Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Well today is Wednesday and you know what that means?? Yep, it is Ash Wednesday! What did you think I was going to say?? Okay I am joking, I know what Wednesday means to me and the rest of the poor people who read this blog. So today I weigh a whopping.................................................................................................................................................................................................................
177lbs. Yep, I gained a pound. And Guess what? I DON'T CARE!! I am eating healthy and I am exercising. So the stupid scale can kiss my furry brownish butt.  Okay, it really isn't furry, but I got you thinking, didn't I?? Sorry I am feeling a little rambunctious today. Man you guys are in for it today.  What will this crazy blogger talk about today?

Well let's start with the fact that I don't care what my scale says today and yesterday I about threw it out a window. I think that is a huge transformation for 24 hours. Let me tell you what I learned in 24 hours:

1.) scales stink
2.) scales are the devil
3.) scales are worse than walkers on The Walking Dead
4.) my scale puts me in a bad mood
5.) my pants still feel big on me
6.) I think my double chin is fading away YAY!!
7.) Shin Splints HURT!
9.) I am being too hard on myself.

The biggest one is #8 & 9. I am not a body builder or a person who has been shape all their life.  So what made me think that I could do all this stuff and not have ANY reprocusions from it?? I am not SUPERWOMAN. I think I forget this.  I am not perfect either.  No matter how I word it, I need to realize that I am a work in progress and I can't just put on running shoes and expect to run a half a marathon. Sometimes I have unrealistic goals for myself. Or at least don't give myself the right time frame to get my goals done. So then I get disappointed in myself and I shut down.  That is where I was yesterday.  But then as I started to look at it, I have so much to be proud of.  I am doing P90X!!! HOLY COWS!! I Never thought I would be saying that.  I didn't think I could do it, but I am.  I am eating the healthiest that I have ever ate and I like it! CRAZY! So really I am doing pretty darn awesome. Oh and scales are the devil! So really what was my problem yesterday?? My problem is that I am human.  Even though I have awesome days and a good attitude MOST of the time, I am going to have bad days and I am going to have days where I want to quit. But I need to keep going. , "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim." as Dory says on Finding Nemo. 

People, I have a 2 year old, where do you think I am going to get my quotes from?!?! Plus, I haven't really watched a movie in forever. So you can expect lame quotes from me!!

On another positive note, my shins are starting to feel better. I didn't run last night and took it easy during P90X.  Tonight we are scheduled to do a StretchX and I hoping that will help my recovery too. I read in several articles that you should only increase your running distance by 10%, well I was increasing mine by 100%. I ran 1 mile and then the next time I ran it was 2 miles. So that might have been STUPID! Don't do that people! Next time I run I will be taking it easy.  It isn't worth the pain.

So where does this leave me on my weight loss? Well I was informed by a VERY smart person that my weight should start to come off in month 3 of P90X.  SOOOO I have a ways to go. But that is okay.  I am enjoying P90X and I will slowly add running to my routine. I am okay with that.  I will keep eating like I have been and by month 3 I will look like this:

Okay I am joking.  I will look better than that, duh.  It is P90X folks. I have seen those commercials, I am going to look HOTT! Okay, I am joking. I told you I was feeling rambunctious today.  I don't really have huge expectation of what I will look like. I just want to feel better and maybe one day think about putting on a swim suite again.  If I look like this gal in the picture then I will consider myself lucky and will probably be the next spokes model for P90X!! Once again, probably not going to happen.  But a gal can dream!!

What is there to look forward to now.  I mean seriously, you just read my weigh in post! The rest of the week will probably be blah for ya.  Sorry folks, what is a girl to do? Just JOKING!! Your week probably just got worse from reading this, but hey I didn't force you to read this thing!! But seriously I hope you guys/gals have a good week. And Thanks for yesterday, you guys/gals really know how to pick up a girl when she is down. I love the people who read this blog and I LOVE all your advice and help. I really couldn't keep this up without you. THANK YOU!! And remember to "Just keep swimming!"


  1. I love it, Jessica! I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better about everything today. So, I was at 135.5 today, a loss of 1 lb from last week. That could have been aided by dehydration, though. If not, I'm happy with 1 lb because that's what my weekly goal is. I think I mentioned before that I'd like to lose weight faster, but I just can't stick to it when I go that route.

  2. Jeannine, I am sorry I didn't respond to this earlier! That is awesome that you lost another pound. 135.5 is AWESOME!! I mean that is basically my DREAM weight. So congrats! I love reaching my goals and losing a pound a week is GREAT! Once again congrats on the loss.

  3. Thanks, Jessica! Just remember when I talk about my weight that I'm shorter than you and fairly small-boned, so we're talking apples and oranges. :-) Have a great weekend.

  4. Jeannine, you are shorter than me?? LOL I am joking, I know you are! I do realize that and I am honestly happy for you for losing a pound, but also realize that you want to lose more and that 135 means 2 totally different things to both of us. But you will get to where you want to be and hopefully I will be screaming to the world that I am 135 one day :)