I had a great relaxing day traveling to MSP and getting ready for my meetings the next two days. I started my day with a spa pedicure…
Then I headed to Woodbury to feed my latest addiction… I have never been into an Archivers store and after today I’ve been to 2!
I picked up a new book at Barnes and Noble that I have been hearing alot about lately.
I had dinner (my one big meal of the day) at Chevy’s Fresh Mex (my favorite!)
Then I checked into my hotel room and went over to the Mall of America. I hit up the Archivers store there. On my way up to the 3rd floor, I walked by Legoland.
A few of my purchases from Archivers…
I checked in with the family and they are doing just fine, BV was putting everyone to bed. I am working on some scrapbooking and I’m listening to The Digi Show about the Daring Greatly book that I picked up tonight.
I am looking forward to my meetings the next couple days. I get to see people that I only see once a year, and after three years, I’m a little more comfortable in my own place. Its about time to start getting ready for tomorrow. Hopefully I can sleep okay wondering how the family is doing back on the farm…
I actually went to the gym today. The other night lying in bed I was writing down some of my frustrations/barriers/why I don’t think I can succeed at losing weight. One big one is activity. I don’t like to exercise (does the majority of the populations?). I am self-conscious. I am embarrassed. I wrote in my little note to myself to “Get over it.” So I reminded myself of that today. I packed my bag last night so it was ready to go. I took my bag into work to change because I knew I would get on the road and just decide to go home. I got there and saw someone from work, which was fine. I told myself that if I could do 15 minutes or 1 mile on the elliptical, whichever was longer, that would be a success for today. I walked in and changed my shoes. The gal that owns the gym said Hi Laura, welcome! She had a big smile on her face and was welcoming. I got my headphones on and the music plugged in and I ran for 30 minutes and 2 miles and I.Was.Completely.Exhausted. but SO PROUD of myself.
It was hard work. I was kind of bored (I need to figure that out… podcast maybe?) I’m still exhausted tonight. But I feel great, I feel proud of myself, and I am totally going to rock weight loss this time around.
Last Week: 223.4
Down 1.6 pounds!
I am excited about the loss. I rocked WW tracking yesterday, drank a ton of water, and had a two cup pure veggie salad for lunch. I am a daily weigh-er and yesterday I was at that 223.4 mark so it had stayed pretty consistent for the week. That gives me a little push of motivation. I took the “inspiration board” picture that I posted here yesterday and tweaked it into a background for my iPhone so that every time I pick up my phone, I get the reminder to “be tough enough to follow through.” I packed and pre-tracked my breakfast and dinner for today last night, and made a great breakfast sandwich from GreenLiteBites. I feel awesome about my preparation.
I am going to the gym today after work. I have my bag and everything ready in the car, and my headphones are charging at my desk right now. I’m going to get back below 200 before the summer is over.
|Week 1: Be Prepared
|My daily successful behavior this week will be:
(A small, manageable behavior change centered around preparation to be practiced each day this week)
| I will pack my breakfast and lunch each day this week.I will pre-plan/track evening meals.
|My goal for this week is:
(An overriding measurable goal to be accomplished by weeks end)Example: Lose 1 pound
| See the scale go down.
|My goal for this month is:
(A measurable goal for the four week period of the challenge)Example: I will complete all four weeks of the challenge
| Lose 3 pounds by the end of June.Train for Triathlon with C.
|Additional thoughts and goals:
I’m back here again. I would like to think that I know how to lose weight. I lost 60 pounds two years ago. But obviously I don’t. I have gained weight (20 pounds!) since I had the baby 11 months ago. I don’t want to be the fat mom. I need to figure it out from scratch again. Starting right now. Today.
Mom, I’m sorry you’re fat.
I am part of an inspiring group gathering over at www.lizlamoreux.com. Yesterday and today we have been pondering the many roles that mamas play and how to find the small moments in between those roles to take a moment for ourselves. Today while little c was napping and B, C, and R were playing with the model train in the garage, my candles were beckoning me on this gloomy day.
It turned in to a golden opportunity to get the garden in. Thats right folks, we have had three weeks of rainy dreary weather here in the upper Midwest. The farmers are still scrambling to get their crops in, and as soon as it gets just about dry enough to try to get back out into the field….BOOM… another half inch of rain. B sampled the soil and said its a go, so I ran in quick to pick up the plants at the local green house. From the looks I have gotten from people when I told them how much I planted, I might be nuts. 40 tomato plants, 16 green pepper plants, 8 jalepeno plants, a row of carrots, six hills of watermelon, six hills of giant pumpkins (advertised to grow up to 100 pounds!), and three hills of summer squash. I am excited! R and I shucked our shoes and got our toes dirty. B dug the furrows with the old Alice and digger. Little C got to get his toes dirty too, but he wasn’t too fond of it.