Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stalking Never Seemed So....Fun

Since I put in my order for my bugg, I've been cyber stalking it. I'm thinking UPS hates me now for constantly reloading the tracking page, but who cares. It's been fun, (plus something to do in the after Holidays bust) and more importantly a lesson in something I don't generally have-patience. Each time it took UPS forever to update the status of it, I'd simply tell myself that the delivery date hadn't changed so calm down.

I really love this quote, and it makes me crack up every time I read it:
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”

This not only applies to waiting for my bugg, but also for my weight loss journey. I can't tell you how badly I want to strip my gears, but I know if I do that then things will be over before they start. Just like me walking for an hour every day. Know how long that lasted? 2 days. Why? Because it was too much, my body wasn't handling it very well. I'm all for feeling sore knowing that I've worked muscles that I've not worked very much in a long time....but this went well above that.
I have gotten started on setting up my bugg, and it looks like it's going to ask me to do 30 min a day, and that is VERY doable. Slow and steady, slow and steady. I can't tell you though, just how much I'm beginning to hate slow and steady. LOL!

The hardest part was figuring out a good target weight that would be in the healthy BMI range for my height. I ended up working on a good compromise, but we'll see. If I hit 150 first and am happy there, then screw the BMI. If I want to try to get to the target weight I've selected (which is 135) then great and the Dr will be a happy little camper.

My weight loss ticker is set in increments so that I don't get discouraged and it helps me focus on my goals easier. I've got it currently set to weight I was when I got married, so that I know just how far I have to go to be able to wear my wedding ring again. I want that ring back on my finger! It's way too pretty to be kept in my jewelery box. :)

Speaking of weight, I did my weigh in this morning...a day late but yesterday I was more focused on sleeping in than weighing in. My "starting" weight is what I weighed on Jan 1st, and in a little less than a week I'm down 3 pounds. I know most of that is truly water weight, but hey gift-horse-mouth....not looking. If all goes well I'll be wearing that hot pink bracelet again soon, and just how styln' would that be?


  1. Glad to hear you are getting a bugg! You are going to LOVE it! I am like that too about packages. I want it and I want it NOW!!!

  2. Yay! You're back! Planning on sticking around? I hope so. I love reading you. :)

    Congrats on the loss. So awesome!

    I have the same problem. I get a grand idea and jump in full force cannon ball screaming "Yeeeehawwwww" all the way. Then I land and realize I may have overestimated my abilities a bit. Oops.

    Don't get down on yourself for not sticking to the 1hr every day. That's a lofty goal if you're not already in the habit. Start where you're comfortable and then when it becomes a habit and 30 mins just isn't enough for you anymore, add another 5 or 10 on. Or, just kick up the intensity for a while. It's better to test your patience than to disappoint yourself completely and give up. Set yourself up for success so you can be proud of yourself for being the winner that you are. :)

  3. Salina,

    I'm back (YAY!), and I plan to actually step up the blogging thing to 3 days a week. (or more) Nov & Dec seemed to be so hectic that as soon as I thought I had down time, I didn't. Couple that with a husband that was on vacation the same time equals very little computer time as we both took the opportunity to do stuff without the kids. :)

    I agree the hour was WAY too lofty, but I had gotten in stuck in my head for some reason and it wasn't going to come out again until I either proved I could do it or decided it was more trouble than it was worth. Now that I have it out of my head, I can get down to business. ;)