June 6, 2011

SFC: Week Ten

My positive picture for the week:

I went to a lecture on Friday night and instead of taking two buses home, I walked the 1.75 miles to the second bus stop. While I was walking, I noticed a couple of these messages painted on the ground.

forgive chicago spray paint
What have you done this past week to help achieve your goals?
(1) I weighed in on Friday at 200 pounds even, but the scale has jumped up somewhat incredibly since then, and I'm not entirely sure why. We'll see where this Friday has me. I'm going to keep working hard - I definitely want to complete this goal by the end of the challenge!
(2) With regards to this weekend's bizarre scale jump: I'm trying not to let it rule my emotions. I eat well and I work out and I drink lots of water - I'm stressed, but life is generally good, and I'm not going to let the number on the scale devalue all the hard work I have done so far and plan on continuing to do. Full post on that Wednesday with my 10k race recap.
(3) Slow week for biking - logged 12.5 miles, for a challenge total of 195 miles (or 88.6% of my goal).
(5) Completed another thing of my 101-in-1001 list - #4, Run a 10k. My original goal was to complete 3 things off my list during this challenge - so far, I've done 7!

What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
I started reading another Geneen Roth book, "Breaking Free from Emotional Eating." I had picked it up with "Women Food and God" when one of the local Borders stores was closing. I made it a full six pages before I started to cry! I absolutely love her work. Self-reflection and emotional weight loss are so important, and reading these texts and sobbing with understanding and recognition makes me feel so good - totally light and unburdened.

With two full weeks left in the challenge, what goals are you making your priority?
Definitely onederland! I also have three more New Things to try - gotta get on that! I'm okay with letting the Wii goal fall by the wayside a bit in favor of these other two.

Summer is just around the corner, in which season do you find it the easiest to accomplish goals?
This is still my first year being a go-getter, so I've never had an active summer to compare this one too. Autumn was great for me, nice weather and tons of motivation. Spring was the toughest - it was a little cold and there were a few struggles. But looking back over all of it, I can't say that any season let me down, so I'm pleased.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Right now, I'd say not having to worry about working and adult responsibilities like paying the bills. But that's current-situation-specific. In general, I miss reading so much. I was an insatiable reader as a kid - anything with words that I could get my hands on, I'd read, from novels to textbooks to magazines. I have been reading more lately because the library is free entertainment, and it makes me miss being a little kid, sitting in my wicker chair in the backyard for hours, soaking up every word on every page.


Myndie said...

Congratulations on your 10K! I bet that was an exciting and exhausting accomplishment.

I need to get to the library and check out some of the books you've mentioned. Esp. since I wrote about emotional eating!

That picture is awesome. Sometimes, we just need a simple word to lighten our burdens, just don't forget that we need to forgive ourselves as much as we need to forgive others :)

Have a great week!

Ann said...

I forgot that Geneen Roth had that other book!!! I should pick it up. :)

Anonymous said...

I saw on your about me area you liked "Me talk Pretty One Day". Have you ever heard that on CD? Because it is sick funny on CD - like where you cough sputter and hack laughing. Bonus being that you can listen to it as you travel along (but while you need to look where you are going).

I look forward to your entry into Onederland. I wonder what you will do to celebrate.

Do you have a mile counter on your bike?

I wonder if you ranged your miles you have ridden and run. Like do you know what towns your could have traveled to if you strung the miles together?

I need to come up with a challenge. I love reading about yours.

Jess said...

Love the positive picture!!! Its VERY similar to mine! Great minds think alike!

Ellie said...

I saw an odd jump on my scale this week too, i was up 8 lbs. With no real explanation at all. Since i can't explain it im writing it off as my weird body doing weird things.

I like you attitude about that!

timothy said...

you're doin so well, don't let that scale bump get to you. sometimes our bodies just have their own plan and we're not in the loop! lol have a glorious week sweetie! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Tim said...

I don't really miss anything about being a kid, probably because I am still a big kid now! :)

Congratulations on completing another thing on your to do list. I might transfer my to do list onto my fat boy thin blog from my other blog so I can see it all the time which will prevent me from neglecting it.