Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Okay, preface to say: I am VERY happily married.
That said, I've been noticing that I've been attracting attention lately. Male attention. I'm not used to this, I've been very heavy for so many years, and while you're heavy you're invisible. People look right through you.
Now, I'm garnering appreciative glances. I go for my walks and men offer me rides (no thank you, I'm out here exercising, lol!). Guys smile at me, and try to strike up a conversation, even flirt a little.
I have to say, I find the attention flattering. I like being appreciated, I like when someone thinks I look cute. Does this make me shallow?
I've felt like I've had to tone down my natural friendliness...smiles and direct looks are being misinterpreted as flirting. I've noticed that beautiful women are not friendly when out and about and always thought that was because they're stuck up, but now I think I know why. This whole thing is new to me, it's been so long since I've been in this situation! I'm learning...
Wow, I hope this post doesn't make me sound conceited, it's not that I think I'm so hot or anything. I'm really not! Hope to be one day, though...
But it's a motivator to keep going! I like this, and don't want to ever go back to being invisible again!!!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
More evidence for the "change your workout every so often--keep your body guessing" campaign!
I am stiff and sore this morning! Yay! Raking leaves really did a number on my hamstrings and glutes. And I work out--hard--on the elliptical for 60 minutes 2-3 times a week! And yet, some gardening worked my muscles to the point of (good) pain.
I'm happy about this because the pain will go away, but the benefits will stick around. I'm getting stronger and fitter. And the next round of leaf raking is just a few days away, thanks to this rain. Yay! More opportunities to work out.
Put away those leaf blowers! Fall clean-up is a great opportunity to get some great exercise and help you reach your goals.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wow. A hundred pounds. It took me like four years to do it, with a long break in the middle, but I did it. July of '07 I weighed in at 303 pounds at the doctor's office. That was a terrible day. I was so depressed about my weight. But also, my health was not good. I was experiencing joint pain, having trouble moving, some days couldn't even get out of bed.
Now look at me today! I averaged 54 minutes of exercise PER DAY this past month of October. I feel better than I've felt in years. I am in better shape than I've been for probably my whole life. Even though I was thinner as a teen, I never exercised and didn't have great muscle tone. Now, I've got muscles. They are hidden under some fat, but they're in there!
I feel really fortunate today. I'm glad that I have all the tools that Sparkpeople makes available to me, especially the food and exercise trackers. I've become somewhat obsessive about tracking, but I believe that's paying off.
I know one thing. I never, ever, want to go back. This lifestyle is for keeps. I think my last three months of plateau has shown me that I can and will do this for life.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Well, I'm kinda scared to jinx it, but the scales appear to be moving again! Two days in a row they're down by .4 and .2. Not stellar, but it's the way my losses tend to happen, in dribs and drabs over a few days, rather than a big whoosh all in one day. One day does not a trend make, two days maybe, I think I'll start to believe it if it's happening again tomorrow.
It seems that the starvation mode is a real phenomenon. I never believed it. I always thought that bodies were made up of food, and nothing but. Less food, less body. Apparently there's more to it than that, and when I was advised to start eating more, then things started happening.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
If it doesn't exist, it can't screw with my head, right?
I asked hubby to hide it from me, but he doesn't want to because then he can't use it (because HE'S losing weight right now, darn him--yes I'm jealous!). So I'm ignoring it. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing (I'm getting REAL tired of saying that) and give it a week or two before I take a peek.
Yoga class today...I'm looking forward to it! Maybe some elliptical too, we'll see.
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