Saturday, September 17, 2011
I've made a new rule for myself. I've decided that, whenever I'm on SP site, I have to use my thighmaster. Sitting here right now with my thighs starting to hurt. Ouch. So, the longer I'm here, the more these thighs will burn. See how it goes? (smiling)
Very excited that I decided today to get a ticket to Blue Man's Group. It'll be my first time, and even when I see the clips, I laugh like mad. Now the dilemma.
I can get an $80 ticket for $40, but that means I have to go downtown alone and walk in the dark to and from the parking lot to the venue. If I get the Sunday matinee ticket instead, it'll be more expensive, but in broad daylight. Sorry, but crime is a concern and I have to be realistic. I think I just answered my own question by writing this out.
Wishing all a fun weekend.
(UPDATE: AN HOUR AFTER WRITING THIS, I GOT THE ORCHESTRA SECTION FOR ME AND MY FRIEND FOR THURSDAY NIGHT. SOOOO VERY EXCITED!)
Friday, September 16, 2011
It's been about three years since I started this journey. Prior to about five years ago, I'd never had a weight issue. But then, tons of things changed. And so did my body. It took me awhile to fully realize, despite buying clothes in larger sizes, that I had too much of the wrong things on my bones - like fat.
Okay, so three years ago I did a couple of months of NutriSystem and after two months took off about 30 lbs during the ensuing six months. Then around 2.5 years ago, I arrived here at SP. Despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to drop any more weight. I have called it my "forever plateau" and it almost did me in. (I will soon blog about my year of emotional eating following the deaths of 10 loved ones in the past four years.)
I started to think, why bother? If I'm not going to lose anything else, why should I keep trying?
Well, there are so many other benefits besides what the scale says. (and I haven't used that in about six months) 1. Staying healthy, 2. Feeling fit, 3. Keeping a routine that resembles a healthy lifestyle, 4. Stress relief through exercising, etc.
I refuse to let this plateau sabotage my efforts. HOORAY FOR ME! (I think I'll now go give myself a big goodie) (A spark goodie, that is.)
Wishing all a great day.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Last blog, I talked about how naked I feel when my tongue is critiqued for health issues as I stick it out for a group to see and photograph.
Another topic that is strange to discuss is specifics on regularity. The Chinese doc at the acupuncture clinic wants to know how often a patient poops. Not only that - size, shape, color, etc. It feels kinda strange to talk about it, but it tells them a lot about what's going on in your plumbing.
The other day on the radio, they said that if yours floats, it means that you are not eating healthy enough. I thought that was interesting.
Regularity is a very big part of good health, although not often discussed.
Wishing all a good day.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
When I recently went back for some acupuncture treatments, I smiled when the graduating acupuncture practitioner/student asked that question. "Sure, as long as I get the proceeds if you use it in an ad campaign," I joked.
Seriously, they take a photo to track progress from when you start your sessions, until the series is finished. Not just progress, but changes. It's funny how naked you feel when folks are gathered around looking at your protruding tongue. It tells so much about your health and you can research it on the internet to get a feel for how it goes. Just be careful 'cause a little info is not necessarily completely accurate.
While "reading" the tongue, the acupuncturist looks for things like color (light pink to bright), coating - color, thickness, and area it covers, cracks (where and how deep), etc. It's pretty interesting, and I've had wonderful outcomes with acupuncture.
Had thought about this topic for awhile, and just wanted to share. The next one will also be a result from my experience there.
Wishing all a good day.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
For the past year or so, I've been looking at walking poles online and pricing them. Last year on SP, I posted a blog asking if anyone uses them when they walk and only a couple responded yes.
In my own neighborhood, I've only seen one person use one pole while walking on the nearby sidewalks. What these do is add challenge to the aerobic aspect and I've always been intrigued but decided I didn't need to spend the money on something I don't know if I'll use.
A couple of weeks ago, I was meandering around Marshalls and lo-and-behold in front of me-walking poles! And in pink psychedelic designs. And at a price that was very reasonable to try them out.
Of course, they now have a home and the next step is to use them. I'll look totally ridiculous, but that never stopped me before. (smiling) If nothing else, they are pretty. If they work me harder while walking, that'll be even better. We'll see what the future holds.
Wishing all a happy day.
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