Thursday, October 27, 2011

100 Followers!!

Yeah so yesterday I logged in and saw that I now have 100 followers! How crazy is that? There are 100 people who actually read this crap? lmfao. No but seriously... I'm very surprised to have that many people interested in the random things I say here. lol. Thank you all so much, it's great to not just be talking to myself here. Haha, but I would so totally continue to do so even if I had 0 followers. This blog has been a huge help to me over the last 9 months. It's kept me on track to doing more right things than wrong and held me accountable every month when I have to post pictures and share my measurements. It's been wonderful being able to go back and read and see how differently I viewed things when I started than I do now.

Anyways.. I had Wednesday Weigh-in yesterday and was sitting at 178. I think I was like 0.6 lbs down from the previous week. Not the 177 I hit last Thursday... but with how horribly I've eaten lately, I'll take it. I totally have to agree with Mary over at A Small Loss about how the last few pounds are the hardest to lose it seems because they mean the least. She's lost over 150 lbs now and been stuck at a bit of a plateau for months now. I know I haven't been stuck for near that long but its long enough I feel like I need to do something now to change it. It's too true though. Losing weight in the beginning means more because you can clearly see you need to lose all this weight and so you are gung-ho. But once you've lost soo much and everyone's telling you how amazing you already look, you get a little settled in to your new skin and too comfortable with things and so its harder to have that motivation to do the work you must to lose those last few pounds that only you will be able to notice if its gone or not.

I'm doing my best to not let this get to me and to just keep on trudging forward though. I've gotten down 2 days so far of week 7 for the couch to 5k program. I did day 1 yesterday after putting it off and dreading it the whole first half of this week. lol. I ended up having to take Jett and push his butt up and down the hills around here while jogging for 25 minutes straight. I ended up stopping for a few seconds around 20 minutes in to it though because I discovered a huge bright green caterpillar with the cutest set of fake eyes on his head. lol. So I picked him up and let him hitch a ride home with us.



Today my dad took Jett with him to the bank and post office etc, since he enjoys riding along on those errands because he gets a small sucker at the bank and its just fun for him to go off with PaPa. Well I decided that was my chance to get outside and run day 2 without having to push 32 lbs of kid plus whatever that jogging stroller/bike trailer thingy weighs. lol. The weather here in Texas is ridiculous by the way. Yesterday it was very sunny and warm with a nice breeze. I sweated a lot on my jog. Today it was freezing!! I was cold both inside the house and even more outside the house. I decided to wear shorts and a shirt anyways though because I knew I would heat up fast running around. Well I get out there and it has just started to lightly sprinkle. I think to myself... shit. I don't wanna get caught in the rain too far away from home. I wanted to be like well I'll just run later, but I knew I would have to take Jett if I did that so I sucked it up and started my warm up walk. I decided to just circle the house so if it did for some crazy reason decide to start pouring down rain then I could just run back inside. I wasn't too happy with the idea though because I was afraid I would bore myself to death and halfway through give up because there wasn't enough change of scenery for me to stay interested. Well 5 minutes into jogging through my yard the sky started to clear up and my day immediately brightened! I saw the clouds moving towards the direction of where I normally run, so I darted off as fast as I could in the opposite direction. It was nice to go a different way and I felt so happy to not be stuck around the house that I felt like I was bouncing a little faster through my jog than normal and on my way back home my dad and Jett pulled up beside me and slowly drove next to me for a few seconds just waving and smiling. lol. This prompted me to run even faster to keep up for a short while. lol. I made it back home at exactly 25 minutes of jogging so my new direction worked out great for today. I am very proud of myself for not procrastinating it like I wanted to and for sticking through no matter what obstacle seemed to come up. I feel good about today's exercise and I hope that I can keep my eating habits under control so that I feel good about those too. :)



11 comments:

  1. Great progress on the C25k.
    By the way... I nominated your blog for an award. http://bigbutttheory.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  2. Awesome progress! You're doing so great. I have a little advice you can try for your plateau. You may want to up your calorie intake by about 200-300. I know, seems crazy, but hear me out. Your body is now becoming used to exercising and burning more calories than it used to. Therefore, it also needs more to sustain itself because your metabolism has risen. If you don't get enough calories throughout the day, your body actually goes into starvation mode and tries to hang on to every ounce of fat it has for energy. Which is the opposite of what we want here. You can tell the same thing to your friend who is at a plateau as well. I've seen it many times - people have done so very well, lost weight, then suddenly, they can't get the last bit off. Once they upped their calories, suddenly it fell off them. It works!

    As for settling in to where you are now, it's definitely easy to do. But just remember your goals... WHY are you doing this in the first place? You've come so far, and every accomplishment feels so great... just imagine how it will feel when you reach your ultimate goal... absolutely amazing! You absolutely 100% CAN do it, and I know you will. Keep on rockin it! =)

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  3. I actually have upped my calorie intake. I'm not sure by how much, but I know for sure its at least 200-300 higher in the last 2-3 weeks that it has been all year. lol. I think that may have something to do with why I'm standing still right now. lol. I've also slacked a lot on the exercise the last few weeks. So I'm sure when I start counting calories again and exercising more often, I'll be able to get out of this rut. I do not plan on giving up, ever. This is my new lifestyle. I'm not settling for less than healthy!


    Oh and thanks Stormy!! Woohoo!

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  4. Great job on C25k! Plateaus are tough, for sure - especially since we're so aware of them. We know what we need to do to get back to losing, but for whatever reason, it just gets tough sometimes! I'm a little grateful for my plateau, because I lost so much so fast, and it's given me a chance to do some emotional work and let my brain catch up to my body's progress. But enough is enough, and I'm back on track. Now, onward and downward! ♥

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  5. Wow you weigh the same as me! Congrats on the 100 followers!!! I love your blog because you are so honest. It is hard when everyone is telling you "Don't lose anymore!" or "You look good already". When I get home and see myself I'm like that's what you think buddy! I wish that I lived in Texas! Seattle weather is such crap right now. By the way that is the most random gigantic caterpillar that I have ever seen.

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  6. Thanks Mary!! And yeah my brain is lagging soo far behind my body its unreal. I feel like thats definitely a huge part of it for me right now.

    Lorrie - coolness! Thanks and yeah i havent had anyone to tell me to stop losing weight yet, but I look forward to the day I make someone jealous enough to say it! bwahaha. Seattle weather is always crap. its funny you mention it though because the guy im talking to right now was talking about how it was pouring rain on him the last few days and kept calling it seattle weather. haha. and i love random!! if you can't tell already. haha.

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  7. OMG, I thought that caterpillar was fake! I've never seen one like that before. LOL

    Congrats on reaching 100! You've got a great blog :)

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  8. you should have a thousand readers, you're that awesome. Congrats. I love your attitude about this whole process, it is very inspiring!

    Well is the caterpillar fake or not? Fake eyes? But glued on a real thing. I'm so confused.

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  9. Hey my name is Tara. I am your newest follower on your blog site would you be so kind & follow me back it would mean so much to me. Thanks :) Feel free to Like or Follow me on my facebook fan page & my Twitter!!!

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  10. Its definitely a real caterpillar! I just meant that the giant spots on top of its head that are supposed to trick birds into thinking they have huge eyes right there... those are the 'fake eyes' lol. the real eyes are much tinier and underneath there placed somewhere else on the head.

    and welcome new follower! i added you on facebook and following your blog now. :)

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  11. I swear I'm not blonde..... Like someone would go glue fake eyes on a real caterpillar? I remembered I had asked a question about it, so I came to read comments and your reply. When I re-read what I typed, I became hysterical. I am a moron......... I can't stop laughing.

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