Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Check In

Hey Friends!

I am so sorry that I was not able to post last Friday. I was stuck - quite literally - in an airport in Canada. Long story. You can read all about it (told in parts that will equal a continuous story...) HERE.

Anyhoo ... moving on ...

I was on vacation all last week and was so afraid to step on that scale. When I finally did I realized that I had only gained just under three pounds - MUCH better than I was anticipating. I had a heck of a time finding someplace where I could get fresh - or even UNfried - veggies. I tried to eat healthy, but my mom and my hubby kept reminding me that I was on vacation and I could work off anything I gained when I got home.

Sure, easy for THEM to say!

We did, however, walk almost everywhere we went. Which meant, other than the last day sight seeing and the TWO days in the airport at the end of the journey, we walked AT LEAST 6 miles per day. Plus, I even managed to hit the hotel gym. I was pretty proud of myself there!

So, upon learning that I had gained, I set out to be VERY careful with my diet this week ... with moderate success. But I have worked out - ran, walked or did DVD workouts - everyday this week. The shin splints HAVE slowed me down a bit, but I am trying to push through.

Which brings us to this morning. I weighed in at .4 UP from where I was last time I posted ... but then (this may be TMI), after a trip to the restroom, I was DEAD EVEN with where I was last time! And, what IS it with me and .4? Cause last time I checked in I was - yep, you guessed it - .4 up. So, technically, I am STILL .4 up. Which totals just over 32 pounds down total.

And, I can deal with that!

Tomorrow I am going to have my run evaluated so I can get the RIGHT shoes and maybe get past these stupid shin splints and then I can get back on track. I do NOT think I will be ready for the Triathlon that I wanted to do next month, but I WILL do a 5K by the end of the year ... I promise!

So, how did YOU do?


  1. I haven't checked in for a couple of weeks and haven't even blogged about how I have done. I have a big something going on in my life that is preoccupying my mind, body and soul! I would appreciate your prayers in this situation that I really can't disclose right now. I just know that a decision is in someone else's hands and I need the decision to go in my favor. I have prayed and left this in God's hands but don't quite know how to keep my mind off of the subject. Any advice on that would help me too. lol During this process I have lost 3 lbs but not sure it's a healthy way for me to lose it! Sorry for dumping all of this on y'all - I just feel like I need all the prayers I can get! Thanks!

  2. Well after my big 6lb loss last week I was terrified to get on the scale this week. I lost 2lbs which kind of made me happy when I think about the fact that I only started dieting 10 days ago. This weekend has been a bit hard since there is so much going on and my workout partners are MIA. It's difficult holding myself accountable to working out :).
    Becky Jo, I'm glad you're finally getting good shoes...they really do make a difference.
    Valerie, I have prayed for you and will continue to through this week.
    Blessings! Press On!

  3. Valerie - I am praying. You are loved and you are covered. Stay strong and rely on HIM. He has you covered!

    Kate - the shoes ... they are my precious. I am in love with them. I can run again. Thank You LORD for the provision that somehow made it's way to our checkbook so they were possible!