The Power of Guilt

I’ve been doing pretty well on my diet lately (down another three pounds since my previous update) , but I still haven’t gotten back into the grove of exercising. However, I splurged at lunch today at my favorite burger place, which led to me finally going for a run during my daughter’s soccer practice.

Sure, it was only 25 minutes (and only 2 miles), but it’s a start. I’m hopeful that it will be the start of a trend. Plus, I’m really planning to start back up on the Wii Fit tomorrow morning.

I’ll be going off diet for the trip to TequilaCon next weekend, so the more I accomplish before then, the better. Which is a much improved attitude over how I would normally feel, “might as well just wait ’til after the trip!” of course, there’s always another excuse available around the corner.

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  1. #1 by Faiqa on April 17, 2009 - 6:50 am

    GAH!! *YOU* are going to TequilaCon, too? I am. Utterly. Disappointed. And, hey, 25 minutes is a long run!!

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    • #2 by Ren on April 17, 2009 - 9:30 am

      Faiqa – Are you disappointed that I’m participating in such debauchery or that you’re not? πŸ™‚

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      • #3 by Faiqa on April 17, 2009 - 10:36 am

        That you’re going and I won’t get to meet you in person because I’m not going (along with a few other fabulous people I’m dying to meet!)

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  2. #4 by Ren on April 17, 2009 - 9:31 am

    I did a whopping 14 minutes on the Wii Fit this morning. At least it’s a start. And I was down over five pounds since my last Body Test 35 days ago!

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  3. #5 by Suzi on April 18, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    So a week ago well, maybe 9 days ago I decided it was time to start running again. My plan was/is to run 2 of every 3 days. I have done pretty well except for 1 day when I had a migraine. I ran 3 miles on Friday (4/10), Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday (4/17) I upped to 4 miles and did 4 miles again today. I must say that I started feeling better right away. Better energy, better mood, etc. I remember now why I run (besides the food part). It also jump started a downward trend in my weight.

    I have been doing good with the LoseIt! but it was slow. I checked my weight records (located in multiple places) and I am now again where I was before Mardi Gras and Argentina, which is about 9-10 pounds down from a peak in December. I need to break through about 2 more pounds before I feel like I have broken the plateau officially. I have found that doing the boxing on Wiifit helps keep my arms feeling “tight.” Anyway, I hope this encourages you to run.

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    • #6 by Ren on April 18, 2009 - 8:49 pm

      Suzi – I have trouble thinking of you not running regularly. πŸ™‚

      I’m curious what you mean about Lose It! being slow. Just that it’s a pain to track everything? I like the fact that I can use previous meals and then change them as needed.

      I passed a weight milestone today, which is very satisfying. Now that I’m back on the Wii Fit, I look forward to the boxing — it’s one of my favorite Wii Fit activities.

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      • #7 by Suzi on April 19, 2009 - 10:49 am

        I should clarify. Losing weight is slow, not the program. I can’t seems to break through the weight I am at right now. I have been here since my peak weight and popped back up and slowly dropped back to this weight, but have not broken through. I’m hoping this is the week.

        I like tracking everything. It makes me feel like I am in control. I wish I could display the little weight graph better. I have a graph in excel and I can see the general trend is in the right direction, but this is the point I have trouble getting past.

        So my running update is 4 miles running Friday and Saturday. On Sat, I ended up walking another mile after the 4. (I was watching “21” in the Cardio Cinema and was sucked into the plot.)

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      • #8 by Ren on April 20, 2009 - 9:19 am

        Suzi – I use another iPhone app, WeightMan, which has a better graph. And yes, that means I log my daily weight twice — three times if you count Wii Fit. πŸ™‚

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  4. #9 by kilax on April 18, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    I always have to be eating healthy before I can begin with the exercise routine! It’s so weird. You are off to a great start with that jog. And you’re right – sticking with it rather than having the “I’ll start it mentality” is the place to be! I am excited to read more about it! πŸ™‚

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    • #10 by Ren on April 18, 2009 - 8:52 pm

      kilax – Thanks for the encouragement, it really helps!

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  5. #11 by whall on April 18, 2009 - 6:50 pm

    I found them.

    The pounds you lost. Got ’em right here.

    btw, MY plan for TequilaCon is much superior*. I’m _gaining_ weight for TC09 so that I look huge. Then I’ll have an entire year to lose a lot of weight for NEXT TC09 and whoa will I look good. You, by comparison, will look the same.

    * ignore for a moment that there are no stages of “superior.” I know it’s either superior or not superior, not some level you can assign a modifer such as “much”.

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    • #12 by Ren on April 18, 2009 - 8:57 pm

      whall – Hmm, good plan. Although I’m not sure there will be a second TC09. For TC10, I’m completely happy to look the same. You, on the other hand, will still look like you. πŸ˜‰

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