Friday, May 29, 2009

Craptacular Week

I don't really know when to expect TOM with the new pills. I am sort of suspecting it anytime now because I'm craving crappy food and my face is broken out. *le sigh* So, I'm writing off the week. I'm re-committing tomorrow, as my new week starts then. I've not made it to the gym at all this week and have been battling headaches, too. So...

I've got my plan in place for next week and will get back on track. I expect to not be happy with my WI in the AM, but at least I know why it'll be bad. :-/

Back in the gym next week, fewer carbs, keeping within my Points. I can do this. :-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Woot! *happy Woofie dance*

I did my weight circuit Friday. By the end of it, I realized that a task I did at work that day strained a muscle in my back. So, no weights for me on Monday. :-( I did, however, do 60 minutes on my pedaler. Tuesday, another migraine. I've decided that it may be my new birth control causing the headaches, as it's progestin-only. Hopefully, it's something I'll get used to. If the headaches have eased off considerably by the time I finish the 3 months of pills I've got, I'll call my OB/Gyn and see what she thinks. Needless to say, no exercise for me on Tuesday. Yesterday, I did my weight circuit, wherein I upped the weight on all of my exercises (tho I needed to reduce the # of reps on my leg extension, as my knee gets cranky if I don't ease into it). Afterward, I decided that I would try walking home from the gym, which is about 2 miles. I may need to go to Map My Walk and see what it is, perzactly. It took me 55 minutes. But, seeing as it was 81 degrees and I was lugging my book bag, I'll graciously accept the near-hour and move on. :-) I'm a bit stiff and sore today, but that tells me that I have my exercise level about right for now. Any more, I'd be hurting, which is not the same as being sore. YKWIM?

Today, all I've managed to do is wrestle with the microfiche reader/printers to vacuum their insides. But that counts as exercise, right? :-) I have a walk on deck for this afternoon. Hopefully it won't be -as- warm as yesterday, but I feel that it prolly will be. That's OK. I have my water bottle and my hat with me. It's all good.

Oh, and did I mention that I banished 1.2# last week? :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Full of Win!

Despite the storm front induced headache that plagued me most of the day, I still managed to get in an abbreviated walk in the AM (15 min instead of 20). Thankfully, my head eased off in time for me to go to the gym. I did my weight circuit and then did 35 minutes on the recumbent bike. For some reason, my left foot started to swell and hurt as I was pedaling. If it continues, I'll go see the doc about it. I've got a short walk (15-20 min) planned for this morning (in just a few, in fact) and then a longer walk planned for this evening, weather permitting. I'll continue my weight circuit as is tomorrow, but I will need to up the weight on most of the exercises next week.

A strong, fit, healthy Woofie coming soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Full of Win

Made it to the gym yesterday (for the first time since AUGUST!!!). I was able to lift at the level I left. So, my muscles seem to be in decent shape. It's just my lungs that are pooky. I figure that, if I build up to it, the breathing issues won't be, well, an issue. ;-)

So, yesterday: 20 minute walk around the pond, weights, 35 minutes on the treadmill @ the gym.

Plan for today: 20-30 minute walk this afternoon

Plan for the rest of the week: 20 min walk in the AM and weights on W/F. I'll do extra time on the treadmill depending on time. 20-30 minute walk in the afternoon/evening on Thurs. Saturday will depend on whether I go out of town or not. Sunday is my OFF day.

That sked will remain in effect until summer classes start. Then I'll switch my Thursday walk to the AM before I report to work. I'll make Thursday my distance day eventually, but I'm still working up to it. :-)

Monday, May 11, 2009


So, okay... I was admonished by WW Online for "losing too fast", but I did banish 5.8# this week, which got me under 270#. If I keep losing that much every week, I'll worry. But every once and a while, one has a woosh that enables one to lose a bunch of weight all at once when one hasn't lost at all for a while. The only real changes I made this past week were to get at least 20 minutes of exercise every day and to cut back on my carbonated beverages. I guess that I was doing something right. :-)

As I posted last week, I'm set to get back in the gym today. I've not been in an uber long time, so I'll have to make sure I don't over-do it. But I think that it's still an good thing. :-) As much as I bitch and moan about cardio, I -love- to lift weights. I just need to get back into the habit of doing so.

DH and I are talking about doing a week at Sandals for my 40th birthday (about 6 years) and I really want to have a bikini body by then, even if I -choose- to wear a one piece. :-) Truthfully, I want to have a bikini body before then, but... I want to be fit, healthy and strong. And believe me, when I am, I intend to show off all my hard work. :-D Darn it.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

These shoes were made for walking...

...and that's just what they'll do...

I've managed to walk for at least 20 minutes everyday this week except Monday, when I was felled by the mighty migraine. Today's constitutional was 35 minutes. Woot! That means that I've earned 7 Activity Points this week. I'm okay with that. I'm going to start back to the gym next week so I can lift weights. Muscle may weigh more than fat, but it takes up less room and is metabolically active tissue. Fat's just, well, fat. :-) I'm hoping getting APs will turn the tide and help me banish these 4# once and for all, so I can go on to banish the other 100+. :-)

Have a good day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

*le sigh*

Okay. I have -got- to get my act together and treat my weight seriously. My cholesterol and triglycerides are back up. So much so that my doc has added another medication. Grrrr. I didn't go -crazy- with my Points last week, but I'm still up again, darn it. 3.4#, to be exact. This has -got- to stop. So, I'm pondering whether or not next week should be a Simply Filling week and see how I do there. Dunno. If I do Simply Filling, I'll have to start making my Bento again because there does not exist a SF convenience meal. :-) So... I'll explore the SF list and see if it looks like something I can do for a week. All I know is that eating out is killing me with regards to Points. I've put forth the idea of coming up with a meal rotation so that we know what we're going to have for supper every night. I don't know that I'll get far enough ahead of the game to start cooking once a week, but that might be what I need to do, especially when I start grad school. I really want to get a food vacuum sealer thingy. That would help me make my own "TV dinners" for which I already know the Points and know the ingredients (esp the sodium).

For now, though, I need to start exercising. I think that my food choices will improve as I start exercising. That's what happened when I lost 50#. Plus, if I'm paying for a gym membership, I should use it, right? I'll make that change (going to the gym) first and see if that's the trick. If not, I'll try gym + Simply Filling and see if -that- is. If neither is, well, I just don't know. I'll have to step back and punt, I reckon. :-)