Monday, December 28, 2009
Randy got me a few t-shirts for Christmas, and so did my mom! Also I got a gift card to Coquitlam Centre (big, huge mall) I am tempted to buy a fancy new camera with that money and my $500 from the weight loss challenge, but I'm still deciding....
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I will continue to weigh myself at home, and every wednesday I will record that weight. My mom challenged me to see who could lose 10lbs first....so far I'm winning :) I went Christmas shopping at Old Navy today, and man do they have some good sales right now! Just for kicks I tried on a pair of jeans, because mine are getting baggy. And yippee, a size 10 fit! It was just a few months ago I was wearing a size 18 pants! I didn't buy the jeans, because I don't have the money (saving the $500 for some down south outlet shopping) but now I know, I am a size 10! I can actually go to Lululemon now and buy more than just headbands!! Too bad it's so expensive!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Comparing this last picture with the rest really puts things into perspective for me, and gives me motivation to keep going and not give up!
Tomorrow is weigh in day, and I'm hoping to be down again. I'm not expecting a big loss, just really hoping not to gain this week.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
With the 12 week challenge finished I was worried that I would lose my motivation. Thankfully the gym has started another cycle. I am all signed up and ready! My goal weight was 160lbs by my birthday (feb 12) which I have now changed, again. My new goal weight is 140lbs. I don't have a date set that I'd like to be at, but my birthday would be nice, however I don't think I can lose 25 lbs in the next 8 weeks....but we'll see. I have become alot more lax when it comes to my diet, which really sucks, but I haven't been horrible. Something I can definitely live with, without going overboard. This is a constant battle and I'm learning as I go. The 10k race I am signed up for is fast approaching, and I'm really excited for it. A fellow blogger friend just signed up for a half a marathon, and it's something that I have been thinking about for quite some time. I haven't told anyone though, because I didn't think it was attainable. But now that my friend has signed up, I'm thinking maybe it is possible that I could complete one....one day.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday I was weighed in, and I didn't want to tell them I was sick, because no one likes sick people....and I was scared they would say something about me losing so much weight in one week, so I quickly chugged a litre of water right before I went in to get weighed, lol. I still tipped the scales at 168.8, which is down 6lbs from the week before. I told him I just tried really hard so I would win. And win I did. They are having a little awards ceremony, which I think is lame, just give me my money already! But I will be contacted in about 2 weeks with a date of when the ceremony will be....Five hundred smackaroos! I already have that money spent in my head, all the cute little outfits I am going to buy and purses and shoes! Ahhh, I'm so excited!
So my total for the past 12 week is.......41lbs, on the dot! They measured me as well, and I don't have them right in front of me, because it's midnight and I'm in bed, but I know the inches lost is quite something. I know I lost 8 inches just off my hips. In 12 weeks, seriously! It is so amazing to me the differences I see in these past 12 short weeks. I feel like such a new person, inside and out! I dream of going for hikes with the family and swimming, and water slides! Stuff I used to dread and avoid at all costs! I would worry friends would invite us to the beach and have excuses ready why we couldn't go. Now, it's like pick us, pick us! I will try anything! I am no longer embarrassed of my weight. I weighed 164.2 this morning. I could scream that number from the roof top, I am so proud of it! I'm sure I sound like a real butthead right now, but when people congratulate me, or tell me how good I look, I kind of down play it and just say thanks, or say I've lost a bit of weight....but here can I just said that I am so proud of myself and I'm starting to love the way I look!
Now back to business, I haven't worked out since Saturday! That's almost a whole week! Now that the sickness is gone, it's time to get back at 'er. And even though I weighed 164 this morning, I'm sure most of those pounds will come back momentarily until I can actually work it off, and not lose it by being sick.
Oh, before I leave, I am officially registered the a 10k race. January 17th, is the Chilly Chase and I shall run it! That's my motivation to keep running through the holidays! What's keeping you from over indulging in Christmas baking and skipping out on some workouts?? We can be the few that loses weight at Christmas instead of gains!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tomorrow I go in for my final weigh in and measurments! Ican't wait! Wish me luck
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I had a loss of 4.4 lbs this week, which I'm very excited about. One question I have, is what my goal weight should be. First it was 180lbs, well I'm bellow that now, and still think I have a ways to go. I guess I'll know when I get there, or at least that's what I'm hoping...any suggestions?
Friday, November 20, 2009
I am running another 5k this weekend, hopefully beat my time from last month.
I have been getting a lot of flak lately about not being a member of a gym (the gym this challenge is at especially) I am doing really well on my own, and I enjoy the workouts I am doing. I am a runner! I love to run. I don't get why that is such a big deal to these trainers. I am doing my strength training and I feel great. I just wish they didn't have to hassle me to join their gym and fork out the money! That's my little rant this week ;)
I am waiting for a phone call letting me know if I am winning the challenge for not, so I'll update when I hear something!
Thanks for reading and leaving such kind, encouraging comments!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I lost 3.2 lbs this week! Woo Hoo! I'm pretty excited about that. I am now officially in the 170's. It seems like I've been setting goals for myself, and am blowing by them so quickly that I can't even enjoy one milestone before I'm on to the next. Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining about that!
I'm not winning the 12 week challenge I am participating in :( In the last 9 weeks I have lost 31lbs. Almost 15% of my starting weight. Someone in the challenge has lost 15.4% so far. So she isn't that far ahead of me, and I have 3 weeks left to catch up!
The Not so Ugly:
I bought some new jeans this past weekend. Size 12. They were cheap and are cute, and I'm feeling pretty hot in them!
My new goals: Lose 8.4 lbs in the next 3 weeks, bringing my total to 40lbs in 12 weeks. Lose 18.4 lbs before my birthday (February 12) to bring me to my goal of 160 lbs!
Here's me at my heaviest, 82 lbs ago!
Edited to add: I was looking at this picture, and I can see a crap load of nachos and cheese sitting on the stove ready to eat, and Randy is making us big huge cups of hot chocolate! What a dose of reality of how bad our eating habits used to be!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I do my best thinking when I am in the shower, running and laying bed....maybe that's because that's the only time I get mostly to myself. The kids are usually in bed by that time and I can just think about life.
I've always wondered why I want to lose weight. Most people would say because they want to be healthy and life a long happy life. Well if I want to be honest with myself, it's because I want to look good. I want to buy cute clothes from my previously favourite stores again and feel good wearing them. That probably makes me sound shallow, which I assure you I am not. Who doesn't want to look good? So that was my main goal going into this, look great and have other people notice as well. Yesterday morning I ran on the treadmill, 6 miles, and while I was running Reegan was playing around me and watching Treehouse. He is such a sweet little boy, and I realized I am doing this for him and his little sister. They are amazing little kids and they deserve to have a great mom. Randy has wanted to take Reegan to the water slides for a while now, and I always so no, and the reason is because I didn't want to wear a bathing suit. Well not anymore! Too bad I came to this realization in the winter when they are closed! I do not want to deprive my kids of anything just because they have a lazy and embarassed mom. I am going to live my life to it's fullest and looking good is just a perk of that! So as sappy as it sounds, my family is my motivation. They give me that little push to keep running.
It feels good to get some of my thoughts out!
As far as my weight loss this week goes, it's not too great. I can come up with a thousand excuses, my monthly lady friend is visiting, halloween candy was around, I don't have a vehicle so I can't go to the grocery store....blah blah blah... Basically I lost sight of what is important, only for a short period, and I am back on track! My running is going really well and I'm looking forward to the 5k in a couple weeks. Also, I will starting some strength training soon, which will be nice too! I'm thinking I want to be at my goal weight by my birthday (February 12) and I think I chose 160lbs as my goal weight. That may change, but for now, that is the number I am shoooting for.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
1. I didn't want to die!
2. I didn't want to walk
3. I wanted to finish under 40 minutes.
I was so nervous all day! I don't know why I was nervous, I just was. When the race started there was quite a few people so I had to navigate my way through them all. Just over halfway there was a massive hill that I wasn't expecting! But, I ran right up that darn hill! I did twist my ankle and fall, but I got right back up and kept on running. And then close to the finish my shoe came untied! Soo mad about that, because I always, always double knot my laces, and for some reason I didn't that day! Anyways... I finished the race just under 30 minutes! (like, literally just seconds under 30 minutes) I was very happy about that time! I was expecting to be around 34 or 35 minutes, so yay me! I had such a feeling of accomplishment when I was done, and I am still running on adrenaline! I am going to register for a 10k on November 22nd! My friend that also did the 5k kept commenting how it was "only" 5km, and was no big deal. I had to continually tell her that to me it was a big deal! 6 weeks ago I could run 1 minute, and now I'm running 30 consecutive minutes! I just want to mention how much I love my husband! He has been so amazing for me through all this. He ran the whole race with me, and pushed to stroller. At the end he ran really fast to get ahead of me, and quickly took a picture of my crossing the finish line! I upload it later! Yesterday he even brought me shopping in the states so I could buy a new bra! How many men go bra shopping, seriously! On that note....it was so fun going bra shopping! My boobs have shrunk a lot. I am still nursing, so they will shrink even more when I am done! Normally that would be a bad thing, but in my case, it's awesome! I can almost buy bras from regular stores again! Like La Senza or Victories Secret!!
I hope you all had a great weekend!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Today I have the run for 72 minutes...well kind of. I warm-up and cool down for 5 minutes of walking, so that leaves 62 minutes of running...well not really. I run 10 mins, walk 1, run 20 mins, walk one, and then run 30 mins! So that's 60 minutes of running. I am super super excited to do it! This running program I am doing is so awesome! I can't believe that 6 short weeks ago I could barely run 1 full minute. I am no longer nervous for the 5k on Saturday! I think the running aspect of this whole 'journey' is my favourite! I used to love running when I was younger, and now I am loving it again! It's so nice to be able to call myself a runner! One day I want to be labeled as a marathon runner!
I am going to take a picture today, it seems like a good day for one. Even though I don't like my jeans anymore. They are getting soo sagged out, and that's not sexy ;)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Oh, one more thing....the 5k race I signed up for is coming up! Like really really soon...Saturday to be exact. As in 5 days away! I'm freaking out. I don't know what I'm so worried about. I know it isn't going to kill me. I just really hope I can do the whole thing without walking. Eeeek!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I forgot to update for my past weigh in, so I lost 1.4 lbs. Obviously not as great as last weeks, but I'll take it! Any loss is good in my books! Soon I'll be in the 180's, which just seems soo unbelievable to me! When I was 9 months and big and pregnant with Gaby I was 260lbs! So I never imagined I would be back down to this weight. It's been years and years!
I never imagined I would feel so awesome as well! I have so much more energy lately. My running is still so hard, and is constantly kicking my butt, but I am still enjoying it. The 5k I am registered for is in less than 2 weeks! We mapped out a 5k loop by our house, so that is what we've been running, and it isn't too far. Randy is going hunting on Thursday, and I am not looking forward to it! I am going to miss my running partner!
So wish me luck this week, and that I have another loss at our next weigh in!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
On a less happy note....my weight loss has slowed down! I'm thinking it might have something to do with losing 7 lbs last week, but also I haven't been as strict as I was the first few weeks. As of this morning I am only down 1lb so far. Hopefully I can get back on track, and stay on track!
The kids are still sleeping, but why push me luck!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This morning I weighed myself, (like I do 100x a day) and the scale read 200.00 lbs!! It was soo exciting to see! Honestly I haven't weighed this much in such a long long time. It isn't my official weigh in, so I can't track it down yet, but I'm hoping when I go to weight in next week it's even lower!! I can't imagine being in the 100's. That will be amazing for me.
This evening some friends came over, and we had a great time! I had a very yummy hamburger and lots of veggies! I even made cookies and was able to resist having any! Yay, so proud of myself for that, and thankfully my friends ate them all so I don't have to have the temptation now. We had such a delicious dessert as well! Thank you Frances! I am glad I was able to socialize with my friends without eating too much junk food! Great time had by me!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I LOVE how much energy I have had lately! It's so fun playing with Reegan on the playground and running around with him. I feel so much more energized and simply excitable about life! I am also going to sign up for a 5km run that's at the end of October. It's just down the road from my house, and Randy will do it with me! I hope I can run the whole thing!
This post is already all over the place, so why stop here.....I made such a yummy snack yesterday! I cute a tortilla shell into little triangles, and baked them in the oven on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, until they were crunchy. They were really good, and I ate them with salsa...so a pretty low calorie snack! I am going to do it again today! And I am going to make my own hummus today, yum yum!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I LOVE that I can already tell my exercising is paying off! I don't get winded anymore when we go for our nightly walks after dinner. I LOVE that I have been eating so many vegetables lately. I LOVE that I get excited to shop for new clothes now! Lastly, I LOVE that I am finally thinking of myself and feeling less LAZY!
Friday, September 18, 2009
On the upside of last night, Randy bought me a new jacket. I saw it at the store a week or so again and really wanted it! So I convinced him it would make a good anniversary present. After dinner we went to the mall and got it! It is pretty tight, but in a couple weeks it will be perfect!
Tomorrow is Saturday, and weekends are always hard for me to stick to my diet! Randy is home, and our routine is all out of whack. So wish me luck! I started doing pilates again as well. I tried doing it a few years ago, with results, so hopefully it will do the trick again this time! I can really feel it in my abs today, so that must mean it's working!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So far the hardest part of this 'lifestyle change' is the not eating after dinner. We (Randy and I) used to always have a snack together after the kids went to bed. Whether it was popcorn, icecream or nachos. In the winter months we had a cup of hot chocolate every single night. So now that all has to stop and it's been HARD!!!!
I recently got into crafting. It's been so much fun, plus it keeps my hands busy. I really enjoy making little things for my little Gaby! I even started a little group on facebook to try and sell some stuff. Hopefully help pay for my habit. So here's Gaby with her new paci clip.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I haven't always been fat. But as I got older the weight kept creeping on. Then I got pregnant a couple times, and now here I am. I have already lost a bit of weight leading up to this 'new Laura' but not near enough. I weigh 18 lbs less than I did when I got pregnant. So wish me luck, because my diet starts NOW!