Friday, January 22, 2010


I just realized it has been 2 weeks since I have updated. Two posts ago I talked about trying to get back to 150, since then I have hit my goal. It feels great to be back there and know that any more lost will be real progress rather than losing weight for the second time. I have been really constant about getting in miles every week but I realized unless I am counting points I don't lose weight. It is just too easy to overeat after working out. I was getting in 20 miles a week but staying the same weight.
Remember when I set the goal of getting new shoes before the end of the year? I got them Middle of December and have already put 100 miles on them!
Stay tuned because I have a giveaway coming very soon!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Starving today

4th day in a row counting points, it's also the first day of these that I have not run & I am STARVING. I was talking to my sister in law today I mentioned this to her, she told me that when she gets home from a run she is starving. Her husband on the other side is just like me and exercise makes him less hungry.
Are you like me or my sister in law, more hungry before or after a workout?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

my journey

I have been talking a lot about weight loss and tip but I haven't shared my journey with you in a while. I have done a really good job about keeping the weight off over the past year but truthfully I haven't done a great job at losing any additional weight. We have been trying for a baby and it is a hard time to try and lose weight. There is the few day ttc window and then the two weeks of waiting. Every month it feels like your life is put on hold just in case this is the month. The last thing I wanted to add on top of that is counting points and worrying about what you are eating. Basically I have counted points about 1-3 days a week. Every month when I discover I am not pregnant I am somewhat relieved because I selfishly don't want this to be my pre pregnancy weight. I have determined this though... I eat 10 times better when I am counting points. If we are pregnant counting points is good because I am constantly keeping my blood sugar regular and eating real foods not fast food.
There's the excuse here's the facts, I have gained about 6 lbs recently over what I consider my lowest recent weight, 150. Luckily in the week and a half since discovering this I have lost three of these lbs! I try and get in 3,000 to 3,500 cal of workout every week and follow my points 5- 6 days a week. Some weeks it is going to be less than that but that's ok. (3,500 cal is equal to 1 lb.) Maybe dropping some more weight will be just what we need to finally get pregnant and if not then it will have other benefits.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I have joined a new site to track/motivate my running/walking it's called daily mile. The site has an interesting section in it (you may have to click to enlarge)...
Did you see the silly thing?
After 90 minutes of running/walk in the snow (much harder) I only burned 5.10 donuts, crazy. Another reason to count points rather than just work out to lose weight. Because seriously how long would it really take to eat 5 donuts rather than burn them off?
If you want to friend me on there my name is simpleyeclassic (no T) same as my Twitter account. (It may be easier to use my e-mail, I would love to see as many of you as possible on there!