Friday, January 09, 2009

The Scale: I Love you! I Hate You!

Ok, so for about 2 weeks I have been eating well (minus a few days last week where I had A LOT of Christmas candy. Butterfinger Bells anyone?) and exercising regularly. And by exercising I have incorporated my weight training back into my routine. I know it is not in my head. My legs look better and I know longer have a muffin top that hangs out over my work out pants. My work out pants! Not very So than why has the scale not moved in 4 days? That seems kind of crazy to me that there has been no fluctuation at all. So today you know what I am going to do? I am not going to work out extra hard or eat fewer points. In fact I am going to do just the opposite. I am taking the day off from the gym and giving my body a rest. I am going to eat an enjoyable meal and use my flex points all with in moderation of course.

Have a great weekend and don't let the scale get you too down!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Skinny Jeans

Up until this past Fall I did not have a pair of what women like to refer to as “skinny jeans.” You know those jeans you once loved. Those jeans you looked great in. Those jeans that just made you feel good. But somehow they became those jeans that no longer fit and you would love to wear again. When this happens they become skinny jeans. Sometimes you might be able to wiggle your way into them but the sight or the feel of them hugging your body just isn’t right.

I am now the owner of a pair of skinny jeans. I have a pair of size 12 darkish wash boot cut gap jeans that I love and just can’t wear right now. I remember wearing them on my birthday at the end of September and they were a little snug with a slight muffin top. Somehow during October it became impossible to put them on. With a little working out, I was able to squeeze into them by the time I went to Voodoo Fest in NOLA. I haven’t worn them since. I knew after a weekend of muffaletas, beignets, pralines, and alcohol there was no use in even attempting to put them on. And then the holidays came.

This year I don’t think I ate any more then I have eaten in past holiday seasons. I did however completely slack off in the workout department. And that hurt my waistline a lot. I am not going to dwell on the past (another post for another day, but Bob Harper’s Are You Ready? Has really helped with this idea.). I am however going to fit into those jeans again. I just tried them on and with a little wiggling I was able to zip them up. It wasn’t pretty, but I wasn’t even expecting to get them over my backside.

So what are you looking forward to wearing when you lose a few pounds?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Nothing too Exciting

I am still sick with this head cold or whatever it is I have and I don't have much of an appetite at all right now. I made myself eat yesterday, but I still didn't eat as much as I normally would. I also went to the gym last night. I have never seen my gym that crowded, ever. I am excited for all the new people who want to make healthy choices, but I just sort of want my gym back. I also got sort of jealous of all the couples working out together. It must be and awesome feeling to have the support of your partner when working out. I really just need to stop dwelling about the fact that I am single. (I don't really dwell on it, but I think about it every once in a while...)

So speaking of my singleness, I e-mailed my missed connection last night to see if he wanted to meet up some time. We exchanged a few e-mails and phones numbers. He was the first one to give me his number you know in case I wanted to talk or text. I am sorry but in my opinion, any relationship that starts out with text messaging is not one I want to be a part of. I am acting as if the ball is in his court and if he wants to hang out he knows how to get in contact with me. I am not going to actively pursue this one.

And then there is the Chicago guy. This is the guy that I have a crush on. The guy that I have been e-mailing with since Thanksgiving. The guy who made me a mix DVD of almost 4 gigs of music. The guy that is from Washington state. So yeah. Who knows? We will probably just be friends because that's what I am good at.

Happy Tuesday! I am so proud of all of you who are starting the new year off with a bang and eating well and exercising!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Sicky, Sick

Please excuse my lack of posting over the past few days. I have come down with some sort of head cold. I did make it to the Jonas Brothers show at the Ryman last night (Don't Hate!). My roomie got free tickets. We had a blast. Lots of guest performers that the crowd went crazy for (mainly country and contemporary Christian artists), but Vince Gill? I mean I see him all the time.


And just in case you were wondering, it was loud. Really loud.