Saturday, June 27, 2009

Getting ready for our trip

We're heading to St. Louis to see my sister again. She and I are going to run a 5k together again. She did a half-marathon a few weeks ago, so she's progressed a whole lot from where we were last fall. It'll be fun to see her race. I will be happy to complete the race and I hope my time is better than I did last fall. I'm not stressed about it at all. I'm just glad my hip is doing fine and that I'm able to run these days.

I have high hopes that this will be a great and healthy vacation since we're both trying to focus on the health and wellness challenge. We should be able to support each other in our goals.

Well, I need to get packing. Hopefully I'll touch base while I'm there.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Social eating

I've become aware that I'm very much a social eater. After having surgery, it was somehow very important to me that I not appear to be eating way different than everyone else. I want people to see what I eat and realize that for the most part I eat fairly normally. I eat less than I once did, but not like a bird or a toddler.

One of the results of this tendency is to usually enjoy some dessert while at public events. It's just part of the atmosphere and part of the whole social thing, so I usually have some of whatever is being served for dessert.

Well today I challenged that. I went to my husband's work for a lunch-time barbecue and successfully didn't have any dessert or chips. I had a bratwurst without the bun and some salad. I hadn't completely made up my mind about whether or not to have any treats and I just found that I was able to not have any and be okay with that.

A year ago this wouldn't have been any big deal because I was going without junk much more consistently, but it has crept back into my life somewhat and so it is a battle I continue to wage.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Looks like I've still got it!

I just ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill at the gym. It's been a long time since I've done that much. It really feels good to accomplish that. Woo hoo.

Aaaah. Much better.

Today was a whole lot better. I didn't have any sweets, etc. I feel a lot better. I didn't drink as much water as I want to be drinking. I'll work on that tomorrow. Here's hoping for a great week.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Yeah, Ugh. I did not eat well today. At all. Did get my fruits and veggies in and my water, along with the rest of the crap I ate. Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

5K again

I think I'm going to run another 5K on the 4th of July. We're going to visit my sister and her family for a couple of weeks and we'll be in St. Louis during that time. I guess I should figure out how to get registered and get that done soon. I also need to get my distance back up to make sure I can to it with no problem. I ran today for about 2.25 miles. So I have some work to do.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New picture

Here's our family yesterday in our new living room.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I went for a nice walk today over to the Weather Service. It's only across a field from our house, but going there and back took me my whole 45 minutes. It was a beautiful day today--sunny, but not hot. Maybe I'll go running tomorrow. We'll have to see.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finished off a great week.

I know on the calendar that Sunday is the first day of the week, but somehow it feels like the end of the week for me. This was a good week. I had a lot of good days. I'm feeling good about where I am food-wise and fitness-wise. I'm hoping to see more of the 180's this week.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Actual new post

So here's today's actual post:

For exercise today we walked to and from the library. I think it's about a mile one-way. Then we went to the swimming pool for two hours. So between all of that I think I got my required 45 minutes for the day. I'm exhausted tonight. Sleep is going to feel good.

Several posts in one

I kept journaling even when our internet connection was down, so here are some of the days:

June 2, 2009

I’m so excited! I saw 189 on the scale today after my workout. Eeek! I haven’t been this weight in at least 12 years. It really gives me hope that this process isn’t over.

June 3, 2009

Oh, wow. 187 this morning. This is awesome. I’m wondering if the increase in water intake is the reason for my sudden drop in weight. I’ve also had a lot of physical exertion with the move and everything. I’ve also stuck pretty good to my wellness challenge, so I know that’s helping. Losing weight is so motivating to want to continue making good choices so it will continue. Yay!

I ran at the GAC yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks. It felt great. I think I need to keep doing that often.

June 4, 2009

Been doing great. Enjoying the new house. I had my free day today. Didn’t go totally crazy, but had more junk than I would like. I feel like crap after eating crap. Duh.

Had a hard workout tonight. For some reason I didn’t feel like I had much strength. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.