Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts

Just touching base with a bunch of little things. First of all, my band is giving me good restriction although my weight isn't going down at all. I still have that 0.1 cc waiting at the doctor's office but I don't think a fill is needed. I've had a couple of painful pb's in the last week so I am being very selective about what I eat. Each day is different. Some days I can eat about a cup of food and other days I have to stop at a few bites. Crazy little band. But I am not discouraged, just curious. Please don't be the start of another plateau. God knows I have had enough of those!

Maybe like a bunch of you have mentioned, exercise is the culprit. I have one of those trainers we are all blogging about. You know those cutie pie tiny little girls who beat the crap out of you if you don't do just one more sit-up. Not really. But Ghazal is nice and cute and tiny. And she is getting me to do weights to strengthen my shoulders, arms and abs. I need a lot of work on my core and can do the plank for just a minute but am aiming for 2. One machine I was envying was the moving stairs. I saw it on the Biggest Loser, where they climbed these moving stairs for over two hours, I thought how neat that was. My gym had them, so I accomplished a big THREE minutes on these moving stairs, climbing 8 flights in total. Then I almost collapsed from exhaustion, panting and sweating and with my heart racing. A real eye opener as to just how out of shape I am. But I love the stairs and will work on increasing my time every week. I also found out I love the elliptical. So much easier on my knees and feet. No more pounding it out on the treadmill. I hope to try some of the group classes they offer but after Barbara's post about Zumba, I think I might choose something requiring less coordination.

Monday night, I was so sore, it hurt to turn over in bed! But all that pain feels good in a bizarre sort of way. I am banking on the fact that all those muscles are growing and holding water and sabotaging my weight going down. I go back on Wednesday at 5:00 for more torture.

The other news this week is that I started my new job on Monday. I have a lovely little cubicle and even a window. The girl I am replacing is having a baby so we have only been able to spend a few days together. I am sure all hell will break lose next Monday when she is gone. Then I will have to put on my analyst cap and figure out just how to manage things. My new boss is a good resource so I don't feel too stressed. There is a large IKEA store across the street so I popped in to browse and get some lunch. I was only able to eat about half of the small quiche I bought and had to bring the salad home. Maybe I should have tried the meatballs and mashed potatoes.

And for those that don't know, Thursday, July 1st is Canada Day. Lots of BBQ's, fireworks and drinking. Since I live in Canada's capital, Ottawa, we have a big celebration on Parliament Hill but I have only been once. I don't like crowds and it is swarming with people. Even Queen Elizabeth II is here to visit Canada and join in the festivities. But it is a holiday and I am also taking Friday off for an extra long weekend. So bring on the party!

17 comments:

Drazil said...

I'm so mad at you....I saw your comment on Steph's blog about unfollowing me and I had an instant panic attack...you can't leave me!! I would miss you too much! LOL - you little turd...I will get you back. I won't comment on your blog for like two weeks....how do you like them apples?

I loves you!

SuperMegaAnna said...

I would bet your workouts are what are slowing the scale but it will all pay off in the end. I constantly have to remind myself (so I will remind you too) that this is not a race but a lifestyle. In time you will see big changes. Stay possitive!

Gilly said...

All the muscle you are building will speed up your metabolism and make you burn more calories when you are sitting on your bum doing nothing! Fun!

PS: Nobody likes the eliptical except crazy people. Crazy person!!

Robin said...

I always thought it was cool that Canada Day and the U.S. Independence day were coincindental! Made for great parties in Detroit/Windsor.

Maria said...

Those moving stairs machines are the hardest thing EVER! And I am one of those crazy people that LIKES the elliptical! LOL

So, it's funny that you mention Queen Elizabeth, because I am in the midst of this strange fascination with British Royalty. I am reading everything I can find on them. It makes me want to drive on up to visit so I can catch a glimpse of her!

Andrew said...

Say hello to Lizzie for me if you see her...Great work on the exercise it feels great to hurt afterward doesn't it :-)

Barbara said...

Oh My Sandy Lee.. how our bands are on the same restriction level.. Finicky one day and not a problem the next.
Sounds like your trainer is doing a good job. And PLEASE don't let my dumba experience taint you. I actually think I AM going to try it again at another center (this time I am going to investigate some beginner clasess that aren't on steriods.
Good luck with going solo on your new job.. you will do well. I just know it! hugs

Marie said...

I feel for you. Literally...I just started my running and swimming and I am very sore.
Congrats on the new job too. Hope it goes well! I hope to hear about my new job tomorrow. I know I have it but I don't have the "offer" yet!

tessierose said...

Awesome Sandy! I've never been brave enough for the stair master, but I love the elliptical too.
Keep it up! And send me some of that exercise mo jo!

Band Groupie said...

Congrats on the new job and the WINDOW!!!! You do know a window cubicle makes you special!!

Enjoy your long weekend and don't forget the wine!!! Happy Canada Day!

Stephanie said...

I was reading your post and oh my goodness, it was like I was reading about my own experiences with my trainer! the scale will go down after about a week or so and yes, the muscle pain will go away too, but know that you are doing an awesome job and will look and feel great for all the work. Congrats on the new job, too!! I've been with my company for 10 years and I don't have a window!!

Janelle said...

Canada Day sounds fun and I love the elliptical, too, I do it every day almost! I don't have one of those awful trainers yet, but don't really think I need one at this point (and can't afford one, either!)

Sherry said...

I love doing weights. Even when you aren't breaking a sweat you are still burning calories and I love that feeling. Plus, I love getting strong! I show my husband my 'guns' daily.

Joey said...

I hate doing weights. I'm going to have to break down eventually and get one of those trainer people. Blech.
Great work on the working out - it will make a big difference!

Cindylew said...

Very impressive on the exercise front...so proud of you.
Don't even think about the "p" word...it's just a minor lull.
Congrats on the new job...so exciting...you'll do great next week.
Enjoy your holiday.

Bianca J said...

Have a great long weekend. I'm taking Friday off as well for an extra long weekend. Great work on the exercise front and congrats on the new position!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

I have been lacking in the exercise area lately, your post has given me some inspiration to pick up the pace again :)

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