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post #121 of 775

MM, that is creepy!    

 

Jo- grouphug.gif   So much going on...  

 

Great job on the 100s!    I need to do some yoga today to keep my goals going.  I did a full 45 minute routine on Monday and it was great.  I am hoping for 30 today, since the kids are up and around. 

 

I am so over this part time job.  There was always the reassurance from DH when I was job-searching that if it was too much, I could quit.  Well, it's too much.  And I am so much better at being frugal than I am at managing all of these things.  I've been working 30+ hour weeks nearly every week (last week I called in sick twice and still had over 20) and well.. I dont' really care about money that much.  redface.gif   I want a solid 20hrs or less a week.  I want some extra cash to cover homeschooling materials and running related things, or to help get up the money for bulk food orders.  That sort of stuff.   But just as soon as I am making more, my Dh goes out and spends more.  I just don't want this and it is too much.  My DH is doing overtime now, too, while they fill a director's position that is suddenly empty.  

 

 I need more time with my family and I need the time I have to be less stressful.  What will I do when I have a garden this summer?  As it is, I have NO time for soap.  And there is finally a really cool show going on in March.  I was invited by a group of crafters I know and I would like to do it, but I don't have the time.  

 

Blah blah blah.  Sorry, Dingos.  

 

I haven't talked to my friends today, but it is apparent that I need a run.  goodvibes.gifom.gif

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To whoever was on board for going refined sugar free.  I'm on day 3 of South Beach, in an effort to get back to my size 10's (and then back to my size 8).  blush.gif  I figure I have about 30-40 pounds to lose, and really want to make that a goal.  I want to be able to get down those 30 pounds and sustain that weight.  I feel better about myself when I'm a little thinner.  I feel more in control.  I'm already feeling better.  I generally feel bogged and bloated with all the holiday carbs, and am glad to be feeling like I'm heading in the right direction!

post #123 of 775

flowersforyou.gif     to all of my DIngo friends!

 

I have started hanging out on the C25K thread and will work my way back into being here. This fall and early winter was bad for the asthma and so I didn't do any much running duck.gif

 

Some of you might remember my adventure a few winters ago when I got stuck in a snow storm and took nearly 3 days to get home. Last night I had to make the same drive - but this time when the snow got heavy I had the sense to turn around. If it is really bad where the radio says the roads are fine, why would I drive 3 hours north into the area of road closures? I thought of some of you and knew I could never show myself here again if I did a repeat performance! I drove home this morning and everything was fine - and we now have enough snow that I can try out my new showshoes after I get a little work done!

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Nemesis, I find the same things to be true, that the added stress somehow offsets the financial gain. I was trying to work two jobs last year and it was just not worth it. I had to scale back, and lo, we spent less money so it was better financially too. Not that we still couldn't use substantially more income...

 

I am not going to the gym today despite my ambitions yesterday. I feel great for the starter workout I did yesterday but had a 35-min coughing episode last night and don't want to push it too hard. Holding myself back when starting is SO HARD.

 

And, does anyone have any good lower back stretches/hip openers? I am very stiff this morning. Forward bends are not helping so far, but maybe I am not giving them enough time.


Edited by Balancin1 - 1/5/11 at 10:10am
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Balancin, how about the pigeon pose? That one, and lean forward over the bent leg. That stretch makes my hips feel *incredible*.

 

MM: and this guy wanted to friend you on FB? Yuck. Make sure all your pics are hidden. What a weirdo.

 

Nick, are you feeling any better with the cold symptoms? I don't have any advice on the username thing. It might be worth doing, though. It would make me uncomfortable.

 

Hi Shanti! I'm doing c25k, too. I'm so glad you didn't get stuck in the snow this time!

 

Bec: I'm supposed to be ref. sugar-free, but... I am not sticking to it very well. Still, I won't give it up, and figure that even an improvement in my diet will help. The way you described feeling more in control when the weight is within a certain range, I can totally relate to that. Last fall/winter was a slow creep of weight gain, and I'm trying to get a handle on that.

 

Gaye: Wow, your little guy is quite a skier! That's awesome. I noticed that a lot of the 4 year olds have a very hard time making the snowplow shape with their skis. I watched my DS in his class, and I could tell that he was trying so hard - but his skis were barely in a v-shape, still practically parallel to each other, and he would do this awkward motion with his arms ... I think he was just having a hard time getting the message from his brain to his legs! I think it's awesome that your DS picked it up so quickly!  thumb.gif

 

FM: 1600 yds swim. I did 1000 yards in about 25 minutes, which felt fast to me until I checked results of our local sprint tri from last year, 2.5 minutes for 100 yards would put me way in the back. Not dead last, but way, way back. Still, I'm not easily embarassed, so I might as well sign up and just give it a whirl.

 

 

 

 

 

post #126 of 775
wave.gif, Shanti!

mm~Ewww. Creepy is right.


Track workout in the books. Ouch. Not much running lately, combined with skiing bumps yesterday makes for painful intervals. The track was snow-covered, so we had to go to the park to run. I'm not sure if that's better or worse, honestly. It's a nice change of scenery, but there are hills. Little baby hills, but hills, nonetheless! orngtongue.gif

And now, must get stuff done. Like shower. So I can take DS to school and then come home and take a nap. orngbiggrin.gif
post #127 of 775

FMR:  45 minutes spin class followed by a mile run on the track.  My first brick of the new year!!!!

 

Off to shower and get ready for the landsacpe architect to come over with backyard plans!

post #128 of 775

Ugh, well that's just crazy about the username thing. How can I now go back and delete all my old posts? Bleh.

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nemesis - working part-time 12 hours shifts on the weekends, doing an enjoyable job (high-paced, emergency, veterinary work) is awesome for me. I get all week with the kids and I enjoy my job on the weekend with the bonus of much-needed funds. Just saying, I know where your at with that don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed-and-go-to-work kind of job. Also, if you're not making more, maybe your DH will cut back his spending?

AFM: 10 miles on the stationary bike today. I will be running tomorrow and I get to go to a Mom's Night Out with a great group of friends. smile.gif
post #130 of 775
The creep has now sent me an email using his daughter's Facebook page. She is a friend of a friend, so he can see all my pictures, family relations, status, etc. Here's how creepy he is, he named his daughter Marilyn after Mary-Ann (his wife before my mother) and my mother (Lyn) and his daughter was with the woman he left my mother for. I think I'm going to puke.gif now. greensad.gif
post #131 of 775

RR: did a kickin' work out sqeezed in between work and work and then I go back to work in an hour.  126 full burpees (jump back, full push up, jump forward and verticle jump), and 126 squat with swinging a 10lb weight straight in front of you.  Gonna feel that!  Tomorrow is 5miles total with 3 miles of speedwork.  Wowzers.

 

NRR: dropped boys at school, went to work to help set up new place, picked up ds3 from kindergarten, stopped at Starbucks to snoop, then McD's for coke, home to work out and make lunch, back to church for more work with ds3 playing on my computer, pick up ds2 and ds1, start homework and dinner, then work at 5pm.  Tomorrow its meeting at church for women's group, pick up ds3 from kindy, stop at home for quick lunch, meet boss at supply company to scout out nutrition bars, protein powers and the like for the new shop, then to pick up boys from school.  Thankfully I don't work tomorrow night as I have paperwork to complete for Friday's counsellor meeting between me and the person that will work with ds1 regarding his hair pulling, ADHD and possible other things (maybe anxiety?). 

 

 

Thanks for being a rock for me ladies.  I soooo much appreciate you!!

 

Nemisis~ I was ------>this <-------- close to resigning my coffee job the other day due to stress from a coworker.  The money isn't worth it to me.  Boss talked to me and I felt much better and will see how things go as to what to do. 

 

 

House?  Still waiting......

 

Jaygee~did you sell yours??

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Motivated Mama~please steer clear of that creep.  I wouldnt' even OPEN anything he sent me, just delete!  You don't need to be sucked into that yuckiness.  HUGS!

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Nic~party of seven has changed her user name several times

 

Motivated~change your facebook security that friends of friends cannot see anything. 

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Hi. I would like to join. :)

 

I am Oaktreemama (real name Betsy) and I live in NE Ohio. I have one son named Jack. I am a project mgr for a large telecom company. My hubby is a program manager for a small software company.

 

I ran religiously up until I got pregnant with my son. I planned on getting back into after the birth but fell down the stairs. I fractured a vertebrae and suffered two herniated discs. However, while I have a lot of arthritis I think I am ready to begin running again. I miss running terribly-the wonderful feeling of sweating out the stress and angst of the day. I never ran with music as I enjoy the sounds of the neighborhood. And I know what all you neighbors are up to as well!!

 

I am currently walking four miles/day and have added in light jogging. Reading this thread has really motivated me and reminded me of how much I love and miss running.

post #135 of 775

Welcome Oaktreemama!  That sounds like a hugely scary injury!  Good for you for having the determination to start running again!  I would say ease into it very very slowly and pay close attention to how you are feeling.

 

Shanti - It's good to see you!  We drove through that horrific snow storm that hit the east coast last week during the height of it.  We were really wishing that we COULD pull over and get a hotel room, but by the time it had gotten bad (there was little to no way to get information on the storm while we were driving) we realized that the exits were completely unplowed and impassable.  It was a scary drive, and I am VERY thankful that nothing but a few hours were lost!  Glad to see you made better choices than we did!  Let me know how you like snow shoeing.  As I said in your other thread, it's something I am really interested in.

 

MM - That does sound creepy and scary.  Is there anyway you can block him, or make the photos on your page private or something?

 

JG - Woot for your brick!!!  I think the Oly tri I was thinking of is the Bangs Lake Triathlon  on August 7.  It is very close to my house (like 15 minutes away). 

 

Tri class tonight.  I think it is just a strength class, but they usually throw some running in there as well.

post #136 of 775
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House?  Still waiting......

 

Jaygee~did you sell yours??


RM ~ I really hope yours goes quickly.  We have a buyer and are just waiting for their financing to go through.  We took a bath on it, price wise, but we're not going to sell it for any more.  We close on the 28th.  Great workout, BTW!!!  I must get back to strength training.  Seriously.



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JG - Woot for your brick!!!  I think the Oly tri I was thinking of is the Bangs Lake Triathlon  on August 7.  It is very close to my house (like 15 minutes away). 

 Thanks bec ~  I'll check it out.  The timing looks good.  Approximately how far from St. Louis area are you?

 

Kids are home from their first day of school and it seems like everything went well.  DD made friends.  DS got in trouble for climbing on top of the bars on the playground (something he was allowed to do at his old school).  I looked at their work and both kids seem to be way ahead of what they're doing in their classes academically, so I need to keep an eye on that.  DS qualified for gifted in Bloomington, but they don't have a gifted program here.  I think I may need to work a little harder as a parent to make sure he's being challenged.

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mm~Block him! I'm pretty sure that if you do, you disappear from his FB and he can't see anything that you have posted. I was blocked by someone (long story rolleyes.gif) and when they commented on a mutual friend's status, I would see the generic picture silhouette and there wouldn't be a name (I knew who it was by what they were posting).
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I may need to change my username. Somehow just by friending me on facebook he was able to find my posts here! And my name isn't on them! How does that work? (Not that I really care about him seeing them but sometimes I might and I don't know, I think I might need more anonymity)


Maybe he just found you by Googling your name and dingo?  You did post your full name recently.  Anyway, I'd probably ask dh to leave my dingo space uninvaded first and then maybe change my user name.  It's annoying to feel like you need to censor yourself because of a stalking loved one.

 



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Gaye ~ I WANT to ski now too, waaaaaa!  I haven't been since my honeymoon in 1999 and I miss it.  Illinois is not ski country though!

 

Me too! 


 

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To whoever was on board for going refined sugar free.  I'm on day 3 of South Beach, in an effort to get back to my size 10's (and then back to my size 8).  blush.gif  I figure I have about 30-40 pounds to lose, and really want to make that a goal.  I want to be able to get down those 30 pounds and sustain that weight.  I feel better about myself when I'm a little thinner.  I feel more in control.  I'm already feeling better.  I generally feel bogged and bloated with all the holiday carbs, and am glad to be feeling like I'm heading in the right direction!

I'm doing pretty well.  I haven't had any desserts, and I never drink soda.  I haven't cut out bread or rice but I don't really eat a lot of that stuff anyway.  I already feel a lot better, my complexion is already looking better too, I was getting kind of puffy and ashen.  Ew. 

 

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mm~Block him! I'm pretty sure that if you do, you disappear from his FB and he can't see anything that you have posted. I was blocked by someone (long story rolleyes.gif) and when they commented on a mutual friend's status, I would see the generic picture silhouette and there wouldn't be a name (I knew who it was by what they were posting).

MM - ITA with Gaye, I'd block him and I'd block his daughter if she's letting him use her account.  It's just creepy to have someone like that looking into your life.

 

So I swam today, 32:30 or approx 33 laps.  It felt really good today, it was much easier than my slightly shorter swim on Monday.  So that was good.  One of these days I'll have to figure out how best to do some strength work before swimming. I'm usually unwilling to change clothes twice or pack an extra set or I'm intimidated by all the women who I know a little but not well working out in the small weight room with their trainer who is one of those know-it-all sounding macho guys that I really try to steer clear of.  Anyway.

 

Hi Shanti!  Good job learning from past mistakes!  :)

 

Oh, WR: I had a great meeting this morning to discuss the next play and the composer and I are getting really excited, we had some (what we think are) great ideas and now I feel really motivated to sit down and get some real writing done.  So, time for one short person to nap and then back to work for me!
 

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MM, as my daughter would say, that's super-duper creepy.  (yes, she actually says that.  Quite often.  Weird kid).

 

Garmin users, what site do you use for mileage tracking?  I've always been a MapMyRun girl, but the new site is stupid (or I'm incredibly set in my ways).  You can still access the new site, but for how long?  IIRC, DailyMile doesn't take Garmin uploads.  What's an obsessive workout tracker to do?

 

FMR:  Planned hot yoga yesterday was trashed because my preceptor fired both the other student and the medical assistant intern.  This has left an incredible backlog of paperwork, not that either of them were really getting much of it done.  Of course, it's also making me anxious about the fact that she's hard to please.  We've been friends for quite some time, but how do I know she's really happy with my work?  I also get to go into the office for an extra day of chart review this week, which would be fine if our finances hadn't imploded due to some seriously crappy timing and the gas to drive in really isn't in the budget.  Gah.  This working for free is for the BIRDS.  I digress....

 

Today I did have FM.  A mile on the treadmill followed by spin class.  Her husband was there for the first time I've seen, and she seemed to be showing off.  This involved serious, serious hill work.  That's good, I suppose.

 

Was doing incredibly well today nutritionally until I found the container of peppermint almond roca in my desk.  It was supposed to be in my stocking.  I've only had two so far, and this is my solemn vow that I won't have any more today.

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Plady - It's awesome that you're keeping up the swimming smile.gif I think I'll stick to dry land for awhile yet.

I'm definitely going to block him and his daughter. I had a long conversation with my mother tonight. She says he's been trying to find her for awhile. She had to change her phone number because he called 29 times in one day. She has blocked him on Facebook. She also said that she left him because he hit her and because he wanted to have relations with another woman (with her approval). She said that last year, around the time that his wife "left him for another", he was convicted of domestic assault, spent 90 days in jail and has an additional year probation. I haven't responded to anything he has sent me yet and am going to block him as soon as I am done writing this post.
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