Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Power of One: Week 5

Power of One Challenge
After having a mini-meltdown last night because I was disgusted by how my stomach skin sagged while doing planks (you're welcome) and because my shoulder still isn't better, I'm feeling more up today. I've accepted that my body is going to want to reside in the 135-138 range, but I still hate that it will never be "perfect" in my eyes. It is impossible to lose the amount of weight I have (30 pounds this time around and close to 80 pounds if you count baby weight) without having some extra skin. I need to get over it and I'm trying. I can't say I wouldn't turn down a free tummy tuck, though, if anyone is offering.

In any case, I'm working on it.  As for the weekly projects this week, I've completely failed, but I'm ok with that.  Right now, I have 2 main goals: get through Marathon May with my 25k, 5k, and 10 mile races within 3 weeks (squeee - I'm going to cross a finish line on the 50 yard line of Soldier Field!!!) and then maintain my weight in the 135-138 range.  I had a couple of great, non-scale victories this week, too!  I ran 5 miles on Sunday in 49 minutes (9:55 pace) and 4 miles on Monday in 39 minutes (9:45 pace).  I have finally broken the 10 minute mile even if they were treadmill runs and I doubt I could duplicate them on land yet.  I also had to borrow my son's child-sized large snowpants to go shovel today.  They were big on me.  Squee - I'm the size of a small 13 year old boy :)

Here are my stats for the week:
Weight on June 23, 2009: 165.8
Challenge Starting Weight: 138.8
Last Week's Weight: 137.0
This Week's Weight: 135.4
Change: down 1.6 (I have no idea how that happened)
Challenge Change: down 3.6

I'll leave you all today with a few shots of Snowmageddon 2011 :)  For those of you living in the warmer areas of our country, this is what you are missing!  Stay warm everyone!

Measuring up from the sidewalk - 19 inches

We used to have 2 steps leading to our porch

Standing in almost 2 feet of snow on the sidewalk & wearing my son's snowpants :)


  1. Don't get down, you are amazing!!! While the skin might have you are stronger than ever!!!

  2. Wow!! Small snow pants that belong to your son!! I'm impressed!! Great loss this week!! Probably all that snow shoveling!! You look awesome!! I am dealing with snow and ice and cold here but I am grateful that it isn't that much snow!!

  3. You are adorable in your son's snowpants!
    Great job on the loss. And the skin thing? Yeah, let me know if you figure that out. Cause I'm in for some major skin saggage in a couple of months, post C section!

  4. If you can say you are wearing yur sons snowpants, you are doing fantastic!! I don't think you can have twins like we did and not have some sagging skin no matter what you weigh.

  5. You're so cute in the snow. And, by the way, please don't send it my way. :)

  6. 19 inches, wow! Lots of calories to burn shovelling all that snow away. Congrats on the loss!

  7. Dude, you are rocking that weight range! YOu are the size of a 13 year old boy for God's sake!!


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