Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Week 14...Getting Stronger

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Welcome to the 14th (completed) week of Extreme Makeover: ME Edition hosted by the incredible Amber Filkins!

Let's weigh-in...

Last week: 208 pounds
This week: 208 pounds

LOST.....0 pounds

The Plan from Week 14:

I was doing awesome...until Monday. My old friend TOM showed up. Generally, I am completely wiped out for two solid days. I just can't function and I crave carbs and sugar. The best way I can describe it's a full moon and I'm a werewolf. My husband knows better than to deny any food or drink I have requested. He just sets it in front of me and backs away slowly. So...the fact that I didn't lose or gain any weight this week is making me really happy because there was coke, a quarter pounder and hostess cupcakes in my diet the last few days. During this time...I also stopped drinking as much water and taking my pills. I've got to find a cure for this. The good news is that I didn't feel as bad as I normally do. I think it's because of the exercise and eating better and the Vitamin D!

The Plan for Week 15:

AM walk/run
PM Weight Training
Drink 80 oz of water
Plank and sit-ups (Wed, Fri, Sun)

Question of the week!
Share with us how you're feeling about your progress.

I am feeling great about my progress! I did a post on Monday of my 3 month Before and After picture and measurements. Click HERE to see it. My clothes are fitting better and I feel strong. Each day that I walk/run...I'm able to run just a little bit farther and I feel sooo good when I get home. The whole day goes so much better when I have taken this time to be my own best friend. Some of you have commented on that post and I want to tell you that I love you and your support means more than gold! So...I decided to draw a name from those that commented to win a Starbucks Gift Card! Lucky number 5 (thanks to the random number generator) is Jen from Harried Mom of Four! Thanks Jen!

Here is my Inspirational Song of the Week: I can run faster and longer when this song is playing! Seriously! I dare you to try NOT to run while that song is playing.


  1. Isn't it weird how some songs come on and you just get energized? I haven't yet found my song like that, but I really haven't given the running much of a chance either! My friend visited me last week and I was insane! It's the first time since I've started WW. I can't even tell you how happy I was with my progress, considering! I love reading your motivating plans! It has definitely motivated me to make my own. Now I just have to stick to it. Looking forward to seeing the next before/after picture, because I bet you can tell a difference all the time!

    Keep it up!

  2. I love reading this! Keep up the good work!!

  3. You are so inspiring girl!! I love reading your posts. Because I love that you own up to Coke, burgers & cupcakes, but move right past it and keep on with the plan.

    I missed the post from the other day. I feel SO behind. But I'm hopping over there next.

    Congrats to Jen!! Mmmmm....

  4. Woo hoo! Starbucks! It must be Fate smiling on me, she knows how much I love coffee :)

    Just so you know, the fact that your weight stayed the same with your friend is excellent - mine ALWAYS goes up 2 pounds (could it be the large bag of M&M's I ate almost single-handedly? Perhaps...) I never worry about it, it always goes away in a few days. Just goes to show that you can give yourself a 'free' day once a week or so (I heart free day!) and it won't do you too much harm. Have a GREAT day!

  5. Lady Ga Ga totally makes me walk/run faster! My playlist for exercising consists of LOTS of pop/hip-hop, like Lady Ga Ga, and LOTS of old-skool it! :) Makes me wanna move!

    I agree, any week that Aunt Flow visits and I DON'T gain is a GOOD week! Congrats!

    Hope you have a great week!

  6. You are doing great, and I'm so glad to hear that you FEEL great about your progress too! Keep up the good work! :o)

  7. I so agree with you, no gain during TOM's visit is a great accomplishment! You have a great attitude and I love it!

  8. Music is vital to my workouts! I'll have to put that one on my "Run" playlist. Should be helpful if I ever, you know, try to run again.


  9. You are so inspring! Keep up the great work!

  10. Hi Connie!

    You are doing great. I can tell a big difference in your before and after photos. And your inches are down too!

    I also crave tons of junk when I have my visitor. I love that you call it bob - lol.

    I love Lady Gaga - she is very motivated to work out to!


  11. Girl, I know I am tired of staying the stinks. But maybe with Tom's arrival and subsequent departure he will take some extra baggage with him!! I also love Lady GaGa, she rocks! Have you heard Lovegame? "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick" it cracks me up everytime I hear it!

  12. My doctor swears by a Multi-vitamin called "Optivite", which is specifically designed for PMS. If I take it consistently throughout the month, I definitely have less emotional crap and less fatigue during "that" time of the month. You can buy it on Amazon, if you're interested. :)

  13. Congrats on all the improvements - love your blog!!

  14. I just found this blog. Love it! Music is powerful and actually can increase performance--this has been proven through numerous studies. Love that song too :) Keep up the great work and please stop by my blog and say hi.

  15. Connie, your blog is SO inspiring! GREAT JOB!

    I can totally relate to the TOM thing... I get a need for chocolate thing then that is CRAZY! And I completely agree about "taking the time to be your own best friend". It's so hard to fit in some days... but you gotta do it.

    Way to go, girl! :-)


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