Thursday, February 24, 2011

Before & After


Those are my scale readings this week. Monday, I started tracking on SparkPeople, but did not weigh. Tuesday I weighed 130.8. Wednesday, I weighed at 128.4. This morning, I weighed in at 127.8. Wow, this is working. I am eating between 1300 and 1500 calories. SparkPeople recommends I eat about 1200-1550. I tweak it according to my workouts. Saturday is long run day...8, I will obviously go over my "budget" of calories, but also burn 1000+ calories.

I feel good about my progress thus far. 3 pounds in 3 days, I will take it. My overall goal is to be 109 by 6/1/11. Now, before anyone goes crazy on me, this is attainable for me to do in a healthy way. I am just under 5' tall. Right now my BMI is 25.8 putting me in the "Overweight" category. At 109, I will have a BMI of 22 putting me in the middle of the "Normal" Range.

 This is a photo of me and I would say I weighed approximately 160-165. This was taken a year before I met Chad and when I met him I weighed 155. 

This is me at 124. Do I believe I look terrible 4 pounds lighter than I am now? No, not at all. However, for me, I know I can look better. I have my fat days just like everybody else, but I also know I have come a long way and look 100% better than I used to.

These pictures will continue to motivate me to get where I would like to be!

Goal of the Day: Get my booty to the gym for my speedwork after work. No excuses.

Monday, February 21, 2011


I pre-tracked breakfast and lunch last night. The only thing I did not pre track in sparkpeople was dinner.

I work every Monday night from 6-9PM at the mall. So, dinner is usually subway. However, the line at Subway was ungodly long. So, I chose Chic-Fil-A. I had chicken nuggets a side salad and TCBY for desert.

Total calories today were 1517. SparkPeople says I should be between 1200-1550. So, not too shabby. I did not make it to the gym because I did not go to sleep until about 2:00.

So, our life is about to get a little crazier. In roughly 8 weeks, we will be joined by a few babies from this girl
Little Miss Abigail has officially been bred. This was her a few days after her daddy brought her home(I was not in the picture yet). She is 4 now and expecting her first litter. That is why I was out of my house for just about 14 hours last Tuesday. She responded well to the sire and should have 100% confirmation that she is pregnant in 4 weeks. Although, I can tell she is preggers, because she is acting wacko! Like lay on my chest and bark in my face at 1, 2, 3 o'clock in the morning EVERY morning since meeting up with her hot little boy toy. She has never done this before. So, she has to have some buns in the oven, right? I sure hope so!

Well, it is off to bed for me. I hope you all have a great night!

Goal for the Day was to track everything! I made it!

Oh, and one more picture of my other little cuteness, this is Lenny when he first came home. 5 weeks old!

How was your Monday?

Do you have any pets?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Starting Over is Tough To Do!

I have not been in the right mind frame this past week. It starts strong, but then I get lazy or busy. This week started out busy busy. I worked from 8:30AM-9:15PM on Monday. Tuesday I was out of the house at 6:50AM and didn't get home until 8:30PM. That day I also spent 4 hours in my car. Leaving me not up to grocery shopping. So, I kind of just ate whatever last week. I wouldn't say I fell "off the wagon", I didn't. I overindulged in sweets. I know what my problem was, now it is just about....

Getting Back To Basics!

I logged back into I am going to try calorie counting again. I always get lazy with it, but if I make the time to track, I know I can stick to it. I also need to take more pictures for the blog to spruce this joint up a little bit. My food scale is going to be my best friend for sure.

Today's Goal of the Day: Log in all of the foods I eat regularly onto SparkPeople. That way it will be easier to track.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is My Issue?

This weekend it was like I was a 175 pound girl all over again. Luckily, the scale hasn't shown my actions. I have been following my 1/2 marathon schedule, plus some extra cardio time. So, we will just say I found a good balance. However, I want to get on the losing streak again. I am determined to get to my goal!

This week, I am going to change it up slightly. I would really like to work on strength training. I am going to start off with the 30 day shred for 30 days and some 6 weeks 6 pack abs thrown in. I will do Jillian Michaels' Yoga Meltdown on Sunday's. 

I have been keeping my 1/2 training page up to date daily. I like that it keeps me accountable and it truly motivates me to do my best so I can show people how I am becoming the fittest person I can be.

In other news, I have officially been a member of 24hour fitness for 1 month. I have gone 18 times in 30 days. Although I am not happy with that number, it could have been worse. I would like to be going 5-6 days a week. So, I am working on that. Let's see how next month goes, shall we?

What has your weekend been like? Are you more prone binge on weekends?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Being Proud of Me!

I bey y'all thought you lost me forever! You thought wrong! I am just keeping busy busy with life and such.

Let's talk about Saturday's long run. You can see all of my workouts on my 1/2 training page. I did the first 3 miles on the treadmill and then wanted to die of boredom poke my eyeball out stop. So, I thought it best to go home and pick up my running bud, Lenny for a 3 miler. That dog is fast! He pushed me hard. Our first mile was an 8:59 pace, to which I replied "Holy Sh*t!" That is my fastest mile ever. Then, a 9:06 and finished it up with a 10:00 pace. Lenny wore me out too fast. Ah well, I learned from that for sure. So, my long runs will be a slower pace and may just happen by myself..ha!

This morning, I hit up the gym at 6:15ish. I had about 30 minutes to put in a quick workout so I chose the treadmill. The first treadmill I hopped on made a screeching noise when the belt was moving. So, I hopped on another treadmill and it was the same thing. I decided running just wasn't in the cards and hopped on an elliptical. After 11 minutes, I was bored because I forgot my iPod. So, I decided I would find a treadmill that didn't suck! I ran the first mile at a 9:34 pace. The second I did intervals and ended with an 8:28 pace! The funny thing is, I felt that if I slowed to a 9:00 mile or so I could continue on with my workout! That has never happened!

So, good for me, right?

Anyways, I will be back later with a more entertaining post!

Question: Is there a person/pet that keeps you insanely motivated?
Mine is definitely Lenny! Whenever I am in a slump I know that crazy cute dog is up for a run :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weigh In and Speed Work

This mornings weight was 128.2. So, a little gain, but I am not going to get upset about it. I am trying some new things this week, because I am not losing. I have been eating less and working out more. I am going to try to eat more for the next week and see how that works out.

Today was speed work day! My workout looked like this:

Minute      Speed
1-5              6.0
6-15            6.3
16-23          6.7
24-25          7.0
26-30          6.0

It was NICE! I love speed work even though it is so tough to get through.

I followed up the workout with a smoothie!
1/2 cup blueberries
handful of spinach
1 scoop of protein powder
1/4 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup of water

I love my new protein powder! The taste is awesome. I will incorporate this smoothie for my post workout snack everyday. Hopefully, adding that as a meal will help with me losing some weight. We have no groceries today(because I am lazy busy). So, I will be getting creative for lunch.

Goal of the Day: Go Grocery Shopping. Along with some Meal Planning.

What do you do when the scale stalls?