Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Headed In the Right Direction

Since this weekend, when I decided once and for all I would "get control of myself" again I have exercised at the gym 3 times and eaten more healthy. I also cut out the COKES again. For my need for caffeine I bought some flavored tea with caffeine packets that I can mix in my water at work. It has helped...and I'm not missing the cokes. I'm also not having caffeine withdrawal headaches because I am still getting "some" caffeine. Not as much as with coke, but it seems to be enough to get me through the nights.

I have also dropped *drum roll please* --- 2.6 pounds this week!!
Last week I weighed 200 even.
Today I weighed 197.4!!

I can't tell you how happy that made me!! It definitely made me realize how drinking cokes and not really getting any "real" exercise has hurt me over the past few months.

For exercise I have been walking/running on the treadmill at the gym. I started doing the C25K program. I gave it a trial run (pun intended) on Saturday and Sunday and then really got started with it yesterday. With my schedule I'm only going to be able to go to the gym on 3 or 4 times a week so this works really well for me. The training for the program is for 3 times a week and then it suggests doing other forms of exercise the other days. I still am having a hard time believing that I am WILLINGLY RUNNING!! and I am looking forward to it, too! Wow!!

My brother and I are going to plan a 5K race for this fall. To me that will be a very cool thing.

Ok..enough about that. I didn't get around to choosing my winners for the giveaway from last week. So now is the time!

Anna from Sincerely Anna wins the Friendship Magnet. She inspires me! She is great mom to 2 adopted kids, homeschools, and is involved in the youth ministry with her husband. I am happy to call her a friend and am even more happy to send her the friendship magnet!

Brooke from Smart, Strong, Sexy wins the Faith magnet. She is an awesome young lady with is indeed Smart, Strong, and Sexy. She also has an incredible Faith that she is willing to share with whoever listens! I am happy to send her the Faith magnet!

Thea from I'm A Drama Mama wins the Dream magnet. Thea was one of the first blogs I read when I started reading blogs. She takes fab pics and she cracks me up and her kids are following her footsteps in the drama department. They are real characters, too! I am happy to send Thea the Dream magnet!

No one commented on the "Love" magnet so if someone would like to have it just leave me a comment and I'll get it in the mail to you!

So...onward and DOWNWARD!! The weight WILL come off. I WILL continue training to run a 5K with my brother this fall using the C25K program...maybe a little slower than normal, but albeit...I'm going to do this! Have a great week!!


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that you've given up coke and you are exercising more. The scale moving in the right direction must be so motivating! Enjoy c25k, take your time this isn't a race.

april said...

Yay! Great job getting back on track!

Christy M. said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO proud of you, Ann! I knew you could do it, and you are. You are taking control and that's amazing!!!

Also, let me tell you about my little friend, Sugar-Free Red Bull. Trust me and pick up on and try it. Only 10 calories and it will give you the energy coke did x2 without making you feel jittery. Trust me!

Love you!

Brooke said...

great job!! :) its amazing how little tweaks can make a big difference. :D

Sincerely Anna said...

Woohoo - 2.6 pounds loss AND running! I don't even know what to say, I'm just so impressed with you! I'm so excited about the friendship magnet, too! Thanks, Ann.