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Rain Rain…Don’t Interrupt My Run!

Shopping must happen soon. I think I’ll go thrifting for some shirts that don’t need coverups. This looks is starting to get to me. 

  
Ok, despite my frumpy progress shot, I still don’t embrace my wide-load body as the final. I will eventually shrink. I will keep monitoring food and exercise until this happens.

Today, I decided to try a little running during my walk. Why I picked the day of pending storms to run, I have no idea. But I did, and I ended up looking like a drowned cat (as evidenced in this shot with my splits). 

  

I didn’t do great, but I didn’t do terribly. I tried, and I will do even better next time (Friday?). And I got to enjoy my eggocado salad sandwich after my run. Mmmmm, mmmmm!

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Documentaries Abound

The weekend was brutal diet-wise. But I’m not going to dwell. I’m moving forward and offering my newest selfie as evidence of my continued poor taste in fashion. 

 

I love coverups. I should learn to loathe them.


Otherwise, the weekend was filled with documentaries from Netflix. 

Cliff and I succumbed to the call of Making a Murderer. It’s a compelling series. I don’t know if Steven Avery is really innocent of the crimes, but I definitely had too much doubt to send him away for it. That poor girl. 

But the documentary that is still haunting me is Dear Zachary. I cannot stress enough that you NOT watch this documentary. It is emotionally debilitating. I’m getting a little misty-eyed just thinking about it, so I’m going to move on. 

Friday marked a mass exodus of ewtirees from my work. A sweet lady I work with actually “willed” her parking space to me, so I feel special. 

 

This makes me appear to be more charitable than I am.


Otherwise, I’m recovering from a flu shot. I took Nub to the doctor this weekend to make sure her sickness is just a cold (it is). While there, I went ahead and got my flu shot, which left my arm sore and looking like this. 

  

So, that’s the news so far. I’ll leave you with the lovely sight of Nub trying to choose between two toys. 

   
 

The Weekend is My Diet-Archnemesis

The day started with such great intentions. 

 

3 miles with this awesome lady


It went downhill diet-wise. But I’m moving forward rather than wallowing in guilt. Tomorrow will be better.  

I Feel Better

So, been trying this Biggest Loser thing since Monday. First, selfie of the day.

  
I don’t have to wait for “someday” to arrive to be embarrassed by how incredibly large I am. But a lifetime (with the exception of 2012) of poor dietary decisions can’t be turned around instantly. 

So, my assessment of how things are going over the last few days: fine. I’ve looked at the scale every day, and I have to stop doing that. It fluctuates so much from day to day. I think I’ll just make Mondays be my weigh day. 

I’ve been under my calories every day since Monday, I’ve exercised every day since Tuesday, and I don’t have the weird sluggish feeling in the morning like I did before all the crap left my body. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still tired when the alarm sounds at 5:00 AM, it’s just more of a “weary-because-you’re-more-active” tired instead of a “food-hangover” tired. 

But in other news, I gave up Facebook last week. I quietly deactivated my account without some huge announcement. Honestly, I don’t miss it. It was a major time waster with no real benefit. In fact, I often found myself angry or frustrated after scrolling through my newsfeed rather than amused. And since I had started “unfollowing” people because their content bored me, I realized that I just needed to step away. Social media was making me feel more antisocial than I ever. Plus, Ramsey was competing with my iPhone for my attention, which makes me the worst mother ever. So, now the only time I pick up my iPhone in the evening is to log my foods. Otherwise, I’ve disconnected, and I’m happy with it. 

Unflattering Clothing

Apparently, I have a knack for wearing unflattering clothing. 

Exhibit A = today’s selfie

What is wrong with me? I really need a personal stylist to help me make clothing choices that complement  my body style. 

In other news, Nub is sick. My poor, sweet girl wouldn’t eat tonight, and she fell asleep well before bedtime. I hate when my heart doesn’t feel good. 

Extreme closeup of my sleeping beauty

iPhone Battery, You Suck

First off, daily selfie. 

 

I don’t like this top, but it seems more flattering.

 
So, my iPhone 6 is about 1.5 years old, and it’s started shutting off before it even gets to 30% battery life. Not every time, but more than I like. Today was the perfect example. I was on my walk, and I had launched MapMyWalk. Halfway through my walk, it dies. When I plugged it in, it showed 40% power. That’s ridiculous! I didn’t get an accurate read on my workout because my app couldn’t record. Oh well, cest la vie. 

Now, here’s a much cuter picture than the one I shared above.

It’s Nub!

Letting Go of the Crap

This is good advice for everyday life, but seeing as how my blog ultimately falls into the “health, fitness, weight loss” categories, I’m working hard to let go of crappy food. Tonight, I achieved this goal. 

 

What’s in my lettuce wrap?

 
 

It’s Taco Tuesday!


It was great! And best of all, two lettuce leaves are only 2 cals, while two corn tortillas are 100 cals. So, this was definitely a win to be repeated. 

I took a peek at the scale this morning. Since I let go of the crap in my diet, my body immediately let go of 3 lbs since yesterday. I guess it’s my body releasing the toxins. Regardless, today’s selfie didn’t yield any miraculous results. I’m still extremely disappointed in myself, but this is my accountability. 

  
I don’t weigh as much as I did when I started the weight loss journey a few years ago, but I feel like I look bigger, which is so disheartening. But I’m working on my diet, and I got this out of “mothballs” today. 

  
After 40 minutes of calisthenics, I felt pretty good. Tomorrow, walking with the work group. Or at least, I’ll walk by myself while everyone else runs. Gotta work my way back to it.