Showing posts from October 30, 2005

Weight loss vs Ironman

We were talking at work yesterday and it really got me thinking; actually, it started to put things in a different light for me.

First, a little background. My boss is an Ironman. She has done 23 Ironman all over the world. She regularly qualifies for Kona. She also does Xterra regularly. Me, I'm fighting the battle of my weight (one I've been fighting my whole life) and just getting into triathlons. Okay, now you know.

We were talking about someone yesterday who had had gastric bypass to lose weight. She had lost a ton of weight and looked great. Now, she's beginning to gain the weight back. We were mulling over the possible reasons why this is happening and one of the things I said (which turned out to be profound) was some people who have this surgery can't live with the fact that they will never be normal again. They can't eat like normal people. They have to watch every single thing that goes in their mouth. They have to count carbs, protein, and fat all the…


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Thanks Puddyrat...... I do feel a little depressed as I pride myself on my logical mind. Go figure!!!

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It's been a few days...

but things are going well. I made a decision over the weekend that I spend way too much time on this damn computer. So, I now have a time limit of 30 minutes; unless I have everything done and a few minutes to spare - like right now. It's 6:30 a.m. and I've done my core exercises, walked and fed the dogs, and gotten the newspaper. Now I need to shower and head out to work but I'm running about 15 minutes early :)

Sunday I went mountain biking which I haven't done in probably 6 months. It was really fun but the road I chose was really steep and I was not in shape for it. So I did as much as I could and called it a day; something to work towards.

I've been having a tough time following my program so I decided to only think about 1 workout or 1 meal at a time. It sounds kind of silly but it's working. I don't think of putting off my exercise because there is no later, only now. Also, for every meal I try to make the best choice out of what's available…

About Me

So who am I? That's a question I've struggled with for years. Finally at 50 I seem to be figuring it out.

I've recently become a school teacher and I'm finally finding my place in life. I love being a teacher and I love my students.

My husband and I just purchased a house which we love. It is small, old, and needs work but it's on a great lot and we are looking forward to this adventure. Another step in my journey to being an adult.

I've finally reached a point where I'm happy with my body. I've always been overweight, at some points more then others. I'm still overweight and would love to lose 40 lbs, but if I don't that's okay. I'm happy with the way I am now and I could live with this for the rest of my life.

I've also reached a point in my life where I can envision the future. I've been the type of person who lives in the moment. I've done that almost all my life. I'm finally starting to see the benefit…