Thursday, October 19, 2006

What have I gotten myself into....

Okay....so now the secret is out...I need to lose 40 lbs. (Thanks for the link to weight tracker, Kari) At least according to my doctor (who I have an appointment with next week) I really realized this is serious when after walking the puppies and playing with them alot on Monday (check story below), I was aching to no end on Tuesday. I mean, all I did was a little bending and chasing, but I literally felt like I was 100 years old! That is ridiculous. Anyway, to make a long story short, I thought I would attempt to do this two different ways that I've never tried before. One is to post this on my blog for the world to see (and if I fail, I will be totally embarrassed) and the second, alot more extreme mind you.....ask my son for help!! My son is really into this fitness thing and he's done excellent.....then again, if he wasn't, he would be liken to the skinny guys on the beach who get sand kicked in their faces...he just has that type of body. (tho not anymore...he's pretty well-built and I'm really proud of the way he stuck to it for so long) He religiously goes to the gym and eats right! Anyway, I figured he would think one of two ways on this: (1) this is a chance to torture my mom for the hell she puts me through sometime or (2) I could help her get healthy and live longer so she is around to keep working and give me MORE money. I'm gonna go with (2)! Last night was my first workout with him...he gave me a schedule and everything. I did it...30 minutes on the treadmill (I've usually only do 10 minutes...every 6 months!) Tonight the schedule says a Long 60 minute walk....better make out my Will before doing that one! Anyway, wish me luck....I've gotta do this.....alot of crappy things run in my family like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes of which I'm already on medicine for the first. Weight loss seems to drop alot of the problems if I'm anything like my dad and brother who passed away from heart problems. (and I seem to have their body types) I'm not a smoker so that's in my favor and I'm at the doc's every 6 months for blood tests and check ups which so far everything is good....but I still need to drop 40 and by golly, I WILL....EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!!!!
Now onto crazier things...puppies! First puppy kindergarden last Monday. Sweetie Man was going to take pics but forgot the camera....will remember next Monday. Both pups did well learning some basic sit, lay down, etc with the clicker. Chloe the Terrier threw up in the car on the way over.....she doesn't do well in cars. My son complained I didn't give him good treats for her. (come on...do you want to eat after throwing up...geez, kids!) The trainers told me to not feed her any evening meal class day and give her a couple of ginger snap cookies a little before putting her in the car. (ginger calms their stomachs) Also, put some dryer sheets under her crate in the car to reduce the static which upsets them also. Tonight is a vet appointment for the second round of shots, so we'll see how this works. Eros, the black Mastif/Lab fell asleep in the car before we even got to class.....he snores and he's only a puppy at 20 some pounds...can you imagine the sounds he will make at 140 lbs? That will keep potential burglars away from my house...oh yeah!
Anyway, that's it for today...I'm working on a couple of things that I will try to post pics on tomorrow if my son lets me get into the computer when he's not doing homework or working as an online guide for Cha Cha...his laptop died again and will have to be sent away for a third time. He finally got a job at Panera's also, so I'll definately be able to get on when he is working! So till tomorrow....(gosh, I'm hungry!)....tootles! (PS...thank you all for the wonderful comments about my Monkey stuff.....yinz guys are sooooooo SWEET!)

12 Comments:

Ev said...

Losing weight.... fun, huh? My doctor told me to lose a few pounds (even 5-10 is good). I've never had to think about my weight before; it's depressing. Care to be my inspiration???

ollie1976 said...

Lucy-great job on taking that first step-you know that I'm going through my own weight loss journey right now. Good job on getting on that treadmill last night and good luck today! Anytime, you need a word of encouragement, I'm here for you!
-Jen

Kari said...

Way to go! And kudos for asking for help!

Bloggin' Out Loud said...

I guess this means I'll have to start cooking like a nutritionist. Won't be as much fun, but at least I'll be able to do it longer!! I'm with you on this, so don't think this will be a solo effort on your part. I'll restrain myself, I promise, and I'll do everything in my power not to sabotage you. And, besides, if I don't help you, you'll subject me to your universe of friends who will humiliate me into submission!! I hope to avoid that at all cost!! ;-)

Christy said...

Sounds like we have the same mission in the weight loss department. Unfortunately, I have a lot more than 40 to lose!!

Good luck to ya!!!

Tina said...

Hey I can leave a comment now! Cool. I was going to say, I need to start excersing, too. (See, I don't even know how to spell it...) I used to walk all over where we used to live, but now there's nowhere to walk to. (Walked to the park and downtown before...) With your son being your trainer I think you will have a good chance! :) If I didn't have three kids I might be able to do a better excercise routine...

Sydney said...

Good luck on the exercise program. It sounds like you're off to a good start. And don't forget, the puppies will be helping too. :) I've been trying to exercise more too.

Brandy said...

I need to lose still that 30 pounds.. I have a terrible time with it.. But hey if you want some online support and care to give some let me know. Maybe we could do it together..

old lady said...

Good for you, Lucy. Stay strong, stay strong! EVERYONE needs to exercise no matter what they weigh... So I hear. ; )
I really need a butt kicking to exercise more, too. You'll help more than yourself on this one I think. (The problem is, knitting and crocheting involve sitting on a**es. sigh. how unfair.)
A car sick puppy! Oh No! I hope she grows out of that. You too, I'm sure.

Janine said...

Hi Lucy!

Take the weight loss one day at a time and you'll be so surprised at the results. I had a little "medical help" with my weight loss but it was still a struggle to take it all off and continues to be a struggle to keep it off.... especially pregnant! Your son will be a great motivation for you... keeping you on track. Exercise is truly the key.

I'll happily join the Lucy cheering section! Just hollar if you need someone to vent at! I've been there before too!

-Janine

Andi said...

Best of Luck to You! It is a hard thing I know. After this back surgery I'll have to watch my D's & Q's too (dairy queens). I say a prayer for us both!!!

Sue said...

Good luck Lucy! Set small weekly goals for yourself. It's much easier that way!