Monday, July 20, 2015

Kicking Butt, and Taking Names - And drinking out of nasty waterbottles

I decided to start going to WW on Saturday rather than during the week. That way I can go work out, and then weigh in.

In my area we have a Co-op that does fresh fruit and veggies every Saturday. You pay $15 and you get a basket of awesome stuff. It's called a bountiful basket. The pick up time for me is at 7:30 am.   My weight watchers meeting is at 8 AM. So my plan was to get up super early and go work out. Then go get my basket, and finish up at weight watchers. I was going to get so much done by 8:30 am.        Then I realized, I was going to have to be at the gym by 5 am to run 10 miles in time to pick up my basket. .... Yeah... that did not happen. I slept in until 7. When I got to weight watchers I found out they have a 10 am meeting. Hell Yeah! I skipped out of there, and went to the gym. That was enough time to run 10 miles if I hurried.

I got to the gym, and realized that I did not have my water bottle. And it was HOT in the gym. But I was in a time crunch, and I needed to get my run in before my WW meeting. So I was going to run 3 miles, then hit the water fountain. Run three... water. It would work out.... I must have been crazy. It was SO hot that I needed water after a mile. Sweat was dripping off of my eye brows and nose and I was getting dehydrated fast.  The whole time I am running/walking I am eyeing a water bottle that is sitting on a ledge. I decide that if I get to three miles, and the water bottle is still there, IT IS MINE.  I hit three miles, and went for it. I grabbed that water bottle, dumped out the last little bit of water in there, wiped off the mouth part, and filled it up. And I drank out of that bottle for the rest of the time at the gym, and then again at my weight watchers meeting. The WHOLE time I was grossed out, and so happy that I had water. I was very torn about it.  (By the way, I only did 7 miles because it was so hot and because of the time crunch)

When I weighed in at weight watchers, I found out that I had lost 5 pounds from last week. So I am down a total of 8.2 pounds! If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I have weight loss jars. And I move a gem over for every pound that I have lost. When I hit 30 pounds lost maybe I will do another give away to win a set for yourself!

I keep these bad boys on my desk at work. That way I have to look at them all day every day and they remind me to keep my eating in check. I love em.

I also felt really good about my hair this morning. It just seemed to work. Its been a long time since I have taken a selfie and not felt really bad about myself after. So.. GO ME. :)

Here is to having another good week. Running my booty off, and eating healthy. I want to hit a 4 lb loss at my WW meeting this Saturday so I can get my 5% lost and my key chain on the same day. :)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4 things about me...

One of my fellow bloggers did a 4 things about me post, and I loved it. So I thought I would steal it.

4 Jobs I've Had
1. Customer Service Manager
2. Video Store Cashier
3.  Project Manager
4. Account Consultant

4 Movies I've Watched More Than Once
1. Pride and Prejudice. (The new one)
2. Enchanted
3. Sound of Music
4. 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

4 Places I Have Been
1. Hawaii
2. Disney Land
3. Seattle
4. Chicago
4 TV Shows I Watch 
1. Young and Hungry
2. Biggest Loser
3. Once Upon A Time
4. Melissa & Joey

4 Things I'm Always Saying
1. Huh? (I think I am going deaf...)
2. That's what she said
3. Laughing (I laugh all the time!)
4. Okay

4 Things I'm Looking Forward to This Year (2015)
1. Running a Marathon in Hawaii
2. Going on Vacation in Hawaii before I run
3. Wrapping up a big project I have been working on at work
4. Christmas. (Who does not love Christmas??!??!)
Four things in my purse
1. Wallet
2. Work out Log
3. Chap Stick (or 4)
4. Running paraphernalia (Headphones, or gel packs.. something)

Four things I couldn't live without
1. My Hubby
2. My Doggy
3. Diet Coke
4. Books! I Love reading.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Finding Motivation

It's been a long time since I have blogged. It's been a long time since I have lost weight. In fact, I keep gaining weight. I could go on and on about how busy I have been, and how hard it is to find the time... But let's get serious.

  • I have no kids.
  • I live with my Mother in Law and she grocery shops and cooks for me. (Seriously.. people would kill to have their own shopper and cook.. FOR FREE!)
  • I work full time at an awesome company where I do not have a strict schedule. If I get to work before 9 am, I am good to go. 
  • I have great friends that work out. 
  • I have a supportive husband. 
  • I have a fridge at my desk at work, so I can pack a lunch.
  • I have a gym membership, and the gym is less than a mile from my house.
  • I have no excuse as to why I cannot make this happen. 

I am a grown ass woman.. what is my problem. Why is this so hard for me?? Why am I not losing weight? I am living the dream...

Do I not want this enough? Am I too lazy? What the crap...  Nope and nope. I want this bad! I want to be able to run and not be floppy. I want to have a tight little figure, and make my hubby drool when I get dressed up. (Well, more drooling than he already does.. really.. he is fantastic.) I work hard. I run half marathons. I run almost daily. I am a beast at work. I get crap done. So what is the problem?

After lots of internal debate and arguing I figured out that I am driven by external sources. I need someone asking me what I weigh week after week. I need someone holding me accountable. I need to prove myself. Essentially, I need a weight loss boss. Someone to check in on me, and just see how I am doing. With that little bit of encouragement, I thrive. I kick butt.

How am I going to do that? Find a buddy.. Tried that.. crapped out after a week or two. Ask the Hubby?  Sure.. worked fine. Until it Aunt Flow came.. then I turned into a hormonal beast, and I bit his head off. Then cried. So.. that was a no go.

I finally landed on Weight Watchers. Random 3rd party that will encourage me and check in on me. Someone that I can work for. Prove that I am awesome, and that I can work hard. And I REALLY like the platform. I love that fruits and veggies are zero points. (I refuse to feel food guilt for eating a banana. Yes.. I know it's super high in sugar... but it's A BANANA!!! I want a freakin medal for the fact that I chose that over the bag of Oreos!) I like that I can eat what ever I want as long as I have the points. I really eat all fruit for breakfast (0 point breakfast.. hell yeah!) A small low point lunch, and then I have desert with dinner. Every day. And I do not feel guilty.

Last week was my first week.. And I ate it up. I loved the class. I loved the location. I loved the staff. And I loved that it motivated me. Got me thinking about things that I would not have thought about on my own. (They talked about gratitude, and being happy with what you have first. LOVED IT)

I also decided to buy a fitness tracker so I can track all of my awesome working out. I really like that it has a large enough section for lifting, and a spot for cardio. It also has a spot to put in what I ate. I use the tiny box above the nutrition to put in how many WW points I ate that day. And for balance and flexibility, I use that for mental healthy. I read books, or meditate, or pray. And I try to do that every day.  The book is called: The Ultimate Workout Log by Suzanne Schlosberg. And I love it.

Here is a pic:

I plan on blogging a few times a week.. and just keeping everyone up to date. Ever Friday I want to post my weight and talk about my game plan for the next week.

This week I figured I would just shock everyone by actually posting...   And last but not least.. Blogs are boring unless you post some pictures. So.. here I am running a 10K. (But I got lost, and actually only ran 5 miles... Muh..) The dude is my awesome co-worker Eric.

Peace out!

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