Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I am so happy I have hit the 25 pound mark!!! It feels so good. Now my goal is to be down 15 more by next spring or summer. It seems so doable now that most of the weight is off.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Today Jaimee and I were supposed to go to Curves but she phoned me to say she did a 'big workout' in PE and was tired. Was ok with me since we had a X Country running practice afterschool today so I did about a 3K run anyways.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Did you notice in my sidebar that I officially hit the 20 pound mark! I am so happy and I feel so good! Halfway there. I hope to lose another 5 pounds by end of November and then hold it at that through the winter months (you know, terrible weather will make it hard to get out and run and Christmas). We'll see how it goes.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I ran today for about 35 minutes, I hadn't done a long run since last Sunday's 8K run (still happy about that one!). It was a beautiful sunny day so I had a great run today. I actually didn't want to go, I am fighting the 'unmotivation' that hits me sometimes. Now with the weather starting to change to more dreary days I am finding it easier to not go. However, I stepped on the scale again today finally and I am down another pound (19 total!!!) so that was my motivation to keep going!
So happy to be down 19 pounds, had a great run and now off to do some fun scrapping!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Jaimee and I didn't go to Curves today. I told her I don't want to take any chances with my knee (it has been hurting a bit). Once the run is over, a little pain won't slow me down, her and I will then be going 3 times/ week - well that is the plan anyways!
I won't run tomorrow. Jason and I are heading to Victoria (can't wait to go to Lululemon). We are spending the night at my brother's then going in the run on Sunday. Hope all goes well. I know I will finish, just hoping to run the whole way and finish in around 1 hour.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Along with my weight loss this summer (total was 18 pounds!) I also did my measurements when I started on this track. In 2 months I have lost a total of 11 inches! This is all totalled - ie. 2 from hips, 2 from waist etc. Looks like I am still on the right track.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Hoping to get into a nice routine of running after work a couple days a week and then on weekends and Curves 2X a week with Jaimee.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Gone: 38 minutes Ran: 36 Walk: 2
Oh and did you see my sidebar? I hit the 15 pound mark!!! Woo hoo!
Friday, September 4, 2009
About the picture in the post below. Danica, my youngest, so kindly reminded me that I don't have my other pills in it (my thyroid meds and iron pills)! Hahaha!!! Ahhh life at 40!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
As I was running though I was thinking about what I 'look' like. Brace on my knee, orthotics in my shoes and I thought so this is what '40' (something) looks like! Hahaha. Then I remembered the Butterfly Crafts Challenge and I thought about it. There is a song called (I think) "This is what love looks like". Well I decided I would change the title to This is What 40 looks like (truth be told, in a couple of months I will be 42), and so came the inspiration for this picture. Now I am not a good still life photographer, but you get the point. Orthotics in the shoes (gosh these are so dirty - I need some new runners!), knee brace, ice (physiotherapist says to ice my knee for 10 minutes after a run), and advil (to keep all the aches and pains at bay)! I see a scrapbook page coming on!!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Gone: 37 minutes Ran: 36 Walk: 1
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Gone: 31 mins Ran: 30 Walk: 1
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Yesterday I took the day off, the knee seems to be ok if I take a day off now and then (along with popping some Advil daily - lol). Although I did do a lot of walking as I had an out of town shopping day. Today my run was good.
Gone: 31.5 minutes Ran: 30 Walked: 1.5mins
Oh and I am on my way to 15 down 12 now!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
On another note, I have been whining lately about the weight loss. Well did you notice my side bar? I am now at 10 (well probably 11) pounds and when I think of it I have only been on my 'journey' since July 1st. 6 weeks. 6 weeks, including 2 camping trips. 6 weeks. If you think of 2 pounds per week I am pretty much on schedule. I wanted to lose 15 pounds this summer and I am headed in the right direction.
Gone: 32 minutes Run: 30 Walk: 2
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Well, I did try to go for a run this morning. The rest of my family is out camping. I had to come in early yesterday morning to bring Dancia in to Emergency, she is very sick. Thus I spent the better part of yesterday at the dr. or with a sick little girl. In the rush of bringing her in yesterday I remembered my running gear, but forgot my knee wrap. I tried to run today, but my knee was really bothering me so I did a short loop around the block and home. On top of that I did not like the fact that Danica (although she is 11 1/2 and is dead asleep) was at home by herself while she is so sick.
Let's hope I can keep going as it does feel good to be fit, I just wish the scale was my friend!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Gone: 32.5 minutes Ran: 29 Walk: 2.5
Monday, August 10, 2009
Gone: 33 minutes walk: 2 1/2 mins Run: 30 1/2
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Gone: 41 minutes Walk: 4 Run: 37
The good thing is that I am not so winded after a run, so whether I lose weight or not (and I better!), I am definately getting in shape. The hard part is being so stiff for the rest of the day, ahhh 41 how nice!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Gone: 33 minutes ran: 29 walk: 4
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I managed to stretch out my route once again and it is 4.7km. It is close enough to 5 for me and it is a good run.
Gone: 32 minutes Run: 27 Walk: 5 - even ran for 1 minute up the killer hill!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Gone: 31 minutes ran: 24 walk 7
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I went for a long run today. I ran to my mom's house which is about 6K away. I walked for about 6 minutes of it and ran for 35! Felt good. I am going to up my regular run a bit now, it may be about 3.5K for a couple weeks and hoping to push it to about 4 or 5K by the end of summer. So far today 6950 steps!
Oh for anyone interested, I completed my Road Trip journal it is here.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I did my run, and it was much nicer, we have a bit of cloud and cooler temps today (so far anyways). I still ran about the same but I have noticed I am not as winded when I get home, and that's a good thing.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Anyhow, enough complaining. I did run today and it was already warm. I'm for sure going to try to go a smidge earlier until the weather cools a bit. I guess my blurfing will have to be after my run instead.
Gone: 21.5 minutes Run: 18 Walk: 3.5 mins!
Monday, July 27, 2009
1/3 cup regular oatmeal 2/3 cup hot water 1/3 cup cottage cheese (I use 1%) 1/2 cup blueberries 2 TBSP ground flax 2 TBSP slivered almonds 1 TBSP Splenda sweetener I also add some Apple Pie Spice. I then microwave for about 75 seconds then it is ready.
I did my run again, I thought I took it a bit slower as my knees are bothering me a bit but I finished in 21 minutes with only 4 minutes of walking!
I also got myself this pedometer:
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Gone 22 minutes: walked 4 .5 minutes!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I went out for my run today at about 9 am rather than 8 and it was already getting warm. I was gone for 23 minutes and 7 of it was walking. Not quite as good as Friday, but close.
The good news is that at a 2 week check point I am down 9 pounds! So happy!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I managed to finish the run in 25 minutes rather than 27. I am pushing myself to running up more of the hill. I have to admit though it is tough, the hill is winning thus far. One day I will.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Now, note to self: don't wear the Lulu Hip Hop pant for running! I had worn them during the day for a couple of days and they were headed to the laundry. Well, I figured I may as well wear them on my run rather than get some clean running clothes all sweaty. Not a good idea, they are a little loose in the waist - which is why I like them - comfort! They kept inching their way down, not fun! They would not have fallen off, I just didn't like where they would fall to. Oh well, the run is done and the running clothes are still clean!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I have lost 5 pounds!
Wow! I know this won't happen every week, sure would be nice if it did. It makes my 15 pounds this summer quite reachable!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Where am I now? July 2nd I started my running. I don't go far or fast, or even run the whole way but it is a start. I ran yesterday too. Well today I took a break, the sore legs told me too! I am planning on a quick 20 minute run M-F and anything else that comes up. Fingers are crossed that I can carry out my plan. No fingers are not crossed, I AM going to do it. Who is with me?