Monday, August 25, 2008

Good Week


Well I had a very good week. I exercised consistently every day, got in my running and my weight lifting. And ate extremely healthy, though part of that is because I cut out wheat. You'll find if you don't eat wheat there aren't a whole lot of unhealthy foods left! I did really well on the no-gluten diet. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I definitely felt better and had more energy this week. But we all know my freaky body isn't super consistent, so I'm going to try it again this week but I'm not getting my hopes up that my results will be as good.

Things are getting exciting in the scale department. This morning I weighed 206 on the dot which is down 4 pounds from last week and is just one pound away from that elusive 20 pounds. Next week should be very exciting if things go well. So we're officially down 19 lbs from the start, and 24 inches!

My race is getting closer and my training is going very well. Tonight I run another practice 3 miles so I'll let you know if my time improves. Thank you Natalie for sending in your pledge! This weeks poll split evenly between 600 & 800 calories for a Super-Sized French Fry. The answer is....600! Don't forget to vote in this week’s poll! Love ya all!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let them eat cake!

I'm trying to add to my portfolio of cakes, so if anyone is interested I'm offering to make cakes for any event for just the cost of ingredients + 10% for time. Here are a few of the ones I've done in the past. I'm willing to try anything.

Wii cake
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Dragon Cake
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Daisy Cake
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Princess Barbie Cake
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Pig Cake
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Training

Well I am knee deep in training for my 5K and loving it! It's super hard for me to get up early to run but that's the only way to avoid the insane heat! I'm following the Couch to 5K program, which takes you from doing nothing to running a 5K in 9 weeks. I'm on week 4 and I'm already running for 16 minutes out of my 30 min routine, and up to running for 5 minute blocks at a time. I've never been a runner before so I'm really proud of my progress.

I was 210 when I weighed in this morning, which is 1 lb up from last week. But I've been doing a lot of weight lifting this week so I'm going to think of that pound as pure muscle. :) I need to thank Christy this week, she took me to see a movie as her pledge. We saw Mamma Mia and if you haven't seen it GO NOW! It is hilarious. Also thanks to my mommy. She brought me a present for each of the 5 lbs I lost. Love you Mom!

So this week, to continue the tradition of crazy experimentation, I am trying a gluten (or wheat) free diet. A lot of women with PCOS have a sensitivity to wheat and I suspect I might be one of them. So this week should be interesting. Last night I made a loaf of bread that is made from garbanzo bean flour...it was actually pretty good.

I've roped David into working out with me at night, every night before bed we do 100 crunches and 10 push-ups. David has quickly shown me up by moving on to 15 push-ups, but he still can't do as many crunches as I can. It looks like exercise edged out dieting as the most important for losing weight. This week think about how you can get a little more exercise into your life, nothing big...just baby steps! And don't forget to vote in the new poll.

Have a great week everyone.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm back with a new look and a fresh start!

Hello Everyone! Well I ended up taking three weeks off instead of two, and it was just what I needed. A time to refresh my energy, clear my mind, and think about something else than losing weight! Now I am recharged and ready to go. You probably noticed I changed my blog, I want something fresh for the next leg of my journey.

I want to thank everyone who has sent in a pledge, you are all such a wonderful support for me. I also want to thank my newest pledger David Rookhuyzen! David has pledged 2 free babysitting nights once I've lost 20 lbs. That's great motivation for me, thanks David. It's not too late to pledge if you want to, I can use all the encouragement I can get.

Well the 3 weeks off did me good because in that time I hit a huge milestone for me. I am finally under 210! This morning the scale was at :

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So altogether that brings me up to 16 lbs lost so far! And it brings that elusive 20 lbs a lot closer, just 4 lbs to go. I'm excited to see the scale continue to go down and my health continue to improve. I've recently taken up running and decided to enter a 5k in September. I'm busy training and this last weekend did my first practice run. I did the course (which is 3 miles) in 45 minutes. My goal is 30 mins so I have 5 weeks to improve my time. I hope everyone who is able will come cheer me on at the finish line as I complete this goal.

15 lbs lost means another pledge comes due, this time from me! I was going to get a haircut, but have decided to keep growing my hair out, so instead I will be getting highlights done.

Thank you everyone for continuing to support my efforts, the healthier I get the more likely David and I will be able to expand our family. We love you all and don't forget to vote in the poll to the right.