Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm whining. I know already!

So I only lost 7.4 lbs this month and I’m disappointed by that.  On the one hand, I’m thrilled the number is going down, don’t get me wrong.  But on the other, here I am in this really good headspace.  I’ve finally gotten my ass in gear and am on the treadmill 5 days every week with increasing intensity.  I haven’t added the weights yet, but I am consciously trying not to overwhelm myself, you know?  One thing at a time.  I’m doing great on the eating front.  I’m feeling pretty good about the cardio part.  I’ll add the weights part – but in this really great headspace, I should be losing more than 1.85 lbs per week.  This is like the beginning for me, you know?  And I’m doing what I should be doing. 

In the future it will be harder, sure.  But right now.  This is the easy part (band or not), I’m cruising along, doing what I should.  When I did the Johns Hopkins program I was eating roughly the same amount of calories, working out the same (at this point.  I did increase it, just as I will this time), and I was consistently losing on average 2.5lbs per week.  What’s the difference this time.  Is it just the 4 years older that I am?  I think if I understood the why, it wouldn’t bug me so much, but alas.  It does.  But, I’m just going to keep doing what I know I should be doing – this is the easy part and my body will either figure it out or it won't.

They want you to do what?
Another little convo about meeting up with Linda, Bonnie and maybe Banded Mommy from This Banded Mommy's Journal...

Brad: So, why are you meeting up with these people?  Just to chat and get to know each other??

Me: Yeah.  (and to allay his fears I added)  We're meeting at PF Changs.

B: Okay, that sounds good.

M: Though... oddly they wanted me to first meet them around back behind the dumpsters...

My smart ass wonderful neighbors
As I mentioned before we're starting our Christmas decorating seriously early since we're going away for Thanksgiving week and have the party the week after that.  So on Saturday, first Brad put up our Halloween decorations that include the new addition of a 6 foot plus grim reaper, and then he started putting up icicle lights around the garage. 

I saw our neighbor Alicia later in the day who said:  So, Read, the Christmas lights with the green dude... It's a good look.  We were wondering, after tomorrow what are you going to do?  Add a little baby Jesus in front of Mr. Reaper?  Or maybe give him some wings??

I truly love our neighbors.


Carmen said...

1.85 lbs a week is amazing!! you are doing great :-)

Drazil said...

That's a good loss - stay in the good headspace and keep it up. You can do it.

Nikki said...

1.85 is great girl! :)

Dizzy Girl said...

I would be THRILLED with a 7 pound loss! But I understand the desire to lose more- I seem to always have that same frustration. I'll take what I can, just like you. Anyway- good luck with the new month, I'll be trying hard too because now that the holidays are here...game on!!!

Something About Kellie said...

I think your loss rate is great - I always revert back to the old saying the longer it takes to loose the longer it will stay off!!

Be proud of how you are tracking!

Bonnie said...

It's hard not to want more weight loss, but you are doing great. Remember, slower weight loss helps lessen saggy skin - at least that's what I keep telling myself. Looking forward to meeting you on Monday. It's going to be so much fun.