The results are in

I had my fitness re-assessment at the old gym this morning.

From January 2006 to today, I have…

– Lost 37 lbs

– Reduced by Body Fat Percentage by 7%

– Decreased my Body Mass Index from 31.2 to 25.7

– Lost 10″ around my waist, 4″ around my hips, 2″ from each thigh and 0.75″ from each arm


say what?!

After my victory of reaching the 160’s on Saturday, I went shopping. Turns out I’m a SIZE 12!!! I couldn’t believe it at first ~ kept thinking there must be some mistake! The last pants I bought were a size 16! But lo and behold, the size 12’s fit, and I bought 4 pairs!!!

Unfortunately I couldn’t drag my lazy butt to the gym yesterday. If I don’t go first thing in the morning, forget about it. My goal for the week is to run at least five times between today and Sunday. I’m going for 8K tonight.

Everything is good on the food front. I have a few confessions for the weekend, namely Popeye’s chicken (ew) and Kraft Dinner, but I’ve realized that I can eat SOME crap and still lose weight, as long as I keep on running!

169 LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOOOHOOOO!!! As of this morning, I weigh 169 lbs. I have not been below 170 since, like, grade 11. I feel freaking awesome.

So Thursday night I played hockey with the boys for the better part of an hour. Holy crap, was that ever a workout. I am still sore ~ and not just from the bruises. I swear, I used muscles I didn’t know I had. I did have one good wipe-out on the elbow and here is the result:


But anyway, it was a lot of fun and an amazing workout, and we are totally doing that again some time.

Last night I skipped the gym because we got home late, but I had a good 4 mile (6.5 KM) run this morning. I was going for 8 KM but I quickly discovered that I really need to eat before attempting that. At the end of my run this morning, my breathing was still controlled and my legs had some more juice in them, but I was feeling pretty light-headed and dizzy. Note to self: don’t run before breakfast!! (Duh.) So tomorrow I will have a hearty breakfast, digest, and then hit the treadmill to attempt 8 KM.

Today I am going shopping to replace all of my way-too-big pants. FINALLY!!!

getting back on track…

I’ve been MIA for a few days!

We had an amazing time at the cottage – lots of good fun, good friends, good food. Most of the food was diet-friendly and my beverages of choice were diet pop, Mike’s Light and wine, so I don’t think I did too much damage. Plus, we spent hours on the ice! My back, legs and shoulders were all killing me until this morning. Feels like I have finally recovered just in time for our hockey game tomorrow night! We’ve rented a rink at the new Aurora Leisure Centre with some friends from 10-11. I’m armed with my freshly-sharpened hot pink-laced hockey skates, hockey stick complete with pink tape and personalized Leafs jersey with pink lacing. Time to bust some moves tomorrow night!

Anyway, I haven’t weighed in, but I feel okay. I don’t think I blew it.

I dragged my butt back to the gym last night for a 3 mile run. We are having a decadent dinner with friends tonight, so no gym for me. And of course, hockey tomorrow. Friday evening I will get get back on track with the running. I should be at 8K (5 miles) now. My legs hurt just thinking about it.

Happy Valentine’s Day and remember, chocolate is calorie-free today! At least, that’s what I told myself when I dug into the Lindor hearts my husband gave me!

Let’s hear it for FRIDAY!!!

Just two more hours of work til our extended weekend away at Sharbot Lake, and that is really all that matters!

I’m going to the gym for a run tonight before taking a few days off. I considered going tomorrow morning … for about 3 seconds! Yeah, I scrapped that idea. I’ll take my extra hour of sleep instead. (I’m not quite as dedicated as some people. I’m looking at YOU, Sarah!) Although, I am going to make a brief stop at the gym in the morning just to weigh myself. I’m silly, I know.

Anyway, I’ll try not to eat my weight in food this weekend and I know I’ll be getting lots of exercise skating, snow-shoeing and even cross-country skiing!