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Sort of in shock!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Well the weekend didn’t quite go how I had planned, but I did get some stuff accomplished. I had hoped to get in a good paced workout type ride with my son on Saturday morning but the tennis matches got canceled due to rain. So, I missed that one and the leisurely ride I had planned with my youngest and a friend. Stupid rain! Lol

So instead I went to the gym and killed a set of intervals on the recumbent. It was good and left me feeling great and like I had accomplished something. I did 25 easy minutes then 1 hard minute and 4 easy. Did 3 cycles of those and then did easy spinning for 10 minutes then another cycle of 3 for 6 total intervals. Need to research more on that to see what a good number to do is. I am trying to build up to HIIT intervals. I love the concept, but have trouble psychologically believing that a 20 minute workout can really be more beneficial than 60 minutes.

On Sunday I walked to the gym and worked on my abs and core. It is a 1.25 mile walk there and then another 1.25 back. Pretty easy and flat route so when I got home I grabbed the leash and walked the dog for another 1.5 miles. Got home from that and it was looking like rain, so I cut the grass quick. The rain never came, so I ended up installing a 50 stretch of fencing. Then went to my son’s athletic banquet for tennis. Whew. No wonder I was tired by the end of the day. Got home from the banquet and just chilled and watched some TV.

In an interesting development, I went to the store to look for new clothes. Mainly I figured I was down a size and wanted to see. I am in 44 waist and so I tried on some 42’s. And sort of left in a state of shock. The 42’s seemed borderline too big. It sort of took me by surprise. Granted this was Wally World, but I didn’t go anywhere else. Sounds weird I know. It actually shook me a little that I might have dropped that much. Not sure why it shook me so much. I also tried on my college class ring and it almost fits. I am starting in to a state of shock about all this for some reason.

I guess part of it is I have done this before. I am not about 40 from my goal. The realization that I have a lot less to go than I have already lost. In perspective, I have come 2/3 of the way. I started with the goal of losing 120. Honestly when I started that goal seemed so far away and never in my dreams think I would be this close this soon. I think I am getting more apprehensive the closer I get that I will let it all go again. This time I must find a way to keep it off and keep the healthy habits. I think this is one reason I keep thinking about lowering the goal weight. Keep the end further away. Even now, the first thing I think of to reward myself is to go to a buffet for dinner. So, I am going to try the clothing shopping again tonight. See how things really are so to speak.

I know, it’s good to be in the position of being nervous about it. I just need to learn to be more comfortable and confident in my choices.
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  • BILL60
    Way to go!! You go girl!!
    1737 days ago
    One thing I've picked up from someone who has met their goals, is that if they gain even a pound or two they get right on it so they don't gain anything more than that. I'm so excited for you that you are closing in on your goal! Way to go!
    1738 days ago
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