It's time to stop messing around and get serious about losing the weight. The time is now
and I am the person who has to do the work.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Tune Up / Week 3

First, let me apologize for not checking in for so long.  My last post was for the Run the Hood 5k.  Six days after that post, my step dad had a heart attack and two strokes.  My life has pretty much revolved around my mom and him ever since.  I am not complaining by any means.  I would not be anywhere else.  They both mean the world to me.  Eddie turned 90 last Thursday, but you would never know it.  He was moved to the rehab floor yesterday and had a pretty good first day.  He is amazing and spunky and I think there is a real good chance he is going to make a fantastic comeback.

Seeing how I haven't blogged at all during this challenge, let me tell you about my team.  I was lucky enough to team up with my friend Mary.  We are The Determinators.  We decided that we would band together and see what we "older" girls could do.  Last week, we made the Top 10!!

I have spent the better part of this challenge on the ever popular "Hospital Stress Diet".  It was working pretty well for me.  I lost just under four pounds in two weeks.  I don't recommend it though.  It isn't my favorite food plan although they do have excellent choices on the hospital salad bar.  I'm not quite sure what I will do when we finally blow that pop stand and I can't have beets every day.

I have unfortunately been a total bust with the June Tune Up workout.  The few times I have tried to do it, it has kicked my ass.   I did remember something yesterday though.  I had the later shift at the hospital, so Sarah brought the grandkids over to go in the pool in the morning.  (Is it hotter than hell where you live?)  I remembered that I really liked jogging in the pool.  It is absolutely nothing like jogging on pavement or the treadmill.  I jogged for 15 minutes.  That is something I could never do before.  Here's hoping I can make more time for that.

Let's get down to the business of the day.  After the losses so far this challenge, today wasn't quite so fun.  I am up .6 pounds.  I know that isn't much, but it is still a gain.  Time to buckle down and get back on track for next week. 

p.s.  If there isn't a June Tune Up badge at the top of this post, I apologize.  I am having the worst time with Blogger not wanting to post any pictures for me.  One of these days I'll have the time to figure out why.