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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Week 4 Weigh In

Well this week flew by. I have to say I haven't done as well as I would have liked. But I weighed in this morning and had a gain of 1.8 lbs. This puts me at a total loss of 3.8 lbs. On to the next week and let's hope I get back on track.

On another note..I started Week 4 day 1 of my C25k app and it was really difficult. 3 & 5 minute jogging intervals were a killer. I didn't finish the first day. I started getting sharp pains in my right knee. I had to stop. I don't want to injure myself. I have a lot of weigh that I carry around and it's killing my knees and ankles. I'm going to try again tonight and hopefully the pain will be gone.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby Girl's New Quad

So my daughter just turned 1 in December and she got a ton of gifts between her birthday and Christmas not too far behind. Well, she got 2 of the same dogs (that dance and sing and annoy the shit out of me) so we returned them both. They sounded terrible... Like they were dying. Anyway, so we exchanged them for a baby quad! My daughter loves it so far. I had to share a couple of pictures. I still can't believe how big she is getting!



SOTW

So when I first started this blog... I mentioned doing a square of the week. Well since then I have joined a crochet group on CafeMom. In our group we decided to do a blanket. What we will do is complete two 8inch squares a month and send them to someone else in the group so at the end of the year we will have (24) 8" squares to weave together and make a blanket. I thought this was a great idea. The only risk is not knowing the people well enough to count on them to complete and send. I've learned that the hard way with my other CafeMom group where we did birthday exchange and I mailed off the 1 year old her gift and my sweet Isabel did not receive a gift in return. Oh well it wasn't the idea of her getting the gift. I thought it would be neat to share with her when she got older. Any who! Back on the topic. So I completed my January squares and I am going to mail them off tomorrow.
I wanted to do two totally different looking squares. I found one idea on Pinterest, but couldn't find a free pattern so I made up my own. It turned out ok looking. The other is just an old fashioned granny square. I got the pattern from Attic 24.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week 3 Weigh In

Well I weighed in this morning and had a weight loss of .6 of a lb since last week and a total of 5.6 lbs in 3 weeks. I felt pretty good about the week. I did my C25K app and am on Week 3 day 2 of the app. I also did some light weight exercises to help with my arms. But I guess my downfall this week would have to be the eating out. I love love love to eat. Especially Mexican food with all the fixings, you know, the good stuff like salsa & chips and queso! I thought I did pretty good on the portion control when it came to my meals, but not as good as I had though. I was hoping for at least a pound. But my weight went down, so I just need to be happy with it and realize that this is a marathon and not a sprint. Oh but how I wish it were a sprint. When I think about my overall goal it really helps me put what I'm doing into prospective. But once I start thinking about the short term, I start getting down.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Haircut!

I got a new haircut this weekend. So far I like it. Got about 4 inches cut off of it and now have a long side bang.

Week 2 Weigh In

Well week 2 is over! I'm on week 2 of my C25K app and will be starting week 3 this coming Saturday. The pace is a little different. Jogging for 90 seconds,  Walking for 2 minutes for 21 minutes with 5 minute warm up & cool down for a total of 31 minutes. I have also incorporated some mild arm exercises with a weight ball/dumbbells. I feel like the C25K app is getting easier and harder at the same time. I don't feel as worn out like I did on day 1, But also the longer intervals is a little more challenging. I just have to keep going! I have a few supporters on Facebook who are cheering for me and my husband is also very supportive. I hope the weather permits me running outside soon. I know I can do it on the treadmill. But being outside always different.
On another note. I tried Laughing Cow Cheese this week. The original Swiss Creamy kind. It was DELICIOUS! I'm a huge fan of cheese! One triangle is only 50 calories and if you spread that on some Ritz (the only crackers I had at the time), it is awesome. 5 crackers is 80 calories. It makes a good afternoon snack for me while I'm at work for 130 Cal.
So I weighted in at the end of week 2 for a weight loss of 2.2 lbs for the week and a total of 5lbs total.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Glow Run!

Today I signed up for my first 5K ever. A co-worker of mine asked me if I wanted to do one with her. So we chose the Glow Run. As I was signing up it asked what size t-shirt I wanted. They had men's sizes up to 2X and women's up to XL. I was torn but went for the XL. I doubt it will fit, but whatever I wanted the V-neck. Haha! Better get my butt in gear! March 2nd is quickly approaching with less than 2 months away.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1st Week down

Well, the time has come for my first weigh in. I noticed my weigh fluctuated throughout the week. I'd be down, I'd be up, I'd be down, I'd be back up again. I wish I would have gave it my all this week. But let's just say....I shouldn't have bought that apple pie this week. By the end of the week, I got back on track of my original goals. I even put in some studying time in this past weekend. Studying has always been so hard for me. I hate it....With a passion. I have absolutely no desire to be locked up in my office studying. I've always been this way. Especially in College. I'm the definition of a procrastinator  I'm trying hard to change my ways. But, it's one habit I'll probably never break.
Anyway, I restarted my Couch25k app again. I really like this app. Though, I've never actually made it passed the first week. I think it's a butt buster. It's a 5 min Brisk walk for a warm up  then it's started alternating between 1 minute of jogging and 1.5 minutes of walking for 20 minutes total, then you do a cool down 5 minute walk. So basically it's 30 minutes of walking/jogging. I have a treadmill at home and after 30 minutes, I had went 1.747 miles. Not too bad for my 1st time back on the treadmill since September. If you haven't heard of the Couch to 5k app. You should check it out. My co-worker has talked me into participating in a 5k the first weekend of March, Which is obviously less than 2 months away. It's going to be challenging to say the least, but It looks like a good time.
Ok, time to get down to the nitty gritty. I weighed in and was down 2.8 lbs. Not too bad. I know the first couple of weeks I will lose more, since it's basically a wake up call for my body which has been in hibernation for months. I also decided to take my measurements last night. I'll be measuring Monthly on those.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!- Starting Weight

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It's 2013 and I have been resting today. Every Tuesday I'm going to post a weigh in and also post my SOTW. I'm going to try hard and keep up with the crocheting, but It may be a little too much at this point. I don't want to put other things that are way more important on the back burner just to finish a crochet project, because let's face it..Crocheting is not that important. Though, I do enjoy it after a long hard day at work.

So here is my beginning weight
1/1/2013- 240 lbs