Walking not running

Nov 24, 2008

So I took Lola and my mom's dog on a 45 minute brisk walk the other day and my hamsring was killing me. I have decided not to run the 5k but to walk it with my mom and whoever else comes along. I cannot afford to screw up my hamstring more before this December bout. Good thing is, I have a month off for off season so I can try to rest it and rehab it some. Grrr.

So I'm not going to run it, but I'm doing a 5k, which I would have never done before surgery. Not ever. Not that I couldn't have done it. But I would have thought it ridiculous and pointless.

Recent goals unachieved.

Nov 18, 2008

Yeah so I haven't achieved any of my goals in the one of my last posts lol. Things have just been so hectic and personal life has been draining. I still want to do this 5k on Dec 27th. I haven't trained for it yet but I'm going to start TOMORROW. No excuses. Period. If I have to do a run/walk that day, than so be it. It's better than not doing it at all! Plus this 5k is geared towards run/walkers so it won't be a big deal.

I also just got hired to coach club volleyball, which puts me out of town 3 weekends out of the month until May. I have to get into good habits now so I can maintain them through that. Because there is NO way I'm going to be able to start any regimen once that starts.

I AM GOING TO DO THIS! I just registered for the 5k so that's that!

Resolution 5k here I come!

Gas and Good Times

Oct 21, 2008

I had an 8 month follow up with my surgeon last week. He said he was really impressed with my progress and that technically, he's happy with where I am now BMI wise. But he thinks 170/180 is a great goal for me. They want to feature me on their website. They asked me to submit some testimonial about my progress and stuff. Not sure sure what I'm going to say there. But I'll try.

Ugg my goals from below aren't really being achieved. lol Gotta recommit to doing them. i'm worried about the running with my pulled hamstring. I just need to walk it for the time being. I only have 2 months to train for this 5k dammit.

For Halloween, I got a French Maid costume. I wore it to a fundraising event this weekend. Hopefully there are some pics. Otherwise, i'll have some after halloween. I looked pretty hot, if I do say so myself. People were shocked that I was wearing something girly :)

OMG last Wendesday I thought I was dying. My stomach hurt soooo bad I could barely walk. I was crying it was so horrible. I thought I had ruptured something. Or that I had some horrible ulcer (I have recurrent ulcers) I've heard that people have gas pains like that but it didn't feel like gas to me. But just to see, I downed a ton of Maalox. I then spent the next hour in the bathroom belching, so much so that my throat hurt for days. It was gas!!!! That's crazy!!!! At least I know now what to do if that happens again!

October Goals

Oct 10, 2008

October Goals
Goal Achieve By Method
Get below 200lbs 13-Oct Biking, Skating, Beach Walking in Sanibel
Wake up at 6am 24-Oct Wake up 15 mins earlier everyday and
    get the hell out of bed! No excuses!
5k 3X/week 31-Oct Couch to 5k Podcast
64 oz water daily TODAY! Drink up! Don't stop drinking!
At least 75 gm protein DONE All protein all the time. 


Oct 09, 2008

I weighed in today at 200.8 pounds. That is ALMOST in ONEderland. Hopefully I finally got out of this annoying stall I've been in. This week I majorly increased my protein and water, so maybe that's it.

I'm going to Sanibel Island this weekend for a mini vacay with my mom and grandma. We're just going to lay around the beach all weekend. I'm going to go jogging in the sand while I'm there and so alot of swimming. I want to come back from my vacation at 199 or under dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will take a pic of the scale when that happens. And I'll probablly scream alot. And maybe cry. :)


Oct 07, 2008

So Dec 26th will be my official first SURGIVERSARY. So I was trying to think of cool stuff to do in celebration of it. And I decided- It's official-drum roll please..... I'm signing up for the Great Ft Lauderdale Road Runner's Club Resolution 5k on Dec 27th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a walk/run which is nice because it won't be as much pressure since there will be people tootling along. I'll probablly do intervals- running and some walking. Depends on how much I can get done on running work over the next 2 1/2 months. Frankly, I just want to finish it and not be the last one over the line.

I'm sure I'll be blubbering and crying when I cross that line... Who would have thought a year ago that I would be entering a running event?? WTF?!!? Awesomeness.

I'm going to St Louis to visit the fam the weekend before- the race will give me extra motivation not to binge on shit while I'm there :)

Damn you hamstring!

Oct 06, 2008

So due to a pulled hamstring, I have done Zip Zero Nada excercise in the last week. Blah. And I really wanted to run and get 10 pounds down before my Nov surgeon check up. Boooo. Also then this weekend I was sick. Still am. And when I'm sick I graze allll day. So that was my weekend- laying on the couch, constantly eating. To the point I actually gave myself a stomach ache. No. not the "ate one too many bites and my pouch hurts" but the whole digestion track was feeling gross which is a sensation I haven't felt since pre op.

So today I'm back on track. I've carefully planned everything that's going in my mouth today. My totals at the end of the day:

Calories Sugars Carbohydrates Fat Protein Cholesterol Sodium Dietary Fiber
1105 28 120 30 110 10 3187.5 25

So yay on the protein. I've also got a ton of water ready to go so I'm going to be tracking that from now on, which I wasn't before. I also have a UTI (WOO HOO!) so that will help that as well. That's one thing I was going right this weekend- I never stopped drinking water because of the UTI- trying to flush the bladder. Blah.

Last week my book "Slow Fat Triathlete: Living Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You have Now" came in. I read it cover to cover without stopping. very good book. Covered alot of stuff I didn't know. I wish it had more training tips and such but otherwise, definitely a good starter book. My mom also has a Triathlon Training for Dummies book she's going to give me.

Why a tri? Why the hell not? I already like swimming and biking. Running I'm working on. I can't run everyday so why not swim and bike train for the other days?

I need to commit to getting up in the morning. It's really really hard for me, which isn't an excuse. It's just a truth. In all factuality- I'm evil in the morning. Ask anyone. If I could just commit  to waking up 1 hour early, I could easily hit the gym to get in a 30 minute workout every morning. I can't do evening workouts because I work until 7 or 8 usually and by that time, I'm super tired or I have to run to derby practice.

What I should do is do a trial run for 2 weeks. Every night, set out clothes and food and such so I can just grab and go. Wake up. Let the babies out. Grab stuff and get to the gym. Maybe I should do classes in the beginning to get into the habit . Unfortauntely my gym only has 6am and then 830 am classes. 6 is way too early and 830 is then i like to start work, so those are a no go. Oh well, I'll just have to do it on my own. However, if there are days I'm running late, I have an 830 am choice of Body Works plus Abs, Step Plus Abs, Mat Pilates, Body Works plus Abs, and Yoga.

I was also thinking of stuff I could do during the day at work. I don't really take a "lunch break." I eat at my desk and work through my lunch. Not for any particular reason, I just don't "go to lunch." So why not, during my lunch and regular breaks, go walk around. I work in a hospital. There are halls and stairs everywhere. And once it cools down a little more, I can walk outside too. I wish they had treadmills here in the hospital lol. There is a hospital gym down the road but that requires getting in my car, driving down the road, etc etc. and would take up too much time.

Now I just have to stop running my mouth about it and do it! Every day is an opportunity to be healthier and to move!

Oh and funny story- I went to the craft store the other night. I was in this hippie looking dress that flairs out under the bust. One or the clerks thought I was pregnant. lol That happened to me once pre op where some cop thought I was prego. I don't think I really look prego anymore although I do have a bigger belly than I would like. But that was like a little stab in the heart a little after all this work. I think it was just the dress. But now I'm on the warpath to get the rest of this shit off.


Sep 25, 2008

This Halloween, I'm going to do it up and go uber sexy!!!! This will be the first time EVER that I haven't had to dress up as a sack of potatoes, an egg, or just going as "myself." I'm SO excited!!!

Here are a few of the costumes I'm debating over. I just can't decide which one!!!!!!!:

Triggers and Stepping It Up

Sep 24, 2008

Ok so I just got back from St Louis and Indiana... went to visit the fam for a couple days and then went to Indiana for a derby tournament. While in St Louis, I was not very well behaved, I have to say. I at a fair amount of pizza and had some gooey butter cake (an STL tradition). This is the first time I really felt like I was cheating. I know this is a lifestyle change and not a diet, but I really felt guilty and a little paniced, because now I'm feeling like eating all sorts of crap. Those foods were definitely a trigger.

I didn't gain any weight while there which is good, but I'm feeling all food addict-y again. I'm going to do the 5 day pouch test as a little detox to try to get back on track next week.... kind of a little detox.

The running is on hold due to a pulled hamstring that I got when accidentally doing the splits on skates lol. It was a sight, let me tell you.

I've got just 20/30 pounds to go and I want to lose it before my surgiversary, if that's possible. That way, I will have hit goal at my one year mark. So I've got to step this shit up to hit that mark dammit!

First day of Couch to 5K

Sep 09, 2008

I did the first day of my Couch to 5k program this weekend. And it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Now, granted, I had to block out the "I HATE RUNNING" thoughts that have plagued me my entire life. But I kept going. I didn't try to go fast. I just did the wall/jog intervals as instructed by the podcast. Back when I used to be forced to run for sports or gym or parents or whatever, I would just be thinking "when is this going to be over?!?!" and just feeling like I was going to cry every minute that passed- those minutes seemed like HOURS. But this time, it went by pretty fast.

I stayed around the house just in case I started feeling sick or hurting or anything. I tried to take my chihuahua Lola with me and she was cool with the walk but the jogging she wanted NOTHING to do with. So i took her back to the house and continued my program.

I'm going to run tonight when I get home. Hopefully it's not raining. If it is, I am going to make the committment to go to the gym.

One thing I just discovered from the Excercise forum are these mini triatholons. Once I get through the Cough to 5K, I'm going to to start a Super Sprint training program- they are 1/4 mile swim/10k bike/2mile runs. Sounds doable. Running, though, is my biggest challenge. I enjoy swimming and bikin. So I have to assure myself that I can run and reteach myself to do so properly. Oh yeah, and take some of this damn weight off.

Weighed in at 203 yesterday...ONEDERLAND is sooooo close I can taste it!!!!!!!!!!

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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