Sunday, June 5, 2011

At The Lake

So this morning we got up and hit the lake with both dogs.  After watching Vladdy plunge into the water Piper walked bravely out to about ankle-depth and then decided it still sucked.  But we were out there for several hours and had a really great time.  The wind was blowing pretty solidly so I was able to get some fairly significant swimming in just by going against the waves.  I can tell I'm going to be sun burned but I drank water, not wine, this time so I don't think I'm dehydrated.

I'd let to do something else physical later this evening when the heat of the day has passed but it would be more fun if I could talk Snackers into joining me.  I don't know what to expect tomorrow.  I've done really good but my weigh-ins have just been so-so for a long time now and I feel like I'm kind of starting to lose faith in myself as a result.

7 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 chicago dog (breakfast, bad I know)
1 foot long chicken sub (lunch)
>>the usual, no mayo no cheese
1 serving taco pie (dinner)
>>minus the sour cream
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,291

4 flights of stairs
Swimming: Went to the lake with the dogs again
Playing: Went to the dog park with the dogs again.  Played chase with Vladdy until I couldn't breathe anymore.


  1. I wish i had a dog you get get to do exercises each day :D

  2. It does help make being active more fun but I feel like I'm not being as active as I was before I got him and I need to change that. He's finally getting bigger and his legs are getting stronger so I think he'll do a lot better on longer walks than he was doing before.

  3. Lost FAITH in YOURSELF?!?!?!

    You're kidding me, right? Ommygosh!

    Lets see . . . you have been physically active and tracked it. You track what you eat. You are eating painfully small amounts calories. YOU have done EVERYTHING important (getting the habits down)RIGHT. And you're losing faith in yourself?

    I call bull shit.

    Now, snap to!

    If you are in a plateau, you are in a plateau! But unless I'm missing something, you've been doing what you ought--so you shouldn't loose faith in yourself. Nope. Just hang on through the plateau. That's all.

  4. Swimming's a great exercise to do now that the weather will allow it. You can find lots of water exercises online to help tone muscle and burn fat. I wish we had a lake or beach nearby .... but unlike everywhere else in the world, when you look at NY water, they're always gray or brown. Doesn't make you want to swim! LOL

    DON'T LOSE FAITH!! Keep remembering that you've accomplished a lot! You are 53 pounds LESS than you were in November. That's more than 7 pounds per month!!! During the time the scale slows down, you may be losing inches and not even realize it. I'm rooting for you because I know you can do this! :)

  5. Ki: YOU READ MY MIND! Wait until you read tonight's post where I say "come on readers, I need someone to smack some sense into me!" and here you are ... smacking sense into me. I needed that pep-talk big time. Remember at GWC when Shanon would say "You're just not pushing yourself hard enough" and I'd look right back at him and say "oh yeah? push this! I'll show you push, pushy pusherton!" (figuratively speaking of course). That's what I need. I need someone to get me "oh yeah? watch this" out of me. I need R. Lee Ermy to call me a Namby Pamby and a sissy and tell me what a waste of oxygen I am so that my fighting spirit will come back.

    Laryssa: Actually I think that thinking about what I've accomplished has been part of the problem. I let myself get so excited and proud of a 53 lb loss that I stopped going for the big picture. I ran the first 1/3 of the race and was so excited with myself that I stopped running and it's been bad. As sad as it is I do my best work when I feel like I have something to prove, which is kind of why I started this blog in the first place. The original motivation of it was feeling like I had something to prove by posting my successes and failures in public. When people say "wow good job, you've done so great" I tend to roll over and get comfortable but when people tell me I can't do something or that I suck at something I end up busting my ass to prove them wrong. It's ass busting time again. :)