Well, I’m several weeks into my new routine. I still haven’t seen much happiness from the scale, but I am using a different scale so that could be a factor. I look a little different so something is going on as a result of the extra exercise. With 2 hours of swimming 5 days a week I have gotten kind of dried out and itchy and my hair is going all tumble weed on me. I do feel better as my joints are happier with all the water work. I guess I need to stop whining about the scale and realize what a big deal it is to feel better! The whining has resulted in me realizing how messed up my relationship with food is. I have been extra anxious about eating right since what I have been eating wasn’t resulting in weight loss. Well guess what happens when I am all anxious about food?
I’m two weeks into my new schedule of working Noon to 8PM and swimming 2 hours a day. So far it hasn’t been too difficult. My legs are often sore and I had a persistent cramp in my right butt cheek. That was kind of embarrassing! I would walk along like a normal person and then get one of my cramps and start groaning like I was possessed while dancing around like there was a mouse in my pants. This schedule has done a good job of cutting out any late night snacking. Nothing convenient is open by the time I get home and I just want to go to bed anyways. I can find the weekends difficult mainly because I don’t usually plan ahead what I am going to do and eat. I haven’t gone off the rails but it has been a struggle.
Hey there! I have decided to deal with my backlog of half-finished blog postings. Ugh! Most of these articles just spin around all over the place never getting anywhere. Others have a good idea but I just don’t seem to be able to get the entirety of the idea out of my head and stuck onto a page in some sort of coherent manner. Hmm I was about to say I should have paid attention in English class but, I don’t remember ever being taught how to write. I remember being taught how to write different types of poetry and learning the parts of an essay. Oh right I probably wasn’t paying attention and that’s why I don’t remember. Yeah, all I cared about was if there was an assignment and how many words did they want.
Today I began my new lifestyle of decadent, relaxed living. I hope! NO! I know!!!! New Lifestyle. It sounds like a new magazine with me in my lazy-boy on the cover. When I decided that going back to swimming more often was the key to getting results with my fitness and stress I also decided to put in a request at work to switch my hours to Noon to 8PM and they said yes. I know I was shocked as well. I mean I don’t mess around too much but I didn’t know if the decision makers knew that. Of course I started this experiment right after we had a time change so my body is going to figure I am working from 1PM to 9PM. I’ll will likely be a complete zombie by the last hour.
Well this post is kind of off topic. Maybe I should put it under the category of mental health and fitness or stress management or aging without dignity. I did something foolish. I do a lot of foolish things actually but usually they don’t bite me in the butt as hard as this one. Here is the story. You may have noticed that in Canada this weekend is a long weekend because it is Thanksgiving here. I was invited down to my father’s house to celebrate with him and family on his side of his family. It was also my 50th birthday last week and I was expecting some extra fuss to be made over me. On that topic the YMCA ladies know how to make a proper fuss over a birthday gal!!!! Thanks again to everybody!
Don’t get excited yet! I still have to prove my theory through rigorous trials! I want to let my ten loyal readers know first! Yeah, I am using exclamation points on the end of each sentence. I am restraining myself from capitalizing every line so … deal with it! There is a possibility that I have found the magic bullet that allows me to lose weight almost effortlessly! I know! I know! I am this close to tears believe me! Will this cure work for you? UHhhh, I dunno!
You may recall I wrote an article about Holley called “She’s 350 Pounds Olympics Bound”. Holley is a weight lifter and although she had no expectation of placing in the Olympics she did secure 10th place. She says she is joining Biggest Loser as a contestant because she feels her weight was one of the reasons she didn’t place higher even though in the past she felt it was a benefit in her sport. She had considered retiring from the sport but has changed her mind and wants to compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In order to join Biggest Loser she was forced to pull out of the Pan American Championships and the World University Games because of scheduling conflicts.
My trainer just came back from a conference where they emphasized getting your hapless victims customers to step outside their comfort zone. Yeah … after the butt-kicking he gave me there was no zone, no place and not even a lazy-boy of comfort to step away from. In fairness I think he actually went easy on me but I lived the good life while he was away and now it is time to pay up. Anyway in an effort to follow his new mantra I did go out to buy wireless headphones so I can Zumba or Dance to the Oldies along with my TV and not be interrupted by rude people banging on my front door wanting me to stop the music. Now they will just get to hear the soothing sound of my off key solo singing and stomping to the oldies.