Saturday, September 08, 2007

Just when I was thinking. . .

I have really messed up with my weightloss and cannot believe how I let myself go, I get an email from a friend I met online about a year ago that said, "Hi Melissa. I just wanted to say Hi. I'm doing my first triathlon on September 30th because of you. I like the new look of your blog. Email me with any last minute Tri advice. I miss you." Thanks so much for the email, Rita. It really helped me to see that I have still come a long way even though I've hit some bumps in the road of my weightloss journey. My weight watcher leader just said today that it's all about the compass and not the clock. It's not about how long it takes you to lose the weight, but what direction you are heading. He is going to give us little compasses next week. I thought that was cool and gave me new perspective.

Also, this week I was reading my Bible and reading a book called Prayer Walking. The author kept referring to God as her personal trainer. I thought, WOW, that is really a cool concept. I have been trying to do this for so long on my own and it hasn't been working, so I dedicated my healthy lifestyle makeover then and there to God. I have had an excellent week. I am excited to see where this is going to go. I am mentally renewed, motivated, and can feel the momentum towards an awesome outcome.

I had weight watchers today. I gained 2.2 pounds since I was there three weeks ago. That would have bugged me last week, but with my new outlook on my whole lifestyle change, I'm ok with that. I will let you know how my weigh in goes next week. I have also decided to take a HUGE step today. This will not be easy, but I need to do this. I'm going to be posting my weight on here. It's not really for those of you who read this, but as an accountability to myself. I have always hid how much I weigh and if I see it on my blog every week it will hold me accountable each week to eat less and move more. :-)

Rita, look at a lot of the blogs that I have links to on the right hand side of the blog. There is a lot of great motivation, inspiration, and advice about Triathlons. Once you click on those links look at the links they have listed. There is a whole great Tri Community there. Put some comments on their blogs and they will email you in a heartbeat. Also, Go to for last minute Tri advice.

My weight as of today is 306. You'll see a lighter number next week gauranteed.

Events coming up:
Sept. 30th- Apple Cider Century where Darlene and I will be riding 25 miles.
October 20th- Halloween 5K
November- Turkey Trot, Bike Ride on the Tollway, and Stair Climb up the Sears Tower in Chicago.

Goals (short term)
-By my October 5k lose 10 pounds
-Do my October 5k in 50-55 minutes

Goals (long term)
-Lose 40-50 pounds by the time I student teach in January
- Do three sprint triathlons Summer of 2008
-be able to run the 5k's at the end of my triathlons
-read through the Bible by May of 2008 when I graduate



Duane said...

Hi Melissa! I an=m so glad you commented cuz I am going to love blogging with you! I just got mach from my race and I'm pooped but I will be back to visit shortly!

Take care,

kelly b said...

Keep your head up, chica! Jordan is about to be home for the off season and I am going to get my butt kicked at the gym! I've had a good week (because I haven't worked). We just got back from Boston today which was awesome. I'm back to work at 7 am monday morning, yuck! Works been good, but we'll see if my employees have trashed my place while I've been gone! Fingers crossed! Call us anytime. We miss you!

Siren said...

Your new way of looking at things is quite similar to what finally worked for me. It finally sunk in that it doesn't matter what the scale says today or next week... what matters is what it says a year or two or five from now. THAT'S what gets me through the tough days, when I get bummed about it creeping up two or three pounds. I know overall we're doing what's necessary to see it far lower in the not-so-distant future.
Keep it up sweetie! You're doing great!

Mommymeepa said...

Thanks everyone for your encouragement. Things are going great this week. I haven't been tempted much this week and it's not even a willpower thing. It's like the desire is gone. It's great!! Thanks for your support.