This is just a page of random stuff that isn’t really post-worthy…and maybe not even really noteworthy…but that stuck out in my mind for whatever reason. 🙂
I just realized today that if I lost one pound a week from now until my next doctor’s visit (which is in October) I would at goal. Not at “this is what dr. wants me at” goal (150), not “this is what I can probably live with” goal (hell, I’m already there), not even “this is what I am really shooting for” goal (140), but real honest-to-God “best case scenario, beyond my wildest dreams of success” goal (135). I weighed 135 when I got married, and I was quite thin. And I wasn’t remotely toned then so if I get to that weight now it’s going to be a different world of amazingness. (Yeah, I made the word up, what of it? 🙂
Just a thought. I know I can’t hit a pound a week; hell, I have a period every three weeks. But if I could average that…I’d be there.
I don’t know that I’m making it a goal. Goals scare me, especially long-term ambitious ones that require consistency like that. Too much potential for disappointment. But it’s exciting to know that I’m at a place where that’s possible.
4/15/08: There was an interesting item in one of Jillian’s newsletters about breaking a plateau. She said that your body can’t adjust to new calorie levels (i.e., your metabolism drop to only burn the lower amount) if you vary the level. So if you’re in a plateau, you can vary the number of calories you take in – maybe 1200 one day, 1500 the next, 1700 the next, 1400 the next, and so on – and it can jump start your loss again.
This reminded me of the “diet” that Leslie posted about where you eat whatever you want every other day, then eat nearly nothing on the intervening days. I’m still not a fan of the idea – I favor a good, steady, wholesome intake – but I can see how it might work. Although I think eventually your body would adjust to that too.
Anyway, next time I’m having trouble this is definitely what I’m doing. I also am not going to feel so bad about weekend days when I’m a little more indulgent than I should be, because chances are that’s actually helping keep my body on its metaphorical toes. 🙂
2/6/08 – It’s true that one does not appreciate the absence of pain until one has been in pain for some time. After the debilitating (yeah, definitely the right word!) soreness of last week, I was startled this morning when I went to sit down and did not experience excruciating agony in my quads. Moreover, I was able to lower myself into the seat without holding on to the wall! 🙂 It was sort of cool…but then I panicked. I have come to rely on muscle soreness to tell me that I really did give it all I had the night before. So now I’m thinking, “Man, I have to really work hard tonight so I can be sore tomorrow!” Rather pathetically amusing, really…
Strong Women I Admire:
Susan Walker-Matthews, Ph.D.
Eva L. Hancock
Tiara Faith Sanders
- Angelina Jolie
- Candice Stricklen-Berger
- Mary Beth Ruiz
- Anne McCaffrey
Someday I’ll write a post or a page about why I admire these people so much. There are very good, valid reasons for each one, but right now I just want to make a list, to remind me. 🙂