Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Weigh in

Well.. Here we go. Another week down.. another weigh in..

And I am down again.. Hurray!!!

On another note... Its halloween!! And that means.. costume contest at work.  I was the dark haired boob. :)

I have the very best friends ever!! Ps.. we dominated the costume contest winning two of the three prizes!!

Hope your Halloween is the best ever!! And be strong.. no candy!   (ppsshhs.. like that is possible)

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Monday, October 29, 2012

5 K, Half marathon and Weigh in Wednesday... For last week. :)

Wow... The last little while has been a BLUR! Lets start with last Saturday the 20th of October. I ran a 5K with my cousin Suzanne. :) It was beautiful!! And so much fun!

Speak no Evil... See no Evil..... RUN!

No fancy costumes.. We just went out there and ran. :)  I am not even sure of our time because neither of us had a watch to time it. We feel like it was some where around 30 minutes, but who knows. :)  In the packet that we got there were gloves and see through vampire teeth. So of course we had to use them in our photo. :)

The days after that burred together... and before I knew it.. It was weigh in Wednesday. And here is what I weighed in at:

Hurray!! Back into the 180's!!!   It felt really good to see the outcome of my good food choices. It was tough to say no to the food I loved, however, when you can see the pay off, its great!!!

Once again.. time moved quickly and before I knew it... It was Saturday and my half marathon. And I had not trained well enough for it. So my plan was... just finish. :) Me and Suzanne decided to deck our selves out in pink.. with lots of glitter. Why... because we could.

Putting make up on Suz.
Here my eye.. pre- bling. Just the pink.

All Decked out...

I even managed to talk my IT guy at work into running the race with me. :) He was a magician!

Our fun group!

I have the greatest friends/family!

The race was pretty darn tough! My shoe was tied wrong, and I was in the zone so I did not want to stop and re tie it. Well around mile 6 I HAD to stop. My foot was killing me. Yeah.. I am dumb! I should have stopped right at the first. Oh well...   I finished. And I ran almost all of it. As much as I could without training at all.

Here we are at the end.. yep. Sitting on the ground... looking into the sun.. super glad that we are done.

 And of course we had to get our pictures taken with these guys. The entire time they were saying how sorry they were for the stink.. It was funny.

Today, I am a little sore. Not as bad as I thought I would be. I am super tired. I wish I was still in my bed. And my foot... Kills! I really should have just stopped and re tied my shoe.  Over all.. I am SO glad I ran. It was the perfect ending to my running season this year.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My roller coaster of weight loss.. oh.. and a 10K and a weigh in

Do you guys do what I do???   Lose 10 pounds... Gain 5.   Lose 7 pounds... Gain 4.   Lose 3 pounds, gain 5.... So on and so forth.....

Ultimately, you are down in weight from where you started... but you get really discouraged. Its tough! losing weight is HARD! Its heartbreaking, its horrible, its soul searching, its a mental game... its rough!!!

That is the game I am playing. I started out at 204. Lost 10 pounds... gained 5. Lost 10.. gained 7. Lost 4... gained 5.. lost 3... gained some more. 

 Today I weigh in at:  190.4    Yuck.   I need to break through the mental blocks that keep holding me back.

 On a happier note.. I ran a 10 k last weekend with my friend Ash. Aren't we so cute!!!! It was pretty darn cold when we started, but about a mile into it.. I LOVED the cold. I get really hot when I run.

Our finishing time was 1 hour and 13 minutes.  Which is not too shabby! In fact, I was really impressed with out time. I have not trained very well since I hurt my leg and foot back in Aug.

And one last picture just for fun... Me with make up on...   I swear.. I never wear make up. I don't wear very much make up... but there is a bit of a difference. 

Without make up
With Make up

Have a good week ya'll. And make smart choices!!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Giveaway winner!!!!

Hurray!! Today is the day that I announce the winner of the Weight tracking Jars!!!

There were 14 comments on the giveaway post. I went to a random number generator and had it search for numbers somewhere between 1 and 14.

Random number generator said: 9

The 9th comment was:

Hurray!! Congrats Allison!! I really hope this helps you get extra HOTT for your trip to Cancun in January!  PS.. I am REALLY jealous!!

Send me an e-mail at browneyesallen at gmail dot com.   If I do not hear back from you by 10/17 I will draw again. :)

Congrats again!!!! 

And just for fun... Here I am this morning at work. Can you see my jars on my desk... aawww yeah!!!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting back to what's important

On Sunday I threw a little bit of a fit and I shut down my Facebook account. I realized that if I did not check my Facebook a few times a day, then I would start to get anxiety about it. And I would read others posts and take them so seriously. I was being judgmental, emotional, irrational... It was making me a mess.

How did I get like that? How did social media become such a HUGE impact in my life? I would not talk to my friends for months because I can stalk their page and find out what is going on. I MISS my friends. I miss laughing with them, and joking around. I miss acting like a complete moron in public and having people laugh so hard they have coke come out their nose.  So I deactivated my Facebook for a while.

And good things started happening. My cousin called and we had a girls night. My Friends Ashley and Lacie and I had a girls night. I have not laughed so hard in a long time. And it was so great to see them again.

I have also got to spend more time with my hubby! We have laughed, talked, flirted... it has been great. I did not realize how much time social media was taking up in my life.

This might be lame of me.. but I have had withdraws. I do miss being able to log on and stalk my friends. I miss being able to post random crap for the world to see. Such as...  "wow.. on the way to work today, I saw a pink truck. I was a little jealous!"... Or.. "Its midnight and I just can't sleep... WHY!"...   "girls night... Ashley almost had her caramel shake come out of her nose.. it was awesome!" You know.. random crap like that... that no one cares about!!!   -- I honestly do miss it though.

I think I will be back on Facebook some time after the presidential election...  A month or so is just long enough to prove that I CAN break my addiction. And long enough to get all of the political posts over with.

In the mean time.. I am going to keep posting here. A little less than I used to, and I am going to keep kicking a$$ in the gym.

PS.. I am moving my weigh in days to Wednesday. I started a fitness challenge and we weigh in once a week every Wednesday. So, do not get your panties in a wad when you do not get to see what I came it at tomorrow. :) Your going to have to wait until the 17th.

Also... If you have not entered my give away... DO IT!!!!!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Giveaway! My first one! :)

Remember these cute weight loss jars I made. I decided that I wanted to give away a set. 

Here is why I LOVE having my jars:

I LOVE getting to move a gem from one to the other. 
I LOVE being able to see what I have lost even if I cannot see it with the way I look.
I LOVE having a visual reminder of  my goal
I LOVE how they look.

To make things better- You can enter twice.

To enter you must follow my blog.

1- Leave a comment letting me know why these jars would help you out
2-  Pin this giveaway and leave a separate comma letting me know.

I will announce the winner next Friday. :)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Soo.. I lost a bet...

A few days ago a made a bet with a friend and I lost. My punishment was to plank in 10 places around the office and let her take pictures. I could not choose the places. And I could not say no.

I thought I would share my shame with you. Enjoy.

It starts out easy with the mail cart... nothing to it.
Then the garbage can. Other than breaking a boob by smashing it.. pretty easy.
The table outside. Once again.. easy peasy. 

Yuuup.. thats the fridge. I did dust it before I got up there.. however.. still gross.

Some shelves...

Some chairs.....

Reception desk....

The railing.. this one was hard to do, and I did start laughing...

Here I am laughing...

Across the stairs. This one was pretty tough because the stairs are wide.


And last but not least.. my co worker Zach.

 I hope that you all enjoyed my shame. And the randomeness. And the awesomeness of my work place which allows me to randomly plank without being fired.

Happy Thursday.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Being your own Inspiration

The last few weeks have been rough on me. Seems like every night around 7:30 pm my stomach gets upset at me. I believe its something that I am eating, because it usually happens about 20 minutes after I eat dinner. (Good news is.. I'm not preggo. Phew! I love babies.. just not my time yet) My stomach makes working out really tough. So last week, I only worked out a few times. It was great and horrible all at the same time.

Great because I got so much house work done. My house has never been so clean and my laundry so caught up. However, I felt like crap.

Another reason the past few weeks have been rough is due to my work out buddies being busy. It's really hard to go to the gym by myself. Its hard to be motivated to go and lift weights without your buddy. I don't know about you.. but walking around the weight section all by yourself as a girl is really scary for me. The guys tend to watch you work out, and I HATE having an audience. I want to go and work out and not worry about men oogleing my goodies as I get hot and sweaty. :)

Any who.. I had to come to terms with myself. I had to sit myself down and have a chat. Why am I working out? Why am I eating healthy? Why do I want this so much? Its all for myself. So why can I not get my butt up and get myself to the gym in the mornings? Or Evenings? Why am I not motivation enough to work out.

I found out that I am. I AM worth getting up and working out. I AM worth going to the gym by myself. I AM worth moving all of the furniture in the living room and doing the 30 day shred every night. I AM! It was a huge moment for me. I break through of sorts.

Because of my pep talk, I decided that this week I was not going to miss a single work out. So far.. I have not. I have done the 30 day shred twice and I have "ran" twice. Ran is not really what happened.. I would jog as far as I could before I doubled over in pain, and then I would walk it off. Yuck... but I did it. I made it happen.

I urge... Demand... suggest.. plead.. that you all will have the same chat with yourself. Find your inner motivation. BE YOUR MOTIVATION!! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

On a less serious note...   I found an app for my phone that makes you look fat...   Check out extra fat Paige...  If that's not motivation, then I do not know what is. - The app is called fat booth. Check it out.. its loads of fun.

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