June 12th, 2009
These past couple weeks have been busy. I just got new neighbors. The only other house in the neighborhood, brand new, empty for two years, finally sold. They are awesome. Since I consider myself the head of the welcoming committee and the neighborhood association, I felt it important to let them know how welcome they are and how much safer I already feel. I put together a little housewarming gift of a sun tea jar, tea, and homemade butterscotch oatmeal cookies. They told me they were the best cookies they ever had and that pretty much made my day. I took there little gift over in my son’s Radio Flyer wagon with him — our “Welcome Wagon.”
Maybe part of the reason the house sold is because of how much work my mom, brother, and I have been putting into my yard. We replaced all the little bark with big chunky park looking bark and had laid barrier down right before that. NO MORE WEEDS! I have always been of the mindset that if you take pride and care in your home, that neighbors will see what a shining example you are and take heed. I have never had bad neighbors before, so I think my lucky streak will continue.
So as far as my weight, I have easily maintained 134 by playing softball and eating basically whatever I want. I did discover a new dessert/snack. Take some fresh cut strawberries, some sour cream (full fat, baby!), and golden brown sugar. Dip the berry in the sour cream and then the sugar. Soooo good! I have been eating this a couple times a day and notice my cheeks looking rosier.
June 5th, 2009
Man, I have got to lay off the junk. On a positive note, I haven’t gained a pound and have been getting my vegi and fruit servings in, but I am tired all day. I just have completely back off climbing, running, and softball. Once my arch started hurting, I suffered some sort of mental block in running.
All I have eaten in three weeks is pizza and burgers. I mean, not exclusively, but as far as any big meals, that’s pretty much it. I’m not even loyal to any one pizza joint. I need to just completely back off and start keeping my food journal again.
May 4th, 2009
So I think it important to also blog about what rock climbing has done for my body. I have been doing it once to two times a week since early March. I don’t do any weight training along with my workouts, and rock climbing has given my a pilates sinewy shape. I love it! It has changed the way I swing in softball, the way I run, and I don’t have stretch marks anymore. I feel it in my whole body after a workout. The best part of rock climbing is that you can always push yourself further, unlike a lot of gym machines. There have been many machines where I spend an hour and then say to myself, “Now what?”
January 31st, 2009
I can’t believe it, but I am 29. Looking a lot better than I thought I would, all because of running. I am back on WW, but it is hard to follow to a T since we aren’t playing softball until late April. These days I am weighing in at 144 to 147. Ultimately, I would like to get down to 135 by summer and maintain. Baby Boy just had his first haircut today. He was getting a long mullet, and my hairdresser made the decision to cut. I didn’t even ask. It must have looked pretty ridiculous.
December 7th, 2008
Well, I have managed to stay at or below 145 pounds. I am not really dieting and am definitely not exercising at the moment. I have the baking bug — dutch babies, sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting, blondies, marshmallows, popcorn balls, roasted pecans, basically nothing healthy. It’s been fun though. I can’t wait until ball starts again. I get a nasty case of seasonal depression and I know it’s bad if I feel this way before Christmas.
I am getting baby boy a 7.5 foot teepee for Christmas this year. I would have loved a teepee. Since I turned my office into a playroom for him, it will have its own home. He is running and talking up a storm. He talks to strangers, shampoo, oven mitts, furniture, our Christmas tree, my cat — everything. He is so freaking cute! I wish I could keep up with his energy better. We try to go somewhere every day so as not to get cabin fever. I spend a lot of time in Target, Costco, the mall. On the weekends, we try to do fun things like go to farmer’s markets. In October we hit the pumpkin patch. I joined the YMCA, but it’s just seems like a hassle. I feel really bad about taking him to the daycare — almost guilty. He cries and cries and looks at me like I am abandoning him. So I end up feeling so bad, my workout lasts 20 minutes and we leave or I won’t workout at all and we go to Starbucks. Sucks.
October 11th, 2008
I have been at 142 for about a month and feel great. I, ideally, would love to lose another seven or eight pounds, but really love the jeans I am fitting into now. Baby Boy has been walking, along with crawling, but will probably be only walking here shortly.
My health has been good and I started the YMCA yesterday. I barely have to pay anything, which I appreciate. It is the nicest Y I have ever been to. They will watch my baby every day while I work out for three dollars a month. I was going to join another gym, and they wanted so much money; then the guy showing me around the gym tried to talk me into joining his pyramid scheme.
October 5th, 2008
September 24th, 2008
So the past couple weeks I have really laid off running as much and tried to incorporate some more calories every day. I have been a little looser with my diet. I haven’t gained or lost. I bought two pairs of size 4s two weeks ago and would like to stay fitting in them. I don’t think I would look very good in a smaller size. So I guess I have reached my goal in a way. The weight just really started to melt once I hit 145, and I didn’t want to keep that momentum going.
Running I had to back off of anyway since I started getting headaches. I have cut my running time in half and am just going for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. I think I was just pushing myself too hard and not eating enough for the calories I was losing. I think it just hit me hard and along with the headaches, I was having a hard time healing. Hopefully I am a hundred percent soon. I think I might be maintaining at this stage.
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 13th, 2008
….after I fit into a size 4 at Gap. I have never been a size 4 — ever! I am actually beaming. I am going out with a friend tomorrow night and I am going to show off my new size 4 jeans. I can’t freaking believe it! This is such a huge milestone for me; I just had to share. I have to admit, I actually feel really good about myself when I look into a mirror these days. I mean, I used to love, but absolutely dread shopping. Now I just love to try on clothes to see how they look. Things I would never have attempted to put on years ago because my back is too wide or because the print makes me look bigger.
I don’t think I have ever been so confident. The other great thing is that I am not having headaches anymore, as of today.