Monday, March 26, 2012

Another Good Week

2 pounds down this week! It feels so good to be on the right track. I bought a Garmin Forerunner to better monitor my exercise. I have used it the past couple of days. If you go to the Activity Page of this blog you can see what it monitors by clicking on the link. It uses GPS to track your path, keeps track of your time, calories burned and lots of other stuff. I think I am really going to like using it. I decided to get it so that I can just run around the neighborhood and the subdivision around us instead of going to the park every day. I am sure that I will still go to the park sometimes, but at least now I do have the option to run here and be able to monitor the distance and time correctly.

So I have been running just about every day and tracking my food and it's good to see results. The goal is to lose 2 pounds per week and I haven't been able to do that every week. Meeting that goal this week has given me a little boost. Hopefully I will be able to say that about this coming week too.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Survived

Even though it was 86 degrees out when I needed to do my exercising, I was determined to still do it. I made sure to drink lots of water throughout the day and to eat lunch. I am tracking my exercising now on the "Activity" page to hold myself accountable. I did my 2 miles in 31 minutes today. It's slow, but I am making progress. I walked the first half mile, ran 1.25 miles and then walked the last quarter mile. I surprised myself because yesterday I only ran .5 and walked the rest. I told myself that I was going to run as much as I could and it was good to make it that far, especially with how hot it was. I was definitely exhausted when I was done, but now I'm feeling pretty good. Also, my running shoes felt great today,  much better than my other tennis shoes.
New Balance Running Shoes

It's nice to be back on track...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another One Gone

One more pound down. One pound still feels really good. Now that it has warmed up I have started going back to the park. It is so much better than the treadmill. I went to the park yesterday and today. The local park has a mile track and it makes the walk/run go by quicker and it just feels better to be outside. I'm not really sure how to describe it. Also, for some reason we skipped Spring and went straight to Summer so it has really warmed up. It was 80 here today. I figure I need to get used to it if I want to run outside. If I can learn to cope with 80 then hopefully 90 will be manageable.
I bought some new running shoes today. Looking forward to trying them out tomorrow. The performance t-shirts and pants I got are really nice. I would say they were definitely worth buying.
I wasn't very good last week. I haven't been putting my food into Sparkpeople everyday. Last week was a bad week in general and I felt really defeated. It had nothing to do with this journey, but I let it affect this part of my life too. I think I have come through to the other side of that now and am back on track.
Well, I am exhausted. Off to bed...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I am a few days late posting, but I did post my weight on Monday. I lost 1.8 pounds this week! It feels good. I think it's strange that the more I exercise the less weight I lose. I was at a standstill for a couple weeks and I was exercising almost every day. I haven't exercised much at all the past couple of weeks and I have lost weight both weeks. It seems like a really good excuse to not exercise, but I know I need to keep at it. 

I did run on the treadmill Monday, but I haven't exercised yesterday or today. I will tomorrow though. Another date with the treadmill.

This week has been kind of a down week. It's been very frustrating and my eyes have been opened. I have a lot of thinking to do and some decisions to make, but I think this will be good in the long run. I think there are changes ahead (at least I hope there are changes ahead) and I am looking forward to it. 

2012 has been good so far. I've grown and have really started to change. It has been very encouraging and gives me great hope for the future.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

So long 25

I am sitting here enjoying my last few hours of being 25. It's hard to believe another year has passed, but it feels good to know that I am entering 26 healthier than I entered 25. I have pretty much been a slacker this week. We have been celebrating my birthmonth and I have not exercised at all. I have stayed within my calories every day, but I need to get moving again. We have played the Kinect a few nights this week and that involves some activity, but nothing like running. I have got to get back on track starting Monday. It looks like it is going to be raining this week so I guess I'll be having a few dates with the treadmill.

Lucas and I went to Bravo last night for my birthmonth and it was amazing. We had never been before and I was pleasantly surprised. Their lasagna was the best I've ever had. We then came home and played Carnival Games Monkey See Monkey Do on the Kinect and it was a lot of fun. Some of the games were pretty difficult, but fun nevertheless. Tomorrow we will be celebrating with our family so it should be a good day. Church, lunch with my family, dinner with Lucas' family, and I am sure there will be lots of laughs. (We're going to Famous Dave's for lunch and last time we were there we were all laughing uncontrollably.)

Well, next time I post I will be 26. 25's been good, but I am looking forward to what 26 will bring...

Monday, March 5, 2012


I am officially in Onederland. I am more than happy to report a 3 pound loss this week. Hooray! It has been trying not losing any weight for a couple of weeks, but now that I am under 200 I am feeling very encouraged. This was my first weight loss goal, to be under 200 pounds. It took 2 months, but I have reached goal #1. 20 pounds down, 72 to go. It feels so good to know that I have lost 20 pounds this year, to have been able to keep my determination despite the setbacks. I know that there will be more weeks that I do not lose any weight, but this week's loss motivates me to keep going.

Lucas bought a Kinect for me for my birthday. We only have the games right now that came with it, but they have been very enjoyable. We played for at least two hours tonight. This is one more way for us to be active and to get some exercise while having fun. The technology is amazing with the Kinect, very impressive. I had never played with one before, but I am pretty sure that it will be used frequently.

Well, it's time for bed. Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

One Crazy Day

Yesterday was an interesting day for me. I was stressed out at work because of the employee luncheon that I was in charge of for the first time ever. Thankfully, it went off without a hitch, but at the same time, my husband was flying home form Texas.

As I was tracking his plane on-line, I was also tracking the storms that were headed our way. It appeared as if the plane and the storms were going to make it to Louisville at about the same time. Everyone was talking all day about how bad these storms were going to be and it made for a very stressful time. Lucas' plane landed early before the storms hit and we were able to make it to church to safety. (We don't have a basement at home so we went to the church basement just to be safe.) As we were driving to church we were watching the skies for any sign of a tornado. It was a scary ride.

We were sitting in the basement watching the weather and it was terrifying. I have never seen such destruction so close to home. Henryville is about 12 miles away from us, Pekin is 16 miles away and Borden is 12 miles away. To see the devastation and to know that it can happen anywhere is truly a scary thought. It's only March, it's not even Spring yet. How many more times will this happen this Spring? I have such a heavy heart for these communities, for everyone involved. I know as a community, Sellerburg will pull together and do what we can, but it will never be enough. Lives have been lost and lives have been turned upside down.

So as I said, yesterday was crazy. So happy to have Lucas home after being gone since Monday, but so sad over the destruction in Southern Indiana.