Now that I'm down to my goal weight, I'm thinking about my muscle. We recently got a new scale--the old one died--and this new one tells me how much lean body mass I have. My lean body mass is only 90 pounds! This seems terribly low to me.
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Okay, preface to say: I am VERY happily married.
That said, I've been noticing that I've been attracting attention lately. Male attention. I'm not used to this, I've been very heavy for so many years, and while you're heavy you're invi... Read more
Raking leaves kicked my butt
More evidence for the "change your workout every so often--keep your body guessing" campaign!
I am stiff and sore this morning! Yay! Raking leaves really did a number on my hamstrings and glutes. And I work out--hard--on the elliptical f... Read more
I have lost...a hundred pounds.
Wow. A hundred pounds. It took me like four years to do it, with a long break in the middle, but I did it. July of '07 I weighed in at 303 pounds at the doctor's office. That was a terrible day. I was so depressed about my weight. But also... Read more
The stall breaks? Maybe?
Well, I'm kinda scared to jinx it, but the scales appear to be moving again! Two days in a row they're down by .4 and .2. Not stellar, but it's the way my losses tend to happen, in dribs and drabs over a few days, rather than a big whoosh all ... Read more
I've decided to pretend my scale does not exist
If it doesn't exist, it can't screw with my head, right?
I asked hubby to hide it from me, but he doesn't want to because then he can't use it (because HE'S losing weight right now, darn him--yes I'm jealous!). So I'm ignoring it. I'll ju... Read more
Update from the doc
So, the doctor thinks it's not a good idea to start running. He's worried for the knees. As am I.
So, that goes to the back burner (for now) to be revisited after I've lost some more weight maybe.
He recommended the elliptical. I ... Read more
I didn't quite make my exercise goal for the week. I was under by about 60 minutes total and 200 or so calories this week.
I ate too many calories today. I was over by about 200 calories.
I refuse to feel badly about either of thes... Read more
An open letter to my scale
You are stuck. You keep showing me the same numbers, day after day. Frankly, I'm getting tired of it. It's been nearly a month, and I've lost 0.2 pounds. 0.2! I must assure you, that's crazy. My eating has been pretty good... Read more
A runner is born??
I was out walking last night. Crossing a street against the red (I know, I know), I jogged just a bit to be sure I was out of the way of an approaching car. I expected my knee to hurt, but it did not! I walked a little farther, then decided t... Read more
I wrote a detailed blog entry about the stress I'm under right now and deleted it. Never know who might be reading. Suffice to say, I'm stressed out and emotional and feeling off kilter. Fortunately, I am not trying to eat the entire planet, ... Read more
Working out like a fiend!
I've really had an awesome week fitness-wise. I've bicycled sixty-three miles this week!! There was obviously a lot of pent-up desire to bike during all those horrible horrible triple-digit heatwave days. Nothing can replace my love affair wi... Read more
New low weight...210.0
I've been doing really great with eating within my calorie range and getting so... Read more
What a crazy weekend!
I am glad this weekend is nearing the end. I was so busy and stressed, with no time to get in any cardio, although I did have lots of activity and movement, so at least I wasn't sitting on my butt all weekend. Although if I had sat on my butt ... Read more
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Another new low weight today: 211.6
I've had to start shopping for new clothes. I do have the one pair of size 18 jeans, (which actually are tight but whatever) but everything else is baggy and saggy. You know it's bad (or good!) when you... Read more