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Evil Elves

I have a box (okay two - one is now empty) of cookies made by elves sitting in my cupboard.  They are the 100 calorie snack packs of fudge stripe cookies.  As I was walking through the grocery store the other day I eyed a package of the fudge stripe cookies.  I resisted temptation.  I love these cookies and in general I love cookies and can't have them in my house.  I was thinking perhaps I could have a controlled temptation?  A few days ago I purchased two boxes of the 100 calorie snack pack versions of the cookies.  Needless to say as of right now one box is empty and it lead me into filling myself with pb smores, hot fudge and a ww ice cream bar.  Fortunatly I feel like I've gotten it out of my system.  The box that remains is going to be given away tomorrow.  As for calories I have enough extra ww  weekly points to use.  On the downside I just used 35 of the 49 I am allowed in a week.  That leaves me with 14 extra points that need to last me till Tuesday night and I have …

Addicted to Food

As I'm typing this my 5yr old is watching Shaun the Sheep (my 2yr old is taking a nap), there's a spaghetti squash in the oven and I have a WW meeting tonight.  If you are not familiar with Shaun the Sheep it's a show that airs on the BBC and I found it on Netflix one day and decided to check it out.  I must say it's pretty funny and I find myself laughing out loud much of the time when I'm watching it (along with my 5yr old).  If you ever get the chance to watch it I highly recommend it for a good laugh. 

This morning as I was getting ready to go to the gym I had the TV on the early show (most times it's Sesame Street or Barney).  I must say I'm pretty clueless about what's going on in the world.  I don't put the evening news on as there's always some news story about how someone was shot etc... and I don't want my little ones viewing that on TV.  They have the rest of their lives to worry about what's going on in the world. Why expose…

Sweating it out.

Sitting on the recumbent bike before my Pilate's class sweating it out.  I'm feeling so much better as each day passes.  I must say the worst part of this cold is the sudden coming on of uncontrollable coughing.  I had another embarrassing moment today while in the lobby of the gym.  A tickle in my throat took over and I couldn't stop coughing.  I went for my water bottle and that didn't seem to help so I went to the bathroom and coughed for what felt like an eternity.  After gaining some composer I made a beeline (Sp?) for the coffee in the lobby.....ahh that was the cure.  Other than the embarrassing cough I feel great. 
Tomorrow is my 4 - 5 mile run day on the training schedule. Signing off.

Ran today!

Feeling better today for the first time in what felt like an eternity.  I haven't had a cold this bad in a long time.  I figured I would still stay home an extra day and try and get a run in on my treadmill.  There was a voice in me that said you can do it and another voice that said you may regret this.  I promised myself that I would listen to my body and only do what felt comfortable.  I started out with a warm up walk and then started running.  I did the 4 miles I was scheduled to run with one hill thrown in the mix and I felt great during and after the run.  Tomorrow is my cross training day so I'm taking a Pilate's class and before that I'm going to do 30 minutes on the recumbent bike. Wednesday is my run 5 mile day with two hills. 
As an FYI if you are looking for an amazing tea to sooth a sore throat this is the tea for you!

My friend Gwen dropped off a ziploc bag full of tea the other day and this was in the assortment!  Last night I went to the store and stoc…

Coming into the clear.....

Today I feel like I'm getting my energy back.  My throat is feeling a bit better and I'm getting my voice back.  My coughing has lessend quite a bit.  I desperatly want to go to the gym today but I'm thinking another day of rest?  I'm scheduled to run 4 miles today.  Something I know I can do but not sure if my body is ready yet or if I would just end up setting myself back?

On Facebook I posted my weigh in at a -.8lbs  - since I've missed a few workouts I'll take it! 
I must say one of the hardest things when it comes to weight loss is motivation.  I've struggled with this for years.  For me diet and exercise are not exclusive to one another but it's hard to tackle them at the same time when just starting out. 

For those who are looking to make a change in your life:
1. Set a specific goal (lose 5lbs for example)
2. Make a plan to achieve that goal (diet and or exercise to begin with - small changes - see your Dr. first).  Think long term and be honest wi…