Spring Fling – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


April 21, 2010 By thea

Oh my goodness, I almost missed it!!

Based on the changes that I made this week as far as water and candy, I was VERY happy to step on the scale this morning and see a 2.2 pound LOSS!!  Yippee!!

After my little hiccup, today’s weight of 156.2 puts me at 14 weeks of keeping my weight between 153 and 157.

Let’s just pretend that I didn’t actually make any goals for this challenge, k? I didn’t do so well with tracking my goals this time around.

In fairly unrelated news, I’m going to buy a bike soon.  I haven’t owned my own bike since I was in high school…5 years ago.


April 14, 2010 By thea

The good news: I maintained this week!

The bad news: I gained two pounds last week, LOL!

So, my little maintenance streak ended last week, but I wasn’t too torn up about it.  I have no illusions that I am going to make it all year without a gain here or there. I figured my body was just taking a break and it was a false gain.

But when I stepped on the scale this week and it was exactly the same (158.4), I knew something was up.

The weird part is that I don’t FEEL like I’ve gone off the wagon.  I’m not totally gorging myself on food.  My workouts have scaled way back but I’m still doing a little something. But something has changed.

What I feel is bloated.  My water is consumption is down.  I’m only getting about 64 oz a day instead of my usual 96 oz. I’m not sure why I’m drinking less.  I’ll have to keep an eye on that.

And as much as I don’t like running, that was when I was maintaining my weight so I have to take that into consideration.

So, here’s the new plan.

  1. Get my water back up to 96 oz. a day.  No exceptions.
  2. As much as I like the Wii, it’s just not enough to be my main source of movement.  I can use it for rainy days and quick fun movement.  But I need hardcore cardio, I think. That means back to running and biking. And I’m still toying with the idea of boxing, but I ‘m not sure I can fit that in if I am going to do a tri program.  I’m really all over the board with the exercise.
  3. I can’t have “treats” 3 times a day. If I have a cookie after school with the kids, I can’t have ice cream after dinner, too.  I may have to break up with sugar, but I really, REALLY don’t want to.  Really don’t want to.

I’m going to start there.  Hopefully, I’ll see a downward trend next week!

March 31, 2010 By thea

I did it.  I made it to 25%.

I’ve maintained between 153 and 157 for THIRTEEN WEEKS.  I was a little surprised after the pizza fest that my scale showed a big, fit 156 when I stepped on this morning.


Aside from my kids and my marriage, I’m not sure I’ve ever done anything consistently for 13 weeks.  This is huge.

I think I may cry. Or dance.  Or cry while I’m dancing.  Or cry while I’m dancing after doing Wii.

Life is good, ya’ll.

March 24, 2010 By thea

Badum-bum-bum-bum. Another one bites the dust. Badum-bum-bum-bum. Another one bites the dust. And another one gone, another one gone.  Another one bites the dust. Hey, gonna get you, too! Another one bites the dust!

That’s the song that’s in my head this week as another week passes where I’m in the ZONE, ya’ll!  12 weeks down, 42 to go!  I am so stinkin’ happy.

I went to Fitbloggin over the weekend in Baltimore and there was a session on body image.  I sat there thinking “I hope my daughter never has the issues that I have” when I realized that I’m slowly but surely not having as many issues.

I’m at my ideal (read: maintainable) weight.  Yes, I’m a little soft around the middle and I have some muffin top stomach and cottage cheese thighs, but overall…I look good.

Side note: why do all bad body descriptions involve food?

So, as I venture forth into this next week, I’m going to do my best to tell myself I look good.  Every day.  Because this is my body so I should start being happy with it!

March 17, 2010 By thea

Oh my goodness!

I totally forgot to post last week and I nearly forgot to post this week.

Bad Sister!

I am up a pound this week but I’m cool with that.  I am still within my range (11 weeks now, WOOHOO!) and I know why I’m up this week.

Gaining is no longer an issue because more often than not I know what I did wrong and how I can change it.  It really is freeing to be at this point.

But I feel like I need to talk about something else for fear that my posts will be boring.

I’ll do that next week, as long as I don’t forget to post!

March 16, 2010 By thea

I was thinking that I was actually doing pretty good this past week.

And then I got my Daily Mile workout report on my e-mail.  And it reminded me that I didn’t log a single workout last week.

I guess there’s that.

But I started anew with my 10k training program this morning.  I went to the gym and found the weight machines I needed and then discovered some long lost muscles.

Who woulda thunk that my calves would be so weak?

And then there’s the dessert.  There’s some leftover Valentine’s Day candy that has been calling my name from his place of honor in the middle of the counter.  And the last of the Girl Scout cookies that have been around so long.

But they’re going to be around a little while longer.  For this week’s Monday Project, I’m giving up candy/dessert for a week.

Which I will start today because I had already eaten cookies yesterday before I read the post about the Monday Project.

The end.

March 11, 2010 By thea

You know what drives me nuts?

It drives me nuts when I have new resolve and then I get blindsided by outside forces.

I met my mileage goal last week, but I paid a price.  Pain.

So I decided I would amend my goals.

And then my Emma got sick.

And then I got sick.

And then my goals went out the window.

Andy my resolve is standing on the ledge.

I need to go get it, but I don’t want to scare it out the window to.

I need to pick one thing today and do it.  Maybe my resolve will see me and want to join in.

March 3, 2010 By thea

So I’m in this really strange place in my head (which ain’t saying much).

I’m down a 1/2 pound this week…but I totally don’t feel like I deserve to be.  I have been eating like crap, CRAP for a while now, but I keep on staying within my weight range.  It’s like I’ve given my body license to continue to eat like CRAP even though I’m within my range.

Not exactly the most healthy attitude in the world to have.

I should be eating like AWESOME and maintaining.  That should be my goal. I shouldn’t be trying to see how much I can get away with.

Anyhoo, I’ve updated my goals for this challenge.  They were pretty much the same as the last challenge, I just changed up my running goal a bit.  Instead of running so many miles on specific days, I just need to meet my weekly mileage goal.  I’ll be increasing the goal by 10% every week.

If I can keep up with that, I should have no problems with my 8k and 10k in a few months!

February 25, 2010 By thea

Where to begin, where to begin…

So, I missed weigh in yesterday.  I did have a loss and so I have officially maintained my weight range for 8 weeks now without counting a single Weight Watchers Point.

For the Spring Fling, I am proud to be a member of Team Fabulous! We’re gonna kick your butts!  LOL!

Also, the last couple of weeks, The Sisterhood sponsored the Shrinking Jeans Olympics.  I am proud to report that I brought home two medals!  I won the gold as part of a 4×1 mile relay team (35:46 combined time), and I snagged a silver in the 2 mile fast walk (26:12 time).

That’s all for now!  Happy Shrinking…or maintaining!