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Things of Goodness

  • Pulling my head out of my nethers, admitting mistakes, and reconnecting with an old friend
  • getting back to a 10 minute mile (walking)
  • cutting back from 7 miles a day to 5 because its hot and feeling okay with that
  • Fruit Loops
  • going to the DMA and the Nasher Sculpture Center with the kids and knowing they are going to love a day of museums \o/
  • putting on last year's bathing suit bottoms and them literally falling off to puddle at my ankles on the floor
  • being in my own bathroom with the door shut when that happened
  • having only three more pounds left to lose in order to reach my 30 pound goal
  • finally getting my 3-Day page up and my partner online!


Speaking of, I'm doing the 3-Day this year. If I don't raise 2200 dollars by November, I've pledged to pay that out of my pocket. Help a sister out! Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting women with breast cancer and their families. There's no 25% put aside to run the event. The participants pay for the event and materials so EVERY DOLLAR WE RAISE goes directly to the people who need it. Pretty cool, huh? You can read about my last experience with the 3-Day here.

Yep. A good day is in store. <3

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undersea
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed that you have the discipline to walk 5-7 miles a day. :O That's seriously awesome.

And yay for museums.
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Six days a week! Come September, it'll bump up to 10 miles 5 days a week and 15 on the weekends. :O

I <3 museums!! (Oh, crap - I owe you a comment! I'll be sure to do that when I get back.)
undersea
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness. Good luck with that. I could never, ever do that. I admire your ability to stick with it!

I'm a museum junkie. Can't ever get enough. :D
turnonmyheels
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
when you increase your speed like that, it's fair to decrease distance, because you're still probably working harder than you were before.

YAY getting close to that goal weight \o/\o/
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
I was walking that speed for the 7 miles, too, but it's SO DAMN HOT now that it's just sapping my strength for hours after.

Girl, I'm looking GOOD. I love reading your posts, btw, they've kept me working at my end, no lie.
turnonmyheels
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
It's time to cut back when it's like that, definitely.

I'm smaller now than I have been at any previous point in my life, though I still weigh a bit more [muscle > fat = tru!fax!] My shoulders are fine, though my upper arm/under arm area, and of course my belly, are not where I want them to be.

My legs = awesome, though the extreme upper-inner thigh could always use some toning.
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
You don't have to tell me the muscle > fat - it's one of my favorite things to remind myself when I'm on the scale. :D

I'm exactly where you are on the body shaping issues. I'm getting a medicine ball this weekend to help do some sculpting.
kwizbit
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy for you! I'm trying to do things about my own weight right now, and I was looking for a bit of motivation, and this entry happened to pop up. Thanks for that, even though you were unawares!

My latest entry has the details if you feel like reading (cuz I'm not on your f-list, but ya know, curiousity...) I'm not "overweight" but I'm kinda on the higher end of things and I'd like to be on the lower end.

I'm working on eating healthier and exercising various ways - walking being the main one. Do you bring Sally with you on walks? Is it better or worse to bring your dog along, do you think?

Anyway, enjoy your feeling of light-footed-ness, and keep being amazing!

I still love your entries <3

P.S. Sorry for the personal ramble in this comment!
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Go! Go! Go! You have nothing to lose but unwanted weight and your overall health to gain! *\o/*

I take Sally because she needs walking, but if the kids take her at another time, I won't bring her along. She's good for about 7 miles a day. Any more than that in one go, and she's worn out. (THen again, 7miles in the morning and a few at night is good with her.) The nice thing about a dog with you is that it gets you going. (We don't stop except for two potty breaks, though.)

Walking is the BEST exercise, especially if you're just getting back into it. YAY YOU!!!
kwizbit
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
LOL, YES!

Ok, well I'm glad I asked. I take my dog - Cody, he's a beagle, with me occasionally, but like Sally, he can't do too much like a human. And when I do bring him, sometimes when I get a bit slackening on the pace, he gets me to keep moving and catch up. I think I'll continue to do both then - sometimes take him, but on longer ones (or on really hot days) leave him behind.

It is! I can't run because I don't have the endurance, but walking I have a lot of endurance for. And once you get going a decent distance, it's just as good of a workout as jogging/running :)

Thanks for the motivation!
bitchygrrl
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
You just rock in all kinds of ways today.
*takes out pom-poms*
*cheers*
Congrats on the wieght loss I know that's hard. I'm down 21 w/30 to go. *pats you on the bsck* Losing weight is hard I don't care what anybody says. 27lbs is a big accomplishment lady.
I remember you're last 3 day and it's awesome that you're doing it again. *hugs*
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm excited to be doing it again, as well.

And go you on the 21 pounds! That's a huge amount - an amount that really shows. I hope it's motivating you (and giving you confidence and self-esteem!) *HUGS*
bitchygrrl
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I remember last year your experience just sounded amazing I hope it is again this year as well.

It really has been motivating and I feel so much better. I'm really getting into excercising again and am able to enjoy it. It's good to be approaching my old level of fitness once again. *hugs back*
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stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
It really works, right? I'm telling you, those women squeeze out 8 or 9 pups and they get the tricks down.

The other bonus about not having my head up my ass is the smell. Now I see what they mean about roses and stopping. It never made sense before...

I've heard about the Wii Fit! (We're an Xbox family, woe.) And come on. You can see your toes if you lay on your back and look at the mirror over your bed. Aw, yeah. (two more months. just two more months.)
southernbangel
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
A very good day indeed, my dear friend. *beams at you*

ILU. <3<3<3
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
ILULEE.

Tell work to quit being a douche. (And if it has to keep on douching, it could AT LEAST be Springtime Fresh. I'm just saying.)
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stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
We had a GREAT time. My sister came with us, and she is a fountain of knowledge on technique and other things that I only know from reading and she's actually done. I'm worn out now, but glad we had the day we did. <3
brutti_ma_buoni
Jun. 24th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
a) It's great that your knee and you are back in trim. After recent ankle sprainage I have a new sense of what a pain it is when something as predictable as a leg refuses to work properly. Also, how easy it is to pile on weight when you're suddenly immobile. Gah.

b) Much more important, best wishes for your loooong walk. I know you'll carry many much-loved names with you, and I'm again including my aunt Jolanta (I gave some details in my comment to your walk post from last time). Two years on from that post, and her art student daughter's hair is an interesting shade of scarlet (or was, two months ago). Reminds me so much of how Jolanta would look different each time I saw her, playing fast and loose with dye/make up/fashion, loving her life. I see so much of her in my cousin. I wish they could see one another and recognise that too. So thank you again for doing this. I know you'll have a great time, and do so much good on the way.
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
a) Man, am I so happy about that, too. Oy, ankle sprains are terrible. I've sprained and broken my ankles (both!) and that's horrible. I'm so sorry you're hurting! Hope you get better soon.

b) I will happily bring your beloved Aunt with me again this year. I quite enjoyed her company last time. :)
kseenaa
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
That is damm impressive. I wish you the best of luck!
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I expect nothing but awesome times re: 3 Day, so I'm super excited about participating again.
entrenous88
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad you'll be doing the 3-day walk this year! That's very exciting! \o/
stoney321
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
ME TOO! It was such an incredible experience last time, I'm very much looking forward to doing that again. YAY!! <3 <3
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