Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Running Day! (and, final weigh in)

I'm so happy that the weather has changed.  It was 94 degrees yesterday, and this morning I'm wearing my favorite $5 skirt from Old Navy, which I would wear every day if I could.  Over the weekend I had a bunch of "Firsts" of Summer, first iced coffee, first clams on the grill, first time beach towels were drying on the deck, first mosquito bites.  It was lovely.






Can you see my patchy sunburn?  I used a spray sunscreen for the first time while we were at the lake yesterday (hey, another first!), it worked great for the kids, but I need to stick to lotion for myself.





Yes, today is National Running Day, but no running for me. I do need to run around today and tackle my huge To Do List, and tomorrow I go back to the podiatrist to have an impression made of my feet for my orthotics.  I'm still secretly hoping I can run my 5k on Saturday, so we'll see what the Doc says tomorrow.

Today is also the Final Weigh In for my weight loss challenge.  I did a happy dance around my scale, I'm down 2 pounds from last week, for a grand total of 6 pounds.  My weight loss goal was 10 pounds, as was my friend Heather's.  We talked about doing another challenge, because she didn't reach 10 pounds either, and we both want to get to that point.  I'll let you know what the plan is, but I'm hoping everyone else had some weight loss. I know one person in particular probably won the whole thing, so we'll see what you say in the comments!

AH! And I have the winner of my Wrightsocks giveaway....I was watching The Real Housewives of NYC while resting my foot, and the photo was a picture of Jill Zarin on my television.  I used random.org to pick a winner out of the correct answers, and it is Laura!  Send me an email with your address, congrats!

22 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Way to go on your weight loss!!! If you do another challenge I would totally be in! I need to lose 8lbs pronto!!

Love the "firsts" of summer....my fav is the beach towels!

Laura said...

WooHoo! I sent you an email. :)
I was down this month so I am very happy - congrats on your 10lbs...that is my beginning goal for the next month or so.
...summer just started and I already have the weirdest tan lines ever....

Wells L said...

I lost 4 pounds which is really pathetic, but at I'm thankful for the challenge to force me on the scale weekly otherwise, I'm pretty sure it would have been a 4 pound gain. Great job loosing 6 pounds - you rock! Good luck at the pod's office today. I secretly think it'll be okay to run the 5K anyway (just saying - the pod definitely wants you to think you can't live without his orthotics, but . .. . ). Good luck!

Suzy said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! you look great.

BDD said...

Down 0.8 this week

I got sucked in one episode of HW of NYC. Wow, is all I can say and who does Romona girl thinks she is? She is crazy and not the good kind, I am surprised she has any friends in life.

Teamarcia said...

You look fab! Fun weekend too--ahhhh summer!
I'm holding strong at -7 (BQ weight) and I'm happy here. Time to shift my focus from weightloss to marathon training.
Hope you can get that 5k in this weekend!

Christi said...

Great job on the weight loss!

Raquelita said...

Great job on the weight loss and good luck at the foot doctor! I wasn't participating in your challenge, but I did lose 4 pounds in May. I think I owe it all to journalling every bite of food that I took. I'm happy with slow and hopefully sustainable losses. I'd love to lose another 5 pounds or so over the course of the summer, but even more than that I'd like to fit comfortably back into a couple of pairs of pants.

misszippy said...

Congrats on the weight loss--you look great! And summer is the best....all of life's simple pleasures come back.

I'm a huge NYC Housewives fan (admitting it is the first step). Seriously addicting TV!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Bah! The Zarin hairdo through me off!

Congrats on the final weigh in!!! Keep healing Molly!

ajh said...

Good job on the weight loss!

Anonymous said...

congrats, molly!!! let me know if you do another challenge........i'm so in. i can't lose these 10 stinking pounds...wtf...lol.keep me posted. adele lee

Kelley said...

What a great start to the warmer weather! Congrats!

Caratunk Girl said...

Congrats!! You look fantastic!

Mike of FailureToDetectSarcasm.com said...

That sunburn is disappointing, you'd think the spray would just cover everything without a problem.
And you can go easy on the weight loss. Didn't you just mention back fat? Highly underrated flotation aid for the beginning swimmer! Ha. Good job on the 6 pounds, and good luck with whatever total you decide on next.

Jill said...

Wow girl, you look awesome!! Congrats on your 6 lbs, that's a great accomplishment and now that we're in summer mode, you'll easily lose the other 4, no problem!!

Carly said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I think I'm down about 6 too, but I don't remember the start date for this so I really have no clue.

Julie said...

I CANNOT WAIT to have those same firsts! The weather here is still not cooperating :-(

The Green Girl said...

You look really good, girl! I can see the difference.

Black Knight said...

congrats on the weight loss, you are in perfect shape

Colleen said...

Great job on the weight loss Molly! You look fabulous!

Annie said...

Please send me your address. I was down 5, not to shabby I guess. Congrats!!!