47-year-old Patricia Warnock of Mentor is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Oh what a weekend!
I helped my brother and family clean trash and debris from the banks of the Grand River in canoes on Saturday!!! I'm not sure where I burned the most calories, from rowing, trying to pry our canoe off rocks or from jumping up and down screaming like a little girl from the silver dollar sized spiders that were attacking me!!! Total burn... 1,500 calories! Totally worth every ounce of pain that I endured. Sunday I was a little achy, but today I feel like I do every other day.
Less than two weeks till the next weigh-in and I'm doing everything I can to get "unstuck". The scale is bouncing up and down between a couple of pounds. I just want the numbers to bounce DOWN. I swear my body is saying "Hey, I like you just the "weigh" you are!" And the carb cravings... oy! I'm switching up my diet to not have any junky breads or pasta or chips whats-so-ever and my body is going into shock. It's all a little mental game that our brains think is funny. Well this gal ain't laughing...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
And the trees and flowers are out of control!
Well it has been a challenge getting through these last couple of weeks. My allergies have been out of control and I am one hot mess again. Visited with the doctor again and was told my allergies are most likely the cause of my sinus/ear/lung infections. Okay, I get it, just fix me!!!!! It's hard to workout sometimes when your nose is dripping everywhere.
I went shopping for a pair of pants that actually fit me and I walked out of the store with a pair of slacks two sizes smaller than what I was wearing. I'm afraid to wear them because what if it was just a cruel joke the store was playing on me and as soon as I put them on they split????
Friday, May 10, 2013
what a week...
Not only was a super busy at work and having to miss workout, but my bootycamp classes were cancelled. Add more stress, garage lost my car/house keys which made me miss a workout class because I was stuck downtown Cleveland. Allergies have been out of control. I feel like a walking bundle of slime! BUT I have started working on my garden and been sweating in the process. I'm so excited about getting my garden together, it just made up for all the bum luck I've had this week!!! Looking forward to when I get to harvest my veggies!!!!
Well, nothing new to report. Just clipping along. Clothes are feeling a lot looser and I'm really trying not to go out and spend money on clothes because I will just have to buy more when I lose more weight! Very positive thinking on my part, if I do say so myself.
Well I'm off to attempt to play in the mud for a bit (been raining today). Peace out....
Friday, May 3, 2013
Looks like we made it...... SING WITH ME!
Well I made the cut. 27 of us actually made it through the 3 month cut. I'm very happy that I did. I'm motivated to keep on going. Even if it is baby steps, I'm still continuing on. Three more months of being totally committed to eating and exercise. But my dedication will not end there because this is my journey, my life.
I hit personal goals that were little "woo hoo's" to me. Fit into two pairs of pants I had never worn. Fit into my favorite blouse, which I was unable to wear since I don't know when. To add to my excitement, I won a mountain bike at work which will help with my changing of exercises. No boredom for me!
Well the weather is quite lovely, I think I'll sign off and go get some fresh air.... peace out!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
3 days left
I have been hitting the gym/bootcamp hard this week. I log every ounce of food that I eat. I've consumed more than my daily "recommended" amount of water. I have done everything right these last few months but stepped it up the last 3 weeks because I want THIS so bad. What is THIS? I WANT ME BACK!!! I used to be energetic, carefree and didn't care what people thought of me. I want her back...
I'm excited about the weigh-in. I did well. I will continue to do well. I have been on this journey for over a year and am NOT giving up. Thank you Dan for believing in me and pushing me to the brink of insanity and listening to my endless chatter about nothing! And Kevin for also believing in me and kicking me when I was down! The amount of work that I have put into reshaping my body and my mind could probably drive the normal person a little bonkers. I know that I have annoyed people with what I can or can not eat, is it the right portion size, what ingredients are in this item, and the worst...not going out for happiness hours. My happiness right now is molding and shaping this monstrosity into a lean, mean, fighting machine... okay, maybe not exactly that, how about a svelt, altruistic, scrappy contraption!
Is there anyone out there? Is anyone REALLY reading this? If so, I hope you have enjoyed traveling with me on my first three months of this leg of my journey. With toes and fingers crossed, I will speak at you next week. Peace out...
Saturday, April 20, 2013
6 days left till midpoint
I have worked so hard these last few months at working out and eating right. My mind still can't get a grasp on muscle vs. fat. I feel healthier. My clothes are fitting better. I'm getting complements left and right. So what is the problem? That blasted scale!!! Sure I hit my 5% at last weigh-in, but it is a fight to "stay on the island" at this point. I either need to maintain or hit my goal that I made for myself on 4/6. Positive thoughts. Motivation. Support system. Check, check, check. I CAN DO THIS!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Opening day was opening to disaster!!!
Got a little saucy this past week. Hit my 5% before we needed to hit it. Woohoo!!! I go girl! New goal was 5 lbs. Only one huge obstacle in my way....I wait a year for Opening Day for the Cleveland Indian's. I buy my tickets in the nosebleed section. I prepare myself for the temptation of beer and a hot dog. Nope, a friend won our company club tickets and I went along with the lure of free food. How many times did I kick myself for my poor choices? Let's just put it this way, I'm still kicking myself. After that food debacle, I picked myself up and got back on eating correctly and burning the calories at bootycamp. Suck it up Princess Buttercup.... you fell for that little voice in your head screaming IT'S JUST ONE HOT DOG, EAT IT!!!!!!"
Looking forward to the next two weeks of good choices and difficult exercise. Keep up the good work to my fellow Lighten Up losers!!! Peace Out...