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!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vacation - All I Ever Wanted!

Vacation - Had to get away!

Well, I spent a long weekend at Myrtle Beach with Chris. The extent of my exercising was walking to and from the beach, walking HeyNow on the beach, and walking to and from the parking garage. And they were all pretty leisurely walks, indeed.

I think I'm going to boycott the weigh-in/BP check tomorrow.

I pretty much ate & drank like crap this weekend. Doritos/Fritos/Cheetos (lots of chips ending in 'os'), sandwiches with white bread, 9 oz. filet, cheese fries from Liberty (which, BTW, tasted just as good as my cherished Outback cheese fries), and my beer fast ended. I pretty much drank 33 Mich Ultras in 4 days. That's a whole lotta calories going in and non getting burned!!

Therefore, I boycott!

I haven't heard from Hol today, so I think I'm on the row machine tonight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I am the blood pressure Queen!!!


You read that right -- 112/70 blood pressure today, and I lost 1.1 lbs this week! Score!

Ended up ditching Hollee last night for the jog/walk, but we're def. going tonight when she gets off work. She doesn't get off until later, which I think is a plus, because it will be cooler when we go. We're doing the hilly trail behind her house around 7:30-45ish. And we're def. doing abs tonight.

She's going to a fancy wedding this weekend (black tie) and has to be in a super-cute dress. And I'm going to the beach this weekend and gotta be in a bathing suit. (I've already been in a bathing suit this year a bunch, but this time, I'll be 6.6lbs lighter!)

Since I know my mom will be reading this blog, she'll be happy to know that I've virtually quit drinking beer. I say virtually, because I did have 2/3 on the 3rd of July. And I had one on Friday after work. Michelob Ultra, though.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


That's right -- I jogged, and it didn't make me laugh!

Hollee & I walked on the trail behind her house in Blacksburg last night, and I jogged for a good while. It was awesome!

We're going again tonight, but heading in the opposite direction because we think we'll be able to jog more of it that way. Definitely going to take some water with me today, though. We're gonna do some abs in her basement before we head out, too.

Last night, I walked/jogged the trail. Drank some wine while Hollee cooked dinner. Ate a delicious meal. Drove home. And passed out! I was exhausted and full!

BP & weigh-in tomorrow morning.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Been Slackin'

On the blog & the work-outs!

Hollee & I walked on a trail in Blacksburg behind her house on Wednesday -- last Wednesday evening. And that was the last time I walked that week!

I know! I know! But I was busy -- I think. Or just being lazy? And, although I wasn't working out, I was at least eating well! So . . . there's that?

I did get a little bit of encouragement yesterday -- I saw Chris' mom for the first time since Memorial Day and she said, "Have you lost some weight?" I have only lost 5.5lbs, but it's pretty cool that it's already noticeable.

Sarah at work said one day she thought I was losing, too. I think maybe my body is just shifting around some! :)

Anyway, I did like Hollee's trail, so I'm gonna see if she wants to do it again today or Wednesday. I'm also plan on using the row machine again some time this week.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Strong work, dude." - Hollee Old

I've lost 5.5 lbs so far! And my BP was back down to 130/84 this week. Not ideal, but better than last week for sure!

By July 29, my goal is to have lost 12 lbs! BIG GOAL!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wheel Of Fortune

I used my row machine during Wheel Of Fortune tonight, changing up the pace during the commercials breaks. It was a nice change to the Huckleberry Trail.

Hollee was still struggling from her wknd at the lake, so she was unable to join me. Hopefully at least 2 nights this week we'll be able to do some circuits in her basement -- Old's Gym.

Justina had a good suggestion: She said that I should post healthy recipes on her when I find them. Well . . . I don't have one tonight (sorry), but it reminded me of my Sonoma Diet book that I have with all my recipes. I'm gonna have to dust that thing off!

I texted Shaun tonight & he said that he'll weigh himself tomorrow & give me an update.

Lazy Days of Summer

Well, I didn't do anything this weekend but relax at the lake in the sun! The most physical activity I performed was tubing & swimming around the dock with a drink in my hand!

On that note, I steered clear of beer (for the most part) this weekend. And, in fact, I had nothing to drink on the Fourth of July!

I did eat a lot of red meat b/c we grilled out both nights. But I kept the munching to a minimum & I didn't eat the eggs & bacon breakfast on Saturday. Just a good ol' meal substitute drink. Yummy!

Tonight, I'm dusting off the row machine!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who Is the Bigger Idiot?

Me, for thinking that both dogs could walk together? (HeyNow & Jeta)

Or the dogs, for being too stupid to not get tangled up in each other every 5 seconds?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Small Accomplishment

I was 100% dreading the weigh-in/BP check today due to yesterday's glutony (see previous post). I was certain that I'd gained weight! However, I dropped about 1.5 lbs. since last week.

BUT, my BP was incredibly high! 152/98! I attribute it to: 1) the fact that I was relatively stressed about work (only 2 of us sales support there for 6 account execs) and 2) the artery clogging, yet completely delicious Triple Prime Cheddar cheese burger last night!

I truly have no doubt that it'll be back down next week.

Looking forward to working out in Old's Gym tonight. Hollee said she was gonna work me hard!