Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday WI

I gained 0.8lbs. There, I said it. I know I made some bad choices yesterday and I am sure that they had all to do with this gain. On Wednesday I cheated and the scale said 169.6lbs. Oh how I wish it could have stayed there. This week I will just have to make better choices, of course that will be kind of hard considering tomorrow I leave for DISNEYLAND! :D

Today is my last day of teaching before Spring Break! I am so excited! It has been a long time coming and I need a major break. Matt and I haven't been for a year, which for us is a long time. We are going to buy our champagne flutes and our cake topper while we are there! I will try to make the best choices I can and I will be walking for 12 hours a day which has to get me some activity points! I told Matt I would not drive him crazy and try to track my points while we are there, so my journal is staying at home and I am just going to try and do the best I can. Hopefully next Friday will bring better news! I will try and post some pictures when I get back!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bike ride with Matt

Last week Matt and I did a 25 mile ride, this week we decided to amp it up and do 30! We went to Haggan Park, stopped and had some lunch, and then rode back home. The ride there was definitely easier than the ride back! There were a few times that I just wanted to stop and give up, mainly because my rear end hurt so bad, but I kept going and we made it! Our average speed was 12.6mph which is faster than our ride last week! Woo! I am so glad Matt and I found something that we can do together! Though I am not sure if I can do a 30 mile ride on Sundays after a 10 mile run on Saturday with SacFit! We shall see!

I am going to the sports med doctor tomorrow after school, so hopefully I will be back to running after tomorrow and be able to go out on Tuesday with Tracy and Vonner! I have been having major running withdrawals!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday WI and other things

I did it again this week, I cheated. I stepped on the scale yesterday morning and it made me excited to get on it again today. Luckily, for the 2nd week in a row, I had a reason to be excited! I am down 1.6lbs to a weight of 171.2lbs! That is so close to having a 6 in it I could jump for joy! I told Matt this morning after I weighed in that I should have recommitted for real a long time ago because this time around it seems to be going fairly smoothly and easily. Of course things can change, but I feel great and I know that all of my food journaling is paying off in a big way! :D

In other news, my IT band is still bothering me. I rested it for almost a week and tried to get back out there yesterday afternoon, but I could only go for 2 intervals before there was pain and I had to stop and walk the rest of the way. I still did my 28 minutes, I just didn't do it running. At least I got the time on my feet though, and I managed to make it about 2 miles, which is better than nothing!

And now some wedding related stuff...I am getting married in 3 months! :D I am pretty excited and I am starting to get a little frazzled by all of the little nit-picky stuff that needs to happen between now and then, but I am trying to be as low key as possible. I just wish everyone else would be too! Why is everyone else more stressed out and worried about my wedding than I am? Who knows? All I know is that I am happy and excited and ready to be married already. Maybe we should have eloped? LOL

Hope everyone has a Happy Friday! I know I will! Girl's night tonight at the Pyramid Brewery!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A beautiful day to walk!

So today was my usual SacFit Saturday, except today instead of going out with the red group I went with the magentas. I saw the doctor yesterday about my IT band and she said no running. I have a PT appointment in 2 weeks, so until then I am a walker. Of course, the magentas are super walkers, so I still did 7.33 miles and I had an average pace of 14:14/mile which is faster than I go with my red group! Craziness! The magentas do 5 minute walking intervals followed by 1 minute running, so technically I ran today, but not as much as I would have with the reds. My IT band is a little sore right now, but nothing like it was Tuesday after my run. Plus I got to spend time with Matt's dad, Jeff, who is a magenta coach. It was fun to hang out with him and chat. I really enjoyed myself, and to top it off the weather was perfect! :D All in all I had a great day! I was disappointed yesterday when I was told I couldn't run, but I made it through today and I had a really great time!

On another note, I plugged my weight into my WW excel chart tracker today and it says my BMI is healthy! I was so happy to see that! I can only hope that next Friday's WI is as awesome as this one was and that next Saturday is as awesome as this one was! I am glad I made it out there and got the mileage in because that's what counts! Only 48 more days until my 1st 1/2 marathon! Woo!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Finally a wedding related post!

Matt and I have a wedding website. Here is the link, check it out!

Friday WI minus the disappointment!

When I stepped on the scale this morning I had some idea what to expect because I was a cheater and weighed myself yesterday morning, which showed a loss. I was pretty excited yesterday and couldn't wait to weigh-in this morning! Well, I was excited for a reason! The scale said 172.8lbs! That is a 2lb loss since last Friday! I have been doing everything right and the scale shows that! I love when things work out! Even with my splurges of the week (Coldstone and Ernesto's) I managed to lose! :D I am so happy right now! I promise my next post will be wedding related...well, maybe not my next one, but soon, very soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

February Activity Chart

I am a little late posting my chart because we were house sitting and then my camera wouldn't work, but better late than never! My activity goal this month was to run at least 8 miles per week and I met that goal all but one week, the week we did the Cooper Test. I still did 7 miles that week though, which is not too shabby! Here is my calendar!

SacFit Saturday

Today I ran....drum roll please....wait for it....7 1/2 miles! OMG! I am so ridiculously proud of myself right now! I did it in a little under 2 hours. The average pace was a 14:51, which is a little slow, but we made it and that's what matters! I am going to go shower now and then eat something. I am hungry!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday WI and re-commitment AGAIN!

I vowed to myself last week that today was the day. I would weigh myself in the morning and begin tracking my points again. This time I have the help of a WW 3-month journal (Thanks Sabrina!) in which I can write everything down and keep track throughout the day. I have been running regularly, which is great, but I realized I was using it as an excuse to eat too much. My weigh-in this morning was better than expected (174.8lbs) which was a great start to my re-commitment. I can do this! I am ready to be a healthier me, plus if I shave off a few pounds maybe I will run faster! :D

Speaking of running...tomorrow is a 7 mile run with SacFit. 7 miles! I am a little scared, but after doing 6.2 miles in the pouring rain last week I think I can handle it! I am enjoying SacFit a lot and have met some really great people so far!

Matt and I are also re-committing to weekly meal planning and grocery shopping. If I am going to do this I need healthy food in the house and a plan for every day. I also need to find some 0-1 point snacks I can have during the day as snacks. Much to my chagrin I am sure this means more vegetables...I guess we all have to grow up sometime!

That's all for now. There will be a wedding update post coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it!