Sunday, August 19, 2012

Prepared For The Week!

Well I never got the laundry put away this weekend, but I'm pretty sure I washed dishes for at least 4 hours. I swear every time I turn around there is more dirty dishes in the sink.

This weekend was pretty productive in other ways though even though I actually had to look at what day it was today because it couldn't possibly be Sunday already!?!

Today I started the week 4 of couch to 5k. OH MAN, five minutes is a long time to run, and you have to do it twice! I did walk a bit of each long stretch. I tried to only walk for ten-fifteen paces before running again. That's about how long it would take me to feel back in control of myself. I also took a bottle of water with me which helped quite a bit.

This is week 4.

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
I keep telling myself that I couldn't do week 3 all the way through until the last time so I should be able to get this by the 3rd day of doing it right? Makes perfect sense to me.

Today I finally got a meal plan made up and a shopping list to go with it. I actually got myself to the store too! It's like a minor miracle. This is the first time I've got back to this since Scott's accident. Life is slowly returning to normal, I do believe! Here is our menu for the week.

Monday Chicken Nacho Bake
Tuesday Skinny Salisbury Steak W/Mushrooms
Wednesday Chicken &White Bean Enchiladas
Thursday Turkey & Spinach Manicotti
Friday frozen pizza for kids
Saturday Taco Pizza
Sunday Panko Pork Chops

Things might not necessarily happen in that order but at least I have all the ingredients for each meal so no excuses to eat out. Although we will be eating out Friday when we move Jessica to school! FIVE more days. I finally got her to start packing her stuff up. She kept saying she didn't have much but she's changed her mind now. Funny how that works.

After I got home from shopping I was hungry so I made myself something to eat. No one was home so I did the dishes (again) and kept finding myself getting into food and getting that binging feeling. I told myself I just needed to get away from the food!! So I went out and rode my bike for an hour and fifteen minutes. Twice my normal route. I'm sure all my neighbors think I'm insane riding by their house four times on my bike.  Whatever. I got that binging out of my system and not IN my system.

I just updated mapmyride. I like the calendar on there.

I've done some kind of exercise every day this month. Saturday I worked in the yard for about an hour so that shows up funny, but believe me that was still a workout!

One of my online buddies was telling me how much different Scott and I look from last year when we went to a wedding. I finally did a side by side for comparison. Together we have lost almost 90 pounds! I remember feeling slightly mortified about how LARGE my stomach is in the first picture. I can't believe I wasn't diabetic. It's no wonder someone told me they were worried I had a tumor or something (although you should NEVER say that to someone!)

I weighed about 200 pounds on the left and now I'm about 158 give or take a pound. I've been stuck for awhile, hopefully I can lose the last 10 pounds I want to lose to reach my goal of not being "overweight" on the BMI chart.  I think Scott looks AWESOME! He actually had someone at work ask him if he was sick (as in like cancer or something) because he has lost so much weight. Nope, just healthy!

Well guess I should go to bed, tomorrow is school and Trevor is finally better so he can go back. One more lunch to make in the morning!

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Melissa G. said...

Oh my gosh you two look good! It's fun to see a side by side! Keep it up both of you!

She's a big star said...

Great pics... you both look awesome! Congrats on your hard work paying off!

Jennifer Owens said...

You two look so healthy and great - what a transformation! You're inspiring Julie! (o:

Anonymous said...

that's not even the best pic. Put up the one from that wedding and then the one from your reunion. awesome! Now doesn't Scott suck?? I know you're proud of him but seriously..weight seems to come off so easy for men! Good job on the exercise!! I am on week 3 C25K


Alisha Bowling said...

Love your pics! And I love that you two are doing it together! You are working hard and it is SOOOO paying off! Keep at it!

P.S. Your meals sound delish! :)

Bella said...

Your progress is really impressive, as are your plans for the week! Go get 'em!!

Bella said...

Your progress is really impressive, as are your plans for the week! Go get 'em!!

Courtney at RRI said...

Wow--both you and your husband have clearly made some great progress, Julie! You should be proud of how far you've come.

It's great to hear that you were able to resist the urge to overeat, but if you want to keep your hard work, you have to address that end of the health equation too: what makes you want to binge to begin with? Check out the video in my link. It goes over our different human needs, how we sometimes try to fill them with food, and how we can replace them with healthier habits. Riding your bike in response is a great way to distract yourself (and heck, it's fun!) but the goal should be to eliminate the urge altogether. :)

Best of luck! I can't wait to see you when you're in 5k running shape.

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