Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This photo is from Memorial Day weekend 2012. Two years later:
Memorial Day weekend 2014.
I actually wanted this comparison for myself. Many people, I suspect, are like me, in that we don't admit we are getting slimmer and yes prettier, taking better care for appearance, etc, for whatever reasons and there are many of those. I needed to measure the changes to fix in my head that yes, I AM slimmer and I AM prettier now than two years ago.
Unfortunately I had way more sodium this weekend than I'm used to now, and have been dealing with bloat and water retention. My running has suffered as a result; now I'm heavy and slow and stumbly, but each day brings me closer to my normal self. Can't wait for it to be done with! I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be able to do a regular run of some distance.
Friday, May 02, 2014
I need new undies. I put on a pair the other morning, pulled them all the way up over my waist, and my belly kind of drooped out the leg openings. I felt like I needed suspenders. I put on my scrubs and I didn't have to drop trou like the gangstas to look like a gangsta.
Losing weight can be pretty funny.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I've been having a big problem with running and needing suddenly to use the bathroom RIGHT THIS SECOND. No matter what I eat or when I eat it, I get the uncontrollable urge every time and now I can't even run a mile without having to turn around and come home.
Well, someone suggested I try taking a probiotic. I tried one last night after supper. Today I have nothing left in my intestinal tract prior to lunch today.
That would normally seem like a bad thing, but on the other hand, perhaps I can run in peace now. I'm kind of undecided whether or not to keep taking the probiotic. For one thing, I don't know if, like laxatives, they create a dependency relationship with the intestines. I don't know how to determine if they will work for me or harm me.
I guess I'll try this like every other day or 3 times per week or something like that, for starters, and see what happens. It can't be worse than what I've already gone through.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Okay. I'm back to 166 lbs. Progress is so sloooooow... but once again I'm finding that my body continues to change more than the scale shows.
I bought MEDIUM men's shorts for running. I generally avoid women's technical clothing because they're styled way too sexy-like for my tastes. If I'm running, I need clothing that does the job of moving sweat away from my body, covers the naughty bits, stays in place, and that can be removed without dislocating joints. I'm too busty and hippy for most womens' technical clothing, and I just feel more comfortable in mens' clothing.
But dude! Size MEDIUM. I've never fit into a size medium mens' short before. NEVER.
And here's something else. I have been ordering outfits from Fabletics, and except for the fact that the tops are too flimsy to offer any modesty coverage, I actually fit into the xl size bottoms, be they shorts or tights, and even the bra tops fit. How about that.
And ... I have this tee shirt that I bought from the Northstar ski resort fire station in 2005 when I worked in Truckee. I wanted grey not navy blue but all they had in grey was a medium. It never fit so I just used it as a pajama top in summertime and made sure I never went outside without a sweater or some other coverage. Well, now it fits just fine. I can take it out of the pajama drawer and put into the running drawer.
Take that, unmoving scale!
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