Monday, June 9, 2008

Moments for Me Monday

Mr Linky is missing on Tammy's blog, but it is M4MM again so read, comment if you want, and jump in on the fun.

I had a good weekend. I had M4M all weekend long. I spent some serious quality time with J this weekend. We had a multitude of thunderstorms (LOVE THEM) and we enjoyed them Friday through Sunday. Friday night we laid out on the deck. There was thunder and lightening and no rain. It was amazing. We were laying side-by-side on our backs staring up at this fantastic light show (not so smart, I know) but it was so flippin' cool. J said "Wow, it's not often that you can sit outside in a thunderstorm without getting rained on." And BOOM! Just as he closed his mouth the heaven's opened up and rain poured on us. That was the end of our outside adventure. There were at least three more storms up until last night. It was great.

I have been working out (running, walking, calisthenics) and watching what I eat. I don't weigh myself everyday or every week for that matter. I have fought with the scale from the day I was born. I popped out at 8lbs 10oz and having been fighting it ever since. Today I decided to weigh myself. It said I was quite a few pounds more than I had expected. I was so discouraged. I don't really get it. Please don't tell me that muscle weighs more than fat. I am so sick of hearing that! I have been working on it. I haven't been working as hard as I could, but I have been working nonetheless. When I am not doing anything to better myself, I gain nothing. It seems that when I make conscious decisions to improve that is when I gain weight. WTH?!?! So, this seems like a downer, I know. But it is not. I am looking at this moment as a M4M because I am using it as my motivation to work harder. I ran on the treadmill (not outside! It's almost 100 degrees) rode my stationary bike and did crunches and tricep dips. What more can a girl do...

3 comments:

THopgood said...

I feel your discouragement! Let me tell you girl...when I was training for the marathon last year would you believe I DIDN'T LOSE A POUND! Not one pound. I was running 30 miles/week and didn't lose a pound. But I came to realize that it didn't matter. I was in the best shape of my life and even if I was a few pounds heavier than I would have liked I still felt great. And now I'm starting training all over again and I'm 5 pounds heavier than when I trained last year. Oh well.

THopgood said...

ps...ever since my blog redesign I can't seem to post the mister linky on my posts. Not sure what happened. I'll try to get it up for next weeks post but if not you can still just leave a link to your post in my comments.

Kelly said...

Tammy is so right. Not one of the six of us girls that ran that darn marathon lost a pound!!!!! Maybe your scale is not moving down because you really don't need to lose, your probably just toning up!