Saggy Britches

My pants are too big, my pants are too big!! Derek is calling me "Saggy Britches" and I don't mind. lol Looks like I'm losing an 'X' in my wardrobe! I was in a 2x, down to a 1x, and now an XL is too big. How cool is that? I know I've been getting a bit discouraged lately because the scale isn't showing me what I want to see, but times like these remind me that I'm doing something right. I'm only averaging about 6 1/2 pounds a month, but I'm not drastically changing my eating habits. I am exercising a lot though. Had a great 14 mile ride this morning and walked 5 miles yesterday. The exercise has been a bit sporatic lately with the weather and my incredibly busy schedule. Once my camps are over, I'll get back in to a better groove. Until then, I'll take my 26 pounds, 21 inches, and 2 (almost 3) sizes lost. =)

Skinny Day

Now, let me preface this entry by saying I am in no way near a true description of "skinny", but I did have a "skinny-feeling-kinda-day". I fit into a black skirt that I haven't worn since before I got pregnant with Maddie. I bought a shirt last night that is two sizes smaller than I've been wearing and it looked good. I stood on stage at church today for the first time singing on the Praise Team and felt confident. I looked down and didn't see a big belly hanging out. I even caught a glimpse of myself a couple of times on the monitor and thought, "Hey, I don't look fat". LOL I still have a ways to go, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel. It is happening very slowly, but it is healthier this way. I had what I thought was a horrible week last week, having eaten more than my share of points, but I still lost .6 pounds. I'll take it! It's better than a gain any day. I have 30 more pounds to lose to be where I was when I met Derek on our blind date. :) That is a huge goal for me. I was so confident when I was at that weight. I even wore a bikini back then. lol Granted, I've had two kids since then so things aren't exactly where they use to be, but I will wear a bathing suit soon. Step one though is to wear a pair of shorts. I haven't worn shorts in years because I've been so self conscious about my legs. Baby steps! I'm also so happy with the new active lifestyle that my whole family is living. Yesterday I walked 8 miles in the morning and then in the evening Derek & I took our trikes out on the Greenway for a 13.6 mile ride. It was great! It's so much better than sitting around doing nothing or watching TV. For the first time in a really long time, I feel good about ME.

New Love

I have a new love - it's called a TerraTrike! Derek talked for 2 years about wanting a recumbent tricycle so he finally got one for Christmas. He let me ride it a few times and I HAD to have one, too. =) So, for our anniversary this year, Derek bought me one. It came in this week and we took it out for a spin today. We took the whole trail and back for a total of 13.6 miles. It was great!! (This was all after walking 8 miles.) And, in the Weight Watchers world let me say that I earned 23 activity points. LOL Go me! We're planning a trip on the Silver Comet Trail that runs from GA to AL. It's 67 miles one way. Can't wait to go. I'm LOVING this new active lifestyle we're living. =)

5K & Gravy

It's been a big week. I participated in my first 5K Saturday with 17,000 of my closest friends. :) It went really well. I completed it in 52:39. I only walked it - with a group. I think next time I'll try one on my own and actually jog a bit. But, I really did enjoy it. We also did some more training afterward. By the end of the day I had walked 14 miles. Amazing!! My feet did bother me a bit at the end of the day. Some of the sidewalks we walked on were rough. We also walked a lot on gravel at the Renaissance Festival. This Saturday is another training session. I believe we're doing 13 miles. Shew! I'm looking forward to it though. The ladies I'm training with are really nice and it makes the walk much more pleasant to have company.

So, I'm still royally sucking up my eating habits. I feel like the food is controlling me again. Friday Derek & I celebrated our 6th anniversary (yay!) and went to dinner that night. I had to have eaten all my daily allowance points and more in that one Italian meal. I didn't bother logging it. It was delicious though! Yesterday was a family dinner at a buffet. There was nothing overly healthy or point-worthy. I'm thinking tomorrow is going to be the same. I'm going to Derek's cooking club (wives are invited once a year). I don't get to choose what to eat - they just serve us the 4 courses they are cooking for us. I've got to get a handle on this. :(

Falling Hard

Ok... I feel like I'm falling off the bandwagon. Argh! I need to get my act back together. I'm doing great with my exercise. Last week I walked 5 miles Tuesday, 5 miles on Thursday, 4 miles Friday, and 8 miles Saturday. Today I finally got back into the gym. My time was limited because of our crazy schedule today with both girls and the Kids Klub is only open at certain times. I got 30 minutes of weight training and 20 minutes of uphill treadmill walking. I will try to get back to the gym this week. I think the lack of weight training and intense exercising may have something to do with my plateau lately. I've done tons of walking, but need to do more fat burning intensity work outs that were working before. But, most of all, I've got to do better with my eating. I've kinda sucked the last couple of weeks. I have one day left before Weigh In and a new week of points and I used the rest of my weekly allowance points today. :( I've earned 20 activity points which I don't usually use, but I used a few today. I did super the first two days of this week and then fell completely off the bandwagon. It would also help to drink more water. I've done very poorly there, too. So.... I must, must, must get back to it. I've worked too hard to fall off the wagon now. I cleaned out my closet this weekend and got rid of all the big girl clothes... so there's nothing to fall back on!

On a high note - my first 5K is this weekend. I'm very excited!! Mine & Derek's 6th wedding anniversary is this Friday and he ordered me a Terra Trike just like his so we can ride together. I'm very excited about the road trip we have planned!! I'm really enjoying the more active lifestyle I'm living!
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