The unplanned 4, a crash, and a compliment!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I am getting excited because I am more than halfway to my first weight goal of 199. I weighed in yesterday at 249...putting me up to 61 pounds total lost....50 to go!
My allergies have been acting up for a couple of days now so I haven't been moving much...not moving as in I usually work late because my sister comes late to pick me up, well, on Tuesday, I clocked out at my scheduled time and laid on the bean bag for 3 hours in the breakroom until she got there to pick me up, lol! The beanbag was uncomfortable after about 10 minutes, but I didn't have the energy to get up and move. The timing couldn't have been worse...we had bigwigs in from corporate and I had to force a smile all day even though the physical act of speaking made my stomach roll. I think it was a victory all on its own that I managed not to throw up on anyone!
I hadn't eaten much that day, came home and ate about 4 bites of supper an went to bed. I took a benadryl that kicked my butt....I was hungry after I laid down and my beau came up to grab me some crackers and hummus and I was half asleep by the time he got back downstairs (8pm, lol). I ate some while I was fighting sleep and was out for nearly 12 hours.
Some strange dreams occur when I take benedryl, lol!
I weighed in yesterday morning and even though I felt better I was still shaky and needed a chance to rest so I put off bike riding until today....
My plan was to go to the store, we were about out of tp, lol, so it was sort of a necessary trip! I planned on walking today, I decided that I would head to the library first because there were a couple of books I wanted... I stuck a water bottle in the side pocket of my empty backpack and headed out...but I got a quarter mile up the road and my hip said nope.
I came back got my bike, put the water bottle inside my backpack because the side pockets aren't very deep and took off.
I got to the end of the road and my water bottle was leaking down my butt so I stopped and tosses it in someones recycle bin, emptied the water out of my pack and went the 2 miles to the library. I locked my bike up at the library and started walking inside...opened my backpack to grab my wallet (library card inside it) and it wasn't there...checked my pockets....NOPE! OH HOLY (*^&^$R^%!!!!
I figured I either dumped it when I dumped the water from my pack or I left it here when I went downstairs to put my biking shorts on...I tried calling my beau and of course his phone is dead!!!! ARGH! I raced back 2 miles and sure enough my wallet was laying on the street...having been run over a couple of times by the looks of it. Everything was in it and its pretty durable leather so its all good.
I thought about coming home and waiting til my sister got home and just using the car, but figured it was such a nice day out, I may as well do what I planned.
I headed BACK to the library (hence the unplanned 4 miles), found 3 of the 4 books I was looking for, went to Walmart, bought the tp, and a basket for the front of my bike, my stomach decided that it NEEDED a bit of energy so I got a 6 inch sub and raspberry tea. I also picked up the tools that were listed to install the basket onto my bike so I could carry all this stuff back, lol!
It took me a good 30-45 minutes to figure out how to mount the stupid bracket on the bike, and I have since decided that I don't like it up there....I need to figure out a way to put it behind my seat because my aim and steering is bad enough without extra weight hanging on the handlebars! Fast forward a little bit when I am almost home and brake before coming to the last major intersection....enter stage left.....a bright green chain link fence!
Nothing damaged or broken. The basket popped off as I rammed the fence and my seat dug into my thighs and nether-regions, and I whacked an ankle on my pedal as I was trying to get out of the fence and feeling like the village idiot.
By the time I made it home, I had already decided to figure out how to stick the basket behind me.
My total miles riding for today was about 11.5.
And now....for the compliment! From my operations manager of all people! Not that it is a bad thing, he really is a very sweet guy, I think he is married and he is a giant nerd....he actually has star wars things tattooed on his forearms, lol!
I was talking with a co worker Tuesday and saying that I didn't think that I was really sick sick, but I think it was my allergies and being worn out at the same time, I had ridden 10 miles the previous day and 5 the day before that, my ops manager was walking by and asked if I was riding a lot more lately? I said I was and he said he could tell.
I usually brush off compliments...especially anything about my body and said that yes I had, but it was just weight I had been losing, that it took me like 2 years to lose 60 pounds but its been a lot since March, and he said that he could tell especially within the last few weeks.
I thought for a second and just gave him a smile and thanked him!
I have been working very hard lately and it just made me feel nice that someone (other than my family) noticed.
I wasn't embarrassed...probably for the first time in my life, it just felt ...nice!