Saturday, January 30, 2010

I ran today!!!!!!

I haven't been doing as well as I'd hoped lately. I missed a few days of walking in there either because of illness, weather or my husband's crazy work schedule.

But I'm trying and today I both ran on the treadmill at home AND took a walk outside. :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ahhh...fresh air!

I was so excited today, I was able to take a walk outside again.

Yesterday I HATED using the treadmill!!! Seriously, I love being outside, breathing in the fresh air, listening to my iPod and just having some "me" time.

I had a lot to do today, so I used my walk to get some things done. I walked to the post office, about 1.25ish miles away, to mail a couple things and pick up our mail, then I walked over to the grocery store for a few things and walked the 1.25ish miles back home. The walk over there is easy...the walk home is a little harder.


Because the walk is downhill to get there and uphill to get back. But hey, whenever I do this walk I can feel it the next day. That's a nice bonus. :)

It wasn't exactly warm today, just somewhere in the 40s. But it wasn't too bad and the next ten days are looking pretty darn good. Yay for "global warming" or whatever it is that's making us have this mild January weather.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Is this seriously Colorado???

I've been walking everyday so far in 2010. Today will be the first time my walk has had to be on the treadmill instead of outside, and that's only because my husband is working a weird work shift today and won't be home early enough.

Not everyday has been beautiful. I went walking one day where it was in the 20s and I swore my whole body was a giant Popsicle by the time I got back home. But most days it's been really, really beautiful! Yesterday it was 61 degrees when I went walking.


This is January, right? I'm still in Colorado, I think. I don't remember being transported to some other place. This is great! I could get used to this nice weather!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

There was a fight between an angel and a devil...

and they both won!

Last night I really, really, REALLY wanted some chocolate ice cream. And unfortunately we have some because my husband's birthday was this week. For literally hours I felt like I had an angel and a devil on my shoulders like in the cartoons and they were fighting it out over that dang ice cream.

In the end...the angel won. But really, she only won because I was too friggin' lazy to get up and get the ice cream out of the freezer.

Then later they were back, fighting once again. But this time over the Three Musketeers bar that I got in my Christmas stocking and hadn't eaten yet. Wait, did you catch that...HADN'T eaten yet. Yep, the devil won this round...but I only ate half the candy bar. Not because I grew a conscience, but because it was stale.

Sigh...weight loss is a constant battle.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Addicted much?

Geez! I had no idea I was so "addicted" to Diet Coke. Seriously.

I've given up caffeine, which of course means Diet Coke, every time I've been pregnant and continue to not drink it while breastfeeding. That meant with my youngest I gave it up for 30 months! So you'd think if I could do that cold turkey that I couldn't possibly be addicted.


The massive headache I had yesterday until I drank some pretty much proves I have myself a crazy Diet Coke addiction. Dang!

I realize as soon as I had the miscarriage (five weeks ago tomorrow...sigh) that I started drinking it a lot of it. Seriously, some days I'd drink 64oz of it. Yikes!

That headache was awful! I don't think I can go cold turkey. So I'm going to slowly wean myself off it it...hopefully I'll be done with it in time to get pregnant again.

On a side note...I've been walking every day so far this month (aside from today, but I will as soon as my husband gets up...he was working late last night so he's snoozing away right now).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


So, my big plans to run...they haven't happened.


I have gone walking for the last 5 days and I have a friend who is committed to get in better shape as well. So we're going to try to walk together and encourage each other.

Plus, if I have a walking routine going, that's something I'm more likely to be able to keep up with while pregnant. And since I plan to start trying ASAP (my body isn't ready yet, hopefully soon) I need to establish that routine NOW!

My next goal: lay off the diet soda.

Regular soda isn't a problem for me. I grew up with a diabetic dad (I know...I'm at risk, my mom has since developed it as well), so I grew up with diet soda. But soda at all isn't so great.