Posts Tagged ‘points’

Hells to the yeah – or a tale of 3 victories

April 20, 2010

So this morning when I weighed in, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I really didn’t think I’d see a loss, since I definitely overdid it on the Turtle Cookies this weekend.  I’d seen a variety of numbers all week long.  I saw a nearly two pound variation yesterday from before my run & Insanity workout, to afterwards.  (I know that just means I sweat an assload.)

But I got on the scale anyway (victory #1), and saw a number that I wasn’t sure what to do with.  Amazingly, I had forgotten what my weigh in number was last week, so I didn’t know if I had lost or maintained.  I was pretty sure I hadn’t gained (victory #2).  So I hopped off the scale, got in the shower, and was pondering wtf my last weigh in number was, and wtf I couldn’t remember it.  I got out, got dressed, and went scurrying out to my laptop to record my number for today. 

Lo and behold, that number was a whole pound DOWN from last Tuesday (victory #3, if you’ve been counting).  BOO-YA! 

Part of the confusion came from me seeing numbers up to 2 lbs lower than this all week long.  Which I am hoping will mean that I’ll see a loss next week as well, if I can stay on track.  I gave the rest of those Turtle cookies away today at work, so that won’t be a problem. 

Today’s problem is that I went to the dentist and got my teef cleaned.  Now my mouf hurts.  It sucks.  I’m hungry, but I only want to eat soft food.  And oddly, the only two things I can think of are ice cream and pizza.  Two quality weight loss oriented foods.  Excellent.  ::insertsarcasticsmileyhere::

Tonight will bring another date with my hot buddy, Shawn T.  While we do the 50 minute torture session, I’ll sweat my ass off yet again.  After that, I will fix something for dinner.  Something soft and smooshy.

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Today’s workout

March 31, 2010

It started with good intentions.  We were on our way home, planning to do the Insanity workouts.  We got home, and ended up doing a different sort of workout, if ya know what I mean.  😀  Oops! 

I’ve got to run.  Jeebus.  I have a half in about 4 weeks and I haven’t done a long run in a while.  Like weeks.  I may or may not end up racing.  I need to get out this weekend and try a long run, probably gallowalking.  I mean, surely I can tough it out, right?   Eek.  We’ll see.

So this past weekend I went home to KS for a couple days.  That did not go well, foodwise.  It was my birthday, and there was ice cream cake, my favorite dips with chips, fried chicken…  gah.  It was G.O.O.D.  But I held steady this week, and did not lose.  I was neglectful in logging all week.  So, today, the beginning of my week, I’m logging.  No matter what.  Even tho I had too much shit food today.  Log it, move on.  Tomorrow I will just NOT start the junk.  I do better if I don’t even get started. 

Tomorrow DH and I will do our Insanity workouts, and I’m going to get my ass up before work and run.  Someone ask me about it tomorrow.  Novia?  I’m talking to you, babe.

7 days of tracking points (WW)

February 2, 2010

I’ve rejoined Weight Watchers, because really, it is the only way I’m ever successful.  Counting Points is basically glorified calorie counting, but for some reason I find it much easier to keep track of 25 points per day, than 1800 calories.  I’ve done the math on my WW daily points, weekly points, etc, and the calorie ranges end up the same.  So in theory, it shouldn’t matter which I do, right?  Points are easier for me to keep track of, and there is a kick ass iPhone app for it!  Woot. 

So after counting points for 7 days, and staying within my points, I am exactly the same weight as I was last Tuesday.  Which is only frustrating because every single day – EXCEPT TODAY- I have been down anywhere from 2-4 lbs.  Motherf*cker.  Right?  Argh.  Yesterday I had Pizza Hut with DH, which I had points for, but I suspect was packed full of sodium.  So we’ll see if tomorrow shows me down again.  It friggin’ better. 

I did my 9 mile long run on Saturday with my friend Leigh.  It was slow, but we did it all, outside.  I only had to make 2 bathroom stops.  I say “only” with a lot of sarcasm.  WTF?  If I run on my treadmill, I don’t usually have to stop.  But get me outside, away from a warm, dry, clean bathroom, and it’s like I’m Super Pooper.  I had planned for this, as this was nothing new to me, but it still blows (pardon my pun).  But the good thing is that my long run went well.  So yay!

Coach Becca gave me my schedule for this week.  And um, holy shit.  It has me running 31 miles, which is not going to happen.  I have 3 spin classes to teach this week, so I’ll be subbing at least one of my 5 runs for one of those, possibly 2.  I’ve emailed her to get her thoughts on what I should do for the week.  The spin classes are not optional, since I’m the BIC (bitch in charge).  I don’t mind doubling up on workouts if I can fit it in, but I can’t do a 7 mile run and a 60-90 Spin class on the same day.  I’m just not there right now. 

My long run this week is 10 miles. Since I’ve structured “my week” as Tues – Mon (two reasons:  I don’t work on Mondays, so it feels like a weekend to me, and I often teach spin classes on both Sat & Sun, so it gives me Mon to do my long run) I’ll be doing my 10 miler on Monday this time.  That means I’ll be by myself most likely.  UGH.  I’m such a social runner.  But when I do my long runs on Mondays, I don’t know anyone who can run with me. 

And yesterday, I completely forgot to run.  It’s like it never even crossed my mind, until about 8:30, and by then I was full from dinner, and not going to go run.  That doesn’t happen very often!