healthy and happy. one of these days.

28 December 2009

Here I go again...

Oh, hi there. *sheepish look*.

Uh, how’s everybody doin’?

I’m…okay. I’ve been eating pretty darn poorly this past week – lots of chocolate and candy from my stocking, Christmas cookies, ice cream, Diet Coke, and bagels for breakfast, and lunch, and dinner. There was literally one day last week when I had a bagel at EVERY MEAL. I felt…gross.

My mom and I are fine. Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone in that one. I love her to pieces and I know she’s my biggest fan, she just seems to have a weird way of showing it? I don’t know.

But things are fine and we had a nice Christmas. I got money for new running shoes, so I’m probably going to go to a store like Pacers or Footsteps to get their opinions. Can I tell you, though – I am scared to go in there, and I’ll tell you why. (you can probably guess why) My size. I have this image that all people that go in there are runners, therefore zero-percent-body-fat kind of people. And also, if they have to watch you run to figure out if you over-pronate or whatever – oh man, I am terrified by not only the clerks watching me, but anyone else in the store!? EEPS.

That’s the number one reason why I haven’t gone to one of those stores yet. Or hell, even if they don’t judge me because most of the time I’m projecting and it’s my own judgment and not theirs, I’m going to compare myself like you wouldn’t believe anyway! Ugh. What a neurotic sentence that was.

Well, I’ll just have to give myself the pep talk of all pep talks at some point and just cowboy up and go in there. Because I want pretty new running shoes.

For that matter, I want to be running again. I haven’t been to the gym in two weeks. I haven’t done any kind of physical activity. I feel kind of sluggish. I noticed the other day that I felt a little more out of breath after running up all of my townhouse stairs. That scared/saddened me a little bit. My weight isn’t up that much (this has to be a gigantic Christmas present from the Universe) so it’s just fitness related.

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Okay, I guess we’ll go ahead and get to it – my weight this morning, which marks the last week in December but also the end of the Challenge! Ha, YES, I was still technically participating!

Somehow, miraculously, I am at 218.8 this morning. It’s only a .4 gain from last week. If you saw what I ate this week, you’d be surprised too!

And I did my measurements – I’m unsure about their accuracy because I can’t remember the exact spots I measured last time, so…oh well!

Arm 12 (13 at the beginning of the challenge – 1 inch down!)
Waist 45 (47 at the beginning of the challenge – 2 inches down!)
Bust 44 (50 at the beginning of the challenge – 6 inches down! Bless the Lord and my inaccurate measuring!)
Leg 26 (26.5 at the beginning of the challenge - .5 inches down!)
Hips 50 (52 at the beginning of the challenge – 2 inches down!)

Well, that makes me feel pretty good, even considering they might not be entirely accurate. 11.5 inches total? I like it.

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On to the future.

I want and need to start doing better. I don’t want to weigh any higher than I do right now, I don’t deserve to. I was looking at my own blog the other day, and realized, UH, it’s called 100in12 not for cuteness purposes, but for, you know, goal purposes. I still have that ultimate goal I’m working for.

As of right now, I’m still okay as far as those monthly goals I’ve set, and I want it to stay that way.

I want to blog more again. I miss being participatory in your lives, and my own life for that matter.

8 comments:

Tony the Pink Panda said...

Go get those running shoes girl! Who cares what other people think.

Tamzin said...

YAY for the negative inches!!!

As for hte shoes... you have nadda to worry about, I went in and got new runners and I'm very close to 300lbs right now. If I can do it... you can do it!

Foodie Girl said...

Looks like we both took a little time off. I am so glad you are back. I look forward to kicking ass with you in the new year!

SlenderSwan2B said...

I will join you with that sheepish look but my gain is a bit higher. LOL But x-mas is gone and i never do much for New Years so I am good to go now. LOL

jojo said...

way to go on losing those inches! reminds me, I need to get out that measuring tape...

scalewarfare said...

I felt the same way about going into Potomac River Running store and let me tell you, they are so freaking nice! I told the sales person that I was nervous and why, and he said people of every shape and size come in but they all have a common goal of getting healthier :) So get your bootie in there, it is so worth it to have shoes that fit really really well!

Karla said...

I felt that way about going into a store that sold all active/fitness gear, but I still needed a good pair of walking sneakers. In my online research, I found a website that will give you a preliminary answer. Wet your foot and step onto a paper bag.

~narrow, curved shape = "high arches" (underpronate)
~semi-curved shape = "medium arches" (neutral)
~straight shape = "flat feet" (overpronate)

That's what I did, but then I wandered into a store and found that the people were really nice and helpful, so I'll be sure to go back to them without hesitation when I progress to running and need new shoes.

Jenny S said...

218, that's great!! Yay for no huge gain over Christmas! So not the story in my case. Boo. I walked today and it feels like a huge accomplishment. Love you blog!!

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