Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What a beautiful Wednesday!!!

     Well, I just went out and blazed my own cross-country trail in our pasture!! What a blast! It's warm (37 degrees), and I was out there in my sweatshirt and sweatpants, and just sweating big time!
     The first go around was a bit slow, since the snow was so deep, but each time around I went faster and faster.
     I cross-country skied for 45 minutes. Hopefully I will be able to walk tomorrow, LOL!
     Now, my goal is to cross-country ski at least once a week. I would like to do more than that, but I know just how busy January will be.
     Considering I have not gone ONCE since I moved here, I am excited that I went today!
     Next time out, I am going to clock my time and see how long it takes for each lap. I just wish I could figure out the distance of my circle around the pasture!
     Tonight we are going out dancing. I can't wait!!! That will be some more burning of calories!
     Right now, I just need to drink lots of water ;)

Last night??

     So, I was planning on going to WWers last night, and then I got caught up in a bunch of other errands, but as I was going home and it was 5:15, I decided I would go, but when I came up to the school there were NO cars.
     I don't know what happened or if maybe they are having the meeting tonight instead? I missed last week's meeting, so I am not sure.
     I am going to try and weigh up today on a good scale that is pretty close to the WWers, so it will give me an idea, at least.
     Not much of an update, I know.
     I am going to go out this morning and cross country ski!!! Woo hoo!!! I will try and take some pictures ;)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


     There is NO doubt in my mind that I have gained weight since the last time I went to WWers, which was not last week, but the week before. I am planning on going tonight (just a reminder that WWers is meeting tonight instead of tomorrow), so I have the little reality check I need.
     I have consumed lots of yummy holiday food, not really much in the sweets or desserts department, but we had two, yes TWO, holiday dinners!! One on Christmas Day and then another on Saturday, yeah!
     I have not exercised, other than some shoveling yesterday. But, I am on my way up to storage today to grab my cross-country stuff.
     I will let update ya on the scale info tonight.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wrapped up!

     I didn't go to WWers last night because I was in the midst of a huge craft project (Christmas present), and I had the momentum going, and I didn't want to stop.
     I am definitely going next Tuesday!
     Today we are headed up to storage to find my cross country boots, and I did also buy a pair of snow pants, so I will be ready to head out!
     I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

WWers and thinking about the past...

     WWers this week is on Tuesday, and also next week, too!! I believe it's next week that is open enrollment, and free sign-up! Come to a meeting for free, and check it all out!!
     My big exercise goal for this week is to dig out my cross-country stuff at storage. We did go there yesterday for something else, and I found my skis and poles, but my boots are tucked away in a tub, so I need to head over and find those. Then I plan to go in the field!!!
     I was just telling a friend about how much I did cross-country before I moved here. I used to go all the time! And, I have not gone ONCE since I have lived here, so I plan to change that.
     I have some friends here who go up on the Loop every Friday afternoon, so I hope to be able to do that in February once the play is over in January. Oh yeah, did I mention that I am directing the play this year?
     I am excited about that, as it's also something I missed tremendously from my life before living here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WW report

     I gained .6 of a pound since last Wednesday, and given this time of year, I am OK with that. My entire goal until the first of 2009 is to maintain!!
     I did watch the Biggest Loser finale last night, and HOLY COW!! It's so incredibly inspiring to see the tremendous transformations in those contestants' lives, and in the lives of the people around them.
     It was also cool to see the people who were eliminated come back and do a good job themselves!! I didn't follow every episode, but I saw a handful to know the basic story behind each person.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yeah! Good first week back :)

      So, I lost 2.6 pounds this first week back, and that is super cool since I didn't go all out by any means!
     I like the new program they rolled out last night. First off, they now say that you should drink six eight-ounce glasses of liquid a day, and technically you can count tea, diet pop, milk, etc. Of course, they still say and stand by that water is the best...but, if you can get your liquids by including other stuff, they are counting it.
      I thought about how I just don't drink much at all of ANYTHING. So, I decided my goal this upcoming week would be to consume 60 ounces of liquid a day, and I am going to include milk, coffee, and tea in that. I only ever drink one coffee a day, so that won't be a biggie.
      Then, once I reach that goal, I am going to make the goal be all about water, not counting the other stuff in my liquid intake.
      I also like that they now count exercise as one of their healthy guidelines (which now are nine in number instead of the eight before).
      And, the neat-o thing on the new weekly tracker is a section at the bottom to track your hunger and how you feel at different times of the day.
      I think that's important to consider both how hungry you are and also where that hunger is originating (like emotions, stress, true hunger, etc.)
      So, I am feeling re-motivated ;) Two weeks in a row of going to the meetings, and I can't wait until next week to see how it goes!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Definitely time to get going

     I'm so glad that I went back to a WWers meeting last night! I can't believe the difference in how I feel now as compared to when I was faithful to the program.
     I realize this is a hard time to get things going again, through the holidays and all, but at a minimum I want to maintain and not gain any more weight.
     What I notice when I weigh more, when I don't exercise, when I don't eat to fuel my body, when I don't drink enough water...I notice that my neck hurts or that I am not sleeping as well. I have even started snoring, and it's amazing that those things return when you gain a little weight (close to 10 pounds) and stop the good habits.
     SOOOOOOOOO, I feel motivated for those reasons!!!


     I went to Weight Watchers last night!!! That's the good news! And, also good news, but maybe not what some would think as GOOD, good news.
     I gained 8.4 pounds since last July when I last went to a WWers meeting. I figured it was going to be closer to 15, so I thought that was good news.
     It was a good meeting to attend! We talk about new things that are exciting, like when you buy a new car and you just want to drive it around all the time.
     So, we talked aobut fun exercise things that we could buy that would be fun because they are new.
     I am totally planning on buying a wii for Christmas, and I know that will be fun, new and exciting.
     Also, keeping with this theme, we talked about how next week a new program is starting with Weight Watchers called Momentum. I don't know ANYTHING about it, and I can't wait to find out. That's that whole newness thing ;)
      I am so glad I went to the meeting! Back in the saddle!