Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weigh In Tonight

I am pretty sure I gained. Wine and chocolate and crappy days at work add up.

Oh well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Last Weigh In - 145.6
Yesterday's Weigh In - 144.4
Total = -1.2
Total left to lose = 9.4

I feel really good about this loss.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Weigh In Day Day

I weigh in today and I feel excited. I think deciding to switch to meetings is a really valuable decision. Ritualizing my weigh in, in some way, while others are present, it makes it feel important, it makes it feel special.

I am so unbelievably happy right now. Anders and I have decided to do something very impulsive and buy tickets to Ecuador, we are going in two and a half weeks. We still need to buy the tickets tonight, but after that everything is in place. I got work off, he got work off and, incredibly, miraculously, we can both afford to do this right now. I am so, so excited to see my host families and get out and explore that beautiful country. We decided we want to make it adventurey so we're going to do things like hiking, white water rafting, swimming, etc. for most of the trip. Hopefully I won't gain too much there, it is actually pretty easy to make healthy choices and all of the outrageous, amazing, exotic fruits will be in season, which will keep me snacking healthfully.

Here is an adequate representation of what my trip in Ecuador will be like.

In addition to that good news is that I went to my physical therapist's office on Monday (walked there) and they noted some major improvements to my leg and went over my exercises with me. They said that Yolanda had developed an excellent routine for me and that I'm doing all the right things for my body.

Not being active for all those months really took a lot away from me. I felt disempowered, depressed and unhappy with my body and now that I'm working out again I'm feeling strong and capable and watching things change again. And now I know how I did it last time and I am going to do it again.

Ahhh, things seem too, too good.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Goals

Here are my goals for August:

1. Make it the gym 12 times this month - I'll get $20 off my fees if I accomplish this, plus I think it's just a good goal to have.

2. Keep up my strength training twice a week - I've been able to do this so far. I really enjoy it and feel confident on the weight machines. Plus, yesterday I found a muscle I didn't have before. It is very cute and tiny and I'm excited to keep noting progress.

3. Get back on my bike - I have technically been allowed to be on for months, but for some reason I feel scared and apprehensive to ride again. It's been a year since I was told I had to stop riding and getting back on seems daunting. A lot of this is linked to my bike accident and how much I've had to think about it lately because of physical therapy. Agh. So, the first step (because I am paranoid) is making Anders look at it to make sure it is in tip-top shape before I go on my ride and schedule a very small and doable little trip with a friend so that I am accountable.

4. Do a major "spring" cleaning. My old roomate is moving out and my friend Krista is moving in. I want to finish my room, hang some pictures, put up shelving, clean out all of our closets and storage and, hopefully, get rid of a lot of junk.

5. Lose 2 lbs. I think this is doable. That would put me at 143.6.

6. Track Every Week.

7. Do my physical therapy exercises 5 times a week. These are a very easy thing to procrastinate and some weeks I am good, some weeks I am bad. 5 would be good and the days where I have no time won't make me feel so guilty.

Feeling optimistic!