Well ... I'm frustrated. After 2 weeks of consistent running (3-4x a week), Jillian DVD's on opposite days ("No More Trouble Zones" is my absolute 40minute favourite and can be downloaded in ITunes), watching what and when I eat - drinking buckets of David's Tea green tea and water, adding digestive enzymes to my diet (yay for that, I've noticed such a difference) and ...
I weighed 137.8lbs today and I just don't understand. Perhaps I'm packing on muscle? Is that really possible? Losing a pound of fat and gaining a pound in a week? Pretty sure it's not, although I have no idea how long it takes to gain a pound of muscle. (I found THIS ARTICLE to try and find some answers). I definitely see the beginnings of springtime toning ... but still. The ongoing battle continues ... how on earth I've gained 7lbs in two months .. and how I haven't been able to take an ounce off over the last two weeks, is nothing short of baffling to me. I'm actually up in numbers after all of that?
Dang. And I had felt pretty yesterday ... which proves that if I don't get on the scale, and my size 4 clothes fit, that's enough. But I also know that my doctor wasn't happy with me at 132lbs this past summer. Apparently, I should be, like, 118-125lbs for my height (ok - I actually find that amusing ... losing 20lbs?). And the truth is, is that I feel like if I don't get my numbers down a bit - and as I continue to get older - I'm going to just keep packing on the pounds. And eventually be a circle. *grin*. A circle. That's kinda funny.
But it's frustrating, and I'm pretty sure most of you feel the same, because it always feels like I'm starting over from the very beginning. Like all the work of last year means nothing ... and here I am back at the starting point. I seem to find myself at this place too often. It seems like it takes a month to lose 2lbs and a meal to gain it back ...
Well. There's always this week, right? *smile* A new day to try and get healthier and stronger. And that's one thing that I'm always amazed at. That If I didn't reach my goals yesterday, I can try and reach them today. And if I miss the mark today, as long as God gives me breath, then I can try tomorrow. The point is to never stop ... you don't ever "reach" your health goal without effort, even in maintenance (not that I've ever been at the maintenance stage). Being healthy, having my body function well and being strong, it will be something that will be ongoing for the rest of my life. Hmmmm. Unless I give up and indulge myself into being content with not being those things.
I sure hope not.
Ok. That's my Monday's weigh-in rant. Beh. NEXT week will be better *wink*.
Well ... let's see ... how about talking about PICS? Oh - how I love pics. But maybe you're not sure what to do with those hundreds of pics on your Iphone? Well ... they can be loaded onto your computer, sorted, saved, burned and digiscrapped - just like any other image *grin*. But you already knew that - right?
I have a few bazillion Iphone pics - but now they're somewhat sorted, some burned to disk, some deleted ... and most are awaiting their place in my digiscrap album.
Well, here are a few that I've been working on as of late, using the only templates I ever use from my friend Yin at SimplyYin. She is so incredibly generous with her freebies - and I buy her template packages all the time. She has even showcased some of my pages on her site, like HERE and HERE. Eek ... that's always exciting to me.
These pages were from templates she designed specifically for IPhone pics ... brilliant. Click the images to enlarge.
Have a great one!