Skip to main content

Are You Still Running?

When the first question the doctor asked me was "Are you still running?" because he saw my weight.. let's just say my heart sank. I'd gained 15lbs since my last Dr visit. Silly, I know... but I cried when I got in the car. I can't say that I've been 'giving it my all' to try to lose weight, but it's been a battle lately where the only thing that I'm losing is.. well my motivation to keep trying! The scale has not been my friend.

As my clothes are getting tighter, and trying to find something to wear to Church involves changing out of several outfits because I can't fit into anything, and the Dr showing concern because I am now 'outside' the healthy range for my height, I'm taking the "Biggest Loser" challenge that I signed up for at the gym seriously.

My first 'weekly' weigh-in is this week. I've weighed in at home, and I can't say that I'm thrilled with the number. But the reality is, I also had a lot of high calorie foods this week. It was the PA Farm Show week after all.

But I also know that tomorrow, really has to be today. I'll start tomorrow is no longer an option. So I have a few more days before my official weigh-in. And I am trying hard to stick with the program.

If you are curious what I'm doing...

I'm using some tips from a Dietitian (making sure that I have some sort of protein with every meal/snack along with trying to choose healthy options) combined with MyFitnessPal (groan). I'm not really a friend of MFP right now. In the past, because I've been unable to stay within my range, if I went over, then I would just give up and eat whatever I wanted. I am trying to break that mentality. The contest requires us to log, along with the ability for the trainer to see what we are eating.  They are using MFP, so I'm using it too.

With that in mind, if you eat junk calories, you can still be within range, but that's not necessarily healthy. So I'm using the advice from a dietitian along with MFP. Some days are definitely better than others!

The journey to a healthier me continues...  and for the first time in my life.. I will officially weigh-in in a weight loss challenge...

Share this on Facebook?

I'm A Top Health & Fitness Blogger @ Top Mommy Blogs - Please Click To Give Me A Vote

If you like my blog, or this post, please take a moment to share it with friends. As they say, sharing is caring :)

Share on Tumblr

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using the affiliate link.


  1. I'm completely in your same boat! Positive thoughts and perseverance!

  2. I hear you. Good luck on your weight loss challenge!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Running My Life

Wow, has it really been 2 years since my last post? I suppose that I allowed life to get in the way. For any faithful blog readers, I apologize. Although, I'm not sure how many people actually read blogs anymore. I think most people use other social media platforms.  (By the way, drop by and say hi on Insta. )  But for some reason, each year when I pay for my google domain, I can't seem to let it go. As silly as it sounds, this little space is mine. And lately I've been struggling with ownership and acceptance. And my domain renewal was a not so gentle reminder that I have a voice .  Seriously, you'd think by 48 that I'd have this figured out - nope - apparently not. However, I am wise enough to know that we have a choice to allow situations to harms us or make us stronger. I'm choosing to let this mid-life quandary make me stronger. And because of this, I'm setting goals, taking charge, and reexamining priorities.  Movin' on... 

Self Care Is Not Selfish It's Necessary

It's not selfish to take care of yourself. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. And I'll say it just one more time in case you didn't hear me. It's not selfish to take care of yourself. I have found through experience that when I'm not taking care of myself, not only do I suffer but my family suffers. So ditch the mom guilt and take the time that you need! I have a tendency to keep pushing my needs aside until I reach a breaking point. We've had a very busy fun summer so far. However, I've struggled to get some quality ' me ' time to decompress. I'll spare you the meltdown that ensued. But the reality check that followed prompted me to take action.

When The Planner In You Must Be Flexible

In case you haven’t figured this out by now, I’m a planner. I know - shocker right?!? :) So although I love substitute teaching, it’s making the planner in me anxious. And it’s been reeking havoc on my workouts. Basically the morning of or maybe the night before, I find out if I’m working. So my day ( that I thought I had planned ) can be turned upside down in an instant. But, truthfully, isn’t that really the same with everyone?