Sunday, January 27, 2013
I rescued an ACD back in November and I've felt awful because I haven't been taking her on the daily walks she needs to go on. She's got a large yard but she needs more than that. She needs a job. I'm working towards getting her into agility and herding. I'm even thinking about Dancing with Dogs. I just need to get her to a place in her training where she'll be able to do stuff like that. She needs impeccable recall.
She's great with people. Iffy with dogs. She thinks she's the boss. It makes life hard when you want to be lazy and take her down the dog park so she can run with the others. I don't take her down there any more. Not until we get all this sorted out and she will play nice with the others.
Anyway, I finally caved and downloaded Zombies, Run onto my iphone. I'm the kind of person who will read a book in less than a day. A trilogy in less than 2 days... I can't put them down. I need to know what happens. So, today I walked for 40 minutes trying to complete my first mission. Which I succeeded in. I took Flame out for 20 mins and then Yogi (he's having a weekend with me while his Mum's away) out for another 20 minutes. I wish I had thrown some money at them in development now. I could have been in the story!
But, it's awesome. I also downloaded the Zombies, Run 5k - because that's where I want to be able to run without feeling as if I'm going to have a massive asthma attack.
I weigh 120kg - which is higher than I was even when I was in the middle of an emotionally abusive relationship where I swore I would never go anywhere near 116kg again. For 11 years every time I got to 110 kg I would freak out and get myself back on track. But, I've never ever been at a healthy body weight.
I have PCOS so that doesn't help - but I lost all that weight in Japan and let me tell you a secret. I was eating Maccas almost every weeknight as that and the pub were the only things open when I finished work. But, I was walking *everywhere*.
Anyway, today was a start. I've joined sparkpeople before and not really made any headway but I didn't really do anything. This time I've joined Sparkcoach and I'm intending to get my money's worth.
I think I'll go jump in the forums and ask what people who can't eat legumes should do. It seems like most lose weight recipes are 'eat more chick peas and lentils!' Or perhaps that's just a vegetarian diet. I'm not allergic I just gag pretty violently when I put them in my mouth. No idea why. I wish I did.
Still, here I am... and I'm here to stay for a while. I even bought a tape measure today. I want this spark to grow from an ember to a flame and then to a roaring fire because I want to know what it's like *not* to be the fat girl.