Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OH! Say it now! I'm back! I'm back! I'm back! I'm back!

Get up offa that thing, and dance 'till you feel better. Get up offa that thing, and dance 'till you sing it now!

Hollee, Bill, & I worked out at Old's Gym last night. It felt good and I sweat like a stuck pig since I haven't worked out in, oh, a month!

I went back for my regular Wednesday weigh-in & BP check this morning. The good news: I haven't gained any weight back, just been holding steady. The bad news: My BP was a tad bit high 138/80.

(BTW - those are lyrics to one of my favorite James Brown songs in the title & beginning.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Totally Unprepared

See -- this is what happens when you don't make an Excel Spreadsheet with your packing list -- you forget to pack your tennis shoes, socks, & sports bra. So . . . I went to TJ Maxx last night and bought some cheapies.

I'm at mom's, so I'm not supposed to leave the house, so I'm about to experiment with her walking video. That's right -- an exercise video for walking. I'm going to . . . walk in place??? I have no idea, but it's what I got. If it's completely lame, I'm just going to take Harley (her gimpy three-legged German Shepard) to the high school track after dinner tonight.

Oh yes, since I'm on vacation, I missed my technical weigh-in Wednesday. But according to my mom's scale, I've lost 21 lbs! (Don't get excited.) I like to tell myself that it's an accurate scale and that while at the lake drinking more beer than breweries can keep up with and not exercising or eating actual meals (just junk food on the boat, and drunk food at midnight) that I lost an additional 12.5 lbs. I'd like to tell myself that, but really, it's just a bummer not knowing how much actual damage was caused over the weekend.

I did swim a lot and walk those bitchin' straight vertical stairs from the lake to the house about 4 times daily. (I lost count of the stairs, but the last set was the worst, and there were 21 of them!) And Drew, Dana, and I had a Dance Party USA on Monday night. But, even all that, couldn't offset the mass quantities of Michelob Ultra over 4 days. Well, I guess 2 days (I abstained on Sunday & Tuesday).

I'll let you know how the Walking Diet DVD turns out in the new sneaks with a busted toe . . .

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday

Weighed in today - lost another pound; for 8.5 lbs total

Walked the bitchin' trail behind Hollee & Bill's last night w/HO & BO. We "went left." It's a loop. We usually go right. Going left means you start out going up this crazy steep and long hill, and then you turn a corner and think it's leveling out, but no -- it gets steeper. I couldn't even look up. I just had to stare at the ground and get it done! Jogged a little at the end when the trail levels out.

Prolly won't do anything tonight b/c we're going to the Comedy Club at Attitudes. Maybe just some 8-Minute Abs since that won't make me sweaty.

I didn't check my BP today b/c Hollee was in a meeting when I went, so Brandy just let me weigh myself. Didn't get to take new measurements, either, b/c the tape thingy is at Hol's office. I think I'm gonna stop by Walgreens on the way home & buy one for myself.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I Report that I Have Nothing to Report

I don't work-out on the weekends. Although, I should consider my massive house cleaning on Sunday a work-out, b/c I was sweating like a stuck pig and I was doing it from 10:30am - 3:30pm.

I did that Body Sculpting show again yesterday, but like I said before, I don't think it's enough. I mean, the moves are hard, but it's only 30 minutes. But, it's better than nothin' which is what I was doin' a lot of before!

My meals are still good -- I've converted Chris to eating whole-wheat pasta & ground turkey instead of ground beef. He doesn't even realize he's eating reduced-fat meals. :o)

I'm a little worried about the lake this weekend - eating & drinking. I already told Dana that I was steering clear of the beer. But, I know at some point, I'll have a few.

Going to Hollee's today for dinner -- her dad is in town visiting. I have to update my calendar there and I might get her to measure me to see if any measurements have changed in the last month.

I weigh-in & BP check tomorrow.

Also, an update on my brother, Shaun, who is losing weight, too. He lost 2 lbs. last week (he weighs on Mondays), which I think brings him to 11lbs total!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Headache Lead to a Good Thing

Yesterday, I went home from work with a headache.

I was waiting to hear from Hollee about working out, but still determined to do so by myself if necessary. I took an 800mg Ibuprofen, got in my gym clothes, & plopped down on the bed to wait out my headache.

I was flipping through the channels and came across FitTV. Namaste Yoga was on, but Body Sculpting with some Italian guy was coming on next. So I set it to Autotune back to that channel when it came on. Luckily, when it did, my headache was gone.

So I did 30 minutes of body sculpting. The moves were hard, but I feel like I needed more. I'm gonna check to see what comes on after Body Sculpting today to see if I can just do they next program as well.

Weigh-in & BP today:
  • Dropped 3.5 lbs this week, but after factoring in the 2 I gained back over vaca, I'm really only down 1.5 lbs for a total of 7.5 lbs
  • BP was 118/79 "Ah-mazing" in the words of Hollee

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm Back!

I worked out on my row machine last night, and did a few "reps" on the stairs.

I drove the loop around my block to see how long it was, but it was only 4/10ths of a mile -- I'd have to walk/jog the same loop so many times, I said forget it!

I'm working out with Hollee tonight. Not sure what we're doing yet, though.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beer is the ENEMY!!!

During my vacation, I had some cheese fries. But, I've had similar during my dieting.

During my vacation, I had a steak. But, I've had steak during my diet.

During my vacation, I had 30 Michelob Ultras. DEVIL! I have not been drinking beer on my diet, and I've been dropping weight. I drink beer over the weekend and I gain back 2 lbs. WTF? I hate you beer!

In beers defense, I haven't really worked out in, oh, about a week!

So, after this week, I was supposed to be just 4 lbs away from my end of month goal, but now, (thanks a lot beer) I'm 8 lbs. I guess I'm going to be eating very little and working out quite a lot between now and next Friday!

I'm on a mission! I REALLY want to reach that goal!!