Friday, April 23, 2010

Feel Good Fragments!

Our lovely hostess with the mostest... Mrs4444 is bringing us another Friday of Fragments! And don't miss a chance to visit the Girl Next Door- she's all Grown Up! *** First, I'm going to point you to a post I wrote this week. The Girl suggested I link it up for Feel Good Friday so I'm going to link you to it! *** Something else leaves me feeling good... I've reached a weight loss milestone! 25 pounds gone in 8 weeks! My focus is still on running. I've been a little frustrated as I face my next hurdle. Just a few weeks ago, getting through the 5 minute running interval was a challenge that took some time to get through. Now, getting past the 10 minute mark is proving to be tough. I've done a 13 or 14 minute interval once or twice, I've run a mile once or twice. But it isn't consistent and I am still struggling. A friend gave me some great advice- " Try not to think about what you have yet to accomplish and more focus on doing what you can do, then one day you'll just run further." That's pretty much my life philosophy- I just hadn't thought to apply it to running! *** Fun day today- I'll get to that in a minute- but it was almost ruined! Got a call from our daycare provider yesterday around 4:00. Zach had woken up from nap around 3, pooped 3 times, and then started vomiting. Jeff rushed to pick him up and get him home. I took off from work to get home and take care of him. He puked every 20-30 minutes until around 7:30 in the evening. He fell asleep around 8:30. I slept by his side all night (we camped out in the living room). He's been fine all night and woke up thirsty and hungry this morning. So far, he's kept down yogurt, applesauce, water, and chocolate milk and he's back to being peppy and energetic. He never had a fever so I'm assuming he ate something that didn't agree with him. *** I'm going to make a commitment to visiting different Farmers Markets this summer. There is a nice one in my town of Fishers. There is also one in neighboring towns of Carmel and Noblesville. I also hear great things about the market in Broad Ripple. That's 4 opportunities to find locally grown produce and locally raised meat. I'm very excited because I think that my new focus on produce will really lend to a different kind of Market experience! *** On my Facebook page yesterday (link in right sidebar), I did another day of sharing my food pics. Anything I ate, I snapped a pic first and shared it on my fan page. I discovered something really helpful about food jounraling with pictures- almost all of my produce yesterday was yellow or pink. I was completely missing out on green or purple/blue. I had a smoothie- plain kefir, honey, frozen mango, peaches, strawberries (red/orange). I had ruby red grapefruit (red). I had carrots (orange). I had spaghetti squash (yellow). Never had a salad or anything- so no green. There is a lot of merit to eating a rainbow of colors each day. Try taking pics of your food for a day- you might find you're lacking colors, too! *** Today's fun day is for Teagan and Jeff. Today is field trip day! The school is going to a local dinner theatre to see a special production for children of "Aladdin." Teagan is very excited! There was supposed to be a school and families picnic afterwards but rain is dampening those plans. I took today off work because Zach's daycare is closed today. I'm extra thankful the tummy thing passed quickly or else my vacation day would be a real mess! *** My awesome friend Ashli (I've talked about her before) is also on a journey to be more fit and has lost weight in the process. This week, she brought me a bag of clothes she has shrunk out of. Mostly size 14 stuff. I wore a pair of her hand me down jeans in a size 14 this week! And they looked great! It blows my mind! *** My awesome friend Mim lifted my spirits this week- when I mentioned that I wanted that book on Amazon, she sent me an Amazon gift card! The book is ordered and I can't wait to read it! Thanks, Mim! *** Our weekend... Teagan starts soccer Saturday morning! I'm going to try Zumba for the first time at a fundraising for Autism event at my friend's gym. Church on Sunday (church takes half the day for me- I get there before 9 and don't leave until 12:30 and there is no down time in there). Oh! And next week is the Indiana Tourism Media Marketplace! I'm so excited! What are your weekend plans? *** Please continue to keep Hallie in your thoughts and prayers. Photobucket

16 comments:

clew said...

Hi! Visiting from Friday Frags. CONGRATS on your 25 lb milestone! That's really significant! *applause*

I love spaghetti squash. :)

Kori said...

That squah looks amazing; I love it, too. Funny that you should write about colors, because while I don't know so much about that, it made me realize I eat basically the same thing every day and that might be why I get discouraged at times; not enough variety.

Sue said...

Great job on your weight loss and running!!!! Just think of how much more you are doing now that 8 weeks ago! Don't get discouraged!!!

Heading to NH for the jump rope regional competition. One of my girls is on the team and is hoping to qualify to go to the nationals in Texas!

Glad the stomach thing went by quickly! Enjoy your weekend!

Lola said...

Like I said on Twitter last night, I got my Farm Fresh delivery yesterday and made a most awesome omelet for dinner- I focused on eating well this week and it definitely paid off.

(more on my blog if you want to read)

Congrats on the 25 lb milestone- I think I need to step in line to be the next rung on your hand me down clothes chain- mine are getting pretty loose! :)

This weekend? visiting with newly engaged friends and a 4 mile run planned for Saturday. The rest is as it happens.

Shell said...

All I can think is 25 pounds??? You rock!

Momza said...

twenty five pounds!!!!! yea for you!!!
Way to BE!

C. Beth said...

Oh my goodness, 25 pounds?! Amazing! And I love the hand-me-down clothing thing. I'm sure it makes the weight loss journey a lot cheaper!

It's amazing, since I started running longer distances I am willing to totally pay more for running clothes than for "regular" clothes. I mean, my every day shirts don't need special qualities to wick away sweat or prevent chafing, but that stuff is valuable for running! And I try to rationalize that in the long run my medical bills will hopefully be less which makes the running gear pretty much free...right? :-D

It's just me :) said...

Visiting from Feel Good Friday. :)

GREAT JOB on the weight loss!!! That is amazing! I just started the C25K program myself (on W2D3). I am really liking it! It has been so nice to gradually get back into running again. Good luck on your 5K race coming up!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! So sorry your son is sick! So happy for you and your 25 pound loss. That is amazing! Way to go!

♥Georgie♥ said...

CONGRATS on the weight loss! That is UBER awesome!!!!

Enjoyed your FF

The Crazy Coxes said...

I am sooo excited for you on the weight loss! That is really impressive. And that's cool to get hand me downs and THEY FIT! It doesn't get better than that!

Hope your baby feels better!
Happy Weekend!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

25 pounds is great news!

Unknown Mami said...

You are doing so well, it's amazing. I think the food journaling with pictures is brilliant.

J.B. said...

Just this week I got back to gently jogging for 28 minutes. It surprised me. I find it helps to listen to some peppy music. I get so happy I forget about the challenging part of it.

Best luck to you.

Katherine said...

Congrats on your milestone! That's amazing. I have a friend who teaches Zumba who loves it and has been trying to get me to do it forever.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Am I all grown up?! I never stop growing!

Holy Moly 25 in 8 weeks is so fantastic!!!! You are really an inspiration.