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2013 update...haven't done this in a while...

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Well, I'm sitting here "working" (shhhh don't tell...slow work day) - and decided I'd share a few of my thoughts instead of playing another oh-so-entertaining game of freecell (hey don't judge me emoticon ) and watching the minutes slowly creep by.

First things first - I've decided to drastically reduce my booze intake (shout out to my Sparkteam "Cutting Down The Booze"!) for many reasons, but primarily because a) every blue moon, I turn into an emotional train wreck while drinking and b) toooooo many calories wasted on my friend, the Stoli blueberry lemon drop martini. But of course, my dumb ass picks my birthday month to reduce drinking. I was going for an alcohol free April - but after I got over my giddy excitement (like I always have when I start any new "program" - weight loss or otherwise) - I am now shooting for 20 days in April alcohol free. Pray for me because I'm gonna need it...

Next - I am SOOOOOOO excited because ever since I was diagnosed hypothyroid and my doctor put me on medication to help regulate my TSH levels, I've noticed that my HAIR is GROWING! It took a few months for the synthroid to kick in, I guess, but it's not breaking off and I'm not finding hair everywhere anymore. I've found my first hairstyle that I'm going to go get as soon as my hair is long enough:

It's going to be cute...I can't wait!

So I have this part of my body that I absolutely HATE with every fiber of my being. At the bottom of my stomach, I have this "kangaroo pouch" that hangs down, and I haven't even had children yet. It's the part of my body I HATE THE MOST. I found out today that it has a scientific name - a panniculus - and there's surgery for it (it's not the same as a tummy tuck). I need to really focus my efforts on dropping this last 40 pounds because I'd love to go have this thing removed.

Speaking of losing weight and all that good stuff - my next race is scheduled for Memorial Day. It's a 10k - I haven't run a 10k in about 3 years so I figure it's time. I ran 4.5 miles last Saturday, though, so I'm trying to gear myself up and get ready for the big 6.2. One of my goals for this year was to actually run a half marathon in October - but to be truthfully honest, I don't know if I'll be ready - and I REFUSE to train in the 100+ degree Dallas heat which will soon blanket the city. Ughhhhhhh...I guess I have a decision to make.

One more moment of honesty - there are two reasons why I want to do the half marathon - to prove to myself that I can do it - but first - because I want that 13.1 sticker to put on my car! Hey, don't judge me. emoticon
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    Glad you're seeing some hair growth I know how that can be. Battling that same thing due to prior bout of anemia. Wishing you well with the journey. Congrats on even thinking of running a 10K --- reading your blog made me excited to get home today and start my wogging again. I've started and restarted the C25K a few times but I'm determined to get it done.
    1871 days ago
    Hey, if you can run a 10K, I am like kissing your feet! Go Girl!!

    I'm pretty sure I'll never be totally AF, but we can at least strive to cut back.

    Best wishes,

    1872 days ago
    emoticon Won't judge you! emoticon
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    1872 days ago
    I'm pulling for you on the AF goal! I have known people in the past that dropped some weight simply by limiting the alochol. Maybe because of all the snacks associated with it sometimes.

    Good to know we are all "working".

    1873 days ago
    I kind of miss work...long story...
    that haircut is really cute
    get it and please post a photo!

    1873 days ago
    I'm right along side you trying to be 20 days AF now in April (shooting for 30 was too much lol). As for the pouch (or pooch) - I have it too (I have 2 kids) and as I lose weight I will see what it looks like and what I may or may not do about it.

    Happy to hear the thyroid meds are helping you - my oldest has that too and she lost 10lbs when she started taking the meds.

    PS - I am at work too and SParking - there are worse things we couldbe doing emoticon
    1873 days ago
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