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Still tired... but I did get in my walk in @ lunch.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I really wasn't sure if I was going to get in decent exercise today but I did.

Got 34 minutes of a brisk walk and then breezed in and told the auditors for our bioterrorism contract all the epidemiology projects that I'm working on. (My boss later hugged me and said I wowed them greatly.)

Loving the Pride & Prejudice SparkTeam and the "walking tour", it fits perfectly with the new goals that teams can set... which is a way cool idea!!

I was 175.6 today too! Down a pound for the week so far... woot! The "official" weigh in is Monday.

I hope to run more this weekend! emoticon

Unfortunately, my knitting class had no sign ups, so I won't make that extra $$. Oh well, maybe the next session will get sign ups.


Just too tired tonight...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I really had planned to come home and do some strength work, but I came home, ate some dinner and then transferred a treasured VHS video to DVD (my brother made it for our parents' 50th anniversary)... I watched it during the transfer and cried, then watched it on the DVD with my daughter and cried some more, she even cried too. (My mom died 2 1/2 years ago.)

By the time I was done with that, it was time to leave for choir practice and I didn't get home until 8:15 and I'm tired.

I did do 30 minutes of low impact aerobics at lunch @ work today, so it's not like I haven't exercised. I just wanted to do more. Tomorrow will be a difficult day for exercise since it's supposed to rain and my lunch is only 30 minutes out of our 10 hour Thursday, which means being there 30 minutes earlier and staying until 6... (We work the extra 2 hours once per week and get a comp day each month.) The office also doesn't close for lunch, so the lobby where I do aerobics on muggy/hot days isn't available.

I guess I will just plan on treadmill and strength work tomorrow night if possible... just about the time I'd get home and get done on the treadmill, it will be time for me to go get my husband from the shuttle bus from the airport... he's due in @ about 7:30 and I don't get home from work until 6:30.

I'll maybe take a couple of brisk walks tomorrow and do some strength stuff in my office.



Blogging fool! Thinking ahead to maintenance...

Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm now just over halfway to goal and it's great. But I am afraid of maintenance.

I have been working with the reality that **this** is my life if I want to remain healthy and I'm pretty okay with that. However I started with a strategy to lose weight that has worked well, so I am trying to prepare myself in a similar way for maintenance.

And while on the treadmill last night, I remembered something in nursing school... "when does discharge planning begin?"... "as soon as someone is admitted to the hospital..."

I think maintenance is like that, or should be. You have to realistically get a clue as to what you are going to do when you are no longer needing to lose.

Just a thought!


I am in (good) tears!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday morning here at work is my usual weigh-in time (we have scales that are calibrated yearly). I thought I'd prolly have good numbers this morning, but no idea how good as compared to last week.

Last week I started @ 179 and dropped to 178.2, this morning I found I'd completely leap-frogged the 177 mark and was 176.6... AND that was AFTER I'd eaten breakfast and had my coffee!

Happy doesn't even begin to cover it!!

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Today's Earth Day...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Went to the local festival here in Columbia with friends and saw lots of people that I knew... of course... I am peripherally attached to many different alternative groups... pagans, homebirthers, belly dancers, etc.

I have worked on becoming more conscious of what goes into my mouth... now I want to become more conscious of where what goes into my comes from.

This translates into eating more locally and reducing the carbon footprint of my existence.

Before going out to the festival, I managed to get in my 33 minutes in on the treadmill, which included 5 straight minutes of jogging, which went great. I've been having problems with a muscle in my calf, either the soleus or the lateral gastrocnemius... it has been seizing up when I jog... and it hurts. I've rested it most of the last week and it is much happier now.

My husband is out of town until Thursday and I miss him. He is a work from home dad, I'm really very spoiled... it will be interesting, but it's only for 4 days. (Here's a big thumbs up to our military spouses keeping the home fires burning for 15 months at a time... I don't know how you do it!)

I'm kind of on free flow of brain tonight. Not feeling particularly profound. I have enough calories for ice cream, but none in the house. I think I might have a South Beach Cereal Bar, they are reasonable on calories and fat and great on protein and fiber. They make the sweet tooth easier to feed.

I have my salad made for work, as well as my snacks prepared so I can just grab and go in the morning since my darling private barista isn't here and I have to make my own coffee. Wah, I miss him.

I feel that the time I take to exercise and the time I take to make my salads are equally important things that I do for myself. So worth it.

Life is wunnerful!


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