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Day 135 – Weigh-In

Posted by iwanttodothat on January 12, 2010

Today was a weigh-in, as will be every Tuesday now. I weighed in at 294.2lbs! Yes! I’m on track for my monthly 10lb goal. So, I’m at a total of 55.8lbs lost! I had a great workout today. We’re working on my coordination, flexibility, and agility. I need all of that for fencing, especially.

Looking ahead to my race schedule, I’ve got three 5ks coming up in February and March where I want to see some real progress in my time. Along with training for those, I start training for two mini-triathlons coming up in April and May.

For this start of the year, my primary fitness goal is get more of this darn weight off. Yes, I will be progressing in muscle-building, endurance, etc., but I’m focusing on my diet to get the pounds off quickly. I am really tired of having a gut, so it’s got to go!

Some other news and points of interest:

  • My wedding ring is in my jewelry box for the time being. It’s too big. Every time I go to wash my hands, I’m in danger of it going down the drain. I almost lost it three times in one day, so that was it. It was also just flying off at random times.
  • People I haven’t seen in a long time are shocked when they see me. People I have recently met are shocked when they see YouTube videos of me from a few years ago. When I get down to 200, nobody will recognize me! It will be even worse when I get to 175 (goal weight!)

The Biggest Loser is on tonight! Tune in at 8/7central on NBC to see who’s going home tonight!

Okay, so here’s the food plan for today.


7:30 Woke up, took meds, drank water.

8:00 Training with Maggie and weigh-in.

9:00 Breakfast. Protein shake from Maggie.

11:00 Snack. 6oz fat-free Yoplait yogurt, 1 apple.

1:00 Lunch. McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Caesar salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Our family has sworn off McDonald’s for 2010, but today our LEGO robotics team is meeting there for lunch and awards before heading to play mini-golf. This is clearly an exception.

4:00 Snack. 1/2c fat-free cottage cheese, 1/2c frozen blueberries.

6:30 Dinner. 5oz salmon, 2c broccoli.

9:00 Snack. 1 scoop EAS protein powder.

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Day 128 – This is the year, baby!

Posted by iwanttodothat on January 5, 2010

Holy cow. It’s Day 128. I’ve taken 3 full weeks off from writing on the old blog here and guess what? I haven’t lost any real weight since then, either. I’m going to deduce that there is indeed a correlation between the two! I’m back to blogging everything because I want to hit my goal weight this year!

This morning, I had my first personal training session of the year. 38 degrees in Tampa, Florida, is just crazy. I was warned last night by my trainer to dress warmly because we would be “playing outside” this morning. Double ugh! It was quite cold this morning. Oh, I had a weigh-in, too! I’m down to 297.4 pounds for a total loss of 52.6 pounds! Woohoo! No gain over Christmas and New Year’s, and a small loss! I was just so happy to still be in the 200s, I about flipped! Before I got on the scale, I gave a million excuses. “I’m wearing more clothes than usual.” “I ate like a pig over the holidays. This isn’t going to be good.” I was fully prepared for that scale to say 305 or possibly worse. I’m pretty pleased with myself.

As far as the workout went this morning, we ran/walked 1 mile outside, which was awful. It was so cold, and I’ve been seriously slacking on my cardio over the holidays. Then we stayed outside and did a lot of agility work. What does that mean, exactly? Circuit 1: run the agility ladder (tip toe hopping, really), jump rope 20 times (haven’t done this in 30 years and promise to practice this daily to figure out how to do it more than 1 jump at a time), run zig-zags around 12 cones, 20 jumping jacks. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Circuit 2: high-step the agility ladder, jump rope, cones, pick up weights (10lb dumbbells) and lunge 15 yards, 10 dead lifts, lunge back. Repeat. After all of that torture, we went into the toasty gym and worked upper body. Lots of heavy weights today with short sets. Thursday will be all about the upper body because I have a 5k at Disney World early Friday morning.

Speaking of which, I am a little worried about this 5k simply because I’ve been slacking a little. I did a 5k on December 19th that really frustrated me. It was really cold, the start was delayed (so we were standing out the cold for much longer than necessary), it was extremely windy, and the race course went through a hilly downtown, then over a huge causeway bridge, then back over the huge bridge. Did I mention how windy it was? It was really a beautiful day, except for the cold and wind. My time was not so good: 52:52, I think. After that, I felt a little discouraged and really slacked off. Of course, this is the opposite of what I should’ve done: train harder. It’s not rocket science! I should’ve picked up the pieces and trained diligently. If I’d done that, I’d feel a lot more prepared for Friday than I do right now. My biggest concern is that I won’t make the pace requirement, which is 16 minutes/mile. I need to get my best 5k time ever and come in under 49:36. As long as it’s mostly flat, and the Disney people are cheering their hearts out, I think I can do it! My personal record is 50:26, and that was at Thanksgiving. I’m really excited and nervous! My family is going with me and we’re staying at the Pop Century resort Thursday night. I have to attend the Fitness Expo on Thursday night to pick up my race packet.

I just am really excited that this is happening. I set a goal in September when I started training, and that was to do this Disney 5k with a pace requirement. I am starting 2010 fifty+ pounds lighter and reaching a goal! I’ve done the hard work of eating right, exercising, and participating in FOUR 5k races to mentally prepare myself. I’m doing it!


7:30 Woke up, took meds, drank water, stretched, got ready for cold day of training.

8:00 Weigh-in. 297.6 lbs. Personal training session (as described above).

9:00 Breakfast. Protein shake from Maggie.


12:30 Lunch. 2 slices whole wheat bread, 2T raw almond butter, 1 banana.

3:00 Snack. 2 clementines

5:30 Dinner. 6oz chicken breast, 1/2c yellow rice, 1c green beans.

8:30 Snack. 2 slice Muenster cheese.

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Day 101

Posted by iwanttodothat on December 9, 2009


7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for training and weigh-in.

8:00 Weighed in at 299.6 pounds, which means I’ve lost 50.4 pounds! I’m in the 200s now!!! Had a killer training session.

Stuck with my eating plan all day. I’m getting good at this, finally.

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Day 100 – fifty pounds lost!!!

Posted by iwanttodothat on December 8, 2009

Unofficially, I’ve hit the 50-pound mark today. Trainer had to reschedule for tomorrow, so I’ll have the official results then.

Not sure I really need to say anything else today, except “Go me!”

Late addition – I attended a Christmas Cookie Swap at church tonight for the women’s ministry. I’m happy to report that I didn’t eat a single cookie! I know that if I had eaten one, I wouldn’t have been able to stop. Having the weigh-in tomorrow morning really saved me from catching a ride on the cookie bus tonight!

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Day 86

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 24, 2009


6:30 Woke up. Stayed in bed until 7:00.

7:00 Got out of bed, took meds, drank some water, stretched, got ready for training and weigh-in.

8:00 Personal training and weigh-in. I’ve lost a total of 45.6 pounds!!! Wow! I think I’m figuring it out! I think my lifestyle change is really sticking, and I can see the 50-pound mark within sight. Maybe I can make it by December if I stick to my plan and do my cardio every day like a good little girl. Okay. Personal training today was mostly fun. My 1-mile time went back up to 16:50, but I’m so tired and sore from yesterday that it’s a miracle I did that well. The rest of the day was filled with kickboxing training. That was really fun. I’ve never donned boxing gloves before and it was a blast beating up on Maggie! I took my loaner foil for a little show & tell, and demonstrated some of the stuff I’ve been learning at fencing. Maybe she can come up with some new forms of torture to help me with that.


9:00 Breakfast. Protein shake by Maggie. I’m moving the rest of my breakfast to my next snack.

11:00 Snack. 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 10 almonds, 1/2 grapefruit.


1:30 Lunch. 4oz tuna, 1/2c brown rice, 4c lettuce, a few grape tomatoes, o&v.

3:45 Snack. 2 stalks celery, 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese.

6:00 Dinner. Tonight, I am playing for the Thanksgiving Service at the church where I serve as organist and accompanist. I will be joining other congregants in a Thanksgiving dinner before the service, so I am treating this as a trial run in self-control for Thursday. I can definitely eat turkey and salad. I might have a bite of all the other goodies and skip dessert. That’s my plan. I’ll add to this later tonight.

Failed my self-control test miserably. Even ate a piece of pecan pie. Boo.

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Day 74

Posted by iwanttodothat on November 12, 2009

After today’s very successful weigh-in, I have a renewed commitment to really sticking with my clean eating plan, daily cardio, and plenty of water. At this point, 74 days in and 39 pounds gone, I have a short term goal of hitting the 50 pound mark by December. This puts me in good shape for the holidays and will reaffirm my lifestyle to persevere through all of the parties and other “eating” activities that will certainly take place over Christmas. I can’t let up now. That 15-minute/mile pace is really weighing on my mind, and the only way I’m going to get there is to faithfully adhere to my cardio program and get the weight off! I’m excited and worried at the same time. My biggest fear right now is that I will be picked up from the back of the pack at the Disney 5K in January for not being able to maintain the required pace.


7:00 Woke up, took meds, stretched, got ready for training.

8:00 Weigh-in: total loss of 39.2 pounds! Personal training session. Lap personal best by 2 seconds, agility training (suicide drills, jumping jacks, lunges-all types, jumping, squats, etc.)

9:00 Breakfast. Shake by Maggie.

11:00 Snack. 4oz. nonfat cottage cheese, 1/2c blueberries.

1:30 Lunch. 4oz chicken breast, 4c lettuce, 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese, 1T o&v, 1/2c blueberries, 1 pear.

6:00 Dinner. 4oz salmon, 4c lettuce, some grape tomatoes, 1T o&v.

7:00 Fencing. Planning to go observe again tonight. We bought a Wii today, so we had a family game night!

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Day 60

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 29, 2009


7:15 Woke up, took meds, drank some water, stretched. I must be excited and nervous about the 5k coming up because I dreamed about it last night. My dream was all about preparing for it. I didn’t get to the actual race in the dream.

8:00 Weigh-in. Lost 6.4 lbs for a total of 34.4 lbs!!! I’m flying high right now! Had personal training for an hour. Beat my lap time for my cardio, then a full-body strength training, mostly working range of motion. It’s all getting better. I’m stronger, faster, leaner, and more limber than I’ve been in quite a while. Life is great.

9:00 Breakfast. Protein shake from Maggie.

11:00 Snack. 10 raw almonds, 1 small apple.


1:30 Lunch. Chick-fil-A. Southwest Chargrilled Salad, no dressing, medium Coke Zero.

5:30 Snack. 1/2 grapefruit, 10 raw almonds.

7:30 Treat at meeting. 1 miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

9:30 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 1 stalk celery, 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese.

10:00 Went to bed. So tired.

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Day 48

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 17, 2009


8:30 Woke up, took meds, stretched, drank water, got ready for weigh-in and boot camp.

9:00 Weigh-in. Down 8.8 pounds for a total of 27 pounds! That’s right, folks! 27 pounds on day 48!!! I’m down to 323.

9:30 Boot Camp with Maggie. Maggie offered a free boot camp today and I managed to get four friends to show up! Here’s a shout out to Colleen, Silvia, Lisa, and Cathy! Thanks, ladies! We had an awesome competitive time doing all sorts of torturous activities.

11:30 Breakfast. 3.5oz ground turkey breast, 1 medium banana.


2:00 Snack. 1.5 scoops protein powder, 1T heavy cream, 1/2c frozen blueberries.

4:15 Lunch. 4oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 1c broccoli.

Dinner, Day 48

Dinner, Day 48

6:00 Snack. 1 medium apple.

7:30 Dinner. 6oz salmon, 6oz cauliflower.

My times are a little crazy because I got a late start on my meals today, plus went to visit my parents all evening. The good news is that I packed my lunch and dinner to microwave over there. I avoided the candy corn, brats, and ice cream! I did drink some caffeine-free Diet Coke at dinner. That was a treat!

I had a great day today and feel energized by my weigh-in, as well as the friends who joined me for boot camp this morning! Thank you!

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Day 39

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 8, 2009

First day home after 8 days of vacation at Disney World. I weighed in this morning at my training session and I was down .2 pounds! That brings my total loss to 18.2 pounds! Maggie and I were both worried about the damage I’d done over vacation, but I’m here to tell you that my metabolism is working properly now, and I balanced my eating with smart choices most of the time and some serious cheat meals sprinkled throughout the trip. I think I’m still hanging onto some water weight from vacation because of the copious amounts of salt I’ve had. At any rate, I maintained my weight loss thus far, and don’t have any massive recovery efforts underway. I’m just jumping back on track with my eating and exercise plans now that I’m home. I’m pretty proud of myself!


7:15 Woke up, took shower.

8:00 Personal training session #13. Full-body weight- and agility-training. This was tough, and I’m really tired.

9:00 Breakfast. Smoothie by Maggie.

9:30 Napped until 10:45. Yeah, that’s right.

11:00 Took meds, because I forgot earlier.

11:45 Snack. 1c plain non-fat yogurt, 1c frozen strawberries, 2 packets Truvia.

Snack, Day 39

Snack, Day 39


2:30 Lunch. 6oz tilapia, 1/2c brown rice, 6oz asparagus. Another gourmet microwave creation. I just throw everything into the bowl, cover with Press ‘n’ Seal wrap, microwave for 5 minutes, let it sit, sprinkle Mrs. Dash on it, eat it.

Lunch, Day 39

Lunch, Day 39

5:00 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder

7:30 Dinner. 5oz ground sirloin, 6oz green beans

Tomorrow morning, I have an appointment with a new primary care physician. I’m hoping for someone trustworthy and helpful! I need to get a complete physical as well as a medical release for Maggie.

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Day 28

Posted by iwanttodothat on September 27, 2009

Today ends Week 4!!! Wow! 18 pounds are gone and I’m gaining confidence with my eating plan!


6:45 Woke up, took meds, showered, got dressed, and cooked breakfast to take with me.

8:00 Breakfast. 1/4c (uncooked) steel cut oats, 4oz ground turkey breast, 3 egg whites, 1T Walden Farms apple butter.

11:15 Snack. 1 medium apple, 1oz raw almonds.

Snack, Day 28

Snack, Day 28


1:30 Lunch. 5oz chicken breast, 1c broccoli, 4oz sweet potato.

Lunch, Day 28

Lunch, Day 28

4:30 Snack. 2 scoops protein powder, 1T Walden Farms blueberry spread. Yum!

6:45 Dinner. 6oz salmon, 6oz asparagus.

Dinner, Day 28

Dinner, Day 28

Tired. Finishing up some chores, then going to bed. Monday morning walk is gonna come early.

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