I am still trying to get rid of the last few pounds of baby weight. They just hang there. Taunting me. My skinny jeans fit, but they just don't look right yet. I am hoping that when the weather warms up a little bit I can start running outside again and the pounds will just fly off. Ha! We'll see about that. Anyway, for that reason I've decided to repost the post I wrote back on September 14, 2007 when I tried to start up running again after a two month hiatus. I'm sure this is what I will go through again in a few weeks. Hope you all enjoy, and happy Scrolling Saturday!
Hmmm. I feel pretty pathetic right about now. After a two month hiatus I decided to start running again. I knew I would have to start out slowly, but this is ridiculous. Man! I felt like I was running through jell-o. Oh I started out great, I was even smugly thinking, "Wow! This is much easier than I thought it would be!". Then I got to the third block and my legs started to burn . Huh? How could I possibly be getting tired already? Just two months ago I was running 4 miles, no problem. Sure, it has been 2 MONTHS (basic calf injury, colds, and pure laziness kept me dormant), but 4 MILES, and now I'm getting tired after 3 blocks! Bah! It just doesn't seem fair. I have to start all over again.
To make matters worse I watched The Biggest Loser on tv tonight. Now I really feel pathetic. Here are people who are dragging around an extra 200 pounds and they are running through sand, and carrying logs, and climbing mountains. One chic lost 20 pounds in one week! One week! I'm having trouble with my measly 15 pounds, and I've had months.
The other night I was telling Todd, who has also decided to drop a few pounds, how important it is to drink water when you are trying to loose weight. Oh, and control your portions. And don't eat crap. And exercise. He looked at me and said, "I know how to loose weight, it's just... it's just..." and I said, "no fun?" and he said, "Exactly!" Too bad loosing weight isn't more fun.
There was a sign on the fridge of one the Biggest Loser contestants that said, "Nothing in this fridge tastes as good as thin feels". And that is nice and all, but they must not have ice cream in that fridge, cuz HELLO, have you had ice cream lately?
I suppose it doesn't help that I am still breastfeeding Ben. I am like an eating machine. I've stopped eating after 7:00 at night and my stomach is actually grumbling by the time I go to bed at 10:30. Maybe I should wait to loose the last 10-15 pounds until I am done breastfeeding. Or maybe I should stop stuffing my face with things like donut holes and ice cream. Maybe?? Nah. That's crazy. A girl has got to have some fun. I guess I'll see how this running thing takes off and if that doesn't help, then we'll talk about the donut holes and ice cream.
I got flowers! Me! I got flowers! I am so excited. I can't remember the last time I got flowers. Ahem. Hubby, are you listening??? The dearest Melissa at Such Simple Pleasures gave me flowers last night, and let me tell you, it was a great way to start the weekend. I want to send them right back to Melissa because I lub her.
I also want to give them to MamaGeek at What Works For Us because this week the horrible, nasty, flower delivery man brought some beautiful flowers up to her door and asked her if she would hold onto them until her neighbor got home. OUCH! Stinky delivery man. I also want to pass them on to her because she is hilarious. AND she is a a Packer fan! Oh yeah, and I LUB her!
I am also handing these lovely flowers off to Wright at I Gotta Theory About That. I love visiting her everyday, and yesterday she had a haiku that really made me smile. She is fab, and you must go see her!
Laskigal at From the Cheap Seats is getting some flowers from me too. I love her American Idol recaps and her "Political Talk". Plus her new layout is amazing!!! Go check it out!
And last, but certainly not least, is the Anglophile Football Fan. She is definitely one of my favs. Her posts are constantly cracking me up. She is one of my bloggy friends that I would just love to get the chance to hang out with. She is a hoot! Oh yeah, and her little boy is flipping adorable!
So there ya go, ladies! Have some flowers!