9/19/2006

Put Me In Coach


Homerun
Originally uploaded by Mainline Mom.
Only two more years till Nathan can play organized sports. His dad is counting the days. This cute outfit was a hand-me-down from Mike's cousin Rich's son, Ryan. His grandparents pretty much only dress him in BabyGap, so I'm happy to take them, since I almost never buy there. I did buy the shoes, little all-weather mocs that match my Land's End ones. Those were from Target of course. I heart the big red bullseye.

Mike and I are very upset by this whole bagged spinach ban. We both eat spinach salads for lunch several times a week. It is one food I enjoy and feel very good about eating, due to all the folate and other great nutrients in it. Banning spinach is VERY BAD for my diet. And I have been very good the past two weeks.

Speaking of diets, my sister says I must have a concrete goal and an action plan to get there. I told her my goal would be to drop a full dress size before my big conference in Dallas which is October 21. That's 4.5 weeks left. No problem! Last night I threw away a whole container of brownies. This morning I walked right past one of my biggest weaknesses...candy corn. I haven't had a breakfast sandwich in over two weeks...maybe even three. But I like the results, so I'll keep it up.

Last night I hopped on a treadmill next to a girl who I KNOW just had a baby. I ran for about 8 minutes before I started to lose my breath and the girl next to me just kept right on going, a full 2 mph faster than I. I don't know how some people do it. I slowed down to a fast walk but ramped up the incline for awhile and then switched to the bike for a good long ride. Felt great. Well wish me luck!

10 comments:

WILLIAM said...

Hey MM. Good luck with the Diet.

The next time I am in town I will get in touch with you.

Lori said...

Just keep at it! You can do it! Think "increments." Baby steps.

And don't feel too bad about the running. I can only run for about 90 seconds before feeling like I'm going to have a heart attack! In fact, if I had to run for my life from an ax-murderer, I think I'd wind up just laying down and telling him to kill me on the spot.

I'm going to see a nutritionist on Thursday evening. My hairdresser has been seeing her for about 6 months and has lost 25 lbs. I'll let you know if I learn anything useful...

Mainline Mom said...

Hey thanks for the encouragment y'all!

Lori, I used to be like that with the running, but over time my cardio endurance has improved and if I had to I could probably run a couple miles before I collapsed, but I'm trying to build my distance slowly to keep from re-injuring my knees. Let me know if you learn anything useful from the nutritionist.

sometrouble said...

keep at it...good luck! I am hating the spinach ban too! Now they're even pulling spring mix including spinach off the shelves. My husband and I rode our bikes 10 miles on saturday...which is a big deal for me...I'm not looking to lose much weight...but I do really need to get more active.

TBG said...

Good luck, I am hoping to be down one more size by the time I go to dallas in November. That gives me about 6 weeks. I will be able to do it. I have been very good as well, we will have to motivate eachother.

I know you can do it!

Spikey1 said...

You can do it... I know you can. Baby steps dude. Keep at it. Think of me Sunday!

TBG said...

Baby gap has the best clothes but they are pricey but again they last and there is a reason they are so expensive. I love his outfit!

Southern Fried Girl said...

You are doing fab girl. You will for sure meet your goal. :)

ieatcrayonz said...

You'll get there. I know you can do it.

I've actually lost a few pounds in the past week because I'm not eating out of boredom. I did that a lot at work.

dcrmom said...

Good luck!!!! I hate dieting, but I hate exercise more. Ugh. Ugh. Love spinach salad. You can eat it fresh, right? Just not in the bags????

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