Sunday, September 7, 2008

Not over the hump :(

Well, as it has been about 3 weeks ago that I last
posted, you can probably guess why. I just don't
get how the body works. I basically do the exact
same things week in and week out yet, sometimes
I loose and sometimes I gain. I am not giving up!!!
I have come this far and have full intentions of
going further. So, with that said - Please keep me
in your prayers that what ever I need to be doing
I will figure out or someone will help me figure it
out. I really do want to see new numbers on the
scale soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Over the Hump!?!?

I think I may be coming off that terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad plateau I have been on for the
past 5 months. I lost again this week, 2.5 pounds
to be exact. That officially puts me at a new number
by 1/10 of a pound. If feels good to finally be a
a new "lowest" weight. Now, the true test will come
next Wednesday when I have to face the scales again.
I so hope and pray that the plateau is over and I
am now back on the loosing track. I guess we shall
see. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Down .5 this week

It is a small one, but it is a loss. I am hoping for
another next week. If I am successful I will
declare my time on the plateau over. I have
not lost 3 weeks in a row since March. I am
hoping to get into "new numbers" in a week
or two. I will let you know.
I am still enjoying whole grains. Last Sunday
I made Whole Wheat pasta - yum yum!! Other
than that I am still sticking to my Melba Toast
and Whole Wheat English Muffins.
I have been running this week and am sooooo
thankful for the rains on Thursday that has
given us some much needed relief from the
thick humidity - even at 5:30 in the morning.
I got out Friday morning and was shocked at
how easy it was to get into the run. The air
was so clean and crisp - Ahhhhh. I plan to
run everyday for as long as this weather holds.
Curves can wait until the Arkansas humidity
returns. See ya next week.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Oh, Wow - Its been a while

Well, the couple of weeks after vacation I yo-yoed a bit,
but stayed the course. Week before last I got a call in
the middle of the week from my weight loss counselor.
It seems she had been talking to a doctor and in general
terms, without violating any of my rights, discussed my
plateau and the trouble I am having with getting over it.
He suggested she help me add back whole grains. He
believed it would be what my metabolism needed to
jump start again. So, I went in for "the whole grains
talk" and cautiously added a few last week. WELL, I
think it might be working. I lost 3.4 pounds. Now, the
real proof will come in a couple more weeks if I can
continue to loose. In the meanwhile, however, I am
enjoying Whole Wheat English Muffins with Walden
Farms Peanut spread (a peanut butter substitute) with
banana a couple times a week, and I have fallen in love
with whole grain Melba toast. I love the crunch, and
only 60 calories per serving. This week I tried a Subway
Veggie Delight on Whole Wheat - it was delicious!
Anyway - we will see if the grains thing is indeed what
my body needed and I will keep you posted.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Vacation - Down 4.9 pounds

I knew vacation was going to be a wonderful
experience, but who knew it would also be
a good weight loss experience as well. I had
a wonderful time with all my friends who went
to Nashville and hung out around the 4th of July.
The fireworks in Nashville are truly AWESOME.
The food in Nashville is GREAT, and the opportunity
for exercise (walking) is abundant. I can't wait
until I can vacation again!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Holiday Week - No Class

Well, it is a holiday week and HMR is moving to a new building,
so we did not have class this week. I was up just a little last week,
but am working hard to be down by next Wednesday.
I am so excited that I will be at the Fireworks show in Nashville
this 4th of July. I have always watched it on CMT and wanted to
be there. Thanks to all my great friends, who seem to all have
family in the Nashville area, I will be there with my friends. FUN!!!
I will post again next week and let you know just how much fun
we had.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Down 2.6 this week

Finally, a good weight loss. I hope this is the beginning
of several weeks to come of good weight losses. I did
a little diet experimenting and the change of routine
seemed to do my body good.
What did not do my body good was trying to be helpful
last Saturday evening at Grandma's. Her yard was
a bit shaggy, so I volunteered to mow (push mow) for
her. Well, after fighting to get the mower started, I
made almost one "lap" around the yard and pulled
the muscle in my calf. Anyway to make a long story
short, my parents had to finish the lawn while I sat
with my leg iced and up. Now, you would think with the
exercise I have been doing something like this wouldn't
happen so easily, but it did. So, I am now back on the
stationary bike and trying to work on my core by doing
some set-ups everyday. I NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS
would have thought this next statement would have ever
come across my lips, but I MISS RUNNING. I know what
I was doing might not be considered really running, but
I miss it just the same. I am not sure how long it will take
for this thing to heal or for me to get back to the place I was
with my workout routine. Please pray that the healing goes
quickly and I can get back to training for the 5K.