June 30, 2010 By lisa
Let’s skip the formalities and jump to what you’re really here for, MY WEIGHT!
Last week’s weight: 175.4 lbs (ugh)
This week’s weight: 174 lbs (yippee)
A loss of 1.6 lbs
Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!
Although I’ll be a whole lot happier when I say good-bye to the 170′s (again)! Last week was my first time to weigh-in in quite some time and I vowed to weigh-in every week this Summer. I am also leading the mini-challenges which is keeping me accountable to actually DOING the mini-challenges-HA! This week, I have been focusing hard on what I am eating, journaling it, getting in my fruits and veggies and drinking tons of water.
I’ve returned to going to the gym, A LOT. I went four times last week, just getting back in to the groove of exercising. I took a Body Kombat class for the first time (a mix of kickboxing and martial arts) and I took a Spin class. I lifted weights, I rode the stationary cycle and I walked on the treadmill.
I have my eyes on training for the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon on November 14th and possibly even doing this event (a beach run) on August 14th, both with Christy.
Another thing I cannot stop thinking about is doing a triathlon. The one I did back in February during the Sisterhood Olympics opened my eyes to the fun of mixing it up- swimming, biking and running. I spend my evenings scouring the want ads for a used bike (OMG- who knew bikes could be so expensive? Plus the gear- ack! If money grew on trees, then I would get this bike.). I spend a lot of time reading triathlon books and checking out various races and different websites. I am “this close” to attending an “Austin triathlon training group seminar” to see if I can hook up with a local group for training.
Thinking about tri’ing gives me excited butterflies in my stomach. Not nervous-ness, not anxiety, not “can I do this”……nope, I have excitement and butterflies because I already know I CAN DO THIS.
Even though my time for the 1/2 marathon in San Diego with Team Shrinking Jeans was not what I wanted it to be and even though I did it with a bum hip, completing it gave me something I could not get anywhere else- BELIEF IN MYSELF. I KNOW I will finish whatever races I sign up for, of that, I am 100% certain. I added to “the bank” once I crossed that finish line and my mental game is even stronger now.
I’m all over the board today, huh?
So yeah, Summer 2010 is going to kick ass for me, I just know it.
October 17, 2009 By lisa
Today is the last day for the Lose for Good campaign and I’m ecstatic to report that I have lost a total of 6.5 pounds in 7 weeks.
Like some of my fellow sisters, I am going to donate MORE than 6.5 lbs of food, because I can and because it is so very much needed.
My son’s pre-school does a food drive for a local food bank every year around this time- I am going to give my pounds and pounds of food to that effort.
I, too, like having a challenge tied to something so positive and GOOD. I think Weight Watchers has an excellent idea with tying weight loss to giving to others. Awesome.
Maybe we should do this again?!