April 03, 2011

Motivation to get to goal

For those of you on Sparkpeople who have asked about me, I'm doing well--thank you for thinking of me! I guess I just haven't blogged because I feel I don't have anything interesting to say.

I am extremely motivated right now to finally do what it takes to reach my ultimate goal of 126 (half my starting weight). As of now, I am 139, so I have 13 pounds to lose. I also have a deadline to reach this goal--June 21st. I'll explain more about the deadline later, because I don't want to jinx anything, so I'm just going to leave it at that right now.

I'm not doing anything radical to lose the weight.

I'm just doing what I did to lose almost half my weight in the first place--weighing/measuring my food, counting the calories, and continuing to run for exercise. I *do* plan on keeping a food log here, to hold myself accountable. I will also do my Wednesday Weigh-Ins again. When I broke my jaw, I kind of got out of routine, and it's been very difficult to get back into a routine.

I'm still wearing size 4 jeans, although they have gotten very snug. I don't own any 6's, and I refuse to buy any, so it is mandatory that I drop these last few pounds. I know that I CAN do it; it just helps when I know that people are going to be reading about it! ;)

Anyway, I ran a 10k race yesterday and set a new PR of 55:05. I was very happy with that! I really wasn't expecting to set a PR, because my knee has been bothering me. The weather was great for running and the route was really fun. My next race is going to be the half-marathon in Indy on May 7th. Can't wait!!

Here is a picture from the 10k yesterday. Tiffany, Jessica, me, and Renee

Today's Food Log:

Bran Flakes with almond milk and blueberries (127)
coffee with 1 Tbsp. half & half (22)

peanut butter & jelly sandwich (261)
apple (81)

2 eggs (140)
english muffin (100)
bacon (56)

Vitatop muffin (100)
hot cocoa (110)
popcorn (225)

TOTAL: 1222 (I didn't exercise today, so I ate the minimum calories recommended)


  1. I really appreciate your blog and especially appreciate your FAQ section where you explained how you got this far using good sense and not by doing anything radical like taking diet pills or just eating fish and broccoli lol. Clearly it takes ALOT of commitment to complete the journey we're all on. I struggle everyday with staying motivated and reading stories like yours really helps to keep my head in the game. Keep up the good work!!
    - VNUSFLYTRP (SP Member)

  2. You are such an inspiration to me and I will be keeping up with you during your maintenance! Good luck- sounds like u got it going on!! You look phenomenal, and i know you have to feel great too. I cannot WAIT until I see the benefits of changing my life, I am so ready!


  3. Girl I would follow you anywhere!!! You are such an inspiration. I haven't been on sparkpeople much lately but I love reading the blogs and your diary. I can hardly find a minute to post because my 3 yr old won't leave me alone for two seconds. But anyway, just wanted to say keep up the good work and Good luck maintaining!!!


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