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Sunday, June 13, 2010

So today was “weigh-in” day for me. I write this with little enthusiasm, not because I’m not excited, though I did lose this week, but because I’m just in a mellow, content mood. Being in a mood such as this is comforting. I’m not stressing about what the day has in store for me. I’m not worried about what I have eaten thus far, or what I will wish to eat later. I worry not about my fluid intake either for the day. What comes, will come, and I will accept, deny, or avoid whatever that may be.

I’ve been up since 6:00 a.m., not awakened by my neighbors weed eater this morning, like the last couple of weeks, but by choice, and have had one venture outdoors already. I usually never venture out early on a Sunday for anything, but I needed some batteries. Our scale that we use to measure ourselves seemed “screwy” with it’s numbers during our weigh-in, so I decided I would replace the batteries. However, before one can replace batteries, one must have new batteries. Thinking I did have, what I soon discovered I did not have, led to a trip to Home Depot, at which we arrived to find it was not yet open.

The wait of the doors to be unlocked was not long, my wife and I climb out of the car and walked inside; what a toy store! While there, I remembered my daughter needed some paint brushes and painter’s tape, she’s repainting her own room. She bought all the paint herself and all her own supplies with her Christmas money (she’s 13). Anyway, we picked up stuff for my daughter and then got rechargeable batteries. On the way out the door I was viewing the receipt, not that we spent much, but just looking it over, “Good grief!”
“What?,” asked my wife.
“We spent over $11.00 for four triple A rechargeable batteries?”
“Yep.” was her reply!
So, now we have new batteries!

We arrived back home, charged the batteries, which took 15 minutes, thanks to our super fast charger, and viola, scale is ready to go!

We weigh and I discovered I actually lost 2.8 lbs this past week. My goal was to get under 180.4 lbs., which is the number that has been on my ticker for the last month. I have been fluctuating between 180 and 185 all last month and part of this month. Last time I weighed, I was at 181, so I left my ticker alone, then I got focused. Now I’m at 178.4...BAMM BABY! My shins hurt like hell, but I’m at 178.4!!!

All kidding aside, my shins do hurt and I did overdo the running this last week! Keep in mind though my friends; strength training, cardio, and eating right is all good for you and your body, but don’t injure yourself because you want to get somewhere faster than your body wants you to go. Don’t go so “hard core” that you ignore your body and what it’s telling you. Mine is saying, “You’re a dumb one for running me the way you did. SLOW DOWN FOO!” Thus here I sit, with sore shins, waiting for the pain to subside and thinking, “I really shouldn’t do this again!” 2.8 lbs. is a bit extreme for me to lose in one week and I hurt myself doing it. So, just be careful…the weight will come off soon enough!

Love you all!

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  • STETSNET
    Hi, Babe!

    So proud of you for getting under the 180 mark. It's been a long time coming and I know every bit of effort you've put into the journey. Now that you've proven you can do the 5 mile+, it's okay to scale back a bit and do the regular run. Or maybe you can work with me some on the jogging, hmmm?? ;0)

    Proud of your weight today, my friend!! Excellent achievement!! I know you'll keep up the good work!

    Love you!

    Me
    3789 days ago
  • YOGINI_JACKIE
    nice job with the weigh in!! hope you have a great week :)
    3789 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5759811
    Take it easy on those shins, dude. You've earned the rest! And remember that a little bit of movement is better than no movement at all!

    Congrats on the weight loss! I've been fluctuating a lot recently too and it's been driving me batty!
    3789 days ago
  • ONECOOKIETWO
    Mild injury... hmmm.
    I'm thinking that the shock sustained by having to pay $11.00 for batteries probably jolted your system worse than shin splints...

    Nonetheless, FOO, do take care of them before they turn into something more debilitating.

    Oh, and btw emoticon on clearing the 180 mark!!! May you never see 180 again!
    3789 days ago
  • MERALO
    I had to learn that lesson a while back when I hurt my knees with trying to run and then my doc forbid impact activity altogether...that's good, sound advice you've given us. But the weight loss is totally AWESOME!!!!!

    I know you're secretly enjoying the result...take easier next week, but today you can bask and hobble...
    3789 days ago
  • BE_STRONG
    Way to start listening to your body. I know for a fact what can happen if you choose to ignore your sore shins and I know you don't want to go there. :)

    2.8 pounds is a lot, especially since this isn't your first week in this journey. Way to take it easy today. Just do some non-impact cardio and let those legs heal next week. Hope your legs feel better soon.

    emoticon on your weight loss my emoticon
    3789 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    You are so right - slow and steady makes it more likely you'll achieve and maintain your goal. That being said, CONGRATULATIONS on getting under 180.4!!!!
    3789 days ago
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