Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday weigh in - 11 month update!

Happy New Year! And what a year it's been! At least once a day there's a moment where I can't believe I've come so far in 11 months.

So far, maintenance has not been easy but I wasn't expecting it to be. As you'll see by the weigh in, I overdid it a little (okay a lot) over the holidays and I'm posting my first gain in 11 months. I had too many cookies, a lot of alcohol and cheese and crackers were made a meal on more than one occasion.  My maintenance plan is to give myself a 5lb margin within my 125 so I don't obsess about it but keep it in check. There's no way I'm going back but I can see how it can happen and it's really scary.

This is the first New Year that I can ever remember where losing weight wasn't on the resolution list. I always put them in writing so here's the list for 2014
  1. Run all 12 track club races. (There used to be a prize for this but of course now that I'm doing it there's not but I'm doing it for me!)
  2. Read and write more (I want to stop watching Breaking Bad so I can blog more and read more blogs...and books)
  3. 4 minute plank (3 minutes is the most I've ever done)
  4. Practice yoga both on and off the mat. (i.e. be less judge-y with myself and others)

Okay time for the weigh in. I've put it off long enough!

Jan 14 - Start of liquid diet - 250
Jan 29 - Surgery weight - 237 -13
Feb 8 - 231 -6
Feb 15 - 222 -9
Feb 22 - 220  -2
Mar 1 - 218  -2
Mar 8 - 216  -2
Mar 15 - 213 -3
Mar 22 - 209 -4
Mar 28 - 208 -1
Apr 5 - 206 -2
Apr 12 - 199 -7
Apr 26 - 196 -3
May 3 - 193 -3 
May 10 - 190 -3
May 17 - 187 -3
May 24 - 186 -1

May 31 - 184 -2
June 7 - 177 -7  
June 14 - 177 -0   
June 21 - 175 -2
June 28 - 171 -4
July 5 - 167 -4
July 12 - 167 -0
July 22 - 165 -2
July 26 - 159 -6
Aug 2 - 158 -1
Aug 9  - 157 -1
Aug 23 - 154 -3
Aug 30 - 150 -4
Sep 6 - 149 -1
Sep 13 - 146 -3
Sep 20 - 146 -0
Sep 27 - 144 -2
Oct 4 - 143 -1
Oct 18 - 138 -5
Nov 1 - 136 -2
Nov 11 - 134 -2
Nov 18 - 131 -3
Nov 25 - 131 -0
Dec 6 - 131 -0 
Dec 13 - 127 -4  
Dec 20 - 125 -2 
Jan 3 - 127 +2
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 Not too much difference in the progress pics from last month to this month but I continue to gain muscle and it's definitely showing. I officially feel tiny now when I put on an xs shirt or my size 4 lululemons.

In other news, I had my first under-an-hour 10k on New Years Day!
New years eve dinner. I learned early on in running that 10k's and hangovers don't mix!

Starting the new year off with my running heroes!

I love a finish line!


I NEVER thought I would see 9's in front of my miles. That is so amazingly fast for my little legs - so fast I almost threw up but whatever ;)

Hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone. As stated in the resolutions, I plan on being around here a bit more. I'm at the end of season 3....


  1. Good lord, woman. You look fantastic! Waitaminute... I'm sorry... I meant to say GOOD LORD WOMAN, YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!

    Keep up the great work, Tina!

  2. As I'm sure you've been told and heard from those who are in the midst, maintenance can be as hard or harder than losing. You have a good plan and I'm sure if you stick with it, you'll be a great maintainer.

  3. I swear I thought that was a little girl in that picture. You look years younger!

  4. Happy New Year, Happy New YOU, Tina! Congrats on having such success with your running; you are getting so fast!

  5. I'm a new follower! love your blog and you are AT GOAL!? Amazing! You look fantastic!

  6. Woo hoo!! Great job, even with the little over-indulgence. :) Congrats on the awesome 10k finish!!

  7. Happy New Year Tina and congratulations on your 10K pace. You look fantastic. I hope you can find a nice balance with your time. My husband and I caught Breaking Bad on Netflix this summer and watched the entire series. The writing is brilliant and now one of my all time faves.

  8. Tina Tinklewater you are amazing! Found your blog off of a FB link from Melanie E. My socks have officially been knocked off!!! Keep up the great work. Drop me a line if you're ever looking for a running partner - I'd love to catch up. Patty

  9. I think your within-the-5 lb.-range is a great way to approach maintenance. You don't want to put yourself under too much stress, and I think it's just realistic to accept that sometimes we're going to over-indulge! Congratulations on such a speedy 10K!!

  10. Can't believe how far you have come over the short time. Well done on your success.


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