Nov 26, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday - Starting again

What better Wednesday to start with a new linkup, and to help manage the chaos between Thanksgiving and  NewYears. 
We all know it is the hardest six weeks of the year for maintaining weight, let alone losing any!
Note: my goal right now is to maintain, and regain my exercising mojo.  Any loss would be fantabulous, and I'll take it as a bonus perk.

I don't regularly post my weight as a number, mostly because I know the former me would scoff and give snide or passive aggressive comments about someone's scale number being my goal.  I was that person, so I know there are others out there that will roll their eyes and say 'whatever' to my quest to get out of the 160's.  I was that person, I won't deny it.  I remember dumping blogs because I just let my jealousy and mis-perceptions get away from me.  I thought that anyone at a normal sized clothing or 150s or whatever, that they were just bragging and looking for attention of one sort or another.  That was the 200lb me.

But now that I'm the 160s me, who once got herself down to a sickly 132?  The 160s me that has had a wonky two years physically? 

I will admit: I was a jealous jerk of a woman who didn't understand the struggle even at those desirable weights or sizes.  I was just an immature woman who was in a low low spot with self-esteem and no support that I could just lash out at those who actually stopped using excuses and did it, and they could be within society's "norms."

I have to forgive that foolish girl, and face the future as a mature woman who hopefully has friends to look past that ugly jealous phase and support me through the next 20lbs as it truly is the hardest to lose.

So with my Weigh-Ins, I will have to suck it up and share my battle and to those that are the former screw it.  Its tough, at size 16 it was tough, and it still is tough at size 8....10, okay tight 10s. But you know what I'm saying.

Weighing In
Height: 5'6"
SW: 164.6
Last Week:
This week:
Total Loss: 0.00
Lifetime loss: 60.6 (currently 28)

Nov 24, 2014

On The Table: Thanksgiving Week's Menu

Anyone else finds this week more chaotic than a full week of work?
I'm finishing up this work project (light can be seen in this tunnel!!!), 
but I got Kiddo at home already bored from his break before 10am on Monday.
Add in that I have hosting duties in the new house for Thursday.
Which of course prompted this past weekend's painting spree, and of course
We all know when your grandma comes into town, you have to step up the cleaning a notch.

No matter all that, I thought preparing or planning out the week would be even more important! 
(to keep my sanity)
Yep! 1pm for us!

Why not a quick rundown of the menu plan for this Thanksgiving week?

Sunday: Chicken Fajitas
Monday: Meatloaf and roasted brocolli
Tuesday: Sausage and Cabbage
Wednesday: Grilled Salmon
Thursday: Thanksgiving of course!
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: (lunch) salmon cakes, (dinner) Turkey tortilla soup
Anyone have any good leftover Turkey recipes?

Nov 13, 2014

Pardon the interruption....

to any routine readers of this here fine blog (hehe)

alas work is sucking the life out of me.

so much that I'm working at home today to avoid the chaos of cubicle world.

I keep seeing my bloglovin 'unread' numbers creep up and I cringe.

I miss keeping up with everyone, but I miss sharing my struggle as well.

I'm failing miserably with staying on target for my Pile on the Miles 2014 mission of 45miles this month, but I can tolerate it knowing I pulled off one of my 'to-do' items of getting my sub-30 5K again.  I was doing it regularly back in April and May before the move, but this week was the first one since injuring my foot and in the new house.
its dark and fuzzy...thanks to my 5amclub treadmill time.

and now....
back to the grind (not a workout one, but the paying WORK gig)

Nov 7, 2014

"Lovin" Fitness Friday

Thanks to the linkup shame....
I'm going to throw a double-whammy, or maybe a McDouble at  Aubrey today.

ALG Uninterrupted

I hinted earlier this week that I'm slammed at work, but trying my best with this whole 'healthy April' bit that is my norm, it is hard!  Blame it on the time change, work, exhaustion or what not, but this 4am wakeup for working out is getting super annoying and not exactly fruitful.

Monday - adjustment to new time
Tuesday - 2.5 miles (first 2.0 was 20:31! then cooldown for 0.5 = 26:03)
Wednesday - 2.5 miles (first 2.0 = 20:00!! flat! then cooldown for 0.5 = 25.21)
Thursday - 30min zumba
Friday - exhaustion set in and I rolled over to warmer spot in the bed and now I'm wearing the cone of shame.

Eating has been spot on (until today)...but progress has slowed to not let me venture into the 150's as I had hoped, but I have to be cool with the fact that I'm still on the cusp and not further away from it! Steady right at 162.2 this morning.

Now I just have to get through a weekend of camping
at the beach

If the Pam reference here is lost on you, I shared my issues with this 'beach' thing here before.
Now, the question is how the heck do I plan my low-carb snacks and keep the kids from stealing them!? I have no idea what I'll be doing for breakfast.


I had already planned on mentioning this doll to anyone who doesn't follow her, but lets just add an extra slice of cheese to this McDouble and send some blog love to Aubrey at ALG Uninterrupted.  Who happens to be the guru behind our Friday Fitness linkup and motivation!

Wanna know how I found Aubrey?
No, it wasn't that she is gorgeous and I saw her pictures on Instagram or another popular blog somewhere, but the solid truth? (which I've never told her)  I was working on my blog makeover (thanks to Hubby Jack) and I found her through his blog or clients or portfolio or something. ha!

I checked her out solely for the look of her blog and color scheme
Little did I know at the time was that she and I are oddly almost freakishly similar (despite her being gorgeous) with the two kidlets and fulltime working mama status.  She isn't the 22yr old single partying but fit girl or the 26yr stay-at-home Pinteresty-mom.  She is one of the blogs I most recognize with. 

Sure she may be a beautiful brilliant attorney-type of mama married to a cute other attorney-type daddy with two cute blonde kids, I mean I'm a married mama to two cute blondish-type kids and married to a cutie, but we both share our struggles with food, warped relationships with food and dieting and just the basic balance of it all.

If you haven't  noticed her, found her, read her or what not...

Just me in a lovin' mood today!

Nov 5, 2014

Holy moly miles! #potm2014

im piling on the miles 600x800 thumb Pile on the Miles 2014 
Seriously? I cannot believe it is November again already!
I recapped my 2013 POTM goals coincidentally on my 100th blog post last year!
I actually ran a 10k on the treadmill at this time last year.
Can I do it again? Not too sure...

Last year I stumbled onto the Pile on the Miles project with RunEatRepeat  and somehow miraculously accumulated 62 miles.
 Not total miles of walks or bike rides, but 62 miles of actual 100% full on RUNNING.
I set out for 60 for an average of 2miles everyday, and hit it.

This year? I think that is a lofty goal with my crazy work schedule,
but you all know I'm a competitive freak who is a glutton for punishment for the sake of goals.

If anyone else is interested in the possibility of a random prize for your miles and progress,
check out the original signup post with RunEatRepeat

I think I'm going to be reasonable with a goal of 45 miles due to my insane work schedule this month.

What about you?

Nov 4, 2014

PSA from "Ryan"

I'm a little busy today......
but in the meantime, Ryan is helping us out with a message:

Nobody wants to make Ryan sad, do we??

(meme and image sources: various Pinterest boards)

Nov 3, 2014

Halloween survival

Happy Monday all!! 
My posting patterns have become erratic and have reduced greatly,
 I'll remark more on that later...but first? an update for last week

Attitude: I've actually stayed focused and am pushing along with determination 
on regaining control again. 

Food:  Today is actually day 6 of my carb-detox.  I don't recall mentioning it, but it is the only way for me to reboot my body after a bad food/allergy reaction.  Monday I tried flatout wrap (half of one!) for lunch, but it was a quick slap in the face that I just need to chalk it up and truly follow a GF lifestyle no matter what the blood tests say.  Needless to say Monday and into Tuesday was not fun and by Wednesday I ended up with a rash on my face again. sigh.

So Wednesday was Day1 of the 'flush your system of anything and everything' regarding possible contaminants.  Just think of it like the Induction phase of Atkins diet.  So yeah, today is day six and I'm down 5lbs from the salt/bloat/wheatbelly whatever you want to call it.  Most importantly I feel better.

And I managed through a Halloween/Birthday celebration at work where my boss actually provided GF cupcakes and I made flourless pumpkin brownies for the group in addition to the potlock luncheon where we had queso.

my kryptonite.

Thank heavens a friend came prepared for me and brought a stash of 
celery sticks for the crunch factor for queso.

I survived Halloween with all its chocolate wonderfulness with the kids and the baggie of Reeses', Kitkats and Mounds hidden in the deepfreeze for mom those chocolate emergencies.

Moving forward: I'm hoping to stick with my detox through this week in the stripped down first phase, I'm right on the cusp of returning to the 150's which will help me mentally as much as physically.

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