Down & Dirty in 30 – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


September 1, 2010 By thea


Every challenge I set myself these awesome goals and than I create an awesome spreadsheet so that I can track my awesome goals and then I use it for about 2 weeks and it’s awesome and then I forget one day and then two days and then I have the awesome goals in the back of my head but I’m not actually updating the awesome spreadsheet and then I just stop all the updating and I’m left with a half-assed attempt at tracking my awesomeness.

And it happened again. Ugh.

Anyway, I lost this week…2.6 pounds to be exact. Pretty awesome for someone that was designated as an awesome non-loser.

I waffled a few weeks and I’m trying my darndest to get back on track.

I’m officially done with the slippery slopes that I keep creating for myself.

Every day is an opportunity to start over and correct the sins not repeat the sins of the day before.

And that’s just what I’m going to do.

August 25, 2010 By thea

O.K. So maybe it wasn’t all water weight…

The scaled didn’t budge this week, which means I weighed in at 160.2.

But I’m surprisingly zen about it all. I’m not upset. I don’t feel bad. It is what it is. I had a crazy stressful week last week and I didn’t eat well or exercise.

So, there you have it.

I wanted to end this challenge back in range, which gives me 1 week to lose 3 pounds.

Hmmm…maybe I should try to end the challenge just back in the 150s…

August 18, 2010 By thea

I weighed in last week from my in-laws. The scale said 154 and I was skeptical.

I was either right, or having been eating like my life depended in it.

Or both.

I weighed in this morning at 160.2. That’s up 6 pounds people. SIX POUNDS!!

I’m off track a little. I’m not on the right road to achieve  my goals. But, I can still see the main road from my little detour so I just need to get back to where I’m supposed to be.

I knew last week would be tough with eating while I was on the road trip. And I was right.

I knew this week would be tough with exercise while I have house guests. And I was right.

But, I’m having a good time. And I know what I have to do. It’s just a matter of doing it.

Oh, and I’m way down with my water intake. Come to think about it, that’s probably a huge portion…I usally have 80-100 ounces a day and I’ve only gotten about 20-30 the last 2 days.

That might also explains why I wake up feeling like I have cotton in my mouth.

Changes will be made today. Oh yes they will. I have no grand statements for what the scale will say next week, but I will make changes TODAY!

August 11, 2010 By thea

I’m having trouble posting from my iPhone so this is going to be quick.

Even though I’m at my inlaws, I’m down 3 pounds this week. Sounds kind of wonky, but I have nothing else to go on!

I can’t update my goals chart from my phone, but I have met every goal every day of the past week!

I hope everyone else had a great week!

August 4, 2010 By thea

O.K. So I’m a little late to the game.


That’s par for the course, people.

Anyway. I have goals, oh yes I do! I love a good goal. Don’t you feel like you are kind of wandering aimlessly without a goal. It’s like shopping without a grocery list, and we all know that THAT never ends of well, right?

For the next 31 30 28 days, here are my goals…

  • Miss no more than 4 training sessions over the next 30 days.
  • I am going out of town next week and then we have visitors the week after that so I am going to need some REAL motivation to keep going on my training.

  • Only snack on foods with 5 ingredients or less.
  • I’m a sucker for a good snack. But I don’t snack enough on simple stuff. So I’m going to limit my snacks to fruits, vegetables, or minimally processed foods. The one exception to this will be the fig newtons I eat during long bike rides and bike/run workouts.

  • Be in bed for 7 hours a night.
  • Pretty self-explanatory. The kids aren’t the only ones who need to start practicing getting up early for school. : )

As always, I my ongoing goal is to stay in my magic weight range of 153-157. My weight last week was 159, but I had a triathlon plus two birthdays so you’ll have that.

This morning I weighed in at 157. Back in range, woohoo!!

Wanna follow along? I have a goal tracking spreadsheet, dontcha know?