Friday, September 10, 2010
When your friends and coworkers bring food for you to eat - don't be their personal trashcans. While they are doing it to be nice, they are also doing it to keep from eating it themselves.
Learn to "Just Say No Thank You!"
Thursday, September 09, 2010
It has been a long time since I measured so today I remembered to do this before eating breakfast. I listed some earlier measurements but sadly I no longer have my beginning numbers other than weighing 210.
Today, Sep 9, 2010, about 2.5 years into my journey (896 days!)
115.7 lbs, waist 25.5, hips/bust 34.5, thigh 18.75, calf 14.25, arm 11.25, neck 12.25
this is a loss of:
95 lbs gone forever
12.5 inches gone from my waist
8.75 inches gone from hips
8.75 inches gone from bust
7.25 inches gone from each thigh
2.75 inches gone from each calf
4.75 inches gone from each arm
2.5 inches gone from neck
Day 55 (190.2) May 20, 2008
190.2 after 5 days away for wedding
43 1/4 hips 38 waist 25.5 thigh 17 calf 16 arm
Day 47 (187) May 12, 2008
Hips 43.5 Waist 38.5 Thigh 25.5 Calf 17 Arm 15.5 Neck 14.75
Day 25 April 20, 2008 - after losing 16 lbs already
194 lbs 38 waist 44 hips 15 neck 26 thigh
P.S. The title is because I am continuing to lose inches due to exercising with my dad!
Saturday, September 04, 2010
what are you doing about the loose skin?
Today's blog comes from a recent comment (last night) about how I don't need to lose more weight - I look great - maybe too skinny....
... then the kicker, "what about all that loose skin?"
I said, "I'm just leaving it hanging." This got me to thinking of silly answers we can give when asked such a stupid and hurtful question.
I could have said, "I'm listing it on eBay!" My walking buddy offered, "what loose skin?"
So here is your chance - what would you like to say to insensitive questions like this?
**No, just for the record, I wasn't hurt or upset. My double chin is getting smaller and I can wear sleeves and slacks if the rest bothered me too much. I am what I am. I decided that no matter how hurtful people might choose to be - I am still in a size 4 and no one can take that away from me - - - but me.
Another spark-buddy told me that when she was hefting a 50 lb bag of feed the other day, she realized that I had put down almost 2 bags of feed that I had been carrying with me on a daily basis! Wow, how's that for an eye-opener! She said that she is tired of carrying a bag of feed every step she takes!! She too is back on track!
Whatever it takes Spark-Buddies! Whatever it takes, whatever works for you!
EDIT: for belly fat, start practicing T T I - Tuck Tummy In. Sitting, standing walking - just suck it in for all you're worth. It becomes habit before you know it and it works the stomach muscles. Better than a girdle! As a fat kid, my mother was telling me T T I for as far back as I can remember - and I still do it!
For the arms - you need to be using weights and doing tricep exercises - these can be found in the SP Fitness Tracker. Any weights - even light ones will work those muscles. But as a fat kid, I have always had "wings" so I guess I am just used to them. Don't like them but I can live with them.
EDIT: this was my BIL and I know he was just being himself - he doesn't realize how it can hurt. Thankfully it didn't hurt because I have been prepared mentally for several months now. I have read articles by Coach_Dean and even he mentions having loose skin and no, it didn't look any better full of fat.
Loose skin will not kill me but carrying around an extra 95 lbs of weight very well could have.
Friday, September 03, 2010
My dad has been getting more wobbly and you might remember his falling a couple of weeks ago? The doctor at Dialysis ordered Home Health Therapy and they are giving him exercises to do daily.
I made him a promise that I would join him and do everything they tell him to do even if I am doing it at my home. What a way to make me get back into my S.T.!
so far they have him using his neck muscles to push his head back (he has a dowagers hump) and next he must push his shoulders back against his pillow. 2 x 10, twice daily for each exercise..
mini squats while holding onto the sink. 2x10, twice daily.
calf raises while holding onto the sink. 2x10, twice daily.
hip flexor, 2x10, twice daily.
He said they gave him more yesterday but he doesn't remember. As soon as I find out, I will be joining him.
If he can do these at 87, I can do them at 58.
**still doing them, the squats are getting easier!
***added: shrugs, bridges and pelvic tilt!
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