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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lucky 7s and 3s

morning weight: 273 lbs

I am in as much shock as you. Another pound. I weighed 5 times, about 2 minutes apart, just to make sure I was a. awake and b. not suddenly in need of glasses. This is quite an after-TOM whoosh. I will credit water for this. And exercise.

I was just intending to write about my workout last night, but now it feels extra special.

I had my personal best on the treadmill last night.

70 minutes - 3 miles - heart max 145 - 700 calories burned

That extra 10 minutes really helped. I set the hill routine again. I can't believe I can say I like it. I really like it. It helped to be watching a fast-paced show (My Own Worst Enemy).

And it looks like I'm taking off the week of Thanksgiving from work because my staff will all be gone between Christmas and New Year's and I will have to be around then so I get to take off now. Also a good time to get some planning done when the office is quiet before the New Year so I don't mind. Seems I'll be alone again anyway.

I will go see my Mom, who I have to tell you, hopes to be well enough to be motor-scootering around Foxwoods casino - all at my brother-the-motivator's planning! Just the thought that she is even thinking and anticipating something in her future is amazing. She used to say she'd rather be dead than drive one of those motorized carts around, but I guess she's come to see that if she compromises she can still have something she enjoys.

I wonder if I can learn that lesson. Will I ever be able to compromise and having something I enjoy? Right now it seems all or nothing. But I had years of wallowing in what I enjoyed, so I must remember that. And strive for moderation in the future.

I hope we all have a great day Tuesday.

2 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

WoW! Another pound! That's great D.
I always hated that workout on the treadmill, the hill one. Hard....
I am using my elliptical, damn good thing since I paid 4 frickin hundred dollars for it, and that's about all I doright now. Besides walking at the park and such. I have not much else in my excercise regime. Maybe when I get to lose some more weight, my back will ease up a bit and allow for more (i.e. crunches and torso work), but for now, I'll take what I can get.

Glad to hear mom is becoming more upbeat!! That's great. I know it eases your mind some.

Keep up the good work on the workouts!! You are a force to be reckoned with! =)

Carolina Girl said...

You ROCK! I can't believe you did 70 minutes on the treadmill! That is amazing. The weight is gonna be falling off in no time. Way to go on the extra pound also. I'm hoping I'll have something good to report next Tuesday. I did not get up this morning to work out (despite arguing with myself for 30 minutes in bed and thus wasting precious sleep time) so it's on tonight.

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