Monday, July 19, 2010
I ate 1588 calories today, talk about pushing the limits!
Did a run over 2 miles with my running buddy, got in tons of light cardio alone and with the kidlets. Core ST done.
Dishes didn't get done.
No laundry done either.
Eat 1550-1590 calories
3 mile run, lower ST, swim with the kidlets.
Dishes, laundry, work on the basement with kids.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Got all of the Birthday stuff set up, not at the time I had planned, but I got it done.
Squeezed in my mile and my ST.
The Birthday Party was a blast, so many thank yous and "This is the best birthday ever" from our child.
Laundry did not happen.
Prepared breakfast for four hungry children (eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and toast) then cleaned it up too!
Watched 3 children swim and played Hyper Dash with my youngest. This game is so much fun, you set up the five "targets", and turn on the hand unit. It tells you which target you have to "bop" with the hand unit. We set them up really far apart which really got us moving, it was awesome for a 20 minute work out.
After the friends went home, I sent my children to play quietly while I had a 30 minute oasis before preparing for the FAMILY birthday party with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. I picked up the cake and ice cream, then cooked dinner for our little family before the guests arrived. I even had almost all of the dishes done before our company arrived. The party was a big success, lots of fun times in the pool, many wonderful gifts received and thanks given with hugs and kisses. Another year over.
I did my 1 mile run, 10 mins on the bike, 10 mins on the elliptical, and upper ST after all of the guests departed, ready for bed now.
Eat 1550-1590 calories, my range went down because I updated my weight info to adjust it down by over 20 pounds! Yippee, but I am not sure I can sustain this calorie range. We'll see. I didn't think I could handle 1700 each day, and it has been fine.
1 mile run, core ST, maybe a walk with the kidlets, get in lots of light cardio.
Clean up the dishes from the party, they are rinsed and stacked, ready to be washed.
1 load of darks to wash my workout clothes.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I have some setting up to do for birthday stuff for my oldest child.
1 mile treadmill run, lower body ST
Enjoy Birthday party.
Get laundry caught up before guests arrive.
I weighed in Yesterday but forgot to post it in my blog last night. I was at 156.2, which is down 4 pounds from the previous Friday. I am considering myself right back on track, because .2 doesn't make a big difference. I have 21 pounds to go to reach my goal of 135 pounds, which actually gives me some breathing room, because there are 12 weeks left until my goal date. I haven't weighed this little before since finding SP, so I am loving these new numbers. My goal for Friday, July 23 is to weigh 154 pounds.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Sara McLachlin is an incredible artist. Her music moves me to the deepest pit of emotion. I was listening to her music last night as a way to soothe myself to sleep, but sleep didn't happen because the lyrics to her music tapped a deep well within myself, and the flood gates came bursting open. I kept thinking about how sensual I was before I met and married my husband and had our family together. I don't mean "sexy", I mean sensual. I was more in touch with all of my senses, and my own body. While I was pregnant with our first child, I gained a lot of weight. I was 185 on our wedding day, September 18, and by the time I gave birth the following July, I had gained 50 pounds weighing 235 pounds. I was having trouble walking because my back just could not withstand the pressure! After that, I had an ectopic pregnancy in January, and was an emotional train wreck. In July of the year my first born turned 1, I weighed 185 pounds and joined Herbal Magic. By that November I had lost 45 pounds, and was pregnant by January, as I had hoped, because the weight loss was basically my way of dealing with the pain of losing my pregnancy in January. Being pregnant made me think I had license to eat all of the things I had been wanting the whole time I was losing weight. I gained some weight again. After giving birth in October, I was in pretty good shape, better shape than when we got pregnant with our first child. Our second child was not a breeze, very challenging, very demanding, and under the challenges of raising two children, moving twice in one year, trying to support our households on my husband's income, I slowly began to gain weight. Last night it occured to me that gaining weight was something I did as a defense mechanism, a way to cushion the stress I was under. As I have been losing weight, I have been dealing with the layers of "protection" coming away. AWOLF24 commented on one of my recent blogs that as we gain fat, we gain the toxins it involves. When we lose the weight, the fat releases the toxins we gained with it, and our bodies have to process. I think of this as an analogy in an emotional way too. As I gained weight, I gained emotional toxins with it. As the weight is coming off, the toxic emotions are being released, and now I am capable of coping with them. Last night was an incredible release, and today I have felt very transitional. I feel like I am entering a new phase of my life now. A phase where I can truly explore who I am, what I love, what my priorities are. I am still the same person I was when I was almost 60 pounds heavier, I just have less baggage! Thanks for reading this long blog! Have a Sparkly kinda day tomorrow!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I had an awesome evening tonight. I decided earlier today that I was going to make today my last chance workout, try and post big losses on the scale in the morning. It started later than I planned, but I got it in! I started out with a 54 minute trail run, 3.5 miles of roots, hills, valleys, mud, bridges etc. Talk about fun! After that, I came home, helped get my kidlets ready for bed and did my upper body ST. My youngest says "Mommy, you look like you are on Biggest Loser!" I had sweat running down my arms, one of the younguns even said they could see it on my chest! Grose, but good grose. After getting the youngest in bed, I hopped on the stationary bike for 30 minutes, the elliptical for 10, then tucked in my oldest. Then, onto the treadmill for 31 minutes while I watched So You Think You Can Dance off my PVR. After that, I hit the ice pack on the ankle, and called myself DONE! It felt good to workout so much, I haven't done that in a long time. As a result of my ultra busy day, I had food left to eat so I had a couple of no sugar added freezies and a Peanut Butter Sandwich on brown with jam(no sugar added also). Now, I have my deficit back down around 1000 instead of up around 1250, I should be able to control my appetite tomorrow! I am so anxious to see the scale in the morning! Have a great night guys!
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