Thursday, September 30, 2010

Okie dokie...week is almost over... I have offically been on the weight watchers program for 3 days (gosh-seems so much longer!). I could actually count it 4 days because I wrote down what I ate on Monday and was able to put that on my chart. The charting is so much easier these days with the online thing. Of course, after just a short few days, this gives me every indication that I need to PLAN AHEAD; especially for eating out. I also noticed that some things that I THOUGHT would be low in points (fat free cottage cheese slim fast shake) were actually a lil more than I really wanted to consume for a "treat". It's amazing how quickly the points fly out the window. Thankfully this will get eaiser.

I picked up my race packet today for the 1/2 marathon. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I anticipate doing it on my own and I'm cool with it. I need to do this just for me, by myself, no one else. Yes there were be serveral thousand folks around me (ha ha with the majority in front of me!!) so I technically won't be alone. But at the last race I wasn't really "there". I was there walking but my mind was elsewhere. My friend was there constantly saying 'focus-this way'. This time I want to be there physcially, mentally, and emotionally and I think I will do better if I have to do it myself. I know it sounds funny but I'm sure some of you can relate. You and your friend do things together. You get so comfortable that you can do these things on auto-pilot, almost like second nature. One day you and your friend are walking along and suddenly you realize that your journey is almost done and you've not enjoyed any of it.

I will be meeting up with one of our fellow bloggers (One Crazy Penquin) to pump each other up and/or congratulate each other on our finishes. She seems like such a fun gal and I'm looking foward to meeting her. Maybe we will even get to take some pics!!


  1. Weight Watcher's gets easier after the first week. You will see and feel results, and this will give you a burst of energy. I swear that this is true!! Maybe the burst will hit while you're running! Wouldn't that be awesome?

    I do admire you so for taking on this challenge. Enjoy hanging out with One Crazy Penguin, put on your big kid's clothes, and run safely!!

  2. Can't wait to hear how you do with the marathon. So exciting!!

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Maybe? Heck yeah we're going to take some pics!

  4. Good luck! I'm running mine alone too. I have my little mantras I repeat to myself to keep focused and pushing through.

  5. Hi! Just wanted to wish you good luck at Lewis & Clark on Sunday! I'll be there, first half marathon. :) Like you, I'll be pretty much on my own and just fine with that. I have friend's who'll be there, but they're all either faster (most of them!) or slower. I usually run on my own, though, so it'll be same ol, same ol...except for the few thousand other people!