Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Weigh In

Well it isn't as much as I was hoping for but I had a 1 lb loss this morning, taking off the .4 I gained last week and another .6 from the week before. Wow this is a slow process right now. I think the sickness really put a damper on the weight loss. I wasn't really eating any different than I do when I'm healthy, but I definitely missed at least four workouts. It just makes me realize how important my workouts are to my continued progress.

The good news is, I hit the gym on Monday for a hardcore strength workout and I am super sore since then. I've always sort of avoided working my calves because they seem to be pretty muscular without any direct work, but my trainer has me doing a lot of calf raises now and they are killing me! Yesterday I took the dog on a 2 mile walk (a lot for him since he's so little) and then I did a 3 mile run, so I luckily I was feeling pretty good about myself when I ran into my husband's ex girlfriend!

This isn't just any ex-girlfriend, this is THE ex-girlfriend. The one he was with for like 3 years. The one he thought he was going to marry. All that was a long time ago (they started dating in high school, we started dating in college after he had gone through a couple of rebound girls) but still, it was sort of nerve-wrecking to see her. I said hello and chatted with her briefly about what she was up to, etc. but it was just so weird. Nothing like one of your mate's old flames to bring out the old comparisons.

I truly did feel fine about the encounter, no jealousy, no worries, nothing, just a nice chat, but it left me thinking. How would I have felt if I hadn't worked out before I ran into her? If I hadn't showered, done my hair and donned a cute outfit for a meeting with a job prospect. It's amazing how much better I feel about myself when I know I've done everything I can to make my body be the best it can be. It wasn't just about how I looked, it was about how I felt. I felt good.

On that note, I'm off to do another long walk with the dog, then I have a lunch meeting for another potential job at P.F. Chang's. I've decided I'm going to order the Ma Po Tofu and hopefully only eat about half, with brown rice. I know I'll be motivated to stay on plan because I have a meeting with my trainer at 2, and I don't want to be all sluggish and gross for our workout. I may actually go swimming after we meet too depending on how hard the workout is and what I'm up to.

Tonight I'm going to try to plan a healthy but nice Valentine's Day dinner to cook tomorrow for my husband, who gets back from traveling tonight. Yay! Have a great day everyone!


jodi said...

looks like part of your loss found me! just kidding, congrats on all your hard work and thanks for the comment today... i know we all get frustrated, i just had to vent! :-)

ThickChick said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Wahoo for feeling fine during a bump-in w/the ex! I can't WAIT for that to happen to me someday, and I certainly hope I'm in a similar frame of mind! ;)

Good luck with the job prospects!