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Wow, do I feel better....

After feeling fat and stuffed and just generally yucky for the last couple of weeks this week has been great. It's amazing what the mental attitude can do for you. I've been "faking" it all week and it's starting to take just like I knew it would.

Yesterday I did not feel like riding my bike again so I broke out the treadmill. Now my ankle has been bad but was really getting better. So I walked as fast as I could and then tried running. I could not run right and it hurt my ankle so I just walked most of the time. After I was done my ankle hurt really bad. When I was showering I noticed that my ankle was bruised; I think I didn't notice it before because of the swelling. Once the swelling went away I could see the bruise. Anyway, it hurt bad, real bad, all morning and I was starting to get worried. Then suddenly around noon the pain just went away and it didn't really bother me the rest of the day. Weird!!!! This morning it's a little sore but I thin…

I've declared war on my neighbor!!!

I can't believe some people, it makes me fucking crazy. This guy moved in 2 houses down with 2 pit bulls. First, here's the set up. I live on the beach. My house has no yard, you step out the back door and you're on the beach. I also have 3 dogs (1 a pit bull) that have lived here their entire lives. They think they own the beach. So this idiot moves in with the 2 pits. Now everyone around here who has dogs is very considerate of everyone else. If you're on the beach with your dogs the neighbors wait till you're done then take their dogs out. It has worked out really well for 12 years. So this asshole moves in with the 2 pits. He lets these fucking dogs run loose when he's not home or when he's home but got the door closed. Now how the hell can you watch your dogs when the freaking door is closed. I've called the Humane Society and reported this guy once. They were going to send him a letter but apparently that didn't do any good. How can peopl…

167.5!!!!!!!

That' s what the scale said this morning when I got up. Now normally I would have had a cow but today I didn't. I looked at that number, thought about how I'd been laying around on my butt for 3 days because of my ankle, thought about it being TTOM, and said, "Self, you better get your ass moving!!" And I did. Right out the door on a bike ride. The rest of today went just as well food wise and I am feeling super happy tonight (and not near so fat :)

One thing I'm really trying to work on is how fast I eat. Now I come from a family of 7 kids and if you wanted food you moved fast or you lost out. That's a habit I'm really having a hard time with but I'm trying. I've taken to not reading anything while I eat and am trying to put my fork down between bites. My 2 coworkers are thin and I watch them. They do not hurry at all. They put the food down between bites. They get up and walk away. They leave food on their plate. That's what I'm t…

do you love long weekends or what???

I love the fact that it's Sunday and I still have another day off - WOO HOOO!!!

Okay, I've had some major successes in the last 2 days and want to get them down before I slip back into my funk of last week. So yesterday I decided I was going to fake it till it was real. Well, what a huge difference that made. I went to WW with a whole different attitude and didn't even get crazy over the gain. I took the time to make my breakfast and take it with me. After the meeting I went to Safeway and picked up some power bars for my long ass run. I then took mysself off to go trail running. This was done with no fear and complete confidence that my left ankle would be absolutely fine. And it was. My right ankle was totally another story. An hour into my run at the turmaround point (read farthest from my car point) I twist my right ankle. I get up and immediately start walking on it determined it was not going to slow me down (also I was an hour run from my car - hello). I walked f…