Monday, September 22, 2003


I need help! I need a pep talk, a kick in the rear, a nude photo of myself...something to get me motivated again.

I am still doing well on the exercising but cancelling it out with bad eating. I *know* what to do and I still try to rationalize the snacking.

Okay, calm down....deep breath here. Let's look at things. I have some stress in my life but who doesn't? I can get things under control and as they do, I will settle down again and go back to eating better.

I guess I need to back up and start baby stepping again here. Sooo...tomorrow, let's start something simple. Drink my water and no snacking between breakfast and lunch...or I should clarify: breakfast is not eating a hand of chips while making school lunches, finishing off a piece of toast and having a swig of Diet Coke. I *WILL* eat an actual breakfast, that falls within my plan.

I did scale today....nothing has changed but after reading my entry, you see WHY I am stagnating. C'mon ladies, I need to see some encouraging words here so I can print them out and tape them on the cookie cabinet!!

Monday, September 15, 2003


Yep, that is me, I am taking the chicken route out today and I did not get up on the scale. I know that I have totally blown eating the way I should the past week and rather than get depressed, I just skipped it totally today. That is the chicken route, excuse me while I go scratch in the dirt.

Now, having hidden the scale this morning so I didn't have to look at it, I did go out and rollerblade this evening. It has literally been years since I went out on the rollerblades and it is so much fun! I did about 3 miles at a nice pace. There was an older gentleman on a bike, riding the same route I was doing. He said he would like to try roller blades sometime.

Right now, my exercise plan is going to be 3 nights running/walk, a night of biking, a night of roller blading and walk only on the weekend. I may even break out my Tae Bo tapes and do that in the mornings....depends on how the kids are and if they allow me to do it without melting down while I am plotting to smack the Tae Bo guy when he lies and says "5 MORE!" but then does 10 more.

Tomorrow is a Nashville day so I am bringing my huge mug 'o water with me.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Still Here!

I can't believe I have not updated in a week. Not to worry, I have not given up, I was just side tracked a bit this week.

I did go out and walk several times and did 1 run/walk. My excerise is not what needs the work, it is eating. It is easy to say I need to stick to the plan and not so easy to actually stick to it. Knowing and doing are not always going hand in hand.

This week was crazy since my one dude was readmitted to the hospital from Tuesday until Friday. He is home now and I am hoping he STAYS home. With him 50 miles away, it does not lend itself to exercise as much as I would like but I did do it.

My knee seems to be completely better. It didn't bother me at all when I went running the one night. Now that the weather is cooler, I am thinking of adding a night of roller blading to my workout regime. I love to rollerblade and have not done so since before Iain was born. I am also considering breaking out my Tae-Bo tapes, I know they are a work out but they are fun.

How are things going with all of you?

Monday, September 08, 2003


My rear end is still protesting the biking. I got on the scale this morning and while I was not thrilled to see it had not dropped down, I was pleased that the needle had not gone up. I did really, really horrible last week and I am surprised I had not gained.

Knowing and doing are not the same thing and I need to get motivated to DO rather than know I need to but put it off. I need to drink my water, I need to follow a meal plan rather than snacking here and there. I need to get out and exercise. I did go 4 miles on the bike yesterday and went faster than I had the previous time, that is a plus.

My husband thinks I should ride in the neighborhood, along my walking/running route but he is nuts. I almost have an attack RUNNING up some of these hills in the neighborhood, there is no way I am going to attempt to bike it ....yet!

I really appreciate the encouraging emails some of you have sent me. It really, really does help me out to know that I have folks who are either in the same situation or who are pulling for me to get this done. Keep checking in with me!

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Not So Easy

I really thought that when I was not running between home and Nashville on a daily basis that it would be easier to eat right. Bwahahahaha...was I WRONG! It was actually easier to stick with it when I was in a hospital room, not in the house where temptation is but a few feet away in the kitchen.

I did go out and did a 2.5 mile walk yesterday evening. I had let my knee rest for several days and it felt much better. I was tempted to go ahead and run but I contained myself to walking. It was a good thing because while it felt fine during the walk, after I got back, it hurt. It was nothing like it was last week and I think it is much better.

Today I drove to my starting point on a nice, back country road and did 4 miles on the bike. Geeze o pete! My rear end is sooore! If you have not ridden a bike in ages and then do several miles, let me tell you that your butt will let you know about it. It gives me a whole new respect to those who do competition biking. It was a beautiful day out, not too warm and a slight breeze. I rode by corn fields, soybeans and a bunch of cows. I was proud of the fact that although my legs burned, I did not walk up any of the hills. The hills around here are not steep but they are long.

I need to work harder on eating better and drinking more water. Have a great evening!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Feeling Like A Slug

Between my knee and the rain we have been having, I feel like a slug. Monday, I did go out and do almost 5 miles on the bike. Even though there was a nice breeze, it was warmer than it looked and dumbo forgot to bring water. I felt horrible by the time I was done so next time, I will remember to bring some water!

No more red added to the fat-ometer but none taken away either...which translates to my weight stayed the same from last week. I know it was a combination of not being able to get out the way I wanted AND not eating the way I know I should be.

I have rested my knee for 2 days, no walking or running or biking to see if that helps. I am not having to pop motrin like I was a few days ago. Since I had this same problem after the birth of my daughter in March, I am thinking it may go away on its own but I am sure walking/running is not helping. I really dislike going to see a doctor but need to just go make the appointment so I can get back on track.

Regardless of weather or knee, I am going to go out walking tomorrow, at the very least. Thanks for continuing to read and encourage me in this saga.