Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer is almost over.....

Wow, it's been almost 2 weeks since I posted. I've been busy having fun and trying to relax.

Sunday August 18 I set out to run 6.22. Since my friend is training for a 1/2 marathon, I am on my own now. I knew I would meet up with her somewhere on the trail, I just didn't know where. She was running 8.5 and had started way before me. I met up with her shortly before I was going to turn around, so I turned around a little early so only did about 6 miles, which is fine!

2 days later was my birthday. I was on vacation with my parents and family and as a birthday treat to myself I went running :) I've had plenty of adventure vacations, but this was probably the first where it was a typical vacation where I incorporated my own exercise. The area we were staying was all dirt roads and very hilly, so 2 new experiences. I ended up running 4.75 miles, with one very long hill - I did walk for a short portion of it. And then I had to run downhill as well which was hard on the knees.

The rest of the vacation was spent relaxing, but some exercise as well - a long kayak trip, tennis (I love it - want to get back into it!) and swimming.

But since we've gotten back (a week ago) I've been a blob. Both mornings last weekend I slept in (missing WW). This week was back-to-school and while I said I would get up and workout, I didn't. But that was because my back has been killing me at night - I tweeked it pulling a 45 lb bag of kitty litter out of a cart last weekend, but it is also because my husband turned the mattress because his back was hurting, but only turned it 1/2 a turn. So I've been waking up at 4 am every morning in pain - it goes away when I get up and walk around (and take some advil).

I did sign up for Boot Camp at the Y starting in a couple of weeks - 5:30 am twice a week, so I'll have to get up around 5. Which should get me used again to getting up early so I can also work downstairs. No more running outside as it is too dark.

Next weekend I have my Diva Dash (which I am totally not prepared for!) and then I'll be really training for my 6.66 on October 26.

The scale said 206.2 this morning, so still 26 lb down, but I really need to make a push to lose the 6 lbs. Next week will still be hectic, but after the race I should be able to concentrate on our new routine.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #36

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 209.0
Current Weight: 206.0
Change Since Last Week: -3.0
Total Change: -26.2
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

Phew! Back to where I was a month ago, but still not back to where I was 3 weeks ago, but I will take it.

I continued to be pretty out of control this week. With the enormous stress of all the work I had to do before going on vacation, my husband's last week at his old job and anticipating the future, and my daughter's last week at camp. And the anticipation of getting back in track so eating some things (like breakfast sandwich at work) that I hadn't had in a while and wouldn't have for a long time to come.

TOM arrived yesterday 3 days early, which was a surprise, but welcome if it ends earlier in my vacation!

I have done zero exercise in 2 weeks - I've only run once in the last 4 weeks. Hoping to go tomorrow.

So glad to be going to my meeting today - Need to get back on track.

Not sure what the next week will bring - vacation and my birthday, but hoping to minimize the damage!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #35

Blew off WW yet again - scale said 209.0 - though I did make tacos for dinner Friday night, when usually I just eat a PB&J sandwich.

Today is a new day! 2+ weeks of lack of exercise, stress, and stress eating, it is time to real myself in and try to lose the SIX pounds I've gained in 2 weeks.

Last week was such a blur - My daughter's 7th birthday, so cake and ice cream. Craziness all around. Saturday I did a lot to get organized (retail therapy weekend #2!) and then Saturday night was The Melting Pot to celebrate my daughter's birthday with my parents. Heaven food. But my stomach ached that night and that with the many drinks and the early departure to the beach, I blew off my run as well :(

We brought a picnic to the beach, but for our one trip a year, I brought soda and cookies and Smartfood (but also carrots, sandwiches and grapes). Dinner was a disaster.

I was scared to get on the scale this morning. 208.2. At least I did it. No more blowing off Weight Watchers - that is how one regains 50 pounds.

I am just trying to get through this week - the last week of camp, the last week of camp and work and daycare until vacation, the last week at my husband's old job before he starts a new one next week. Real routines can't set in until who knows because his first month or so he'll be working 9-6 instead of 7-4. But we'll be okay.

I haven't menu planned this week. Bad me. I am trying to eat up the fridge and freezer and pantry in anticipation of buying anew once school starts again. I'll try to eat healthy on vacation (after all we'll be with my parents, the health food nuts). I've asked for no treats for my birthday.

But I won't let this week get away from me
-No eating in the cafeteria
-Drink lots of water
-No snacks while figuring out dinner
-No eating out

Back on track, here I come!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #34

Scale up 4.8 lbs - still at 25 lb loss.

Yesterday afternoon I said screw it and the quiet of my own house, had some ice cream and cake for my afternoon snack. And decided to go out for dinner - Thai food. Some Fridays you just need to live instead of living for the scale.

Didn't go to WW this morning - instead lounged in bed until after 8:00 which is so late for me.

This week is a new week! Despite it being my daughter's birthday, only Wednesday night should be the "bad night" and even then we are just having pizza out - we'd normally be having pizza on Wednesday anyway.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sucky, sucky, sucky week!

According to the scale this morning, I am up 5.2 lbs since Saturday. Not surprised.

Last week my son was complaining of a tummy ache. Friday night my husband slept with him, as I was still sick. Saturday me and my son stayed  behind while my husband and daughter went to an amusement park. He watched TV all day long, but wasn't too fussy. He fell asleep at 8 pm (not normal for him) and at 10 pm woke up agitated about his stomach. I was literally up all night long with him until 4 am - I fell asleep on his floor. So obviously I didn't go running on Sunday morning. And for 3 days my hip was killing me (I had bursitis in my hip during college from sleeping on a hard fouton). I had visions of not being able to run again.

Sunday he was a bit fussy during the day. It was my husband's birthday so I watched my son for the day. As we were walking out the door to go to dinner, my son really started crying like he had been overnight. So took him to Urgent Care. They tested a bunch of things and decided it was probably gas. Again he fell asleep right away at 8 pm and woke up at 10 pm screaming, so my husband took him to the ER. Again, after xrays and a bunch of things, they thought it was gas. They got home at 4 am and I hadn't really slept.

Monday my husband stayed home and took him to a new pediatrician. Monday night he was the same - I was up all night and took him to a pediatrician again. Again, thought it was gas. Gave us instructions on changing his diet.

He slept well Tuesday night and I felt comfortable sending him to my parents Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile my eating was pretty bad - combination of pure exhaustion, routine being thrown off, and depression of being sick and not being able to work out.

"Highlights of eating"
--After Urgent Care on Sunday, we met my husband and daughter out for dinner - I was starving, so had lemonade and appetizers
--With my husband's birthday, we had a delayed birthday celebration and lots of yummy cake and ice cream in the house (so definitely dessert more than once this week)
--Tons of work stress and exhaustion, had lunch in the cafeteria, including fries and Coke, 2 days
--Wednesday night my husband and I had a impromptu date night which included drinks, appetizers and dinnerl
--Thursday night my son came home and was back to his "normal" self of being very whiney, and before dinner (pizza) arrived, I found myself eating 5 store bakery M&M cookies

I am hoping and praying this coming week can be better, more organized (though I need to make 4 dozen cupcakes for my daughter's 7th birthday)

I am still sick, but it seems to be a little better so I am hoping I can fit in a run this weekend. I am dieing to get back to running!