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Back to work...

Saturday, October 02, 2010

at my EMS job. So far so good. :)

I am having a hard time kicking this cold... and I fell hard yesterday on a rescue. Xrays showed everything good,but I am really sore. That and the head cold may make swimming challenging. I haven't ran since Thursday. I think when I get off shift tonight, I may pedal easy for an hour on the bike trainer.

I just want to publicly say that my husband is the best thing that ever happened to me. He waited on me hand and foot on Thursday night and Friday when I was feeling really bad. He was great at the hospital last night. He helped me with all my paperwork, among other things. I love my Leo. :)

I need to do something special for him. I just need to think of something really cool and thoughtful.

I think I may go for a walk later today too. Its so beautiful out, but COLD!



Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm definitely sick. It sucks. I've been taking vitamin C like its going out of style. No luck.

It is cold and rainy today and with being sick, I think the workout will be foregoed. Maybe a bootcamp video tonight, but I think rest is more important right now.

I'd love to curl up under the covers with my laptop and a bowl of soup right now, but the bills have to be paid!!

Have good Thursday!

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CBARRETT10 9/30/2010 1:04PM

  Get better soon. Hope tomorrow brings you relief.
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The lesser of the two evils...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So, I bought a new scale yesterday. I weighed myself last night when I got home on both and again this morning. Husband's scale said I gained a pound overnight and the new scale said I lost one. Huh??

I could not believe I ran 2.5 miles yesterday, without walking, at 10:22 pace. Just 2 weeks ago I could barely run 2 miles in over an 11 minute pace. I'm curious what my time will be like today. Its couch to 5k day and I'm also fighting what seems to be a cold. Maybe its allergies? Either way, its getting bombarded with thousands of milligrams of vitamin C. TAKE THAT snotty nose!! :)

Not only did I not snack when I got home, I didn't eat the programmed snack either! Woot! I intentionally left my snack at home today. I think I will be fine without it, but its there so I'm not tempted to go astray. :)

I need to get my bike in working order so I can go for a ride after work. I think a lot of my mindless snacking between work and dinner is just sheer boredom. I have no excuse, the rail trail is 2 miles from hubby's house and I can ride through his community to get to it so I don't have to ride on the highway. WHAT AM I WAITING FOR?!?!?

Hubby informed me last night that he thinks his schedule will be changing. I can see some positives in it, but I guess I've gotten used to this schedule so I was a little annoyed that it was changing. I guess I need to look on the bright side, he will have days off the week that I am with him and he will still have days off the weeks that I'm away so he can come visit. His current schedule just seemed more convenient (monday through sunday) and the new one just seems a little odd (thursday through wednesday).

Enough babbling, time to QC more road data! Have a great hump day!


My husband's evil scale

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I've decided its not me, its the scale. I'm down 2 pounds from yesterday, but still way higher than what my scale says... and my scale usually agrees with the weight watchers scale, which ultimately matters for my lifetime status.

I think I am going to buy a new scale for my husband's house this afternoon. Where does one buy a scale? Does Lowe's have them? Hmmm... I haven't bought one in forever.

I ran so well yesterday! I am doing the couch to 5k program. I ran for 5 min, walked for 3, ran 5, walked 3, ran 5... and holy moley, even with the walking, I still ran 10:37 miles! I'm almost back to my race pace... which would be such a good feeling.

I am going to talk to my mom about helping me purchase a treadmill. I know my granny has been wanting one for the winter time when she can't get outside and walk. My current job does not have one and I think the fire department is still in the process of trying to get a grant for one. I really don't want to lose the level of fitness I have and I know I won't have enough time to cross country ski after work. I may have to suck it up and buy some crampons or something and run in the snow! :)

I had a moment of weakness when I got home from work. It was raining, so I couldn't go out and bike, it was cold in the house so I didn't want to do a bootcamp video (and I don't know where my weights got off to that I leave at hubby's place), I tried folding laundry, doing meal planning, getting my workout stuff and lunch together for today, but there was no stopping the creature living in my tummy that was gnawing on my spine. Fortunately, I did pick healthy stuff to snack on... almonds, a half a slice of 2% cheese... Oh well.

I will NOT snack today after work, unless its the snack I already have programmed in for today.

Have a terrific Tuesday!


I don't understand... well, maybe I do.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I gained so much weight this weekend! :( 4.5 pounds, according to the scale from Friday morning to this morning. NO WAY.

I did have some GI issues that may attribute to that. I stuck with my goals from Friday though, I guess that's why I'm a little discouraged right now.

I did not eat tons of food. I did workout on Saturday. I did not have time Sunday or Friday. I drank a lot of water and kept alcohol consumption to a minimum.

I am trying to turn my thought process around and use the scale as motivation to work hard this week. I know it will pay off eventually, but it was a real blow to the ego this morning.

I'll keep my chin up if you keep yours up too.

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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 9/27/2010 9:31AM

    I agree with ONESAUCYTRINI. Hugs.It happens to everyone.No one is perfect.Just remember that!

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ONESAUCYTRINI 9/27/2010 9:07AM

    Positive thought is probably the best way to combat any challenge. Think positive and your progress will be made simpler.

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