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.
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!