Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Be back in about a month!

Vacationing-- hoping that during it will come back with a great loss!!

Plenty of walking, site seeing, family & fun.

Road trip from Montana to Missouri. Then up to New Hampshire and back a different way to Missouri, then home.

Let the fun times roll!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eating when sad

That's what I do. I want to cry? I cry into a bag of chips. Or fast food. Or anything that we have in the house, which right now isn't much since we're leaving for vacation in a few days.

This morning when I opened the paper I saw an article that has shaken me. One of my "babies" (Had my 1st year here, as freshmen, and they graduated last month) was killed on Sunday. Funeral is on Saturday.

My heart is broken.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Biking- gears suck

Well, they don't really. But I have never used them. Yesterday, I *NEEDED* them.

It all started out with me wanting to spend the day letterboxing. There were a couple that were bike friendly (so I thought) and the plan was to go back there without bikes. I deemed yesterday, the day.

My husband tried to tell me how to switch gears- what a doozy of a time I had getting up even the littlest hill. He gave up, I got on his bike and did fine. He fixed mine, it was AWFUL!

After about 45 minutes of fighting with my bike I turned around, and he followed not so far behind. I was angry with myself-- I know in part it was because of how out of shape I am. But my study this evening will be on how to work gears. I saw some people doing it and there was no effort at all.

Next adventure: cracking the code of gears!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Well, now- this is better!

I had a loss!

273 this morning, which makes it a 2.6 pound loss.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Missoula 1/2 & Full Marathon

I didn't do it, I'd planned on signing up for the 1/2 marathon, but my feet have been hurting so badly lately. So I volunteered instead to cheer everyone on.
It was awesome!!
And it was motivating!!
And this lady-- well, she made me decide that if she could do 20 miles (that was my checkpoint) and be legally blind. And do it with no guide (amazing...)
Well, who am I to complain about my stupid feet?

I had 2 good friends in the marathon- got pictures of the back on one head (too busy screaming for him) and ran up in front of my other one. She completed her 1st marathon ever- I was *SO* proud of her.
I also screamed crazy insane for the people I saw who were like me. My size, my shape, those who were limping & struggling. I know that I would have wanted to be cheered at. They were my hero's that day. They are still today.
I am glad I stayed till the very end. Every one of those people who gave it a try (whether they finished or not) needed to be cheered on.
Next year--- it's gonna be me with raised "I did it" arms.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Canyons- I did it.

This morning I signed up. It's only about a mile, maybe, from my house. I'd bike, but it's on a crazy, crazy road. I don't want to get squished. Walking might be safer- I can cut through fields.

The reason I did it?

Well, I got a free 3 month membership from school! We have a drawing every "end of the year" and they give away 6 memberships. 2 for teachers, and 4 students. GO ME!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Are you freakin' kidding me?

A gain of 4.6.

Yes, I was travelling all day yesterday, came home with semi-swollen feet, but nothing awful. After Sunday & Monday-- I thought for sure I'd lost half a person. 20 pounds at least. Okay, I was thinking 3-4 pounds.

I was not thinking a gain.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Not to be confused with Tawanda-- but close. :)

We had a GREAT time doing the Hiawatha trail here in Montana/Idaho.

There were tunnels (the 1.66 mile one was pretty, "is it going to go on forever?") and trellis' and moose and loads of chipmunks. Gorgeous views, peaceful noises (we got there early, 9am, so not many people till around lunch) and I could go on and on and one. But I won't.

But I could! It was cold when we started, a blistering 42* which when we finished was in the mid 50's. We were COLD, especially in those tunnels. But in hindsight, it certainly helped with water consumption!

We plan to go again, with my 11yr old, for his 12th birthday. He's currently in Missouri & I know he will LOVE this ride. Plan is to go up, camp and ride back down.

Serious fun for the whole family. If you come to northern Idaho, or in western Montana- do it. You can rent the bikes & stuff.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Glory Days 5K

Sunny & cold! (58 at race time) I think my hands my still be blue, I know they are still cold! Pretty good turn out for a holiday weekend!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weight Loss Scrapbook

I've started one.
It's gonna be super cool.
I plan to do at least a double layout a month.
More if/when I meet goals.

I'll get pictures and post.

I'm making a super hero girl: FrogiNater to the RESCUE!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Love my hubster, but...

he really is my biggest obstacle. Don't get me wrong- he's right there with me- encouraging me, nodding his head, cheering when I have a good weigh in, tsking appropriately when I don't.

But he brings home fast food. He knows I have a love for butterfinger blizzards, and in the summer- he brings them home. A lot.

I can't toss them out, I can't leave it in the freezer and eat it over the course of the week... it's money down the drain- but I think he see's it as love.

I asked him once why bringing home a chicken sandwich, fries and a coke is his love note to me, and not- say... a stop at Albertson's for a pound of fresh kiwi's (which would send my mouth instead the sky!) He didn't have an answer...

I thought the talk would help-- but last night, a large fry and a hot fudge sundae is what he brought back with him. A night time snack.

I had the sundae (I had, notice "had," leftover calories) and a few fries...

Anyone out there have the same issues with a spouse or significant other? How do you handle it?