Weight I have lost

Monday, March 30, 2009

Even more exciting then the last post

So my weekend, started out in a haze. I went to the eye doctor. She said, "Blah, blah, blah, you don't have glaucoma. Blah, blah, blah! Go play in traffic."

She probably didn't really say that, but that's what I heard. So I drove home with my eyes dilated. I only texted in the parking lot and in the garage (with the door open), since I would have had to take off my glasses to text, and driving and dilating and texting isn't wise.
(neither is driving and dilating, and driving and texting.)

So I got home, texted lots, and had 3 beers. That was the extent of my excitement for Friday night. I know you are jealous.

Saturday, I was going to get up and run. At 9 I thought this, at 1 I thought this, at 5 I thought why get out of bed. I got up for the standard things...ginger ale, let the dogs out, use the facilities, but for anything else...no.

So D got home, and we had some beers since my day was so rough!

Sunday, we had our breakfast date, and went to Best Buy to get the remastered Ten CD. And to Barnes and Noble to use their facilities (Targhetto's are cleaner, FWIW). Then we went to Kroghetto. That wore me out, so I came home and took a nap.

At 4 I facebooked and then we finally went for a run. It was 2 miles on the track with Guinness. She pranced around, and had a great time. Me, I trudged around. D said he trudged too, albeit faster.

So then we went home and watched TV.

I told you this post was exciting...

Time: 24:3 (walk)
Mileage: 1 mi (24:34 min/mile)
Time: 29:18 (run)
Mileage: 2 (14:39 min/mile)
Calories: 574
Max HR 183
Avg HR 149
In Zone 10:14

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So all my Claritin apparently caused a sinus infection and that's why my head hurt. So I got some anti-biotics. The doc also wanted to put me on Afrin, but I refused, so he gave me a 'scrip for something else, that Hipster Kroger didn't have. So I get to go pick it up on Old People's Day...woohoo (sr citizen day at HK...bc the parking lot doesn't suck enough).

Anyway, I finally have some drainage which is relieving the pressure.

D picked up his bike today. He said the hill is hard too.

I got home and he was walking the pups. He came home and we walked the girls on my .25 mile route. Then he and Po went in and Guinness and I ran 2 miles. Thought I was going to die.
But here I am.

Nothing exciting going on. Don't think I'll make it to Biggest Loser since it is on at 9 and I've been getting up at 445 all week to go to work (have to make sure the customer's testing is ok).

Time: 9:35 (walk)
Mileage: .25 (38:20 min/mile)
Time: 32:57 (run)
Mileage: 2 (16:29 min/mile)
Calories: 541
Max HR 188
Avg HR 166
In Zone 11:00

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank you for the Bushes!

So Friday, I got home early ( I got to work early) and decided to go for a run in the 'hood. Granted I have sucked in exercise lately, I decided to do the 1 mile route twice (actually 3 times).
So Po, Guinness and I started on the warm-up where they did their business.
We dropped Po at home and were on our way. We went up the hill and I wanted to die. Guinness wanted to go faster. We came back down the hill and back up another and were fine. Got to the Great Dane's house. He was outside on his deck. Still scared me when he and Guinness started chatting. Ran to the end of the subdivision and back past GD and up the hill. Thought I was going to die. Turned instead of going to my house to finish the mile, because I knew if I went there I would go inside. So Guinness and I started on Mile 2. We finished that street and ran to our house, to complete Mile 1 and then ran the rest of it. Got home finally and hacked and hacked. Then I took Po for my cool down. She does not like walking. Eating weeds are her thing, so it was a fun walk.
Terrible headache...ah spring and pollen.

Saturday I woke up and had a massive sinus headache. I'm allergic to birch and cedar, because my head hurts on lowest pollen days and they are always on those days. At 4 I decided to try out my bike (my shorts came on Friday). I started off strong falling into the wall of the garage.
So I rode from the garage to the alleyway to the front of the house, and up past 3 more houses. In my head I was going to the main street (OH GOD!) but I can't seem to get up the hill in front of my house very well. So I got up as far as I was going to go, and turned, and changed gears, and ran up on the curb onto the neighbor's lawn, ran into their bushes and fell over. And too think, I wasn't going to wear my helmet...j/k.

So I did this little route 3 more times for .62 miles. By then my head felt like it was going to fall off (sinus), and my chest was wheezing.

This morning, my legs were so sore. I'm wondering why biking is so much harder than running. Hopefully it will get easier. Supposed to run today but after 3 Claritin and no relief, I'm hiding in the bedroom hoping my head will fall off.

March, the worst month of the year to me... Is it bad I hate spring? By the end of April I should feel better. I can't wear my glasses, because they sit on the sinus cavity.

I have my results but they are upstairs...so I'll post that later.

Time: 11:25 (walk)
Mileage: .25 (45:56 min/mile)
Time: 33:21 (run)
Mileage: 2 (16:40 min/mile)
Time: 21:00 (walk)
Mileage: .75 (25:35 min/mile)
Calories: 706
Max HR 186
Avg HR 166
In Zone 13:36

Time: 11:43 (bike)
Mileage: .62 (18:54 min/mile)
Calories: 134
Max HR 175
Avg HR 156
In Zone 6:40

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why women should shut up at sporting events...

So on Monday, D and I went to see the Crapitals play the Thrashers. They played like crap 50 shots on goal and 1 went in. (The Thrashers won).Ovechkin shooting and missing...

Now D is an avid hockey fan, so I surprised him with Club Level Row D for his favorite team. Although both tickets were less than face value of 1 reg priced ticket, they still weren't cheap.
Anyway, things I heard...
Why are some of the Thrashers wearing white and sitting on *that* bench (those would be the Caps)?
Why is everything St. Pat's day themed. (It was 3.16)
And from a guy... how long is the field that they play on?

Everything is better with a Zamboni!
The thing I texted myself to ask D later (as to not appear stupid at a hockey game)...is a Penalty Kill the same as a Power Play for the Home team. The answer is yes, and he has informed me there is a website for women who want to be hockey fans called the Scarlet Caps. I haven't gone to look yet.

So St. Patrick's Day is the Puppy's Birthday. Guinness turned 9. We had a keg of Guinness from Saturday (her party), that I fully intended to drink from.
However, my new bike shorts came. So you all wouldn't get to see the beautiousness that is my ass, I decided on mountain bike shorts instead of spandex. I found a pair and they were $99.95. Too much. So I found a pair that were $35. I ordered them and they came yesterday. I put them on, and if I lose 60 pounds they MIGHT button. They were more Spandex looking and obscene. D got a pair too. He said he lost feeling in the groin area because the lining was cutting off his blood flow.

So, I felt sorry for myself, so I had a piece of Irish Cream Cake (Guinness's birthday cake this year). Then I felt more sorry for myself so I watched 2.5 hours of Biggest Loser. Finally, I got off the couch and D and I did Shred.
With weights.
The only thing I'm still having trouble with is the pushups. Yesterday I thought my wrist was going to break.

So we finished that. I had a rib for dinner. Then I watched more Biggest Loser.
Didn't run this morning as I couldn't move my arms. Tonight we are going to see Spamalot again!

Tomorrow a run.

And now I have the $99.95 shorts. They better fit! I measured my waist and everything!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


OK, so we did Shred this week. It is getting easier. I still can't jump rope or do pushups, but once I find my weights, I'll add them to the rotation.

D and I ran this morning. We got up. I laid back on him. When I did I felt a big fat roll from me on my arm, and that got me up and going.

So off to the gym we went. Our membership we got in December...1st time used today. EH.

So I ran 2 miles. The entire time, I could hear Jillian Michael's in my head. Give me a set of 2 minutes. 1 minute. 3 minutes. My entire run was like this. Give me 10 more. I was never so happy to see the end of 2 miles.

Right now my butt is killing me. And I can see her smiling about that.

Time: 27:20 (run)
Mileage: 2 (13:40 min/mile)
Time: 21:00 (walk)
Mileage: 1.1 (19:05 min/mile)
Calories: 675
Max HR 191
Avg HR 167
In Zone 5:44

Monday, March 9, 2009

WTF did I do???

My weekend started uneventful. After telling D that we couldn’t afford to go on a vacation on Thursday, I decided to go to the bike shop on Friday. I was thinking $300-$500. Of course the one I fell in love with was $760. They said to come back on Saturday to ride it, since I wasn’t in riding clothes.

So I came home and made chicken and basil calzones. They turned out really good. D and I were both tired so we went to bed.

Saturday I got up and went and got my haircut. I told D that I was going to the bike shop after . So I got in the car after the HC and D texted me if I went to Atlanta Cycling. He was there waiting for me. He brought his 15 yo bike to be serviced. I tried 3 bikes. They were very intent on one bike, I didn’t like it. My feet hit the tires, and I felt cramped. Doug had to point out to the woman that at my level, it was going to be hard for me to keep remembering to move my feet back. So then we tried the one I liked. I liked it lots. I rode it down a hill, and fell off. I was too busy laughing to get back up and they had to come and make sure I was ok. I liked the 3rd bike too but D felt I would be back at the store in a year upgrading the bike. He thought it was clunky. I think that’s why I liked it…it gave me security. So D tried them all out. He liked the one I liked that was $$. During all my “riding” he found out 6 months, same as cash, free lifetime tune-ups, the store had been there for 34 years. He said get it, so I did.

Then we went home and rode around the driveway and then drank. I cannot drink nearly as many Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPAs as I can Guinness.

Then I signed up for the triathlon and he surprised me and signed up too.

Holy Crap! What did I get us into?!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blah Blah Blah

So I have been making dinner all week. I didn't make it once (Tuesday, I think). So you know that takes a huge toll on me, since I don't know how to cook. But yesterday I decided I needed to start reading the Idiot's Guide to Triathlons, so I decided I would bike. Hopped on the Stationary (still don't have a real bike to learn how to ride), and started reading. Got bored about 20 minutes in, so I started reading Confessions of a Shopaholic. I have read it before. I believe I liked it before. I believe I had no bills the last time I read it (rent, no car payment, no CCs, etc). Now I have bills and I pay them off. So the book is quite irksome. I'll finish it, so I can give to the Goodwill.

So at 50 minutes, I had 12 miles done and 270 calories. I decided to push myself to 60 minutes. Then I was at 14 miles, so I pushed myself to 15 miles. Today my legs feel fine.

Jillian is tonight. My arms are fine, but my stomach is a pile of mush.

Oh and Alice and Elysia... I cannot for the life of me figure out how to comment on your blogs. Something changed and I have become more dumb! But I'm still reading!

Time: 67:12 (bike)
Mileage: 15 (4:29)
Calories: 333
Max HR 114
Avg HR 104
In Zone 4:18

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I found the bitch...

D and I had been at Target when we got the news that my Gma died. We were going to buy a Wii Fit. We didn't buy it. But in my grief, we bought Jillian Michael's Shred DVD.

It proceeded to stay in the car for a week. Then it got to the kitchen table.

The DVD finally got out of the bag and out of the plastic wrapper.
And found its way to the DVD player.

So D and I did Workout 1 last night. We huffed, called JM some names, laid on the floor, and basically made fools of ourselves. But except for all the pushups, I got through it. (I don't know how D did, because I was too busy focusing on myself). When we were done, there was sweat everywhere, heavy breathing, and laughter at how out of shape we are.

I could barely get up the stairs last night.
And I think I finally found a replacement for my VHS tape that got too worn out to play any more (Arms and Abs of Steel 2).

But I'm not sure I pushed myself. I had no problem washing my hair or blow drying it this morning. And I can walk.

I'm going to stationary bike tonight, I think. We'll see what D is up for.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Thank God February is over

So, I don't even know where to begin. But Happy 35th Birthday was possibly the worst one yet!

So at the beginning of the month, the doctor did talk to me about PMDD. Yaz was out because it causes weight gain. We decided I would never buy a gun (something I already knew), and he suggested some partial hysterectomy. Less drastic, I could just continually stay on BC. So we are trying that first.

He was also concerned about my weight, lack of loss, and my exercise. So more thryoid tests. Again all normal. Blah blah blah.

So Feb 18 was my birthday. D and I went out on the 17th, and on the 18th we went to see Bodies. We went to dinner, and were in Target considering a Wii, when my brother called. He said HB and talked and then he asked if I was driving. I said no, I was in Target. So he told me my grandmother died. So I didn't get the Wii, but I did cry.

Thursday was worse because my Aunts told me some more of the story, and shame on that hospital (my gma died alone).

Anyway we went up to DC (BTW don't ever take Airtran. They suck!!!) We saw my grandfather, we saw my relatives, we saw D's parents, we saw lots. My grandfather is taking it very hard. We did the whole funeral thing, I was a complete mess, we had a party, and after 5 years my dad and I talked.

So we got back to ATL, and Monday and Tuesday were a mess because it was my gpa's birthday and I was so sad that his friend had died. I did call him. I'm still very sad, but it is getting easier.

So then this past weekend, my friend was in town, and I think I ate and drank my wieght. I had a blast.

So you might have noticed, no mention of exercise. Nada. None.

But I have been toying with the idea of a triathlon, despite the fact I don't know how to ride a bike. My grandmother pushed me to do it. Once I get my next paycheck...Tri 2 Remember will have me a a participant.

Totally terrified, but eh.

And shout out to Viv for sending me the Tri Book!