Monday, July 21, 2008

No One Is Expendable



Figure it was time to provide an update on my training, or rather lack of.
Since Dam, I have really not reclaimed my stride. Life's issues combined with a relaxed attitude have had a few side effects. I have been exercising less and my food choices have not been the best. I have been allowing myself to fall into stress eating again. In the mornings I have fallen back into the habit of stopping at Quick Trip for a diet soda. A few times I have grabbed a breakfast sandwich even though I already had my Raisin Bran at home. The result is that since Dam I have gained fifteen pounds. Professor Ludwig would quickly inform me that this means I have added 37.5 pounds of impact back on my joints. To me that is the most troubling thought. When I last ran all I could think of was the added impact. Mentally this is driving me nuts. Especially when I think about how quickly I packed the pounds back on. I feel like I've been walking around wearing the infamous red shirt of impending doom. But this Team Voice member is not going to roll over and die.

I know that proper diet and exercise certainly need to be maintained.
That being said, good food choices today. No exercise today due to this being my 5am start week and teenager drama when I got home. I intend to get out tomorrow afternoon with either weight training or jogging. It's going to take both to get me back to were I was.

Speaking of where I was, big weight loss congrats go out to MikeF and Rae. Mike dropped below 200 and Rae is right there too. Fabulous job guys.

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Bonus Clip: The Red Shirt Boogie

11 comments:

Craig Wheeler said...

I wish you the best of luck getting back in the saddle. Those eating habits are so hard to nip in the bud...I struggle with them constantly.

Rae! said...

Well you and your family are having to deal with a huge life struggle, and that adds to the stress.
Teens are no help{grrr} and I know how you feel about not keep up[ after a major race. I have done the same thing. I hit the wall Saturday. Now I know It is a Must to get back outside.
And stress eating, we all fall victim to it every now and then. The hard part of that battle is you know it,and you do correct it.{admitting it is owning it}
Now Like the Big J you need to dust off, don't worry about yesterday , try again today. Find your groove.
Come on now...You can do it!!!!
Rolling the eyes....
15 pounds is ummm.. well... a set back!!!! So you owned it, now let's get you moving and get it off again .
The race is coming.... See the castle.......
PRIDE!!!!!!

Matt said...

The redshirt isn't always bad. Remember that Scotty wore a redshit and he made it just fine. Oh God, am I that nerdy? Anyway, things will turn around and those 15 pounds will be "No tribble at all!"

MikeF. said...

Jeff,

All I can say is keep moving forward. Just remember all you have to do is put one foot down in front of the other. Rinse and repeat.

sambycat said...

hey baby - i am right there with ya... come on with me, let's skip down main street towards the castle... ;) i won't even make us stop for a churro!!!

DebWDW said...

Today is a new day, full of opportunities for good choices. I bet when you get your mileage back up, the pounds will drop off. I've been stuck on a weight plateau forever, and have just re-focused on my food again, and ramped up the cardio. We can do it!

Chris said...

Use the force, Jeff!! and if that doesn't work, then RUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! :-)

We're completely here for you, just let us know how we can help! How does that chinese proverb go? The path of a million miles starts with one step? Totally killed it I'm sure, but recognizing that you want to get back on track is that first step. You've done it before and can do it again!

Chris said...

maybe you need another dam race?

:-)

Joggerblogger said...

Hi :-) Sorry for not catching up until now - I'm holding the wagon jump on...

Hope you're all keeping well and look forward to reading your next post.

Love from the UK trio.

MikeF. said...

Check your email.

MikeF. said...

Oh yeah I almost forgot.

"WELSHIE!!!!!"