Saturday, July 14, 2007

Here Comes the Sun

Hey there. Thanks for your comments on my last post. It was really helpful to hear how you all feel. Even if you didn't feel the same as me, I felt less alone after reading your comments. :)

While feeling so conflicted and then spending a weekend with my sister where she continually asked me questions about what I eat and how I feel about my weight loss, I needed to take a break from thinking about things. I still counted points and water aerobics started on Wednesday, but otherwise I tried not to concentrate on weight loss. I don't think I even visited any blogs for a week. That is not like me. I tend to be a every-other-day lurker on a lot of blogs. I don't know if I feel less conflicted, or just less stressed about having to think about what I eat all the time. I guess I really am in this for the long haul and if that means counting points for the next 50 years, I guess that's what I'm prepared to do. (WW is going to make a sh*tload of money off of me :)

So, onto the good things ... water aerobics was fun, but crowded as the first class of the session always is. I felt like I had had a good workout when I got out of the water which felt fantastic. I was talking to my sister about doing water aerobics in my parent's pool when I go out there for a visit. I said I wished they had the floatation "weights" that you do the toning exercises with. She suggested I get plastic bottles of orange juice or bleach or something, empty them and clean them out, and use those in the pool for resistance. Genius! Now I'm going to search the internet to find exercise routines to do in the water. My mom is also talking about hiking while I am out there. She now hikes three times a week since she isn't working this summer. I don't know if I can manage hiking that often, but I am looking forward to going to the gym with her. (Note to self: I need to stock up on reading material for the recumbent bike.)

Oh, to back up for a minute. I don't think I mentioned that I'm going to Vegas for two weeks to visit my parents. I found a cheap flight on Southwest and I can really conduct my job search from out there. So far I have only been having phone interviews. Just in case I'm going to bring my suit and shoes in case I need to fly somewhere for an interview. It will be very nice to be surrounded by people for a change. I can go an entire day without talking to anyone besides the lifeguard who doesn't speak English. That was great when I was working or going to school full-time, but now it is very isolating. I feel guilty for spending some of the money I've made from my part-time gig with the university on a flight to Vegas, but a wise friend of mine said that any money and time spent visiting family you love is never a bad decision.

On that note I am off to start sewing a tote bag I am making for my mom. It is the first bag I have made in about 2 years. I'm excited! If I can get their camera to work I'll take a picture of the finished product. Ciao!


Kim said...

Have a wonderful time while you are away!!! :)

angelfish24 said...

Have a nice time visting your folks. I too will be in Vegas on Tuesday for a few days to visit my friend there.
Hope you get a job lead soon.

Wendy said...

Weight Watchers isn't going to make a ton of money off of you because you are going to be at goal!

Amazon Alanna said...

Have fun on your trip!

I hope you can post pics of the bag you're making...I've been obsessed with sewing fact, I should probably take pics of what I've been doing too! Gotta get on that...

Salma Gundi said...

I really like your friend's advice about money/time and visiting those that you love. I think you might have inspired me to take a quick trip of my own.

Have a great time on your trip :)

Lily T said...

It’s so wonderful that you’ll be visiting your family! Isolation can get pretty depressing. I’m so glad that you got yourself to attend your water aerobics, and it sound like you have tons of exercise in store. Great job!

Coincidently, I just took up sewing. It’s so fun, but so far I’m only making simple things. Actually, I’m still working on my first project. It’s messy on the inside, but no one will know. (Unless it unravels while I wear it!)