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February 18, 2008

How Time Flies

Well, this week marks the end to another 6 week period.  And that means that it is once again TIME TO SWITCH OUT EXERCISES!  The body gets used to doing the same thing and eventually gets really efficient at doing it.  Which would be good if I wanted to be good at bench presses.  But that's not what I'm after.  I'm after muscle growth.  So to keep my muscles from getting used to the paces they are put through, I change out most of my weight training routine every 6 weeks. 

I've taken an additional step with my diet.  Eating 5-6 times a day makes food preparation a long process for me.  I've been taking the easy road by using pre-packaged foods for a couple of my meals.  A couple weeks ago I tried stepping away from that and eating only food that I prepared myself.  It has made a huge difference in the amount of sodium I consume....and I'm feeling a bit better too.  I'd like to think I've dropped some additional weight..but I just don't know.

The reason I don't know is because of another change in my life.  Some long time friends of mine have asked me to help them get started on the path to better health.  I won't post much about it because it is their story to tell, not mine.  But one of the things I did for them was to confiscate their bathroom scale so they wouldn't weight in again for a month.  And to support them, I said I wouldn't be weighing in during that month either.  So I have no idea what my weight is doing right now.  I think I'm losing but I can't be sure.  I'll know in about 3 weeks.

I've been getting more serious about running...still on the treadmill but clearing more distance than before...faster...and all that. 

I'm trying to sign up for a walking challenge on Spark People.  I didn't try to get my name onto the list until the last day, so I'm not sure if I'll make it or not.

Speaking of Spark People, my Mom signed up and learning the way of the Spark.  Good for you Mom!

Progress Report

Let's talk about pants.  Remember those size 34 jeans I was so excited about fitting into?  Well, I can already wiggle out of them now.  I don't think I'm ready for size 32 yet but at this rate it won't be long.

I ran out of clean pants the other day and had to wear some of my old size 38s.  Yeah...I looked like I was wearing clown pants.

  clown Recycled image...lol

Which is pretty funny because that's how I felt about the pants that the size 38s replaced back when I had to buy them.  For that story, be sure to check out TFG Goes Clothes Shopping!

But the thing about that is that the old pants were really getting old and needed to be replaced anyway.  This is time is different.  I've never had to replace pants before that were still in good shape. 

I'm wearing my old XXL shirts less and less.  Opting instead for my XL shirts.  Double X is just looking ridiculous on me anymore.  

Well, that's it for now.  Keeping it short.  Some one told me that I get a bit long winded on my blog.  So I'm going to try to cut back a bit.


Pug says, "Get out of here before I 'cute' you to death!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your positive outlook and ways of putting things really make me think. Thanks. As for the working out thing I may have to give that a try. I don't do the freeweight thing but I may have to start lookin at other avenues of cardio. Thanks again.

Katt1971 FRM SP

February 18, 2008 at 10:40 PM  

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