Friday, September 21, 2007

Welcome to the Christmas Challenge!

Now may I please direct you to Carolyn's blog for this week's installment. My turn next friday. And please be patient with Carolyn, she's very busy at work (at her government job?) and it actually on the road today, so (horrors!) has to post when she gets...HOME! I can't imagine. Carry on reading for my regular randomness (and not just for friday)
So as it's friday and as it's Christmas Challenge official weigh in day as well, I weighed in. Booo! hiss! 142.4. Can you gain 1.8 lbs in a week? you betcha. Did I? looks like it. However, a few things to consider: last friday's could have been a fluke. TOM is approaching. I'm sick. I kicked serious weight lifting butt and maybe gained muscle. I also ate like sh*t and probably did gain 1.8 lbs of fat. oh well. As I mentioned to somebody already today: If this gain is a "false" reading (aka, water, TOM, sick etc) then it should fall off pretty quickly and set me off to a running start in the challenge. we'll see. I took measurements this morning, and while I'm not posting them (forgot them at home) I remember some of it. Generally I lost .25 to 1/2 inch in my hips and belly button and bust (under boobs) but gained .25 to 1/2 inch in my chest (over boobs) and thigh and neck. Could I have swollen glands making my neck bigger? maybe. Could the leg and chest gain be due to the fact that these are the muscles that were the sorest after my workouts monday and wednesday? maybe. It may all be explainable. (I know that's probably not a word, but it's never bothered you before!)
I am wearing some jeans that would never have fit back in May and even with a fitted shirt, everything looked very nice. I'm at a happy size/weight. Though I do want to lose those last 10 lbs, I think I'd be ok if my overall, long term weight was between this and that last 10. Somewhere around 135. I guess one size down from here would be nice. Somewhere solidly in the mediums, no more larges.
So plan for the weekend? eat less. Exercise more. if I can. I did just run to the mall over lunch, I walked around which got my breathing up a bit and irritated my throat. So I ate another fibre bar (on top of my lunch) and bought an orange juice. Normally I stay away from OJ as it's pure sugar and doesn't fill you up much. Plus one bottle of minute maid is like 250 calories. But as a treat when i'm sick I guess it's ok. I'm sipping. Plus I bought little candies to suck on. that was unnecessary. I've got medicine type ones, I didn't need sugar type ones. oh well. Limit them to 5 (100 calories) should be ok. I don't normally feel so bad, but my dayquill is wearing off so it's all feeling yucky at once. bad time to shop.
I really hope that gain is muscle, that should increase my metabolism and thus decrease my weight. as long as I can get my eating under control. It's not terrible, good choices, but I'm like having seconds of everything. or desserts for every meal. Or orange juice and chocolate pudding for no meal. grr...At least i'm not a big ice cream person or that would have definately been a 4 lb gain. Why can't carrots make throats feel better?
ok. sorta big weekend that i'm probably skipping out on. Friend's 30th bday tonight, supper and bowling, probably won't be going. saturday I'm heading to my folk's house to pick potatoes - by myself, boring! but I guess some bonus exercise in a way. then SIL's having a scrapbook party. fun. then home. and other SIL is having her 21st bday party (not that big of a deal here, drinking age is 19) in a bar. Again, hubby thinks we're going, but I doubt I'll make it. Especially with my no drinking rule that's being reinforced. Sick with drunks our late = bad. (sick with hangover= worse). Sunday there's nothing planned so hopefully it will involve people making me soup and flipping channels for me. ahhh...
This really sucks, I wanna be out there doing sprint intervals to get a loss! Boo!


katieo said...

OOoo. I hate hate hate getting sick.

And I know exactly what you mean. I'd love to get to 135 or lose those last 10 but I am pretty happy with where I'm at.

Angie All The Way said...

Bring on the Christmas Challenge!!!!!!!!! Last 10 will be gone!

Swizzlepop said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Um, I don't have your email so I can't email you my #s

CaRoLyN said...

Christmas challenge has officially started! YAY!!!
Hope you are feeling better today.

We are off to a wedding today which has an..are you ready for this???..... all you can eat Chinese buffet for dinner!!! I'm going in prepared though and plan to look up the values of all the food, print it, and stash it in my purse. I may look like an absolute tool but at least I'll be a tool who isn't going over her flex points!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

dizzydazey said...

I totally thought that I have already answered this, but here it is anyways:

I wanna lose at least 10 pounds by Christmas. If I get there and feel like losing more than I'll go for that.

There. Now you won't have to pound me. :o)