Monday, June 28, 2010

Illness part 2

The weight is coming off, I am back down to about 243 now. Which is where I was before that little surprise weight gain happened. I attribute it as much to being sick as to anything else though at this point. My appetite is smaller, which is good. My energy level is low though... I haven't been able to use my CPAP machine, so I've not been sleeping well at all for over a week. I'm feeling pretty sluggish and rough right now. I'm gonna have to pound some caffiene or something to be able to do my workout today. So unmotivated, want to curl up and go back to sleep. :(

Time for some coffee/soda and a dose of Sudafed. Gotta get moving!

Friday, June 25, 2010


I got a taste of those yesterday after my workout. "runner's high" indeed! LOL I was in very high spirits, almost manic once I was done, and it took a while to wear off... I haven't felt that good in a long time. I want feel like that again. So I think I'll try to do this workout again tomorrow after work.

I felt energetic, and giggly and happy. It may have been the endorphins, but it also was a sense of accomplishment, I think. The feeling of finally getting up off my butt and MOVING!

Good stuff.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Illness Diet...

I am sick... :p caught a cold, that was different from the typical cold. It hit hard, and lay me low for 2 days... today is the first day I felt semi human. Tomorrow will be my first attempt at exercise again. Don't want to get off track.

Fasting and fighting illness burned 10 pounds off my frame, which puts me back where I was before I turned 40, in the 240's. Gonna get moving again tomorrow. Haven't touched a cigarette in over a week. I hope to continue that streak as well. I need to keep my lungs capacity for all this cardio.

I'm going to research pool workouts, too. I want to have a workout regimen that involves the pool, and not just swimming laps.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Walking Mission Accomplished.

I took a 45 minute walk on the greenbelt trail. The terrrain is uneven, lots of hills. I got my HR up to 154 at the max. 180 is my target rate, but I think I would have passed out if I got it that high. :p I am sweating like a pig, and I was breathing very heavily, if I'd had a friend with me, I doubt I could have had a conversation. My face is beet red too! LOL

Oh how the mighty has fallen. Didn't make it to the lake, but I'll get there. I am in training mode now, because I know my sister is going to kick my ass when I get down to Texas. She has a pool though, and I will be a lap swimming, pool exercise doing mofo.

Feels good to have done something. :)

The Sun Is Out

It's warm outside. I think a walk is in order. I will walk for my health, I will walk for my sanity, I will walk to the lake today.
But first breakfast. Muesli cereal with soymilk. Mmmmm.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Ok... it's summer, time to bring this blog back to life! I started taking SlimQuick packets (that you add to the water bottle) and I am going to start exercising. Went for a short but very fast walk. Kept a pace that made conversation difficult, was sweating like crazy by the time I finished, and I am sore today... all good signs.

Today I have MAJOR housecleaning to do, and I think I'll hit the treadmill, or maybe do a dvd or wii fit.... haven't decided yet. Weather is being douchey so outside isn't an option today. :(

Upon turning 40 I added a bit more weight to my pile. Now I think I have to lose about 1oo pounds total.. *sob* I can do this, though... I can do it. I will do it.

Now it's time to get to work.