Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reasons to Lose Weight - #11

Here's a reason for ya - this is making me cranky. I don't like being cranky.

Okay, I don't know if this should count as one of my "official" reasons, but I have been alternating between down-in-the-dumps and cranky. I keep thinking that there must be more to it, something else contributing to the mood I've been in for the past few days, but I just can't think of anything. (Though my birthday is coming up - that could be making me cranky too.)

The scale was a little more friendly this morning, but it didn't cheer me up all that much because I'm still on familiar ground - I've been here before. I want to see change. Real change. Not this bouncing back and forth over the same couple of pounds.

Anyway, I've put it out there, gotten it off my chest, maybe now I'll cheer up.

Did my Slim Sculpt DVD last night which uses light weights. I always think that if I'm doing a workout with light weights I won't be working hard enough, but this just kills my shoulders every time. Obviously my regular weight workouts with heavier weights are missing some muscles. I'm going to try and do this DVD more often, until it doesn't hurt so much. That sounds funny, doesn't it? Anyway...I did a few extra moves with heavier weights afterwards to get the biceps, etc. That pads it out to an hour long workout.

Tonight, I'll hit the treadmill again. Or get outside. Either way, there will be a walk/run workout.

Hmm. I think this "getting it off my chest thing" may have worked. I'm starting to feel better already. :)

Daily Record
Weight: 142.1

BF: steel cut oats w/brown sugar & milk, cofee w/cream
Lunch: Curried Red Lentil Soup
Snack: PC Vanilla Yogurt w/cranberry granola
Supper: tandoori chicken & basmati rice (leftover), salad

Workout: treadmill - 60 minutes, 3.30 miles
7 x 2 min running intervals


the Bag Lady said...

Well, I certainly hope that getting it off your chest cheers you up! It's okay to be a little cranky once in awhile, but don't let it get you down too much!

Unknown said...

I would use that reason as a good reason to lose wt. :)

That cranky feeling sure is going around lately. I think I may be over mine... Getting things off your chest really does help.

Good news though... your scale was nicer this morning. :)

meredi said...

I always find it helps to get things off my chest. Glad it worked for you too :)

I've never thought of it as a specific reason to lose weight before, but you're right! I'm grumpy when I don't lose weight... therefore that should be my incentive!

Crissy Rae said...

That could certainly be adding to your unhappy mood. It can be very frustrating to see that scale bounce back and forth, or not move at all, when you know you are putting forth the efforts to change. Hopefully, putting it out there took some of the edge off-and maybe the scale will be nicer next time, too ;)

Shirls said...

I find that often is I just state outright I'm bitchy today, boom its gone, weird how that works. That is a great workout you have planned in there!