Weight Loss

Good Lord the Evil Trainer was EXTRA Evil today!  My ass hurts, my legs hurt, my arms hurt, my shoulders hurt…  I am just a giant mass of hurt!  He’s going old skool on my ass – part of today’s torture involved a giant tractor tire and a sledge hammer… But if helps me reach my goal, then it’s what I gotta do.  All I can say is tomorrow morning’s water aerobics is gonna be very hurty.

I am NOT looking forward to going back to work tomorrow – these past two days have been soooo enjoyable.  But since I have yet to win powerball, I guess I have to go back.

I’d also like to say I’ve reached the following “Milestones”:

  1. 1 week since my last pop (diet or otherwise)
  2. 1 week since my last vending machine snack
  3. 2.2 weeks since my last pizza
  4. 58 days since my last fast food!!!!  :D

I’m thinking it’s the combination of the non-generic Thyroid Meds and working out.  Because I’m feeling closer to normal than I have in years!  And that makes me very very happy.

It also makes me very very happy that I have the next two days off!!!  Today I had a lovely pre-birthday day with my BGBF – we had a nice meal out and yakked and knitted.  Nice and relaxing.  And apparently exhausting for my boy Angus – he’s dead asleep and snoring up a storm!  I am dreading having to be at water aerobics at 6am with the hated spring time change…  I woke up this morning at what I thought was 9 or maybe 10am, but lo and behold – it was 11!  I already want my hour back…  *grumble*

Tomorrow for my birthday I get to have lunch with a good friend, and then I go see my mom for a bit, and then I get to relax.  And Tuesday the only plans I have are to see the Evil Trainer.  I’m trying really hard to not focus on my age, but honest to God, 50 is really freaking me out!  It’s not like I look (or act) my age, I just can’t believe how fast 50 snuck up on me.  So I need to keep myself busy so I don’t fall into my habit of eating when I’m bothered about stuff.  Oh and I am also going to call the therapist I’ve been playing phone tag with to see if I can get an appointment scheduled.

It’s been a long friggin’ week at work, and I’m REALLY looking forward to having the next four days off…

I’ve already fallen off the Lent wagon – mainly because I forgot that I was not going to eat meat on Fridays, and I had roast beef today.   BUT I am sticking to my vow of no pop/vending machine snacks, so I got that going for me  ;)

I’ve got Pilates tomorrow morning, and then perhaps if I’m in the mood, I may go to the pool for some water walking.  If it’s nice outside, I’m thinking the pool will be pretty empty.  AND I have to get my butt to 24-hour Fitness to cancel my membership – I keep forgetting to do that…  I’m also retaining water like the friggin’ Hoover Dam!  My weight has gone up almost 4 pounds in the last 2 days, and my ankles are just finally starting to feel normal.  Just goes to show me the amount of salt in frozen dinners is hell on my system – no matter how much water I drink.

I also discovered today that Kashi granola bars are dangerous for me to have around – they are sooo good that I just stuff my face with them, so they are now banned from my house!  On the plus side, I believe I hit my daily requirement of fiber for today.  Actually according to my Diet Power software, I ate 192% of my daily recommended fiber.

And this may sound crazy, but I think that after just a couple days on the non-Generic Thyroid meds that I can feel the difference.  I’m sure I’m imagining it – or just really wanting it to be true.

I’m signed up for Friday 6am water workouts!  Turns out there was a class it just hadn’t been added to the system properly, so I couldn’t sign up for it a few weeks back, but I’m all signed up now.  So 3 days a week I have to haul my ass out of bed and be to the Rec Center for 6am class.    Here’s hoping I’ll see a nice change in my weight at the end of this month.  And I do really enjoy the classes – it’s just the getting up and getting there that’s hard…  I hurt less after today’s class, but my knees are feeling a bit hinky – so it’ll be an Aleve night for this chicky.

Reverting to my Catholic upbringing – Lent starts tomorrow so I’m giving up some things for it!  (Mom would be so proud!):

  1. NO SNACKS at work – this means crackers, candy, vending machine junk, etc.  Lets just say I over snacked today, and although I am not over on my calories, my tummy isn’t happy.
  2. NO Pop at work (again, it’s really the only time I have it)
  3. NO meat on Fridays – instead of Meatless Monday, I’m going to have Meatless Fridays in keeping with Lent

As a kid I always vowed to give up sweets, but since my birthday is ALWAYS during lent, I always made an exception for that – and since I’m turning 50 this year, I’d be making a HUGE exception (I hear through the grapevine that there will be my favorite cake at the party – WHITE WEDDING CAKE!!!!)

No Evil Trainer tonight – he called last night and asked me to reschedule to tomorrow – so I’ll have Water Aerobics in the morning, and him at night…  I’m gonna be friggin’ EXHAUSTED!  My knees are achy today – I may have to pop an Aleve tonight before bed.





How 60 minutes of Water Aerobics doesn’t feel like work at all while you are doing them, then about 3-4 hours later I feel it in my legs, my ass, my shoulders, and arms. Which of course means I that I DID get my ass out of bed and went out into the cold, snowy morning for the first day of my 3 months of water aerobics.  And I enjoyed the hell out of it!  And I will also sleep like the dead tonight.  And I’m already looking forward to the next session on Wednesday.  :)

I may or may not drag my ass out of bed at the crack of 5am tomorrow to do water walking – I may start that next week.  BUT I am going to do it on my Fridays – since there is no class that day.  My knees ached a bit during the class, but no more than I expected.  Since I don’t hate the water (I  hate treadmills, & stationary bikes – I like ellipticals, but at present, they jut hurt too much to do for 30 minutes), I think it’s going to be a great cardio for me.  And as much as I hate getting up early, I think it will be easier for me than dragging myself to the gym after a long day at work when I’m at my most exhausted…  Well, except for the 2x a week I see the Evil trainer that is  :)

It’s been a pretty crappy year since I last blogged…  My Dad died suddenly last April, my Mom has Alzheimers, work has been hell (tho, thankfully I have been working – no unemployment at all), I still feel like ass, and yeah, that pretty much sums things up.

I don’t know where I was at weight-wise this time last year, but I think I’m pretty much at the same place – haven’t had to buy any bigger clothes at least.  I’m trying to get back on track with the Evil Trainer, and Pilates, and Cardio – if for no other reason than the hope it will help me feel better.  Next Monday I start doing water workouts from 6-7am twice a week for 3 months at the Rec Center – the hours suck, but what are you gonna do.  I’m shooting for seeing the Evil Trainer on Tues & Thurs, and then Pilates on Saturday.  Friday & Sunday I get to rest.

Oh yeah, and I turn 50 in 10 days, and I just got my first membership offer from AARP in the mail yesterday.  BLARGH!!!!

Well aren’t I just a little ray of sunshine?  :)

For the next 2 months, my goals with the Trainer are modest – and they mostly involve me just moving more, and staying away from the pizza binges & junk food.  No weight loss goals at all.  We are easing me back into things.  Starting completely over – rather than dwelling on the past.  And I think that is a very good way to get me going again.  I guess he does sometimes know what he’s talking about…  Though I can never admit that to him  ;)

I’m also looking into therapy – seriously.  I thought I had found a place, but they only do Intensive Outpatient Therapy – and that translates to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.  But they had a recommendation for another place, and that as it turns out is right across the street from where I work (well, until my office moves in 2 weeks – but it will still be close enough for a lunch session if needed).

I have some travel plans in the Spring, and I’m pondering a week at Lake Austin Resort & Spa in the Fall – a little health & relaxation trip just for me.  It’s kind of pricey, but I’m thinking it will be my 50th birthday present to myself.  I saw it on the first 5 episodes of Heavy on A&E and it just looks LOVELY!

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