Monday, June 23, 2014

A Better Me, Week 39

Have I mentioned how much I love my Saturday morning weigh-ins and meeting?  This week I'm down 6.1lbs!  That more than makes up for last week's gain.
This loss puts me at 78.3 lbs lost so far; and another milestone under my belt.  Next stop ONEderland!  I'm so close I can taste it!  
Wish me luck.  I'm going to need it.  I have. A feeling these next milestones are going to be tougher to reach.  I'll do it, but it might take me a while.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Better Me, Week 38

That'll teach me to change my weigh in from first thing in the morning until after dinner.  Due to another weekend at camp, I weighed in last Wednesday night after work, instead of my usual Saturday morning.  I was up 1.6 lbs; but I'm taking ownership of it.  Yes, it was after a full day of meals and snacks; but, I had also fallen victim to the snack monster earlier in the week and ate anything that wasn't nailed down.  I did track it all; but, I really didn't need it or want it.

That said, I'm back on track this week and rockin' it!  It's Tuesday and I've already earned 18 activity points this week and I managed to finish Week 7, day 3 of the C25K program last night...that's a 25 minute run!  WOOT!  It sucked and I was cursing the whole time.  In fact, I wanted to give up around 12 minutes; but, I pushed on knowing I had already done 20 minute runs and 5 more minutes was totally within my reach.  Here are my before and after accountability photos, LOL.


I'm looking forward to weigh in on Saturday and getting back in the game. 

How has your week been?  I'd love to hear your progress.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Better Me, Week 37

Despite an early weigh in, I'm down 2.1 lbs; and that was wearing JEANS!  I normally weigh-in in yoga style capris/pants as jeans can add 1.5-3 pounds to the scale.  I was very happy with my 2.1 lbs. loss and I'm motivated to keep pushing.  I'm only 1.2 lbs away from that 75 lbs milestone.  Here's hoping I hit it this week!

My activity has been steady.  I'm still working my way through the C25K program; now working at 20 minute run intervals.  I should be at about 3K; but realistically, it's only about 1.5K since I don't "run" very fast.  I tried increasing my speed last week from 3.5 mph to 4.0 mph and I couldn't believe how much of a difference a half a mile per hour made.  I was sweating and breathing pretty hard.  I dropped back to 3.5 for my run last night as I don't think I could do 20 minutes at 4.0...at least not yet.  I will get there; but it may not be for a while.  The heart and lungs are muscles and like any other muscle, you need to build it up.  I have every intention of doing that.

I'll be weighing in early again this week; tomorrow in fact.  Stay tuned :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Throwback Thursday and Week 36

It seems like #TBT is catching on and so I thought I'd share my own #TBT photo while giving you my week 36 update.

First, the update...I have nothing to report.  Week 36 was incredibly busy and I was unable to get to Weight Watchers for my weigh-in.  Saturday, my normal weigh-in day, had me at Canada's Wonderland with my Guides and Pathfinders for Rally day.  I'll write about that in a separate post.  I will be weighing in tomorrow for week 37, as I'm at camp this weekend with my girls so tomorrow is the only chance I'll get this week to weigh-in and I can't go another one without finding out how I'm doing.  While I know my #weightlossjourney is not about the number on the scale, I need to see the number to stay focused.  So stay tuned for my update.

And now, my #TBT photo.  This was taken the summer I turned 16 in Coleman, PEI.  I was visiting my aunt and uncle and took a liking to the horses up the street.  So much so, that I was able to help out everyday and I got to lead my cousin around on the horse.