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Stress your way to weight loss :)


Monday, October 14, 2013

I can't believe it, but somehow I've lost a pound. I seriously hope it's not a pound of muscle. I would have thought with all the crazy restaurant shops, the fall festival food, and not tracking my food I'd weigh at least 5 pounds more than last month, but lo and behold, I get on the scale and it tells me I'm down a little over a pound. Woot!

So here's the thing -- this scale is not great. I mean, it's fine for noticing loss, but it's old and creaky, and I think it measure me slightly LESS than I really weigh (or at least less than what I weigh at the doctor's office.) So I'm going to invest in a new one. It's not much - $25 I think - but I'm getting a better one. I wasn't going to. I was just going to play it by ear, but as I start this serious running training, I want to make sure I'm re-hydrating properly, and I'd like to be able to track minor fluctuations a little better. Maybe. I don't know. For $25 I could also get some cold weather running pants, so hmm...

My bike is still sitting in pieces in the parlor because we don't have metric wrenches. DAD!!! FIX IT!!!! I guess I'll have to call him again.

Little Bear and I have been walking -- not long, just 1-2 miles, but I know it helps. He gets in his "coupe" and I walk him around the block a few times. It gets me out of the house and doesn't hurt my foot (which seems to be doing much better now that I let it rest.)

I'm ready to run. I'm champing at the bit to run, but I'm keeping it low-impact until the Indy show. So in between walks, I'm planning out my fall/winter schedule of 5ks and looking at area half marathons. I want to do some of the branded ones, like the Rock and Roll half, the Hot Chocolate run, and one of those women's princess runs, the ones where you get a tiara for finishing. :) In between those, we have a bunch of trail runs and charity 5ks here. I'm wondering about the feasibility of running a 5k in the morning and then doing a trail run in the evening? I guess I can try it once.

There was a trail run yesterday that I wish I had done, and was actually planning to do, until I had this foot issue. I have to remember that dance is my first physical priority -- I have to be healthy to dance, and I have to be in the best shape to dance. If that means resting or taking time off from running, I have to accept that.

The year is winding down. It's already halfway through October, and although I have fall decorations out, I haven't done any Halloween ones. Little Bear and I will carve the "punkin" when we get back from Indy, but this year that may be our only Halloween acknowledgement. :( I feel bad about that. I think I need help with time management.

Today is going to be insane. Although ordinarily I get a little annoyed at last-minute private lesson cancellations, my Monday students cancelled on me, which was a blessing in disguise. I somehow took on WAY more that I should have as far as shopping. And of course they call me when they have an emergency shop, so now I have a lunch shop (which is okay -- I know what they are looking for) a phone call shop I have to record, a survey shop (already done!) and the bog one -- a phone call and visit to a nursing home. Oi! Plus I have to get Little Bear down for a nap, we have Kindermusik tonight at 5:15, and I still have to rehearse and send the practice video. AND I have to submit all the shop info because I'm on the road all day tomorrow to go to St. Louis. OI and a HALF!!!!

Why do I overschedule myself? Well, I need the money, for one. But I also like being busy. I could just do with being not QUITE so busy.

I took off yesterday afternoon and watched a couple of hours of Dance Moms (!) and worked on this lace scarf I've been knitting. I should be putting Bear's sweater together, but I keep forgetting about it. Bad Mommy!

Ah, if I can get through this week, the rest of October will be cake. All 10 days of it :)

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ENCHANTEDBROOM 10/15/2013 10:29AM

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Love reading your blogs!!!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/14/2013 4:03PM

    You sound like me, a whole lot like me. I over schedule myself, and then it makes me "Too busy," but if I am NOT "Too busy" then I feel lazy, tired, and I don't want to do anything. Either way it is a challenge.

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Pam

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/14/2013 12:28PM

    First - breathe deeply. You can do it, but try to set up limits on yourself as far as scheduling things. Making a little more money does not necessarily balance out the stress that sort of craziness brings into your life. Take care of yourself in the process. emoticon emoticon

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 10/14/2013 10:58AM

    Girl, girl, girl! Don't forget that you need just a 'little' breathing time! But I understand... sometimes it's feast or famine on all the choices of things to do. Keep blogging so that we can stay current with you!
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