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Operation: Oh Shit, My Thighs Are Going To Be On A Movie Screen (the field manuals are awkward to carry, true) is finally yielding some results. For my own posterity, I'm putting my regime under the cut. Is potentially WAY TOO BORING to be read by anyone other than myself.

  • Have done away with the "no food four hours before bedtime" mindset and eat small amounts of "good for me" foods every four hours to keep my metabolism firing. (various melons, low fat meats no more than 4 oz. in a serving, whole grain breads, cucumber slices, tomatoes, red bell peppers are always on hand ready to snack on, kidney beans, barley instead of brown rice, fruit and yogurt smoothies for breakfast or Kashi with non-fat milk, *cries* ONE alcoholic beverage PER WEEK *cries*)
  • run on the elliptical treadmill for 30 minutes every day, without fail
  • 5 times a week (in addition to treadmill) power walk 5-7 miles, keeping my 10-11 minute mile pace
  • leg lifts, 100 each side
  • pelvic thrusts with calves/feet resting on big ball
  • "thigh master" squeezing with small ball for ten minutes a day
  • lunges, even though it's killing my knees, 25 each side - need to try the sideways up the stairs and test the ol' leg-benders for pain

Have lost 5 pounds in two weeks, but more importantly: have lost two inches on EACH THIGH in two weeks. They're not perfect, they're not completely gushy/jiggle-free, but they're a far sight better than when I started. I have 10 more days until shooting starts.

...it's also helping that I have FINALLY gotten rid of my shorts tan line, acquired from last year's 3 Day and... never rid of since my bathing suit of choice is a bikini top and board shorts. Fish belly white upper thighs - every flaw magnified.

Also, if I slip and eat something not on my list of Good For Me foods (no dessert, no chips, nothing fried, nothing from a box, no sauces) I drink 32 oz. of water with lemon, loads of lemon. Holy water retention gone, bat man.

Today is grocery shopping day, which I love more than almost anything else, which is another reason why I'm very strange. (All the options! The fresh fruits and veggies! Meal options and planning! /DORK.) I'm also planning on spreading a half-ton of compost in the front garden, so that'll replace my walk today. o_0

IT IS FRIDAY!!! Whoo hoo, weekend! We have a pool party we're going to on Saturday, (our neighbors) and the hostess told me she was going to make frozen margaritas with rum. (She's from Canada) After I stopped gagging internally (I'm southern and have manners), I donated the tequila necessary to keep people from throwing up. I'm educating the public, one drink at a time. (Oh: Milagro tequila, natch, but Anejo instead of Silver. It's better for frozen 'ritas. Silver is good for on the rocks.) Alright, y'all! Drink one for me!


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Aug. 24th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I LOVE Grocery Day! Most of the time it's Grocery Night for me but still, I love it! I love finding fresh produce (last Monday I scored some delicious blackberries and raspberries. YUM!) and coming up new recipes on the fly.

Good news on the car front: (a) unless they have to order parts, the fix shouldn't be expensive (I had images of the shop destroying my car door in order to fix the window); and (b) I think I'm going to be able to swap cars with a friend this weekend. She's going out of town and doesn't need her car so I'm going to leave mine in her garage (in case it rains) and borrow her car. So perhaps this Friday isn't going to be such a craptastic one after all. WHOO-HOO.

Aug. 24th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
MmmmmmmMMmmmm, that is EXACTLY what I love about hitting the store, too. Delish!

It should be fairly simple for them to fix your window. I had that happen to my old Honda - the door panel should just pop off, they set the window on the track, lower it to the correct height, put the door on and Bob's your uncle. :D

I'm glad the day is looking up! I was going to write you a note, excusing you from it, if it didn't get better. :D
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Margaritas with rum? Why not make daiquiris? Does she not know the difference? Hmm. I like both but they are not the same. Geez.

I'm blown away by your thigh regimen. Way to go. I won't be trying for that, but next week (after I finish this last book of the summer) I'm going back to the Y and actually checking out the gym. I've only been using the pool and it's a separate building so I don't even know what they've got up there. I'm hoping they have ellipticals though, because it's so much easier on my knees. I can't believe you're doing the lunges. I put in one of my DVD workouts the other day and only made it halfway through before my left quad was really bothering me. I don't know what I did to it, all I've done lately is walk the dog. But I stopped at the pain and did some gentle stretching and I feel better now. I need to get my butt in gear though, I feel like such a slacker lately.
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think she does. I guess the small town they're from in BC didn't have margaritas, so she just thought "tropical." Rum is tropical... O_O Grooooooooss.

Oh my god, I don't care how much room it takes, I LOVE my elliptical. The only thing I wish was different was the ability to lenghten the stride. I have a long stride, so I feel stunted on my Nordictrack. The ones at my old gym had that feature and I'd go for an hour without noticing. <3

I really shouldn't be doing the lunges (my knee pain is under the knee cap and where my tibia/fibia hits the joint) but it pulls the skin on your knee up so nicely... I also dug out my resistance bands. I should to the stretches with those and quit the lunges. (I'm just seriously freaked out at my thighs - the THICK HIGH PART - being on screen for anyone to see.

And you know, you just kicked butt in a TRIATHALON. It's normal to feel lethargic after doing something so major. I hope the gym turns out to be awesome. (My fave machine is the one where you strap your legs in stirrup like things and press out, or switch it to wide setting and press in. Mmmmm, thigh workouts.)
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Aug. 24th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
How does one walk at 6 mph? I can barely run at 5 mph!

(studiously taking notes on exercisory thigh-scultping)
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
It took a while to train to that speed, I'll tell you.

And the crazy thing was how fast I thought I was walking and was getting passed like crazy during the 3Day 60 mile walkathon! And to be fair, I'm walking about 5.5mph on average. :D
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
Dude. Hurting your knee. *Stop it now*!!!
Any exercise that causes bad pain is a *bad exercise*. Stop.

Otherwise - go you, you Iron Woman, you!

Aug. 24th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, I WILL. I've only done the lunges three times in the past two weeks, and haven't done them in a few days. That is THE best way to tone your whole thigh/butt, but since I have to have knee replacement surgery soon, I'm just not doing them.

Heee! THANK YOU, MOM! <3 <3 <3
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Aug. 24th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
What happened with your complaint to LJ/6A about the execution vid? Did I miss anything?
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, whoops. I commented back and forth with Rom some more, and thought it was in *my* post. Here's their reply.
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Aug. 24th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Our neighbor is really nice, if jut a little slow on the uptake. I'll take chilled out and relaxed (if not the sharpest knife in the drawer) over uppity right-wing power!mom any day. :D

I hope you have a good weekend, too!! *squish*
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Aug. 24th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, "we wash our clothes and we shine our shoes and we call it our get the work DOOOOOONE day"

"And we clean the floors and we shampoo our hair so we don't notice we believe in fucking necromancer stone translating horses in pre-Columbian voooooooooooo doo!" <-- how the song should really go.

I like tequila. I LIKE IT A LOT. Mmmmm. And NICE on the Deva hotness. You should leave a giant dildo and lube out and see if he's game. *sweet smile* I'm glad Robin thinks I'm awesome. It's because I AM.
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm going to give your regime a try and see how it goes. I have a serious war with my thighs and for the love of God can't figure out how to get rid of them. I used to run everyday 2-3 miles and that got rid of my love handles and tummy but the thighs didn't budge. I'm going to give this a go and get back to you.
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes please! ANd seriously, back before I blew my knees out, I used to go to the track and walk lunges. I got to where I could an entire lap of them and NEVER has my ass and thighs been so tight. If your knees can handle it, that's the very best thigh exercise EVAH.
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
my muscles hurt just reading your regimen.

I am planning to strap on a pedometer in the near future. I was planning on whopping up if I was waliking between 3-4 miles an hour. Now I feel like a complete slacker.
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
I got a great pedometer from Sharper Image that clips on to your waist and has an FM radio - about 20 bucks? It was very helpful when training last year for the 3 Day - really gives you confidence that you're moving a bunch.

And don't get discouraged - I worked long and hard to get fast. It didn't happen over night. (Plus, that song that Faith and Buffy dance to - on your CD mix? That's the song I use to set my walking pace! *g*)
Aug. 24th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
10 days for you, 7 for us. And here comes the panic. Whee!

Also, just in case you were unclear about this, you're totally welcome to come hang out on set the day we shoot with NB. I would never deprive you of such nerdly fulfillment. Although, I have to tell you, we're all starting to worry that he might be a dick. Barak's been trying to get in touch with him for three days now and he's not returning any calls or e-mails. I REALLY hope he isn't.
Aug. 24th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
BLAAAAAAAIR! I forgot you were on LJ with the rest of the nerdery.

So you know, I was SO COMFORTABLE with you on Tues., and you gave off a very professional air - full of confidence and know-how.

I've heard that NB is really nice on set, but then, I've not actually worked with him, so... I hope he doesn't disappoint. Isn't he at some kind of thing for that other movie he's making with Sid Haig, or has that wrapped up? Gah, I hope y'all get in touch with him.
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Aug. 24th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
I love grocery shopping, too! I hit three supermarkets and the Farmer's Market on Staturday. I even research the best places to buy fresh produce and delicious items when we're on vacation - I love grocery stores and farm stands in other states. Food is fun! *gobbles peaches and cherries just brought back from Washington*

One alcoholic drink A WEEK? I would so fail, though the inches lost are an inspiration. I need to up the exercise regime, though I'm not ever letting anyone photograph or film my thighs. Ever.
Aug. 24th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oooh, me too! I love love LOVE coming upon a little farmer's green stand or grocer on road trips. I am VERY JEALOUS of those fresh cherries!! We just can't grow those here in Texas.

I'm taking one for the team, so I expect y'all to pony up to the bar and drink a few for me, okay? I've got until the 9th of September to be so strict and then it's HOG WILD.
Aug. 25th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
HELLO AI M NOT AT ALL DRUNK. That third one this evening (LIGHTWEIGHT) was for you. Also I'm not allowing myself o go back and change that typo as punishment to msyelf. Or that one. HELLO STONEY YOU ARE A FOX. I do not sya this lightly.

God in heaven I need to stop ytpoCRAP typoing.

I got a job t Starbucks! Next on the list, bartending and stripping. And then I will be totally antithesis of Mormon. Since I am also monogamouos. Badum ching.

okay what. going to bed. I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
LAURA B ILU. I love that you are drinking for me, for I really REALLY want a drink. I get to have one tonight, WHOOOO. (Italian soda, lemon, vodka = YUM)

Yay for Starbucks and stripping! You should strip AT Starbucks. Maybe make a porno call Starfucks. (Too obvious?)

:D DO YOU NEED ASPIRIN AND A COLD COMPRESS?! *kisses your fevered brow*
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Aug. 30th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I've never even HEARD of boot strappers!! I'll be looking into that today, fo SHO! That description makes total sense. *rubs chin*

You know, one thing I wish I could do because HOLY SHIT, it works your hips and ass: walk up stairs sideways, alternating crossing in front and behind. Face left, go up, then walk down the same direction. Turn and face right and repeat. Duuuuuuude.

Heh, eventually you will be seeing pics of my legs! *quibbles* Jeez, Brandi, I'm constantly squatting and stroking my thighs while in heels in this movie, HA!! (I asked if I could have bear paw tracks "tattooed" on my inner thighs. Heeeeeee!) <-- I'm still waiting to hear.
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