23 October 2011

Pain in the neck

I slept really good last night and woke up early this morning, wide awake and ready to go. So even though I didn't need to, I got up early. Going around doing the morning things, making coffee, feeding the birds, etc. I felt fine. Then we decided to walk the dogs and my neck started to hurt. I don't think I did anything to twist it while I was getting ready but something happened and it bothered me. It didn't bother me enough to stop me from working out though :) I'm on a feel good roll and I plan on staying there for a long, long time.

So I worked out for 45 minutes this morning after a 45 minute dog walk Yea me!!! I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party and it was tough. Really. Tough. But I got through it and ended up a giant pool of sweat - it was awesome!!!

I want to talk about Weight Watchers for a few minutes. I know myself, and I know that I can get sucked into the numbers game once I start losing weight. I can become completely obsessive about the numbers be they points, calories, pounds, whatever. So I want to keep things in perspective. I started WW on Wednesday and have tracked every day. I really haven't changed my eating all that much, maybe thought twice about desserts, but that's about it. What has changed drastically is the amount of food I eat. I started measuring and weighing my food again. Wow!! I am eating considerably less food while still feeling satisfied. And I have lost that huge stomach feeling that I used to always have. It used to be that every time I ate I would feel huge and bloated. My stomach would stick out and it felt like something that was separate from my body but attached to it. It was a horrible feeling. I couldn't sit in a chair because this huge thing would be on my lap. I was always semi-reclining. Well, in just 4 short days of measuring food I no longer feel 8 months pregnant. I still have a stomach - that's going to take work - but I can actually suck it in. Right now I am sitting at my desk with my feet on my desk and my keyboard on my knees. And my stomach is not in the way like it would have been on Tuesday. Awesome. My points target is 29 and I've been over every day:

Wednesday 33
Thursday 36
Friday 45
Saturday 31

And I'm still feeling awesome. So when things get crazy and I start to obsess about numbers of any kind, I have to remember how I felt before and I started and how I feel now. That's way more important than any number.

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