Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Getting close to breaking 270

For the last year I've been in that 270 bubble. Not higher than 276, but not lower than 270. In some senses I thought, "at least I'm staying consistent," but I know that isn't a good thing either- not with my weight being as high as it is.

Today my weigh in was 271 even. Next week I could break that bubble. I certainly hope & plan to. To help get me on track- we're joining a local gym. We discussed & we're doing it. I will make him go, he will make me go.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm home!

And my scale said 0.8 up, but weigh in is on Wednesday as always.

My feet were once again swollen. My water intake wasn't so hot. I hate having to walk out of lecture to go potty. But I'm home & have all the pott& water I can use!!

I went to visit my garden last night. After a week away it needs some serious attention, which will be given this evening.

I'm ready to get onto my summer workout schedule. The weather is finally being friends & I am ready to use my bike as my main sense of transportation again.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Getting my walking in!

I'm about 3/4 of a mile from the dorm I am staying it to the main area of where my sessions are. I walk over 1.5 hours before I need to be, to walk, walk back at lunch, then back again, then back to dorm after the end of the day. My husband is supposed to be bringing me my pedometer so I can see how far it is via that. I've tried counting on my own, but I'm a dingbat and lose count every single time! Too much to look at and do!

I'm debating what to do for dinner. I want HOT food. I've been eating very well since I got here- however, I am craving a real meal, not another salad, or the tuna and fruit I brought with me.

Problem is-- I want sushi- it's about 4 miles from me & I have no desire to walk that far and back. Problem #2, I have no car, and everyone from my school that is here is out partying or something- no one is answering the doors and the one cell phone number I have isn't feeling well.

Anyone wanna come rescue me?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Manic Monday

Well, I'm in Bozeman, MT for a workshop for school. Should be a good time! It's been forever since I've stayed in college dorms, what a hoot. Although, my college dorm had it's own bathroom in it. Just sayin'.

I packed for 2 meals on my own, planning for lunch in the cafeteria & made sure I had 2 different outfits to exercise in. Bozeman is a mecca for walking trails, not to mention absolutely GORGEOUS. I would rather spend my full week there outside than inside classrooms, but them's the breaks.

I will try to get a weigh in at another TOPS chapter while I'm in the area. 2 people have volunteered to rescue me while I'm stranded without a vehicle. Saints!

Oh, and because I'm now officially out of school for summer- one week down- I'll be posting a LOT more. I have a goal to meet & I can use all the help I can get. I'll post a little more on that at next week's weigh in, just so I have my scale to go from!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weigh In: 6/16

Well, I admit, I was NOT afraid to weigh in this morning. My feet are no longer swollen & that means GOOD things!

Like a loss of 3 pounds even!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Profile picture- Ewwwww!

I ignored how dirty I looked- we have been camping/hiking and out in the wild. But I could not ignore the fact that I look 9 months and ready to pop pregnant.
What makes this sad, and it is, is that do you see the brown spot on the other side of the river? It's a moose. I love moose, and i nearly peed my pants when I saw her eating. (No baby in site, but I bet one wasn't too far off.)
So, this picture should make me happy- but it makes me enraged.
We are now back from our trip, and I do turn around and will be gone for another week and a half on Thursday, but I've got my exercise garb on, school is out, and I plan to do a LOT of sweating!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Weigh in: 6/9

Was a gain. A BIG gain. I weigh more now than I weighed 1st of the year. Adding in the HW hurt.


After 3 days of semester exams and WAY more sitting that I am use to, my feet are swollen. I can't even get my rings on, and taking them off on Tuesday evening hurt.

We're in for a lot more sitting coming up- roadtrip (tornado type) this weekend to Cheyenne, Wyoming and back by Monday morning. But then I'm on summer vacation till the end of August.

Know what that means? I can focus on myself- hardcore! I rarely drive in the summer. I spend most of my time outside. I also eat 99% out of my garden and no where else.

Gonna be good.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I don't fit in a chair.

I have always hate sitting next to people in a row of chairs. I try to get an end seat, on the left side, because I'm left handed. I also rather enjoy my personal "bubble space" and use it with my students. It's a running joke about inanimate objects in my classroom needing their bubble space... I guess you'd have to be there to understand- they laugh, I swear.

Any who.

At graduation I was not on the end of a row. I was flagged on both sides with people, and I hated it. I hated it more because I was face to face that I do not fit in those seats, and instead I overlapped, no matter how I tried to rearrange. It was humiliating, and while I was concentrating on the kids walking across the stage, I was also concentrating on where my flab was falling.

Tomorrow is weigh in day. I haven't been on the scale since last week's weigh in. It's almost summer vacation, and I plan on being a driven force while my son spends his summer in Missouri.

I told myself it's going to be like it was the 1st time I did it. That kind of focus.

I wanted that deep down desire-- I need a good reason, a scare reason, and I found it. Never under estimate the power of blunt force facts.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rain, rain go away...

I do believe it's rained every single day for 3 weeks. You would think we lived in Washington or something. I don't.

Tomorrow, it's supposed to be sunny- I was so excited, I even put a note on my windows and door (to my classroom) telling the kids to enjoy their one day of sunshine. I hope the weather man doesn't lie!! If he does, I'm gonna attack him myself.

I have a meeting at 11am. But after that we're going to be biking up Rattlesnake Canyon. FUN TIMES!!!!!

Yes, Hiawatha is still postponed. Dang it all.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

100% back & NO GAIN!

I feel GREAT!

Will restart C25K today.
Biked, walked and did a short exercise video.

No gain & no loss for my weigh in.

Next week- gonna be a big one- I can FEEL IT!