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5.27 miles outside!

This morning was 35 degrees, rainy, hilly, and I couldn't have done it without the great group of women I ran with today. 
As I was running I received a few comments on how cut my calves looked.  The first thing that came to mind and I said out loud was: "yes I have big calves".  The response I received was: "I wish I had your cut calves".  It's funny how what we have others want and vice verse (I would prefer smaller less cut calves however they do come in handy on the hills).  It's funny how perceptions can very greatly from one person to the next.
The picture in this post was taken after the run.  I tried to flex for the camera to see what my running partners were talking about.  If I can get a better picture I'll post one later.
Today I am wearing running tights for the first time btw - and I love them!  I don't look as bad as I thought and they feel great on.
Ladies you keep me going.

Keep moving no matter what!


You Keep Me Going

On my way into the gym today to do my 30 min run I bumped into an acquaintance who was heading out the door and and on her way home after doing a swim.  She goes for a chemo treatment tomorrow.  Not the picture I would imagine for myself if I were faced with a chemo treatment.  I guess I think of my old ways and my unfit body from a little over year ago.  A year ago I would find it hard to be motivated to do anything if I was going in for a chemo treatment the next day.  I've been fortunate enough to not have to battle cancer so all I can do is speculate what I would do while sitting on this side of the fence.  I must say her strength helps keep me going.  Cheering you on.  I love your strength.  You keep me going.

I bumped into an acquaintance who was on the treadmill next to me at the gym today (I know her because our kids were enrolled in Munchkin Mornings together and I would see her at the local library all the time).  She said I look great and she tells me how inspiring I am…

Loose Skin

I've been wanting to post a response to this question and have been working on it in the back of my mind.  My apologies to the anonymous person for not getting to answer this question sooner:

Q: Something that has really been bugging me is the loose skin issue, specifically the potential for it my on arms and stomach. I would hate to be stuck with "batwing" arms and a flabby stomach after so much hard work. Is this something that you experienced? Or did your arm and abs firm up when you started exercising and eating better?

Speaking for myself I have come to accept the fact that I will always have "batwing" arms in addition to extra skin on the back of my legs right where the butt ends and the leg begins (and extra skin on bottom half of my butt).  For my stomach it's flat when I'm standing however if I bend over it reminds me of what a cow's udders looks like.  They just kind of hang.  The stomach skin I've talked about with other moms (ones t…

Eating

I had Weight Watchers meeting last night and we talked a little bit about eating when you are not hungry.  I must say I have been doing that allot lately (thankfully it's been healthy food like fruit).  I'm finding myself a little bit stressed about my son K~ and him not feeling well.  I hope this passes soon. 

Unfortunately old habits can resurface (eating when I'm not hungry - past the point of being full).  Food is a big comfort for me (as for many people) however I would like to break the habit of running to food to fill that need of comfort.  I need to figure out another way.  On the upside I've been exercising and that helps with stress however I think my body and mind are getting used to it.  I can only imagine where I would be with stress if I didn't eat well and exercise. 

On second thought I know where I would be: a hundred pounds heavier.

Time to find a new coping strategy.




Consistency

Consistency is something I love because it's predictable and that need or want for predictability in life can drive me crazy because life is anything but predictable.  I felt bad for not being able to post yesterday but the day was busy with the kids and getting things done like grocery shopping and then my WW meeting last night.  I ended up falling asleep getting my almost 2yr old to sleep last night and just kept on sleeping (that was 8pm at night). 

In terms of consistency my weight loss has had it's ups and downs but my health has continued to go in the right direction and I need to look at the big picture and not focus on a bad day (the scale said -.4 last night at my meeting - I'm not complaining however I would have loved to see a better number).

This spring I'm taking a trip to San Francisco and running a 12k.  I must say I'm beyond excited to go on this trip.  My husband and kids will be home with the grandparents and a sitter.  I will miss them terribly …

Living With Conviction and The Law Of Attraction

As I write this I'm a little lighter as of today (-.6lbs for a total loss of 72lbs).

"So what is your secret?", that is a question I've been asked by many people.  My secret is it's all mental.  I'm living my life with conviction. Before anything can happen I have to believe it can happen.  The power lies within me and no where else.  The buck stops here.  No excuses no matter what.

I've been thinking a lot lately how different my life is from a little over a year ago.
Things are so different for me physically, socially and mentally/emotionally.  I watched a movie on Netflix last night called The Secret, and thought what better time than now to write about living with conviction, The Law of Attraction and what that means to me.

Physically I don't have fat in places where there was abundance before.  My back feels solid and there are no 'rolls' to speak of.  I have energy and can move my body in ways that I haven't in many years.  I have gr…

Weigh In

It's 10pm and I'm thinking about tomorrow being my weigh day.  I'll be interested to see how the scale reads.  While fruits and veggies are 0 points on WW I have been eating more even when I'm not hungry.  I think/ I know the food is all about comfort.  Old habits are hard to break.  I guess on the upside of things it's better that I eat clementines instead of peanut butter cups :-).  Time for some zzzzzz's.