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2 years

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This photo is from Memorial Day weekend 2012. Two years later:

Memorial Day weekend 2014.
I actually wanted this comparison for myself. Many people, I suspect, are like me, in that we don't admit we are getting slimmer and yes prettier, taking better care for appearance, etc, for whatever reasons and there are many of those. I needed to measure the changes to fix in my head that yes, I AM slimmer and I AM prettier now than two years ago.

Unfortunately I had way more sodium this weekend than I'm used to now, and have been dealing with bloat and water retention. My running has suffered as a result; now I'm heavy and slow and stumbly, but each day brings me closer to my normal self. Can't wait for it to be done with! I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be able to do a regular run of some distance.

  
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LNISDES 5/28/2014 9:25PM

    You look great! Inspiring :)

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MERRYMARY42 5/28/2014 9:00PM

    yes, easy to see the difference, and yes, I find my self still thinking nothing has changed, not so many pounds, but much firmer and trimmer

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ch ch ch changes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yes... things are a-changing. I bought new undies in a size smaller and they fit perfectly. Life is so much better with well-fitting undies. You just don't know until you have them.
I bought a bathroom scale and my weight Saturday was 160.2. It's a nice place to stop at for a little bit, and I'm looking forward to continuing the downward trend!
Changed out how I eat, what I eat and when, and my runs have gotten better but still tweaking here and there. I have to take pepto bismol now to keep my insides from getting all crazy when I'm out there trying to rack up the mileage.
Speaking of which, I completed a ten mile long run Sunday. This weekend I will go for 11 miles, but try for 12. I should have my new shoes tomorrow, which will give me two days to break them in and then I'll wear them on the long run. I've got extra inserts to help with the forefoot fatigue. I've lost just over 50 lbs but still have a ways to go, so there's still extra-weight stress on my poor feet. I hope the fatigue issue resolves as I move ondown the scale.
Steady as she goes!

  
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SONFLOWERGAMMY 5/17/2014 12:05AM

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time to go shopping

Friday, May 02, 2014

I need new undies. I put on a pair the other morning, pulled them all the way up over my waist, and my belly kind of drooped out the leg openings. I felt like I needed suspenders. I put on my scrubs and I didn't have to drop trou like the gangstas to look like a gangsta.
Losing weight can be pretty funny.

  
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SONFLOWERGAMMY 5/3/2014 5:56PM

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MM11113 5/2/2014 9:28PM

    I know exactly how you feel! It feels good, too!

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GOLFGMA 5/2/2014 9:27PM

    Yep! Sound like it is time. emoticon

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probiotics

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I've been having a big problem with running and needing suddenly to use the bathroom RIGHT THIS SECOND. No matter what I eat or when I eat it, I get the uncontrollable urge every time and now I can't even run a mile without having to turn around and come home.
Well, someone suggested I try taking a probiotic. I tried one last night after supper. Today I have nothing left in my intestinal tract prior to lunch today.
That would normally seem like a bad thing, but on the other hand, perhaps I can run in peace now. I'm kind of undecided whether or not to keep taking the probiotic. For one thing, I don't know if, like laxatives, they create a dependency relationship with the intestines. I don't know how to determine if they will work for me or harm me.
I guess I'll try this like every other day or 3 times per week or something like that, for starters, and see what happens. It can't be worse than what I've already gone through.

  
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ONECALMMOM 4/29/2014 7:46PM

  Morning bathroom issues have changed my routines too. Never thought about making probiotics a part of my food plan. I'd choose yogurt as a regular addition.

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slooooooooow progress

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Okay. I'm back to 166 lbs. Progress is so sloooooow... but once again I'm finding that my body continues to change more than the scale shows.
I bought MEDIUM men's shorts for running. I generally avoid women's technical clothing because they're styled way too sexy-like for my tastes. If I'm running, I need clothing that does the job of moving sweat away from my body, covers the naughty bits, stays in place, and that can be removed without dislocating joints. I'm too busty and hippy for most womens' technical clothing, and I just feel more comfortable in mens' clothing.
But dude! Size MEDIUM. I've never fit into a size medium mens' short before. NEVER.
And here's something else. I have been ordering outfits from Fabletics, and except for the fact that the tops are too flimsy to offer any modesty coverage, I actually fit into the xl size bottoms, be they shorts or tights, and even the bra tops fit. How about that.
And ... I have this tee shirt that I bought from the Northstar ski resort fire station in 2005 when I worked in Truckee. I wanted grey not navy blue but all they had in grey was a medium. It never fit so I just used it as a pajama top in summertime and made sure I never went outside without a sweater or some other coverage. Well, now it fits just fine. I can take it out of the pajama drawer and put into the running drawer.
Take that, unmoving scale!

  
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JOYCE2U 4/13/2014 6:15AM

    That is so good!!! Even when the scale doesn't move. It is nice to see the clothes getting too big, having to go to a smaller size. You are doing great!!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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