Monday, June 28, 2010

It's a Start....

I got up yesterday morning and hit the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I wanted to beat the heat, but mostly I wanted to get my ass back to exercising. I walked about 4 miles and did a little geocaching along the way too. I had the most fun I've had in a while. Getting back into the exercise/healthy eating state of mind is hard. My goal is to exercise at LEAST 3 times between now and Friday. I really need to up my water consumption too.

I'm thinking about asking my friends on Facebook if anyone is interested in walking/riding with me 2-3 times a week (and be committed!) I need someone to keep me company and accountable! I dunno, I'm still pondering. I feel so behind. I feel like I should have already lost 10 or 15 pounds. I'm comparing this Summer to last Summer's results though, and I shouldn't. It is what is is, I suppose. I shouldn't look back, just forward!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jeeez Louise

It's been a while, I know. I've had a few set backs.

I had a foot injury at the beginning of May (tendonitis). Then I found out that I had a fibroid tumor and just had surgery to remove that last week. Needless to say, exercise just hasn't been happening for me. I'm recovered from the tendonitis and I go back for my follow up appointment for the fibroid next week. I hope that my doctor clears me to exercise again. I sure miss it.

I've gained about 6 pounds since my last post. Fuuuuuuuuuudge. Oh well. It is what it is. I'm not giving up!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Well.....I Tried It.

I tried jogging. I bought a cheapie sports bra and it helped tremendously! I didn't hurt myself, but more importantly, I didn't hurt any innocent bystanders! I walked mostly, but I did jog. I even jogged through an entire song and that, my friend is good for me! It took me 41 minutes to go a mile and a half. That sucks, I know. But dammit, I tried! Which is better than sitting on my ass not doing anything!

I'm still at 193. I'm doing better with my water, but I'm not doing so great with my diet. Oh well, again, I'm trying which is better than doing nothing!

Peace out!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Low Motivation......

I don't know where my motivation went, but if you find it, let me know. I haven't exercised since last Wednesday. I FULLY intended to ride my bike this weekend, but that didn't happen. I found an excuse not to go last night too. Last Friday did show that I had lost another pound....down to 193. I weighed this morning and it said 195 though. Whatever. I don't really believe I gained 2 pounds over the weekend.

I'm really enjoying riding my bike (when I'm not making excuses not to), but I REALLY want to try running. I don't know why. I don't think I could run from here to the mailbox without being winded, plus I know that I'd have to invest in a really good sports bra to keep the girls (.)(.) in check before I could feel comfortable doing it anyway. It seems that everybody in the world is doing the Couch to 5k program, so I guess I guess perhaps that's where I should start. I've had the app. downloaded on my phone for about a year now anyway. I think it's just something that I want to say that I'm able to do and to check off my list. I want to be an athlete again. I'm tired of being the squabby fat chick on the sidelines.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good News....Bad News...and Subway

The good news is that technology rocks. I downloaded a GPS app. on my Iphone that told me exactly how far I rode last night. The bad news is that it wasn't the 7 miles like I'd planned. Instead, it was just 5.68 miles. I started at the train at Duncan Chapel Road and rode toward TR. I didn't ride all the way to the American Cafe like we did the other night, so I cut myself short .68/mile. Even added to the 5.68 that doesn't equal 7 miles, which means we miscalculated the other night anyway. I didn't ride the extra .68/mile because that portion takes me right smack dab through the middle of TR and I didn't really feel like riding through that part so everybody and their Mama could gawk. far this week (since Sunday), I have ridden a total of 16.47 miles. Gawd.....did that sound like rambling or what?

In other news, I decided to try one of Subway's new breakfast sandwiches this morning. I checked out the calories and fat first and found that the Egg White Melt on the Light Wheat English Muffin had the same calories and fat as the breakfast bars I'd been eating. So....I gave it whirl. I got it plain with no veggies. I think some green pepper would have been yummy though. It was very filling!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


3 Goals for the week:

  • Drink water and drink a hella lot! My water intake has been lacking. As dumb as this sounds I think the water bottles I've been bringing to work have a lot to do with it. I brought a different bottle today in hopes that it makes a difference.
  • Ride my bike 28 miles. We rode 7 miles on our bikes last night. It was HARD, but I did it. My goal is to do that 3 more times this week.
  • Don't eat unnecessary snacks. Last night before bed, I ate a handful of Muddie Buddie Chex Mix. It's not really a fattening snack, but it was unnecessary. I wasn't even hungry.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One Down.......

29 to go. I'm down a pound! 194! I really hate losing weight that I've already lost one time. I guess a lot of long time fatties know where I'm coming from when I say that. least I don't have much to re-lose this time. I stayed super busy this weekend. I wanted to ride my bike on Saturday, but by the time we finally got finished with all we had to do, it was 7:30'ish and was too late to start a bike ride. This is what we grilled on Saturday night:

Marc grills the BEST chicken. We marinate it in Italian dressing and also season it with McCormick's Italian seasoning in the grinder. It has to be the JUICIEST chicken I have ever tasted. The veggies weren't too shabby either, although I think they could have cooked longer; almost charred would have been much better.

I tried a couple of recipes from GreenLiteBites. I tried a hummus recipe, but wasn't real thrilled with it. I've never been able to make a low fat version of hummus that tasted decent though. I'm beginning to think it's not possible. I ended up throwing it out. Not defeated yet, I tried a bean dip recipe. It was actually good! Marc didn't even spit it out, like he does most low fat/fat free stuff. Here it is: What can I say, it ain't pretty. It's bean dip.

I left out the chili powder and cumin. Marc isn't a fan of either and I can take or leave either of them myself. The dip was just fine without them. The dried cilantro added nice flavor by itself. I suppose adding some fresh cilantro would be a nice addition too.

We did get in a bike ride yesterday at Furman. It was crowded there, so it was hard sometimes maneuvering around all the people walking and the Furman students milling around. I think I'll hit the Swamp Rabbit Trail tonight. It's a tougher ride, but so be it. I think that's what I need anyway.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Confession and Clothes Sizes

Last night we met Todd and Janice at our usual Mexican restaurant. I ordered a mushroom quesadilla and an order of rice. I did eat an ass load of chips though. Maybe not an ass load. I have definitely eaten more before. Todd ordered some cheese dip. I could have easily taken down the whole bowl myself, but I didn't. I only dipped a few times. I still weighed 195 this morning, so it's all good. I didn't manage to fit in any exercise yesterday, but I'll make up for it this weekend. It's supposed to be beau-ti-ful! Ok..that's my confession, on to clothes size.

Since I've lost weight, I've gone down about 2 sizes. I used to wear a size 20 and now I can wear some size 16's. I get annoyed at what size I wear. I know that if I wasn't shaped the way that I am, I wouldn't wear such big sizes. Even when I weighed 125, I wore a size 10. I'm cursed with a big ass and hips, so even when I'm small I wear a bigger size than other people. For example, my sister-in-law weighs about 125 and is about 5'6 (about and inch taller than me). She wears a size 4! She has NO hips or ass. I know I shouldn't worry about sizes and numbers so much. It's not all about that. Pfffffffffffffft! Who am I kidding though, no woman would wants to wear a bigger size! I guess I should be thankful that I have curves though, right? I should just accept that I will never be a size 4. THAT ship has sailed! I'll be happy with a size 10 or 12!

In other news, I'm hoping to try a healthy recipe or two this weekend, courtesy of GreenLiteBites.

TGIF, Y'all!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back On The Weight Loss Train

It's been a while, but I'm back on the weight loss train again. Spring is here and I can finally get out and exercise again. I tried exercising on my treadmill, but I hate that machine with a passion. Even with watching TV or listening to my Ipod, it's torture. So, now that Spring is back, I can get outside again and actually do something fun! I have been walking off and on (as weather permits) for a few weeks now. I rode my bike at Furman last night. 3 times around the lake = 3.75 miles. I should have gone an extra lap and made it an even 5 miles. Last Fall, I leveled out at about 186. Since that time, I've gained about 6-8 pounds, depending on what kind of mood my scale is in. This morning I weighed in at 195. My goal is to lose another 30 pounds this Summer, which will put me in the 160's. With Marc not doing his weight loss competition at work (like he did last year), I think that it's going to be harder for me, but we'll see. It was certainly easier to lose weight when I had someone to do it with. If he's going to be eating chili-cheeseburgers all the time, I'm going to be tempted, fo sho!

I recently created a weight loss buddy group on Facebook that consists of some of my old high school friends. We're hoping that we can motivate and encourage each other, because we ALL know that weight loss is HARD! I'm excited about it! I go again. Round 2.....ding ding! 30're going DOWN!