Sunday, March 25, 2012

Moving Forward!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, finally, finally, I'm down to 204 pounds. I had gained 9 pounds in January and could not turn it around. Finally, I got my head in the game and lost those pounds. Honestly, I don't EVER, and I mean EVER want to see them again!!

Had a fantastic week!!

Food - on track, except for little nibbles here and there. I mean, a couple of jelly beans, a bite of something, once in a while! For the most part, I've been on task!

Exercise - Killing it! The last two weeks I've ran 22 miles, walked 4 miles, 90 minutes with weights, water aerobics twice, and biked 58 miles. LOVE IT!!! Today I ran the furthest I've ever run in my life at one time ~ 4.1 miles!! 15 minute mile, getting better. I had been doing 16 minute miles. So I'm improving!

Confession!! I started the 17 Day Diet a couple of weeks ago. That is what has jump started my progress in losing those 9 pounds. I tell you, I feel amazing!! Well to be perfectly honest, I've been on the plan for 19 days already. We got to day 12 and felt like we could do better, so we started over again last Monday. Anyway, Cycle one is the hardest, but I've been on it for this long and have 10 more days until cycle 2 and I'm doing great! Now I do have to compensate a little for all of the extra workouts, I have a protein bar and fruit to get me through (you're supposed to have your fruit prior to 2pm, sometimes I have it later depends on what I'm doing.) Anyway it's working. More to follow.....

Got this idea the other day from Crafty Loser. She gave a whole tutorial on frozen yogurt. I did it today, and I totally loved it!! It's the same amount of yogurt I usually eat, but when it's frozen, it seems like more. So I have a whole bowl of frozen yummy's for just 80 calories and it's a blast to eat!! Check it out!

Yesterday we biked the 1/2 Marathon course. I am trying to visit every week before the race. Anyway, this time, approaching the giant hill on a bike, did not seem as daunting as the first time I saw it. Maybe I'm used to it now, don't know. Anyway, Hubby and I sat at the base of it and contemplated tackling it. I was gung ho and we did it. Really was not bad. Just did not look up, keep my focus just a few feet ahead of me. I tell you the back side of the mountain was AMAZING!!! I clocked in over 26 miles per hour and that's with braking. Next time I'm going all out.

I think that's it for now. Hope you are doing well.

Are you focused?


  1. Onederland is within sight. Two or three weeks should do it with commitment. You can do it and we all know it! Take care.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You've come a long ways and I hope to have as much success as you have had. I'll have to try that frozen yogurt that sounds delish.

  3. What a fantastic week you've had!! Great weigh in

  4. I love the idea about frozen yogurt. COngrats on being awesome!!

  5. Woohoo! Love that down hill run. You were brave to go so fast.

    Congratulations on the turn around of the weight-loss blues too.


  6. I'm so happy for you Joy...I know how hard you've been working. You deserver this!!!
    Keep up the great work.

    Love and blessings!

  7. Amazing! Keep it up - you are beasting it!

  8. I have heard good things about that 17 day plan from Sharon (Gains and Losses). I know it is working well for her, too. I, too, added 4 pounds in January. I have finally dumped 3 of them. Wow, it took along time.

    I must have missed your post about a biking marathon. I think that is tremendous and am very proud of you for doing this. One thing I am going to start doing (to make hills easier) is to climb small hills a few times a week (just repeat the climb). From what I have read on line, this should really help build up endurance.

    Have a great week!

  9. Congratulations on your loss, you're below 200 soon!! :D

  10. Amazing exercise week! Thanks for sharing. I need all the inspiration I can get when it comes to working out.
    To another week on the move! Continue your great journey!