Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Week 3, Day 16 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 16 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed the previous week, check out the label "Wilder Way" at the bottom of the post and it will get you to all the previous posts!

Yes, I know I went from Day 11 to Day 16..................  Life.  That's why I couldn't blog.  Friday my oldest had a talent show at school in the morning so I was there.  It was also Memorial Day weekend and since I don't blog over the weekends, Monday was included as well.  

A quick recap....  It was super hard.  Holiday weekends are always a temptation, but when you have a baseball game, pool parties, parades, and picnics thrown in to a weekend...  Let's just say it wasn't good.  I was able to get two walks in though, Saturday and Sunday!



I walked both of these because my knee was bothering me, but after the walks it felt better.  I'm glad that it seems to be on the mend.  I can't have a bum knee for the dance show that's coming up!  


Week 3:
The Challenge: 

Cut out all non-stevia-sweetened soda and sugary drinks.  Stick with no sugar until dinnertime.  Stick with the 30 minutes of movement 3 times a week.  Keep tracking your weight everyday.  

Week 3 Start Stats:
Weight: 246.7 (Notice it's up from day 11.  Boo! I won't even tell  you what it was on day 12 because this number makes me super sad.  I will get back there though!)


Week 1  -   Week 2   -   Week 3

I can see a difference this time.  Even more so with this one:


Today is dance night again so no walk.  This week is also the last week of school for the kiddo and the weekend brings on the dance show!  Yikes, I hope I'm ready and my knee doesn't hurt.  

Breakfast was my usual, eggs, green onion and green pepper.  I wasn't feeling great this morning which I associate with my eating and with all the sun/heat I was in this weekend.  Hope to get back to everything the way it needs to be TODAY.  

Eat happy, eat healthy!





Thursday, May 26, 2016

Week 2, Day 11 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 11 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed the previous week, check out the label "Wilder Way" at the bottom of the post and it will get you to all the previous posts!

Recap of Day 10....  Another stressful day!  The morning was crazy at work with the phone and appointments coming in and out.  I didn't stop until lunch time and then it all seemed to die, which I was okay with.  That was too busy for me.  I didn't get anything accomplished.  

Lunch was not what I planned because the boss bought Jimmy Johns for everyone in the office.  I'm not going to pass up free food.  Plus, I can still do okay there.  I got the Turkey, Unwhiched.  If you haven't had an unwhich before, you must.  They're amazing!  I get extra lettuce in the roll up, onion, mayo, and oregano.  I had the Thinny Chips with it and I did get a Diet Coke.  I haven't had one since day 5.  It just sounded good.  

I forgot my wallet at home so my plan to run to the store when I got off at 2 didn't happen which in turn made me have to send hubby the list to get on his way home.  This is okay, but I forgot a few things on the list that should have been there.  Then I had to sit at the dance studio in 90+ temperatures because the warehouse it's in isn't air conditioned.    From 4:30-7 we were there for dance pictures.  Normally, I'd leave the oldest there if it was just dance class, but pictures I have to stay for since costume changes are needed.  So, by the time we got home it was 7:30.  Did I mention the air in the house isn't working?  Yeah, so it's about 80 in there.  

Hubby and I decided to still do our walk/run.  We got the kids situated with food, got the neighbor on board if they needed anything and set out.  This is the first time he's come with me.  We did amazing!



He pushed me to get some of my best mile paces yet!  It was so humid, the sky was threatening to rain, but it never did.  I kind of wish it did because I was sweating so bad it would have felt good.  

Dinner we had left over BBQ chicken and grilled asparagus.  Yes, we didn't eat until 9:30, but it was worth it.  We also had some strawberries for "dessert".  Both of us were sore and hot and crashed on the couch after we ate.  


Week 2:  The Challenge:
Part 1: Eating

Cut out all sugar during the day until dinnertime. 

Well, since my grocery trip was a fail yesterday, I forgot to have eggs on the list so we didn't have enough.  I grabbed a banana and I think he did too.  In the car I grabbed a Nature Valley Bar.  I know it has unwanted "sugar" in it so I pretty much "failed" today in a way.  Oh well.

Part 2: Movement

She suggests you start moving 3 times this week for 30 minutes.

I am thinking today will be a rest day with the way my knees hurt but that could always change.  Plus, I have so much to catch up on at home since I've been stuck at the Dance Studio for 2 days in a row, I need this evening to be "normal".

Weigh in:
244.5
I really hope this maintains or goes lower.  I'm very happy to see a lower weight finally.


Just in case you didn't get the book yet that all this is based off of....

(Please note, the price shown is for the hardback, the ebook is $5.99.  Don't panic!)





Oh and just because I should self promote, grab my books while you're on Amazon:






(These prices are showing the paperbacks.  They are available in Kindle versions for 99 cents!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Week 2, Day 10 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 10 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed the previous week, check out the label "Wilder Way" at the bottom of the post and it will get you to all the previous posts!

Recap of day 9.....  It was stressful.  So many things are going on in my life, work and personal, that I was a little overwhelmed by it all.  I tried to keep pushing through one hour at a time and not look ahead at the BIG picture because that was the problem.  

Lunch was a salad, grapes, and I added a half of a chicken breast on the salad.  It was delicious.  I really enjoy my salads.  I'm not sick of them because I change it up every few days. For a snack I had a Luna bar.  I know it wasn't the best choice, but it was really good and I didn't feel bad afterward.  It did have sugars in it that I'm supposed to "give up" until dinner, but that's the only thing with that type of sugar in it that I ate.  

Dinner I had a half of a hamburger and half of a chicken breast.  I started with the hamburger and it just wasn't tasting good to me so I finished with a chicken breast.  I'm glad I did.  I enjoyed that half much better.  The side was green beans again.  Amazing as always.  I really hope I like vegetables in winter as much as I'm enjoying these summer ones!

Exercise last night was dance class.  It was HOT in there.  Holy cow.  I was sweating so hard.  I did learn that I can't run the day before the dance show though or I won't be able to do it full out because of how sore I get.  (Yes, I'm in a dance show...  Don't laugh)

Week 2:  The Challenge:
Part 1: Eating

Cut out all sugar during the day until dinnertime. 

Breakfast was eggs with green peppers and green onions again.  I ate a banana as I ran out the door.  I can't wait until school is done and I have one less thing to worry about in the morning.

Part 2: Movement

She suggests you start moving 3 times this week for 30 minutes.

Today is going to be difficult to get a walk in.  I hope I can do it because I have dance pictures most of the evening with the oldest.  Yippie....  (sarcasm....)

Weigh in:
246
This is getting better.  I'll take it.  Hopefully it won't creep back up.

Here's to day 10!  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Week 2, Day 9 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 9 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed the previous week, check out the label "Wilder Way" at the bottom of the post and it will get you to all the previous posts!

So quick recap of day 8.  It was a day, let me tell you.  I have been working with my doctor to decrease my meds.  It was technically day 3 of the med change, but the first day back at work with it.  Being a stressful environment and structured, I had a rough day.  I wanted to check out about an hour into the day, but obviously, I couldn't. 

Lunch I had my salad and some strawberries.  I added a half a breast of bbq chicken (from Saturday, day 5) to my salad.  It was awesome!  My afternoon snack was a small cup of cottage cheese and a half of a banana when I got home.  

Then I went running................................................  Now, I know I'm not skinny.  I'm not even thin, but I'm doing my best to get healthy.  Why do people have to be such asshats sometimes.  What am I talking about?  Well, about a mile and a half into my walk a car pulls up behind me and yells, "Give it up fat ass!"  I'll pause for you to pick your jaw off the floor.........  Okay, back to me.  I wanted to stop, turn around and go home.  I was sore, tired, hot as freak, and mentally not great to begin, this was the topping on the cake.  (Yummy cake sounds delicious)  What did I do?  I kept going.  Not as fast as I was, I couldn't get back in the stride, but I did finish.  My 2nd best time for my 4.2 mile walk/run.  Yes, I said 4.2 miles!  So F-you stuck up dude who couldn't handle me anyways!  I still kept going and did it!



Dinner was late.  Kids had dance and didn't get home until 7.  Hubby was cutting grass didn't get done until 8.  So, dinner was a rush job.  We had shake and bake chicken, the hot and spicy, and green beans.  I wish I made more green beans, but I was so tired of cutting I stopped.  They were so good, I'm hoping to make them again today!  

A quick treat in the evening was strawberries.  They are so good, I can't get enough.

Week 2:  The Challenge:
Part 1: Eating

Cut out all sugar during the day until dinnertime. 

Breakfast was eggs with green peppers and green onions again.  I ate them on the go and probably too fast because I had so much to get ready for this morning and was running out of time.  Hopefully they digest without giving me fits and I stay full until lunch.  

Part 2: Movement

She suggests you start moving 3 times this week for 30 minutes.

Today isn't a walk day, it's dance day.  So I'll strap on my tap shoes and bust a move!

Weigh in:
248 
Still pissed off at this number......

Nothing I can do about it.  Hopefully it will change soon.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 2, Day 8 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 8 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed the previous week, check out the label "Wilder Way" at the bottom of the post and it will get you to all the previous posts!

Quick recap of the evening of Day 5 and of Days 6 & 7 since I don't usually blog on the weekends.

Friday lunch (Day 5) I had my salad, some left over green beans and strawberries.  Amazing.  Filling and happy camper.  I felt energized.  In the afternoon, I had a Nature Valley bar.  When I got home, I went for a walk, 4.02 Miles and cut my time by 4 mins from Thursday!  Dinner was tacos, homemade.  I had a large taco salad but did make 2 hard shell tacos afterward.  I was a little upset with myself for the tacos but they tasted amazing so I tried not to harp on it.

Saturday (Day 6) I woke up to weighing 243.2.  Insane.  There is no way someone can lose 3 lbs in less than a day.  I figured something was wrong with the scale.  Breakfast was eggs, bacon, and strawberries.  It was amazing.  No walk Saturday because I spent the entire day detailing and cleaning out my car.  Say what you want but that was a workout in itself.  Lunch was a hamburger with some sauted jalapenos and onions along with some grapes on the side. That evening we cooked out with the neighbors.  I took bbq chicken breasts and wings and asparagus.  The asparagus was amazing!  Everyone was raving over it which made me feel great.  I did it on the grill, but tossed it in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  My downfall on Saturday night was having 3 Mango-ritas, 2 smores and chips and ranch from a local Mexican restaurant.  Bad, bad me.

Sunday (Day 7) I slept in until 10.  Unheard of normally!  I weighed in at 246, more normal in my opinion from the day before.  I had a cold chicken breast from the day before and some grapes for breakfast.  Then I went for my walk/run.  Holy crap it was hot outside and the sun was crazy hot!  I did cut my time to being under an hour so I'm proud of that.  When I got back I packed up the kids and took them to a local horse show.  That was fun.  They begged to get ice cream afterward.  It's actually frozen yogurt so I said sure.  I had a small bowl.  Normally I'd have eaten off the kids but they both wanted cotton candy flavor.  Yuck.  Right next door to the froyo shop is Buffalo Wild Wings.  Sue me, I was tired and didn't want to cook so I got take out.  I had the chicken tender salad.  As I was eating it, I kept telling myself to only eat half, but since I didn't have lunch I ate it all.  My downfall and totally my fault was me ordering a side of Mac and Cheese.  Even though it tasted good, I was disgusted with myself afterward.

Water and I have become best friends.  I'm drinking it like I'm dying in the desert though so that's strange that I'm constantly thirsty.  Is that even right?  I don't know.  I didn't have any diet coke though, only those mango-ritas on Saturday.  So woo hoo in that department.

That brings us up to date and onto day 8, the beginning of week 2.

Week 2:  The Challenge:
Part 1: Eating

Cut out all sugar during the day until dinnertime.  She gives some suggestions for lunches and things to snack on while you are on this journey.    I still packed my Nature Valley bar, but I'm hoping I won't grab it.  That's my goal since that's really the only thing I have during the day that consists of non natural sugars.

Breakfast was the usual, eggs with green peppers and onions.  Super food to start the day.

Part 2: Movement

She suggests you start moving 3 times this week for 30 minutes.  This I don't have a problem with since I'm already doing this and more.  So I'm good to go with this part.

She assigns "homework" this week.  Daily is to document your weight (which I'm already doing).  Weekly is to take pictures.  She also asks to take waist measurements.  I can't find my tape measure.  I never can when I need it so I've already lost a week.  Boo.

Week 2 start stats:
Weight: 248 (WTH) This I am NOT happy with but trying to ignore it.

Here's my first week picture and this week picture.  Week 1 is on the left, week 2 on the right.


My hubby and friend can see a difference.  I see a sunburn and an ill fitting bra.  LOL.  Anyways, onward and upward.  


Friday, May 20, 2016

Week 1, Day 5 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 5 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed my last couple days, you can click the tag "WilderWay" at the bottom of this post to link you to all the posts for the challenges.

Here's my recap of Day 4 and breakfast of Day 5.

Lunch was great!  A salad again with red grapes and fresh strawberries.  The fruit's so sweet it tastes like pure sugar.  I love it!  I had a Nature Valley Peanut bar shortly after lunch and then because I had a late meeting at work I had another one around 4:45.  Thank goodness I did because my meeting brought in McDonalds...  I was drooling it smelled so good.  

I couldn't do a walk because of my late meeting.  I knew I wasn't going to be able to get one in and I was bummed but it was nice to give my body a day of rest.  Even God had one of those.  LOL.  

Dinner was great!  Hubby cooked what I had prepared the day before.  We had chicken that was marinaded in Allegro Hot & Spicy Marinade.  If you've never had it before, you must find it!  It's made in Paris, TN and is to die for.  Actually anything that they make is amazing!


We also had green beans!  Again, me eating green beans is a huge feat!  Even a year ago you wouldn't catch vegetables on my plate.  The recipe was super easy from skinnytaste.  If you haven't heard of that site, you don't know what you're missing seriously!


I was craving some sort of starch, but didn't have anything on hand that I could throw together.  It could have been the MCD fries that had me in that mood.  I don't know.  I did have a diet coke with dinner.  

Dessert we had some sugar free vanilla pudding by Jello.  My night snack was some more strawberries.  


Weigh in this morning:
247.2
(I know this will fluctuate throughout the week, but I snuck a look at the weeks ahead and Jasinda said to weigh every day and make a note. I'm just implementing it earlier.)

Reminder of the weekly challenge:
No sugar at breakfast.  Focus on protein-rich foods.  Completely cut out all sugar before noon.  

Again for breakfast hubby made eggs with peppers and green onions.  I had my water for a drink. 

I packed my lunch and am already looking forward to the fruit!  

Tomorrow will be interesting since I'll be home all day with the temptations.  I'm going to try to still do just as good.  I'll also be able to get my walks in so that's a plus too.  

Off to start my day!  Make it a healthy one.  

Just in case you didn't get the book yet that all this is based off of....

(Please note, the price shown is for the hardback, the ebook is $5.99.  Don't panic!)





Oh and just because I should self promote, grab my books while you're on Amazon:






(These prices are showing the paperbacks.  They are available in Kindle versions for 99 cents!)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Week 1, Day 4 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 4 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed my last couple days, you can click the tag "WilderWay" at the bottom of this post to link you to all the posts for the challenges.

Here's my recap of Day 3 and breakfast of Day 4.

Lunch was a temptation for me.  One of my coworkers was having a birthday and didn't want to do our usual salads.  She chose Panera.  Boy was I craving the Baked Potato Soup since they have it on Wednesdays.  I didn't get my usual 1/2 sandwich and soup with that yummy, yummy bread...  I ate my salad as usual, but had her get me a children's mac and cheese.  I know, that's not the best option, but it sounded good.  Sue me.  

One thing about lunch is it filled me up and I didn't grab an afternoon snack like I usually do.  So that's a positive.  

Wednesdays are my early days at work so I usually try to jam in a quick grocery stop before picking up the oldest from school.  Take a quick look at my cart!  I'm super proud of myself.  (The potatoes were for my mom so those aren't mine.  There is also chicken and bacon under the eggs.)


This is the healthiest carts I've had in...  well probably ever.  

When I got home, I cut up the watermelon, holy cow it's sweet! I prepped the chicken for tomorrow since I work late and hubby will have to cook it.  I also started dinner for hubs and I.  Pepper Steak with a little brown rice.  Yummy!

Before I cooked dinner, hubby went out to cut grass and I went for my walk!  I killed it.  I'm so proud of myself.  Everyday I try to push myself a little bit more whether it be to jog parts or add another side street.  

Dinner was amazing!  I added more peppers and onions than I usually do so we could grab a little more per serving.  One thing I did differently was I didn't make as much rice as I normally would.  I didn't use as much and hubby didn't seem to notice that there was less rice for us so that means he ate better too!



 At night we snacked on the watermelon and grapes that I had bought.  It was a great treat and healthier than the usual stuff we'd grab.

Again, I did have 1 diet coke but the rest was all water.  I drank a lot of it too.  It seemed as though I couldn't get enough.  Not sure why that is, but it's better than grabbing the soda.

Start of Day 4:

I have a late meeting at work today and won't get to do my walk today.  I wanted to get up early and walk before my shower, but I got up at 4:45 and it was super dark outside.  (You're probably thinking, duh it's morning, but I was hoping there was at least that early morning glow.  No such luck.)  Since I don't have the correct clothing to walk when it's pitch black, I decided it was my sign to go back to bed.  Do I feel guilty? Yes, but I think it was the best choice.

Weigh in this morning:
248 
(I know this will fluctuate throughout the week, but I snuck a look at the weeks ahead and Jasinda said to weigh every day and make a note. I'm just implementing it earlier.)

Reminder of the weekly challenge:
No sugar at breakfast.  Focus on protein-rich foods.  Completely cut out all sugar before noon.  

Again for breakfast hubby made eggs with peppers and green onions.  I had my water for a drink. I didn't want to grab any donuts or rice krispies.  I did want to sneak some of my grapes and strawberries I cleaned for lunch, and I could have, but I wanted to save them for lunch since it's going to be a long day today.  

I'm at work now.  I'm not tired.  I wasn't even tired on the way to work which is a complete turn around because I'm usually fighting to stay awake.  It's been scary sometimes.  I don't know why I want to fall asleep like that in the car but the last few days nothing!  So, if anything, that's a huge plus for me!

I'm not looking forward to staying late today and missing my walk, but maybe it will be good to give my body a day of rest?  Who knows.  We'll see tomorrow when I weigh in!  



Just in case you didn't get the book yet that all this is based off of....

(Please note, the price shown is for the hardback, the ebook is $5.99.  Don't panic!)





Oh and just because I should self promote, grab my books while you're on Amazon:






(These prices are showing the paperbacks.  They are available in Kindle versions for 99 cents!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Week 1, Day 3 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 3 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you missed my last couple days, you can click the tag "WilderWay" at the bottom of this post to link you to all the posts for the challenges.


Here's my recap of the remainder of day 2 and breakfast of day 3.

For once, I wasn't hungry until lunch time.  Granted by that time I was suddenly starving.  I'm not sure why it hit me so hard but I wanted to devour my lunch.  I had another salad with some pretzels. Same dressing on the salad, but no meat this time.  I forgot to grab it.  I was full after lunch which was good and tried to eat slow since I was so hungry.  I wanted to make the food last and I felt like if I slowed that down, I'd process it better.  I'm not sure if that's true but I tell myself that.

I had a snack around 3:00 of one of the Peanut Nature Valley Bars.  I knew I had things to do tonight and I didn't want to have my sugar drop so I grabbed that snack.

When I got home, I wasn't great.  My kids were eating popcorn, I grabbed a handful.  I also grabbed a small bowl of cheese.  (I logged it all, but felt guilty at night for grabbing these things.)

Dinner was amazing.  It was a "nothing" dinner really but just seasoned so well.  Hubby did a great job making it!  We had cheese burgers and sauteed vegetables.  Here's my plate.


See, super simple.  The important thing with this plate...  even just a year ago you'd never catch me with vegetables on my plate, not to mention them taking up over half of it!  Progress.  

Drinking today was 97% water.  I had a half of a diet coke when I broke down and snacked after work.  So again, I'm pretty proud of myself.

Exercise today was my tap dance class.  Don't raise your eyebrow at me.  I've been dancing since I was 3 years old.  So, it's not an "old persons" beginners class that you don't get much movement from.  It's an "old person" advanced class that you sweat your ass off in.  I came home gross but feeling great.  Sore but great!  Unfortunately I can't keep my phone on me during class so I don't know how many steps I took during it.  I don't have a fitbit or anything like that so I can't measure what I actually did in there.  Might have to look into options for this.


Start of Day 3:

I was super sore getting up today, but really not tired.  Dare I say somewhat energized?  Might need to step back and re-evaluate that statement.  We'll see how it is tomorrow...

Weigh in this morning:
248.2 (Same as the day before)
(I know this will fluctuate throughout the week, but I snuck a look at the weeks ahead and Jasinda said to weigh every day and make a note. I'm just implementing it earlier.)

Reminder of the weekly challenge:
No sugar at breakfast.  Focus on protein-rich foods.  Completely cut out all sugar before noon.  

Again for breakfast hubby made eggs with green peppers and green onions.  I had my water for a drink. I grabbed one of my daughter's donuts and had it almost to my mouth before I remembered NO SUGAR!  I groaned (yes, I really did) and put it back.  Yay me, but I still want that stupid thing.  LOL

I'm at work, not tired.  Feeling full.  I want to grab a snack because it's habit, but am resisting the temptation.  I think I'll go fill up my water instead.  I'm also looking forward to my walk tonight!  



Just in case you didn't get the book yet that all this is based off of....

(Please note, the price shown is for the hardback, the ebook is $5.99.  Don't panic!)





Oh and just because I should self promote, grab my books while you're on Amazon:






(These prices are showing the paperbacks.  They are available in Kindle versions for 99 cents!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Week 1, Day 2 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Day 2 of #BigGirlsDoItRunning

If you read my last post you'll know I embarked on Jasinda Wilder's path to getting healthy.  You can read about it here.  <--  Click the here.


Anyways, I'm going to recap the remainder of Day 1 before moving on to day 2....

Lunch I had a salad with a few chunks of chicken breast that was seasoned with fajita seasoning.  She (Jasinda) talks about salad dressings, but honestly right now, if I'm going to eat salad and enjoy it, I will eat the dressing that I enjoy.  At least that is my thinking for now.  I don't want to loathe eating and she doesn't want you too either.  So I grabbed my favorite Ranch dressing and applied is sparingly.  I didn't drown it like I'd usually do so that's a plus in my book.  I also had a Nature Valley bar, the peanut one.  It's not an official protein bar, but it tastes yummy and just gave me a little more to fill my tummy.

Dinner we had fiesta bowls.



We had brown rice instead of the quinoa.  That's what I had in the house so that's what we had.  I'm not trying to drain my bank account getting a ton of specialty stuff just yet.

At night I was craving something sweet and I should have just downed the water, but I didn't and grabbed a Diet Coke.  Yes I know, bad me.  Sue me.  It was the only one I had for the day.  

Throughout the day I drank water like it was going out of style.  I can't tell you how many glasses I drank.  Every time I felt hungry I drank.  If it was alcohol I'd be dead I'm sure.  However, I don't mind drinking water, it just has to be ice cold.  Warm water makes me gag.

One other thing that I did last night was go on a walk.  You're probably thinking, oh nice, you did a casual once around the neighborhood...  No, I strapped up my shoes, got my music on and hustled my fat ass down every side street and circle in my neighborhood.  I'm happy to report I didn't die.  Not that I usually do but I felt really good while I was doing it.  I know I need new shoes though, but that's the least of my problems right now.  Here's my recap of my walk!!



Yes you are reading that right...  3.84 miles!  I'd love to do it again today, but I have dance class.  Yes, don't laugh.  I'm a fat girl that dances and I'm proud of it.  I take tap, but more about that tomorrow.

What I love most about my walks is the alone time.  It's me and the music and nature.  Yes, I occasionally run into a fellow walker and have to do the obligatory nod or wave, but most of the time it's just me.  The kids aren't there and normally the hubby isn't either.  He either runs in the morning or stays back with the kids.  We're able to walk together sometimes if we can get the neighbor to watch the kids.  They're too young to stay home by themselves yet.

Last night, I had a lot of nature sites.  Bunnies, squirrels, dogs, and


Last night grazing by the lake was this mom and dad and their 2 babies.  I had to stop and take a few pictures and just watch them.  They were magnificent.  Even though I slowed down for a bit after that stop, I quickly picked up the pace and kept right on going.  

Anyways, I made it through day 1.  I wasn't hungry.  I was exhausted and sore, but that's nothing new.  On to day 2.  


So that brings me to the morning of Day 2.  

Weigh in this morning:
248.2
(I know this will fluctuate throughout the week, but I snuck a look at the weeks ahead and Jasinda said to weigh every day and make a note. I'm just implementing it earlier.)

Reminder of the weekly challenge:
No sugar at breakfast.  Focus on protein-rich foods.  Completely cut out all sugar before noon.  

Again for breakfast hubby made eggs with green peppers and green onions.  I had my water for a drink.  I'm not a coffee person so I at least don't have to worry about a coffee detox.  

Now I'm sitting at my desk at work writing this.  I'm tired but didn't feel as though I was going to fall asleep on the way to work like I usually do.  I guess that's a plus.  It's only day 2 though so I can't imagine it has anything to do with the my actions yesterday.  

Well, I'm off to do real work now...  but before I do, I should mention that I've been "trying" to lose weight since January and it's not May...  I started out at 265 and my lowest was 243.5, but as you can see with my first weigh in, I had already started to gain weight back...  So, yes, I don't drink Soda like I did at the end of the year, I already did that detox and usually only have 1 a day if that...  

Just in case you didn't get the book yet that all this is based off of....

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 1, Day 1 #BigGirlsDoItRunning

Today I embark on the the #WilderWay.  If you haven't heard of it, you need to check this out!

Jasinda Wilder has written a book entitled, Big Girls Do It Running, that is claimed to be the end all to dieting and THE way to get healthy and lose weight while you can continue to eat chocolate and drink wine.

A week ago, I purchased the book from amazon. (Please note, the price shown is for the hardback, the ebook is $5.99.  Don't panic!)




I dove right into the book.  I was going to do this, I was going to get healthy.  I was going to lose the weight.  Jasinda had all the answers.

I got to chapter 10 and I put the book down and cried.  I couldn't do this.  I'm picky when it comes to eating.  I want to throw up at all the things she was suggesting eating.

I didn't pick the book up for 3 days after that.  Commence binge eating.

Not only did I feel like shit because the book that was supposed to be answering all my questions made me feel worse, but then I ate everything in site and nothing good for me.

After I got it out of my system, I began reading again.  I'm not sure why I decided to pick it back up but I'm glad I did.  Honestly, I scanned it.  I couldn't read word for word because I was afraid that I was going to feel overwhelmed again.

Something changed in me when I got to part 4 of the book.  This I could do.  What was it that changed my mind?

*Copyright Big Girls Do It Running, Jasinda Wilder.*

Yes, I know the first 3 parts of the book are supposed to get you prepared for this challenge, but honestly, for me it just stressed me out and set me back before I could even start.  Thankfully, I pushed through.

In this part, Jasinda lays out what you need to do each week.  Every one adds something manageable to the table while working on what you've started the week before.  Now, you could just read the week you are on and be fine in my opinion, but when you get toward the end of the week, you should read ahead to the next challenge so you know what you need to shop for at the store!

So that brings me back to today, Day 1 of Week 1 of the 8 week challenge.

Week 1:  The challenge:  
First part:
No sugar at breakfast.  Focus on protein-rich foods.  Completely cut out all sugar before noon.

Okay, I can do that.  We (Hubs & I) are going to kick this challenge's ass.  

Jasinda gives suggestions on things you can eat and guess what...  They are things I'll eat!  So, here's my day 1 breakfast:

Eggs, scrambled with green peppers and green onions mixed in.  

Now, if you're thinking like my hubby you are probably saying eggs every morning?  I might get sick of that.  Don't worry, she has other things suggested and you'll see me adding those in throughout the weeks.  

Second Part:
Sign up for a 5k.  

Well, I haven't done this yet.  I will.  Promise.


So here's my stats for the beginning of this life change:
Weight: 250.9



Sue me, I forgot to take a picture before I started getting dressed. 


Onward to day two!