Monday, August 14, 2006

Gettin' better all the time

Yesterday I headed out at about 11 a.m. for the daily walk, hoping for a bit of running, and I did really well, considering my recent lack of progress. I did the 6.6-mile loop in 95 minutes, with some running – probably a third altogether. And the weight training went even better. Two sets of 12 for every move, and two sets of 15 for one!

Today is a rest day, but a busy day, nonetheless. A meeting this morning, dentist appointment this afternoon and then I have to look for a couple shirts to replace two that were ruined in the rusty-water drama from last Thursday. The good thing about that, though, is that I can buy a size smaller.

I didn't check in with a progress report last week, since I was computer-less and scale-less, and the total for this week isn't all that impressive, but I'm still going in the right direction. I've lost two more pounds over the past two weeks, bringing the total to an even 40 for the year.

Forty pounds!

Vickie, thanks for your thoughts yesterday on journaling. It's really working for you, and you helped me see that blogging is certainly an additional way I journal. It's an almost-daily thing, and I bet if I went back six months I could see some progress in mood and motivation. No time to pursue that this morning, but that would be a good thing for me to follow up on.

And Mariah, the notebook idea is a good one. Obviously the online option isn't meeting your needs, and what did we do before computers, anyway? Weight Watchers used to provide weekly food logs, with all the requirements listed for checking off [no more than four eggs, liver once a week, #4 vegetables, water!]. Maybe you could create a form for yourself, as well. The most important nutrient to track is calories consumed, after all.

Also, I'm so glad you're in a good knitting place.

I finished the first Jaywalker sock yesterday, and also finished the Shapely Tank that I've been working on all summer. Good thing we have a little warm weather left.

My next project will be the Oat Couture Seville Jacket. I'm going to use pale pink Naturespun Sportweight. I've had this pattern for 10 years, probably, and never even tried to start one. About time, right? I also want to do a couple of vests before I restart the FLAK.

Thank you, Jonathan, for your "beautiful bride" comment. Jonathan focuses on maintenance at his blog, but even if you're not ready for that phase, put him on your list of daily reads. He offers great insight and ideas for those of us still losing, as well.

If I'm going to get everything done today, I need to get off my ass and get going! As always, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Debbi - I don't know how closely you watch your blood work. I had mine rechecked and posted a comparison on my blog today - if you are interested (Vickie under Angry Fat Girlz).