Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Weight Loss Formula

I have to confess that I have cheated already on my 10 pound weight loss goal ~ and lost 5 pounds already in the past 5 days.

Wanna know my secret? Do ya…..huh? huh?

Well, here’s the secret formula:


Surgery + Stomach Flu = Less Pounds for Pokey


Sadly enough, I don’t really recommend my new secret. It has kicked my tail for the past 4 days!!! Not the surgery part – that was easy ~ it’s the stomach flu that has me beat.

Hubby and I both had the bug the entire weekend ~ and had to farm our kids out to grandparents to keep them from going stir crazy and/or being infected after being locked up with sick parents for so long. It was insane.

So I’m behind in blogging and reading, behind at work, behind in running, and behind at life in general….it appears the only thing I’m ahead in is in weight loss ;)

Okay, so I’ll take it. I’ve learned not to be choosey when it comes to weight loss. It’s the first time my scale has seen the 150’s in over 2 years. I expect to gain a bit back as my body recovers, but it sure is nice to be sustantially in a different range on the scale. I’m only 7.5 pounds away from my personal weight goal; 12.5 pounds away from what the oh-so-lovely-weight-charts tell me that I *should* weigh for my height. I plan on being there before my next big race ;)

Sorry to dangle the 10 pound challenge in front of everyone and then drop off the planet….life just happens like that sometimes I guess. I’m still holding out hope that I’ll be able to run the 10K on the 10th this weekend….but we’ll have to see how the ol’ body holds up this week.

Hope you are all running well ~ I snuck a few quick blog peeks this morning and have to say congrats to Lisa for a great Splash & Dash ~ and to Laura for totally kicking the tail out of that half marathon ~ and last….but especially not least – to Jeff for completing his very first FULL MARATHON!!! For those who don’t know him well, this man has been an amazing source of inspiration for me! You da man Jeff!

And to my favorite partner in crime, the woman who has not donned running shoes since late January but can still complete a half marathon in about the time it takes me WITH training (can you say beaaaaatch!!!!)….congrats to Micheline on a great half marathon up in Reno this past Sunday as well. I would love to see what she could accomplish if she actually tried! :P

Happy Running this week!

20 comments:

Running Knitter said...

Stomach flu is never fun. Glad to hear you are on the mend, and getting ready for our race this weekend! ;)

Jeff said...

Yeah, I'll take the old fashioned weight loss -- you know, lop off a finger or some other unnecessary appendage.

Thanks for the shout out on the marathon. It was an amazing experience.

Hope you feel better.

nevadamtnbear said...

Way to go on the weight loss!!!! Though, I think I'll keep an extra 5 lbs than go through what you have been experiencing. I guess at least you get something for all the missery. ;o)

Thanks for the atta girl too. I definitely do not deserve it. But, I appreciate it all the same!

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear that you've been sick. That's a crappy way to lose weight. :-) Hope you feel better soon!

I joined Weight Watcher's and have been gaining weight! Ugh. Now starting to read John "the Penguin" Bingham's book, The Courage to Start, to get myself back on the right track.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

No fair...I had the flu and didn't lose a #%$& pound.

...and that's enough surgery for both of us...

Marcy said...

The only perk of being sick, huh?

I'm sorry you're not feeling well, chica! Hope you get better ASAP!

Marcy said...

Sidenote- OMFG I LOVVVVEE the caffeine test! HAHAHAA I just got: Insanely High - A vibrating crackhead

Makes me wonder what Lisa would get :-X :-X

Bev said...

Get better Pokey.

Viv said...

Get better soon Pokey. I would rather be ahead on the WL than blogs ;-)
It reminds me of that movie, "Michelle & Romey's High School Reunion" Michelle said, "mono was like the best diet ever" LOL!

I am sure most of those pounds will stay off. Good luck this weekend.

Laura N said...

Oh girl, I'm sorry you've been sick. I know how it goes--totally ruins the schedule and the family routine. But dang, gotta love it when the scale goes down no matter how it happens (seriously, if tape worms didn't so totally gross me out, I'd get one just so I could get to goal).

And thanks for the shout out! It was a great race for me, fo sho.

Yasmin said...

booo flu! Can I get in on that 10lb challenge?

RunningNan said...

OOOOh. I'm sorry you had the stomach flu... Thats just sh*tty! Pun totally intended! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Wes said...

Blech! Stomach flus are major suckage. Hope you feel better...

Chief Wahoo said...

Glad to hear you are recovering.

Rob said...

Your methods are questionable but you can't argue with the results. Hope you feel better. :(

Nat said...

Hope you're on the mend. I'm like you I take them where I can get them. :)

The 311 Boys Mom said...

you're such a cheater!!!

I bought the "FLAT BELLY DIET" booko & I'm doing a 4 day thing that I'm hoping will get me 2-6lbs & MORE IMPORTANTLY . . . . .INCHES REMOVED FROM , well, EVERYWHERE!!!!

Glad you're feeling better (cheater). ;O)

Carly said...

Pokey, I am glad the surgery was a success but booo on the stomach flu! There is nothing worse! get better soon.

David said...

When I go on a crash diet, I like to get some sushi and wait a couple of weeks to eat it. Then I lose TONS of weight.

Hate to hear you had some icky, but glad that it had some benefit. Now that you lost it, don't go trying to find it. ;-)

Nitmos said...

Can you market this technique?