Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feeling Good

Yesterday was a great day! Phil has been sick so much in the last couple of weeks. He has had so many stomach problems and they just will not go away. He has had every test done that you could do or at least that we know about and they can't figure out what is going on. He and I both really feel like its his gallbladder but every test has come back normal. His mother and sister both had/have stomach problems so we feel like his is right in line with theirs. He goes and sees the dr on Sept 6th so I hope and PRAY that we can convince the dr to just go ahead and take the gallbladder out!! I think this would solve so many of his problems. A couple of years ago we found out that he was allergic to garlic so we try to stay away from anything that has garlic in it but that seems to not matter anymore. It doesn't matter what he eats he gets sick. I said all of this to say that he actually felt some better yesterday. The day started off rough for him but by the time I got home from work he was better. He grilled some wonderful chicken last night for supper and then he and Rae went fishing while I walked. Rae doesn't quite understand that fish don't always bite when you throw the hook in the water!

But I did get my walk/jog in last night. It was the perfect weather to do it  and I walked 1.56 in 30 minutes. I know thats not a very fast time but it is very comfortable for me. I started doing the C25K last night, well I did a modified version of it. I believe their were two times that it told me to run that I walked. But I was still very proud of myself. My goal is to do this at least three - four times a week and just progress the way that I can. But I have got to get some new tennis shoes! Mine are about 5 years old and are worn out. I've been doing some research on shoes and trying to find the right ones. So hopefully we can do that soon. But I will not let that stop my from the C25K. I believe that once I get used to jogging that it will be something that I enjoy. Great tunes, great weather, great feeling!

Monday, August 20, 2012


It was bound to happen and it finally did. I have come to my first "weight loss slump". Since starting this in Jan I have been really excited about changing my life and I don't know if I have ever been this excited before. The only other time that I have lost any amount of weight was in 1997 and I went on WW and lost 53 pounds. But something happened this week, I just didn't have it in me. I still kept up with my calories and logged them in everyday and I never went over my limit but that is about all I can say. I had been doing really good about exercising, doing something everyday. But last week all I did was mow the yard and I did't even mow all of it. So when I stepped on the scale Sunday morning I didn't see the drop in weight that I have seen every other time that I have weighed. It acually went up .5 a pound. But thats ok.  I stated fresh today! I am making sure that I am drinking my water all 64ozs, I have logged everything that has went into my mouth, and I will walk/jog tonight. Maybe that was what was wrong. School started back and my walking buddy hasn't been with me the last couple of times that I walked. Its just so hard to get home from work, get supper going, clean up and get out the door and still have time for homework and baths. Of course Phil is really good about having the kids do their homework when they get home and he does most of the cooking but my walking buddy is really good about not getting all of her homework done when she is supposed to.
I will take this past week and know that it is in the past. I am still 56 pounds lighter than I was this time last year and I am still looking toward the end goal. It is still a long way off but thats ok. The slower the better. I still plan on doing the GumTree in May and I know that I just need to keep that goal in mind and I can do it. I think that God has given me really great weather the last several days so that I would get back out their and start back doing something that I have truly learned to enjoy.

Happy Weight Loss!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The post with no title!

I guess its pretty safe to say that I suck at blogging! I really don't know why I haven't blogged anything-maybe because we have a a really low key boring summer. And that has been ok with me. It has been so hot this summer, almost to hot to do anything.  I think that the most exciting thing that we did all summer was VBS at church.

I have a ton of stuff to catch up on, especially picture wise, but the usb cord to our camera seems to not won't to work. As soon as we fix it or buy another one I will have a ton of pictures to upload.

The great weight loss project of 2012 is going great. I am down 54 pounds so far and I could not be happier. Some of the pants that I had that I could not even dream about getting into are getting to BIG!!!! That is AWESOME! I still a long way to go but slow and steady will be just fine with me. We were able to get an exercise bike from a guy that I work with for a really good price so it has been really great to be able to keep up with exercising while it has been so hot. I love walking and I miss it but it has just been to hot. Rae and I have been a couple of times this summer after it has cooled down some and last night was one of those nights. We actually got a nice rain yesterday afternoon so it cooled things down quite a bit. She and I have started jogging some. I am trying to do a modified version of C25K. We walked for 22 mins and jogged for 3 last night. We were only short jogging by 3 mins so I am proud of us.  But I am sore today. I've got to get some new tennis shoes that will be good for jogging. Mine are about 4 years old and are just about wore out. I have this crazy goal of being able to run/jog the GumTree 10K next May. I have no problem walking 1.5 miles in 20-25 minutes but that is gonna have to change a whole bunch for me to be able to do the GumTree. 6 miles is a long way when you are on your feet the entire time. But I know that if I keep up the work, keep doing what I am doing and pray about it that God will help me do this. I just can't wrap my head around the fact that if I keep up the pace that I have been on since starting this in Jan that by GumTree time I could be down another 80 lbs by then.  I know that at some point my body is gonna refuse to work with me but I am going to try my best to not let that stop me. I have always thought about doing the GumTree but I've never been this close to actually doing it. We'll see. May is still a long way off!