June 1st, 2009
Things have been great. I haven’t even had a chance to hit the gym in about six weeks, but I am playing a lot softball — and winning tournaments with my amazing team. My son and I have been having a blast doing the summer thing. I find the whole dieting thing to be especially easy in the summer, what with all the watermelon, salads, and tons of activity. I have stayed at about 134-137 for a couple months. No gain after eating pizza probably about eight times in the last month alone. It’s all my son who is a picky eater will eat voluntarily. I don’t sweat what I eat at all anymore because I am staying under my caloric mark and always outside. I haven’t even food journaled for six weeks. It’s been a nice break. I am off to wash my jeep in an empty lot outside my house because it is gorgeous outside.
May 2nd, 2009
So I went off the wagon from October to the first of January. I’ve spent the last five months working out religously, eating clean, and have hit a weight that I did not think humanly possible for me. I was never able to get below 150 for ten years, and working out and eating right simultaneously seemed to have done the trick. I would always do one or the other before and went on crazy weekend drinking binges for many years. I don’t drink at all anymore and take a fish oil supplement now. I feel great. I have also started to get into running once again since the bad weather is starting to wane. I just can’t stomach running on a treadmill. I hate the sound, vibration, smell — everything about it. Also, I have picked up rock climbing after not doing that for years.
September 18th, 2008
So for some reasons the headaches are back, but not as bad. I am still able to function now as they are not totally debilitating. I feel like crap though, with softball and it getting darker earlier, I have been having a hard time fitting in running. I am about to pop out the door for a run right now though since my mom is going to watch Baby Boy for me.
I am staying around 142-145 weight. I am scared if I lose anymore, I won’t fit into my size 4 Gap jeans I just bought. Shouldn’t be too hard to not lose! Just trying to find that happy medium.
The pic is of my friend Lisa and I at the Hyde Park Street Fair. Lot of hippies — okay, deep down I am a total greenie. I love watching the belly dancers and there’s live music, just a good time. We are going to do a 5K in October called “Prison Break.” You run around the prison and the guards are there to direct you. Can’t wait!
September 2nd, 2008
Despite still having a monstrous headache, I stepped on the scale this morning and felt a whole lot better. I know it has a lot to do with my vomit fest last night after taking my medication. I’m sure I will pile back on two or three pounds once I am not sick anymore, but I can be excited for one day.
Now that I have met my goal, I am making a new one. 135. I thought 145 was going to be impossible; now I know I can do it. I wanted 135 to be my goal initially, but I just didn’t want a number looming over the progress I did make, like close, but no cigar. I am going to give myself a few months to accomplish this goal because holidays are coming up and the more I lose, the harder it gets to keep going.
135, here I come!
August 28th, 2008
Drats! I am so friggin hungry ever since I had to lower my points. I have a couple games tonight so I hopefully will stay away from the crackers I have in my pantry. I am not going to let 148 be the death of me. I am going to be a good dieter this weekend. No state fair food. Last night we had a game and spanked ‘em, so I took Baby Boy for a stroll around the track. We had to leave early because those skeeters are so bad around here (river is less than a half mile away).
My mini goal is to hit 145 in two weeks.
August 26th, 2008
Well, I am still stuck at 148. I wasn’t able to run last night because it was sooo windy. I had to play in that crap! We won by a run. Neither team was happy about being there; wind makes the game so unpredictable. I am waiting to go out to eat right now with my mom. I think I am going to have a sandwich and salad. I’ve been waiting all morning, and all I’ve had is a banana. I’m starving.
August 25th, 2008
Sounds crazy, but I just know I am going to break through past 145 in about two weeks. I can feel it. I keep lingering around 148 because I’ve been saving a lot of my points for before bed. Shouldn’t do that as much, but I have been trying to lay off of iced coffee. I don’t think I realized what a huge help it was to my weight loss It really aids in breaking up the day. I have been running every night. I have a game tonight, but I think I will try to run three miles afterward at the track. I ran a couple miles yesterday and walked a couple miles, and then later that night I walked another couple miles, which is probably the sole reason I didn’t gain 10 pounds from yesterday’s banana split dessert.
August 23rd, 2008
I can feel my body really wanting to get below 145. I just know it. I am a total size 8. I tried on my Donna Ricco dress that I bought two months ago and couldn’t zip up. It looks hot!
Decided to hit the track in late morning instead of tonight because we are going to the fair later. I can’t wait! This is going to be some good people watching. Last couple of days, I really have to pat myself on the back for my vegi intake. I have been eating more than my usual three tomatoes and pickles; I’ve added broccoli. Great filler. So I am going to do my best not to indulge tonight, but if I do, I think I may stick with a corndog or fries. I’ve been good for way too long!
August 22nd, 2008
This is just sad. 149? After a two-day hiatus from anything resembling a run, I am proud to report I just finished a 3.5 mile jog. I feel great. I felt so great, that I called my good buddy, Lisa, and asked her if she would do a 5K with me the next time one comes up near Boise. I have been doing these, like, three or four times a week anyway. Might as well support a cause and get a t-shirt showing off that I actually completed something besides school and pregnancy.
Baby boy was treated to some pretzel bites and Fruity Booty rice puffs at the local green market. I love giving new foods to him, and they have a lot of them. He has a very open palate at his young age. I love that. I have ALWAYS been so picky.
August 21st, 2008
This one is going to be a toughie, 147. This week, I have really just been exhausted by the end of every day. I really just walked about a mile and a half at the track tonight and about three miles last night. I ate somewhat responsibly today, if my turkey green apple brie sandwich counts as “responsible.” Since I rarely eat out, I really wanted to side it with fries, but I was a good girl and got a salad w/ranch on the side instead.
After my mom, baby boy, and I had lunch, we hit the Macy’s clearance center. I tried on a size 8 Donna Ricco dress — surprise, I couldn’t zip it up in the back. I hate being this wide. Maybe that is why I am so hot and bothered by Michael Phelps, because I am currently wearing his back. Well, that ain’t ever gonna change.
I am getting “banged” tomorrow by my stylist. That’s her dirty way of putting me getting my bangs trimmed. She is such a badass. I love that her hair is always a style I want to try. I don’t think I would ever trust a hair stylist whose hair looked like crap.