Friday, January 22, 2010

Perfect 10, Sassy & saving a grasshoppers life!

So, unfortunantly, I have not made any great improvements in the Perfect 10 Challenge. Well, I guess that isn't completely true. I have been drinking more water!! But I have not been doing my crunches :( I've gotta do them, I am doing so much, I can't ignore this one little thing that will take less than five minutes every day!!! So I am resolved. Next week WILL be perfect!! :)

So, something not everyone knows about me...Hmmm, this is always difficult. Oh, hey, how about something I just discovered about myself today!?

I am a grasshopper philanthropist!! :)

So, I ran at work. There is this trail and it is really nice. So I'm running, trying to clear my mind, trying not to think of the pain, looking at my feet, one step after another after another and OMG!....

I don't know how I saw him, but I did, and he was right in my path, and I jumped...hahaha, like a foot in the air! It was hilarious. And all this happened in a split second. I had gone like 2 miles at this point, and that I had the energy to react that quickly and jump was just amazing.

I am doing great on my personal 21 day SASSY challenge! Monday will be 21 days that I have worn makeup and taken the extra time to look kind of girlie. It has actually been pretty easy, gone by quickly, and I do feel that it has become a routine.

Today turned out to be an awesome day. I ran 2.75 miles, rode a bike for 30 minutes, and swam for about 30 minutes as well. Helen even said I was doing better! Yay!!! That really boosted my confidence. I really like hanging out with her. It is kind of weird. I usually don't like people, lol.

Oh, and one other thing. Our friend 'Cow', as we call him (no it isn't because he looks like a cow), came in town. He hasn't seen me since November. He said, and I quote, "Wow, you look like an entirely different person every time I see you." That made me pretty darn happy :)

Okay all, have a great night!

Don't be mad...

But I'm not weighing in today.

I just know I'm gonna get a snappy message from Kyra when she reads this, lol. I have some very good reasons for this. First of all, today is my last full day at this job and I have a TON of work to do, so I got here really really early. My best bud Candy is having kind of a bad week, and I was not going to bother her at 4 a.m. when I woke up. I know she loves me and would have put up with me, but I don't think I even love myself enough to not be annoyed at 4 a.m., haha. So, I'm going to wait until next Friday. This is a very good lesson in self control, I know it is, but I am on pins and needles wanting to know if I've lost. But, like my post said yesterday, it is getting easier. This is the last week of January (can you believe another month is almost gone!?) and I am going to make it count!! I really want to weigh in next Friday at 185 or less. 185 is the end of my BMI being in an obese category, so it will be a big step if I can get there. So...sorry folks, hold on to next Friday.

So, instead of a new weigh in number, I am going to post a couple of pictures and say some great things that I have experienced this last week. After all, a number on the scale isn't the only thing we are working for (at least that is what I keep telling myself.)

First up, here are two pics of me.
The one on the left was me at 200ish pound on 1/1/2010
The one on the right was taken yesterday, 1/21/2010, weight unknown.

I just have to remind myself that I am not at the end of the journey when I look at this picture. But I am on the downside of the mountain, so that is good.
I'm not wearing the same outfit, so let me recap some differences that I know are happening you may not be able to see..

1. My face, I can even see it in these pictures there is a difference there.
2. My skin has been really radiant lately.
3. So has my hair!
4. My arms are smaller, again, harder to see here. Maybe I should take a pic of me flexing, lol.
5. My roll is smaller. The pants I'm wearing in the picture on the left fit much easier than they did on 1/1.
6. And finally, and sorry if this is TMI, but last night when my husband and I were doing what husbands and wives do best, lol....He stopped and was like, "WTF is going on with your ribs?" I was alarmed and asked what was wrong. He exclaimed, "I can feel them. I can feel your ribs. I've never ever felt them before." So yeh, that was pretty cool.

Okay, well, I am going to get some work done. I'm pretty sure I'll be posting up again later.

Have a great day!