Sunday, October 26, 2008


     My mother-in-law is .08 pounds from losing FIFTY pounds!!! She is the only member of our original group going to the weekly meetings, and even though she feels like it has been such slow going, I AM SO PROUD OF HER FOR HER PERSERVERANCE!!!! She is my inspiration ;)

FOREVER...or nearly

     OK, it has been far too long, way longer than I have ever gone with not blogging here. WHY?
     Well, seems like I could make a bunch of excuses (insert any of your favorite ones), but instead...I will just say I haven't had anything to report.
     On Saturday I went to the Taste of Two Valleys auction. It was a blast, and I ate a lot, but not a ridiculous amount by any means, and I ate absolutely nothing else for the entire day since I have been fighting a nasty cold.
     Well, on Saturday in Safeway, two separate people told me that I looked fantastic and that I looked like I had lost more weight! I haven't lost any more weight. I was kidding around that maybe being sick (gaunt, pale) has a weigh of making you look more skinny?
     Well, anyhow, I took those compliments, and I felt super! Today I weighed, and I actually gained 2 pounds since the last time I reported my weight. So, I weigh 224.2 pounds.
     We have been talking, our crew, about restarting Weight Watchers, and I think for myself that I am going to start on the first Wednesday of November, which is a week from this one.
     I did workout one day this past week, when I was over in Seattle. But, then the next day I had the beginnings of a cold, and that has stuck with me for the week and progressively intensified.
      This will be another crazy week, with it being Homecoming and Halloween, but my cheer season is almost over.
     I think once I don't have that responsibility anymore, I will find more time for me! That's why I plan on returning to WWers!
     What I am really happy about is that even with this two pound gain, I still weigh less than when I went to WWers the last time way back when!
     Well, I am going to try to get back to this blogging, too! Sorry to my loyal readers that I did such a lousy job this month. BUT, I'm back!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How many laps can you walk in an hour???

     Well, as an official counter at today's Viriginia Grainger Elementary Jog-A-Thon, I am here to say that first graders can walk 13 laps!!! That seemed to be the average for Mrs. Attridge's class.
     The high lap count was 16 (that's four miles) by one little adorable guy!! He cracked me up because he kept telling me that he knew he get one more, and boy did he ever!
     The Jog-A-Thon was a BLAST! I loved the music (way to go Janice!), and I loved all the kids and staff walking/jogging around!
     What a fun and healthy event for everyone involved. I loved cheering on all the kiddos!
     I smiled and laughed so much in that hour today! Good times.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Let's get those walking shoes out!!!

     I am TOTALLY stoked about the Mid-Valley Autumn Leaf Run. It totally reminds me of the Autumn Leaf Walk, Run, and Roll from up in Leavenworth.
     Last month my cheerleaders signed up as a team, and also our mascot received an invitation to come and be a part of the entertainment!
     What I really like about the event is that it is free, and they ask for a donation of canned food to go to our local food bank.
You can still register, and could do so right up until 8:30 this Saturday! Check out the link right HERE!
     I did blog about it back in summer, and I am a tad bit disappointed that I did not train for running/jogging the 5K, but that's OK, because I could be not even going, but I AM, and I inspired a bunch of young ladies to do so, too!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hi there!

     I need to find the motivation to EXERCISE!! I don't have any, and I don't know why.
     I have been spending many evenings riding my horse. And, I suppose I could go for a walk instead of riding, but I much rather get on my horse!
     What I need to do is get up in the morning, earlier, but I just can't seem to do it. Every time I set the clock earlier, I always hit the snooze bar.
     I imagine to get up I need to go to bed earlier, but I don't want to do that either.
     The good news is that my pants are starting to get baggie, and just today I had three different people tell me that I was looking good! I am right at the same place weight-wise, no more, no less.
     I want to get every one organized and back on track! We all need it! Why is this so hard????!!!!
     On the plus has been happy and good and settled ;)