Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ya Want Some Cheese With That Whine?

So, you put up with one whine yesterday. Have time for another?

Having lost 40-some pounds, I did not want to gain any back. But having been hit by the same economy as most of you, I quit Weight Watchers last fall. It was just got too doggone expensive. Statistics say 95% of people who lose weight will gain it back within 5 years of losing it. I want to be in the 5%.

Well, over this winter, I watched as the scale inched on back up. By the spring equinox, I had gained back 7 pounds. Not too shabby, really, considering that I did NO exercise during the cold months and ate like I was running daily marathons. But I'm paying now.

I am back on a good exercise regimen. I'd like to be able to run in the Harvard Milk Days 10K. Bwahahahaha! I've never run ANY race. I'm not even talking about winning here; I'd be doing good to finish. But I am going to try. So I've been running, and eating right, and walking on the off days, doing yoga and core strengthening...all the good things I should be doing. I've also been taking care of a hobby farm, a garden, and a house. I should be getting fit and trim.

This week? I gained 3 pounds. Yes, I wanted to cry. (There's the whine!) But, instead, I ate properly, stepped up the exercise, and am looking to the future.

I pulled out of it pretty quickly. You're welcome.


Melanie said...

With all that exercise and strength training, it's probably muscle gain. How do your clothes fit? Just because you gained doesn't mean you lost, kwim?

I can't wait to see you in a few weeks. I bet you look fantastic!

Kristi said...

Muscle weighs more than fat, so you are doing just fine!

Elephantschild said...

We're approaching Summer - lots of good ol' fashioned yard and farm work will set you back to rights in no time.

Betsy said...

I'm so proud of you. Keep me posted.


Joelle said...

Hi - you don't know me. I'm college friends with 'Ewe' from a blog you read. On the live tracker on her blog I saw the town where my parents now live. She thinks it is you, but she isn't sure. I was checking your blog to see if I could tell. I saw this post with Harvard's milk days, so it might be you! I also saw that you wrote your check for church to Zion Lutheran - they go there too. But they've only been there for about a year. Prior to that my mom has been playing the organ at the LCMS church in Island Lake for the past 15 or 20 years. Oh! Also, Pastor Ayres used to go to the church we now go to in Idaho, but he left to go to seminary before we moved here. I've met him a few times, though. Just wanted to say hello! Is there a way to tell you more information of who my parents are without posting it on here for all to see? If you have e-mail contact with Ewe, ask her for my e-mail. Otherwise I'll try to figure out how to do this. Thanks!