Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Gimme a T! Gimme an H!

Gimme an A-N-K-S!!!

Those comments you left yesterday were sooo supportive and encouraging. It's great having cheerleaders! Thanks bunches. And Jeannie, you can butt in any time to tell me to stop thinking negatively. I like to think I'm being realistic, but negative thinking produces negative results.

Maybe I need to start referring to myself as a weightlifter. Heh.

Hell might have frozen over yesterday, as I actually did spend some time in the garage lifting weights! Not too heavy and not too many reps, since I felt like I was back at Square One. [Surprisingly I wasn't; the only part of the pyramid I couldn't manage was the 12-pounders. Fifteen reps at eight pounds was hard enough.]

Some of those treacherous storms came through here last night, leaving us windswept, soaked and without power for several hours. If we can figure out how to live in outer space for months at a time, you'd think we could figure out how to keep the electricity on during a thunderstorm.

Wendy, if you're serious about throwing some free-lance work my way, e-mail me: shrinkingknitter AT citynet DOT com. If you were kidding: Hey, that was funny! Comments sometimes don't get across the real intent of the message.

Changing gears here a little bit: Sicko will be in sneak previews this Friday night in several U.S. cities [San Fran, LA, Boston and Philly were mentioned.] I talked about the film a little bit here. Will the Middle of Nowhere be one of those sneak-preview cities? Not on your life. But if you get to see it before its national release June 29, I hope you'll let us know what you thought of it.

I'll be whittling away at my to-do list today and making yet another list, this time a shopping one as I'll be in town tomorrow to begin shopping for our annual Fourth of July mini-reunion. The menus are planned; just need to make sure I have everything I need to execute them. Mr. Shrinking Knitter's cousins's family eats a lot and frequently – seems like every activity involves or ends with a meal or a snack. I'm not stressed about it for myself, but want to make sure we have enough food on hand to handle the demand. I've got a "hostess-with-the-mostest" reputation to uphold. Heh.

Finally, the Shapely Tank is done. Let me just say I'd be happier with the fit if I was happier with my body, especially my mid-section. The tank has some waist shaping, and I do have a waist, but I also have a gut.

Crunches, anyone?


jen said...

Good luck with the relatives. Houseguests are definitely a stressor, no matter how nice they are.

PastaQueen said...

I hear someone put a pirated version of Sicko on the Internets, so if you don't mind leaving your computer on for 3 months you might be able to download it just before the DVD release comes out :)

Yay to weights! I know how you feel. I put off lifting for years, but my arms look pretty hot now that I do.

denise said...

You should definitely call yourself a Weightlifter! It's only when you start blogging about your "guns" that we'll start to worry about you! ;-)

I find it interesting that you do the cardio and think that strength-training is the key. I do the strength-training and totally believe that cardio is the key to weight loss! I'm beginning to think that between us we've discovered the true secret - ya just gotta do BOTH! (Man, no wonder they kept that a secret - it sucks!)

Anyway, even though I'm very consistent with strength training it's only because I go to a trainer twice a week. I have tried to add a 3rd day on my own and I also find it incredibly boring. 15 reps feel like they'll never end when you're working out on your own.

Wish I had the easy answer on this one for you, but no such luck!

Mich said...

So that's what that cold snap was all about... :-) Seriously, I'm glad to hear you're back to the weights.