Tuesday Edition of Highs and Lows

June 15, 2010


  • Still thinking about the awesomeness of my 5k on Saturday.  I'm feeling really empowered and strong!
  • Everyone's comments the last few days on my blog, have been so great.  I love reading them!!  So if you commented, thanks from the bottom of my heart.  Reading the comments really fuels me to stay on track with my goals.  I've reached over 25 followers in the 6 weeks or so that I've been doing this.  I'm excited about that.  Right now I'm just really feeling a passion and a calling for trying to help and inspire anyone I can.  I'm not sure what shape that is going to take, but I want you all to know this is a doable thing.  I can say that because I have done it.  Note, I said doable - not easy.
  • The sun is finally shining this afternoon.
  • I went to Lands End yesterday looking for a light weight jacket to keep out the rain (see one of the lows below) - for running, and for an upcoming trip.  A lovely gentleman told me that they didn't have any women's jackets, but they had some boys ones and he thought I could "easily fit into a boy's large".  I seriously gave him this "who the heck are you looking at buddy" look.  I think he thought I was offended.  I was just stunned.  He assured me it was nothing to be ashamed of, and that he also fits into boy's sizes.  I'm still laughing about this whole exchange.  Lovely man, whoever you are, even though I'm pretty sure you don't swing my way... I LOVE YOU!
  • Not long until I'm on vacation for the first time since last September!
  • Feeling a little "race let down".  I ran this morning, my first run since Saturday, but I felt a little wimpy.  I did 15 minutes and then a 1 minute walk, and then I was going to do another fifteen, but wimped out at 13.  I've never done that before.  I've always run the amount I committed to.  I think its because I don't have the race looming in front of me.  Does that make sense?
  • It has been raining like 13 out of the last 14 days and in the 60s for highs... isn't it June?  We get so much bad weather in Minnesota, please give us the 3 months of summer we deserve.
  • I haven't been sleeping well this week, and I'm feeling exhausted!
  • I caved and weighed myself this week (I know, slap me, but I made it through last week), I have not lost weight, in fact, it looks like I have gained a pound since Thursday's weigh in.  I think I might cry.  I do not want a plateau.  I don't "do" plateaus.  Then I watch that "Losing it with Jillian" show on TV on Sunday.  So there's this lady who wants to run her first 5k, and she manages to lose 32 freaking pounds in 6 weeks, training for the race!  That takes me a 3/4 of a year!  I was yelling at the TV... I seriously was, ask my husband.  I hate when they show these things on TV.  Am I the only person in the world that finds that discouraging rather than inspiring?
  • Feeling stressed, about lots of non-weight related things.

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  1. I lost the first 40 lbs really fast. Since then, I've been gaining and losing the same 5 lbs for a month and a half now. It's frustrating isn't it?

    Boys sizes? NICE!!

  2. I get the discouragement that comes from seeing others lose faster than I am. Even when I am checking out other bloggers, I sometimes wonder what the hell is wrong with me.

  3. Just focus on the highs. :)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I just tagged you on a new post. Come see.


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