Saturday, March 16, 2013
The hubby and I got a cool new motorcycle. A 2WD Ural, which is a Soviet rig with a sidecar and a top speed of about 55 MPH. Its so fun to get out on the back roads and putter around now that the weather is warming up.
We got matching jackets on sale at a steal (a third regular price) however they are both a size smaller than what we usually wear. We have other jackets which fit more comfortably, but have decided to stuff ourselves into these when we ride as a reminder to eat well and exercise daily. After our ride yesterday evening, I did an second 45 minute workout when we got home. Seems our plan is working.
I plan on taking a "before" pic with the jacket, so I can have something to remember how tight it is once I lose twenty pounds.
Friday, March 08, 2013
I am a very good multi-tasker at work, but have never managed it in my personal life. When I was younger, if my car was clean, my house was filthy. If my grades were good, my social life was in shambled. If my weight was under control, everything other extra-curricular activity was on hold.
Why is it I can only commit to one thing at a time? I have made no progress with my weight in three months, and I need to do it. I signed up for a 5K at the end of April which I am in no shape to run. So I will be starting 5K training again this weekend and will do what I can when the big day gets here. I cannot lose weight if I don't track my food (I am simply no good as guesstimates) and I HATE tracking. The last thing I want to do when I have time on the computer is track my intake.
What I have been doing is writing. A lot of writing. I finally finished the novel that has been in my head for ten years. I am half way through my second edit. I will self publish this year (if I wait to do it the old fashioned way it will be another unfinished project collecting dust).
So it pains me to blog when I want to be working on my fiction, but I do it because I know I need help and support. I need to get back on the wagon and stay on it. I need to make time to exercise and write and spend time with family, etc. etc.
And now I need to go track breakfast.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I have been absent from Spark for a few weeks and haven't tracked in a while, but that's OK. Not much need to track as I have been on a soup diet for way too long now and am not really sure how much of that I even managed to keep down. I am just getting over the crud. It was not the flu but seemed to be everything but...
On a good note, my weight has not fluctuated even though my diet has been so sodium heavy I can't even take my rings off right now. And the weight loss reported before Thanksgiving has even been verified by the doctor's scale...which is almost never kind!
So onward and downward. I wore myself out folding clothes today, so it may be a few days before I get back to the Y, but I am looking forward to the holidays and having a whole week off to focus on fitness.
I have set a deadline for myself to achieve goal weight. It's farther off than my Spark deadline, the intent being to reach and hold my goal for a few months by that date...Mar 1, 2014.
Why this date? Well, kind of a long-ish story. When I hit puberty, apparently the news only made it to one boob. So I had a little more asymmetry than is typical in the 'girls' - one being a solid B and the other an E!!! So at the tender age of 15, I had my first surgery to correct, reducing one to a D and enlarging the other to match. Within six or seven years, so much scar tissue had developed, I had to have the implant replaced. About ten years later, in March 2010, I had to have it replaced again. Our automobile accident in December 2010 caused that one to collapse and now I need a fourth surgery. I am thirty six now - four surgeries in twenty years! What happens in another ten years, twenty, forty?
No, it is time to say goodbye to having to buy swimsuits according to cup size, bras with more than two hooks, and shirts that fit except for that one pesky button. I am having the implant removed completely this time, the larger side reduced to match and then both lifted. Yeah, I will have small(ish) ta-tas when it is all said and done but they will be PERKY!!!
I need to be at whatever weight I will maintain for good when I have the procedure for best results. Since my last surgery was March 2010, I decided my LAST surgery will be March 2014.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
And in true Biggest Loser fashion, I came so close to puking before it was through! But I am getting ahead of myself.
To start the morning off, I hopped on the scale and it showed a two pound gain since yesterday. Now I KNOW I did not sleep walk into the kitchen and scarf down 7000 calories of tofu and cashew cheese in the middle of the night, so I am fairly confident this actually IS water weight, but I did write recently in my "Advice From A SP Motivator That Lapsed" blog about owning your gains. So I did.
When I put on my bright pink hoodie and set out for my morning run, I reminded myself I needed to work extra hard. Two pounds! I lifted my legs higher. I increased my foot turn over. I worked on my breathing. See me working on my breathing:
When I got my to the office I sat on the infernal yoga ball instead of my comfy office chair and bounced in place as I worked the rest of the day. I don't know how many calories bouncing burns, but it has to be more than not bouncing. Really the run was much more fun (and productive) than the working part of my day.
Then I headed to the Y for my Turbo Kick class and my last chance to work up a serious sweat before Thanksgiving. As I did the fiftieth or sixtieth transition from back kick to double jumping jack, I reminded myself: two pounds! By the time the instructor announced cool down, I was drenched, stumbling around like I'd already been into the holiday Champagne and forgetting to move my arms and legs at the same time. Then this crazy woman decides we will do planks for six minutes! Six minutes! That's when I almost puked. Twice. I wimped out and broke position for long enough to catch my breath and drink enough water to wash the taste out of my mouth, so I didn't actually hurl in Turbo Kick class tonight, but I felt very Biggest Loser-ish for coming so close.
I know, I have issues.
And here I am after class. Apparently my eyes are so tired I don't even realize I am not looking into my forward facing camera as I take this picture.
Bonus: I won a SP Exercise DVD today when I spun the wheel! I didn't even know they had real prizes for that. It will arrive in 3-4 weeks, which is coincidentally about when our basement will be finished.
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