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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Half Way There!!

I wasn't going to blog today because I didn't do much on the exercise front...unless you count shovelling snow off our driveway...then going back to chisel off the 2" thick ice that formed on Chris's side of the driveway because when we got 16" of snow the other day, we didn't bother shovelling it when we finally got both cars IN the driveway because that was hard enough work...and cleaning my house like a mad woman because my mother is coming on Saturday for my birthday.

So why the change of heart? Tonight at 10pm I decided that I was going to do C25K for 2 reasons. One, obviously because I wanted to, and two, because Chris wanted to play his video game because new maps came out and apparently that's a really big deal haha. So while he was busy hogging the TV, I got busy. I completed W4D3 and am now officially half way to finishing the C25K program. Who would have thought that a little less than 4 weeks ago the girl who could barely run for 1 minute straight, would now be half way to finishing a running program? I honestly wasn't sure I would but now I'm determined and I'm sure as hell not gonna let anything stop me!

Now for my issue. Every single time I run, I get a stitch in my side. It comes on after running for about 4 minutes straight, then subsides during the walk interval, then appears after a couple minutes in the next run interval. I can't seem to make it stop! I stretch, make sure I'm well hydrated, and it's still there every single time. Does anybody else have this issue, and if the hell do you get it to stop!!!!? Chris says stretch but if I bend sideways trying to stretch out my intercostal muscles anymore I might never get stood up straight again. I massage it while I'm running and that helps a little but definitely doesn't take it away. Any help would definitely be appreciated!

Hope everybody had a great leap day...Did you do anything special with the extra 24 hours we got today?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Progress Pictures

I finally got around to posting my 30lb lost progress picture. You can see it here. I am in shock looking at them compared to the pictures I took at the beginning of this journey. I can notice a big difference that I didn't really before, simply because I see myself in the mirror every day. But going back and looking at that's all I have to say. What do you think? Big difference?? Thought so. I can only imagine what the next 2 or 3 progress pictures are going to look like...And it excites me!

Today was a wonderful day. I got up late, sat around a little bit then worked out and burnt over 300 calories...and didn't have to stop to pee! Then I went out and got groceries. I spent a little too much money but our cupboards were beginning to look like Old Mother Hubbard's. I got quite a few fruits and veggies, yogurt, and snacks that I can have. I did NOT, however, buy the bag of Doritos that I could hear calling my name from 3 aisles over. I wanted to so bad though. I've been craving them in an awful way. But I resisted. I'll wait until we go to the states for groceries and get popchips or whatever they're called. Same taste, way less calories.

What do you do when you have a craving that just won't go away and you feel like slitting your wrists after 2 weeks of wanting nothing but what you cannot have!?

Monday, February 27, 2012


Today I did W4D2 of C25K. 5minute run intervals...My goodness...On Feb 4th I restarted the C25K program after falling off it relatively quickly the first time. And I had trouble getting past week 1...with 1 minute run intervals. Less than 1 month later, I am running 5 minute intervals with some difficulty but I can do it. And I'm proud of myself. I did have some issues today...and not related to the running. I'd just started and was doing the 5 minute warm up and I had to pee so badly, even though I had just gone before I headed downstairs. So I paused the treadmill and the app and ran upstairs to pee before continuing on. Then half way through the first 5 minute run interval I had to pee again...SERIOUSLY??? So I finished the run and paused it during the walk and ran upstairs to pee AGAIN. Then I had to pee after finishing the workout...I think I might have been holding on to a touch of fluid!

Holidays are going great. Work even called me today to see if I could go in for a shift...NOOOOOPE I'm on holidays for a reason...because I need time off and away from that place. I might pick up a few shifts from my other job just to keep my casual status going but other than that I plan on doing nothing but relaxing, cleaning, working out and having fun. It is my birthday on Saturday...I'll be 26...and my mom is taking me for a pedicure! So excited! Hmmmm what color should I get my tootsies painted?? I know I still owe you all a progress picture...but I have not put on makeup or done my hair these past couple days so there's no way I was getting in front of a camera...tomorrow perhaps!

Here's to almost being half done the C25K program!!! Have a great day everybody.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weigh In #26 - Yay!

Well lets just cut to the chase. I lost 2.4lbs this week putting me at 31.5 lbs lost! YAY! I will post a progress picture either later tonight or tomorrow. I'm so thrilled with this weeks weigh in. I worked hard, ate fairly well and that was reflected on the scale today. I seem to have much more motivation in these last couple weeks than I have in a few months and that motivation is giving me results, which in turn makes me more motivated.

That being said I've had a pretty strong craving for the past nearly 2 weeks for Doritos and Taquitos and I'm nearly going nuts. I got a small bag of Doritos when we had Subway for dinner thinking that would satisfy my craving...and it did for a couple days. But I know that I can't give into that craving because it would be probably 1000 calories, if not more by the end of it. That's a lot of time on the treadmill.

I'm on holidays from work this week (yaaaaaay 12 whole days off!) and I'm so excited to be able to relax a little bit, workout on MY schedule, not my work schedule, and to sleep. I could definitely use a few good sleeps haha.

I hope everybody had a fabulous weekend and is having as great a day as I am!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Good Exercise Day

I got even more exercise than I had planned on getting today...And it certainly was NOT by choice. Although the weather people were predicting massive amounts of snow today and tonight, our town was completely unprepared and have done an AWFUL job of keeping up with the snow removal. My place of work is ontop of a fairly steep hill, and even though I tried every single way up...My car just wouldn't make it. So I called Chris, my knight in shining armour to help me, and his car couldnt get up. He got us about half way up and we got stuck, so I ended up walking the rest of the way to work, in the snow. I was freezing cold, soaking wet and none too happy. You know its bad when you have school busses getting stuck and they close down the city transit and taxi systems as well. So I work my 8 hour shift, hoping to all that is holy that they get everything caught up and I'd be able to get home. My co-worker drove me to my car and I nearly got all the way home...before I got stuck. So I turned around, parked my car and they drove me home. I'm so mad! They've known for 2 days that we're gonna get snow like this and they're not even putting down sand!!! Plowing the snow off is just going to turn the street into a sheet of ice without any sand!

Anyways, add the walk up the hill to work to the calories burned on the treadmill (I did W1D2 of C25K and increased my run intervals by 0.5mph. I burned (according to the treadmill) appx 320 calories.

But I guess I should get to bed so that I can get up at 6:30am to go get my car out of the motel parking lot it's parked in so that it doesn't get towed! Gnight all!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

W4D1 - Something Weird Happened...

So I've reached the infamous week 4 of the C25K program...It's the week that will either make it or break it...Unfortunately break it isn't an option for me and make it I will. The first 3 weeks consisted of 2 days that were the same then the final day you would advance a little...this week you advance every single workout. My body was screaming "uh oh! I'm not ready for this"...but I had a sneeking suspision that it was just being lazy because on Tuesday I worked 3-11, slept for 5 hours, worked 7-3 on Wednesday, didn't have a great sleep last night, got up at 5 and worked 7-3 again. So run I did! I ran my longest interval so far (4 minutes!). It wasn't that long ago that I struggled through the 1 minute run. I can't believe I let myself get that unfit...especially seeing I was really into sports as a teenager. Anyways, I was doing my first 4 minute run interval and was struggling, the talk in my head saying "what the hell are you're doing, you're too fat to do this!", my legs felt like lead, and I looked down and I was only 2 minutes into the interval. I took a deep breath, swore and kept running...and then something weird happened that I'd never experienced before. I kinda spaced out listening to the music and settled into the run and before I knew it, the little dude said "walk" and it kind of caught me by surprise. I couldn't believe I was done. Yes I was breathing harder, but I wasn't gasping for breath like I was on W1D1. I think we can call that a win. However, I do need to figure out how I did it because the other run intervals took an eternity to go by, and I was aware of every single second that ticked by.

Today I was just exhausted and really didn't feel like working out but when you're my weight, skipping a workout is NOT an option. Rest days are different and necessary, but today I had PLANNED on working out and I knew I couldn't just blow it off. I created a schedule for a reason. To hold myself accountable. If I had just said "screw it" and not exercised like I was supposed to, those pieces of paper would mean nothing. I'm super proud of myself for completing my workout and progressing onto W4. I can remember thinking that there'd be no way I'd be able to do this and that I would have to repeat many weeks. Several of the awesome bloggers on here encouraged me to at least attempt a run before thinking I couldn't do it. I'm glad I listened. I may never have known I'd be capable of doing this. I'm sure I would have given up already, because that's what I did when things got hard. Not anymore. Not anymore.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

W3D3 and a rant

I just finished week 3 of the C25K program. It was hard. I did my first run interval (2 minutes) at my regular speed and felt pretty good but was having to push to finish the last 15 big deal I can push through 15 seconds of anything, I mean it's only 15 seconds. However, I knew my next run interval was 3 minutes and I wasn't sure I had what it took to push through for 1 minute and 15 seconds...what's a girl to do!? I simply just slowed the speed of the treadmill by 0.2mph and was able to get through the two 3 minute run intervals without dying...yes I had to push and yes I felt the burn in my legs begging me to stop...but I didn't stop. I kept pushing.

I think that this is one disadvantage of attempting the C25K program on a treadmill...You're running at a constant speed no matter what (or you'll fly off the back!), whereas if you're running outside/on a track you run at a speed that is comfortable to you without worrying that if you don't keep pace you're going to have treadmill belt burn on your face. I like the way the treadmill  forces you to push a little (I honestly think the last 15-30 seconds of a run should be uncomfortable and you SHOULD have to push through it), but allows you to adjust the speed in correlation to the length of the run interval so you still have to push but don't die or fall off.

Thank you all for your sweet comments about my beloved Zumba being cancelled. I will definitely be looking into an alternative for it...whether it be DVDs or Zumba for the Wii...But I'm not sure which it will be yet. I do know that I'll be going on Thursday and I'm thinking of going to visit my parents next week as I'm on holidays but Chris will still be working and I don't want to bother him while he's sleeping for his night shifts. If I do...I will definitely be dragging my mother to a Zumba class...Like it or not! HA!

Now for my rant of the day...this morning before jumping on the treadmill I grabbed my shoes out of my gym bag and noticed something stuck to the bottom. A wrapper...WITH GUM! Who the hell rolls their gum in a wrapper then leaves it on the gym floor. Like...c'mon find a goddamn garbage...there are many around the place! If you would get off a machine without wiping it down with antibacterial spray you would be lynched but this morning I had to pick your nasty ass gum off the bottom of my shoe. I certainly loved touching your saliva while I attempted to pull the minty smelling goo out of the tread of my $140 runners...and I hope you drop a dumbell on your foot whoever you are!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sad News

I went to Zumba tonight...only to find out that there were only 2 more classes left until further notice: today's and Thursday's. This makes me really sad. Zumba was my one escape from my treadmill...and now it's going to be gone. I dunno what I'm gonna do. I guess the silver lining is that at least my wallet won't suffer anymore. $7.20 for a Zumba class is kind of insane when you have a treadmill you can use for free in your basement. That is until the snow goes away and I can go outside again. I love being outside but I do not like the cold and the ice and the snow. I need to figure out a way I can have my house, my job, my family but live in a place where there's no such thing as the fluffy white stuff.

This is going to be a short post as I can't seem to think of anything to write about on this sad day.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weigh in #25 - No Longer Frustrated...

...but still not happy. I lost 1.5 lbs this week for a weight of 286.8. I feel like I put so much more work in than the results I got out. But I also did my period (3rd month in a row like clockwork...which is strange with an IUD but it's life I suppose) so I may be retaining some water. Gotta love being a girl, right ladies!? I'm at my lowest weight but I still haven't hit my 30 lbs lost which is driving me nuts! I feel like I'm gonna have to cut off a limb to actually get there and it's so irritating. I better get there next week or I might become a patient in the psych ward rather than a nurse there (I work there as a casual).

I have been noticing changes in my body recently though. I was blow drying my hair and was wearing a tank top and realized that the normally plump underside of my arms (bat wings) are a little...deflated...which grossed me out but is also pretty cool...I guess. It's a sign of the nearly 30lbs I've lost which is totally awesome, but also a reminder of how much damage I've done to my body and how much corrective plastic surgery it's going to take to fix...not so awesome.

Yesterday was my rest day, but I'll be back at it today. I do work a 5 day week this week (yes I know most of you do this on a regular basis)...but after that I'm off for 12 whole glorious days. Last time I was on holidays, I seemed to take a break from my "diet", and also got a puppy, so likely wasn't the best time for me. This time is going to be different. I'm going to use being off work to my advantage to work my ass off, but still also have fun. Who knows what I'll get up to, but this time I'll keep you informed as I don't plan on taking a break from the blogging world.

Hope everybody had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oh Hello Muscles...

I woke up with that familiar soreness in all my muscles (except my legs) this morning. Thank you Jillian Michaels...and I'm not even typing that sarcastically. I feel amazing! When I got up this morning, I immediately put on my workout clothes because Chris just got off nights and I knew I wouldn't go up to change because I wouldn't want to wake him up. And although I didn't workout right away...I did do it...willingly to boot! Harley gets so mad when I go downstairs because he knows he has to go into his pen...and he hates it. He's confined and more than 2 feet away from me and apparently that is just the worst thing ever. He whines the entire time and just looks so sad. But he can suck it up for 30-45 minutes if I can!

I'm off to work tonight and a cougar has been spotted in our parking lot...lovely. There are many many advantages to living in a rural area such as Nelson...but often wildlife comes along with it. And I'm terrified of cougars because they're sneaky and you often don't even know they're there until it's too late. I also have a lot of residents that like to go out into the parking lot to walk...but I am NOT allowing that while I'm there. That's the last thing I want to deal with.

I have also revamped my exercise schedule. I have a draft copy where I planned out what I wanted to do and when...and then I realized that I change it all the time. I found that, having just something written down was my "get off your ass and do something" prompt more than what it was that was written down. So now...the organizer in me has come out and I have a "good copy" that is color coded...and it's in a little folder. Am I a total loser for wanting it to look pretty so that I actually enjoy doing it? Kinda like "Oh I need to exercise so there's no bare spots on my pretty color coded calendar"....Ok I think I answered it myself...I am a total loser...Oi vey...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Burns So Good!

I know I said I didn't want to see my treadmill today but with the temperatures hovering right around freezing and no money to pay admission to the rec center to attend a class (not that I checked to see if there was one I was interested in trying) so I found myself downstairs staring at my nemesis good ol' friend the treadmill. I didn't feel like doing a "hard" run that required pushing myself to lengths I have never gone before seeing as how I went to bed later than I usually do, then for some reason woke up at 3am on the dot and then tossed and turned until 5 when I got up. I was exhausted this morning and was even yawning in the car on my drive home from work. I think I even asked a resident if I could take a nap in her bed haha. So, anyways, I decided to complete Week 1 Day 1 of C25K just to get a little exercise in.

There is a twist though. I knew I couldn't just skate by doing an easy workout, so what's a girl to do? For the first half of my workout I increased the speed at which I do both my run and walk intervals, then for the second half I bumped up the incline by 0.5 every minute. All in all, I burned over 250 calories in 25 minutes...Not bad! I'm even thinking about doing the 30DS for some strength training...Crazy you say? I say logical. I want to feel that soreness. I want to burn those calories. I want to FEEL that burn!

This would be me...KICKING ASS!

On a separate note, I hope everybody had a good Valentines day. I unfortunately didn't get to see much of Chris because he left for work about an hour and a half after I got home from work. He did however surprise me with an absolutely beautiful bouquet of long stemmed roses on the 13th. I wasn't expecting it and that's what made it so nice. I just love him so much.

Well off to have some supper before the 30DS!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Week 3 Day 2

Today was HARD. Today's run/walk was the exact same as yesterdays but I struggled way way way more. I was talking to myself in my head saying "you did this yesterday, you certainly can do it again" and I pushed and pushed until I couldn't and had to step onto the side rails for a quick 10 second breather. But as soon as those 10 seconds were up I continued and finished strong. But then again, I guess I couldn't expect to be at 100% after getting up at 5am, working all day then coming home to exercise. I know that sounds like an excuse...but I don't really think it is. I still came home and worked out, I just had to take a 10 second break in the middle of it so that I could finish. This marks the 4th day in a row that I have exercised, and I want to continue that streak through to the end of my week. I just don't know what I want to do tomorrow. I don't think I want to go on the treadmill as that's what I've been doing for the most part and I think I want to switch it up. We'll see though. The trusty treadmill seems to be my drug of choice haha. All I can say is I damn well better see a loss on the scale this week or I'm gonna lose my mind!

Monday, February 13, 2012

On To Week 3!

Today was the first day of week 3 and I went from running a 1 and a half minute interval to running a 2 and a half minute interval...I was thinking "they're nuts, I won't be able to do that!"...But I did!!! I'm not saying I wasn't struggling through the last 30 seconds, because I totally was, but I kept pushing and finished it without cheating. And now I feel like a rockstar. Tomorrow (or the next day if I go to Zumba tonight) is the exact same interval schedule so I know I'll be able to do it...Then of course the program ups the ante on the 3rd day. Before, I would have NEVER thought of doing a class if I'd already exercised that day...but today that seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do! Hopefully one of my friends wants to go cuz I really really do want to go.

Last night as I was cooking dinner, I pulled the ham out of the oven, took the lid off, checked the doneness of it, turned it over, then with my bare hand, decided to pick up the glass lid that just came out of the 400* oven not 2 minutes previous. Of course it didn't hurt for a second and I was already walking away from the sink where the lid had been, so I had to get close enough to the sink to throw the lid into it so I didn't burn/melt the lino flooring in my new house! Needless to say I have some pretty good burns on my hand and they still hurt! I felt like the biggest idiot EVER after doing that...nobody to blame but myself.

Back to work for me tomorrow. Tuesdays are doctors day...but somehow I managed to luck out and our doctor has been on vacation in Hawaii for the past 2 weeks so that makes my day run a whole lot smoother. I don't have to make time for rounds which is nice! Not that I mind doing it, but it certainly is a treat to not have to! I sure hope I have a nice week at work. A nice slow, smooth week would be wonderful!

Hope everybody is having a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weigh In #24 - Frustrated

I was so looking forward to weighing in this week because I worked my ass off. Then I stepped onto the scale...and I seen a half pound gain. I was so disheartened and so disappointed. I know that a half a pound is really nothing and that muscles retain fluid when you begin working out again (seeing as how my workouts have been sporadic since...well Christmas). But it's still so frustrating when you put so much into your goals and you don't seen the evidence of that. I was upset and just ready to give up and I had a bad day of eating yesterday. I even said "me and my diet are fighting right now"...apparently that is an excuse to have fries at lunch, then to split the left over mac & cheese with Chris, then to have not 1 but 2 breaded chicken burgers...I'm pretty embarrassed and ashamed of that. But today will be better and I'm going to continue. I just want so badly to see my 270's by my birthday goal and I'm going to be so disappointed if I don't. I will try my damnedest though!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beginning Of C25K Week 2

Here I am, starting week 2 of the C25K program I pissed that I fell off the program and could be damn near done by now? YES. Am I disappointed that I'm on week 2? Absolutely not! I haven't given up and I'm still working towards finishing it. And I will. Week 1 went by breezily. First day of week 2...not so much. But I finished it with no cheating and will continue to press on.

Today was a real awakening for me. I work afternoon shift and Chris was getting off nights so he'll spend until about 1pm sleeping. In preparation for not being able to go back into the bedroom after getting up to get dressed, I put all my workout clothes into the spare bathroom so I could get dressed and go work out before having to get ready for work. Even with that preparation, it took me all morning to actually work up the will to get dressed and go downstairs to spend some 1 on 1 time with the treadmill. I even found myself talking myself out of it, saying that skipping today was ok and I'll do it tomorrow (knowing full well that tomorrow would be a repeat of today). This is totally not ok! I tried to talk myself out of completing half an hour of exercise even though I'd just spent the morning watching shows that I don't even like. For healthy motivated people, this wouldn't make sense...but to me, in the moment, it was perfectly rational. I need somebody to smack me upside the head when I start thinking like that. However, I realized that I was sabotaging myself and with little time to spare I headed downstairs. And now...I feel GREAT! I feel energized, my mood is better, and I feel as though I accomplished something.

In my healthy grocery haul the other night, I bought 3 containers of yogurt. I go through spurts with yogurt. I'll love it for a bit then I won't be able to stand the sight of it. However, I think I've found a new favorite food.

Source yogurt by Yoplait in the coconut-banana-pineapple flavor. Seriously tastes like a pina colada. Very very yummy. I had a cup of this this morning for breakfast along with a cup of coffee. The best think about this yogurt is that its 35 calories per 100g, fat free, AND contains no aspartame which I find leaves a yucky aftertaste in my mouth (hmmm could that be why I fall out of love with yogurt time and time again?). It is still artificially sweetened with Splenda...but that's what I use in my tea/coffee in place of sugar anyways. I don't mind Splenda. I may just have to try all the flavors that are part of the "exotik" selection...but of course only comes in the 16 cup pack and not the big container.

What about you? What is the one recent discovery that you can't get enough of?

Monday, February 6, 2012

$100 Worth Of Groceries And A Beautiful Email

Today was actually a very very good day (for being Monday and the first day back at work that is). Work went relatively smoothly, I got home and indulged in my new addiction...If you haven't watched Dexter...WATCH DEXTER, read an amazing email from an amazing woman, then went to the grocery store and spend nearly $100 on healthy yummy food.

When I shared my blog link on Facebook, I was incredibly nervous about the reaction I would get. Were these people really my friends, or would it be whispers and backstabbing and high school behavior all over again? I was still having anxiety over it last night, and even had a nightmare about people laughing at me behind my back, and had even considered removing the post and privatizing my blog. And then I read the message from Natasha. She truly touched my heart and helped me realize that I truly have nothing to worry about. If somebody has a problem with me then they can take a hike...and perhaps I'll join them just to make a statement. Natasha has her own blog which you can see here. Her blog is all about fashion, she has some awesome DIYs, and one beautiful little girl. Check her out.

The grocery store happens to be one of the places I could spend hours in. I love browsing and looking at everything and reading all the labels (yes I even read the labels of the things I know I shouldn't be buying). I spent far too much but did get TONS of yummy things to last me through the next week or so. Here's what I got!

Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, red peppers, celery, carrots, asparagus, bananas, oranges, salad, mushrooms, grapes, broccoli, English  muffins, 3 kinds of yogurt, Greek with feta salad dressing, mango chipotle salad dressing, margarine, eggs, and chicken strips. Pretty much all good things. I also stopped in the deli and got a turkey sandwich because it was already nearly 6pm and I was starving. Yummy.

So here's what my fridge looks like now. In all it's healthy goodness.

 Now that I have procrastinated from doing my workout for approximately 1 hour now and have bared the contents of my fridge, I must get my ample rear end in gear and hit the treadmill. I leave you all with a cute picture of Harley.

Cute little man...his eyes are in there, I swear!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Restarting The Right Way!

Today is day 2 of my new found motivation. I restarted the C25K program yesterday and did day 1. I found it surprisingly easy and I breathed a sigh of relief...Ok my motivation may have gone but at least my fitness level didn't decrease much if at all. Today I pushed on to day 2 and made it through again with little trouble. WHEW! Ok...I can do this. And I'm going to continue down this path. I have 27 days until my birthday and I want to be in the 270s by I have to lose just under 8 lbs. Lets hope!

I also took a big step yesterday. I "outed" my blog on Facebook. Most of my Facebook friends didn't know that I'm on this journey, let alone what my starting weight or current weight is. Putting that out there for everybody to see what VERY scary. I had the post typed up and it took me about half an hour to actually hit the post button. I wasn't sure I wanted to, and even after I posted it, I wasn't sure I was going to leave it up. I have left it up now for 24 hours and have received nothing but positive feedback so, I guess I'll leave it up. I gotta say that I have some pretty awesome friends. I'm hoping that by being transparent I won't feel like I'm living a double life and that I can have even more support. I also hope that if people are heading out to do something fun they invite me along with them. Open myself to new activities.

I hope everybody had a great weekend and if you're struggling, find the inspiration and encouragement to continue on.

"Motivation is a fire from within, only you can light it" - Unknown

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weigh In #23

Well I've been slacking lately...In all areas. I've been slacking on exercise, playing it a little too loose with my diet, and of course, neglecting my blog. I think that neglecting my blog has everything to do with the slacking in all other areas. So sorry bout that. Just haven't felt myself since I got sick. And our house has definitely not been the same. Poor Chris has been sick for a month straight. I just want this cold and flu season to be over so our house can be running the way it normally does.

Anyways, I've basically been in a funk where I really don't feel like doing anything really...and what I do want to do has NOTHING to do with exercise or weight loss (think shopping, sleeping, watching movies, playing board games). With that being said, I still managed to lose 0.6lbs...Not great but at least it's not a gain. I wanna get my groove back so I can start seeing those 2 and 3lb losses again. I'm soooo close to having lost 30lbs and if I do things right this week I should see it on the scales next week...

I really need to clean my house today, but I think I'm gonna go on the treadmill before doing that. Hopefully get this week started right...