Friday, January 27, 2012

E2E Challenge … week 4…

E2E: Emerge Transformed!14 Weeks to a New You!

So it seemed to take me awhile to get myself together. I’m not all together yet but getting better. I still cry so easily and I do reach for sympathy food often but this past week I reached but did not eat. The only bad calorie day was today and it was because Mike took me to Perkin’s for breakfast and I ate. I had 2 scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and some sausage with peppers and a cup of hot chocolate. I won’t take any of that back because sitting across the table from me is a young man that is making me more proud by the day and it was what he ordered for me. My sweet tooth has been tamed and I was able to have some candy corn tonight (Mike shared 10 pieces with me) and I haven’t craved any more and really that stuff was really sweet.

So the scale decided it was going to be happy with my week of work. It said 186.2 that’s down better then a pound in a half. My waist is down a inch so back to 40”, however these things are good there is a lot to reverse to get back where I need to be but it’s a start.

Today I did something I’ve never done. I went for a 5K run in the snow. I hike in the snow, I walk in the snow but I run on the treadmill or on the road in the summer but never have I ran in the snow. It took me 48 minutes to run in the snow, that’s forever compared to 35 or less on the treadmill but the snow and ice made it a challenge. I worked hard at this, beyond anything I’ve ever done.

My quote for this challenge is: "If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it." -Priscilla Welch  Well today I did something different and it was awesome.

I’m still working on understand the changes in my life. Some of them due to age, some of them due to changes in life and some of them just normal life moving forward. My book has touched on quite a few of these. It’s a great book.


I have been much better at stopping by and supporting you all. Blogger still have issues at times where I can’t leave a comment or the comment gnome eats the comment and you never get it. If you have an e-mail I will send you a note if I can’t comment too. 

My partner Casey is doing pretty good considering her body isn’t cooperating with her on a few different levels. She keeps plugging away at everything and is an awesome person and she is there for me to lean on and support me.

My menu planning worked pretty darn good this week. Not having a certain food for each day but a category to eat from make it so easy. I’m going to work with the same menu last week. My calories are about 1300 a day with the carbs close to 100. My proteins and fats are always very close too.

I made it to the gym 3 times this week with at least 1 1/2 hours each time and once at least 2 hours. I have worked on the fish flopping exercises plus I got out 3 mornings for a 1 1/2 mile run before daycare has even started. So that means at least 8 hours of exercise this week. 16.5 miles ran too.

So I’m getting back to where I need to be. It did help knowing Mike was going to be home this week. Now he’ll be off again next week for 10 more days away so I am hoping to get a handle on this and just learn to enjoy some new me time.

Here’s to a great week for me, for you, for all of us. We can do this. I know we can, we have too. We all want to be happy and healthy.

Take care and God Bless!!!


Princess Dieter said...

The joy being a mom gives you--and its pain, too--are so evident in your blog posts. Mostly the love. Mike is one lucky guy to have such a great family at his back..a great, great, good-hearted mother. He must surely know how blessed he is.

And, of course, I think he's a doll...and I hope God guides him into a shining, lovely, happy, healthy life always!

So glad to see your weight direction moving DOWN. :D

Happy weekend, sweets.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Julie, I think you are doing great considering all you are going through with being separated from Mike for days at a time. I'm still missing Kailee being here even though she has done some things to upset me this week. It was good having her in the house when she was here. It is so hard to let go even when we know it is the right thing. I have been eating left and right since she moved out and am hoping that I can finally get myself under control this week.
Hang in there and take good care of yourself.

Jillian said...

I'm so glad that we're both doing better this week, Julie. I hope that you continue to grow in strength and resolve. We can kick next week's booty too!

Betty said...

Glad you are feeling better Julie. Even though these coming 10 days will be hard, you know how to handle them and you will. I´ll be thinking and praying for you.
Congrats on doing the 5k in the snow. That must have been sooooo hard!

Maren said...

I think you are doing really well Julie. One day at a time, and you'll get there. So happy you and Mike are enjoying your time together :)

Eaba said...

Glad your doing better this week and good for you on taming your sweet tooth. I have found the more sugar I eat the more I want, and vise versa.

Keep up the good work!

Debsdailylife said...

MIke is so very blessed to have a wonderful, loving, caring mom like you!! Thankful to hear things are turning the corner and look ing up for you.
Youre an amazing woman!! DOnt forget that

Anne H said...

I love how positive you are... it's contagious! I feel better already! THanks!

Chinagirl said...

Great to hear, that you are starting to feel better with your situation and that you just grabbed at food, but didn't eat it! That shows, that you are fighting hard to overcome this habit. I know, how hard it it! Specially at such times as you are going through. I hope, you will have good times with our Father in Heaven this week and that you can enjoy also your times with your husband. (smile)

upinthecosmos said...

Excellent work, you sound in better spirits & that definitely helps you get back to the routines. Running in the snow & ice is hard, I've been learning that way in hopes that it will seem so much easier to me when it's all gone:-). We'll see. Great work on the miles & exercise this week, keep it up cause it helps with the burning of colorized & fuels the insides to brighten up those darker moods:-)