Friday, June 15, 2012


Last week was a not-too-good weigh-in. I was up, and I had a feeling I would be that day .... I woke up feeling puffy and yucky. But that just made me determined to work it off. I had a follow-up with my doctor on Wednesday, and I mentioned that I had eaten some higher-sodium foods and then...... she replied, "Oh yeah, that is one of the things with this type of HRT; you will really have to watch your sodium or you will definitely retain water." Since I'm already trying to watch it as much as possible, now I know I really have to.

So I worked this past week to do my best. I had one splurge meal on the weekend, but glad I had those 49 extra weekly PP allowance to help...... and come Tuesday, I was down over FOUR pounds!!! :) Who says tracking doesn't work? That and lots of liquids.

And I am trying yet another new fitness routine. I had gotten The New Rules of Lifting and as much as I like it (a lot!), it isn't a program for weight loss. I needed a routine that would allow for weight loss and yet still challenge me. So I am using Selene Yeager's Perfectly Fit. So far, week 1 is kicking me. It's not that I haven't done these moves before, and it's not like I've been a complete slug in the last few weeks either ..... but BOY, was I sore on Tuesday... Wednesday... Thursday.... (you get the idea). But I finish it knowing I've put in a good workout and that results are coming.

Oh, and my leader and I are having a Bike-to-Work challenge. On Saturday, July 14, our plan is to bike together from our hometown to work .... 14.4 miles away. And I do not care what they say: you can forget how to ride a bike!!! Not the mechanics so much but all the little things: high gear vs low gear, which brakes to apply when, even the feel of riding a bike. I haven't put in as much practice as I would like, but I plan to remedy that this weekend! I have a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads .... now where'd I put the first aid kit?

Happy Weekend everyone!

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