Week 14 and feeling mighty fine

Man, I do love cycling.  I seriously love being on my bike. And I can feel the changes in my endurance.  Hills that felt difficult just a few weeks ago don’t even feel like inclines anymore.  I feel stronger, happier, healthier.   I tried some new paths and even tried cycling with my kids this…

Week 13 Check-In

Mondays are weigh-in days, so first, the stats: Weight:  191.6 (-1.2 from last week) Week 13 loss: -31.4 pounds Total weight loss: -138.4 pounds BMI: 32.9 I’m still so far from where I want to be, but I’m feeling better with each week.  I feel more fit, more energetic, happier.  It’s progress, even if it’s…

Back in the Saddle:  Week 12 Check-in 

Welp,  after last week’s meltdown (and thanks for the kind words of support), I’m back in the saddle, literally. I was a bit worried about this morning’s weigh-in.  I tracked dutifully yesterday, but I indulged in both a beer (a delicious Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy) and and a slice of birthday cake at a picnic at…

Meltdown Monday:  Week 11 Check-in 

I’m not going to beat around the bush.   I’m flummoxed.   Confused.   Pissed.  Discouraged.   Frustrated.   So I’ll spare you the angst and just give the stats.  Weight this morning:  198 For those keeping track,  yep,  I’m up a f***ing pound from last week and I have no idea why or how….

Adapting on the Fly

9am:  drop off the twins at preschool 9:20am:  dentist appointment 9:45am:  Get call from preschool that son had an accident in his pull up.  Need to go change him.  10am:  head back to preschool and change son 10:20am:  realize it’s too late to drive to trail, unload stroller,  run/walk,  and get back in time for…

WIP Wednesday,  Healthy Me Edition

I usually reserve my WIP (work in progress) Wednesday parts for my knitting posts,  but today,  my WIP part is about me.  I started the Couch-to-5K program this week,  and completed day 2 this morning.   I have often avoided the canal paths because they can sometimes feel a bit sketchy.  But as I said…

Week 10 Check-In

Nothing much to say here, so it’s really just an update. Today’s weight:  196.4 pounds Week 10 loss: 26.6 pounds Total loss:  133.6 I went to the gym twice last week.  I wish it was more, but it is what it is. I added the matcha, 1tsp twice daily, but it’s a recent addition.  The…

Mama’s got some brand new (running) shoes

I went to Aardvark Sports in Bethlehem on Friday.  They’re such an amazing shop for runners.   My old shoes had seen more than their fair share of miles,  and I desperately needed new running shoes.  They looked at my gait,  and apparently,  I’m a mild overpronator.  This surprised me,  as I feel like I put more…

Livin’ the Vida Matcha: Mixing Things Up

I’ve been at a bit of a plateau,  right at 200. It’s driving me bonkers,  honestly.  I can contribute some of the plateau to my recent difficulty in getting to the gym.   But even so,  the weight should be dropping.  I’m absolutely draconian about counting my calories (always under 1200), heavy in protein and…

Week 9 Check-In

Still struggling to get to the gym, but this is a new week.  I’m hoping I’m able to get there this week.  I was sick yesterday, but I should at least be able to get there tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  Thursdays are out because my husband has “f-ing ensemble practice,” so he’s not able…

Weeks 7 & 8 Check-In

I’ll admit that the past few weeks have put me in a dark and twisty spiral at times. I know, I know, it’s just a number, but I want to see a lower damn number if I’m going to walk around feeling hungry and weighing/tracking every damn thing I eat. I didn’t check in last…

WIP Wednesday:  2017 Socks #3

I’m finally working on socks again. I love the stripey sock yarns,  so this was another pair of striped socks.  The pattern was my favorite,  the Tootsie Roll socks by Paper Daisy Creations.  The yarn is also one of my favorites,  Nomadic Yarns Twisty sock in the Indio colorway.   These were my second completed pair of…