Saturday, May 31, 2008

one more sleep to my birthday....

WOO WOO....I love birthdays- I"ve bought myseld a birthday princess ribbon to wear!! tonight we are having a staff party at my new rec facility and then I've invited the other managers over to my house to have birthday cake and some drinks.... (cake is going to be sooo NOT WW friendly) but I deserve some fun.

I've fallen a bit back in to my "i lost weight last week therefore I can cheat this week" routine which atleast I've identified....I don't like it- and I have a hard time convincing myself in the heat of the "i want ice cream" moment...but I'll just have to pay the consequence and it should teach me... I'm sooooo close to 40 pds lost that I really should be focused on getting there but sometimes- life happens...

I'm noticing that I'm pushing myself a little too hard on the running- on thursday night- my legs were aching, and I was dragging my I'm going to have to start following the program directions and take days off in between and rest- perhaps incorporate some other type of exercise on the "non-running days"

I"ve also noticed that my arms are getting really flabby- I'm thinking that they are losing a little weight but without and resistance training specifically they are getting 'loose' so today I'm goingto dig out my thera-band (big sheet of elactic) and incorporate some bicep curls, tricep extenstions and just some generaly arm momvements to see if that can help!!

enjoy the weekend!!

oh right- tomorrow we are going to wlak into the skookumchuk rapids to see the extreme tide which should be nice- hopefullyl I"ll have pictures!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I just came across your blog and think our starting points are fairly similar. I just started my weight loss journey and my blog two weeks ago -- my weigh in was 320 lbs.

I have also set myself a target of 150 lbs to lose. I knot that ultimately I probably do need to lose a bit more than that to reach a healthy weight but at the moment contemplating losing more than 150 lbs is just too daunting.

Best wishes 4 a fab birthday,

Cammy said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!