Friday, August 14, 2009

A girl with a plan makes fewer mistakes...

So I'm sure tonight I'll be busy or forget to blog and since I didn't write yesterday, I'll double up!

The past few days have been ok. I met with the recuriter on Wednesday and they seemed to be excited about me and possible jobs so we'll see how that goes!
I think I did some sort of DVD on Wednesday... Biggest Loser cardio max maybe on demand...

Yesterday I did Banish Fat/Boost Metabolism. I was ready for a butt kicking, but it was easier than I remembered. Still hard, don't get me wrong, but I didn't feel like I was going to fall over and die.

This morning I ran 28 minutes. My speed is definitely picking up. I'm hoping to just keep it around 3 miles 3-4x per week for the next few months then I'll start adding the distance back on in October to get ready for Thasnkgiving's 10k. Last year my time was 69 minutes, so this year I'm hoping for 64.

Now here's the plan: Tonight we're going out to eat with JJ's cousin and her husband to PF Changs. Now sometimes asian food seems healthy because of the amount of vegetables, but when it's stir-fried and covered in sauce, it's not.
If you look at PF Changs nut. info, it doens't look awful, but many dishes are for 2+ portions! Tricky!
So what I ALWAYS do when I go out is look at the menu online so I know what I'm getting myself into. Tonight's plan is for JJ and I to split the tofu lettuce wraps (270 calories) and I'll get Ma Po Tofu (260 calories for 2/5 of the dish), so I'll eat half or steamed Buddha's Feast (161 for 2/5) with brown rice (109 calories).
Now if I get a beer or wine, I'll go for Buddha's Fest. If I do water, I'll get Ma Po Tofu. Simple as that! It also helps that I tell JJ what my intentions are and then he helps me stay in line. Sometimes I'll even tell him what I want and have him order for me so I don't have the chance to change my mind and get something else.
I'm not so good with making decisions and sticking with them... if you haven't noticed ;)

So anway, I've had a few questions emailed, commented or asked lately. Some of them a few times... so here it goes!

What is the temp/time you run?
Here in FL I run around 7am (sunrise is at 6:50am or so, I don't want to run in the dark) and at 7am it is 78 degrees, feels like 83 with 85% humidity. Ew.
And to follow up, I saw the puppy today in someone's screened in porch, so it got back to it's owner!

What did you do with your big clothes?
I haven't kept a single item of clothing that I've undergrown with the exception of my wedding gown. I think if I kept anything it would be a safety net, and I don't want that. I now prefer to buy cute clothes on sale in a smaller size to keep me motivated.
What do I do with it? I donated it to Goodwill, Amvets, and my mom gave some to people at church. It's a sticky situation because I don't want people to feel bad about themselves for taking my 'fat clothes' so I try to stay removed from it.

Is your name really spelled Ashlee? Why is your name spelled that way?
Yes, Ashlee is how my name has always been spelled. My parents both liked the name but they couldn't agree on Ashley or Ashleigh, so they created their own fun way to spell it.
Sometimes I like having a run of the mill name switched up by the spelling, but it sucks when I want to buy personalized things and can't ever find them.
And don't feel bad if you spell it wrong ever, my Popie, Grandpa and Aunt all do/did.
My favorite was when Popie sent me a card that was addressed to Ashley Weatherton - not even close! Taking on Wetherington complicated my spelling/name even more. Boo, JJ!


  1. I got rid of all my fat clothes, too. I dont want that to fall back on.
    I figure it I start gaining, feeling uncomfortable in my clothes should be the motivation and wake up call I need to lose the weight.

  2. Haha! I feel you with the name thing. Sometimes, it's good people can't find anything with your name on it, because people (especially my mom and mom-in-law) are finding me "Hope" things all the time. :) Trust me, I don't mind them buying me things, but I'd be a millionare by now if I could trademark my name. :)

    Glad to hear the puppy got back home safe and sound. It's harsh world out there for puppies.

  3. I am SO glad I stumbled upon your blog, I can't even remember how now...maybe from Balance for MEre? Anyways, I'm in the middle of a major weight loss myself and wanted to know how often you buy clothes. I know the importance of wearing clothes that fit vs. clothes too big, but how to you justify spending the money on clothes you know you will only wear a few months?

    Are there a few staples that you buy with every smaller size you become?

  4. Your post really hit close to home. Rather than keep wondering why things aren't working, I spent some time today and planned for tomorrow. Thanks for the wake up call!

  5. Congrats on the weight loss! You look amazing.

  6. I really like how you have a plan for you evening out. That will help you stay on track. I need to do this more often