Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 5, Day 24

I'm being weak today....some serious eye situation going on - almost lead me to the ER in the middle of the night. So I'm on minimal sleep, went to doctor this morning and didn't end up getting to work until 10:45am. Ate a horrible breakfast and lunch (I'll spare the details b/c it's shameful!! but delicious) and I'm really not up for working out....and all I want to do at this moment is go to the vending machine with the single $1 I have in my wallet and buy a pack of plain M&Ms....I'm saving myself by typing this up now, rather than later tonight. I need to think - Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. And those last 5.6 lbs sure did feel good, especially since I'm slowly starting to notice it. I also need to think....bathing suit in less than one week!! Eeek!!!! Not that skipping one bag of M&Ms will make me look like Gisele Bundchen, rather than those bodies on the cover of tabloids with the face blurred out with the text "Guess who let themselves go?" But with my bad choice in food yesterday and bad choices today so far....another bad choice might lead me to another and another and another....I'm sure you can't relate. HA!

I promise I will run with Adam and the puppy tonight in the neighborhood! I promise I will let someone else buy that delicious, wonderful, happy bag of M&Ms....and not let them near my mouth.....haha

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week 5, Day 23

I had a fatty-bo-batty kinda day. Co-worker brought homemade biscuits and sausage gravy...and who am I to offend by turning that done? Had to run an errand during lunch and I"m pretty sure Jimmy John himself was calling to me...and who can turn down good ol' Jimmy?

Ok....bad food day. Good workout though. Swam 2100 yards today (~1.2 miles). Did much better than Monday and I am feeling comfortable breathing on both sides. I can swim several laps with only taking about 4 breaths per 25 yards so it's definitely getting easier! So the workout may half cancel out my fatty-bo-battyish ways today??

I also did something that I have never done before in my entire life!!!!'s a secret....and NO, I didn't pee in the pool.....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 5, Day 22

Quote of the day: "Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies...."

Today was a good day. Encouraged by my 4 week results, I was motivated to eat a good breakfast and lunch. No 'official' workout today but I do have indoor soccer tonight - and that is definitely a high energy workout.

On a different note, I dreamt about the triathlon last night. I don't usually remember my dreams, but this one I could remember some vague details. The swim in the dream was at Riverplex, the gym I belong to now. The bike was indoor and it was an inflatable arena so everyone was moving very slow. There were food carts at different points of the race and I remember I stopped at one, put my bike on the back of someone's car (and just quit??) and helped myself to sliced roast beef at one of the carts?? I haven't asked the folks organizing the Sullivan Civic Center Triathlon if we will have the option of roast beef during the race.....

I'd also like to give a shout out to Jimmy! (guy #2 in the 2 guys, a girl and a triathlon) Jimmy is officially registered for the race and has been smoke free for over a week!! Wohoo!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Week 5, Day 21

THE NUMBERS ARE IN!!!! Not too shabby either!! Swam today and knowing I was going to weigh myself, I made sure to dry every drop of water out of my hair just to make sure I didn't have a single ounce more than I needed. I am happy with the numbers - weight isn't exactly dripping off me, but at least I know I'm doing it the right way!! Wohoo!!

  • Weight - 175.6 lbs *down 5.6 lbs!
  • Hips - 38.5" *down 1.0"
  • Waist - 33" *down 2.0"
  • Belly - 36.25" *down 2.25"
  • Chest - 37.5" *down 1.5"
  • Arm - 12.75" *down 0.5" each - so 1.0" total
  • Thigh - 26.5" *down 0.5" each - so 1.0" total

So a total of 5.6 pounds and a total of 8.75 inches in only 4 weeks! Celebrate!! Lots more to go, but I'm happy with my 4 week success. I need to learn how to reward myself that doesn't involve food either - because naturally I step on the scale, see the loss, and my first thought? McDonalds for dinner??! I need someone around in times like that to just knock some sense into me. Hehe.......I didn't get McDonalds :)

83 day till Triathlon!!

Only 8 more days until I'm wearing a bathing suit in Dominican Republic!! Wohoo!