Friday, May 2, 2008

The Wife Weighs In...Week 26

Howdy, GHMIW fans!

Another quick update from me. My big fundraiser is next weekend, and things are hectic. Too hectic. But, this is what happens every April through June. By the time July rolls around things will calm down a little.

Only hit the gym twice this week, once for yoga. I don't hope for much better numbers next week due to a number of late nights at work. I'll do what I can, but if I can't make it, that's okay.

No loss or gain this week, which is good. Stressful times are a trigger for me, so this is a success!Considering everything that is going on, if I can maintain my loss again next week I will be pleased. In my mind, this is just part of the real-life roller coaster. A girl needs to be realistic about her goals in challenging times.

Have a great weekend!
a.k.a., Elle Tee Jay

My update:
4/25/08: 183.4 pounds
5/02/08: 183.4 pounds
Total loss: 44.0 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds

The Weigh-In Week 46

215.4. That is what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of .8 pounds.

Missed it by that much!

This was week two of my goal to lose at least one pound for three weeks. I am a little disappointed that I didn't make the extra .2 pounds to keep the goal, but in the spirit of the goal this was still a decent loss for the week. Especially considering I started out the week with a massive gain from bad eating over the weekend.

The intention of setting a goal of losing 1 pound a week for three weeks was to stop the cycle of loss and gain that I have been in lately. I feel like I am still on track to stick with that goal. If I can post a loss three weeks in a row, I'll be feeling pretty good.

I'd also really like to get to a new low by my birthday at the end of this month. Which means I have to continue to lose or maintain for the next four weeks.

This should be a good weekend for maintaining the healthy lifestyle. I have my 2nd 5K race tomorrow and then I am hoping to get some yard work done. Sunday, if everything works out, I might even get in some softball practice. So it should be a good active weekend.

Wish me luck for the race tomorrow, I feel like I am going to need it. I am not to confidant about living up to my time from the first 5k. I plan to let my Dad set the pace tomorrow and then I'll do my best to keep up.

Our winner this week is my sister with a guess of 1.2. It was Sarah's birthday yesterday so it seems only appropriate that she walks away with the honors this week. Although no prize. Happy Birthday Sis. Hope you had a good one.

Have a great weekend everybody.

05/02: 215.4 lbs
7.4 lbs. to go

Anybody have any idea when Spring is going to arrive? Stop with the snow already!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 46

Did I mention how much I love cross training?

Despite some questionable travel eating over the weekend, I am on track to follow through on week two of my goal to lose 1 pound a week for three weeks. It was looking a little iffy at the beginning of the wee.k

I am sure that biking 14 miles and swimming 1.2 miles yesterday was a big help in making up for the excess weekend calories.

Swimming went much better last night. I made my quarter mile swim without to much trouble. I guess I just needed last week to get back into the "swim" of things.

I think I finished my quarter mile swim in less than 9 minutes. I say "I think" because I may have lost count of my laps and missed a quarter mile by one lap. There was also some confusion over wether the pool was messured in meters or yards. I am pretty sure now that it is yards.

Anyway, that is a really long way of saying I am really happy with last nights swim.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

05/01: 216.2 lbs
8.2 lbs. to go

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A New Hope (Updated)

So last week I made a conscious decision to bring some more hope into my life. I've been a little frustrated and down in the dumps these last few weeks... and it has directly effected my healthy lifestyle journey.

So I said enough is enough and am working very hard to get back to my usual sunny outlook on life.

Life unfortunately has other plans. It is working very hard to keep me frustrated. Mostly by doing its best to keep me out of the gym! LIFFFFFFFE!!!! (In My best William Shatner "Khannnnn!" Voice)

I keep getting scheduled into lunch meetings this week, which is making it really tough for me to get in the training I need. Especially the week before a race. For those who have not been paying attention, Dad and I are doing another 5K together this Saturday. I am worried that my time is going to be miserably slow compared to the St. Patty's Day Race.

But I digress. So life and I are at odds right know. But I am holding my own. I found a way to hit the gym yesterday. I will find a way to get to the gym today. Tomorrow looks good for a bike and a swim. Despite the constant chaos I am holding my own...and not doing so bad with the positive outlook.

Take that life.

The one thing I have to keep reminding myself is this: My life my be a little chaotic right now, but compared to a whole heck of a lot of other people I have a near perfect life, and for that I am supremely grateful.

04/29: 216.2 lbs
8.2 lbs. to go

P.S. (Updated at 9:45)
So life is feeling my overwhelming positivity! Today's lunch meeting was canceled about a half hour after I posted this entry. Ha-ha. Which means I can spend quality time in the gym today instead of rushing through a shortened workout.