Several Things

I had already mentioned that I’d be skipping this week’s WW meeting and weigh-in Thursday night, and I did.  Instead, I visited my uncle and ate dinner with my aunts.  And, so far,  this week has been an uphill battle to erase the damage I’ve done in the way of overeating.  I ate more than normal last week and didn’t exercise though I’m cleared so I’m exercising again.  Did I mention that I joined Anytime Fitness?  It’s official, and I now have the little key fob to prove it.  I love the freedom of working out at any time of day, at any location 365 days a year.  I definitely made the right choice for me, and it has been awesome to hear that some of you have done the same thing.

Yesterday, I started my workout on the elliptical before moving to weights and according to my stats, I finished just shy of climbing the height Empire State Building twice!  Thanks to my friend, Anne, for the skyscraper motivation!  Now I want to tackle some other skyscapers like my skyscraper climbin’ friend, KeepitUpDavid.  Check out his Stairmaster/Skyscraper logs if you feel like being blown away.

The Empire State Building is 1,250 feet which means I climbed the length of it (almost) twice.

My stomach still hurts even after a week off, but it’s much better.  And I’m aware that the only way to avoid this pain in the future is to continue losing weight so it’s back to the gym for me.  If you want to know why my stomach hurts, you can click here for the details.  That being said, I took your advice and felt a lot better yesterday.  We’ll see if I can say the same today!  Please cross your fingers for me!

I didn’t see Uncle Wesley yesterday, but he’s back at home where Hospice has joined him.  Yes, I know what that means, and I have mixed feelings about it.  But he’s happy to be home so I’m happy for him.  According to Mom, he was weaker than the day before when I saw him in the hospital.  He was smiling and happy and alert when I arrived, and his whole day was filled with family and happy memories.  Going home took a lot out of him, and between company and family and Hospice, it’s easy to understand why he was tired.  I’ll see him later today before spending the evening in Metairie, my favorite suburb of New Orleans while waiting to pick up my cousin Sarah at the airport.  Does anyone want to join me for coffee or dinner? 🙂

This was a long week filled with work, phone meetings, dates with a tall, intelligent guy (who may or may not ask me out again..we’ll see)  and my family so I’m happy that it’s winding down.  I ate well and exercised hard.  I  made a big decision about my future that I’ll share soon, and I’m feeling pretty good.  But I’m still lamenting the end of baseball season as I know it.  My Bronx Bombers are done so baseball won’t matter to me again until next season.  Check out this picture of my future husband, Derek Jeter, taken by Jimmy Fallon at Thursday night’s game.  Don’t you love Jimmy Fallon?!  I do! =)  And I’ll love the Yankees forever too!

 

And  because I’m sharing pictures that make me happy, I have to show you this one too.  My precious friend, Tammy, shared this on my Facebook wall earlier this week because it reminded her of me.  She noted that this artist’s work encompassed two things that I love – bicycles and cupcakes.  She’s so right!  This artist is cycling cross-country with his art!  And yeah…I think I love him.

So no complaints today.  I’m just trying to regain control of my weight-loss and well-being day by day while spending time with people who matter to me.  I plan to enjoy another weekend filled with family and friends, and I hope you enjoy your weekend too.   And don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender!  You know…if you want to…I’ll see you Monday!

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    David (Keep it up, David)
    October 8, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Woo-hoo – Almost twice the height of the Empire State Building! That’s a great workout, Kenlie! KEEP IT UP! 🙂

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks David! xo

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    Anne Schexnaydre
    October 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Kenlie – I AM SO PROUD OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!!
    Who climbs the Empire State Building …. almost TWICE … in 33 minutes ??????
    KENLIE DOES …. THAT’S WHO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOO HOOOOO !!!!!
    That is SO AWESOME !!!!!!!!

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I would have gone a bit longer if I had realized it! 🙂

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    Tim
    October 8, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I wish we had better equipment at my gym to tell me stats like that. Wow, twice the height of the ESB is impressive!! That’s the biggest building i’ve ever seen in my life. I remember standing at the bottom of it and looking up (whilst getting in the way of everyone in the street) and not being able to see the top. Everything in America is huge to someone like me coming from a small city but the ESB is just stupidly huge!

    It’s funny that you say Derek Jeter will be your future husband. I’m pretty sure i’ve read that from about 10 other people as well!

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Well Tim…it’s either Derek Jeter or Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy’s married so….looks like Jeter. =)

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    mary
    October 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

    yay you!
    i know it’s a hard thing to come to grips with uncle wesley and hospice, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    and i am sorry about the yankees, but our tigers prevailed 🙂
    xo

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Mary….and Tigers? ewe…

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        Cathy
        October 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm

        Ahem…perhaps you have forgotten that your friend Cathy hails from Tigerland? I see no reason to comment with a female sheep. We can all co-exist…admittedly, some will co-exist LONGER than others…

        And your Yankees did you proud. They played beautifully. It was just our time this time.

        RAWR!!!!!

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    Sarah
    October 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Hmm…I never thought about using skyscrapers as motivation for how far I’ve gone/climbed while doing cardio. I may steal that idea!

    Sarah
    notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Cool ide, right? Go for it!

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    Alysha
    October 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I joined Anytime Fitness today with my boyfriend! I’m excited, and seeing that you’re joining gets me motivated as well. The only thing I don’t like is the treadmills are right in front of the windows facing the street….but I’ll try not to let that keep me from getting on them!

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Same here..they face the street, but that’s better than the wall, I guess..lol

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        Cathy
        October 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

        I think I’d rather have the outside world looking at my hard-working face than staring at my more-than-ample behind. 🙂

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    Nina Patricia
    October 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    wow, that’s a climb! good for you.

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      Kenlie
      October 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Nina!

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    auntiekim
    October 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love the skyscraper thing. Such a great idea. I will steal it! 🙂 Continued success to you. Wishing peace for your uncle.

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    nikkianne
    October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    That is pretty amazing – the Empire State building almost twice! Very inspirational.

    Big hugs to you! Your Uncle Wes and your fam are in my prayers!

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