Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weekly goals summary

First, the winner of the PlantFusion protein powder giveaway is:
Congrats Xtina S! Please send me an e-mail at SlimKatie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com within 24 hours with your name and address so I can pass it along to the nice people at PlantFusion.


Believe it or not, I actually made it through an entire week of counting calories! It's been a very long time since I've done that, but I know it was necessary to get back on track and lose these extra 10 pounds I've been hanging on to all summer. Unfortunately, I didn't lose a single pound this week, which is totally disheartening. When I saw the scale, I immediately wanted to go buy a doughnut... but then I asked myself, "Will a doughnut really make me feel better for not losing weight?" And I knew the answer was no.

My three weekly goals were:
Food--Log all of my calories on SparkPeople
Fitness--Do the Wii Active twice, along with my scheduled runs
Misc--Complete the sewing project for my sister

I did it--I completed all three goals! Having weekly goals instead of monthly or yearly really helped me to stay focused. And announcing them on the blog helped tremendously, because I would have been too embarrassed to admit if I quit on the first week ;)

My Wii Active calendar:
Workout on the 23rd and the 27th
And finally, the project I had to make for my sister...

She needed (two pairs of) chaps that were easy-on, easy-off, and one-size-fits-most. This is what I came up with--they can fit over any jeans and are adjustable with velcro, so they are easy to put on and take off. Note, these are obviously not "real" chaps--just for photo opps. I don't ask, I just do what I'm told ;)

I had a really hard time coming up with goals for this week, since I'm going to be in Minnesota for three days. But I will try my best to complete these goals:

Food--Not to go too crazy in MN. I will be eating out, I'm sure, and I WILL make healthy choices. I will NOT eat ice cream three times a day like I did in Illinois!
Fitness--To really try for my sub-2:00 half-marathon goal. It's totally okay if I don't make it, but I want to at least say I tried.
Misc.--To clean out my bedroom closet (last time, I got too wrapped up in all the stuff I found that I didn't actually clean anything).


I'm getting a little worried about getting to Minnesota on Friday. Renee and I are using buddy passes from my brother, which means we have to fly stand-by. The flights look "okay, but not great"--meaning there are some empty seats, but not a whole lot. The plan is to try and take a flight early Friday morning, and hopefully we'll get on. But if it's full, we'll have to look at other options--either a later flight or a layover (probably in Chicago).

I've flown with buddy passes plenty of times, and never had a problem getting on a flight, but I imagine that since it's a holiday weekend, the flights are fuller than usual. Brian said one way or another, we should be able to get there, but I hate that there is no "guarantee". I knew that when I registered for the race though, so I really can't complain. Just hoping that we don't have any trouble on Friday morning!


10 comments:

  1. I was just looking at flights this weekend using our passes (my mom was a flight attendant) and they were not nearly as full as I expect for the holiday! Fingers crossed you make it!!

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  2. I cant wait to hear all about the Women Rock half! That run is on my someday list.

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  3. I'm so antsy to hear the recap of the marathon! I' also jealous that you're getting to take SOME kind of trip. I'm in need of a trip soo badly! Good luck and be safe!

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  4. Wow! I won! Thank you so so so much! You rock Katie! :D

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  5. Katie- I feel the EXACT same way when I try to lose weight and don't!!!! It's almost like I am giving myself a "real" reason why I didn't lose...like I tried hard and didn't lose, so might as well eat a donut.....doh!!!!
    Have fun with your half!!!!!!
    ~Laura

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  6. Well done on tracking your calories for a whole week. I always start out very enthusiastic and then forget all about it by dinner time on the first day!

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  7. Good luck with the flight and your goal for the half!!

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  8. Katie - way to go on tracking your calories, focus on that instead of the scale. Good job for not going to get a doughnut!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!! :D

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  9. Those are awesome! I need to get the biggest loser out for the XBOX Kinect again. I should really start doing that a couple times a week again.

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  10. Thanks for your wonderful website ! It's been a months I began to run, weighted 200 and now at 186 and I just discovered your blog yesterday ; it helps me a lot on my journey !
    Your blog makes me want to continue running and eating healthy, but in an other hand, it also makes me wanna eat cookie when I see them in the title ahaha !!

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