I'm on my way!

I'm on my way!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ran My First 10 km!

It's been another fantastic week.  I am down another pound.
4 more until I am finally under that 200 lb mark.
 I think when I see 199 I will have to retire my scale for a few weeks -as seeing that number go back over 200 (as my weight fluctuates a few lbs a week even when losing) would do a big mental game.

My successes this week were: 
 I ran 10.6 km in 1 hour and 14 minutes.
 I only walked 2x for a short distance.
My goal is to do a half marathon in the spring and a marathon next fall.

I had a physical yesterday and I need to get my blood work done yet,
but my BP has gone from 140 / 90 last year to 120 / 80 this year!
 I guess I won't need to use that referral to the blood pressure clinic
 that I sort of ignored last year!

My bootcamp classes are going well! I am making them
"more challenging"
enjoying the challenges myself and am amazed that
I can actually keep up with myself!

We went into the city to get some family photos done.
They turned out not so bad considering that the
kids were acting up quite a bit!
(Which is why it's been so long since we've ha
d family pics done!)

My Wonderful Family

A look back at our first family photo 2001

As I sat and looked through the pictures at the store - I hardly recognized myself.
 It's kind of weird. Everyone else sees you - but you don't look at yourself too often. 
 I am very pleased with the progress that I am making.
 It is slow and I certainly could be working harder, but .... slow and steady wins the race!
 More importantly I am just living and going about my week 
 making healthier choices with food and fitness part of my life
and not obsessing about anything and it feels great!

I need to make a plan to get those last 4 lbs off in the next 3 weeks
as I have my bikini packed in my suit case
for a well deserved 5 day get away to
Cabo San Lucas Mexico!

Have an awesome week - If you haven't yet gotten off the couch
and started thinking about what you are
putting into your mouth and why
What are you waiting for?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Getting Stronger Mentally & Physically Everyday

Getting Stronger - mentally and physically everyday!

My Family - at the 2nd Falls at Johnson Canyon 1.5 miles in
April 2007 at 252 lbs
ughhhhhhh this was a motivational photo that I used to get my butt in gear after seeing it! Sometimes those pics are useful for something. Everyone comments "You are looking great - how much weight have you lost"
Why don't they say - you are looking like you've gained a few lbs???
( When it's needed)

Oct 2010 at 205 lbs
Life is so much easier and more fun at a healthier weight!

It has been a good week. I did my 2nd presentation about My Experience at The BLR and I educated 60 more people about Diet, Nutrition, Psychology, Motivation.  I am glad that the presentations are over so that I can start to focus on me. I need to get a good schedule going and work on some bad habits (going to bed to late is the biggest one)

Boot camp classes are going great. I did a free class on Monday and it was fun! I had an old friend show up with her husband and we had a good fun and hard workout.

We are in Canmore & Banff this weekend. I was supposed to have a nice Girls weekend away - but that fell apart - so I used the opportunity to have some nice family time.  I was going to hike up the Sulpher Mountain Gondola (right up a steep mountain 2500 feet with an average grade of 17%) but did not. Was scared about hiking alone with bears and the kids acted up and I didn't want to pay a lot of money to "reward them" with a nice trip up the hill. They came home and I looked at some bikers on the side of the highways on the way back to the condo and thought.......... I want to do that. Decided not to rent a bike but.......
decided to WALK from Canmore to Banff. Hilly and it was 16 km from our condo to where I was picked up in town.  I did it in 2 hours and 21 min (after I had done 5 km's hiking into
Johnston's Canyon) It felt great just to DO IT. I can't imagine ever even thinking about doing that before FR!

The scale is still going down. It's almost surreal. I get a glimpse once in awhile in the mirror and go..... is this really happening - fold my laundry and they are 1/4 of the size ... it really is happening. So happy! So worth it!

I have decided to do a Full Day Seminar called
"New Year - New YOU"
Weight Loss Jump Start Seminar
Jan 22, 2011 in Rocky Mountain House (home)
at the Community Center
Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp, Stretching
Resistnace Training Seminar with Band to take home
Nutrition & Exercise Planning Worshop
Emotional Eating and Self Assessments
Resource Manual
Healthy Lunch and Snacks

so there goes my .... time to myself.... oh well - it will keep me ACCOUNTABLE to standing up in front of another large group of women!
You can check it out on Face book at

I won't weigh in until Wed - number really doesn't matter to me - the clothes are fitting great - that tells the story.

Have an awesome week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Biggest Loser Resort Experience Video

Another great week. Another 2.5 lbs gone. I have now lost 49 lbs since signing up! Yipeeeee!

2 ladies that have never hiked before asked me to take them up Allstones so... I delivered and had another great hike 

  I am looking forward to my 2nd presentation tomorrow night. There are a lot of things that I need to get started on and I haven't been able to focus on me much lately.

Thanksgiving came and went in Canada. I used the plate method ( I can't remember if Emily said anything about the height of the divisions LOL.  I have a lot to be thankful for this year - that is forsure.  We went to my sister in laws for dinner - which is great - no left overs!

I was doing research for my presentation and diets.com say that the average thanksgiving meal is 4500 calories, so it takes the gal on the video 6 hours and 40 minutes of jogging ( so basically a marathon) to get it off. Much easier to not put it on I do think!

Have a great week

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 5 at home

 Another great week. I had the opportunity to go on an amazing hike with a great friend. I am so lucky to have such great support and workout buddies.  Coliseum Mountain was an elevation gain of 2000 feet and 13 km. I burned 2000 calories and had a great fall day!

I enjoyed too many sweets this week. My sweet tooth has returned and I was able to enjoy them in moderation.  I am counting my calories pretty well and putting in extra cardio if I have to to wear off the extra calories. If you wanna play - you have to pay!

I was featured in our town newspaper this week. There is a whole page on my experience in Utah at the Biggest Loser Resort.  So now - the whole town will be holding me accountable at the grocery store and in the restaurants.

I am giving a presentation tomorrow night for the ladies at Curves and whoever wants to come. Next week I am doing the presentation again at The Church of The Nazarene on Tuesday at 7 pm.  I am looking forward to sharing all the knowledge and information that I got at the BLR.  Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend - it may be 1 bigger meal -but that is about it - I can do some cardio to get some extra calories for the gravy and mashed potatoes. I may get a chance to go hiking again on Saturday as well.  Next weekend I am taking a girlfriend to the mountains and we will go hiking again - I am so addicted. I guess it's not a bad one though.

This is coliseum mountain. We started from the bottom and hiked up on the right hand side and then walked up around the top part in the middle and then up to the top of the knob on the left! Great place for lunch.

 Have a great week and I'll keep on keeping on! I lost 1 lb this week. I went clothes shopping and am fitting into a size 16 pretty well at Sears, Walmart etc. yeah! Oh what a feeling!

  We met my parents for an anniversary dinner and my mom did not recognize me walking through the door.