Food – 2/4 – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


January 12, 2011 By thea

This week has been a little rough around the edges. I’ve been sick going on 7 days now, and while I’m starting to feel better, last weekend was really, really bad.

My head felt like it had a vice grip around it. There were a couple of times that I went to walk across the room and had to stop and grab onto something because of the shooting pains I was getting in my head.

No fun.

So, my workouts were down, my eating was a little wonky, and I just generally felt blech, you know?

All that being said, I dd post a loss this week. It wasn’t as much as I was hoping for, but a loss is a loss and I’ll take it. I’m down .4 this week, which puts me at 157.6

This week will be better. It will be.

  1. 10 minutes of either abs or yoga in the morning before the kids get up. – I intended to write “3 days a week”, which is exactly what I did.  : )
  2. Run/Walk 3 days and cross-train 2-3 days a week. -UGH!!! I can try to blame this on being sick, but that wasn’t all of it… I was on the treadmill twice, and that was it.
  3. One sweet a day, at the END of the day. – 6 out of 7 days. I did pretty good with this one!
  4. Limit pre-packaged foods. – I was picking fruit and veggies for snacks whenever I could.

January 5, 2011 By thea

Howdy ho, neighbors! Oh. Wait. The Holiday Hoe-down is over. Let’s try that again.


I feel like I am a little late to the game because I was gone last week, so I’m just going to jump right into it.

I didn’t have access to a decent scale last week, so I’m going to use today’s weigh in as my starting point.  This morning, I weighed in at 158.

This is up 1.5 pounds from 2 weeks ago. You know what? 1.5 pounds over Christmas AND New Year’s AND a road trip? I’ll take it.  I just need to get back in the swing of things and start living intentionally.

My weight goal for this whole year is to stay in my healthy range of 153-157 pounds. I’ve started a new ticker (see it over there on the right?) for staying in this range in 2011. In 2010,  I was able to stay in the range for 29/52 weeks.  I know I can do better than that this year.

And you know what’s going to help me get there? Goals. Specific, quantifiable goals. Here’s what I have on tap for this challenge:

  1. 10 minutes of either abs or yoga in the morning before the kids get up.
  2. Run/Walk 3 days and cross-train 2-3 days a week.
  3. One sweet a day, at the END of the day.
  4. Limit pre-packaged foods.

So there you have it! 2011, my best year yet.

October 6, 2010 By thea

Evidently I smothered those 2 pounds in love and suffocated them because they have vacated the premises.

I can’t say that I miss them.

I worked really hard this week on not putting crap into my body. By no means was I perfect, but the good stuff far outweighed the bad stuff that was going in.

And you know what? I can tell that it’s making a difference in my workouts. The one day that I had a crap dinner, I had a crap run.

Coincidence? I think not.

So this week I’m continuing on making my body a priority…giving it the fuel it needs to bust out these workouts.

Less than 5 weeks to my first 10k, and I’m going to blow it out of the water.

August 22, 2010 By thea

These past few weeks have wreaked havoc on my schedule, eating, drinking, sleeping, and working out.

Yes, I had a mostly great time visiting my in-laws and then playing host to my sister, her boyfriend, and all of their kids. But…

I am pretty far off track. I knew the side trip was coming, but I went a little further off the path than I intended. I’ve been eating like a fiend. I haven’t worked out since August 13th. I’ve been going to bed after midnight every night.





But it’s time to get back on track. It might take me a few days, but I’ll get there.

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 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?

June 23, 2010 By thea

When I up, down, touch the ground it puts me in the mood Up, down, touch the ground

in the mood {smacks lips} for food

Alrighty folks. We’ve reached crunch time. Somethings got to change. I’m back up this week, and I have no hormones to blame it on. I weighed in this morning at 158.8. That’s up. Quite a bit.

When I weight in at my monthly WW meeting tomorrow, I will have to pay. Again. For the 2nd month in a row.

My eating is out of control. Late night snacking. Desserts everyday. Sometimes candy, too. I’m feeling bleh. Bleh, bleh, bleh.

My exercise isn’t bad, but in no way am I exercising enough to make up for the eating that has been going around these parts.

I’m not sure what to do. I don’t really want to count points again, even though I know it works for me. I’ve considered doing some sort of “detox”. Sugar free? Fried foods free? Refined carbs free?

So MANY things I need to be free from.

So this week will be all about a little of self exploration and planning. But here are three things I will do this week…

  1. No food after 9pm.
  2. 100 oz of water a day.
  3. 1 sweet thing a day (instead of 3)

June 16, 2010 By thea

Last week was not pretty.  I stepped on the scale and there was a SIX in the number. A STINKIN’ SIX! Ugh. I took a deep breath and hoped knew it was a false gain because of those stupid ass hormones.

This week, I’m back down to 157. That puts me in range for 19/24 weeks.

I’m getting bored, though. I know this is going to sound like a sob story, but maintenance is tough. It’s like there’s nothing to work for. Your trying hard to stay the same. YIPPEE!!

So, I just need to get some mojo back. I’m not sure how. Hopefully it’ll come with the increased triathlon training. Hopefully.

May 12, 2010 By thea

So I’m up this week and out of my range.  No big deal.  There are few reasons…

  • Fudge on Mother’s Day
  • Doritos on Mother’s Day
  • The fact that I was born with 2 X chromosomes
  • Snacking after 9pm (stupid chromosomes)
  • No exercise

That being said, I’m doing well with my habits.  I’m holding strong with at least 2 yogurts a day and at least 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.  And I’m pretty sure if I added more sugar to my coffee I would die from the sweetness.  That one is definitely a habit!

April 28, 2010 By thea

Oh my gosh, it takes me so long to post these days.

Anyway, I did weigh in this morning and I nearly fell off my scale.

I gained, but I only gained .8 lb. DUDE! Even after my weekend of debauchery, I am still in my healthy range!

When I saw that glorious 157 on the scale, I got the biggest old smile on my face.

So I will take a .8 lb gain. I will take it and play with it and smother it in hugs and kisses.

And just for Karena, I may serve it some fried pickles…