Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Extreme Makeover:Me Edition

Well, here it is Wednesday again and I barely made it in under-weight! I didn't eat or exercise the best over memorial day, so I'm only down a little over 1/2 pound...but I'll take it over a gain which is what I was worried about!

Poor Amber's having a rough time recovering from her wisdom teeth surgery, so head on over and give her some love!

The times I DID exercise this past week, I have been able to increase my "jogging interval" that I do at the end of my workout to a pace of 4 mph. Not very fast, but it's definitely helping me get conditioned to be able to up the speed and increase the amount of time I spend jogging. And I can totally feel a difference.

When I've been in the school (kids' school) these past couple of weeks, I have gotten several comments on the fact that I look like I'm losing weight. HALLELUJAH! I love when it' get's to the point that people actually start to notice, it's like your effort is finally starting to pay off! And it keeps you motivated to lose more!

Since there is no question from Amber this week, I thought I'd share a humerous workout story! Warning...some people, particularly animal lovers may not find this story as funny as I do...if not I apologize in advance!

Before I got pregnant with Monkey, I used to go running every morning with some ladies in my neighborhood. Our route took us along a back road that ran behind some townhomes and apartments. One morning we had to run into the road a little bit to avoid stepping on a poor dead cat that had been hit by a car, and was on the side of the road.

The next morning as we ran past that same spot, we noticed that the cat had not been removed, but someone had taken the time to put up a spray painted sign that said "Free Cat" with an arrow pointing down.

Now I know that the person who did this is slightly morbid and has way too much time on their hands...but is it bad that I laughed hysterically?

This week I plan on exercising 6 times, and am hoping to increase the amount of time I jog on the treadmill instead of walk. I also need to get back to drinking TONS of water. I'd like to start working on my abdominals as well.

How are YOU doing?

"May laughter fill your home, relieve your stress, and strengthen your friendships. Do not let a day go by without laughing; it is good for your health."
~Catherine Pulsifer, from Seven Gifts To Give To A Friend


Small House said...

Wait to go~ I've been trying to loose weight, and it's not happening! HOWEVER...It would help if I moved more, don't you think?


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

ROFLMAO is insufficient for your cat story. I will write it out:
(This comment will also serve as my EMME post for this week, since laugh is all I have manged to get done recently.)

kimert said...

Keep up the great work!!! :)

Sugarplum Garters said...

It feels so awesome when other people notice changes in your body {as long as those changes are good!}! Congrats!

Good luck this week!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I had to laugh.

Read my blog today to find out how I'm doing. ;)

shortmama said...

Hilarious! It is not bad that you laughed hysterically because I did too! Good job this week!

Unknown said...

That was funny! We seen a dead animal on the side of the road with a beer can in its paws. That was super funny!

Congrats on losing weight --I know it makes you feel wonderful.
I so need to start walking and running again. TFS

Mama Nut said...

Good job! That is the best feeling when other people start to notice your hard work!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! You can do it!

I'd been doing good...lost 5 pounds in a month and now I feel like I plateud...blah

Amy said...

You are doing great. I loved your story. It made me laugh.

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Anonymous said...

Congrats on your weight loss success, that is awesome!
And I found your cat story hysterical!!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is awesome that people are starting to notice!

Poor cat...that was pretty funny. I bet not to the owners though.

I like the quote too!

Jen said...

We have two beloved cats. . . .but I laughed at your story because they weren't ours. (ha ha - just kidding, sort of). That IS funny for those of us with a slightly bent sense of humor.

Keep it up - it's a great motivator that people are noticing you're losing weight - yahoo!

Sara said...

CONGRATS on the weight loss!!!!
Good luck with the excercise, I got the go ahead from my doctor today, I am healed from the stitches and can now exercise, yeah:)
I am excited to join the group:)
Have a great day

Lynn said...

That story is a HOOT!! Glad to hear you did not gain...and how rewarding for people to notice! That is the BEST feeling.

Jen @ said...

Hi Xazmin!
Great job - it makes such a difference when people notice, don't you think? And your story was hilarious!


onegirliegirl said...

Just so you know, my one and only cat was killed by a car {when I was 19}...and I am laughing my ass off on the free cat sign!! I wish someone had done that. Really. Laughing. My. Ass. Off!!

It's such a boost when people start noticing you've lost weight!! Keep it up girl!!

xoxo ~Lisa

Jenny said...

That story is hilarious!

Great job on your weight loss and getting compliments! That is awesome.

Remember when I was able to do 30 something floors on the stair stepper the other week? Well, I don't know what I was on that day, but I can barely do 10 lately!

Connie said...

You are doing great! I truly believe that making small changes gradually is what makes them a habit.

Story? Hilarious!

And it was good to see Vivienne's post here in your comments! ;)

J.J. said...

Yea for the half pound! I am looking forward to hearing about your 6 days of working out next week!!

I finally got around to posting my EM:ME...and checking out all the posts...better late than never!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

It sounds like you are still doing a great job. I didn't do so great over Memorial weekend either. I love that you exercise 6 days a week. It's totally inspiring. Hubby said he was going to watch the kids for me so I can go exercise when he gets home. I got on the treadmill today and I felt great when I was done. Can't wait to do it again tomorrow. Have a great week!!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

ps....I am hoping to be able to do EMME next week. I'm still keeping up with it even if I haven't played. I love EMME


Love the cat story....I start my makeover today. I am nervous. I don't want to be a supermodel thin person...I just want to be a healthy active one. Wish me luck. Your efforts are what inspired me to get started and quit saying...Monday.

jennykate77 said...

LOLing at the cat story...sad, but oh-so-funny.

Holidays and weekends are my hardest time to be good. So, I say if you can at least maintain through those times you're doing AWESOME...and if you still manage to lose (even a little), you're kickin' butt!!

Hope you've been having a great week!

Sturgmom said...

The cat thing? Totally my sense of humor!

How am I doing? Well, I've been going to Pilates, but I'm getting bored with it. Once I'm out for the summer, I'll work out at least 4 days a week! Can't wait to start dropping pounds!

Shawn said...

The reason you didn't have a big loss this week is because Gods punishing you for having a sick sense of humor!

JK, I am a huge animal lover and as sick as that was it is a bit funny...I guess

kado! said...

Laughter IS a great medicine!