Saturday, March 08, 2008
Now, I don't sweat much.
You may be saying to yourself, "But jes, you delicate little flower, how could anyone think of you as sweating?" Or, you may be saying, "jes, you're only kidding yourself. You sweat like a longshoreman in July." Or you might just be saying, "I wonder if I left the oven on?"
Well, I don't sweat, unless it's megahot and I've been exerting myself. Just the upper lip, thigh area and under the breasts. Very rare to get underarm sweat, even without antiperspirant. Really. It doesn't mean I don't get hot; I just get winded and red. Most attractive for this future delicate little flower!
But last night -- woof -- I sweated. It was humid, the heat was on but not cranking and I had on my usual workout attire which is the incredibly chic combination of the top I wore to work, a pair of ratty old long john bottoms, a pair of socks that have seen better days and a ponytail holder. A stylin' dawg if you're blind and have no taste.
And, I did my workout, even though I was extremely tired and really just wanted to get into bed. But I didn't. Wacky, I didn't want to get sleep over a workout. It was an abs-quads-glutes day. I did 40 reps of each exercise, came on here and logged everything, brushed my teeth and hit the sack, not stirring much until almost 12 hours later. But after the workout I noticed ... (drum roll please) ... sweat. Only in the underbreast and thigh areas, but sweat just the same.
I worked out. I got sweaty. Sweat took the toxins out. And then I slept like a longshoreman. But I dreamt of being a delicate little flower. ;)
Friday, March 07, 2008
Life is pretty damned good these days, I have to say.
I am generally optimistic and have a boatload of energy, even though these days I have maybe 3 or 4 ounces of tea with caffeine and then that's it for caffeine for the day. I'll finish out the full-strength tea in a month or two and then -- no more.
Lotsa joy. Joy is good.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Well, I am thrilled! Hubby and I are going out to Mexican in a few weeks and it will be very manageable. It'll end up being about 700 calories, 13.5 g. of fat and maybe 800 mg. of sodium.
I'm going to have a bowl of gazpacho (so that I can avoid the chips), then we'll share chicken fajitas with black beans and rice on the side. I won't have the tortillas, cheese or sour cream and will only have a tablespoon of the guacamole. Everything else is fine and I always eat more of the onions than the chicken anyway. I'm looking forward to it!
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I am wired, I am psyched.
This morning, I checked out my pedometer, and it said 2/3 of a mile after I got into the office. Now, that's nothing new, but it took me 10 minutes of walking, all told. This is 4.0 MPH! If I go any faster (e. g. 7.5 minutes, which would be about 5.3 MPH), alli, I believe, would consider it to be jogging.
Hence I am, as of now, at the top end of walking speed according to alli. All this from someone who was definitely at the lowest end (2.5 MPH) at the beginning of the year. Here it is, about 10 weeks into my lifestyle change, and I'm suddenly Speedy Gonzalez.
It's not just more energy and more speed, it's more joy. It's like that Kibbles n' Bits ad: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5fOiB4RL_Q
More taste (and I really am getting more taste in my food, rediscovering herbs and spices I'd forgotten and getting back into COOKING) and more joy!
But I'm still not gonna eat kibble. :)
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
If I could ever actually learn how to properly use a measuring tape, I might actually be seeing certain non-scale results. This would make me happy. However -- and this is weird because I'm generally rather analytical -- I cannot get a good measurement going on, well, pretty much anywhere. Now, I KNOW that my jacket is fitting better around the hips, but does the tape measure say that? Nope, it says that I gained an inch and a half.
Hmm, maybe I can get my husband to do the measuring sometimes.
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