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Jen Weighs in and Ponders 120s

I tried to write my subject like a news headline today. It kind of failed.

I weighed in today and lost two pounds! I'm very happy about that, especially considering the wedding Saturday...and the half jar of pumpkin butter that mysteriously disappeared since. But I'm proud of my loss, even though I'm only a little below where I started a couple weeks ago. No matter - moving forward.

I'm realizing something, and maybe those of you who have followed my journey for a while have picked up on it as well. I am getting afraid of that 120s line again. Last year when I was training for my first half marathon, I went through the same thing. I still have this issue - where the 120s are scary, and when I attain them, I'm allowed to get lazy and give up.

People tell me, "Well, maybe you're at your comfortable weight." Lol gurl, no. When I was running three times a week and eating healthy, my weight was going down consistently. When I started dating Josh and stopped working out consistently and started going out to eat a lot again, THAT'S when it stopped - not randomly because my body just stopped losing. But lately, it's like, when I see 129, I psych myself out...and I honestly don't know why. I have no clue why I'm so scared to charge forward full speed. If I ever get to 140, it's so easy to focus. The weight comes off a little easier there, but I also give it so much more effort. I need 130 to be my new 140. There has to be some way to flip that switch in my brain.

Maybe inside, since I have never gotten there, I just honestly believe that I can't. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to allow myself to see into the murky unknown, I'd love to hear them. I'd like to get under 130 next week, and I really don't want to have to sacrifice that because of my own fear and insecurities. Help a sister out!

Blake, Katlyn, and Mels are hosting a Passover Seder Friday night. Luckily I know what is on the menu: brisket, chicken, matzo ball soup, asparagus, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fruit salad, wine, aaaand...mint brownies. Which I LOVE and will definitely have one of (but I am determined to make it just the one!). I asked Mels to please resist drowning the vegetables in butter/oil and putting the fruit in any kind of sugary juice, so hopefully I get my wish, haha. But I have some healthy choices, so I'm not too worried. Plus, I am aiming to earn 20-25 APP this week, so there's no reason I shouldn't be under 130 next week. Unless I sabotage myself, which I am really going to work on this week. I should actually probably seriously start taking up yoga.

The Seder is really my only foreseeable challenge this week, thankfully. My next few weekends are pretty free (read: devoid of huge events where I will be surrounded - nay, bombarded - by delicious food), aside from races. Which not only distract me from food, but themselves contribute positively to my fitness goals. I have THREE races this month: the Corporate 5K (a week from tomorrow), the Earth Day 12K on the 21st, and the Run for the Trees 5K the 28th. I haven't signed up for the latter yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it. We'll see. I may scrap that and do a long run that day instead, since I fly out to see my family early the next morning and my amount of time/resources will be more limited in New Orleans.

Speaking of races, Katlyn is amazing and is going to put my marathon cost on her Disney credit card tonight, so I get a discount/early registration and she racks up Disney Dollars. Woohoo! $135 instead of $150. $15 is $15, man.

I'm nervous! Once I pay, that's it - I'm locked in. Done. Stuck. Fated. Ugh.

Quick NSV before I go - my work ordered in lasagna for lunch and I resisted and ate my salad and yogurt. Sup. GTFO CHEESY, ARTERY-CLOGGING PASTA DISH.

This is going to be quite a year. Hopefully I'll be laughing about my 130s mindset in a few months' time.


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Apr. 4th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Man I need a Disney CC. Not looking forward to the $320 Goofy price tag next week :-/

You can do both, run the race and run long ;) just run some miles before/after. I would ofer to run with you buy I'll be biking there. But if you want a PR you should run at least 1 very easy mile to warm up before. The race is point to point so we usually walk or run back instead of waiting for the bus.
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
I am glad I can get you a bit of a discount! $320 is extremely steep. D:

Hm I may. If my work offers to pay for it, I'll do it. Otherwise probably not. I have enough races coming up, so I'll save the money if I can. My bank account is so sad lately, and I have to buy headphones, new shoes, pay for the Galloway program, etc. soon. Ugh.
Apr. 4th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
First off, congratulations on the loss this week! Definitely an inspiration, to lose that much after attending a wedding!

Hmm, as for suggestions as to how to break your 120s barrier...my only suggestion is to just keep doing what you're doing. Stay away from the scale for a week, and just keep tracking, keep exercising, keep plugging away at it, with NO distractions. That's how I managed to break out the 160s last year and get into the 150s. And you know what? It worked. I was in the 150s until I started disregarding healthy eating. Now those 150s don't seem so magical or elusive to me anymore, because I KNOW I can get into them, and the 140s after that, and the 130s after that. I know HOW to do it, the question here is am I willing to do what it takes? Today the answer is yes.

Perhaps just try thinking about that every day, every morning, at every meal. "Am I willing to do what it takes to get where I want to be?" If the number freaks you out (like saying, "The 120s!" constantly makes you feel like you'll jinx it), then don't say it. Just visualize your goal, and ask yourself if you're willing to do what it takes to get there.

I don't fall for that comfortable weight thing, either. The 160s story aside, back when I was at my skinniest, I had a mental block about reaching the 130s. I'd managed to do it several times, but then I ALWAYS gained some weight back to bring me back up into the 130s. People suggested that maybe that's where my body's normal "comfort weight" was. Um, no, what happened was that instead of eating like I had been eating all those weeks leading up to the 130s, I got totally off track, stopped tracking all together, or just went crazy and didn't give a shit. That's not my body protesting that I'm at some magical ~*comfort weight*~; that's me falling flat on my face every time. If I had been doing everything exactly the same, only to have my body reach a plateau, then I'd buy into that comfort weight nonsense. But for ME, PERSONALLY? No. Likewise, for you, PERSONALLY, the 130s are not your comfort weight.

Just to reiterate everything you've already said. :P

Jen, you are AMAZING for doing all those races this month! AND you'll be fine with the marathon! Training is starting soonish (June, right?), and all those races will help keep you in a runner's mindset!

KUDOS for forgoing the lasagna, too. Artery-clogging, indeed!

LOVE YOU! Keep up being a badass! ♥

Apr. 5th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! I mean really I just undid my birthday gain and bachelorette-weekend gain (a little less than what I gained, but shhh), but it's better than maintaining or losing, so I'll take it! Lol.

That is a really good strategy...and the staying-away-from-the-scale part will most likely be crucial for me, as well. I'll need to take it day by day, and the important part will have to be the actions and the change in habit for lifelong stability, NOT the number. The number scares me, so I need to find a way to let it be on the back burner for a while instead of the driving force. Following the program needs to be the driving force, and if the number comes down, so be it.

YES EXACTLY, lol we are brain twins bb. Girl you got into the 140s recently ahhhh YOU WILL DO IT AGAIN, just as I will get into the 120s again. We are doing this. WE. ARE.

Aw thank you! I think I will likely end up skipping the 5K at the end of the month, but I'm excited for the other two. The summer will be fairly devoid of races, I think, because it's just too damn hot. There is one my work does every year at the end of July though. And I love that race because their t-shirts are the BEST. Lol! Josh loves them. They are the softest material, I can't help myself. xD

Anyway, tangent. Thanks bb I'm glad I resisted. It looked good, too. I had more matzo ball soup for dinner though. Sodium ahoy. But it was filling and delicious, and I'm OP for the day!

Muah! ♥ How did you do today? I always cheer internally when I see your posts on MFP! So proud. ♥
Apr. 5th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
It doesn't matter; a loss is a loss, even if you're undoing previous damage (I speak from personal experience -- and from having you tell me that those 30+ lbs I put on last year don't matter because I'm taking them off now, chipping away at them each week! ♥). Shall I remind you again about wedding food? Buffets? Alcohol? How about how you tackled ALL THREE of those challenges? ♥ I really am proud of you. I know weekends are tough for you as is, so to come back, kicking and thrashing about, not even settling to just maintain, but to LOSE! You are a superhero right now, bb.

I don't like to weigh myself more than maybe twice a week, always at least three or four days away from when I last weighed myself, but that's just ME. Some people need that reassurance (or horror) every day. I'm not sure how accurate those daily readings are, particularly in regards to fluctuating hormones, water weight, etc. Here's kind of an interesting thread regarding daily weighing, through MyFitnessPal, actually:


I guess it really depends on the person. If it's a tool that you use that you think works for you, then don't give it up. Maybe you need to see the 120s creep upon you unexpectedly, like, "OMG, I'm 129.4 today! WOOOO!" Just don't let that lure you into a false sense of security, AND don't let any "gains" lure you into a false sense of failure, either. Whatever you see, should you chose to step on the scale every day, don't react to it, and don't let it distract your focus. You CAN break into the 120s by just doing what you've been doing, so remember that.

I know! It frustrates me beyond belief that one year ago from now, I weighed in at 150.5. I got down to 149.2 the last week of April, and that was the end of my 140s. I know that I'm only twelve pounds up from where I was, which is A LOT better than being 31 pounds up (which was where I was in January), but those twelve pounds, if I lose a pound per week, will take me THREE MONTHS to lose. That'll put me back at 150 by the end of JUNE, UGH. But on the other hand, I've accepted that I'm going to be taking the long and winding road, and I'm going to grit my teeth and enjoy the view, dammit. I know that having it take me longer to get there is truly a blessing, because it really reinforces the idea that this is NOT a quick fix. This is something I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life, and while it was awesome to lose twelve pounds in the first five weeks, losing almost seven pounds in the following five weeks was respectable, too.

But digressing from that tangent, YES, WE ARE DOING THIS. WE ARE.

If you're training for your marathon this summer, than you don't need all of the other races; you've already committed to something that's going to be challenging, and you're up for it!

Yeah, the sodium can stand to the left with the haters, because I'm not cutting it out anymore. I mean, I'll consider it, but being OP and satisfied is too important to me to sacrifice foods that are low in pp that I LOVE (like my 1 pp for 2 oz of fat free ham! SODIUM, BE DAMNED!).

I did well! WW said I was at zero, and MFP said I'm over (probably the fruit I turned to instead of the cheese and crackers/ice cream/etc.), but considering the dinner party Tuesday, I can't complain ONE bit. As for today, well, Dolores (my boss) left us little Easter gift bags in our mailboxes at work, full of Easter Reese's cups, Butterfinger eggs, etc. They also had a wonderful frosted cut out egg, with decorative light blue frosting on it. I totally ate it, and counted it as five pp. I'm going home with only five pp left, but I figure I can have a ham sandwich on WW bread (3 pp), a cup of pineapple, and a WW ice cream sandwich (2 pp). Or if I really need something filling, I can forgo the ice cream and have a salad with 1 Tbsp. of dressing and 1/8 cup of cheese sprinkled on it. Add some cherry tomatoes and I am golden!

How did your night go? ♥ MUAH! Love you, too! And thanks for being proud of me. I'm just as proud of you, sweetie.

Edited at 2012-04-05 09:37 am (UTC)
Apr. 12th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
I am such a late-commenting ho and I apologize, but I promise I did read this when you originally wrote it, lol.

You seem like you're keeping a really good balance, bb. Like, you ate that awesome-sounding egg and then were like BAM MAYBE I'LL HAVE A GD SALAD FOR DINNER BECAUSE I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THAT CHOCOLATE-LADEN TREAT. That is dedication. ♥ Lately I've been of the "LOL JEN, MEET DOWNWARD SPIRAL" mindset, and I need to GTFO of that. Would you be weirded out if I printed a photo of you and magneted it to my fridge? The look on Josh's face would be worth it, I assure you, lollllll.

Anywaaay that is an interesting thread about the daily weighing in. Honestly I think it works for me, but my friend Katy below made a good point too that maybe my focus is too much on the number instead of the behavior, with the weighing in every day. Like if my weight hasn't changed much after binging, right now I'm like, "Oh, I didn't gain, so whatever!" But what I really should be saying is, "Man, that affected my body badly. I should learn from this and move forward in a different direction." I think I will try to stay off the scale from this point until my next weigh-in and see how that helps me.

I am SO happy you see the gradual losses that way - that is the mark of someone dedicated to a healthy lifestyle as opposed to someone who just wants to lose weight, and I am loving it! Balance balance balance.

I want to be under 130 so bad. I think we are going out after the race tonight, so I'll have to be good because I have to drive home - maybe have one drink. This weekend Josh and I are going to Jacksonville for a concert and to see his family soooo...we'll see how that goes. I want to eat right and be able to come back to Orlando with WAPP left in my bank.

I love youuu!
Apr. 13th, 2012 08:12 am (UTC)
Don't fret! That's the nice thing about El Jay -- we can always get back to the conversation at a later time! It's not buried, like on Spacebook.

Haha, I'm like, "I ate an egg?!" Oh, it was a cutout cookie shaped like an egg. My bad. :D You're probably like, "A frosted egg? They eat some STRANGE SHIT in Buffalo!" But yeah, I enjoyed the frosting and the whole damn cookie, and I had a salad when I got home. It was awesome.

Aw, I'm sorry about the downward spiral mindset. I would NOT be weirded out, no! You have your choice of FB pictures, and a gallery of mostly me pictures here: http://pics.livejournal.com/celestialcure/gallery/0000efqq Take a picture of me on your fridge! Haha, and the look on Josh's face. He'd BETTER not draw a mustache on me!

Again, I think it's different for everyone. Half of those replies were, "Yeah, weighing every day works for me because of x, y, and z," and the other half of those comments were basically, "No, it's obsessive, and I don't like it because of a, b, and c." But your friend Katy made a good point, too. Maybe try a weekly weigh-in for...well, a week (:P), and see how it goes. See your your attitude changes, and if you're focusing on other things besides the number on the scale. That's what I'm doing, so when I get less than a pound loss, I'm still like, "Well, I ate this instead of that, and overall this week was still a success because of blah blah blah..."

Yeah. I'm there for the long run, so to speak, so I might as well just sit back and enjoy the view. I mean, I'd love to lose three pounds a week, but with my caloric intake and my lack of exercise, I know it isn't going to happen. I'm very zen about it now, actually, even if it takes me ten weeks to drop another ten pounds.

Make that your goal! Write down, "I will come back from Jacksonville with WAPP left in my bank!" Even if it's just one or two. Write it down, make it real, keep it by your bathroom mirror where you'll see it every day. You CAN do this. I have faith in you, sweetie. ♥ LOVE YOU!
Apr. 13th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
True! I have been slacking on this blog this week in general. Maybe because I've been making shitty food decisions. Maybe I'm just lazy.

Oh no I knew it was just an egg-shaped treat, lol. Sorry, I can't communicate properly.

SO MANY SEXY LAURA PICS. I think this is one of my faves of you ever. So come-hither. And I loooove the hair. This is another one of my faves. Also, GURL, I have never seen this one, when was it!? It is super hot! I may pin either that one, or this one. SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM, AHHHH haha you're just hot. Josh will be like, WTF is Laura doing on my fridge, lolll. Especially because there is absolutely nothing else on there. Win. I want to do it for his reaction alone, tbh.

Yeah it's very true, re: it being different for everyone. I already forgot I promised myself I'd stay off the scale and I got on this morning. Bad idea, considering I went out last night after the race and had two beers, a cup of seafood chowder, five onion rings, a few chips, and half an order of bangers & mash. Fail. But I counted every last bit. I have 15 WAPP left (after my workout tonight), and I went out for lunch with Josh today so I should have 10 WAPP left by the end of the night...if I manage not to be a psycho. I am going to try really hard.

I'm so happy about that! You are being realistic, healthy, and thinking long-term. Signs of someone whose efforts will stick throughout life. You have the mindset and the tools and everything you need. To be honest I'd rather struggle a little with food now and learn the habits early. There are a lot of people who are naturally thin no matter what they eat, and by the time their metabolism catches up they're already so set in their ways, have a family to take care of, etc. that they just let themselves go. You and I know better and are instilling these values now so we can live long, happy, and healthy lives!

Oh man. That is a good idea. Considering last night's cray cray (my boss bought, I couldn't say no, ugh, OK I could've but I didn't), I wonder if I'll be able to pull that one off. We shall see.

Love you too. ♥ I miss you a lot, by the way. I wish I could pull off a trip to Buffalo this year. :[
Apr. 14th, 2012 07:57 am (UTC)
Get back to the blog! Well, when you get back from Jacksonville, that is. Confess all your food sins as of late; you'll feel better, and that sense of accountability to your readers (because we're all so hard on you ;D) will help. I don't like to talk about my weight/food/eating issues when I'm doing poorly. That's how you can tell if I'm not doing well -- if I don't talk about it at all, which is funny, because that's probably the time that I need to talk about it MORE: get help, get advice, get a stern talking to! Whatever it takes. So blog, even if you don't feel like, even if you have to make time just to do a simple bullet-point update like this:

+ I ate this
+ I ate that
+ I did this
+ I didn't do that
+ This was my weight
+ I'm trying my hardest
+ This is my plan to turn this around

You'll get comments, open a dialog (with many different people, judging by the SHEER NUMBER of comments you get to your entries -- your replies excluded), and it'll help you stay on track.

It was my ONLY egg-shaped treat this Easter! I should get some naked MJ/RDJ because I could LIVE OFF OF Cadbury Creme Eggs for the rest of my life, seriously, and EVERY TIME I passed by the bin of them at the supermarket (particularly two days after Easter when I was grocery shopping and ALL of the Easter candy was on clearance), I resisted. Last year I KNOW I had some (I think they're 5 PP on the new system?). SO SEX FOR ME.

LOL my tangent about Cadbury Creme Eggs. I win.

OMG, that first one was when I was on my downward (upward?) spiral to being 220 lbs. I was about 175 there, and miserable. That's April of 2008, RIGHT before I left Public Health and started working at ECMC! That's when I snipped all my hair off!

The second one is a week or so before Lea told me I had flabby legs (her EXACT words). We were preparing for Camp Day at Tim Hortons (where all of the stores raise money to send underprivileged kids to a week-long camp in Canada), and we had a car wash out back, behind the store. Most of the cops, when they'd come to Tim Hortons, would leave their cars running, keys in the engine, doors unlocked (no joke. Apparently running so much shit, like the computer, off of the engine made it hard to start and stop the car time and time again, so they'd just leave it running and figure no one would be stupid enough to steal a police car with GPS in it). Tommy Buck came in and let us wash his car, and after we were done, I climbed in, because the car was on, keys in the engine, door unlocked, and put on his hat, pretending to be a cop. Breaking about 239482497 rules/laws, but he didn't give a shit, and it's not like I instant messaged any of the other cops... ;D

Omg, hahaha! That one is from December of 2004...I was about 140ish there, give or ta--no, well, just give five pounds, and Heather did a naughty photoshoot for me in her room! That was actually a top from Rave, which I hadn't fitted into since...I was twelve, maybe? I got one of those in pink, too, and you can see that here. Of course, you can also see the full extent of my boobs and how low they hang (NOT sexy), and how they basically puff out my shirt and make me look bigger than I am there, which is at 140. This is Heather and me from that New Year's, 2004 into 2005, both at our skinniest weights, both doing WW.

Aw, that last one is from last April, when I got my ModCloth dress! :) This one is from my NYC trip with Dawn last April, arm flab and all, right before my first ever plane ride!

JUST PRINT OUT THEM ALL AND ROTATE THEM THROUGH! Josh will be like, "Um, wasn't there a different picture of Laura on the fridge yesterday...?" and you'll respond with, "No, you must be cray! That's the same one I had up yesterday!" Then you'd change it the following day, and he'd be like, "I KNOW that picture wasn't up yesterday!" You'd respond with, "Baybay, are you cray cray? It was, I swear!" Make him think he's going nuts. XD
Apr. 14th, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
Part two!
That entire sentence just screamed out SODIUM to me, so don't take that number to heart. Bangers and mash? Onion rings? Seafood chowder? Chips? SODIUMMMM. I'm proud of you for counting it -- keep that accountability, good, bad, or ugly! How did you end up doing the rest of the night? Or weekend, since I'm not sure when you're going to get to see/respond to this. ♥

I've become a food hoarder, though! Are you ready for this? In my room, I have (these are all opened, mind you): two bags of Sun Chips (Jalapeno Jack and 6 Grain Medley -- Parmesan and Herb), SIX bags of Snikiddy Snacks (Fries in Original, Ketchup, Bold Buffalo, BBQ, and Cheddar, and a bag of Grilled Cheese Puffs), FOUR boxes of Kellogg's Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion, cheddar, southwest ranch, and sea salt), a bag of Snyder's Veggie Crisps, a box of Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels (one of my all-time favorites, and they're only 3 PP for one!), two boxes of Balconi snack cakes (Tiramisu and Mix Milk flavors), and a buttload of candy/chocolates (none of which are opened, except for a slab of marzipan and a box of Liquorice Allsorts -- I've had exactly ONE PP of each of those, btw, which was 7 grams of marzipan, and two pieces of licorice). In my freezer? I have STACKS UPON STACKS of frozen Lean Cuisines, which I take to work. I also have a box of WW ice cream sandwiches, and a box of Skinny Cow Strawberry Shortcake ice cream sandwiches (4 PP a serving), and FOUR boxes of the WW dessert cups (Key Lime, Chocolate Chip Sundae, Brownie Sundae, and Turtle Sundae -- all at 4 PP a pop).

I'm getting all these snacks and shit, and eating, like, a serving of each maybe once every few weeks (like today I had Sun Chips. Tomorrow I might have an ice cream sandwich instead. Monday morning might be a serving of Snikiddy Fries. Tuesday might be a handful of Liquorice Allsorts, etc.), if that, and usually as part of my "dinner" when I get home, after I have my healthy stuff. But where a bag of Sun Chips used to last me a week, now (partly because I don't plow through them anymore, and partly because, as you can see, I CLEARLY have my choice of snacks) they last me for months. Yes, months. As such, food sort of builds up. At least these are all snacks, and therefore heavily processed, so they should last me forever.

I guess food hoarding is part of enjoying the scenery -- knowing I have a pretty wide selection of "treats" and to pick my daily treat (and I don't mix and match anymore, either. I have chips OR a snack cake OR an ice cream sandwich, etc.), and KNOW that the rest will still be there for me to eat later, tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. It was scary to have that stuff so close at hand, when I've pretty much binged on EVERY SINGLE THING that I have, but now it's empowering to weigh out my chips or marzipan, or take ONE snack cake or ice cream sandwich and leave the rest. And yeah, I do share my stockpile with my mom, too. ♥
Apr. 14th, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
Part three!
There are a lot of people who are naturally thin no matter what they eat, and by the time their metabolism catches up they're already so set in their ways, have a family to take care of, etc. that they just let themselves go. You and I know better and are instilling these values now so we can live long, happy, and healthy lives!

You know, you make an excellent point. I've never really thought about it like that before. Instead of sniveling that we're the unlucky ones because we're not naturally thin, we get to grow and learn that awareness NOW, instead of when we're older.

That's what happened to my mom, actually. She was always naturally thin (she was 88 lbs. when she met my dad when she was 17 years old, no lie), and it wasn't until chemotherapy when she went on steroids and ate what she wanted that she realized she was overweight. She had ordered some size 14s from JC Penny, where my aunt was working at the time, and sent them all back, telling my aunt that they must have been mislabeled, because they didn't fit her! Um, haha. Actually 140 lbs on a 5'2" frame is overweight. Poor mom. But prior to that she NEVER struggled with her weight, even after having me and my brother! She pretty much ate what she wanted, did aerobics in the 70s and 80s, took walks in the 90s, and maintained her weight of 120, plus or minus 5 lbs. Gaining weight like that was a rough wake up call to her, and she was a few years shy of 50 when she joined WW, so it was quite a change for her.

Well, you can try, at least. I know there's going to be lots of food and treats this weekend, so just see what you can do. Maybe try for some extra activity PP with Josh in the sack...

I miss you, too! I know. I already have my vacays booked this year, but I want to visit you too! Maybe next year I'll make a trip down to the South! I have a friend in Virginia I want to meet, and why not hit Orlando while I'm down there? It won't be a long plane ride from VA to FL.

WE SHALL SEE, MY LOVE! Hope you have a great weekend! &hears; MUWAH! I wonder how many comments I'm going to have to split this into to fit...
Apr. 4th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wooot loss! I dance the loss dance...looks a lot like the truffle shuffle. Sorry, I won't do it again.

As for getting past those odd number barriers, I'm no help. The 200lb mark has some springs under it or something for me. :-/

...and I'm with Kitzzy, I need a Disney card.

AND a big cheer for taking the leap! It will be worth it. I promise.

Apr. 4th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
LOL George, I love that graphic. It is so true. For me is after mile 18 that things start to get rough, no matter what. Oh man, I cannot wait to see Jen cross that finish line and help her get there! I love first time marathoners :)
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Aw thank you! ♥ I'm excited to train, but very intimidated and nervous.
Apr. 4th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
And because I never get tired of this ...

I want to make my own version of this during my next marathon lol
Apr. 4th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Don't pants your poop!
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
"HOW DID MY HEART GET A KNIFE!?" This guy is insane haha.
Apr. 5th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
and yea, I will admit, stuff like this is why I have HUGE gopro envy. This and seeing other people HORRIBLE cuts of Spartan racing.
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
LOLLLLLL THE VISUAL. Love it. Love Chunk, love Goonies!

Yeah ugh, I need to figure something out. Something keeps pushing me back and I need to kick its ass.

That is an awesome graphic! Totally pinning it to my Pinterest right now, lol. Thanks for sharing. :o)
Apr. 4th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to break into the 120s too! We can do it :)
Apr. 5th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
YAY, yes we can! ♥
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Apr. 12th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
Hey lady. Late reply is late lol but I'm here!

I do tend to weigh myself every day, I'm cray cray like that. I think you're right though, because I think without that crutch of seeing the number daily, I'll try harder and be more excited about my weigh-ins.

Aw thank you! You can do it! Girl if I can do it, you can, lol. I just hope the training doesn't kill me first. If I'm going to die, I want it to be during the actual race...preferably right after I cross the finish line, but hey, whatevs. Hehe.
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