25 February 2011

Friday Fragments - Highlights Of My Week

Mommy's Idea
Thursday evening, I ran my first 5K in almost a year. It was on the treadmill at the gym, but hey, it was 5K! I did it in 39 minutes, not including my warm up and cool down. Toward the end of April I will be participating in SparkPeople's Virtual 5K. My goal is to be able to run that race in 20 minutes or less. Now that I know I can do it at a 4.7 on the treadmill {and the last 3 laps about killed me!}, I have a plan to increase my speed a little each week to get to where I need to be. Saturday, I will run at a 5.0 for two miles {one mile each with 5 minutes of walking in between}, and by next Saturday, I hope to be able to increase that to 5.2 or 5.3! I am excited, and it feels so good to be able to run.

I have decided that while I am on the 17 Day Diet {and probably beyond}, I am going to weigh on Friday and Tuesday mornings, just to make sure I am keeping on track. Today, I was down to 163.2, this is a {1.8} pound drop from Tuesday morning. Not as much as I'd like it to be but I must be happy that it is not a gain.

I am doing awesome on the diet! My cravings are going away {I still would really love to have a turkey sandwich for lunch now and then}, and I'm finding that I get fuller much faster, and have the willpower to STOP eating when I feel myself getting full. It's amazing! I am starting day 12 today. Next Wednesday will be my final day of Cycle 1! Then only 34 days to go before I have finished my first round. Depending on how much I have left to lose at the end, I may do it again, or just keep on with the learned eating habits. If I just keep on with "Cycle 4", then I get a "weekend pass" to eat {almost} anything I want Friday night through Sunday night. I am so going to make and eat the brownies that have been sitting in my cupboard for 3 weeks now!

I attended my first Zumba class on Wednesday! It was amazing and so much fun! But, I am not much of a dancer, and was focused too much on getting the moves right that I know I didn't work as hard as I could and should have. Not sure if I will make it Saturday, but I am definitely going back next Wednesday morning. It was fun, and I love Jessica! Someday, I'll be as skinny as you. =)

Rockin' out to Earshot with the kiddos and hearing them sing along! Makes a Momma proud. Someday, I will meet Wil, and share a beer with him. We will have all the conversations we've had so many times in my head, and it will be the 5th best day of my life! {Getting married and having my wonderful babies take up the first 4 spots.}

I am almost ready to begin working on my novel again. I have had some very deep conversations with a few of my characters {still have a couple left to go through} and I'm feeling confident that this is going to be a great book! I mean, just a few days ago, I didn't know that one of my minor characters {who became a bigger part of the story} would have been adopted into an amazing family and only fell apart after losing the mother who adopted him!? It's amazing!

I went grocery shopping this week on only $250!! That is awesome for me considering my usual grocery bill is closer to $500. With Hubby and I both on our diets, we are eating much healthier and I filled the cart with fruits and veggies that will last us the next 2 weeks. Sure, I'll probably have to buy another gallon of milk, and possibly more bread, but that doesn't cost too much.

We {I} are working on getting J into cloth diapers full time. I am excited about this. I also have a wonderful new baby website to share with you all. I am just waiting for my product to come in for review. I promise you are going to love it!

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


lisleman said...

Thanks for the intro to Earshot.
Your novel development is interesting. I'm always getting these ideas for stories or movies and didn't do much with them until I realized some of the ideas could be shared on my blog. Writing creative (IMHO) posts is hard enough. I don't think I could produce anything like the length of a book.
I'm a follower now.

Unknown Mami said...

So proud of you and your 5K! 5K is 5K whether its in the gym or not.

Amy said...

I have about 3 books in my head. I really need to take the time to start at least one. Good for you!

How often do you grocery shop? $500 seems crazy to me, but if it's for a whole month, that's not so nutty.

Are you very active on SparkPeople? I have an acct, but don't do much with it. That could be why I'm still fat ;0