Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 243.8
BMI: 41.8
Weekly Loss: 3.7 lbs
Total Lost: 29.2 lbs

Sooooo close to 30!  Starting c25k over again on Tuesday.  Hopefully I won't die. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Slack Update

So I realize that I slacked off and didn't do my weigh-in post on Sunday (although I did weigh myself).  I gained a pound and a half.  I'm ok with that though.  I knew to expect some gain when starting vigorous strength training.  My clothes are fitting a lot better, which is the important thing.  I apparently picked the wrong time to have my start automatically posting updates to facebook, because I got a lot of comments about not being upset about gaining when I wasn't upset.  Anyway, on to other news.

I rode a bike!  This is something I haven't done in a looooooong time (since middle school?).  My good friend Liz let me borrow her bike since she is too pregnant to ride it so that I could give it a try before I spend a lot of money to buy a bike.  Apparently you don't forget how to ride a bike.  That doesn't make it easy, though.  I was pretty wobbly, and huffing and puffing the whole way.  I just have to get used to doing it again.  Stopping while going downhill is proving to be a challenge...

Today I tried a something new in my adventures with green smoothies - arugula.  My advice to you is - DON'T!!!!!!!  I read online that people do actually do this regularly, and I tried just putting in a small amount, but it overpowered everything else in the smoothie.  It was so bad I couldn't drink it.  I was out of spinach and didn't feel like grating up carrots, so I figured, what the heck, I'll give this a try.  Now I'm mad that I wasted all they yummy fruit (pears and strawberries) that went in there.  At first I though that perhaps with more and stronger flavored fruit it could be good.... and then I took another sip and decided that even that wouldn't help.  I'll stick with spinach.

I have an interesting update in the cat search.  My neighbor thought she might have seen our missing cat in her yard late at night, and we thought we saw her one time as well, but she ran.  The other night I was in a tremendous amount of pain after kickboxing, so much so that I couldn't sleep.  I went downstairs to look for some pain medicine and try using a massager on my shoulders, and as is my habit now, looked outside for the cat.  There was a cat that looked like her sitting on our porch near where I have the food!  I was upset about the pain and lack of sleep, but if I hadn't be dealing with that, I would not have seen her.  It really reminded me that God uses things that seem unpleasant to do good things in our lives.  Sometimes it takes a bit of suffering to get us where we need to be.  Ok, back to the story:  It was too dark to tell for sure, and when I opened the door she bolted.  She ran across the street and climbed over a neighbor's fence.  I didn't want to freak anyone out running around at 4 in the morning barefoot in my pajamas, so after a few minutes of calling for her and shaking a bag of cat treats, I gave up.  I am in the process of trying to acquire a cat trap to see if I can catch her when she comes back looking for food.  If you are able to help with this, please let me know!  We just want this sweet kitty to be safe!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In and Another One of Those Random Updates

Today's Weight: 245.8
BMI: 42.2
Weekly Loss: 3.2 lbs
Total Lost: 27.2 lbs

I kept meaning to make smaller updates earlier in the week, but things have been really crazy around here. 

Kickboxing has been going really well.  I love it, and I definitely see a lot of improvement already.  I feel more energized, and my smaller clothes that I pulled out about a week ago that were still kind of tight are already feeling loose.  In fact, my pants fell down during a class this week.  Extremely embarrassing!  New smaller workout pants have been ordered!

Thursday we took Luke to the geneticist.  The appointment didn't go quite like I expected.  The took a full family medical history, and did a physical exam, but I thought that there would be more testing that they could do.  It turns out our only options for testing are one blood test, or x-rays, both of which can be highly inconclusive, are very expensive, and are probably not going to be covered by our insurance.  So basically we are still following the wait and see approach.  I just wish we could have some answers.

On Saturday we got a new cat.  Earlier in the week a friend had posted on Facebook about an elderly couple looking for someone to take their cat because they had to move into an assisted living facility.  No shelters had room and they were going to put her down if no one would adopt her.  The week went by and no one had taken her, and I just couldn't let a perfectly healthy cat be killed.  Since she is used to being outside all of the time, we figured it wouldn't upset our other pets too much.  She hung around our house for a few hours.  I went out that evening to get her a collar and have an ID tag made, and she ran away.  Now no one will be able to figure out how to get her back to us.  We drove all over the neighborhood a few times last night and today looking for her with no luck.  I really hope she finds her way back soon.  :(

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 249
BMI: 42.7
Weekly Loss: 1 lb
Total Lost: 24 lbs