Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Dropped something this morning, bent over to pick it up, and stood up again--all without effort. Didn't even realize until I was up again what I had done. I don't even remember how long it has been since I could do that! WooHoo!!
Thursday, December 01, 2011
At the end of October, I decided I wanted to weigh no more than 200 pounds on December 1. That would have been a weight loss of just over 8 pounds, and I knew that was pretty unrealistic. Well, I am not yet at 200, but I am at 202.4 this morning, which is close enough for me.
Next goal: Enter 2012 planted firmly in One-derland!! Somewhere in the 190's. The holidays are NOT going to overwhelm me. And that is a promise.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hip still painful today, although better than Sunday or yesterday. I've decided I just need to pull in my horns a little, and let all of these pains improve before I really injure myself, and am out of the running (literally) for a long time instead of a few days. Shoulder is also better, but still painful when I get dressed or undressed, and still wakes me in the middle of the night, so I am still pampering that as well.
I can't decide whether I am actually having more aches and pains and injuries since I decided to start exercising, or whether I am just noticing them more because they are limiting what I want to do to a greater extent than they were a few months ago. None of the injuries have been due to the actual exercise--all just miscellaneous things, some, like my hip pain, without any obvious cause. I'll be able to get to the chiropractor tomorrow. Maybe she can help get the hip going again. I find I am missing going to the gym---yes, me!!---and am impatient to be back up to speed physically.
In the meantime, we are in dress rehearsal for our concert on Thursday evening. Had planned (as scheduled) to be there from 7PM to 9:30PM each evening, but these last two the chorus has been released at 8:15, and the orchestra (a University group comprised of music students) has been held to work on some of their stuff further. They have a lot more to do that the singers do, by the nature of the beast, and are also less experienced musicians, and it shows. They aren't at all bad, though, and I think they will do fine on The Night. Tomorrow will be a run-through from start to finish with the soloists, who are arriving today and tomorrow, so there will be no getting out early then, and we may go long if things don't go smoothly.
Good news here: my black concert dress fits!! I'm sure glad I've lost some weight already, because it is still pretty tight. 18 pounds heavier and it would not have zipped. Haven't had a chance to wear it for 5-6 years, so that tells me that I am at least back where I was then.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Starting week 4 of the 8 week diabetes challenge this week, and have been posting there, but just realized that I haven't blogged for the duration. Guess as long as I'm posting something somewhere it satisfies my Need to Overshare.
Have our concert this week, so we are in dress rehearsal the next three evenings, then sing in front of the audience on Thursday. Looking forward to it, and looking forward to having Thursday evening free for a couple months, too. I enjoy the singing and the people , but get overtired when I am trying to do too much at the same time, which I have been lately.
Have to brag about my daughter. She works full time as an insurance agent, has a husband, kid in middle school, leads a girl scout troop, is Cookie Chair for the entire city of Columbia, and is going to school in the evenings to get a business degree. On Friday she was inducted into her SECOND honor society. The first one, a year ago, was for business majors with a high GPA. This one if for adult learners (the "non-traditional" students) who are doing it all and school, and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5. Actually, Cara's is 4.0. She never liked school when she was a kid, but is really into it now that she has a personal goal. Sort of like all of us trying to get our health together. It works for her, seems like a good thing for the rest of us as well.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Woke up this morning feeling mildly feverish, which is usually a sign that I have been dong too much and I am about to start a bout of chronic fatigue. I looked back over the last few weeks, and realized that, yep, I was doing it to myself again, so I decided to spend the day doing not too much of anything. I knew I needed to get some exercise in somehow, though, and the Turkey Trot time is upon us, so I went out and walked to the end of the road and back. According to my car's odometer, that is more or less three miles, so that is what I always track, and it usually takes my right on 60 minutes of walking. Well, today I was a little disappointed, because it took me 65 minutes, and I actually ran for a few steps several times.
Then, as I was tracking, I noticed again the "map your route" feature at the bottom of the fitness page, and decided to see what it was like, not, frankly, expecting much. Well, it WILL track my little back road, and according to that, I am actually doing 3.3 miles every time I walk to the end of the road!! That means I have been underestimating distance, speed and calories burned all this time when I am out walking.
I keep finding these neat things on this site, but I already spend so much time fooling around on it that I'm almost afraid to find out what else is here. I have GOT to get off this computer and do other things once in awhile!!
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