road trips – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


December 1, 2010 By thea


And then, after I survived Thanksgiving, I survived a weekend road trip. That included more Thanksgiving type food AND a chicken pot pie.

That was a damn good chicken pot pie.

I only gained .2 pounds this week. Two Tenths of one pound. AFTER THANKSGIVING!!!


I’m happy. Oh yes I am.

I logged 123 minutes of exercise (and some of that was walking the halls of the hotel. BORING!) and had at least 80 oz of water every day.

This week kind of rocked.

Oh and non-scale victory. I bought a new pair of jeans. In a SIZE 8!! This is my third official size 8 piece of clothing that fits. That feels amazing.

My goals for this challenge…

  1. As always, stay within the 153-157 pound range. CHECK!
  2. Do something active every day. Even if it’s only dancing for 5 minutes. 5/7 days
  3. Limit myself to one sweet treat a day (Exception: Thanksgiving Day) CHECK!
  4. When I have a choice, skip the food with a wrapper. CHECK!

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?

January 6, 2010 By thea

When I stepped on the scale this morning, the clouds parted and the skies were filled with sunshine and singing birds with ribbons in their beaks and I SWEAR I heard music.

Their may have even been an animated princess cheering for me.

Somehow, I lost 3 pounds over the last two weeks. I’m at 153! I haven’t been at 153 since 2007!

I don’t know how, but I’m not asking.  Road trips, Christmas dinners, non-Christmas dinners with my MIL’s home cooking, eating out, eating a full meal in the CAR because we didn’t want to stop.

Sticking with my Rethink Your Shrink goals really helped!!

I may officially be on maintenance, but I’m not looking a gift weight loss in the mouth.