Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Check In

Today was a really good day. I am happy that I can say that, despite the scale saying that I am 2.6 pounds up this week. I had a good week, and while I didn't do everything I committed to (hey, where were the people hounding me about it?!), I am still happy with how it turned out. This is the weigh-in that falls at the tail end of my period, and no matter how good I do that week, I never quite see the results that you would anticipate. I know that though, and I will not let a number define my mood.

After weighing in, I came home & changed and hit the streets for day 2 of c25k. Today I actually did the 60/90 jog/walk rotation. Let me tell you, 60 seconds is a long time to run when you weigh 275 pounds and haven't run in about 5 years. After about 3 times jogging, I felt DEAD. I wanted to go home. I looked at the clock, and it had only been like 8 minutes! Out of 20! And then the next song in rotation started on my mp3 player. It's a song by Jimmy Eat World that always puts me in a good mood. It's got a good beat, a good tempo, I just like it. And the first lines of the song were perfect.

Are you gonna live your life wondering,
Standing in the back, looking around?
Are you gonna waste your life thinking,
How you've grown up, or how you've missed out?

And so I started jogging again. And I finished.

Let me tell you, my knees ache, and walking up 3 flights of stairs after that jog was rough, but I did it. Another sticker on the calendar!

After my jog, I made dinner--stuffed burgers. I made 5 and froze 6. I ate 2 for dinner (2 points each) with some potatoes and veggies. Then I headed to the grocery store. Heck, I figured I was on a roll, might as well get some healthy food while I'm at it. I start my second job tomorrow, so I will have to pack two meals in the morning to eat while at work. So I decided to give homemade veggie soup a try. I've never made it before, and I didn't follow a recipe, so we'll see how it turns out. This is what I used:

Lean beef (a package of stew meat all ready cut, score!)
1 large potato
Frozen Corn
Frozen Green Beans
1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
4 cups low sodium, fat free beef broth
1 tbsp garlic

I didn't add any other seasonings at this point, because I want to taste what the blend of veggies tastes like. I also tried to make this as low sodium as possible because while soup can be a really great low-point food, it can be really HIGH in sodium, which bloats me up & makes me retain water like no other! I put all that good stuff in the crock pot, and it's going to cook all night while I sleep in my comfy bed! Then tomorrow morning, I'll have soup for the next several days! I'll have to take a picture!

I'm really ready to be 100% on track with WW. I have only been about 70% on track for quite awhile now. And while that does give me results some of the time, it's not the results I could be achieving. I need to write down every single thing that goes in my mouth, like I was in the beginning, and I also need to continue with the activity. Exercising two times this week is amazing for me. I'm lucky if I exercise two times a month. I plan to do my third day of c25k on Friday, which is my day off. I'd also like to go to the gym for some strength training that day too if I've got time. Screw that, I'll make the time!

What do YOU commit to this week?


Cammy said...

What a beautiful CAN DO spirit you have! I so admire your commitment to the C25K training!

Keep up the great work!

Lynn said...

That is awesome about the running!!! Did you ever get those podcasts downloaded?

Lidian said...

The veggie soup is great - I need to make some more of that. I like to add a scoop of chili (2 Tbs or so) for flavor/protein. Yum!

Congrats on the run - I cannot wait for spring so I can walk/run myself!

Heather said...

that is one of my fav Jimmy Eat World songs! the lyrics to that song are great :)

I thikn you have a great attitude, and it makes me so happy to hear that you weighed in and then got out there and exercised. no use in worrying about some period weight!

Scale Junkie said...

You are doing a great job!

I committed to an extra 15 minutes per day of exercise this week. I'm feeling fabulous from it and I'm so glad I added it!

Great job running!! I started adding small running sections into my walk, its hard to run at 360 but I'm getting there! You are such an inspiration to me!

HappyBlogChick said...

Wonderful job on your c25k run! You've got a great attitude. Yay you!

*ccc* said...

Oh, I so needed to read this today.

I'm stuck in a rut and trying to pull myself out...but reading something positive, about some accomplishments in your journey, about your stunningly positive attitude and I feel a bit recharged :)

Good for you, on so many fronts...

Twix said...

I am getting ready to start the c25k too. I been talking about it, lol. I just need to kick my butt outdoors. :) I admire you for doing it as well. Running 60 seconds is long.

So just totally random from your comment at my place. Ummm, I'm an hour drive from you. It's actually funny how many people I have come across that seem to live nearby enough. I hope it doesn't creep you out to much. :D

Lyn said...

Hey Teale, where'd ya go? I check on you daily. Hope everything is okay. I miss your posts!

Krystle said...

Teale... you ok? We miss you... Come back, please?!

Lauren said...

Great Job, so inspiring