Saturday, November 02, 2013
Gosh, I've sure not posted in a while. Had a couple weeks of great healthy living, then I got a cold and an ear infection and totally wasn't feeling it any more.
I'm on the mend now, and after two days of hogging down Halloween candy like a goofball, I'm ready to:
1. Pack it away in an inconspicuous place
2. Remind myself that it belongs to my children, and it doesn't matter if they won't notice a piece missing here and there
3. Dust off the treadmill
4. Get back to swinging the kettlebell
5. Spend more time here, sparking, than on Facebook!
No Halloween candy
8 glasses of water
Record what I eat
10K steps on the Fitbit
Monday, September 30, 2013
Today, my 'More Fit by Spring' goals are:
- drink 8 glasses of water
-stay within calorie range
-12,000 steps on my Fitbit
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I've not sat and watched TV in weeks. I watch others in my family sit and watch TV while I'm cleaning the kitchen, doing laundry, putting away the groceries, and on and on and on.
Staying away from the computer, however, now THAT would be a challenge for me. Hmmm...in fact, I really don't think I could do it. Limit - yes. Keep away from it entirely, probably not. Guess I should try it tomorrow.
Don't want to.
But I will.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Yesterday, I finally saw it. The number that means I've lost 20 pounds so far. And it's only taken me 2 years of fits and starts! That's okay - I'm motivated to use the momentum and what I've learned thus far to take off the next 20 a whole lot quicker.
I was, however, very bummed when I attempted to celebrate by buying a new dress online. I went to the website ModCloth, and, as they recommend on many areas of their site, I chatted with a stylist. I gave her my current measurements, and explained that I seem to be between sizes. Some size 10 bottoms fit well, some are snug. Some size 12 bottoms fit really loose, some fit well. On top, some Larges seem too large, some fit. Some Mediums fit, and some seem too snug.
She said that based on my measurements, I should order dresses that are size 1x. I asked her if the clothes there run small...she responded that they don't; they generally run big.
Armed with this depressing news, I found some cute dresses that were on sale, and ordered 3; sized based on reading the reviews/experiences of other customers who seemed like they had similar measurements to mine. One Large, one XL, and one that was 1x. Glad they have free shipping for returns.
Clothes are annoying. Why can't we all just get over ourselves and walk around naked?
I plan on giving my 2 cents on the website, and e-mailing back "Ashley" with photos.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
I have a 'long' route that I run when I'm feeling up to it. I love that route. It's a challenge, and the last time I ran it, I almost ran the whole route without walking. I also have a 'quickie challenging' route, outside of my 'have very little time, but gotta do something' route, which is just around the neighborhood. I usually drive to my 'long' route. But, it connects to my 'quickie challenging' route. Last night, I decided that, since most of what I've done is walk this week, I would be all wild and crazy, get up this morning, and see if I could make it connecting the 'quickie challenging' with the 'long' route.
I comfortably ran my 'quickie challenging' and started into the long route. I kept going and going and going and going...and thought, "Sheesh - when am I going to get tired?" It happened at the farthest point. I looked at my watch and it read 48:00. Checked my Fitbit for distance, and it read 4.5 miles. My next thought was, "Oh crap. What have I done? I have to go all the way back...and there's that huge hill which is usually at the beginning of my 'quickie challenging' route, which will now be at the tail end of my "what the Hell was I thinking" route.
I made it, though. For some reason, the Fitbit registered the total distance as 7.02 miles, watch time was 1 hour, 23 minutes.
The last time I was able to run 4 miles without stopping was about 3 years before I had kids...ELEVEN YEARS AGO!!!
Can I get an ever-so-sparkly WOOOO HOOO?????
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