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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fitness Friday

After my summer health scare, I've had to reevaluate how much I read. I know there is life outside of books but dang it, a week in ICU was not a good way to hit me upside the head with it.

Oh, wait. Maybe it was.

The good news is that except for meds and being afraid to really push it at the gym, I seem to be back to the way I was. I'm working on the afraid part.

So to help with the health issues and keep all my stuff in one place, Friday is going to be an off topic day of health, food, exercise, goals . . . stuff like that.

I'll find/make a cute picture to bring it all together but for now I'll leave you with a post from April 2008.



If I'm not fat, who am I?

Great title, huh? Thanks J!

I've met a man. We have similar goals, frustrations, struggles and relationships but we are different people. For one, he's in New York and I'm in California. He's 20-something, I'm 40-something. He's gay & I'm not, but that just means we like the same eye candy. Both of us are in a relationship with the love of our life but worry that our partner just doesn't find us attractive anymore. I didn't have a weight problem until after high school but he's been overweight all this life - so really, we've been fat the same number of years. I'm hoping that by reading his blog, following his journey and interacting with him, we can help each other.

I've tried Jenny Craig & Weight Watchers but can't think of any others right now. I do know that I didn't binge & purge, exercise excessively, or starve myself. I also didn't try diet pills, although they were very tempting.

I've read books and bought videos but I haven't buckled down and done it. So I'm wondering, what will I be like once I am "slim, sleek, and sexy"? How differently will I dress? How will I act? Why am I afraid of my skinny side? Good heavens, what will my swimsuit look like??

Sure, there are activities that I'd like to do then that I don't do now. One is dancing. But I'd also like to hike the National Parks.

There are many outfits that are skimpy but I, think, I just want to enjoy shopping again. I'd like to see something and not wonder if it comes big enough, will it look like a tent.

So off I am to the library, my bookshelves and the internet, for information on what I'm supposed to be eating. If I pass math & take the next math class this summer, I'll take Nutrition for Fitness in the fall.

So for now, I'm walking as fast as I can, for as far as I can, for as long as I can. And then doing it again tomorrow. I've got to be able to do 3 mph for five hours a week so I can increase my speed. Goal? Average 13 minute miles, regularly.

I've got to get some pictures together & do a goal post.


The New York guy isn't posting anymore. Tried WW again. Have added to my video/equipment stash. Working on that walking thing ;-)


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1 comment:

Toni said...

The ICU? I knew I had fallen behind on blogs, but heavens! Glad to hear you're feeling better though!!!

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