“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012


Yeah so I lost about 1 lb during thanksgiving break. I was excited. A pound loss for me is huge much less during thanksgiving. I just wanted to share. I'm proud to say that I had awesome portion control at both family meals. :)

How did y'all do?

Don't forget to submit your Nov Lose it Before they do challenge numbers to me on Sat of this week. If you didn't submit October you can add that to it.

Happy Start of your week!

Friday, November 23, 2012


So I've really been struggling lately. The medicine that the endocrinologist prescribed is not working very well. I have not been as on too of my nutrition as I could have been. I feel like I get so many opinions from so many directions. It's nuts!!!

I recently saw Chris Powell on dr oz sharing about carb cycling. It made sense. There was science behind it. Then I was at the chiropractors office this week for help with my fibromyalgia which made a big appearance last week. She talked to me about my weight and said I need zero carbs. I said "what about energy to work out?" She told me that its a myth that we need carbs. They we can get energy from veggies. Ok so I'm pretty sure she's good at adjusting my back and hips and I had great results between that and the hour massage I got in the office as well. But that carb advice I believe was a bunch of bull.

So My husband and I are at my parents for Thanksgiving. I got to be around lots of thin family and wish that I could be thin too. I was in my room and noticed a stack of pictures I had taken off the wall in the summer for mom to repaint that room. I pulled out school dance pictures. I've always known that I gained weight my senior year but I never really looked at how much my body changed. When I was a junior and younger I thought I was fat. Now I look at those pics as some of the few pictures I can now see myself as thin in. During my senior year I was diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome and began the Fibro journey. I also became drum major for the band so I quit marching and quit playing soccer. All at once. At soccer we used to run 2-4 miles a day at practice. When I had games with band I'd run 4 miles then report to the game. It was just life. I also played tennis which included a great deal if agility work. I still did tennis my senior year but hadn't conditioned all fall and winter like normal. I've included a picture of three formal dance pictures. Sophomore and junior years (very similar) then senior year.

After my senior year mom and I did the south beach diet and I lost like 25 pounds before heading off to college. I guess that's when my struggle really began. I also include a picture from August 2003 at my freshman year college band camp. (Where i met my husband) I'm in the center of the pic with shorts on. It's amazing how quickly I lost the weight after that may.

These are just my thoughts here. No profound ideas or challenges. Just my thoughts. I'm tired of being fat. I want to be thin. In trapped in my own body. I need a plan. One I can stick to. One that depends on me and no one else.

The last picture I added is from yesterday. I'm happy as can be but I'm stuck in this fat suit!!!

Pictures may not be in order. I'm on my blogger app.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A series of FORTUNATE events!

So after my half marathon in April I spent time at cardiologist appointments, on a heart monitor for way too long, and being nervous to run so I got out of the habit. Then hot weather hit. I hate running hot. I wonder if ill like it when I no longer have chub rub and 70 extra pounds on me?

So long story short I didn't run May-Oct... 6 months not running. I trained for my half last year in 8 months. So I was scared of how much undoing could have happened in 6 mo.

So I'd been tempted recently to run the 13.1 that Rock n Roll series is bringing to Lexington in march for the first time. I went back and forth. Never quite convicing myself to lace up and go out the front door.

My brother and sister in law sent me a birthday present last week and it gave me a nudge when I opened it. It was a new Tervis tumbler with a pink top and a patch inside the layers that says 13.1. (I also got a set of cool personalized coasters).
So the fact is once you run 13.1 you forever and always have the right to display that number in whatever way you chose. You can never run ever again and still rightfully have the 13.1 sticker on your car etc. but it gave me the fever to do it again.

The weather is cool and brisk here in KY right now which is my very favorite running weather.

I took my 13.1 cup to school this week for my water cup that I keep near my piano. All of my 8th graders pretty well know I ran 13.1 because they had me for class when I did it. But the 7th graders don't know.

So here came the questions....

"What does 13.1 mean?"
Me- "half marathon"
"How many miles is a half marathon?"
Me- "13.1"
"Ohhhh... So YOU ran a half marathon!!!"
Me- "yes I sure did"

I had variations if this conversation multiple times this week. One of them was an 8th grader that must have just been dazed out the day the newspaper and run2walk followed me with cameras all day. Lol

But it got me to thinking...

How sad that these kids are surprised that I did that? Yes I ran a half marathon at 195 lbs. sure did. Now I know I can do it again. But I don't want people to look shocked anymore. I want it to make sense when people see me. I also want my students to see me do it again. I'm a role model for them beyond choir and singing. I hope that my running made a difference for a kid last year. Maybe it can do it again.

So I came home with intensions to run. I decided to get ready and go. I also decided to charge my phone and rest while it charged. Two hours later I woke up. (It was a long week folks) and I found myself making excuses. It's late... It's dark... I don't like to run when Brandon is not home. But I had todo it. Just like I posted on Facebook before my nap "in going running. I'm tired of letting myself and others down"

So I laced up an went.

I'm using Jeff Galloways app for 13.1 training on my iPhone and I love it!

I broke through tonight and I can't wait to keep going!

I'm glad that these little things here and there added up to my motivation to get back out there.

"Lose it before they do" challenge

I heard from Brooke she lost 5 lbs in Oct. lemme hear from the rest of you no stayed the same. Sorry I'm asking late. Forgive me :)