Monday, October 25, 2010

Ready Set WAIT!

I feel like I’m stuck at the starting line right now.  Don’t get me wrong I’m still making some WL progress.  I’m down 2 more lbs.  The 230’s are within view.  I haven’t seen them for about 9 years!!... but my exercise plans have been put on hold by getting sick.  To make this even more frustrating I have committed to a 5K that is taking place in less than a month… I may be jumping the gun a bit but I figure why not nothing ventured nothing gained.  Sadly my congestion is still hanging around and just climbing a flight of stairs has me in a coughing fit for 5 minutes.  Add the downpour we’ve been having…Yah I haven’t started my very exciting training regime..YET… I am all READY SETREADY SETReadySee you tomorrow!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Re "to infinity" committing

I got sick…once again severely limiting my exercise abilities. As far as the mechanical oracle of doom (aka scale) I haven’t been near its 3 digit sneer for over a week. Do I throw in the towel and accept failure slouched with defeat slinking shame faced from the field of battle before the first blow has been struck. NO!  I shall rise from the ashes like the blazing phoenix glorious in my rebirth… note to self no more writing entries while under the influence of cold medicines

I am planning much to the glee of my under exercised Jack Russell on getting back to my Couch to 5 K Program. I would like to run straight for 5K I was close when I fell off the program last. I will probably need to back up maybe to week 4 or 5 I need to review the graph again. I am also hoping to get my gym membership up and running again next month. Plan Z go with Garfield's excuse:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Flat on my Face!

This week has not been kind.  I started with such aspirations and goals.  Then after lifting my foot for the first step fell flat on my face. (see the image to the left for illustration)  Sigh.  Oh well in the immortal words of Chumbawamba:

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down"

I'm not going to go into details except the only true workout i have done is Monday.  Tonight I will be going riding but Tuesday I didn't ride like I planned.  Wednesday my whole schedule got thrown off ending in a binge of a chili cheese dog and chili cheese fries and this morning started with McDonald's so I'm afraid to go near the scale lol.  I am not giving up.  Things have to smooth out some soon I hope.  I also need to do some shopping.  I have been doing some reading on "Once a Month Cooking"  Basically you have a menu for the month and you have a schedule to cook all day and freeze the meals in the portions for one dinner.  ONE time a month.  That way every day you have a home cooked meal to eat you just have to pull it out of the freezer the night or morning before and then bake or reheat when you get home.  That actually sounds like something TOTALLY up my street.  Besides this image makes the OCD in me coo in pleasure  

Monday, October 4, 2010

Poke it with a stick!

Eeew its still alive.  First of all “I told you so”  *crickets chirp* FINE THEN.. “I told me so”.  I have the erratic part down perfect and I am consistently erratic.  Anywho I am still alive.  I have not gained a bunch of weight.  Neither however have I lost a bunch.  Good news is I lost 2.5 lbs without working at it over the course of 3 months.  That is very important for me because not only did I not regain weight I lost which has been the pattern I maintained all my adult life but I was able to still lose a little bit just doing daily activities. 
That being said I am ready for another push.  I really want to try to get into the 230’s this month.  Now if I believed in miracles I would set the goal to 230 but lets not get out of hand.  I am setting it to 235.  That is the recommended loss give or take of a little over 2lbs a week.  Can I do it?  Don’t know will do my best.
I restarted my exercise routine.  I have not been sedentary these past few months.  I decided to continue auxillarying until I drop dead from exhaustion and so far I’m surviving.  I get some activity from service.  I have also been riding a couple times a week which is a good workout.  Whenever I can I take my Milla foo (small Jack Russell Terrier) for a walk.   I’m kicking it up a notch.   Now that I feel I have settled into my service schedule I am ready to throw the exercise ball back into the juggling mix.. lets see how it goes.  Oh and I’m cutting back.  Trying to eat smaller portions again and healthier choices.  I am not doing any strict dietary restriction yet.   I want to wait a week and see how I do with the increased activity and smaller portions.
Oh I also had a MAGNIFICENT family vacation to Yellowstone last month.  Huzby, his parental, my mum and a family friend went.  I will be updating the photo section of this blog with some of my favorite pictures from our trip!