Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
"What's a blob", you ask? It's a jiggling, yellow and red capillary-striated mass of rubber created to show you a "solid" example of what five pounds of fat looks like.
They have one sitting on top of the filing cabinet in the office of my gym. You can stare straight at it at while you walk on treadmill number two. And that's what I do whenever I can. When I start to think "20 minutes of cardio is enough... I don't need to do 45 today..." I look up at the blob and remind myself that anything over 20 is blob burning!!!
Yesterday morning I nearly came to blows with a woman probably almost twice my age (and likely in better shape...) She'd STOLEN my number two!!! (my treadmill... try to keep up...) I had put my progress chart, pencil, towel and Reader's Digest on the top of it while I headed to the bathroom to... well... that's enough about that... But somewhere about 2 minutes later I come back and she's ON my treadmill! She'd moved all my things to number three! And THEN someone she knew came over and she straddled the moving belt so she could just stand there and flap her gums... I was getting irritated (I couldn't see my blob...) so I burned my anger by upping my elevation and speed just a little.
And as soon as she was done I hopped off number three and on to number two!
When my cardio was done I proceeded to follow her around the weight machines having to wipe them down before and after I used them... seems that the other gym members can't see the many bottles of green disinfectant and signs all over the walls and machines directing members to disinfect after each use.
I'm not sure... but I may be becoming a gym Nazi.
So today I weighed at the end of my workout and discovered that I'm down 14 pounds (or nearly three blobs...) and more than 14 inches.
- 1 1/2 inches from my bust (still...)
- 4 inches from my waist
- 3 1/4 inches from my lower abs
- 3 1/4 inches from my hips
- 2 3/4 inches from my upper thighs
Yesterday I checked my Spark People account and 10 months ago I weighed 4 pounds less but was bigger inches wise. (Remember - muscle weighs more...muscle weighs more...)
I'm trying hard not to be discouraged by the fact that so far I've only lost weight that I gained since January this year. There's no baby weight falling as of yet - just the baggage from Ben- and-Jerrygate earlier this year.
Well "Yay ME!" anyhow - onward and downward I go!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Oh well. There’s nothing I can do about it now. At least I don’t have to stress for the next four weeks wondering if I passed it! (However - they were kind enough to inform me in writing just in case I wasn't sure... It was in the mailbox when we arrived home on Sunday night.)
I gave it to the Lord and there’s a reason for everything. So I just keep going.
For their wedding gift I've made (am making) them an album. I got quite a bit of it done on the way up in the van. I had a real nice set-up in the middle row - I did about 8 pages. I guess I can never again complain about the amount of space I get sharing tables at a crop. I had my big CM shoulder bag to my right – open and jammed between the middle row seats, my AMM tool bag on top of a cooler just in front of that and a lap desk (that thankfully held a 12x12 page) right up to the back of the drivers seat.
I have photos coming from Winkflash soon – I’ll post pix here when I finish them off. I gave it to them on Wednesday night before the wedding and then took it back so I can finish it.
Homeschool Co-Op classes began this morning. The kids each took 3 classes and I taught a beginner scrapbooking class. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my bed tonight rather than this chair in front of my puter… I spent last night preparing handouts for the class since there just wasn’t time to devote to it before the boards.
So today at 10:00 a.m. (after my class ended) I truly felt like I was able to breathe for the first time in months. Now we gear up for the wedding of another dear friend the end of October. Need to get going again on that wedding gift…
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
- 1 1/2 inches off my bust
- 2 inches off my waist
- 1 1/2 inches off my lower abs (a measurement all the mommies out there understand...)
- 2 1/2 inches off my hips
- 1/2 inch from my right upper thigh and 3/4 of an inch from my left
- 3/4 of an inch from my right lower thigh and 1/2 of an inch from my left