Friday, August 17, 2012
So, today, I blew off the gym to spend some "quality" time with my boyfriend. Trust me, it was much needed, and very nice :)
Tomorrow we are going biking at Rails to Trails. I want to try for at least 15 miles this time around. After that we are going out to dinner. I am not sure where we are going yet.
I don't have much else to report.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
As many of you know I volunteer at the local library on my off days from work. I find this a welcome activity that I look forward to. By being active, I am not sitting at home obsessing over food that I can't have. I am also meeting new people, doing something positive for my community and living a more active lifestyle.
There is a young girl that comes in the library everyday, and she is the subject of this blog. Her name isn't important. What is important is she is 15 years old, she has no decent clothes or shoes that fit, she in unkempt to the point of being dirty, her parents neglect her and she is expected to be pretty much the sole caregiver of her younger, autistic brother.
I feel bad for her. That is putting it mildly. Actually, my heart breaks for her every time I see her. So, I decided that since she has nothing of her own, no nice clothes to go back to school in, that I would try to help out a little.
I fibbed to her and told her I was cleaning out my closet and would she want any of the stuff. She said that would be great. I went out to GoodWill and bought her some clothes. I bought her Levis jeans, Aero shirts and I gave her my new Converse shoes.
I plan on buying her more stuff too. Most of it will be second hand. If I could take her to the mall and buy her all of the popular designer clothes I would, but I just don't have the money for that right now. I will make sure the things I buy her are nice and clean. I will also make sure they are stuff a teenage girl would like.
To me, it just seems like the right thing to do.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tonight we are celebrating my co-worker's birthday. To do it properly, we ordered 2 pan pizzas from Pizza Hut and a big 'ol cake with tons of yummy whipped frosting.
I cant' have any of that. You know though, I don't care. It didn't really bother me. Sure, it smelled good, and looked good, but in reality, it wasn't good. I hate Pizza Hut. Even before my WLS I thought Pizza Hut sucked.
My salad was awesome. I made a southwest chicken salad, and it was fantastic!
For desert, when everyone had cake, I had an orange, and it was fabulous!
I feel like a slug since i didn't get to the gym today. I should have went for a walk this morning, but I didn't want to disrupt my routine. I had my gym bag packed with everything, and then my boyfriend said "Aren't you guys doing Rick's birthday tonight?"
I am in charge of the cake... I forgot to get a cake... so, I had to get a cake and I wasn't able to pick it up until 4:30... so I would not have had time to work out and get the cake. So lame... I will go to the gym on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday I plan on a bike ride. I want to try to do 12-15 miles this time around. I think I can go further. In fact, I know I can go further. Sunday night I am working, but I can still go to the gym even though they close at 4. Maybe I will take a walk outside since I don't have to be at work until 7. I have a plan in place!
I think that is all for now
Monday, August 13, 2012
Yup... you heard it right! I am wearing Spandex! I haven't worn that since 1987... actually, they are compression pants. I have been wearing them when I ride my bike.
On Friday my boyfriend and I went to Rails to Trails to go biking. The last time we were there, I was barely able to make it 3 miles total and I felt like a failure. When we rode this time he asked me how far I wanted to go and I said I wasn't sure. We started biking. After 10 mins, I felt pretty good, so we continued. After a half hour we decided to stop and take a water break ( I can't drink and ride at the same time) and when we checked our little odometer things, we had ridden 5 miles! We turned around and went back for a total of 10 miles!
I was very proud of myself for completing 10 miles on my bike. I felt like a rock star! Honestly, I think I could have went more, but we did have plans that evening, so in the interest of time, we only rode an hour. It was a good thing actually, because not soon after, it started to pour rain!
My boyfriend actually told me that I did a great job and he was very impressed with the endurance that I have built up over these last few months. I don't know what I would do without him. He has been so wonderful throughout this entire process. I am so lucky to have someone like him. I am trying to get him to join the gym with me so I have a lifting partner, but he still isn't going for that yet.
Today I decided that I would attempt to put my bike rack and bike on my Jeep myself. It was actually easy! So, I decided i would skip the gym and go ride the same trail again. I dd the same 10 miles that we did last time only I used lower gears to make it more difficult. Once again, I am very proud of myself for not only completing the 10 miles again, but also for doing it all on my own.
Tomorrow my Mother and i are going to visit a childhood friend of mine and take her lots of goodies for her and the baby she is expecting next month. We didn't get to make it to her baby shower because I had to work, so, we are going to her house tomorrow evening.
I am spending my days off at the library volunteering and that is about it.
Here is a link to the trail I like to ride
I think that is all for now
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Thanks to my FitBit, I have really been working hard on hitting my goals. It is very satisfying to see my number of steps and stairs...
It seems like this is the missing piece of the weight loss puzzle. Well one of them, RNY was the other... speaking of, I have almost lost 70 pounds. I can't even wrap my head around that. I can't even lift 70 pounds! How was I carrying all of that on my body?
I am really happy right now. Of course, I am usually a happy person, but right now I am REALLY happy. I rocked a good workout at the gym today. I did 15mins on the elliptical using the "Random" course on level 4. That is really good considering when I went back to the gym after surgery, I could barley do 5 mins on level 1. The Random course take different levels but never goes below a level 4. I was very pleased I maintained it for 15 mins. Then I walked on the treadmill for 30 mins. I know I need some ST - I REALLY do, but I just.....
Well anyway, tomorrow I am going to the library to volunteer.
I think that is all for now
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