Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holy Ankles....

I've been having feet issues for the last few weeks. I don't know what's going on these these puppies, but it's starting to get irritating.

Last week my right foot was hurting on the outside and the next day I had a bump and discomfort on the top of that same foot. I looked it up on google and thought I probably had a bone spur. I took it easy and it was fine in a couple of days. Now... my left foot is sore feeling. Plus my ankles are tender. Not to the touch but more like the insides.

I have two theories... First, I'm over weight and need to get some of this extra weight off. Second theory is that it is still snowing here daily. The off road that I like to go on is still covered with snow and a very uneven surface. So that could be putting a bit of extra strain on my ankles.

On a side note the first week of the 20/20 challenge went alright. I was down .8 pounds. Not too bad considering it was my birthday and then meant a lot of celebrating with wine and cake. Probably not worth it, but too late now. I was living in the moment with food.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pictures as Promised...

They may not be pretty but all the same I did it and now I'm accountable for this body.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quick Vent...

I have a new pet peeve... It drives me crazy when I'm reading other peoples blogs and they abbreviate with nanner for banana, sammie for sandwich, brekkie for breakfast. You get the point. Just another example of my type A personality!

Have a great weekend. Ben is supposed to get home this morning. It doesn't feel like he's been gone for 9 weeks. It will be great to have him home.... His "Honey Do List" is out of control! Just Kidding :)

Friday, March 20, 2009


Sorry I see that the photo did not post. I'll try again this weekend. With a proper photo.

I have jumped on the 20 in 20 challenge that Ash has so graciously organized and inspired!

Oh course my goal is to lose 20 pounds , but also I can only imagine how much easier running a marathon would be if I were 20 pounds lighter!

I've started thinking about rewards. I'm going to bribe myself every 4 pounds with a material reward. For the first 4 I would like to get a new pair of jeans. But I'm sure I'll find something else I would rather have by the time I get to 4 pounds!

I weighted in and took several pictures this morning. I'm 5'6" and 168.8 pounds. Pretty scary putting that out there for all the world to see!

Here is a crappy phone picture, taken at 4:30 this morning.

It was so temping to elongate this photo for insta skinnyness!

I promise my husband gets home Saturday and then there should be better pictures. I still need to do my measurements, and plan weekly exercise plans.
In the mean time I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Ash! The amount of time and energy that she has put into organizing this challenge is awesome. Hearing that there is the potential to lose a TON, is incredible! Good Luck Everyone!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Name Change

I decided that my previous domain and title were not really me. As long as I've had e-mail TSNAC has been my address. Everyone knows me by this name so I thought that I would give it a try and see if it feels more me.

On a Roll

I've been so good this week. I started running again last Sunday. I ran on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I'm back up to 4 miles. Although I've been good about jogging, my diet has been awful. I'm blaming it on the fact that my husband is still out of town. I can never justify cooking for one. So I end up eating crappy snacks and because they have little nutritional value I end up consuming way too many calories!

Next week I'm going to be more conscience of not only what I do with my body, but what I fuel it with.

I'm very excited because Ben gets home a week from tomorrow. He's been gone for nearly 9 weeks, ugh! Also when he gets back I can start posting pictures!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Out Alive

I'm finally done reading the Twilight series, those books really sucked me in. My sister had been trying to get me to read them for years, but we have very different taste in books so when she told me that they were about High School vampires, I could only roll my eyes and say "maybe I'll try them if I have nothing to read." Well I finally had nothing to read and I saw Twilight at her house (she pulled them out, because she is re-reading them) and picked it up to read a few pages. That was Game Over, I was hooked and nothing else in my life seemed to matter as much as reading about Bella and Edward.

As for running I have been struggling to jog lately because of Willie. I try to take me jogging and he only wants to attack my feet and play with leash. I feel too guilty to leave him at home when he's stuck inside all day and I'm going to be outside anyway. Trails are still too icy to jog on. As you can tell I have a lot of excuses!

Today I got up early and and Willie and I went out to the End of the road (I say end of the road because the road literally ends) where there is a gate that has a path that reads to a fish hatchery. I let Willie off the leash and we had an awesome jog, we went in 20 minutes and back out 20 minutes. What a great way to start the day!