Monday, August 11, 2014

AM: 8/11/14

Happy Monday!

This was a great week so let's get right to a dose of accountability!

Monday- 5.13 mile easy run
Tuesday- Speed workout at the track, 4.28 miles
Wednesday- 30 minute Pilates DVD
Thursday- 45 minute easy run, 3.87 miles
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 10k race + 2 miles
Sunday- 2 mile walk

21.5 total miles

It feels GREAT to have a week above 20 miles again! I think I'm ready for Goofy Challenge training to ramp up!

After having a slight gain last week, I wanted to change things up a bit this week. I went back through all my old Weight Watchers recipe books and tried a few interesting dinners that turned out pretty well. Even Matthew liked them :-)

Stuffed Tomatoes, Balsamic Glazed Salmon, Curry Pork and Pineapple, Southwest Sloppy Joes. Yum.

Because we had a race on Saturday, I tried to properly fuel and hydrate on Friday. Enter Panera's Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich and Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup. I'd never had the chicken salad before and absolutely loved it. It might be my new favorite!

157.8 pounds as of 7/30/14 weigh-in.
-2.8 from last week.
-32.6 since January 2013.
-44.2 since heaviest: 202 in 2005.

I'M UNDER 160! :-)

FYI- I haven't been under 160 in at least 10 years so this is exciting. I even ordered a Sparkle Skirt to reward myself- it's the one I posted about here. I had been waiting until I was under 160 to order the skirt- in fact, this was one of my goals that I wanted to reach by the end of summer. In the past, I would reward my weight loss with a cheat meal- usually fast food. How bizarre is that? To reward yourself with food for losing weight? But, those patterns are slowly fading away as I have been rewarding myself differently this time around. I can't wait to try out my new skirt this weekend! This feels so much better than rewarding myself with food :-)

All smiles after reaching a weight-loss milestone.

QOTD: How do you reward yourself when you reach a goal?


  1. Way to go Sarah! Reaching a goal that you've been after for awhile always results in feeling on top of the world!

  2. Great job! You look amazing!!!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS, Sarah! That is so awesome! You are looking great! I'm proud of you for not getting discouraged over the slight gains here and there. It's easy to just throw it all away when that happens, but you didn't, and look how great you are doing! I know that you are going to reach your goal!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Weight loss can be SO frustrating! All my life, I've given up- but not this time. Honestly, writing these accountability posts is helping tremendously. I can't hide anymore- I have to keep moving forward no matter how well or poorly I did that week.

  4. You look great! Love the way you rewarded yourself with a skirt, it will last a lot longer than a cheat meal :)

    1. That's a good way to look at it! Thanks! :-)

  5. You look fantastic, but even better, you are feeling it! Congrats on reaching that milestone! I usually reward myself with something new (specifically for working out/running) – clothes, shoes, etc.

    I love Panera's Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich - - so so good!

    1. Thanks, Heather! I am really glad I bought myself the skirt- so much better than a food reward!

  6. Woohoo! Congrats! You are totally rocking those shorts and look awesome! Enjoy your new run skirt. You deserve it!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! They are a size 10! I can't even believe it :-)

  7. I am so proud of you! You look fantastic! I usually reward myself with new gear if I hit my goals. It makes them that much better!

    1. Thanks, lady! It helps to have a reward system in place :-)