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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 50 - What..the french toast??????????

Today I completed week 3 and feel pretty good....OK pretty tired! Let me just say, Aleeve is my friend. My joints are sore after this run today. Next week I start to throw in 5 minute jogging intervals....Not looking forward to that!

Recently, I read something that made sense. "We set our own limits and it is up to us to keep pushing those limits". This didn't make sense until today. As I was jogging my first 90 second jog (not the last 3 min jog), I just felt like, why am I doing this, I'm never going to be able to complete my 3 minute jog. Well, I pushed through. It helped a great deal seeing my hubby out there on the track. I enjoy just having him out there with me, I don't want him to be right next to me, because I know that I would be keeping him back. But, just seeing him on the track with me, makes me feel so good. Thank you Hun, I love you!

OK, now on to my weight. I stayed the same this week, yet again! For some reason I had problems this week, staying focused on the big prize (better health). Then I made a call to some important people in my life. During that conversation, I realized what I'm still fighting my own self doubt. Throughout this conversation, I heard a lot of sadness, not from me, but from the other person. All of the signs are there, that change needs to happen for them to survive, but they don't make those changes. After that call, I sat there for a few moments and realized, I can't control their situation, but I can control mine. You know, your whole life you see how everyone else handle their situations, good and bad. It's truly how you overcome what God puts in front of you, which defines who we become.

So, I still have some fight in me.......So, bring it on!!!!! I'm ready!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 45 - "Sweet Mother of Pearl"

I realized that I forgot to report my Sat. weigh-in. Well, I'm happy to say that I stayed the same. Which was partly because of what I ate the night before, pork chops. You see they are salty by themselves, but when you add ShakeNBake...well, lets just say that the salt contain may be a little higher then without. So, I'm still at 247.

Now, as for my quote in the title, I start week 3 of the Couch to 5K today. And if anyone has ever watch a SpongeBob cartoon, Mr. Krabs says that a lot when he is surprised about something. So, "Sweet Mother of Pearl!". I do not like week 3, it doesn't sound like much, but 3 minutes is a long time jogging. Especially, when you would rather sit on the sofa! I did that twice as well as 2, 90 second jogges. Is "jogges" even a word???? I don't know, I think I just inhaled too much Oxygen, my brain is over loaded with the stuff.

Anyway, I did it! Now I have to do it 2 more times this week and then next week envolves 5 minute jogges..."We aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto!" There's no place like the couch...There's no place like the couch.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day - 39 2, week 2

To quote the great Bugs Bunny, "I'm dying, I tell ya! I'm dying!". Today was day 2, week 2 of the couch to 5K. OH, MY GOD!!! It's 6 intervals of 90 seconds, jogging and 2 min. in between walking. It doesn't sound like much, but those last 90 seconds feels like 90 years. I started looking around at anything to take my mind off of it. My legs are tired. My partner injured his calf part way through his trip. OK, so tell me again, why are we doing this??????

I have one more day on week 2, which I'll probably do on Sat. morning. I'll let you know how that goes. By the way, my hubby tells me week three is even worse...BRING IT ON!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 35 - The weight is dropping

This is going to be quick. I weight myself this morning, week 2 of my weight loss program. I am now 247...I'm down 12 lbs. in 2 weeks...... It seems like the weight is just dropping off. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 32 - Exactly 1 month as of yesterday

Yesterday was the 1 month anniversary for my journey to a new healthy life. This is the longest I think that I have stuck to something that felt like it was going to kill me. Between the calf cramps, sore shin, cramps under my ribs from all of the breathing like a wounded animal, I'm really proud!

I hated jogging/walking before, because it made me move. Move things that haven't been moved for a long, long, long, long.....time. You get the picture. Now, I can't say that I love it, but I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. Writing this blog has helped me too. On the days that I don't write on here, I feel like my phone is going to ring and it will be Kristin, my Jillian Michaels. She and my hubby have kept me in the right frame of mind throughout this experience and I am very grateful to have both of them in my life. It has also helped me theroputically. Getting out my fears, self doubt and telling of my goals and accomplishments. Telling everyone where I was and where I want to be, is liberating. So many times my self-doubt tends to take over and I start to feel horrible, not worthly, but that is all changing. Letting all of these thoughts out, has started to open new doors.

Today was my biggest step, I bit the bullet and started the official Couch to 5K, from Cool Runnings. It wasn't as bad as I thought, but we'll see how I feel tomorrow.

So Happy Anniversary to me for sticking with this and seeing it through!! Go Chris, Go Chris!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 30 - I'm still here

Ok, everyone relax. I'm still here

Where to start? I know, the walk/job thing, I'm still at it. I've kept it at 3 miles, still walking and jogging. I struggled a bit the other day with my doubts. I was having trouble seeing the big picture. Asked myself, "How the hell are you going to be able to jog 3miles?". I was reminded that it's the small steps that will get me there. So, I'm still going!

Now, as far as my of this past Sat., I lost another 2 lbs. It's a total of 8 lbs. in 2 weeks. I know that it doesn't seem like a lot of weight, but my clothes are fitting better and some are actually baggy. Which is really cool!

Today, I feel like I'm starting to come down with something. Sniffles, coughing, etc....Blah, Blah, Blah.....I'm not going to let it stop me!

To be continued......