Monday, March 25, 2013

Disappearing Act

My post did a disappearing act!  How incredibly FRUSTRATING!  I had an entire blog post nearly complete and ready to go, and it somehow got deleted!  I logged in over the weekend to add my workouts and the draft was gone!  I have no idea what happened to it, or why it was deleted but it's nowhere to be found!  That's kind of frustrating considering I track my exercise in an unpublished post that I then post on Mondays.  I can't remember everything I did last this post will be out of whack.  My apologies in advance... I will start tracking my exercise on my computer separately so if this happens again, I can still complete the blog post!

I went to my appointment at Pennington on Friday and I am officially down 34 pounds!  Feels good.  I can feel a difference, I can see a difference, and those changes help fuel me to continue.  I'm exactly halfway through the program at this point which means I have another 8 weeks to go.  I made it this far, I can handle another 8 weeks!  My next checkup is on April 5th.  I'll let y'all know how it goes!  Really going to try for a 10 lb. loss!!!!

After my appointment on Friday I went to work for a bit to get some things taken care of before the weekend.  I left work around 1 and went straight to my doctor's office for what became a very sore throat that started 3 days prior.  I may or may not have strep throat...the test they did in the office was inconclusive.  My doctor sent the sample off to the lab but wanted to start me on antibiotics in the meantime. The antibiotics are working because it is already starting to feel better!  I'm so glad because a sore throat sucks! 

Because of my sore throat and antibiotic medication, I took off Friday evening and Saturday from working out and chose to focus on relaxing.  I got a lot of sleep in and it felt nice to let my body rest!  I hit the ground running on Sunday doing two 10 minute straight runs on the treadmill and hit the stairclimber for 15 minutes for a total of 45 flights of stairs. 

Tomorrow is my first online group meeting.  I'm interested to see how this goes.  It will be interesting to hear how the other program participants are handling the program and what their experiences have been up to this point.  I'd also like to find out how much weight others have lost on this program to see how my weightloss compares. 

What else???  Oh yeah, I got my hair done.  I ditched the blonde and went with red.  Loving it.. 

I've been tackling the treadmill like a beast.  I made it to day 2/week 6 of C25K and have been stalling out there ever since.  I know, I know...MOVE ON SHANNON, but I'm happy with where I am and don't see a need in rushing forward.  I'm doing the 5 minute warmup walk/10 minute run/3 minute walk/10 minute run/5 minute cooldown.  I feel awesome when I finish and that routine is getting easier, which means I'll be moving on from there some time this week.  Day 3 of week 6 calls for a straight 25 minute run.  I think I may go back to week 5/day 3 where it called for a 20 minute straight run b/c I didn't complete it without stopping.  Maybe now I can?  I won't know til I try, right?  That will be my goal this week... 20 minutes straight.  Lofty goal that I feel I'm better prepared to tackle this week than previous weeks.  Wish me luck!

I'm liking the idea of ending each of my posts with a quote.  The following quote has always been one of my favorites..

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

What are some of your favorite quotes that inspire/motivate you?  Fill a girl in!!!


  1. WTH that totally sucks about ur blog..I hope mines not missing. WTF is up w the blog issues. Amanda was having issues on Friday trying to post hers...WEIRD!

    Anywho..34 lbs..WOWZA! You are doing awesome! Another few months and you will be on your own and have all the tools to sail yourself right into ONEderland! What a great feeling! Keep up the hard work. Im loving your colorful blog w the pics of the new highlights! Beautiful!

    Your forgot to tell the viewers we have a race this weekend!!! Still up for doing the CCC huh??? I didn't pay. Think Im just going to show up and do it! I really have a shit ton of shirts I don't even wear and Lord knows Ive paid for my fair share of!!! :D

  2. That totally SUCKS about your blog!! I really hope I didn't delete it on accident on Friday when I was trying to find mine!! If so, I'm so sorry!!

    You're doing soooooooooooooo awesome!! I can't wait to hear how your next appointment goes!!

    Loving the red hair!! Looks great on you!!

  3. loving the new do! my aunt is rockin your world! =)

    great job on the 34 buddy! you are STILL kicking ass and taking names!