March Challenge

It’s no surprise I have food issues. Why? I’m sure it stems from childhood and I only became aware of behaviors when I joined Weight Watchers in 2005. Let’s list some possible reasons….

  • my father committed suicide when I was in Kindergarten (I also think he did drugs)
  • my mother remarried the man she cheated on my dad with
  • my stepdad was an alcoholic
  • my parents left me to fend for myself a lot as a child
  • we always had Schwan’s ice cream in the freezer
  • I was molested by my grandmother’s boyfriend when I’d sleep over on their couch, I’d yell out but no one would come
  • I then told my parents about it later on, but nothing was done
  • I was again molested by an uncle as I began to develop breasts
  • my parents spent a lot of time in the bars drinking
  • I bought a lot of junk food from the grocery store nearby
  • my mother worked a lot at the casino and I suspect she had a gambling problem
  • the mortgage company called our house a lot as a kid
  • I should have gotten SSI from my dad’s death but my parents just blew it all
  • when I applied to college and my other grandmother found out there was no money she was livid at my parents
  • I went away to college and during my 2nd year they sold the house I grew up in
  • my mom died when she was 41 and I had just graduated from college that previous Spring
  • my step grandma died a couple of months later
  • Tom and I eloped to Vegas to get married
  • my grandma died shortly after that

In spite of all of this…

  • I have a great husband
  • a home of our own
  • good jobs
  • two wonderful, smart, beautiful daughters

Yet I struggle with food and comfort. So sad.

My challenge for the month of March is this…..

  • No cereal
  • No nuts
  • No popcorn

Can I do it?

  • Watch me!

Late to post today…

Yesterday I did walk on the treadmill and ended up with over 10,000 steps for the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I did NOT go to the gym. I saw the workout posted last night and didn’t really want to do it. So, instead I ran for 15 minutes and then did another 20 walking. The running felt really good today and easy(ish). It was a nice change of pace from walking or lifting. It was something I definitely needed today. I have over 11,000 steps already today and I may walk & read yet, who knows.

Yesterday I got into the food a bit too much, but I tracked it all and that’s progress for me. ๐Ÿ™‚


Happy Thursday! Having hubby home all week has made me lose track of what day it truly is. Yesterday I chose not to weigh-in, I’m happy with that decision. I’ll be weighing in next week since it will be March already.

I did get in my second walk yesterday. I’ve been watching a reality show called Workout on Netflix. I’m upset that it’s going away on 3/1/15 and I won’t get to watch all the episodes. I’ll watch one this afternoon when I walk (slowly) on the treadmill and I hope for 1-2 more tomorrow. Then I’ll have to find something else to watch on the treadmill.

I work 8:45-1 today, then plan to walk, then shop a bit before I get C from Art Club. L is going to a classmates house to work on a project, so we don’t get her until 7pm. I don’t work WW tonight, so it’ll be an early night to bed for me.

Tomorrow will be a gym morning and then walking at home. L has a dance tomorrow night and I could go watch Crossfit games, I’m just not sure about that yet.

Enjoy your Friday Eve!

Do I, Don’t I

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday’s WOD: CrossFit Total
A) Back Squat: 15min to establish a 1RM; watch your depth on these and make sure it counts –ย 140# NEW PR!
B) Press: 15min to establish a 1RM; NO knee movement whatsoever in order for it to countย – 75# old PR
C) Deadlift: 15min to establish a 1RM; keep your backs safe: chest up and pull with the hamstrings/glutes – 210# NEW PR!

Notes: Big-time PR opportunity today folks! If you look back over the last 12 weeks when we started this fairly large strength cycle, you’ll see how the first half was spent building volume on these lifts and how the last half of the cycle was mainly about pushing heavy loads. That’s a recipe for big strength gains, some of which you’ve experienced already! Go back into your training log and look to see your results from the last two times we did the CF Total on 11/24/15 and then again on 1/12/15. Track your progress. Get stronger. Celebrate.

I’m going to walk & watch soon. I don’t know if I’m going to weigh-in or not this week. I already have a good weight for the month of February and I don’t really need a scale to tell me I gained weight this past week. My jeans told me that on Monday morning! ๐Ÿ˜›

Enjoy the day!

A good phone call.

So, yesterday was a so-so day. I enjoyed a delicious lasagna supper and we decided as a family that we need to have lasagna more often! LOL I also got a phone call last night before supper. It was the orthodontic office I applied for the job at. Anyway, Maggie apologized for taking so long to get back to me. They had a hard time deciding who to hire. Ultimately they went with another person, BUT during these few weeks they had another employee put in her notice. She recently came back from maternity leave and wants to stay home with her baby. Maggie said they are going to train the new person, restructure their staff a bit and then see if they want to hire another person. She wanted to know if she could keep me on file for that position should it open up. I said yes of course and I hope to hear in the next few months from them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s workout wasn’t high on my fun-meter, but I went anyway.

Tuesday’s WOD:
A) Pull Ups:
10min to build to max weight.

Notes: If you can do at least five strict pull ups then use the 10min to build to a max weight, even if only 2.5lb! If you can’t do at least 5 UB strict pull ups then use the 10min accumulate as many strict pull ups at bodyweight as possible. If you need more than a green band to do pull-ups, do ring rows at as steep of an incline as you can with proper mechanics (rigid body, full scapular retraction). – I struggle with this so I did a few with a band and then did ring rows. I didn’t keep track of how many.

B) 1K Row for timeย  4:18!

C) For Time
100 DU
25 KB swings, 50/35# (American if in the Open)
75 DU
20 KB swings
50 DU
15 KB swings
25 DU
10 KB swings

I did 3x the single jumps and a 35# KB.

Today I’m going to walk & watch (or read), shower up and work 1-5. Supper is leftover lasagna and C has art class from 6-8.

Enjoy your day!

Feeling blah…

It’s Monday, I’m hoping to come out of my bad mood soon. Although it is the week prior to TOM and sometimes I get moodier then than during TOM.

Monday’s WOD:
A) Front Squat, 5×3, build to AHAP, 2min clock 90# (1), 95# (1), 100# (3)
B) Push Press, 6×3, build to AHAP, 1min clock 65# (1), 70#,ย (1), 75# (1), 80#, (1), 85# (2)
C) Bent-over Barbell Row, 3×8, build to AHAP, 1:30 clock 55#, 60#, 65#

D) 10min AMRAP
30 Bar-facing burpees
15 OHS, 115/85 – I did 55#
10 Muscle Ups – banded pull ups

Notes: Bar-facing burpees require you to jump from two feet and land on two feet; no step-overs. If needed, scale OHS to 95/65 and MU to CTB or regular pull-ups.

I was going to go back to bed this morning, but I’m glad I did go in to workout. Avoidance is no good. ๐Ÿ˜›

My week..

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk, L has piano
  • Tuesday – gym, walk, work 1-5, C has art 6-8pm
  • Wednesday – gym, walk, work WW (weigh-in?, maybe not), work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – work 8:45-1, walk, pick up kids from Art Club
  • Friday -gym, walk, watch Crossfit Competition?

Girl talk!

Happy Saturday! My body is a wreck from yesterday’s workout. I did walk for 60 minutes on the treadmill and did some foam rolling and stretching. No gym for me today.

Around 10:30am we are leaving for Tomah for a women’s get together at Perkins. About every 3 months or so some college friends get together and chat and eat and chat and eat some more! LOL While we are there my girls will be at Stacci’s house to hang out with her two girls. They are sooo happy to be going over there. They really miss seeing them.

Hubby will be home working on his truck, changing fluids, etc.

I’ve got nothing else to worry about today and for that I am thankful. ๐Ÿ™‚