funky Junk Interiors via a Pinterst pin. Oh my, how I love this!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Atlanta Women's first 5K!

My friend L invited me down to Atlanta for "Birthday Weekend" her birthday being on the 21st, her friend's the 23rd and mine on the 29th. Seemed like a fun idea.

So this is what we did... arrive Friday afternoon...obligatory cocktails :)

then an early dinner at Holy Taco - just let me say - SO VERY GOOD -

then to meet for a consult with my Tattoo Artist, the fabulous Malia @ Memorial of the best parts was some crazy song playing (you'll have to ask).

6:30 Saturday the alarm goes off, we get up, get coffee'd and hit the Atlanta Women's 5K run through Candler Park. Wow.

Such a beautiful day, so very many people! It was my first 5K ever. I told L I would be walking more than running (I am *so* not a runner) in fact I ran DOWN the hills and walked UP hills and made pretty damn good time.

The event seemed to be very well organized from information to parking - a good sign.

Kids along the way giving high fives :)

Cops on motorcycles doing the traffic thing and cheering (some with music blasting from their stereos)...

So now I have a base time of run/walk for a hilly 5K, so I have something to beat next time. Yea, there's gonna be a next time, and a time after that :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I... Have Become Comfortably Numb

You know that place where you KNOW what you need to do, but you just don't...

For so many years I have allowed things from my past to dictate the way I live my daily life. I was hurt, my little family torn apart. I picked up the pieces and put together a life for DS and myself. Little by little I felt the real/old me coming back. But lately I'll have days/weeks of clarity and focus and then for no reason, like today - I'm back to hiding in the shadows. I'm ready to get off this blasted roller coaster.

I have done things over the past two years I never thought I would do. (Meet people I only know via the Internet.) Which thankfully included getting out and making some new friends...and yet I still retreat into my little world that only lives inside my house. Why? I haven't found the answer yet. But I try. I try everyday. Days like today it's a struggle I don't want to have to undertake.

I'm such a planner but not necessarily a follower-through-er. Oy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

While I try not to get eaten by zombies...

So my 'friend' L wants me to run from zombies in a race with her next March. Seriously.
I only see a couple of problems with this...

1. I don't run
2. Zombies will be chasing us
3. Did I mention, I don't run?

But it looks hella fun. (Run for your lives dot com) Like a giant zombie 5k obstacle course.
So today I got an mp3 player and now I'm trying to figure out how to download music
so I can outrun the zombies.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Downward trend continues...

Down another 3.8 (sorry for the lag in posting - summer happens).

I'm trying out the 17DD in conjunction with a new Fitness Group I've joined.

Last night we did a CrossFit workout and I am surprisingly not as sore as I thought I would be :)

Now I need to keep my self moving on non-group days...there-in lies the challenge.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another week, another loss

Down another 2 - but I haven't been moving as much as I should.

The rain has hampered my lunchtime walks.
I have joined a 100 Push-up challenge - granted I'm doing girlie push-ups,
but I did 65 last night and didn't die, yet.

Somewhere, somehow the switch has been flipped in my brain on portion size/control.
I don't know how but it has and I'm so fraking happy that it has.
I almost didn't eat dinner last night because I wasn't hungry, but I did get a little veg and a little protein in for good measure.

I finally have the phrase that's been in the back of my head that goes with my Ganesha tattoo - Alter your path however you must to reach your destination.
I don't know why it took almost 4 months for that to finally reach the front of my brain, but I'm glad it has.

Monday, June 6, 2011

down another .6 this week

Love, livin' it up when I'm going down

Why do I get Steven Tyler in my head?

Monday, May 30, 2011




Monday, May 23, 2011

Just to get it all out there...

What my current goals are...
1. I will lose 39 pounds – by August of this year (totally do-able)
2. I will convince myself that I love working out
3. I will get back into my workout routine of days gone by
4. I will feel and look fit and healthy in and out of clothing
5. I will buy a bathing suit and wear it without worry
6. I will try to find some "love" for Jillian Michaels (stolen from Donnybelle)
7. I will have clothes in one size (my goal/fit/healthy size) in my closet
8. I will look in the mirror each morning and tell myself how awesome the day is going to be and them I’m going to live it.
9. I will look in the mirror each evening and tell myself three good things about the day – and if there are not-so-great things… I will tell myself (in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice) that tomorrow is another day.

What I will do...
-I will stay within 1280-1630 calories/mostly following the 17DD plan.
-I will keep my meals balanced
-I will eat breakfast
-I will stay on program, even on the weekends when it’s hard
-I will continue to walk and workout on the weekends
-I will continue completing the daily Quickfire sessions in the work bathroom---that's right, I workout in the bathroom! I will do this every time I go to the bathroom at work----which is often since I’m on program with my water intake and drinking my green tea (green tea = pee)

What I will no longer be...
1. I will no longer be the fat girl in yoga class
2. I will no longer be making excuses to not work out
3. I will treat my body well (it’s the only one I’ll ever have, but I can shape it any way I choose)
4. I will take time out for myself and reward/congratulate myself for the things I will accomplish

In other news...
Feel free to stop by and give me a kick in the butt to keep me accountable and motivated! I can take it.

Officially down another 3.5

I've simply lost cravings, it's weird in a very good way.

I *thought* I wanted something sweet & gooey on Saturday night...but I found nothing that made me want to go off course. This is huge for me. Really huge.

I like that this plan keeps me full for long periods of time - I have days where if I didn't set a calendar reminder to have my snack - I would totally forget. I love not feeling hungry at 3pm.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Down 6.6 - woot!

Well, well, well.

See what actually sticking to a plan can do? The odd thing for me has been that I'm not really very hungry most days - I'm not complaining!

So a 6.6 lbs loss. I didn't exercise and I stopped drinking the hot lemon water about day 4 - so this week I plan to start walking for 30 minutes each day (maybe more if I can remember to throw my sneakers in the car so I can walk at lunchtime too) and see if that can make an appreciable difference.

I will say - this isn't hard - so far.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I have survived Day One

It was surprisingly *not hard*.

I tracked the day in both Sparkpeople and WW P+ to see where I landed...
1185 calories and 19/30 P+
I was not hungry - granted I ate a lot of veg at dinner - but all in all a good start to the plan.

Monday, April 25, 2011

17 Day Diet

A group of girls I interact with in an online community have been talking about this "new" diet. It's basically a Atkins/South Beach hybrid... but having had tremendous success on Atkins several years ago - I thought this would be a nice jump start to get me back on plan (and really to a place in friendly weight number territory). At which time I fully intend going back on plan with Weight Watchers as I see that as a much more sustainable lifestyle - a lifestyle within 29 points per day :)

If I don't pee myself to death first - farking green tea.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm back in the saddle again!

After several weeks away, I'm back!

I've maintained my loss, but not my workouts. That changes today. I also need to post daily (or at least weekly). The more times I get it written down the better.

I've joined a 30-day challenge - I'll be doing Jillian's 30-Day Shred and tracking my nutrition as well. It's time. My body won't change unless I make it. It's too comfy where it is.

So here we are and here we go...

"come easy, go easy, all right until the rising sun
I'm calling all the shots tonight, I'm like a loaded gun"

Thanks Steven!

Monday, January 31, 2011

1/5 of the way there!

As of this morning's weigh-in I am one-fifth of the way to my goal weight. Wow!
I only have to do this 4 more times and I'm done (well, as done as I'll ever get).

It was encouraging to realize that today. It's working. I'm working. I'm paying attention. I'm tracking, journaling, exercising, thinking and planning.

So there!

August Bounty

August Bounty