Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday: SDoS Week 4 & Happy Blogiversary to Me

I run with the Sisterhood

Before I go into my weigh-in post, I just need to say THANK YOU to everyone who has ever read my blog, posted a comment, chatted with me on twitter, supported me, or exchanged texts and emails with me.  Today marks the 1 year anniversary of this blog!  I didn't realize it until I looked back at my very first blog post to see what the date was when I posted my starting weight.  It was exactly 1 year ago today.  Thanks to all of you, I have lost just over 20 pounds, but more importantly, I've gained friendships that I will treasure for many years to come.  I love you ladies!

Now, as I've done for the past 52 weeks, it's time to face the music.  It's weigh-in day over at the Sisterhood. I'm not thrilled with my results, but at least it wasn't a gain.  My goal of getting out of the 140's is seeming farther and farther off.  I'm discouraged.  I don't know if I've just lost motivation I'm motivated to lose but I'm not doing what I know I need to be doing to make it happen.  It also seems by body is plotting to conspire against me redundant, I know.  I had one of my best runs EVAH this week (3.1 miles in just under 33 minutes with no walking) but my foot and ankle have been sore ever since.  I skipped my 2 mile run this morning (God produced massive thunderstorms here, so I think He was telling me to take the day off) and just did a couple strength workouts on exerciseTV.  I think sweating it out with the strength training is the only reason I'm not up this week.  Since I moronically weigh in every day, I know I gained 2 pounds between Sunday and Tuesday morning, but they were gone after my workout this morning.  Humidity, salt, and water retention suck.  IJS. 

Here are my stats for the week:

Weight on June 23, 2009:  165.8
Challenge Starting Weight: 146.8
Last week: 145.2
This week: 145.2
Change: none, zip, nada, nuthin'
Loss For Challenge: 1.6
Total Pounds Gone: 20.6

Clearly, I need to make some changes if I want to get out of the 140s by my 40th birthday which is now less than 2 months away, crap.  Maybe the 130's isn't a realistic goal for me right now, but I'd still like to see it happen.  It just isn't going to happen without work and dedication.  Areas which I fear I have become somewhat lax.  I have not been logging my food, but will start again today.  I really need to do more strength training.  The running and cardio alone are not going to cut it.  I could tell with my workout this morning how weak I've gotten.  I loved the 30 day shred, but I've found I can't do the cardio portions while training for a race.  It's just too hard on the old joints.  I pay a fortune to belong to a gym, maybe I should go every once in a while.

Help me out, ladies!  You've gotten me this far in the past year-don't let me crap out now!


  1. Hmm, I need help on the strength training too. Since my hip problem I don't want to start doing the shred again, maybe no more trouble zones? I'm also doing yoga meltdown - it uses a ton of arm muscles and strengthens the core.

    Congrats on your great run and your blogoversary! Yeah for maintaining!

  2. You are amazing!!! Happy Blogiversary!

    Now, get to that gym and work those muscles.

  3. Happy Bloggaversary! You are awesome, so glad that I came across your blog thru the SJ....we'll help each other get to that next level. So just when is your birthday exactly??

    Yeah for maintaining, because sodium is the devil, I can concur.

  4. i'm in a similar position - i wish i could find it within me to do what i can, however limited.

    happy blogiversary!!! :) can't wait to met you in a couple months!!

  5. Happy blogiversary (is that really a word?) And way to maintain! That is just as hard as losing!!

  6. Happy Blogiversary! And way to go on the maintenance which is always better than a gain. Logging food is always an eye opener. Funny how I know that but am currently not doing it. And I wonder why I'm only down .7???

  7. Happy 1st Blogiversary! That's awesome!!

    As for getting into the can do it! Taking an honest look at food will help. Also, I was at a plateau and started to do boot camp to get some weight training in and what a difference it made!!

  8. Happy Blogiversary and CONGRATS on the 20 pound loss so far! I'm so proud of you, Bari.

    Okay, now I'm going to give you some tough love. YOU CAN make it out of the 140s before you turn 40. You just need to buckle down and get your head straight. Seriously! I know you can!

    You know what? Let's have a little challenge between you and me, okay? I'm at 145 today and you're basically at 145, right? Let's see who can make it to 139 first!!! Loser has to buy the winner a steak dinner. JUST KIDDING! But seriously, we should have a prize since it's a bet and all :)

    Are you in?

  9. Thanks for the great comments everyone!

    Christy-you are frightening me a bit with this little challenge :) You've already been at 139 recently! Last time I saw 139 was probably 2 1/2 years ago, but... You're on!

  10. Congratulations on maintaining! You can do it - break yourself on through to the 130's - What a huge accomplishment that will be!

    Happy blogoversary too!

  11. Wow!! Congrats on the anniversary. Wednesday was a special day for my blog, too -- 500 posts!
    You are doing amazing with the weight loss...20 pounds in 1 year is no small feat. You are getting it figured out and are training for some serious are awesome!

  12. Happy Blogiversary!

    You're not going to give up now. I know how you work. Pick yourself back up and do what you KNOW you need to do.

    Make the choice.

  13. I'm going crazy wanting to get into the 130s. But I weighed in this week at 143.3. Same as last week. Gah. I had "plans" to get to at least 139 by the 4th of July or by the time I left for vacation on July 8th. Yeah...Don't think it's going to happen unless I go on a liquid diet, lol...

  14. PS: I might have to get in on the bet between you and Christie! Lol....


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