Sunday, September 29, 2013

No run this morning.....

I had everything laid out last night - it was going to be the first time I had tried to run over 6.22 miles and the first time I was going to try my belt and attempt to eat a Gu. I was excited to run, I really was. Though I was nervous because I hadn't remembered that I hadn't run over 4 miles in over a month.

I went to bed at 10:30, my alarm going off at 6:00. I woke up at 6:00 and went to the bathroom and looked out my window and couldn't see anything. The fog was awful. I looked up the weather on my phone and say fog warnings everywhere saying it would burn off between 8 and 9. I was scared to drive on the windy roads to get to my run, and the thought of running on the dark rail trail in all the fog kind of creeped me out, and I wondered how humid it potentially was with all this fog.

I got back into bed and started making Pro and Con lists in my head about whether I should actually run today, especially a long, long run.

--I have tons of work work to do and I don't want to be up until 11:00 doing it - I wanted to be able to get it done during the day so I could enjoy watching TV tonight.

--The scale continued to say good things (I think last night was the first Saturday night we didn't go out to dinner all summer) this morning (and even better when I truly woke up at 8:30) and by not running I would be able to eat my normal weekday foods and thus keep up the momentum all week

--My husband is not feeling well, so it would be best for me  not to be exhausted all day so I can be on Kid duty all day.

--Work is going to continue to stink all week, regardless of how much work I get done today, so I really want to be refreshed for the week

--There is still lingering housework to be done from the last MONTH because I've been tired every weekend (Diva Dash, hauling dirt, 5K last weekend)

So I decided not to run. I fell back asleep and slept gloriously until 8:30.  The fog is still heavy.

I would like to fit in some exercise today - not sure what it will be beyond housework. But I will okay with this decision.

I am not sure about my 6.66 race in 4 weeks.....Right now I am more excited about stepping it up with Weight Watchers, and that means tracking (ugh!) and working out 4-6 times a week - but I am not sure if training is actually what I want to be doing right now. I still will want to do long runs on Sundays, but more for my own desire, not because I HAVE to do a race. Also, when I signed up for the race I knew I would have to miss soccer and my family wouldn't be able to join me because it would be the last soccer game of the season. I am not sure now that I want to miss it :( I haven't made a final decision yet, but that is where my head currently is at.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #44

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 204.4
Current Weight: 204.4
Change Since Last Week: -0.0
Total Change: -27.8
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I didn't realize I hadn't written anything since last Saturday. I hate not being able to post at work.

Last Sunday was my first official 5K since 1/1/2012 and I did it in 3:30 faster to 34:38. I definitely expected to faster since when I did 3 5Ks back at the end of 2011 those were the first time I had run 3+ miles. And since I have been running further, but not faster, I wasn't sure what I could do.

It has definitely helped since I started using my Garmin and not the voice prompts with MapMyRun - as long as I was running 12:30 miles I didn't alter.

I also worked out 3 times this week! Bootcamp Tuesday and Thursday (I almost didn't get up Thursday, but I figured if I blew it off it would be too easy to blow others off). And I got up on Wednesday and did my Spinning video (circa 1995 on VHS!) I didn't work out yesterday but I really should have!

Tomorrow I am going to TRY to run 6-7 miles, but it has been over a month since I've done 6 miles, so we will see. I am not really feeling the desire to run the 6.66 race, but we'll see.

I also signed up for Foam Fest NEXT June! An obstacle race with mud and foam - sounds like so much fun!

I am also going to try tracking this week - I really need to get my butt in gear with losing weight - I know I said that last week, but it didn't happen. I had a few too many "post race" goodies and then a bag of Oreos was in the house (bought by me) and I had made a no-bake Pumpkin Pie last weekend that no one else wanted to try - I ate a third of it (over several days) before throwing the rest away.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #43

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 206.4
Current Weight: 204.4
Change Since Last Week: -2.0
Total Change: -27.8
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I did go to WW this morning :)

Despite having a race tomorrow, I want to have a good week. It doesn't give me the liberty to eat like crap all day today or all day tomorrow. 199.8 is looming out there - need to get my butt in gear and nail it!

Friday, September 20, 2013

I WILL go to Weight Watchers in the morning!

I need to start going every week again - Really since the beginning of August my attendance has been pretty spotty.

This week was definitely better than the last!
Tuesday and Thursday I got up at 5 am for Bootcamp
Wednesday I didn't have to drive the kids to school and my husband was home so I snuck in a run before work - since I have a race on Sunday I figured I needed to do something before it. It was 40 degrees when I left - I did 3.14 miles.

I am definitely sore this morning from Bootcamp. And my house is in desperate need to be cleaned, but I don't want to overexert myself before the race, so it will have to wait until after. Unfortunately it looks like it is going to be raining during the race :( I am eager to put another bib on - after the Diva Dash I got the bug again.

Foam Fest opens its registration in a couple of days- it is earlier next year - the 3rd weekend in June - not ideal, but I want to do it!  A 10K I wanted to do would be the next day, but I am much more excited about obstacles than a road race.

Not sure what the scale will bring tomorrow. I haven't been weighing myself everyday and today it was up a little - not sure if the pizza I had for dinner had anything to do with it. But I am still holding at 26.2 lbs lost. 10 more weeks until my 1 year WW anniversary. So you know I never make my goals, so I won't set an official one. Of course I don't even be close to the 52 lbs that I can WISH I would have lost in a year.....Right now my only goal is to get below 200 and that needs to be my focus.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another week gone....

This was a really long, really crappy week. I wish I could say it is all going to get better, but I don't see it being so for a while.

My eating was fairly crappy this week. After eating a lot during football I continued to eat the leftovers during the week while I was making dinner.

Dinners were pretty unorganized - my husband was getting home late so we didn't all eat together. I hate disorganized dinners. Thursday was the first gymnastics class and we were supposed to get pizza, but I couldn't get through to the place, so we ended up going out for dinner instead and I was starving when we got there.

Bootcamp started this week - Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 am. Everyone else in the class is so thin :( But not in great shape. I like the class. I think they change up the course each week so we'll see what next week brings.

Yesterday we had dirt delivered for our garden beds - 10 yards. I planned on going running this morning, instead of going to WW, so I could move dirt the rest of the weekend. I didn't end up running this morning, and I am glad I didn't, as I am beat from moving dirt! We aren't even 1/2 done but I am not sure I will be able to do as much tomorrow. I expect to be very sore.

Despite not going to WW this morning, the scale said 206.4 this morning. TOM arrived yesterday. I really need to get the scale moving in the right direction!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Race is over....time to get back on track

Well, tomorrow I will. Today is opening day of football and for the first time in years I am deciding to enjoy some noshes while the game is on, but I won't be continuing this tradition. We used to have season tickets to the Patriots, but during away games I always would eat a ton, no matter what time the game was on, and still would eat my normal 3 meals. So it definitely was part of all the weight-gain early in my relationship with my husband.

Labor Day Weekend
I went to my WW meeting - I was down a smidge. Then we went to Vermont for the night. We brought a picnic lunch for Saturday. We had pasta dinner before going to the fair. I had an ice cream later in the evening.
Sunday breakfast was continental at the hotel - I wish I had brought more good foods. Lunch was crappy fair food. And I ate a ton of crap on the way home.
Monday I wanted to try out my Garmin watch so ran a 5K in our neighborhood - it was so humid!

Eating during the week wasn't that great - I had made 2 of my favorite dinners and ate way too much of them.

This Weekend
Friday night was the first night of soccer practice. We had plans to go out to dinner, so I could have pasta before the race. I was way too hungry since it was after 7:00 when we got there, so I had rolls which I don't usually have at this restaurant.

Saturday was the Diva Dash (obstacle 5K). I went to Weight Watchers but didn't weigh in. I had breakfast during the meeting and then a small snack 90 minutes before the race. The race wasn't too bad but it was hot. Not humid, but the sun was just beating down on us and since I was out in the sun for 90 minutes before the race, I was already feeling the affects of the sun before the race started.

I ate like crap after the race - I usually do. I have a hard to recovering from races.

Today I made pasta salad, veggies and dip, and mini sandwiches for football. Only time until the playoffs I will make food to eat while sitting on my butt doing nothing.

But tomorrow is the day to get back on track. No more excuses. Summer is (un)officially over. Bootcamp starts Tuesday morning. Time to start cross-training, to running more than once a week even if that means the dreaded treadmill.