Monday, February 21, 2011

Death sucks, but I ran for 8 minutes!

Last week I was in a funk and didn't feel like checking in. Death does that to you. For the second time in three years I helped a grade school friend bury their mother. I don't think I'll ever be ready to lose my parents, but these women sure the hell shouldn't be dying in their 60's leaving grandbabies that they couldn't wait to arrive and then to be robbed by only having a brief few months/years with. This time it was a woman who bravely fought cancer for over 20 years. She isn't in pain anymore and for that I'm thankful. And it while it may not have been the most reverent way to send her off, trust me to say it was fitting when I went after the wake with my sister and brother and drank to her honor and went out for a few more drinks with my best friends of 30 years, my sister and my dad to toast her again after her funeral.

A pretty somber way to start my McFatty Monday post, but if nothing else let it be a reminder to be nice to your mom.

Back to McFatty. Four weeks on Nutrisystem and I'm down 8lbs even! There was a bit of a set back while I was going through my funk, but I'm pleased. What I'm super-duper thrilled with is the fact that even during my funk I stuck with the C25K program. I just finished Week 5, Day 2 which means that I ran (ok, maybe it's more of a trot) for 8 minutes straight. And not once, but TWICE! I have started this program multiple times and this is the first time I made it to week 4 and now I'm halfway through week 5! Holy shit! I'm going to do it this time! (can't lie though, I'm petrified of W5D3 which is 20 minutes straight of running)

So in summary death sucks. Love your momma. Nurtrisystem rocks. And I'm going to finish the C25K program!

Until next week.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Second Week on NutriSystem and another loss!

What a week! My husband was away, we got hit with another snowstorm and I got called into a bunch of early-evening meetings that required me to walk around the first floor of my house in circles while carrying my son because it was his cranky time of night while on a conference call and praying that every time I un-muted the phone to speak that neither the dog or the baby would make a noise. Ugh!!!!!!!!

And I almost forgot! We lost power and I had to experience changing a diaper by flashlight!

This was totally the week I wanted to order take-out Chinese/Thai/Subs/Pizza/whatever! My stress level was off the chart and I needed comfort food! But you know what? I didn't really need. Did I want it? Hell to the yes! [huh. I'm not sure that writes as well as it sounds when I say it in my head...] But I didn't need it. This was my second week of NutriSystem and I was determined to see it through. So I ate my pre-packaged meals with salads, fruits, dairy and proteins. I completed week 2 of C25K and started week three. I drank water -- not all of it every day, but I made a good effort and I shoveled. What does shoveling have to do with any of it? Well it's exercise, but other than that I just wanted to say I did it because it sucked and for all my effort we were still left with ice on the drive and walkways!

And I saw results.

I know I won't see results every week, but I won't lie. It was nice to get it as a confidence boost this week. I lost 3.4 lbs, bringing my two week total to 6lbs! I'm so very excited! And I can already start to notice a difference in my pants already! NutriSystem probably isn't for everyone, but it's working really well for me so far and I think the C25K program is a great compliment. I'm confident that if I stick with both of them I'm really going to see some great results.

Until next week...