Friday, January 18, 2008
It was such a pleasant startle the other day when a colleague of mine at work shared with me his recent weight loss successes, stating he was down to 274. Of course I gave him a pat on the back and said congrats on the payoff for hard work!
Later it dawned on me: I was thinner than this fellow, who is about my height, by twenty pounds!
I'm no longer the biggest person around!
And later yet it dawned even further on me: I still saw myself every bit as large as this fellow, if not even larger! Wow!
I am going to have to get back into the habit of asking my wife when we're in public: Is that fellow over there bigger or smaller than me...? This helps me to better gauge and re-calibrate my body image...which has some catching up to the new reality I've been carving out for myself!
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Recently feeling a bit *blah* on my treadmill, despite my mp3 player. However when an upbeat song came along by The Who, I noticed a distinct difference in the way I was stepping along and although it's a bit tricky to define, it felt like I was doing the 'mill.
Before it felt more like the MILL was doing ME.
Feels much better the other way around... :-)
On another note, maybe loosely related...if you're looking some inspiration, some great humor and heartfelt tragedy DO get out to see "The Bucket List!" It is the best movie I have seen in a long, long time! It will stir your heart and make you stop and reflect on your life, where you are, and where you want to be.
Can't recommend it highly enough!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Missed too many cardio days (only six, but felt like SIXTY!) and allowed myself too many carbies. I struggle to figure out exactly HOW I let things go and I guess it was just too much of a shake up in my routine combined with ongoing sneezies (allergies? cold? who knows...) ALSO, during the flurry of house cleaning before we left I managed to smash my big toe (which was still purple from my previous bad shoe experience) so badly that it appeared that the nail might be lost...the jury is still out on that one.
Anyhow, I sound like I'm whining, don't I? I am so disappointed in myself as I had such a head of steam going into the holidays and had been eyeing up some respectable goals for myself which are all pretty much unattainable now.
I again was surprised over how difficult it was to crawl back into my routine, which I've been following for the last two days now. It was sobering to get a whiff over how easy it would be to just let it all go and slide back into the "dead zone!" I planned to weigh myself today to scare myself into high gear this week, but our nurse is on vacation and the scale is locked up. I think I'm frightened enough of the potential number slide to whip myself into action, tho... :-) I think there IS something to be said for the *muscles* we develop when we crawl back from the precipice yawning by our side...which is always there, but when we give into old, unhealthy habits our awareness of the danger is heightened.
But now I am BACK in control, gearing up for my New Year's Eve, which is always a blast walking all over town enjoying First Night. If anyone is fortunate enough to live in or near a town that observes First Night, you owe it to yourselves to get out and celebrate the New Year's in style with loads of fun and active entertainment!
Here is OUR First Night:
Here is where you can look up YOUR First Night:
There is no better (re: healthier!) way to ring in the New Year!!
Here's to a Happy, Healthy New Year for ALL!!
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