Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 73

Haven't been on for a while, not much to say LOL. I was on anti-biotics this past weekend/week for a bladder infection, so workouts weren't exactly high on my priority list... and a little difficult to do when you need to wee every 5 minutes LOL. I did get a run in this afternoon though, felt great to do this. I was actually able to easily increase from 3 to 4 laps, and even felt like I could do more... but I didn't want to push myself too far today.

I am still losing weight, was down to 147lbs this morning. That is a loss of 35.6lbs in 73 days!!! I only have 12lbs more to lose to hit my first goal, not that far away now.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 67

What a day!!! I am now no longer considered overweight!!! I weighed in at 149.6lbs this morning, which puts my BMI at 24.9. I am so enjoying this journey.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 65

Back on track today! Got my elliptical time in, as well as some upper body work. I'm also going to add some core strength work every night, it is one area I need to start working on.

45 minutes
2.16 miles
890 calories

I would love to see the scale below 150lbs on Friday, but really don't expect that. I didn't get any exercise in this last weekend, and my eating hasn't been bad, but not the best either.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 64

I am so close to not being considered overweight anymore!!! Normal BMI is 18.5 to 25, and I am at 25.2!!! So, so close! I just need to get to 150lbs, and I have will have a normal BMI. That is too cool LOL.

I got a run in this afternoon, although not my best. I kept getting a stitch in my side that hampered me a bit, hopefully my next one will be better. I'm still not sure if I will get on the elliptical or not tonight, I can hear 2 little boys goofing off.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 63

No exercise this past weekend, although I didn't gain, so at least there is that! One really cool thing for me though is the size of a new pair of Capri's I bought yesterday. I picked up 2 pairs, one a 10 and the other an 8. They were both a good price, and figured if I couldn't fit the size 8 yet, I would soon. Well, lo and behold, I can wear the size 8's! They are a little tight, but still wearable.

It's such a wonderful feeling to know that I am almost completely out of double digit clothes. I have not been at this point in probably 11-12 years, it's been way too long! Now to just get these last 16 lbs off, and enjoy the rewards of a shopping spree this fall.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 59

Got my run in this afternoon, although it almost didn't happen again because of Little Man... I'm just thankful it worked out. I'm very happy with my time and distance. I have a lot of work to do, but will be running 5km about 3-4 weeks before the race in Canmore. That should give me plenty of time to even start improving my speed. Can't wait till after this race, and I can start training for a 10km run!

When I get a chance I will up load the details of my run to Nike, but it will probably be tomorrow. The ipod is still in the van right now, it's late, and I just don't feel like going to get it right now.

Scale this morning was... 153.6!!! That is now a 29lbs weight loss, and it feels wonderful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 58

Well, I did make it downstairs, but got interrupted at around 33 minutes... by the time I was done putting Little Man back to bed, it was rather late. I decided that getting some house work done was a higher priority tonight, so that is what I did.

I took some pictures of myself today, and compared them to some taken at the end of April... and WOW, what a difference! The first ones are not pretty, not my best day look wise LOL. I can't wait to post my goal pictures in a few months!

Now remember I warned you, these first two pictures are not pretty!!!!!

April 26th 2009 - 184lbs

July 15th 2009 - 154.6lbs

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 57

No workout for me today, unless you count cleaning the house, and dealing with a pukey, clingy Little Man! He crashed on the couch at 6pm, then woke up around 9pm. It then took me over an hour to get him back to sleep.

Hopefully tomorrow works out better.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 56

I came so close to not getting downstairs tonight, I kept trying to come up with excuses to not work out. The kitchen needs to be cleaned, the laundry folded and put away, the floors washed. I didn't listen to those thoughts, but went down and got 45 minutes in. I don't have exact numbers tonight, as I was close to finishing the stupid machine reset to zero! I can't wait until I can get a new machine, this one is okay (especially for what I paid for it), but since I am using it so much I would prefer something a little better. It might also be an idea to get one that is quieter for the new house, won't have the space to keep the squeaky noises away from the sleeping boys. Would love to get something better, but will just have to wait and see.

I did get upper body work done, and I think it's almost time to get some bigger weights. I'm using 5lbs for everything right now, and have noticed that some of my exercises are getting rather easy. Will see what is out there, and just how much as well.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 55

Well, I survived, and enjoyed, my camping trip with the boys... but I sure am tired right now! I did fairly well with my eating, but my water intake was way down. I have a feeling though that I will actually be down tomorrow, instead of up like I feared.

Tomorrow should see me back in gear, and on the elliptical in the evening.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Days 50, 51, 52 & 53

Sorry I haven't been on lately, just a lot to do. Tuesday I went for my run, and managed to do total of 21 minutes running, with 3 intervals of 5min, and 2 of 3min. Thursday I was able to do 4 intervals of 5 min, so a total of 20 minutes. Both time I did around 4km for distance. I'm fairly happy with that, a big improvement over my running from April. I'd also forgotten that so many different muscles are used while running, my inner thighs have been very sore!

Some very good news this morning, I am down again!!! I weighed in at 154.2lbs!!!! That's 3.8lbs from last week. I now have a total weight loss of 28.4lbs! As much as I have wanted to lose the weight for a long time, I also wondered if it would ever happen. I have a little less than 20lbs to reach my initial goal, that is a truly wonderful feeling. I feel so much better about how I look, and it's only going to get better.

I will be away camping this weekend, I just hope I can keep my eating healthy. Other than walking around, I won't be getting any real exercise in.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 49

Another night that I don't get to start until almost 10pm!!! Monkey just refused to go to sleep, not sure what is up with that! Hopefully he goes down easier for the rest of the week.

45 minutes
2.18 miles
906 calories

I didn't do anything else tonight, it's already 10:45pm... almost time for bed! Tomorrow afternoon I will be going for a run, hopefully I do well.

Just have to add, that I only need to lose another 8lbs to have a normal BMI!!! WOW

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 48

I didn't do a full 45 today, have some really strange cramping tonight... sort of a cross between gas pains and menstrual.

35 minutes
1.8 miles
734 calories

I am excited to have my first run on Tuesday, I am very interested to see how far I can go in one shot. Will give me an idea of whether I should go for the 5km or 10km race in September.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day 46

I'm realizing that although I drink a lot of water when I work out, I tend to forget about it during the day. This is something that I really need to work on, would really help me stay energetic throughout the day, and help with my weight loss. I didn't lose any weight this week, but I think a number of factors are playing into that. I have really increased my strength training the last few weeks, my eating is getting better, and I also felt rather bloated this morning. It almost felt like I had ingested some dairy yesterday? Which is rather odd, considering how careful I am with the food I eat these days.

45 minutes
2.19 miles
900 calories

I also did my lunges and squats tonight, but didn't push as much as I did Tuesday night. I would still like to walk tomorrow LOL.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day 45

It felt good to get back on the elliptical tonight, mind you I also had some anger/annoyance to resolve after he spent some time with his kids tonight. I pushed it up a notch again tonight, it's amazing me how much better I am doing than when I started this a month or so ago. Then again, I shouldn't really be that surprised, I have been working pretty hard to get here!

45 minutes
2.18 miles
898 calories

I went with an upper body workout tonight, decided to give my legs another nights break before pushing it again.

So, tomorrow morning I will weigh myself, really hoping for a loss, but will understand if there isn't... things were bound to slow down at some point. One cool thing... my collar bone is actually visible!!!! It's not visible by much, but I can actually see it now LOL.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day 44

Taking a break today.... just so very, very tired. My thighs are also extremely sore, must have over did things 2 nights ago. Should be back up tomorrow.