BUT that doesn't mean that I haven't stopped working hard. In fact, I'm finding some mojo (THANK YOU to the wonderful group of ladies in our Facebook group!) back that I had previously lost in the last 2 years ! (Ahem) Seriously these ladies have been such a tremendous help to each other in struggles and in good times and I honestly don't know where I'd be right now without them.
As of today, I'm fully dedicating myself back to tracking in My Fitness Pal (skinnygeekwithin, there if you want to help keep me accountable) and I also restarted the C25K program. I know, I know... I swore off running. I still hate it but it is really good conditioning work for tennis. So there it is. I want my tennis game to improve and it won't improve much while I'm still at this weight so I want to do anything and everything I can do to get to my ultimate goal. I had such a good 2013 but then 2014 and the beginning of this year and completely snowballed and I have ended up gaining 20 pounds back. I'm not quite at my highest (244) but if I don't make these changes and pronto I'll be there in no time. I'll get into my current weight and plan on Wednesday with the Wednesday Weigh In.
I guess I'll try to hit some highlights of everything that has been going on in my world over the last month or so!
I met the lovely Christina from Love Yourself Healthy about a week ago! We spent 2 hours just laughing and talking at a Starbucks in NOLA and enjoyed one of the very few "cool" summer days!
During that very same weekend, I participated in the USTA 40 and Over Mixed Doubles State Tournament! This even deserves its whole post so I'll just leave you with a picture from it before we started.
Spoiler alert... we came in 3rd place but it was good enough to manage to snag a wild card spot for the Sectionals Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 9th through the 11th!
|Terrified, I was (in my best Yoda impression)|
We started off our day in NOLA at Cafe Du Monde (as you do..) and eventually ended up on the Streetcar ride from hell and also spent the better part of the rest of the day at the World War II Museum.
|Me, Misti and Ashley|
|I think I nailed it. ha!|
I think this post is long enough so I'll end it with Ollie munching on some grass from this past weekend. Hopefully I can get back into a more regular posting schedule again soon. I do plan to update this week as to where I am currently and my plan of battle for the food wars. And I also do hope to give an update on the state tournament as well.
Hope you all are doing well! I've missed posting!