Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Year Ahead

2010 went FAST!  I am really disappointed with my progress (or lack there) of this past year.  Rather than focus on what I didn't accomplish, I will list what I did:
  • 3 5Ks
  • 1 Half Marathon
  • My 3rd Full Marathon (barely)
  • Volunteered at 2 races
  • Met some great people through blogging
2010 wasn't a complete waste.

2011 Goals

FITNESS
  • Have a lunch time date with the gym at least 8 times a month.  It shouldn't be hard with my motivated friends, Leah and Sarge.  The plan is to go every M, T, W, and the occasional Friday.
  • Participate in an event every month.  So far I have committed to the following races:
    •   January:  Polar Dash 5K
    •   February:  Lost Dutchman 10K
    •   March:  Get Lucky 7K
    •   April:  Get in Gear 5K or 10K
  • Continue with my Pilates class and not give it up this year like I did last year.  It is boring but a very necessary evil.
  • Make some more progress with Weight Watchers.  After all, it is free for me right now and it would be a shame not to use it.
  • Twin Cities Marathon.  It will be the 10 year anniversary of me becoming a marathoner.  I will do better than I did this year.
  • Do P90X with Chubby Hubby who is also whipping himself into shape.  I sort of promised him I would do it.  *sigh*  That program scares me.
PERSONAL
  • Read 12 books.  A book a month?  I can do that.  Any recommendations?
  • Take a lot more photos for fun and learn the basics of digital scrap booking.
  • Reduce self-induced stress.  We are in the process of making some decisions that will be simplifying our family's life.
  • Catch up on Modern Family episodes.  Damn that show is FUNNY!
Anyway....there you have it.  My very specific 2011 goals.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Vacation!

Wow!  Where did Christmas go?  This is the fastest Christmas has come in gone since I can remember.  We had a great time, a small gathering of family on Christmas Eve and a very lazy day on Christmas day.

Dressed up for Church
The biggest Reese's candy bar ever!  For those of you counting points....this bad boy is 72 of them!
I should make reservations at the ER?
She asked Santa for hockey equipment and not dolls
Now that Christmas is over, I have a week off of work.  We are on furlough this week.  Although I am taking a hit financially, it is a great break in the action.  I am glad to be home with the kiddos (although they are driving me up the wall!!!)  I am catching up on some house projects and on my blog reading.  I am also working on my 2011 goals.  At some point I will be dusting off my running shoes to burn off the 50lbs (slight exaggeration) I gained from Christmas.  Oh yeah, and I am running a 5K on Saturday.  It will be interesting since I have not run in awhile.

Today I found out that I have to have a minor surgery on my ankle.  I had this mysterious lump checked out and they determined that it was a Ganglion Cyst.  Since it is so big they need to cut it out.  To make this even more interesting the doctor thinks that it is attaching to tissue and tendons so before I can get this removed, I need to have an MRI.  This ugly stupid cyst is really taking me on quite an adventure.  Plus, I found out that I have an extra bone in my ankle that they want to remove.  Interesting.  I will know more next week.

Hope everyone had a great holiday!  I am looking forward to catching up with all of you.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Twenty-five years ago (okay...maybe a few more than that), I came into this world.  I am having a great day!  Again, this is another photo heavy post but stringing sentences together lately is too much work.

I started my morning with a GINORMOUS (free) coffee. 
Thanks Starbucks.  I got a non-fat gingerbread latte.  I normally don't do fru fru drinks but calories don't count on birthdays, right?


My  Co-workers gave me a birthday card that contained a lottery ticket?
Is it a winner?????  *crossing fingers and typing up draft resignation letter*

Ahhhh Shucks...not a winner, but it was still fun to play.
I guess I will be keeping my day job.

Sweet!  ANOTHER SNOW STORM!
Dear Santa,
I would like a home in Florida for the winter.
Love,
Carly

Sarge is officially back to work as of today.  This photo is her file cabinet....FULL OF GYM CLOTHES!
She showed up to her first day of work with GYM CLOTHES. Damn.  She is hard core.
BUT....
We lured her to have pizza instead.  Yes, it was as good as it was last week!
Because of Mother Nature's wrath on Minnesota, birthday dinner plans have changed.  Instead, I am going to play board games with the family and drink some wine (on a Monday).  This little video cheered me up.  I love my Goldy!!!



Enjoy!  I may actually watch Monday Night Football tonight.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Great Day in Photos

Here are a few things (in photos) that are making me happy today:

I got my Christmas Cards done and ordered last night.  This is the front side of it.

The back


The view from my office and the site of Monday night's Vikings football game.  There are a lot of volunteers helping get the Gopher's football stadium ready for the NFL.  It is nice to see that the Vikings will be staying in town for this one.


FREE PIZZA!!!!!

Eating free pizza with my buddy Leah (note: we are supposed to be at the gym, however, who can pass up FREE pizza??!!)  Thank you Punch Pizza
Best lunch ever!!!!! (That is most definitely Leah's plate!  I am a much more dainty eater.  ha!)
 AND DRUMROLL.......

Look who is home......SARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
***Happy Dancing***
Life is good!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trapped!

A snow storm day in photos. 
Friday Afternoon:  The snow clouds are looming

Clark Griswold, aka Chubby Hubby trying to fix our Christmas light before the storm
People were shopping as if it was the world was coming to an end.

 
This is what we woke up to this morning and this is Chubby Hubby doing the first shovel job of the day.
An hour later.....did he really shovel?
The boys still had hockey even though everything else was canceled.  There are some benefits to living on a busy road....plows to get us out.  (This might be my only shot at a Christmas card)
Tough Minnesota boys
I baked all day long.
The view from the front door.
This is what we have at our back door.....a wall of snow.  I feel like the Snickers commercial....not going anywhere?


I am happy we have a warm house, food, copious amounts of beer, the TV to entertain the kids,  and the Internet to entertain me.  *sigh*  It was nice to have a day of nothing, however, I am feeling a bit claustrophobic.  Tomorrow doesn't sound any better.....below zero temps!  Woo Hoo....I bet you all wish you lived in this paradise.  At least I can finally catch up on some blogs tomorrow!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Surprise!

This morning I woke up, grabbed my phone (yes, it was the first thing I grabbed) and saw that I had been tagged in a Facebook post.  I learned that my friend Kelli had signed me up for our next racing adventure.  I rubbed my eyes and read it again.  I really thought she was pulling my leg until I read my email:

Lost Dutchman Marathon Arizona

Dear Carly,


Congratulations! You are now registered for Lost Dutchman Marathon Arizona. Please check the event's official website for updates: http://www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org


We had been casually chatting about our next race and this one came up in conversation.  It was a strong MAYBE.  She asked if I registered and I said no and explained that I wouldn't be ready for a half marathon in February.  I told her that the most I could do was potentially a 10K (the new and improved Carly is going to be smarter this year).  Honestly, wasn't sure if I wanted to get off my lazy ass and subject myself to training in the cold could truly commit to a race. 

When I first saw the email, I saw MARATHON and just about fainted.  NO NO NO!!!   There is no way!  Then I looked a bit closer, she signed me up for the 10K.  That I could do.  Even so, I am laughing that my friend just signed me up.   I learned that I should never leave an idea hanging on a maybe when I have an impatient friend who is left alone with a computer and a credit card.  Ha!  Despite my shock this morning, I am very excited.

Now I really have to step it up and start running again.  I have about 10 weeks (or 73 days, but who is counting) to get on it and I will be following Hal Higdon's 10K training program.  Arizona, HERE I COME!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Weight Watchers
Today is weigh in day and the weekly meeting.  I am not going to lie, but I gained a few lbs.  I won't blame my gain on my many Thanksgiving over indulgences but rather than my heavy bulky clothing I decided to wear today (yeah, I am sure that is it)  When I laughed at my gain total, the lady weighing me in shot me a nasty look.  I wanted to say that she should welcome a gain here and there.  Afterall, my being fat is what keeps her employed.

Anyway...Weight Watchers kicked off a new program this past week.  It is not much different from what I can tell but it does encourage making better choices with food.  I think the idea behind the change was that a large apple and a handful of M&Ms were the same amount of points.  Now most fruits and veggies are zero points.  I still have to read more about the new program but I think I will like it.
 
Arrgggh!
My car decided to give me some attitude tonight.  It started chugging and sputtering on my way to pick up the kids.  Thankfully I made it home before it stalled completely but it wasn't pretty.   It sucks because I have a million errands to do tonight and a road trip planned for tomorrow.  I am not sure how my car knows when it is time for a trip because every time the check engine light comes on.  I am resisiting the urge to have a glass of wine at 4PM (only because they frown upon parents coming to their children's sporting events drunk and also because a glass of wine is now 4 points instead of 2!!!!!)  Everything should be back to normal tomorrow.  At least I am crossing my fingers that it will be a cheap quick fix.

Silver Lining
Because of said problem above, I have tomorrow off.  So, I may have to be stuck home until the car is fixed but at least I can play catch up with the mountain of laundry that is lurking in my laundry room.  I guess I can start my weekend early!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gym Time

December is off to a good start.  I went over to the Rec Center at lunch today.  It was a very easy (almost non-existent) workout because I had to take care of some housekeeping.  I first had to figure out if I wanted to change at the office or in the locker room.  Did I want to rent a locker?  I decided that it was worth the 4 bucks a week to rent one.  The process to get one was a bit nuts and took up most of my time to workout, leaving me only about 20 minutes.  Rather than leaving, I hopped on a treadmill for 16 minutes and briskly walked.  I wasn't much but it was something.

Remind me to never cancel this membership.  It is a total pain in the ass to get everything started again.

Photo of the Day:

It maybe kind of childlike, but I like stickers.  I keep track of my gym visits with foil stars on my work calendar.  It is nice to see that I started out the month on the right foot.  I have since switched out the sticker because it wasn't on straight.  Anyone else slightly OCD like that.?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And I Always Come Crawling Back.......

I just signed back up to be a member at the fitness center at work.  I quit several months ago really for no good reason besides not going.  Now I am kind of kicking myself because I had to pay the quitters joiners fee again. 

Why did I come crawling back?  Well, it is simple, my lunch hour is the ideal time for me to work out.  I am not thrilled about working out over my lunch hour but it is a better time than 8:30 at night.  I am also not doing this alone.  There are other crazy people in my office that go would rather sweat than eat.  Another bonus is that I get reimbursed for going to the gym 8 times in one month....so it is basically FREE.  Have I mentioned that I love my employee benefits??

Now with 2 gym memberships, fresh running shoes, and a Pilates class I have NO EXCUSES for not working out.  I literally have every base covered.  Now I need to make myself go and it won't be hard as I have a very exciting year of events planned.


Note to self:  Don't quit stuff:

I dumped Weight Watchers.....I am back
I dumped my Bally's Membership....I am back
I dumped my Fitness Center Membership....I am back
I dumped Pilates...I am back

*sigh*

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gobble Gobble

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!! I am getting ready to tackle another work week but I could use another day off.  Here is yet another random thoughts post as that is all I can seem to muster up these days.

  • I enjoyed 4 days off.  I love long weekends!!!
  • Despite trying not to over eat, I went ahead and did it anyway.  My philosophy is, someone went through a lot of trouble to cook all that food....SOMEONE needed to help out and eat it.
  • I am wondering how I could overeat when I am allergic to the main course....Turkey?
  • In all of my overeating... I cannot recall eating any vegetables.  Hmmmmm.
  • I did have a slice of red velvet cheesecake (red velvet cake on the bottom and cheesecake on on the top....drool).
  • I participated in the Turkey Day 5K that was held in Downtown Minneapolis.  It was cold, slippery and a there was a zillion people.  I am still glad I did it.  Did it=.5 mile run to start....walked most of it and then ran the last .5 (ish).
  • My hip is still barking at me but it held up okay during the 5K.
  • The 5K was the only exercise I did all weekend.
  • The calories I burned during the 5K didn't make a dent for the damage the cheesecake did.
  • 
    Dressed and ready to go for the 5K...or a bank robbery.  I have said it before, I am jealous of you Southern Folks!
    
  •  Needless to say, I did not earn very many points on the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge...but I am not giving up.
  • I did a little bit of Black Friday shopping and got most of my shopping done in one swoop through Target.  I didn't get up at the crack of dawn and much to my surprise, the crowds at  Target weren't too bad.  Chubby Hubby on the other hand did get up at 5AM (only because he had to work) to see if he could get a good deal.   He lucked out and spent the rest of the day on a retail high.
  • Saturday, I spent the day decorating the house for Christmas.  The trees are up and the lights are hung.  I am 100% in Christmas mode and loving it.
  • We always have to watch Elf and Christmas Vacation the day we put up the tree. I love those movies!!
  • Sunday we celebrated Thanksmas (combined Thanksgiving and Christmas) with my inlaws.
  • Ugh....I am fooded out!  I need to find some vegetables!
That about sums up the weekend.  I have a lot to be thankful for and I am glad I got to spend the last 4 days with my friends and family.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up, Mind Dump

  • It is sad that a weekend of hockey, 2 birthday parties, a hair appointment, and catching up with normal house hold chores is considered a LOW KEY weekend.
  • Speaking of hockey, pardon my current obsession but we are new to the sport this year and I have made some pretty sweet observations.  I think I need to do a hockey mom post.  I sure met a doozy today!!!
  • Mother Nature was not nice to us this weekend....we got freezing rain and made the roads and sidewalks like an ice rink.  I watch my boys fall on their asses just stepping out the door.  I laughed but it wasn't funny when it happened to me.
  • I had to chisel ice off of my car before going anywhere today.  It looks like broken glass.  Again, I am so jealous of people who have never had to pull out their ice scrapper.
  • I went to the gym today.
  • I WENT TO THE GYM TODAY!  (I had to say it twice because I am shocked too)
  • I need to go to the gym more often because I was very amused by the guy on the machine next to me.  He kept grunting and the guy on my other side kept moaning.  I was cracking up the whole time.  Then I saw my neighbor who is a religious gym goer and an AMAZING runner.  I was reminded of what an inspiration she is....she ran a 5K while battling breast cancer and ran it faster than I could ever dream about....she won the race.  Unbelievable.
  • The hip was tight but did Okay.  I spend to quality time on the Elliptical Machine and did some stretching.  I go back to the chiropractor tomorrow and I have another Pilates class.
  • Ugh...I am "running"  a 5K on Thursday.  It will be more like waddling but I am okay with that.
  • I joined Amanda's Bootie Buster Challenge at the last minute.  I am doing it to be held accountable for this holiday season.
  • I finished all photo editing for the YEAR.  ***happy dancing***
  • I am finally relaxing for the night and enjoying a glass of wine (yes I still have the points for it) and watching ELF (that movie does not get old for me).  I got said glass of wine by texting my hubby who is watching football upstairs.  Call me lazy or a lucky lady....either way, I am happy.
  • That is about it....I am looking forward to my 3 day work work week, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday.  Until then, I am going to enjoy this:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three Things Thursday-D is for Dummy

1.   I could not maintain composure when my son's Kindergarten teacher showed me his letter journal.  We go to the "D" page and I instantaneously burst out laughing (and perhaps snorted and wiped away giggle tears).  The teachers response was "look at how nice his writing is".   BWAH!!!!  I could not focus on how perfect the "d's" were written.   The teacher knows exactly why I was laughing and I am sure she thinks I am a a big pervert (I think I busted her trying not to laugh).  For the record the picture is a dinosaur and the other word is "duck" not "dick".  I am saving this artwork forever!

2.  The letter D is also for Dumbass and my son could have drawn a photo of me.  This morning I must be the talk of the hospital security office for being such a tool.  I met my girlfriend at a local ER after receiving a phone call saying she was driving herself in because she was having an allergic reaction.  When I arrived, I spotted her car right away....it was haphazardly parked in the ambulance unloading area.  I found her in the ER and took her key to move the car so it would not get towed. 

I had to look at her key very closely.  It was one of the fancy keys that is not really a key.  I said, "What the?" and a doctor said..."Oh, that must be a push button ignition".  OK...easy peasy or so I thought.  I got out to her car, pressed a few buttons, and the lights and radio turned on and her seat moved but the car would. not. start.  I played around for several minutes making the windshield wipers fly and the horn honk.  I got a lot of strange looks from people walking by.
Finally, I flagged down a staff member on her way to work and asked if she know how this new crazy technology worked.  She was as clueless as I was and after playing with the key that is not a key for a few minutes, she suggested contacting security.  I followed her to the security office and explained my situation to the young man.  I could tell he was holding back a laugh.  I told him, if he was so smart....he could start the car.  He followed me out to my girlfriends car, got in and started experiencing the ordeal I did....then... click.  The car started.  Dammit.  It really was just a push of the button (and stepping on the brake at the same time).  *sigh*  I thanked him for his help and smiled and laughed.  I am a dunce sometimes.

When the whole car ordeal was taken care of, I made it back to my girlfriends room.  She was looking a lot better and they discharged her not long after.  She got a good laugh out of the car follies.  Gotta love technology.

3.  Today's weigh in was down .6 lbs.  I am not unhappy about it because truthfully I was expecting a significant gain.  Stress + Monster Cookies = disaster.  I guess I have one more thing to be thankful for....my little loss.  I won't have a meeting next week so I have 2 weeks to make some serious progress!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pilates

I started doing Pilates again, or as Chubby Hubby calls them "Pill-Lats".  I made the decision to stick with the same instructor as I had in the past.  The routine was almost the same as it was six months ago.  It was kind of nice to go back and not have to re-learn moves. Rather being in the gymnasium of an elementary school, I actually drove a bit further and went to her studio.  It is much nicer place (and cleaner!).  My only complaint about the new location was the MIRRORS.  I had to find a position in the room so I wouldn't see myself.  I will admit I was a bit taken aback when I caught a glimps of myself.....there is a reason that the mirrors in my house are just shoulder up.

I was shocked that pretty much all of my strength I had six months ago is gone.  I gave my all during the hour and my body was screaming. There were several moves that I could not physically do.   There was one rolling exercise where my back cracked so loud, I swear it made the floor vibrate (but damn, it felt good!).  My instructor assured me by the end of the five week session I will be able to complete all of the moves.  I sure hope she is right!

I originally quit this class because I was B-O-R-E-D!  I have determined that the benefits outway the excitement factor.  I really shouldn't complain because this class gives me over an hour to myself, stretches out my tight muscles, and is a hell of a good strength and flexibility workout.  I reserve the right to groan about how boring it is, but I will not be quitting this time.  If want to continue to run, this workout is going to have to be a necessary evil in my life.

Oh yeah....I am so very sore today.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up-Lifestyles of the Lame and Boring

I have been MIA this week and for nothing exciting.  I have been burning the candle at both ends and unfortunately running has not been part of my schedule.  I guess it was a blessing as my hip continues to recover (and it is feeling great lately).

This weekend it snowed. A lot.  Ugh, I am not a fan of the white stuff though I shouldn't complain because we have had a beautiful Fall.  Thankfully I am a hardy Minnesota chick and it did not get in the way of my Saturday morning coffee date with BFF.
I am a crappy friend.....I sat in a nice warm car while she brushed off the snow.  hahaha.  I am jealous of you Southern folks that have never had to warm up a car or clean your car off before driving.
With the craptastic weather, I decided to do some crazy cleaning and attack my closets.  I pulled stuff out of every corner in this house and slowly sifted through it.  My house looked like an episode of TLC's Hoarders.  Slowly but surely things are either making their way back into the closets or into the trash.  I found my Weight Watcher pouch and I have kept all for the booklets from my very first attempt with the program.  I decided all of my old stuff with the exception of my weight log would be send to the recycling.  No sense hanging on to it as I have recommitted.  Time for a fresh start.
I did some baking and cooking today.  I never bake but today, as I was cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, I realized I had pretty much everything for Monster Cookies.    I also whipped up a batch of beef soup.  I think I need a domestic goddess crown today because I earned it!!  Besides cleaning and cooking, I edited my final photos of the year, Finished ALL my laundry (gasp), ordered some sweet new winter boots (I live in MN and don't have winter boots) and took the boys to hockey (it is a workout getting the boys in their skates!!  I actually was sweating!!)  It was a very boring and very domesticated (yet productive) weekend.  Sometimes snow days are nice to take care of business.

While cleaning out my closet, look what jumped at me.  My running shoes.  They look so sad and neglected.  I think I actually heard them speak to me and they said something about all the miles I would have to run if I ate those cookies pictured above.

There you have it....the worlds most boring blog post!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Hips Don't Lie

I should say, my hip doesn't lie and it is telling me to cool my jets with running for a bit.  Since the race, my hip has been, I will say, a bit uncomfortable.  I am refusing to say injured because of the wave of "I told ya sos" that would come my way for not being prepared for the race.  I have been seeing the chiropractor for treatment.  They have been using The Stick on me (not a sexual reference), some deep muscle therapy, and yesterday I received an ultrasound treatment.  Heat. Stretch. Ice. Repeat. The good news, is that it is starting to feel better and I do not have any restrictions.  I am being cautious though and just walking right now.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that I am not running...but I guess it is better than being completely laid up.

Dealing with this has made me realize that I need to go back to Pilates.  I was doing really well when my core was a bit stronger.  It has been six months since my last Pilates class and I lost most of the strength I gained.  I quit because I was bored and I felt that I could use the time to do more aerobic type workouts.  I learned the hard way that my body that has been battered by having children cut out of me and I really need this type of workout.   So, I am resigning up to start next Monday.  Boring or not, I like the instructor and she does have a good routine (even though it does get monotonous).  I need to suck it up and go because it will help me get back into my running shoes quicker.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary Chubby Chicks Run Too....!!

Three years ago today, this blog was "born".  I started the blog on a cold November afternoon with a sleeping newborn in the bassinette beside me.  I started with the intent of just keeping a journal of my progress (or lack there of) with running and weight loss.  I never expected anyone to read the sludge that comes out of my sick, twisted brain.  I appreciate all of the comments that have kept me entertained and encouraged over the years.  Thanks for stopping by and reading!

My 3rd year of blogging has followed my journey through:
3rd Year Lessons and Observations:
  • Even though I am a craptastic runner, my kids see me as an Olympian (I love it when the brag to their friends)
  • Speaking of Olympians....don't stand next to them to take a photo.  I does not do wonders for the self esteem.
  • My hot pink recovery socks are awesome...I think they make me look cool
  • Biofreeze is a gift from God
  • Don't let your 3 year old get a hold of your caffinated shot blocks.  Bad, Bad things happen!

A look back:
1st Blog Birthday Post-
2nd Blog Birthday Post


I am off to celebrate with some Weight Watcher friendly cake so that during my 4th year of blogging I can achieve the original goal of losing weight!  Thanks again for sticking with me!  Happy Friday and I hope to finally catch up with all of your blogs (I have been way behind in my blog stalking)!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.  I am doing a little happy dance right now because I am down .6 lbs.  You may be thinking "whoopee", however, I think that I dodged a major bullet.  I am so happy that my transgressions brought on by Halloween week didn't punish me at the scale (yet).  I am down a total of 4.2 total.  I do know that I will have to work very hard this week so the 40lbs of trail mix and 200 Kit Kat bars do not catch up with me next week.


2.  I am going to buy myself a pair of ice skates.  The boys just started playing hockey this year.  Since they are just learning to skate, we hit the open skating at the ice arena quite frequently.  Instead of sitting in the stands watching, I can lace up some skates and embarrass my children by doing my best Michele Kwan moves.  I bet it is good cross training (assuming I do not break anything).  Also, they offer open skating at the hockey arena here on campus during lunch.  I may have to do that sometime too.

3.  Thanksgiving is two weeks from today (EDIT:  Three weeks from today...I seem to be a week ahead of myself)!!!!  I am planning on doing the Turkey 5K on Thanksgiving day but I am still not back up and completely running...I am going to do it as a run/walk.  If I do it that morning, I do not feel as guilty for indulging in all of the Turkey Day goodies!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Damage Control

Halloween, actually the weeks leading up to Halloween, kick off the weight gain season for me.  Every year I seem to pack on the pounds and when January 1st comes, I am shocked because I have usually set a world record for amount of weight gained.  This year it WILL be different.

Last week at Weight Watchers I had a stellar first week with a 3.6lb loss.  This week has been a bit of a challenge.  Halloween parties, trick or treating, and the fact the Hershey's took a dump in my house has my resolve a bit weak.  I did a scale hope last night and folks....it aint pretty.  I am now doing damage control. 
  • The bag of candy pictured was donated to the troops.  The boys' school is collecting candy for Operation Gratitude.  The kids got to pick out a couple of pieces and the rest was shipped out.  I know it is their candy and I shouldn't touch it, but I am powerless to sugar.  Plus they do not need it either.  It was kind of sick that we donated a half full grocery bag full of candy.  I can't imagine how many lbs that would equate to on my bod.
  • I am chugging water to flush out the salty and bad foods consumed over the weekend.  Burgers, chips, dips, drinks, etc...
  • I started running again last night.  It wasn't much and I have to build up the mileage again but I got out there.
  • No matter how ugly the journal looks this week, if I ate it it is in the journal.
The difference between last week and this week was planning.  Last week, I planned having cocktails and high calorie foods....for one day.  This week, I didn't plan ahead.  Now I hope my "Halloweening" won't show up all that bad on the scale.  *fingers crossed*

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up...Happy Halloween!!!

What a weekend!  I love Halloween.  So while I am coming down off my sugar high, I will leave you with our spooktackular costumes.
Diva as Minnie Mouse
Vampire
Scary Werewolf
I do declare....I look like a southern belle.

Lindsay Lohan and the debutant

Who ya gonna call.....Chubby Hubby.