Sunday, March 25, 2012
It's certainly been a whirlwind few months. Between quitting smoking and my hormones, I've gained more weight that needs to come off. UGH! That said, I know any doctor in his/her right mind would tell me that quitting smoking is far more important than weight gain.
I'm going to be 47 this summer and I'm pretty sure I've been going through pre-menopause. I love to eat, I really do. But I've never experienced out of control eating like I have for the last several months. I finally saw my OBGYN and we came up with a plan of action that will balance my hormones. I can feel the difference already...I feel so much better!
On another note, I've been bicycling with a riding group for about ten months now. I decided it was time to get a new bike when I was riding 30-40 mile distances each week with the group. So last July, I found a great deal on Craig's List that I couldn't pass up. A gal was selling her 2 year old Specialized Dolce Comp that had less than 100 miles on it. SCORE! What a difference the new bike made. My riding group continued to meet every Saturday, even in the summer when temperatures in Tucson hovered around 110 degrees. We were on a mission - we had goals to attain! Fast forward to November, where I rode in the 60 mile El Tour de Tucson cycling event in which there were almost 9,000 participants from all over the world. What a fantastic event!!! How do I surpass that goal?
I'd really like to stick to my weight loss plan and ride a longer distance in El Tour this November. When I take this extra weight off, I want to ride the 85 or 109 mile event. I have several months to prepare for this and I can make it a reality if I stay on track. It's this kind of goal that will help me stay on track. :)
Saturday, November 05, 2011
6 month anniversary. OH YEAH!!!
Time Smoke-Free: 187 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes and 31 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4698
Lifetime Saved: 1 month, 5 days, 21 hours
Money Saved: $1,527.50
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Feeling really good lately even though I haven't lost any weight. I still haven't smoked any cigarettes (quit May 1) yay!! I am beginning yet another new job in two days and am in the process of moving. I'm surrounded by boxes as I type this. I've been terribly busy making these transitions and hope to get back on track ASAP. In the meantime I am cycling regularly, which is a good feeling. We've upped our distance to 25-30 miles a ride even in these extreme (107 yesterday) temperatures.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I am super-de-dupiter excited to announce that I have been nicotine free for one month!!! Yay me!!
I started a new job a few weeks ago and I'm trying to get settled into a new 12 hour work day routine. The time goes by really fast at work and at the end of the day I don't have much energy to cook, so I'm not eating very well when it comes to dinner. I'm doing really well with my other two meals, though.
My exercise routine has slowed down due to my work schedule, but I'm also riding my bike longer distances. I rode 27 miles last Saturday - my longest ride EVER!!! The group of people with whom I ride want me to enter El Tour de Tucson and do the 66 mile ride. 66 miles is such a long distance and I'm not sure if I'm capable of it. The 40 mile ride seems attainable, though, and the race isn't until November so I have plenty of time to train.
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