Thursday, September 18, 2014
Iíve had a rough couple months. Iím sorry to everyone I let down by disappearing. All I can say is that life happens. I was briefly unemployed, I was briefly planning a move to Australia and the I ended up back with the same employer and not moving anywhere. Iíve also had some health issues (stress related, maybe? Naaaaah). And, if you can imagine, somewhere in there, I actually met and started dating someone. So now heís around being a distraction Ė a very nice distraction, but a distraction nonetheless.
And donít get me started on how Iíve made excuses for my workouts (I donít have a form of cardio that I look forward to. Iím sick of the elliptical. My knees and hips hurt when I run. Swimming is a hassle at the gym. And I never did buy that bike). Or how Iíve been hiding behind a picky eater boyfriend (he doesnít like cooked veggies). So I end up cooking more and not as veggie heavy as I would for myself.
Iíve gained anywhere been 8 and 10 pounds from my thinnest (recently at least). Iím now at a weight that I havenít seen in over a year. The scale aside, my clothes arenít fitting and Iím generally feeling flabby and gross.
I refuse to go bust out the larger sized clothes (hidden away in storage). And now that things seem to have settled down some, Iím back. Once again, just trying to pay attention to the basics. Iíve discovered Iíve even gotten lazy on getting enough water, which used to be one of the easier ones for me. Itís going to be a long, tough road for me!
But hereís to starting again!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I had a lousy weigh in this week. It was partly that I didn't do great with my eating last weekend but I know it wasn't 3.5 pounds worth of eating. It's mostly water weight. I know this. I'm still disappointed.
There are a lot of great things about being a women. Being able to bring new life into the world and high heels come to mind. One of the less great - actually incredibly frustrating - things about being a woman is hormones. In my case, I know that there are times that hormones cause me to retain more water than others. But there's still nothing worse than stepping on the scale and seeing it go the wrong way. Uuuuuuuugh
Here's to a better week next week!!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I had the great privilege of traveling to the greater Washington, DC area for the Independence Day weekend. (I was actually in Virginia). I even took a couple extra days off from work so I had four full days to explore.
If you've ever been, you know that you can get just about anywhere via public transportation and a good walk. Over the 4 days I was there, I admit I didn't do well with my eating. I didn't even "exercise" per se, save for one day when I ran enough to get my heart rate up and then did a little strength training.
What I did do - even without running or "exercising" - is shatter my records for most steps. I hit 14,000+, 15,000+, 16,000+ and my last day, I was over TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND steps. Personal best! That's over 11 miles!! When I'm at the office, I'm lucky to hit 8,000 steps in a day (not counting a workout).
By the end of that last day, I thought my feet were going to fall off. To all of you who regularly walk that much - rock on because it is hard!!
But I'm hoping all that activity makes up for going over on my calorie range. Or at least helps a little.
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