Monday, October 27, 2008

Weigh In #29

Weekly loss: -3 lbs
Total loss: -54 lbs

Sorry for the weird filming on this video. I was trying a different setting on my camera so I'm not sure if it was that or Windows Movie Maker but it is really weird whatever the cause.

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the
success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. -- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer


Paul's Thoughts said...

Hi there Kristy, I have to say that your cat makes a few cameo appearances in your vlogs, even if he is doing important, invaluable behind the scenes work. At least, in cat land, sorting out the paper bags and sacks is a high priority. You know, your quite popular, when I watched your clip 54 people had already gone ahead of me. You had me smiling at “I'm a runner, you better believe it”, identifying with the insatiable desire to sleep (man I soooo want to sleep 14 hours), marvelling at the fact that they make flavoured coated almond nuts, (I thought vanilla was a good choice) and I learned about there is such a thing as calorie cycling.

I watch your videos and they get me thinking about change. I have no need to loose weight, but there are other areas of my life that need to be exercised, be regulated, recorded and molded towards change. What Christian doesn't want to move beyond the safe middle ground, get out there and run the Christian race in the face of so many eyes, to do away with the unhealthy compromising influences of the crowd, to let go of the run of the mill status quo, experience God's love and in Him be able to be Brave, take risks, splashing and attributing all success to the Name, His Name, having a fire because of the flame of faith, and ultimately to know that desired change is possible because our belief in God “changes everything”.

Kristy your authentic, genuine and sincere desire to achieve change in your life with God's help is powerful. I watch your clips because you are exemplifying change, you remind me that healthy change, brave change, will costs me time on my knees, effort and pain. It is part and parcel of the reality of “Changing my life, one choice at a time.”

kris_tea said...

Thanks, Paul. I know there are other places in my life that need change (namely my homemaking skills). Maybe I'll start vlogging about that too. hehe.

I totally attribute my success in losing weight to God. I have no other explanation as to why this time worked for me other than it was God. I had prayed all my life for Him to make me skinny & fit but just over a year ago I started praying for God to make me desire healthy foods & exercise & a disgust for the unhealthy. I thought He had let me down but then I discovered that He had probably empowered me for this long ago I just had to get off my lazy butt & do it. He will give us all we need but we have to be the ones to choose to use it. He wants children of character not spoiled brats.

I never was good at reading the Bible & for several years I had been pulling away from God. I didn't stop believing in Him, I just didn't want to have to "deal" with it anymore. Then one day, I got the urge to read the Bible & I have been pretty consistant on reading it almost every day since. That was about 2 yrs ago.

I think God is going by a plan for me (imagine that). First he wanted to get my relationship with him in line (or at least on the right track), now He's working on my health. I'm not sure what the next battle we are going to take on but I know, with Him, it will be way easier.

Paul's Thoughts said...

God is good, isn't He just the best ever. It is very encouraging to hear that God has been tuning into your payers and has got you on the go, that he is your life-enhancer and is empowering through your bible reading. Yeah, I've got to get with “the plan” as well and start going through, over, under or around some obstacles. Well, this paragraphs road is coming to an end because I'm just about zzzz,...zzzz , like I'm weightlifting with my eyelids, so tired. Cheers for your cheerfulness Kristy.

Rachel said...

Hi Kristy, I love your vlog (and blog). I'm on Week 7 of the couch to 5k program and I just wanted to let you in on my experience which may alleviate your fears about the first 20-minute run. In short: it turned out to be really easy! I've definitely *never* been a runner, and prior to doing that 20-minute run, I had never run for more than 12-15 minutes at a time. So don't get too intimidated by the time; you will surprise yourself.

BTW, I usually run at an indoor track at my school. I'm a grad student and so most of the people at that gym are the athletic younger undergrads so I totally know what you mean about not stopping short on your runs in order to show others you're a runner. Just think of it this way: Once you start running for 20+ minutes at a time, you can start talking trash like the guy in this video (and me) :)

Good luck!

kris_tea said...


Thanks so much. I just posted that video as a blog entry. That was just too hilarious. Thank you.

After today I will definitely do my best to run the 20 min but today was not easy. I'm going to post a blog about it tonight but basically I am in a lot of pain. During week 2 or 3 I got really bad posteriour shin splints but they eventually went away. Today, however, they returned & I'm afraid to over do it on Friday. I'll just see how it goes & if they get to hurting too much I'll stop.

During my first 8 min run today I felt great. The endophins kicked in at about min 7 & I felt like I could keep going but I stopped for the 5 min walk. When I started running again I just felt very clumsy & had a hard time finishing. I think that once I get going it won't be that bad as long as I don't stop. We'll see. ;)