Wednesday, February 18

February 18, 1009 - Not So Deep Thoughts

Hello Blog Readers –

I have a lot of thoughts today, so I organized them into sections. I present them to you...

Dr. Pita Visit

I went to see Dr. Pita today. Everything was hunky dory at the clinic. I was only down a pound, but I dropped a couple of percentage points in body fat these past couple of weeks. That is much more exciting!

I left Salmonella Sally a Gnu Peanut Butter Bar. Seems poetic…

Dr. Pins and Needles
I am now only seeing Dr. Pins and Needles every two weeks. *Whew* I can eat again with the money I am now no longer spending. Apparently, I respond well to acupuncture (his words, not mine). Your guess is as good as mine as to what that means! Whenever he takes the needles out of my head I bleed now! Freaks me out every time! What does that SIGNIFY?!?! Is it my brain leaking out??!? Is it toxins?!?!?! Is that good? Is that bad? He doesn’t seem to worried about it. Of course, he probably doesn’t worry when he leaves a bottle of water sitting somewhere that an evil person walked by and poisoned it .

Personal Training
Okay, the Personal Trainer needs a nickname. She expressed an interest in a “cute” nickname. Since I like her and think she is keeping me in line, I MIGHT grant her the wish of a “cute” nickname. Suggestions are strongly encouraged in the comments to this blog post. Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestion. Yes, Personal Trainer and her friends you may make suggestions.

Preparing for the Mini Marathon

I am walking and strength training a lot and obviously noticing some of the effects by losing body fat percentage. The walking is going well. Don’t tell Dr. Pita, but I am even doing Breath Walking while walking my miles. I would hate for him to be right about something .

Speaking of “being right”… The other day I did not want to workout AT ALL. I was trying to think of each and every excuse possible. I could not find a decent excuse so I did it anyway. When I was doing with the exercise I felt better! WTF?!?! You mean all these years the experts were right?!?!?! You DO feel better after working out? Oi! What else could they be right about? Vegetables are good for you?!? Sleep is NEEDED? Processed food is bad??

Polar Bear
This weekend, I am officially becoming a walking nerd. According to a friend of mine, I actually became a walking nerd when I started doing stretches at the stop lights while doing my walk the other day. However, I feel I am an “official nerd” this weekend because I entered a Run/Walk in FEBRUARY! Of course, I did order the shirt. I am not going to do it without getting the shirt, too! I will have my sister take of picture of me in the shirt and post it next week.

New Web Site
I found a cool new web site. America On the Move allows you to enter your steps (approximately 2640 steps in a mile) or exercise minutes. In return, you follow a virtual trail with scenic stops along the way. For example, I am walking the Iditarod (the dog sled race). So far, I have visited Anchorage, Willow, and some scenic sites between the towns. It is a fun way to track exercise.

To My Friends with Pounds to Lose and Healthy Lives to Gain
This week I got 5 e-mails from old friends, new friends, and someone I do not even know regarding my weight loss and healthy living goals. All the letters had the same theme. They needed some encouragement or in one case a “kick-in-the-patootie.” I am absolutely positively NOT an expert on diets, exercise, or ANYTHING healthy. However, if you need someone to give you some encouragement I can definitely do that!

The reason I mention these letters is that at the time I started receiving them, I also needed some encouragement. When I read them, it was like I had written a note to myself. Just because I have lost 63 pounds does not mean that a battle is won, or the fight is over. I have a long way to go, so I am not in a hurry. The battle will be fought for the rest of my life. You see, I am an emotional and binge eater. Every day I fight the urge to eat all of the Hershey kisses on the table at work or stop and get 12 wings at KFC because I am “bored”. Some days I win, but some days I lose and BIG.

Ultimately, something is working. In about 4 weeks I will have been at this for 12 months. During this time, I am going to pause and reflect what worked for ME and what didn’t. I try everything the professionals suggest (how Dr. Pita EVER got me to do acupuncture for depression is still a mystery). I also read articles and listen to podcasts regarding healthy living. I had some successes and I had some failures, but I am finding what works for me right now. It may not work in the future, but for now I know what is working.

To my fellow warriors, KEEP AT IT! You will find your way!

Til Next Week,

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Anonymous said...

"is she a physical torturist? sadist? Does she use a stick or anything that we could use in our "cute" nickname....?

Or are these the themes off all my past personal trainers (the ones who believed that if I cried during the workout it made me stronger - nah just made me want to KILL them!)"


Kathy Morton said...

Miss. Pain and Torture...but she probably wouldn't find that cute.

Emily Exercise

Miss. stretch and kvetch

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

OH, how about this one... PT Cruiser. then, when she is not looking, you call her PT Cruiser-Bruiser (BOL)

btw, if mother is walking with you, did you get her a shirt??

Anonymous said...

too bad PITA is taken, it would have been perfect. You could call her Jillian 2 or big Jillian or little Jillian, whichever fits. (Biggest Loser MEAN trainer).