Thursday, September 20, 2007

Nearly 3 Blobs

That's how much I've lost so far.

"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!


  1. Way to go on the weight loss! Keep up the good work and yes, muscle weighs more than fat. GREAT on the inches you've lost. You're shrinking all over! I'm trying to convince my sister that its the inches, not the lbs. that necessarily matter. I look like I weigh less than her and I don't...its the inches I've lost with all the walking in the spring. So very proud of you!

  2. YAY SARA!!! I'm cheering for you girl!

  3. So proud of you! Keep it up and try to enjoy it, too. I haven't stepped on the scale or measured since I began my walking (Matthew to school) program. Maybe I should see...

  4. Fabulous, or should I say flabulous! Keep it up and you won't be wanting B&J soon enough!

  5. Well that was just plain rude of her...I'd have flung some sweat at her.

    Congrats on your progress!!!


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