Sunday, May 30, 2010


Today we took a bike ride along the highway near our house. This is what we saw all those miles. Plus cows, horses and even a deer. Don't worry, it's a wonderful bike path that goes a long, long ways.
We'd planned to do the other bike ride- but the weather today was supposedly gonna be rotten. It was- this morning. However, this afternoon it was really nice!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weigh In: 5/26

I lost 1.1

And I'll take it!!

Today I can bend and move almost 100% without pain. Taking today to give me another "get well day," then tomorrow back on a small exercise schedule to build me up. Our sticker chart is looking naked- no on eelse will do it unless I am!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Almost walking again!

I've taken it easy-- actually got a sub for Thursday & Friday and spent those days and most of the weekend in bed. Today I overdid it a bit, but I am moving with very little pain. I did get on the scale and I am up about 2.5 pounds. I promised myself I would take it very easy this week, so I can be 100%, but I am concerned.

I had great plans for this coming weekend!!
Boxing & a long bike ride.

My husband thinks we should cancel the 2nd, and the first, would be easy-schmeesy ones. I want to hike and play outside- not do ones that are drive by's. And that darn bike ride has been cancelled and rescheduled for a year now!

I made him promise me that we'd wait and see how I feel on Thursday-- so cross your fingers & I'll be crossing mine too!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weigh In: 5/19

A gain. Of 3.3

I'm breathing slowly- and moving slowly. That tweaked back went into full ouch mode on Saturday after spending 6 hours straight weeding & planting.
I couldn't stand up- and when I did get up, my back was spasming- horribly so. Went to the doc on Monday after getting a sub for my classes & received some meds.
I've spent most of the time since Saturday on my back, stomach or flopping.
I'm sure I owe my mom $5, will find out when I go to school.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wii Update

I knew it had beeen a while since I'd played Wii Fit. However, when I logged in, I did NOT realize it had been 80 stinkin' days since I'd played!! YIKES!!

BUt, I was proud of how well I did. A little loss, my correct age, and I'm almost balanced!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thoughts on BL last night.

This season I've not enjoyed the show much. Too much game play- and I want the stories... vote off's being because they are close to goal, not because they are a major threat to the cash.

Anyhow, I watched last night after spending the last 3 shows fast forwarding through stuff.

I cried. A lot.

The big one-- the "fatselves" talking to the "skinnyselves." Can you imagine? A video log doing that to yourself? I've done a letter- but I think I want to do a video. Might have to create a FrogiNater youtube version of myself.

The other big wake up call came today at inservice. I saw myself on video. My huge, butted self. I saw myself in a way I've not seen myself before- and I looked awful. I was so ashamed... really, really ashamed.

I am by far the biggest person in my workplace. There is one other, but she's almost a foot shorter, so since I'm a foot taller, my weight is just about hers, but I know her number is MUCH lower than mine.

But she wasn't on that video. I was. 3 chins and all. Big belly rolls hidden under a coat, but still there. Round pinchable face. But there.

Now, no one else was watching me, I was in the background. The video wasn't show casing me- just an activity we were a part of last spring and the video was finally finished.

But I saw only me. And I made myself not cry. But at my meeting, and weigh in, I brought it up. Everyone else nodded their heads, but I honestly had no idea "what" I looked like. I've done my fat pictures, I've stared at myself in the mirror.

NOTHING prepared me for that video though.

I'm going to get a copy of it, and I'm going to keep it fresh in my memory. I'm also making sure my food log stays in my school bag and not in my desk at school.

Weigh In: 5/12/10

Lost 0.4

Not mega, but I was trying to see how I would do if I gave up my food journal (forgot it at school and nothing for 4 days.)

Gotta keep that journal going! The 0.4 was not so bad, but last week was major.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hiking Mothers day

That's what I wanted to do. Hike, which meant finding letterboxes. We didn't hide any, though I thought about it after the fact. We'll have to go back to the spots and do that.

I had to take a picture of the "mom" at U of M.

The spring run off is slowly starting up. The river was running fast and it was cold! We did soak our feet, my feet, as they were sore. Lots of people out on the trail. Sprinkling on and off also.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How does my garden grow...

With 5 shelves of this....

all kinds of peppers and
sunflowers and
tomatoes and
parsley and
cantelope and
watermelon and
rosemary and
basil and.... and.... and.... and....

It's gonna be a BOUNTY!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday: 5/5/10

I lost & I lost good. -2.6


I have to say, counting calories is a pain in my butt. I'm sticking to the same breakfast and lunch (which I had to tweak) and a snack in.. and I need to tweak the time from 4pm-7pm... I'm starved when I come home from work.

I did have a moment where I ate 5 samoa's, but I still made it, I think, within my calories I'm allowing myself... I need to add it all up, but I think so.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Run like the wind!

Here's a picture the husband snapped of us running our little loop. We didn't stay close for very long and in no time at all, the husband caught up, and then passed me.
But I am doing it. That is all that matters to me.
I kept a very good food/calorie count yesterday. I just need to add up dinner and figure out was the calorie count might possibly have been for my sandwich last night... little worried about that one.
But, I also know that being conscience is helping a whole load!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Because I like charts

We have prizes, we have stickers, we have tracking capabilities! What more could you ask for?

the Longer (354 yds) One

We're using a parking lot to work on the longer ones. The space we chose was 354 yds, yay for range finders. We can really grow here also. Plus the view is nice.
Husband: 1:24, 91
Kid: 1:42, 32
Me: 2:18, 59
We are planning on going other places, but this is a spot close to home where we can get to it easily. We will take days and do it in the mountains & trails.

the Short One (55yds)

So we're starting our crap. Crap is how I felt yesterday going out & this morning I am in a foul mood- so excuse me.
I was slow, I knew I would be. The other two were pretty good.
the kid wanted 2 lengths to work on first. This was our first one (we'll do it every Sunday to see how we're getting along.)
Husband: 15:91
Kid: 12:03
Me: 22:69

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shopping on a Saturday

Which isn't a big issue. Unless it's me shopping (which I hate to do,) or if it's me & the friend (since we're both on STRICT budgets right now,) or because we had to drive an hour to get to the space. In snow and rain.

What I did was pick up a journal to decorate into my counter part of my blog. Food, calories, and thoughts. We also shopped for stuff to do a weight loss scrapbook for each of us and enjoyed the discounts that NSD (Nation Scrapbook Day) had to bring. This wasn't our initial plan a few weeks ago. But on Friday night, this is what it has morphed into.

Friday night after dinner it somehow got turned around, between the 3 of us, that we were all trying to lose weight. PCOS, age, schedules, food, calories, "I read....," "I heard.." etc, etc. We talked about this for 3 hours. Not much was made into a dent for our scrapping addictions. But I walked away with a weekend exercise buddy starting in June (she's traveling & the end of the school year for me is insane,) and a "Jillian" who is my WB's (workout buddy- till I create a name for her) sissy.

Today I make my thingie. I'll take pictures. Run to my school to get the training board I created for our family. Today I also start our training with the family to get my son ready for August try out's for cross country.

I'm so very excited.