Showing posts from June 1, 2008

The week in review.....

So I was up .8 lbs. Not a lot and not completely unexpected. But I must write out why so I don't forget and hopefully it doesn't happen again.

Exercise: almost nonexistent this week. Regardless of things that are happening with my body, I have to exercise. Even if I only ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes, I have to do something everyday.

Food: Overall very good but..... the handful of chips every night - not necessary. The cookies on top of the salad and mashed potatoes last night, yeah - too much.

I had 2 very high point days this past week and I wasn't completely honest with myself about them. That has to end. From now on complete and full disclosure only.

I am setting up a wall in my computer/birdie room with a write on calendar and my goals printed out. I have a couple of goals for the summer and I will succeed.

Tomorrow - a 5 mile run and a parrot club meeting. It'll be a kind of busy day.

My day so far

Bike ride 20.6 miles - woo hoo!!!

Weight up .8 lbs - boo!!!

Knowing why - priceless :)

It's Friday....

It's been a bit of a wild week here, lots going on behind the scenes (and some things not going on :() I'm very pleased with my food this week though. WW is proving to be easier then I thought it would be. Tomorrow is weigh-in and I'm actually looking forward to it. I have some points left over but since my week ends today and I weigh in in the morning I'm not sure I'll use them. We'll see. Maybe I'll have a small bowl of ice cream tonight, that shouldn't do too much damage.

Due to a question raised last week, I have turned off word verification. I had word verification on and still got spam so I turned on moderation and I still get spam. I think I can handle it with just moderation though. Spammers just piss me off!!!!!

Tomorrow is an easy 20 mile bike ride and Sunday is 5 mile run. I'm going to focus on drinking my water and eating before I go so I don't have a repeat of last week's training. I also got some bars to carry on my bi…

Back to training.....

Enough talk about moving. That's not going to happen for a while and there will be plenty of time to talk about it as it gets closer. Back to training talk....

This week has not been good as far as training goes. I'll spare you the gory details but suffice it to say it's been a female problem. The thing that really bothers me about this is that I am so close to menopause, it's right around the corner and I just wish it would happen and I'd be done. I've known for years I wouldn't be needing anymore baby clothes. I wish there was a way to just turn it off. Okay, so training has not been great. But the eating has been fantastic. One thing that occurs during these times is that I'm not hungry. It's very easy to keep your eating under control when you're not really hungry to begin with.

Weight Watchers is going great. I'm doing the Flex plan this time and I'm really liking it. Now I quit WW about 2 years ago because 'it had stopp…

Feeling good.....

Have you ever made a decision and knew it was the right one?? That's how I feel about the decision to leave Hawaii. I think it's the right thing at this point in our lives. As I'm getting older I have in my mind how I want to live the rest of my life and I can't do it here. It was okay when we were younger to work hard, now???? Not so much..... Anyway, I promise I will return to workouts and eating soon but I'm still very excited about our decision. I was a little afraid that Hubby would change his mind. He was born here and wanted to come back here, but I'm confident now he won't change his mind. I've shown him some of the possibilities that are available in Colorado and he's sold. I've even made him see he could still use his hammock chair in Colorado.

It's funny how things happen and you don't even realize it. We are working harder then we've ever worked and have less extra money then we've ever had. The economy …

I have nothing to say

I really don't. I didn't go on my bike ride this morning for reasons....... I got up and played with the birds instead. That's always nice. I'm incredibly excited about moving to the mainland. You have no idea. I'm a gypsy at heart. Always have been. Staying in one place for too long is a lot like death to me. Also, having land and animals has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. It's been on the back burner because the only way you can own land in Hawaii is if your last name is Gates or Winfrey. Since mine isn't I had no hope of ever buying some land here. So I'm very excited and can't wait. We talked last night and the next order of business is a trip to Colorado to check things out. Not sure when we can squeeze that in, but we'll start working on it.

So seriously, I have nothing to say and I'm going to go now. I'm going to look around and see if I can track down some dell memory. A friend needs some and can'…


Warning: this post is completely unrelated to anything having to do with training, working out, weight loss, triathlons, running, or anything remotely related to those topics.

It's funny how things happen. I would say for the past 2 or 3 years I've been feeling really unsettled. I could not put my finger on it. I knew something in my life needed to change I just couldn't figure out exactly what it was. I moved, that helped some but wasn't it. I did triathlons, I didn't do triathlons, that wasn't it. I did marathons, I didn't do marathons, that wasn't it. I got more pets, that wasn't it. I really haven't been able to figure out what's wrong. I'm happy, kind of, but not as happy as I think I should be. It's been on my mind for quite a while now. Then this weekend it all became clear.

I was talking to a friend who is going on vacation. She was telling me that every time she goes on vacation it's harder and harder to come…

The run that wasn't

What I learned from WW this week:

- Eating my points is actually the way the system works.

- Not eating dessert does not kill me.

- Not being stuffed for an entire week really feels good.

- Water is my friend.

- Gum no longer pisses me off.

- I can eat carbs at more then one meal and not explode.

- Water is my friend.

Now, on to my run. I was scheduled to do 7 miles this morning. Sunday is the only day of the week I can sleep in a bit. Every other morning I'm up at 4:45 am, on Sundays I can sleep till 6 :) So I slept in, fed the birdies, checked email, etc. It was 7:30 and I decided I needed to head out on my run. I got ready and headed out. I wasn't 10' from my house and I realized something was dreadfully wrong. My legs felt like lead, I had a hard time breathing, this was going to be ugly. I kept pushing hoping to push through it. After 10 minutes it had gotten no better. I stopped running and the walking actually felt pretty good. I decided to do run/walk intervals.…