Thursday, February 22, 2007

Run Like the Wind

This was a good week. Water aerobics was awesome on Wednesday night. The instructor, Heather, got in the water so we could all hear her better and she kept us organized so we didn't run into each other. (It has been a train wreck during the other classes.) We did really good arm and ab work. It burned! She only teaches the Wednesday night class and Ruth teaches Monday nights. I'm hoping Heather gives Ruth her notes!

I made a friend at my Weight Watchers meeting tonight. She is pretty outspoken in the meetings, but tonight was the first time she mentioned that she had started out 4 years ago at over 200 lbs. Then she started talking about surprises after she hit her goal weight - loose skin and lack of tone. I have been anticipating lack of tone, but I thought loose skin was only something that people who had surgery had to deal with. It was eye-opening. I approached her timidly after the meeting and she ended up being super friendly. We went to Starbucks for coffee and chatted for a while. She's a very interesting person. She is also a leader at that location on a different day and time. I'm so glad I approached her!

I tried on my size 14 pants last night on a lark. They are tight, but they fit over my hips and zip. What dawned on me is that with any luck, I'll never wear them again. They are both a heavy weight wool and lined. Definitely winter pants. Hopefully by winter they will be too big for me.

I have good news, I'm technically in the 180's! I'm at 189.8, so I have a little toe in the 180's, but I'm going to take it and run with it :) Well, not literally run. My knees aren't so good.


Georgia Girl said...

the 180's! congrats! you are inspiring me!

KL said...

The 180s sounds awesome! I haven't worn a size 14 in about a decade.

As for my side bar stuff, when you go to the 'customize' menu, you can 'add and edit page elements.' There are a lot of different types of page elements to choose from, including pictures and lists.

Congrats on the loss!

angelfish24 said...

Way to go on the 189! I can't wait to get there. Now, I just need to get my butt into gear consistantly! Know what you mean by the knees. I starting jogging again and my knee is killing me, arrrrrghhhhh. Have a great week.

Salma Gundi said...

Congratulations on the 180's! Those pants will definitely be relics from the past this time next year.

TrixieBelden said...

Georgia Girl - you make me blush!

KL - Thanks for the tips on customizing my side bar.

Angelfish24 - I am so impressed you are jogging. Even in my teens when I played soccer (after my childhood weight problem and before my adult one) I couldn't run very well for long distances. You are totally going to get there - just take care of that knee!

Salma - I hope you are right. I like the sound of the word relic! :)

Lori said...

Way to go on the 180s! I know this has to make you feel good. Water aerobics can be fun -- I should sign up for some now that swimming lessons are over.

Keep up the good work and congratulations on the loss!