Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday Night

I have WI tonight! Fingers crossed! Actually, it's a bit of a scheduling mess. I forgot that I had ww on Tuesdays and I invited 3 friends over for a spaghetti dinner. Whoops. It takes me 15 mins to get to and from WW and the meeting is at 5:30. Argh. Anyway, these friends are pretty laid back, so I will invite the ladies to come with for the ride and we will eat when we get back.

Ok, I have some very exciting news! We are going to Tokyo, Japan for two weeks in November! YAHOOOO! We are taking my Mom along to help out with the children and to keep me company while DH is working over there. They sent pictures of the hotel we are staying at in central Tokyo and it looks really fancy. I've been to Italy, France, Austria, Germany and the UK, but they all are somewhat similar to our culture. But JAPAN?!?! Now this will be different and fun! I am happy to be taking the kids. Two weeks is just too long to leave them behind! My sons teacher asked him to do a video diary and bring back some things to share with the class. He is really thrilled to be put in charge of such a task. :)

Anyway, I had better get going before our guests get here!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Back from San Francisco

I had a blast! A whole week to myself! DH got back at 7:30 each night. I got to see Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf, take the ferry to Sausalino, ride the cable cars and the street cars, see china town, do a segway tour (so much fun!), do some shopping, see the aquarium on the bay, and relax at the north beach. (sunburn!)

At the end of the day, I didn't leave my heart in San Francisco, I left it back home! I was glad to have such a fun trip, but I was twice as happy to get back to my kids!

WW-wise, I tried to keep it moderatly healthy. At first I did the fresh salad and fruit thing, but it was getting very expensive to eat like that. Before long, I was going for cheap instead of healthy. You know, $2 hotdog and $5 bottle of water?! I had chowder a lot for lunch. I know for sure that I will not be down, but I would be happy to stay the same or even have a minimal weight gain. We'll have to wait and see. All I know is that no matter what the results are, I will keep at it. A small weight gain during a week of vacation is not something I plan to get overly upset about! It was worth it baby! :)

Hope everyone is doing well, and htabby that you kick that cold to the curb!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weigh-In Results

I was down a pound! Yahoo! My bff and I went for a run afterwards. She was complaining that I was running too fast. I guess my legs are just longer because I was enjoying the comfortable stride. She said she felt like she was doing wind sprints. LOL! She said that if I wanted to run 5k, I'd better slow down or I would never make it to 5k. Strange, because I was really just joggin' along.

Anyway, DH and I are off to San Francisco on Sunday, no kids! We are there for a week. I am looking forward to the holiday. Well, he is working the whole week, so I really have a week to myself! I looked up all the spas in the area, and I am hoping to have a hot stone massage while I'm there. I also booked a tour of the Alcatraz prison. That should be neat. The tour includes the whole city as well. It's an 8 hour tour by boat and bus.

I am hoping to stay on my diet while I am there. I want to find a place close to the hotel that does a mean salad. The problem is, DH's company pays for our food. So let's do the math :

Habitual over eater + endless new restaurants + a large per Diem = trouble!

Last night at our meeting, we were discussing how to change the negative thinking to positive thinking... so here goes. I will have fruit for breakfast all week. I will have only salads for lunch all week and I will try to pick the healthiest options for supper. AND I will track everything.

I am excited that DH and I will get to run together in the morning. Not an option at home with 2 kids!

See you on Monday when I get back!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Finally back on track!

Well, here I am again - back on track and running again. I am so happy about it. It was high time to do some damage control after the summer!

The great news is my girlfriend joined WW with me. She only has 10 - 15 pounds to lose, but it is great to have someone there that I have a hoot with. We go for a run after weigh-in. She already does 5K three times a week, so she is slowing down for me. Hopefully we will both be running 5k together soon enough!

I am hoping for a loss at the scales tomorrow night. I would like to be back to a healthy, fit weight again.

I was at a birthday lunch with my girlfriends last week and we were talking about our bodies and complaining about thighs, baby bellies, saggy boobs etc... One of them just shook her head and said, "You know, it's really sad that we are so down on ourselves. There is nobody here who is really overweight." Another said, "Yeah, twenty years from now, we will be wishing for the bodies we have now." It really hit home with me that I need to stop complaining about every little thing concerning my body. I remember in public school feeling down because I thought my thighs were chubby. (I was tall and skinny.) Discontentment with my image has haunted me my whole life. Well, no more! My goal is not to be skinny and hot. My goal is to be healthy and fit. I will be thirty in March. I want to enjoy my health and body during this next phase on my life.

So, back to WW, back to eating healthfully, back to a regular exercise routine, and back to being in control of this body of mine! :) I have come to realize that this is not something I will be doing for 12 weeks. It's going to be a lifetime thing. I'm resigned to that now and I will keep on keeping on! :)

Glad to be back! Can't wait to get reading your blogs again!