Thursday, September 27, 2007

Day 217 - 154.8 "It's not the heat, it's the humidity"

Yesterday I headed out after work about 4:15. The temperature was 77 degrees--not too shabby right? Well, the humidity was around 90%, and it was just as tough running in that as it was in 95 degree sunshine. I am sorry to bellyache so much, but this weather sucks. I could, and have, run so much better if the weather were decent. I am grateful my 5K race day was a practically perfect day.

I have always been a pansy, you see, when it comes to being comfortable. I grew up in the country, spending my summer days at my grandparents (they lived down the hill from us) with my cousins and whining that I didn't want to go outside with the other kids because it was hot and buggy and I didn't like to sweat. Seriously, I was a City Girl at age 8 and wanted to be inside in front of a fan (they didn't have AC when I was little) reading a book.

So this suffering in the weather thing is new for me. I'm still a pansy, obviously, since all I can do is whine and moan about it. Eventually, I suppose, I'll get over myself and stop the bitchin'. Or not. At least I'll try not to whine so much to you guys.

At least the scale is cooperating with me again. Yesterday's weigh in at LAWL was 156.0, which is an official loss of 51.2 pounds. I think I've said this before, but that's around what my 6 year old daughter weighs. Freaking unbelievable that a) I used to carry a 6 year old around on my body and b) I've stuck with this long enough to unload the 6 year old.

I'm noticing more definition in my upper body--bones and muscles are emerging since the thick layer of fat is disappearing. I'll be adding pilates or weights or some kind of cross training again soon (gotta get the group exercise schedule from the gym to find out when classes are) so I can get my abs in shape.

Other than my saddlebags, which I've had forever and will only go away if I get "Dr. 42420" to suck out the fat (which ain't happening, not because I'm against liposuction but because I don't have the cash), my stomach is my nemesis. Don't get me wrong, there's lots going right with my body--no more back fat (hooray!), I'm getting a waistline again, my legs look nice from all the running, but I still have a fat roll when I sit down or wear a tight waist band. It's the price I pay for getting older and for having those kids, I suppose. Frankly I don't think losing 10 more pounds is going to get rid of it, so I may have to just get used to the belly like I have my wide-load ass.

Can you tell I'm in a crappy mood? Man, I need some chocolate. At least it's almost Friday.


Tigerlilly said...

It cracks me up that you are complaining of heat when I am sitting here with a sweater on because it is freakin 45 degrees outside!! LOL

When I had my surgeries 2 years ago my doctor came right out and told me that because of how big I was (hey! I had just had a baby a month before) that my stomach would never look good. I'm afraid he may have been right. I have a 14 inch scar that goes directly down the middle of my stomach and then a 9 inch scar that goes from left to right along the bottom of the other one. In other words, I have an anchor on my stomach. So will come to terms with the fact that I may never wear a bikini in public... but damn it, at least I'll fit in one!! LOL

Hope you have a much better day.


the veggie paparazzo said...

Yay for losing 6-year-olds!

Tigerlilly, five years after one major stomach surgery, and four years after another, my scars have faded so much that they are really unnoticeable, especially compared to how they looked two years after surgery. So maybe you'll luck out, too.

Grumpy Chair said...

Hey we all have our crappy, grouchy, grumpy days.

Are your LA lites chocolate?

Humidity just plain stinks and it is weird to be able to "feel" the air.

I am so proud to know you. Did you ever think when we were posting on France Kuffles's amazon blog that over 1 1/2 years later you would have over a 50 pound weight loss and wearing skinny lady clothes?

ws said...

OK. I'm being mean and I know it, but here goes...

It's all mental. Disregard the weather and it goes away. I know I sound really ruthless saying that but it works eventually.

Congrats on the 51+ pound loss. Even in your crappy mood you have better body image than I do...with time perhaps I can learn.