Day 164 (04.23.14) Weigh in Wednesday


  1. Get moving: Today I burned 1,468 calories.  Today I hiked 1.44 miles with my pack on, walked 1 mile on the treadmill, and played basketball for 30 minutes.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,459 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000): $200

Today was weigh in day, I thought that it would be worse than it was.  Today I weighed in at 310.8 pounds.  I’ve lost 1.4 pound since last week, not to shabby if you ask me!! I didn’t over eat today!!!! I’m so happy I made my goals today, I didn’t over eat and I didn’t work out to much! I need a break from life this week, it’s been a long week already and it’s only Wednesday.  Tomorrow I am going to see exactly how off my scale is, Today I was on a full stomach when I tested it against the original scale so results varied quite greatly.  What I did find out was that my scale is off by at least 4 pounds in my favor.  If my scale is truly that wrong I could be weighing in at less than 300 this week.

Day 163 (04.22.14) Anxiety

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 2,871 calories.  Today I hiked 8.14 miles with my pack on.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,852 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

Got up early this morning and hiked with Katey we went to two different trails and hiked.  It was good to get the blood pumping so early. Went 8.14 miles with my pack on, my pack feels good on my back I was surprised how easy it’s becoming.  I’m trying to decide if my scale is actually working correctly tomorrow I plan on weigh in a my old work place where I weighed in at in the beginning.  I hope that my scale isn’t broken but I do at the same time. I want to have an accurate scale but I would like to find out that I have lost more than it has told me.  I was doing great today on not over eating but then I ate 2 pieces of angel food cake trying to fight an anxiety attack.  Before work today I had an anxiety attack out of no where, I don’t know what caused it but it’s the first one I’ve had in a very long time.  Later in the night after I was done eating for the day and almost done with this blog I had another one coming on so ate the angel food cake then cleaned for a bit, I know I have only postponed the inevitable as I still feel it coming but better when I can be alone then with my friends around.  I wasn’t going to post about the anxiety attacks today but decided that if I’m going to be honest here I have to be honest about everything.

Day 162 (04.21.14)

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 2,757 calories.  Walked 4 miles, went 2.10 miles on the elliptical, and hiked 1.62 miles with my pack.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 2,053 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

Today was a bad eating day, while worked off more than I ate I feel sluggish and heavy today.  I need to get back on the wagon hard core! I need to get back to eating cleaner! I plan on grocery shopping on Saturday so hopefully I’ll get some foods that are better for me.  Tomorrow I have plans to hike early in the morning with Katey, it’s been almost 2 weeks since I saw her and I can’t wait to catch up and get our hike on! Tomorrow night we are getting together to have dinner after I get off work, I’m trying to get more protein into my diet  but thats proving difficult without over eating my calories.  Tomorrow is a new day to start again and eat better!! I also need to get back to eating breakfast, lately I have been in to much of a rush to eat breakfast, I need to start getting up early again and getting some food in me before work.  I am recommitting to being better, it’s not that I need to workout more I’m good there what I really need is to watch what I eat more.

Day 161 (04.20.14) Sibley State Park

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 1,756 calories.  I hiked just over 3.5 miles with my pack today!
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,794 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

It felt great to get onto a new trail today!  Sibley State Park had some amazing hills, Mount Tom has great views.  Holly and her sister both hiked with me! It was a great morning hiking and amazing conversations! Today was also Easter so we had a big lunch, holidays always the worst for over eating.

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Day 160 (04.19.14) I can’t believe it’s been 160 days!

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 2,929 calories.  I hiked 3.15 miles with my pack, biked 3.7 miles, and walked 3.6 miles.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,491 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

Spending the weekend with my in-laws, this always means many yummy foods.  My mother-in-law made this amazing chicken enchilada bake, it was hard not to eat the whole pan.  My sister-in-law made puff corn with almond bark and sprinkles, its going to be a tough weekend.  Lately I’ve been focusing on the guilt from over eating instead of focusing on how good it feels on days that I don’t over eat.  Today I hike on the Glacial Lakes State Trail, its all paved which isn’t ideal but tomorrow I plan to hike a loop 5 mile that includes a fairly large hill.  My sister-in-law is planning on hiking it with me, I’m excited to see yet another state park!  I feel full and content which doesn’t happen often without over eating.  We are going to dye eggs tonight which means hard boiled eggs for breakfast! I love hard boiled eggs and it’s a good way to get protein!

Day 159 (04.18.14) Glad to be home

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 3,443 calories.  I went 6.1 miles on the elliptical and walked 5.4 miles.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,499 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

Yep on calorie under my goal!!! it took a lot of effort but I managed to not over eat today! Today I went to my nieces Frozen themed birthday party it was amazing!! Seeing my family was great, I love seeing my sisters! They are the most intelligent, funny, sarcastic, beautiful women I know! I wish we were all here to hang out! I want some good old sister time!  I had Papa John’s pizza tonight, it was a big party, there was no way my sister could make enough pizza to feed everyone! She did carrots (Olaf’s nose), pretzel sticks (Sven’s antlers) and Blue Jello squares (Kristoff’s ice), it was a great theme and they did amazing things with it! It was a great day to get some mileage in I’m hoping tomorrow and Sunday to get out with my pack on!  I’ve spent the last two nights at work so I’m headed to bed, you don’t know how great your own bed is until you are away!

Day 158 (04.17.14) Need to eat less!!

  1. Get moving: Today I burned 1,969 calories.  I walked 4.70 miles and shoveled.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,751 calories.
  3. Saving money ($5,000):$200

Ok so this is weird to write about and only because society says I should be enbarrassed about it (and my dad reads this).  Lets call it a “condition*”, so no one has to get weirded out here, doctors refer to it as my mentraul cycle. Well it started on Tuesday, thats why I had a small weight gain.  I weighed myself on Monday and weighed 309 and again today I weighed 310, the first day of my period I always have a really high weight, it so happens that the first day of my period has fallen on a Wednesday for the last few months. Thats why I’m not worried about my last weigh in.  This “condition” (being female, LOL) also causes me to want to eat everything in sight, I have been trying to avoid it but sometimes a body just wants what it wants.  I’m looking forward to sometime with my family tomorrow and Holly’s family this weekend.  My sister makes a wicked good pizza so I have already added it to myfitnesspal so I make sure I have the calories to enjoy it.  I hate feeling guilty about over eating but I’m trying really hard and when I over eat I feel like a failure! I’m so close to half way I can taste it and I need to stop tasting food every 5 minutes to get there.  Tomorrow I will be focused and I will NOT go over 1,500 calories!


*Please note that I am being sarcasitic when refering to my period as a condition, Having a period is a natural thing that happens to my body, I will not be ashamed of it!!