Tuesday, 21 July 2009

the calm after the leg chopping.

ok ok so I didn't cut off my leg. I was this close [ ] to doing it. But what can I say...I'm kinda attached to it! (bad jokes = the only jokes I can tell) Thanks to every one who gave me so much encouragement to keep going and not chop off my leg. Also hello new followers... 71... nice number!

Yes, the pound gain is discouraging but as everyone keeps saying forget about the number on the scale and I am getting healthier. My belly is shrinking. I can do alot more stuff because I lost that little bit of weight. There are too many benefits to give up now and its about long term health not short term numbers. Saying that I will be mightily pissed off next week if nothing shifts on the damn scale. I think it just sucks that for the first time in ages I am finally working my socks off to get this weight off and it feels like nothing is happening and then doing considerably less one week and losing alot. FRUSTRATING. ok no more whining about it. The gain is in the past. Moving onwards....

Oh my days. I started the couch to 5k programme yesterday. OH MY FRICKIN' GOD. Seriously harder than I anticipated. I have never done anything that made me feel so alive but like I am dying at the same time, ever. It was intense. It really showed how unfit I was. I sweated like there was no tomorrow, almost coughed up a long and fell down a small hole in which the dog is digging trying to escape the garden. Before I began my thighs were still burning from the lunges I did the day before but I wanted to do the c25k thing if it killed me. I am so proud I pushed through the burn. I am doing it with Mary and Fat Lazy Guy and I think there are a few others now too... some people have already started it like fat[free]me. KUDOS.

If doing this programme doesn't make me drop some poundage then I don't know what will.
Over and out.

15 comments:

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Glad to hear you've still got both legs :D

And I'm hugely proud of you for pushing through with the C25K. I mean after lunges, that's insane to me! :D

Keep going hard, mate!

Fat[free]Me said...

Lunges the day before - ouchies. Well flippin done on starting the C25K - that first run is so darn HARD isn't it? But the best thing is - that is the worst over. From now on it gets easier.

OK I lied. It doesn't get easier, because you keep having to improve, but you will find you can do more.

Well done all of you - and welcome to the world of running!

Utica Herbalife said...

Wow, 71 followers, awesome job!
I know how frustrating that scale can be at times, hang in there.

jo said...

Good going on your great attitude and the C25K. I am highly impressed!!!

anne h said...

Told ya those two legs would come in handy!

jessi said...

great job on the C25K . . . i want to do that soon but am waiting until i lose a little more weight and get an exercise groove going.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I think having two legs is overrated. Hopping burns a sh*tload of calories, y'know. ;)

arielcircleofnine said...

glad ya still got both yer gams!!! and LOL @ something making you feel so alive and like you're dying at the same time!

F. McButter Pants said...

Burn "babes" burn! Way to push through it!

So happy on the decision to keep the leg. Good choice.

Loving your 'tude!!

freaky...my word verification is props...

TJ said...

Keep up the good work girlie! You will see results!! !:)

Carlos said...

im glad the storm has calmed. c25k! look at you!

antgirl said...

Keep your focus on the positive. The scale will eventually follow.

Your attitude sounds much better today and we won't have to name you Peg Leg Simone. Then we'd probably have to get you an eye patch and you'd have to start sayin things like 'aaarrrrgh maties', and swilling grog. I think you have to move to Somolia to be a pirate now. You get a motor boat though, so you don't have to pull sails and stuff. You might still have to swab the decks, I'm not sure. Motorboats usually only have the one deck. Anyway, you seem to have ruled that out for the moment.

I'm impressed with your PA. Good job. Remember that sometimes when our muskels are working hard, they retain fluid. That may be all your one pound was.

At any rate, you can only get farther down the road if you stay in the game. So keep at it. A year from now, we'll be trumpeting the new you.

Learning to be Less said...

Your posts are so funny. There is not thing that makes you feel more alive than when you finish a workout that nearly kills you.

Just keep sweating it out. The rewards will come....like in the form of a smaller belly.

I am so proud of you for keeping your leg. Sounds like you are really punishing it with lunges.

Debby said...

Cudos to you for the C25K thing. I went to the page and checked it out...I need a nap just reading that! I can run for about 30 seconds and that's it. I then need to walk for 10 mintues before I can run again....can't imagine jogging for 30 seconds every 2 minutes or whatever it said. You go girl!!!

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

Im so proud of you for pushing through and getting it done! WTG girl!