Day 5 – Family Time!

Today was a much needed rest day.  Cliff and I spent the entire day visiting with family, which took place at the home of Cliff’s 89 year old grandmother.  We sat around and talked and I did my nails.  It was blissful.

Today I also had my once a week “cheat” meal (thanks Steph!).  Now we’re just hanging out in our Florida room exchanging board game suggestions and explaining Candy Crush to Cliff’s cousin.  Sometimes I just love fluffy convo.

So, not much to report today.  Except that the thing I will be happiest about once I’ve lost the weight is losing all but one of my chins.

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”
Ken Venturi 

Day 4 – C25K Week 1 – Complete

I finished week 1 of my C25K experiment today.

I have to say that I feel pretty awesome about it.  I know that it isn’t the same as running down the street or even on a treadmill, but it’s certainly more than what I was doing.  Plus, I discovered that it really makes your workout fly by…as long as you don’t stare down the clock.  This afternoon I turned my phone over and let the voice guide me.  Before I knew it she was telling me that I was halfway complete.

I’m still huffing and puffing and dying a little by the time she tells me to walk again, but I feel like I’m recovering more quickly.

I’m scared to death of next week.

90 seconds.

Seriously?  I have to “run” for 90 seconds?  I don’t think I’ve run more than 60 seconds since high school. (Yes, I’m serious)

Oh well, one obstacle at a time.  For now I have to get through the weekend visiting with some family members which will include an 11 year old and tons of candy and snacks.  Not to mention that everyone (except the Hubtastic and myself) will want to eat every single meal at a restaurant.

So, in an effort to give my will-power a head start, I’m going to make today a photo montage of past present and future.

Sometime in 2006 
At my largest – 379 pounds

9/10/10 – Leaving for our first cruise
(262-ish pounds – lowest weight as an adult)
5/25/11 – Our wedding day!
280 pounds
7/10/13 – Time to change!!!
304.8 pounds 

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

Day 3 – Welcome to the Gun Show

Checking in for Day 3.

Life happened today and caused me to miss my workout.  I’m trying not to be too tore up about it.  I still managed to work out three times this week (and still have 3 days left) and we walked a mile at work each day this week.  I’ve also stayed in my calorie range every day and don’t feel the least bit slighted.

My coworkers went to a fancy lunch today at the Brown Hotel, but I elected to stay and have a free and low cal lunch with the hubby.  At first, I felt so guilty for not going and was afraid that I would miss out on something super important.  Then I got to thinking that, in the long run, I would rather feel a little bad upfront rather than REALLY bad when I stepped on the scale.

I normally don’t count calories for things like cleaning, but I really needed the pick me up today.  Plus I really got into it this time.  I cleaned more in a half hour than I usually clean in 2 hours.  Maybe I really am starting to pick up the pace.

I let the hubster take the picture for today (only because he has this weird thought that I look good in a tank top).  I was dressed and ready to go hit the elliptical when a buddy called and needed an emergency babysitter ASAP.  At least I tried.

Tomorrow is a new day.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
C. S. Lewis

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