Sunday, April 21, 2013


I have been seeing this video around for a few days, but just now got the chance to watch it. It's only three minutes long. If you haven't watched it, you should check it out... I'll wait...

Done??? Okay... I think this video makes a real statement. I'm sure that a lot of women can relate to it. I mean, I know I do. There are quite a few things about myself that I would change if I had the opportunity. I think that all people in general are too hard on their appearance. I also think it would be very cool to be part of this whole thing. *shrugs*

I really had something more eloquent to say, but this entry has been half written since about Wednesday and I really don't remember what I was going to say. Hah. Hate it when that happens. Any case...


Last Monday, I felt like Superwoman for a while. I tried to complete the first day of Couch to 5K... The first minute of jogging, I held on to the arms of the treadmill completely afraid to let go. The second time around, I jogged without holding onto anything and was amazed when my app told me to start walking again... That minute went by so fast!!! I jogged two more times before I had to quit. I immediately posted this to Facebook:
I FEEL LIKE SUPERWOMAN! It's silly, but I just jogged on a treadmill for the first time ever. The fact that I could complete even HALF of Couch to 5K and jog when I was supposed to amazes me... Now I'm sitting on the couch feeling like my legs are going to fall off, but I have the biggest, dumbest smile on my face.
Almost 15 minutes in and about 0.8 of a mile.
That lasted until the next morning when my left knee was super stiff and painful. I still didn't want to give up and had every intention of trying again Wednesday, but Matt was off work and I didn't want him to watch me on the treadmill... So I decided to wait until he went back to work... which he will be on Monday.

Unfortunately, there has been a change in plans. One of my prescriptions was up and I had to talk to my doctor (PA, really) to get it refilled. She asked how I've been faring weight loss wise and I told her that while my weight isn't down, I'm feeling better mentally. Then I told her about doing Couch to 5K. She asked how that went and I told her great other than I had some pretty intense knee pain afterwards... then she informed me that with my current high weight and bad knees, she would highly suggest that I not jog at all... at least now. She said that walking is fine, but jogging is hard on the knees.

So... I guess I won't be doing Couch to 5K right now... I'm bummed, but my doctor did say I can try again at a later date if I lose weight and walk often, so I guess that's what I'll do! I need to get in the habit of walking again though. Walking will strengthen my knees and help with weight loss... but then I'll be able to try Couch to 5K again. My new goal is to walk at least 5 miles a week... one mile each weekday. I think that should be doable!


My best friend is getting married on Saturday. I'm totally excited for her! I'm a bridesmaid. This is the dress she picked out for us:
I love it! It actually looks good on me, I think! I don't have any pics of me in it right now, but hopefully I will have after the wedding. My mom is altering it for me. The halter strap is way too long. But yeah, I hope I have so much more to talk about after the wedding. :)


We have gotten an insane amount of rain. Over the last week and a half, we've had FIVE inches of rain... half of that in a three day period. My parking lot at work was flooded!

It was crazy. A town pretty close to me got so much rain that it almost covered up street signs. I'm not sure how that works... but it's CRAZY! Hopefully we have some dry days now.

1 comment:

  1. i watched the dove video the other day and it had me tearing up.
    i think walking a mile 5 times a week is a great goal. :)


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