Thursday, September 20, 2007


I'm back. I guess I couldn't take that long of a break. I just miss writing. And I miss you guys! If anyone is still coming around here.

Things are good with me actually. I joined Weight Watchers again about three weeks ago and it is going well so far. Going to WW is interesting to say the least.

I've done the online program before, but I've never been to the meetings. To be honest with you, it feels a little bit like pre-school. I mean, the second week, when they were talking about activity points and working out, and I was thinking about the fact that I ran 8 miles the Saturday before, and the whole "park further away from the meeting" thing just sounded so silly.

But it's not silly, because I wouldn't be there, sitting in the meeting, if I was in perfect shape and at my goal weight and as physically fit as I wanted to be.

And I'm not where I want to be yet, so I am back at WW and I'm actually making an effort to participate in meetings and listen to what they have to say.

Things are good so far. I've lost a total of 6.6 lbs in those three weeks. So that's good. The first week was amazing, the last two weeks have been okay. Kind of slow and steady, although I know I could be doing better. But I know I'm doing a lot better than I had been, so that's good.

Training for the half marathon is going well, it's really tapering down now. I've skipped quite a few of my weekday runs lately due to boredom and business, but I'm getting all of my long runs and I feel ready to run the race. I'm nervous, no doubt, but I'm feeling good and I'm excited to get an actual race under my belt.

I'm also excited to get it over with, to be frank. I still haven't joined a gym, but I've been looking, and the idea of getting to some classes, taking yoga and lifting weights and maybe kickboxing and swimming and spinning just makes me happy. I miss working it out at the gym.

So I'm going to do that.

The half marathon is in 3 weeks. By that time, I'm hoping to be down a few more pounds, but most of all I'm hoping to be just feeling fresh and happy and ready to go. That day, I'll celebrate my one year anniversary with my amazing husband, and I'll complete a goal I've been working toward for a long time.

Then, I'll go to the Ritz! In Beaver Creek! Woo hoo! We're going to relax, hike, relax, hike, and just enjoy being together. And I cannot wait!

So I'm back now, and I'm weighing in on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays depending on my crazy work schedule, so I'll try to update here. I'm also going to try to make a sidebar or something like that so I can keep better track of my weigh ins.

I'm also going to try to come around here more often, probably not every day, but more than I have been!


Cory said...

Good for you joining WW. I know they do say some things that sound silly to me sometimes in meetings, but I know that there is probably someone in the room that needs to hear it. You've done good these past three weeks to have lost that much. Keep it up!

Jen said...

Hurray! I'm so glad you're back! I've been checking in almost daily to see if you've changed your mind and come back to us! ;-) Congrats on the weight loss, that's awesome news! Note that my blog address has changed in your absence as well to Hope to see you around more regularly now! :-)


jodi said...

6.6 pounds in 3 weeks is great! :o) i don't go to weekly meetings (do eTools) but imagine there's something there for everyone... to some, parking farther from the store is a huge deal but to others, it's a no-brainer... we're all at different places, doing different things so it's good that once a week - everyone can share... :o)

K said...

6.6 is great - I've never achieved that in my life!

It's lovely to hear you sounding positive and so close to your half-marathon goal - and it's really almost a year since you got married? Surely not...

Kim said...

I'm so glad that you are back. :)