Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I have a friend. Let's call her D.
D had three kids, ballooned to a huge weight. Did the whole liquid diet thing. Just couldn't do it.
I haven't seen her for awhile - years in fact (not sure how that happened... but there it is).
Just saw a picture of her on facebook.
She's probably lost 100 pounds.
If she can do it, I can do it.
I'm jealous, envious, and sort of embarassed.
If she can do it, I can do it.
I can. I will.
Monday, July 15, 2013
So, apparently, you can't get me to turn on a computer on a weekend even with threats. I just can't do it. Weekends are for lounging, reading, gardening, exercising, cooking, canning, gardening, gardening, gardening. Not for the computer, phone, or any other technology. Just can't do it.
That's the introvert in me, I guess.
So, the 4th was a 4 day weekend, and apparently that's all it takes to get me out of a habit. Even though I have been eating well, and moving pretty much every day, I stopped blogging. But never fear, I rode my bike to work this morning, and it is starting to feel pretty darn good - like I'm accomplishing something.
Which leads me to this: It's time to add the next component. And that would be gluten free. Done with bread, pasta (waaaaaaa), gravy, and all of that... It's the lowest of the low hanging fruit... within three days of quitting wheat I will feel like a world-beater. It's just that good.
So... here it comes. Egg salad samwich becomes egg salad period. YESS!!!!!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
A few months ago, I went to a CAbI party. If you don't know what that is, it's like Pampered Chef, or Stella & Dot, or Tupperware, but it's clothes. Expensive, but really great quality clothes. I have been to several ove the years, and the hostess never seems to have big girl clothes. She tops out about about size 10. They make the clothes in larger sizes, but she tends to not carry them. So, this last time, I took a chance and bought this super cute top:
All she had was a medium, and it almost fit, so I got a large.
Well, when it arrived, I put it on and discovered that it wouldn't fit over "the girls". It's a common story with me. Hmph. So, it has just been hanging in my closet.
Today, after a week of walking/exercising/moving my bod, I was able to BUTTON IT OVER MY CHEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
WoHoo!!! Victory Dance!
It's a little thing, but one that makes me feel pretty darn good!
Have a safe and happy 4th. Not sure if tomorrow is a blog day or not... depends on how much like a holiday it feels...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I kinda hate to exercise.
I like how I feel afterward.
I am really enjoying how much more energy I have.
I am looking forward to being in better shape.
But I don't like to to move my bod in such a way that it hurts, iiggles, etc. And I sweat SO badly.
Since I was a kid, I have had a really hard time with heat - as in heat exhaustion, heat stroke, etc. Happens to me almost any time I am outside working in direct sun over about 80 degrees. So, I exercise at the crack of dawn. I like that time of day better, but having these serious heat issues just feeds my relentless need to make excuses. Can't ride my bike, rollerblade, go rowing, etc. Nope, can't. Too hot.
And yet... and yet... I have been exercising daily (except for Sunday), for days and days, and it feels good to have had done it.
Oh... my boat. How I miss it. I have a goal of being thin enough to be able to row again by the end of the summer. Hmmm... I think that's probably another 15 pounds. Can i do it?
What a great goal! I need a picture to put on my computer at work...
Man i love rowing. So peaceful. So graceful. So beautiful. Such good exercise. Leg, core, arms. Leg, core, arms. Leg, core, arms. look behind to make sure I'm not going to hit a barge or something. Then back at it. And man, that first leg push -- it feels SO good... the hard push makes the boat move SO fast.
The best feeling in the world? Rowing on a mountain lake -- being near shore, and then pushing off and seeing just how fast the shell will cut through the water.
It's the best. AHHH!!! I LOVE THAT FEELING!
Okay, so I don't love exercise, but i do love rowing.
August 1? September 1?
Maybe. Just maybe.
Decide to go, girl.
(This is not a picture of me, or of my boat. That said, it is the same make, model and color as my boat. And it is a mountain lake. And it could be me - in about 40 pounds!)
Monday, July 01, 2013
I work in front of a computer. All day. Every day. Minumum of 8 hours, usually more like 10. I spend a significant amout of time in excel, as well as various other programs that my company uses.
As a result, I have no interest in computers on the weekend. None. It is all I can do to even turn a computer on during a weekend. So, generally, I forego all digital work on weekends. I don't miss it. I do tend to get grief from people though, because this generally means I don't respond to emails... and i rarely return a call.
Man, am I unfriendly!
I just need a digital break, ya know?
Exercised on Saturday (good walk at dawn), didn't yesterday, mostly because I slept in a bit, and then it was too hot (over 80 is no bueno for exercise and me). As for this morning, Todd woke me with little kisses all over my nec just before he left for work, encouraging me to get up. I dozed off again, but did manage to get up and get outside. I actually moved my lard-a$$ in a run-like motion for about 4 houses - and was surprised that I was capable of THAT to tell the truth. I breathed hard, but was so embarassed. It was getting light, and any car driving my would have seen me.
Now, when I see someone overweight running, I just think GO!! GO!! GO!!... but somehow when's it me, I'm mortified. I would much rather walk/run in the dark, when I know people can't see me (boobs whomping up and down, bum moving up and down a TREMENDOUS amount). Nope... it's gonna be just me for awhile. Secret and clandestine.
In other news, I picked about 15 pounds of produce this weekend in my back yard, so spent most of Saturday preserving it... cooking, etc. HOT!!!
I am hopeful that once the weight starts to come off in earnest that heat won't be such a factor for me, but I'm pretty sure it stil will. Hmph.
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