Monday, April 4, 2011

"Best of the Moment"...

I have a playlist on my iPod titled "Best of the Moment" and it consists of songs that I'm reaaaaaly into at that particular, well, uh....moment. Songs usually find themself stuck on the playlist for a few weeks if not months. There does come a time though when they get the boot and are replaced by my next musial obsession.

Here is the current "Best of the Moment" playlist:

"Head or Your Heart" - Mat Kearney (This gem has held it's own since before the beginning of the New Year. LOVE this song. LOVE Mat Kearney.)

"Something Beautiful" - Needtobreathe (This one has been on the list for a little while; a month or so maybe)

"Follow Me There" - Third Day (Heard this song as the opening of "Sarah Palin's Alaska", loved it.)

"For the First Time" - The Script (Ahhhh, *sigh* The Script. One of my favorite bands right now. This song is just....so...great.)

"Firework" - Katy Perry (Girl power, WHATWHAT?!?! Ha.)

"Little Lion Man" - Mumford & Sons (Ohhhh, Mumford - your sound is right up my alley. Glad I found you.)

"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons (I like this song a tad better than "Little Lion Man", it harder hitting.)

"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele (Her voice is ahhhh-mazing. Enough said. Oh, and the lyrics are super awesome. Good song.)

"You Are The Best Thing" - Ray Lamontagne (Not really a new song but good nonetheless. This guy's voice is ridiculous. Cute song.)

I am sure to change this playlist sometime soon, as in like tonight. I have a few I want to add. I love the Spring; it's a season for good music...new and old.

This train is back on track...

Since training for, completing, and recovering from the half marathon (it will be 5 months ago since the actual race tomorrow) I gained about 15 pounds. I started training for the half marathon last June and I was probably about 145 lb. I did Weight Watchers point counting on and off from June to October but by the end of October I gave it up and carbs became my friend. I was still eating healthy and constantly running so I was able to pretty much maintain a healthy weight. On the day of the half marathon I think I weighed about 149 lb. Since completing those 13.1 miles all those months ago I have not been nearly as active as I was before. I've done a few 5K's over the last few months but I haven't really applied myself and made myself run or even go to the gym. Needless to say...it started to show.

After losing 60 pounds almost 2 years ago, my lowest weight was 138. Yep. Do the math. I was almost 200 pounds at the time I started the change. (I have no shame about this, by the way. As you can tell.) I used a combination of the Weight Watchers program (for free though...I didn't attend meetings) and obsessively working out. So counting from about 140 lb in early to mid 2010 to 2 weeks ago when I weighed myself in the middle of the day and was horrified to see the scale read 155.8 lb is a 15 pound gain. In a fairly short amount of time. I decided a few weeks ago to get back on the Weight Watchering wagon and shed these 15 pounds I put on.

I signed up for a free 7-day trial of Weight Watchers online and immediately fell in love with the program all over again. During the 7-day free trial I lost 2.3 pounds and last week I lost 2.6 pounds. I'm almost out of the 150's!! The subscription I signed up for is 3 months long so I am hoping to meet my goal within that time and at this losing rate I think I am on the right track.