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FOOD DAYS! October 8, 2010

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So for the last 2 days at work we have had food days.  Yesterday our team brought in food for a baby shower.  And today the company supplied a catered lunch for Excellence in Customer Service Week.  I work for a very large insurance company.  So for the last 2 days I have had to struggle to get thru the workday without bingeing!  And guess what?  Hmm do you have a guess?  Well here it is people I have FAILED.  Actually failed miserably would be more accurate way to describe it.   So now I get to take myself thru the entire weekend carrying around the shame on my back like some kind of growth.  It feels like my big scarlet letter.  The fact that I have an unbelievable lack of self control is one thing.  The reality is that this junk food makes me literally sick.  I cannot eat it and function.  You would think that would stop me in my tracks.  But noooo it doesn’t.  When there is a laid out table on the other side of my little cubicle wall and I can not only rise up and take a peak, but smell it all day long and watch my co workers indulging.  Ahhh it makes me nuts.  So this now starts a weekend of damage control.  So instead of eating intuitively for the next couple of days I am going to have to really watch my caloric intake.  I had planned on a run tonight and then a long run on either Saturday or Sunday.  And of course I would love to get a Jazzercise class in.  My hubby is out of town for work so I am on my own this weekend.  Just me and my pups.  Hopefully that will help keep me in check!  I have 10 more   20 more pounds to lose.  Only I can control what goes in my mouth.  I am going to start crossing my fingers and hoping I find the willpower.  Ahh and note to self.  STOP EATING SUGAR STUPID!  That will be my new thing SESS. 

This is the remnant of the brownie I ate at after lunch:

Brownie you make me sick!

 I think I should also have this tattooed on my body:

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We interupt the regularly scheduled programing September 21, 2010

Ok so although I love working on my vacation blogs and posting lots o’ pictures.  I have to interrupt and talk about my upcoming half marathon.  This Saturday September 25th I am running my first half!!  I am already a bundle of nerves.  I am worried.  About a lot of things.  I know that I can finish it.  I have been training for a long time.  My training runs have taken me up to 11 miles.  I know that come hell or high water I will make it to the finish.  If I have to crawl I will do it!  I am simply afraid of not doing it well.  I am afraid of totally blowing my time and embarrassing myself I am worried about simply not being good  enough.  I drove the route last Sunday and there are a lot more hills than I ever expected.  BIG HILLS!  My brother is coming down from Michigan to run it with me.  I have been looking forward to this for so long and have myself so jacked up about it.  Can you say ADRENALINE???  My stomach is in knots already…how will I be come race day?  I am worried.  If anyone happens to read this and has any experience at all on this I would love it if you could give me some hints on how to calm my nerves.  I am sure I will post about this again before Sunday but I just wanted to put this out there!

 

THE SHIP September 17, 2010

PRINCESS CRUISES…THE EMERALD PRINCESS

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This is not a stock photo from the company but one I took.  This ship is big and awsome.   I have been on 6 prior cruises and this is the biggest ship so far.

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I took so many pics I am having a hard time choosing which ones to post.  I don’t want to overwhelm every post with to many.  But then again nobody reads this so I guess it’s pretty much just for me anyway.    So anyway the ship was great.  Had some really nice features.  The crew on the other hand was not the most friendly that I have ever dealt with.  It seems the higher up the food chain the cruise line the bitchier the people. 

 

View from the onboard gym

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I AM SHOUTING THIS LOUD AND PROUD!  I WORKED OUT 4 OUT OF THE 7 DAYS!! 

 

vACATION 2010

FINALLY!!  Finally I am here to update my blog from vacation.  It has been a busy week getting back in the swing of things.  Vacation was really a great time.  The weather was perfect!  We could not have asked for better.  It was all sun and sand!  I took a tons of pictures and I am determined to get them on here.  So I will try and do them in separate posts depending on location.  I also just uploaded Windows Writer so that is new to me and I am trying to figure that out as well.  I also have news about work etc.  so I will work on getting all of that posted as well.  So my first post is from the airplane on our way to Ft. Lauderdale.

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Crown Plaza

This was our pre cruise hotel  My hubby and my mom stayed here.  Really a nice place and brand new.  However it really is not convenient to much.  It was a taxi ride to get anywhere which really made us stay there most of the time.  Which was ok with us.  We spent a lot of time in the pool.  And even though it was the first day of my vacation I did get a work out in.  I wanted to run down near the beach or boat docks but my husband did not think that was a great idea so I ended up running on the treadmill and putting some time in on the eliptical.  So here are some photos of our room and the fab pool. 

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We also had dinner at the BEST pizza place……so yummy we need one of these in Cleveland.  ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA.  Oh how I wish for a slice now.

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So that was pretty much our time in Ft. Lauderdale.  It was relaxing and fun.  We could see our ship from the roof top pool area and it made us very excited for the week ahead.

 

 

Self pity & Vacation September 2, 2010

Sometimes things don’t go like we had hoped they would.  Recently my life has not been going in the direction that I like.  Things have not been well on the home front with kids and spouse.  It has been extremely STRESSFUL!  I have been drowning in it for at least 2 weeks now.  But today if even only briefly that ends.  As of 5pm today I am officially starting my vacation!  On Saturday morning my husband and I will be flying to Ft. Lauderdale.  And on Sunday afternoon we will be boarding a Princess cruise bound for the Virgin Islands.  We are going with my mother, sister, brother and sister in law.  I have had so much stress at home I have had a really hard time getting excited for this trip.  But I have realized that this is not only exactly what I need but I deserve it.  And I feel fortunate to even be doing this.  This trip to many people would be there dream vacation and I have to really appreciate it for what it is.  And I do …. I do appreciate the fact that I can go on a fab vacation with my family!!!  The stress will still be here when I get home.  And what happens after that well I will worry about it then.  I am going to try and get my head on straight, get some really great excercise, take tons and tons of pics and eat super yummy stuff.  This is my first vacation since my almost 100 pound weight loss and I am taking advantage of every moment of it.  I will finally feel comfortable on the beach and at the pool and dressing up for dinner!  I have been on 5 or 6 cruises but this one is special.  And I will make the most of every moment.  Goodbye stress I will see your ugly ass when I get back!

 

Monday ohhh Monday Monday August 9, 2010

So here I am back to the reality called MONDAY.  I try to embrace Monday every week and give it a happy Hey!…..but as hard as I try I just can’t.  I am tired.  The problem is trying to pack in so much activity on the weekend that I get completely exhausted by the time Monday rolls around.  This morning I woke up with a killer headache so I stayed in bed and rested until time for work.  No Monday morning run for me.  I will have to make it up tomorrow.  At lunch I went ahead and jumped on the eliptical for 33 minutes and did 3.5 miles.  So that was good.  My weekend was a whirlwind.  On Saturday morning I did my long run.  It was on my schedule for 11 miles.  And that was my plan but I ended up doing just over 10 miles.  I underestimated the route that I planned.  But I will still take it!  Then I went home and drove down to Columbus which is about 2 hours from where I live.  I met my husband there ( he has been gone working for 2 weeks).   We walked around at the State Fair for a bit.  Then we drove further south to Dayton.  Where we had tickets to see Bret Michaels, and we stayed overnight.  It was great to actually get away even if it was a short 24 hours.  I took Sunday off from working out completely and it was a great rest day.  On our way home we stopped at the outlet mall to do some shopping.  I found a few buys.  Especially at Harry & David…of course.  After we got home we took Ashley out for dinner.  I pretty much ate melted cheese!  I know it sounds wonderful but was not the best choice for dinner.  And considering I pretty much had the same thing on Saturday night I am going to really work on having some decent meals this week.  So these are my goals for the week:

1) Healthy & Nutritous Eats!

2) Getting thru ALL of my training runs.

3) Being a better blogger.  Adding more photos and keeping better track of my workouts.

4) Being a great wife.  Often I forget to show my appreciation to my husband.

 

My Saturday Night.

This is how I spent my Saturday night!!!  Ohhh Yeah!

I can hardly think of a better person to spend the evening with!  Awsome.

In case you are wondering….yes my sweet sweet husband was with me!

And this was my transportation back home.

Ok so this was not my ride home.  But what a fun night we had.  Takes me back 20 or so years to the first time I saw Poison.  The crowd was totally out of hand.  Pretty crazy for a bunch of old folks.