Monday, December 15, 2014

AM: 12/15/14

Good morning! Well, it's another Monday folks. This week was full of celebrations: holidays, babies, and new marriages. In other words, lots of food! It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and to put fitness/weight-loss goals on the back burner. I've done this probably a hundred times! But this year, I feel super focused on reaching the goals I want to reach before 2015- and part of that is continuing to publicly post my weekly results here. So thanks for keeping me honest, readers! :-)

Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- Ran 2.25 miles, 13:44 pace, 4/1 intervals and Recovery Yoga from Runner's World
Wednesday- Rest day
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- 2.17 miles, 13:47 pace, 3/1 intervals
Saturday- 3.0 miles, 13:29 pace, 2:30/1 intervals

7.4 total miles

I'm a little disappointed with my training this week. I have got to commit to more cross training so 2015 will be injury free. I think I need a more specific training plan- I will look into it this week and post about what I find next week.

Also, as I talked about last week, I reset my ActiveLink and I think the results are MUCH more accurate than the last time- it says I'm earning five PPV per day and the "challenge" will slowly work up to seven PPV. I'm cool with that!

So let's talk about holiday splurges. For most of the last two years, I have avoided sweets- especially in the form of drinks. But not during Christmas! This is the one time of the year that I love spending my PPV on yummy seasonal treats.

This weekend, Matthew and I went to Christmas Candylane at Hershey Park. There are awesome Christmas lights, carolers, reindeer, holiday entertainment and more. But what I was looking forward to the most was hot chocolate made with Hershey's chocolate. And it did not disappoint! Matthew and I split a hot chocolate with "the works:" marshmallows, whipped cream, and Hershey's chocolate chips. Oh sweet baby Jesus, it was divine. We also split a "S'more" made with two chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, and Reese's peanut butter cups. It was everything I could have imagined and more!


We also found the largest chocolate bar in the world and I calculated the PPV for the entire bar- 360 Points! To be fair, it is five full pounds of chocolate. Wow!

Don't worry, I only took a small bite.
145.4 as of 12/10/14
-2.0 from last week
-45.0 since January 2013
-56.6 since HW

I high-fived my WW receptionist when she told me I'd lost two whole pounds this week! I've been struggling since the boot came off over a month ago so I was overjoyed to see some progress towards my goal weight.

Speaking of, I am only 10.4 pounds away from my goal weight. WHAT?! I can barely believe that I'm so close to a weight that I've dreamed about since I was in middle school. It's such an unusual and scary feeling. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it- I'm sure it will be a blog post soon :-)

QOTD: What's your favorite holiday treat?


  1. Congratulations!!! I love Hershey Park, btw. Brian and I were there a few years ago for the holiday event, and I asked the guy taking care of the reindeer if they could fly. He said that they don't let them fly around the park anymore because they poop Hershey kisses everywhere! It was great, because there were little kids around who loved that answer! I think I have figured out my plan for getting and staying on track for the new year. I am going to join WW so that I can finally lose the unnecessary 30 pounds I am carrying around. Taking your lead, I am going to try the meetings rather than just online. You have had so much success that this must be the way to go. Also, I am thinking about buying e-coaching from Jeff Galloway for training for Dopey 2016. That way, if I have any difficulty, I can have guidance. What do you think?

    1. I think it's great that you're going back to meetings! I hope you find success with them! My best advice, if you don't like the first meeting or leader you go to, try another one. I changed meetings about a year ago and it has been so instrumental in my weight loss success. And I think Jeff Galloway is amazing. I know folks who have used his coaching and have loved it. I don't think you can go wrong with your plan :-) And bravo to you for going Dopey!!!

  2. Don't know much about WW so I gotta ask... if the bar is 360 points, how does that relate to your daily intake? In other words, how many points over would you be if you ate one? Not that I would eat one. This is just a hypothetical question. No, no... nope. Would. Not. Eat. One...

    1. My daily points are 26. So it would be like two weeks of points on one bar of chocolate :-)