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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting back on dress needs to fit.

I splurged like crazy at the Iowa State Fair, but I went in knowing that was my plan. The Iowa State Fair is not only known for its mullets and butter cows, but its mostly known for all food on-a-stick. Cheesecake, pork chops, name it, they stick it.

I'll post another blog once I get my pictures uploaded. Everything I ate was very tasty, but my tummy HATES me right now. I can't decide what is worse...hangovers from food or from booze.

In 19 days Mr. Whoa and I have a wedding to go to for one of his coworkers. He is the best man and I'm the personal attendant. You know there are very few couples that I get excited about their wedding, but these two I am so happy for. They are a great pair.

So here is my dress....

And my sweet-ass pumps

The best thing about my outfit is that I got it for less than $100. I bought my dress for $24! I had a $30 off coupon, $25 gift card, and it was no tax weekend here in Iowa. I had actually bought the shoes for BIL and Hooker's wedding in June, but it didn't match my dress so I had to sadly take them back. After I bought my dress I went to Von Maur to look for shoes and there they were. The ONLY pair on the sale rack and they were my size. If that's not fate, then I don't know what is. I also bought them for $40 less than what I originally paid for.

The dress is pretty flattering, but there are a few lumps I would like less visible. I think if I stick to cleanish eating for the next 2 1/2 weeks, I will be good to go!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I cheated. Just a little.

I've been naughty about weighing in the past couple weeks. It seems everytime I start Weight Watchers I'm good about the first three weeks and then I avoid the scale like the plague.

When I say I cheated, its because I normally weigh in on Tuesdays, and it is now Thursday. Not to manipulate the scale, but I didn't want to experience a bad weigh in next week since I will be traveling. First Stop:

My nephew's 6th birthday party! I can't believe how fast he is growing. He lives two hours away from me and I miss him dearly. Isn't he cute?

Next stop:

The Iowa State Fair! Last year I took the risk and met some fellow Midwest Weight Watchers boardies. We've decided to make it an annual outing.

see*pam*shrink, treb*in*trouble, lesjo81, and me-likewhoa

The Iowa State Fair is known for fanny packs, mullets (they really do have a mullet competition) and of course, food-on-a-stick. They have about 50 different options for food on a stick. This is what I SHOULD be having:

But I think I'd rather have this:

And a few of these:

I did have a SV of 1.4 this morning! I really need to get back on the workout wagon. 180s...I can't wait to be out of you again!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I joined a new gym!

A new gym opened up between my apartment and my work. They had a deal where its only $29/month. Classes are included and they offer extensive hours. Plus all of my friends joined too, so I will be held more accountable.

One of the classes I've tried out is Les Mills' Body Pump

BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Some of the girls from the Weight Watchers boards I email with recommended I use little-to-no weights for my first time. I listened, and I'm glad I did. I could barely move the next two days! I had a lot of fun taking it tho. It was a lot harder than I thought. I'm hoping to take this class on a regular basis, but with my work schedules its hard sometimes.

I'm looking at doing the Half Marathon in Des Moines on October 17th, which is only 72 days away! I have been training, but nothing like I should be. Since its my first half, my goal is to finish. Here is the route-lots of bathrooms, first-aid stations, and scenery.

I have a solid two months of training left, so hopefully I can build up some endurance. I figure if I walk the whole thing at a 20 minute mile, it will only take 4 1/2 as long as I'm not last, I'll be happy :)

Any stretching, eating, or just good-ol tips you can throw out out there for a half marathon virgin?