the long road to healthy

November 11, 2009

a fresh start

Filed under: family, fitness, weigh in — karena @ 5:25 pm

When I wincingly stepped on the scale this morning, it did not groan under my feet and cease functioning. No warning lights flashed, no sirens went off.  Today’s weigh in — 170 even.  Not great, but given the abuse I’ve handed my body over recent weeks, not bad.

My plan for this week is simple — get back on track.  Get back to counting calories and watching portions.  Get back to a daily exercise regime.  No huge changes or ultimatums.  Calories in, calories out.  So far this week, I’ve logged a whopping seven miles — that’s a combination of walking and elliptical.  Not huge, but a hell of a lot more than I’ve logged in weeks, so I’m allowing myself a measure of pride.

In December we’re taking the kids to Paris and I’m going to race my husband to the top of the Eiffel Tower (well, the second stage — you can’t actually walk all the way to the top), so I’m on a mission.  It would be a lot easier to beat him if I was carrying…. say, ten pounds less up the stairs with me.  That’s my goal: 160 by December 22nd.



  1. Getting back on track is the name of the game!! You can do it!!

    Comment by Jamie/penguinsandladybugs — November 11, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

  2. wow, paris! that’s awesome, i’m excited for you!! yes, no pressure. just back on track. no biggie! you can do it!

    Comment by christieo — November 11, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

  3. Welcome back! I MISSED YOU! I am so jealous of Paris. You can definitely get to 160 – at beat your husband up the Eiffel Tower!

    Comment by Heather@MamaSass — November 11, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

  4. First: I’m insanely jealous of the fact that you are going to Paris.

    Second: You’ve logged more miles than I have so be proud of your success.

    Third: Beat your husband.

    Comment by Thea @ Im A Drama Mama — November 12, 2009 @ 3:34 am

  5. Jealous about Paris. But I love your goal! You can do it!!

    Comment by April — November 12, 2009 @ 4:02 am

  6. Thanks!! We love Paris, although keep in mind it’s only a couple hours away from where I live. Shame on us for not going more often!

    Comment by karena — November 12, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

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