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Near Fatal Attack!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I swim so much that one of my favorite rewards is to get a new competition swim suit. The other day I went to my favorite online source and found a beautiful blue suit. Made of the finest materials and promising to make me swim faster, I ordered and waited with baited breath.
The cute number arrived and I could hardly wait to get it on and get to the pool. I had visions of Olympic times and people with amazed expressions as I sliced effortlessly through the water. No splash, no effort, no muss! NO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
I took off the tags, bared the bod and preceded to begin pulling on the suit. Now mind you, this was a double-edged reward because I have lost weight and am now a size 12 instead of a 14. I also desperately needed a new suit. Something was amiss! I could not get the new number over my thighs. I was panic-stricken.
I pulled off the suit, dressed and called my daughter into my room. She had eyed the suit earlier and commented on the great color so I knew she was interested. I offered her the suit and said if it fit her she could have it. I told her the color just didn't do it for me. She rolled her eyes but proceeded to try the suit on. My daughter is a size three (I was too but so long ago I can't remember) and all legs. She is the most beautiful daughter in the world but........NO, she could not get the suit on either! I might have done a somersault if my heart was not still having palpitations.
Apparently, the suit was mismarked as to size. OMG, I thought I had gained a bunch of weight. All kinds of expletives had dashed through my mind. I was trying to figure out what to cut out of my diet, how much more time I could give to exercise, and all the while my heart was pounding like I was facing a grizzle bear with a toothpick for weaponry. My daughter was hopping around trying to get the suit off and complaining loudly as she thought she was gaining weight.
Needless to say, I survived...barely and so did my daughter. The business has a great return policy and I have already had a great swim in my new replacement. You can't stuff a forty pound sausage in a two pound casing nor a 165 pound size twelve in a size one swimming suit. I dare you to try.......the results though humorous, could be very ugly! LOL emoticon

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GALSAL59 4/20/2010 1:00PM

    What a riot of a story!

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SAMODER 4/19/2010 12:22AM

    I know those suits tend to run small, but that was over the top.... Glad you were able to figure it all out, and the new one fit.
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PINKSAINT247 4/18/2010 1:01PM

    wow. what a freak out moment.

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KAILYNSTAR 4/18/2010 12:15PM

    What a thought! I don't know, I might have had a melt down!
What a relief that it was the wrong labelled size!

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JHADZHIA 4/18/2010 12:08PM

    Wheww!! What a frantic moment!! emoticon emoticon

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Fresh, New Morning

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Well it rained here in Silver City last night and off and on today. I got up early this morning and went on a small group bike ride. It was not as cool as I thought it was going to be and the ground had dried surprisingly well.
We rode from Silver to Pinos Altos, a gain in altitude of about 3500 feet. Tall pines and ferns were still dripping when we were pedaling up the road. Tassel-eared squirrels, deer, birds and even a javelina were spotted along the way. THE AIR WAS TOTALLY CALM AND SMELLED ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
Normally I do not care for rain, unless the fish are biting. I always love the smell of rain and rain on both pine tress and sage brush are two smells I have enjoyed my entire life. I am sure each place has its own special smells after a good rain storm. Yup, this morning the rain made for a beautiful and refreshing ride in the forest. emoticon emoticon


Snacking According to Pat..........

Friday, April 16, 2010

I believe that all people love to snack and I feel it is good for you if you pay attention to what you are chewing on. When I first started trying to get into triathlon and into losing weight, I was told to eat 6 small meals a day. I am not really wired that way and after 4 years..I'm still not totally re-wired.
I always eat breakfast because I get up at the crack (actually before) of dawn and go swim and work out for an hour at the gym. By the time I get to work I am starving so I usually eat cereal. In two hours I eat a handful of almonds and a piece of fruit, usually a banana. Lunch time is salad time and extra veggies depending on what is being served in the cafeteria. After swimming at noon I have an apple on the way back to class.
Three in the afternoon finds me going back to the college to teach and on the way I eat a Zone bar. I know they have quite a few calories, but I also know I will go work out after class and swim for another hour as well. Carrots are wonderful to nibble on during class and I sneak in a prune or two as well.
Finally, after working out and swimming I am on my way home. Yes I am starving so once again I will have a handful of almonds or a few peanuts with water. I have to drive for 45 minutes to get home and if I eat nothing, I am too hungry when I get home and I will overeat. Peanuts really work well for me in the evenings, mostly because they have lots of fat and curb hunger better than almonds, at least for me.
Remember that you need to keep track of all you eat for the day. Log in your snacks as well. Pay attention to what you eat and drink plenty of water. You can and will lose weight even if you are eating more. I am living proof. emoticon emoticon

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SAMODER 4/16/2010 7:53PM

    You are also doing an amazing amount of exercise.... Your body needs to be fueled to work out properly.


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HMARTO 4/16/2010 10:01AM

    Thanks for this advice. A little planning ahead and this might work much better for me than what I have going on now.

Happy Friday!

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Teaching Conference in Big City of Albuquerque

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am off to Albuquerque this afternoon after school for a Health conference. It is always a fantastic conference with lots of information and booths set up. The food is usually good. Donuts are always present but they make a good effort to have lots of fruit as well. Why is it when you go to a health conference they always have donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cokes, candy, etc? Tell your students not to eat that stuff and then..........LOL.
Anyway, my right thigh is not quite as sore today as it was yesterday and the ankle on that side is not as stiff. I have had the knee and ankle rebuilt on that side and they really have not figured out how to work well together. You know the saying....Does Not Play Well With Others....they don't! Flexion is not a priority for my right ankle and bending is not a priority for my knee, so needless to say there is not a lot of spring in my step.
Albuquerque is one of my favorite places and the hotel I am staying at has a great gym and pool. I will have some time to work out a few kinks and stay refreshed. I can keep my stress level down and refrain from over eating. If one is on the exercise machine, one does not eat.
Wishing one and all a most pleasant rest of the week. Play hard but be safe.
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SAMODER 4/13/2010 10:05PM

    Have a great time!!!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

I am back from the one piece, alive, mostly happy, and with the knowledge that I completed the race. I am happy that I finished. I have a lot of work to do, but that is no surprise.
I still can't run so expecting to do very well in a sprint triathlon is not going to happen. 52 people in my division and I was 30th. I will continue to work on my swim and bike. I will do the best I can on the run. I got to watch the ants, turtles and other bugs along the trail this time; I was so slow. It was very frustrating!
I can't wait to do it again and I am planning on 2 or 3 more this summer. How about you?

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CFELTS217 4/13/2010 4:51PM

    Congratulations!!!! You did it! Run for the Zoo is coming up 5/2.

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SAMODER 4/12/2010 11:39PM

    Sounds like you learned a lot. My son's weak area was also the run. He was a swimmer in high school, so that was his strong area. Congratulations on your finish....
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