Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I hope that everyone has had a happy and healthy Easter.  My family celebrates on Monday so it was just my husband and I today.  We had a fairly low key day.  I took the dog for a walk this morning, it was my first walk in a week and my bronchitis is still with me!. We were gone about 20 minutes or so when my chest got quite wheezy and I realized that I had left my inhaler at home on the desk.  I knew that my awesome hubby was going to come looking for us and pick us up between minutes 30 and 45 as he didn't want me to push it too much.  I sent him a quick text asking him to grab my inhaler before he left the house to pick us up.

I have to admit, I was relieved to see him pull up along side us at 36 minutes.   We had walked 2.5 Kilometers and I was short of breath and wheezing, almost at that point just before an asthma attack.  I HATE asthma attacks.  They scare the life out of me.  I put the dog in the car and my hubby handed me the inhaler.  A couple of puffs, and five minutes later I was able to talk almost normally.  I was coughing a lot and probably sounded like a heavy smoker, but I was good.

This afternoon was just too lovely to be sitting in the house doing nothing so we decided to take the dog and go for a drive.  We left with no particular destination in mind, just took some country roads, a couple we hadn't gone down before and low and behold we found ourselves at the dyke near Yarrow.   We grabbed the leash and off we walked for a half hour along the dyke.  Another 2km's and I was completely satisfied with our activity level today :-)

On the drive home we went past our favorite spot for ice cream and I was willing to spend the points on a treat but they were closed.  Probably for the better, but we noted the distance for during the spring, one Saturday or Sunday the dog and I will walk to the dairy and meet up with my hubby there. 

I had a great NSV (non scale victory) last night, our next door neighbour invited us over for dinner, and I was very careful with my portion sizes, measuring everything out.  Our neighbour had bought each of us (there were 8 of us all together) little chocolate bunnies and after dinner a few people tore into their bunnies, I looked at the package and decided I didn't want it.  As we were getting up from the table I asked one of the other guests if he would like to take my bunny with him.   I was so grateful when he took it.  Desert was served a little while later and it was berry crumble, one of my favorites.  I asked for a small piece but without ice cream.  I love Berry Crisp and Ice Cream.  I felt very pleased with myself for not taking the ice cream and only eating half of my Berry Crumble.

It isn't always easy to make the right choices, but when you do, it sure does feel good! :-)

Total steps today12,230!  Woohoo!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Saturday Morning Weigh In

I had to change my weigh in this week.  I usually weigh in at a meeting in downtown, a few blocks from where I work.  With Good Friday being a holiday and my not going to work, there was no weigh in yesterday.  I treated yesterday as any other day.  Not overly concerned about what I was eating.  I'm still coughing my head off,  I'm not feeling well and I'm going to bed each night with points left over that I haven't eaten.  I also haven't been working out, I haven't gone for a walk in a week now.  I have no energy and it hurts to breathe!  I've been using my asthma inhaler a few times a day, which I'm not used to doing.  I hate using it as I always get a vicious headache from using it, but I have to breathe!   Going to Costco with my husband just to get a few items yesterday wiped me out.  I came home and had an hour and a half nap.  I don't nap!  But nap I did, in fact the sound of my own wheezing is what woke me up!

The only good thing that has come out of being sick for the past week, is my weight.  I went to an early morning weigh in session across town.  No other choice really.  I want to get credit for staying with the program for 16 weeks, so I need to attend at least 1 meeting a week.  When I went in, it was nice, they have an actual Weight Watchers centre here now, which is new.  They had all sorts of products available and you can go in any time to purchase them.  

I waited in line for a few minutes and then jumped on the scale.  I didn't honestly know what to expect.  I knew that I was down a little bit as I weighed myself the other day here at home but I haven't really looked since.

The lady behind the counter was very friendly and told me I'd had a fantastic week, way to go.  She asked if they could recognize my loss in the meeting and I said sure, why not.  I took my book back from her, took my weekly and sat down without looking at the weights she had written down.  (To be honest, I was feeling pretty lousy and this really was the last place I wanted to be at 8am!)  Well, I guess I should have been a little more interested as I was down 7.2pounds!

Holy Cow!  7.2 pounds in 8 days is a lot of weight to lose.  I'm not going to be worried about it, I bet I stay the same next week, as I usually follow up a big loss with a teeny tiny little one.  I wasn't expecting to lose that much weight though!  I'll take it and once I'm feeling better I'll have to work to maintain it!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

And the verdict is....

Bronchitis.  I went to the doctor today as I just have not been feeling at all well this week, no energy with a cough that just won't stop.  I worked from home yesterday as I was up all night Tuesday night coughing and thought I should just stay home.

There's a reason why you shouldn't doubt your body!  It inevitably does know when something is wrong with you,  I was tired and so lethargic last Thursday that I really, really struggled with my workout.  Now I know why.  This was percolating it's way through my immune system.  Oh well.  I have meds now and hopefully will be on the mend sooner rather than later.

I have really missed my daily walks, I just haven't had the energy.  I walked from the train to my office on Monday and I honestly felt like I needed a nap when I got there. I  bypassed my walks during my break on Monday and then took the skytrain back to the train in the evening. I just couldn't face walking that far. (It's only 1km).  On Tuesday I skytrained it both to and from work.

Needless to say, my step counts are way down this week!  Friday  9358, Saturday 10,672, Sunday 3689,  Monday 7118, Tuesday 6051, Wednesday 2776, today 3558.  Can you tell when my body gave up and surrendered?  I was feeling so lousy on Friday and Saturday and made myself keep moving.  Come Sunday there was no umption there at all.

I hope to be back up to speed by Monday now that I have some med's.  I'll listen to my body and how tired I am but I'm not going to lose weight if I don't keep moving. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sick Day!

I was hoping I would feel better when I got up this morning, but alas that wasn't to be.  I've started taking my oil of oregano and coldfx so hopefully I'll be able to kick this cold out the door in quick time. I have a lot of stuff I want to get done next weekend and I don't want to be fighting a cold to do it!          

 I ended up taking a sick day today.  That's right, I called in sick to exercise. I simply don't have the energy.  Even throwing in a load of laundry took way more energy than I had!   So between loads of laundry, a quick trip to the store and our usually Sunday morning drive around I've been nothing but a bump on the couch.  I've not done anything.  Awesome hubby took Angus for a quick walk so he's happy and while they were out I started getting dinner ready but other than that.  I've not done much.  I've had on my pedometer all day and I've only done 3897 steps.  That's barely a 3rd of my daily goal!  However, that's just the way the ball is bouncing today!      

I have a date with a co-worker to go walking on our lunch break tomorrow, I just have to hope that I can keep up with her, if I go at all.  I don't really want to expose anyone if I can possibly help it.  I may just go to work, put a biohazard sign on my door and keep it closed :-)  We'll just have to wait and see.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Not quite up to snuff.

Happy Saturday~~~It's a gorgeous day here today.  I woke up this morning with the full blown cold that I was hoping to fend off, but oh well.  What can I do.  I went to bed early last night and I actually slept until about 630.  Considering I'm usually up by 530 on the weekends (5am during the week for work)  I know that my body needed the rest.  Usually I take Angus for his walk first thing in the morning but I was feeling so horrible this morning that I decided it would have to wait until later as I just didn't have the energy.  I made a pot of tea and sat through on the couch reading my book until my hubby got up around 8am.  We kicked it into gear and started out for our morning chores.  After going to the butchers for some steak for dinner tonight, Costco and Thrifty for groceries it was almost 11 when we got home and I honestly didn't have the energy to take the poor dog for his walk.  It was beautiful out but I just wanted to curl up on the couch with my book and rest.    

Around 1pm I started to feel guilty as Angus lay on the floor watching me with his little ears down.  I swear he has the most expressive face you have ever seen on a dog.  I got up off the couch and he instantly jumped up and followed behind me as I went through to the bedroom to get ready to head out.  As it was warm out today with no wind I didn't bother with the arm warmers I bought last week at lululemon but I still needed a coat and my ipod.   

We headed out on our walk.  I figured we could do between 5 and 6kms and headed up the Whatcom rd. hill.  That was my first mistake, the hill is quite steep and I find it challenging on a good day, but when you're head weighs roughly 90 pounds and your throat feels as though you've  been screaming at the top of your voice for days on end, it was extra challenging!   We made it to the cross walk, started down the hill and then down the stairs into the shopping centre.  I did that a few weeks ago as I had forgotten water and wanted to stop at the Starbucks to get some water.  Now I need to point out that when we first got Angus and took him to obedience school, the instructor told us that dog's only have a 3 second memory.  I'm calling foul on that one!  As Angus has decided that going down the stairs and around the parking lot is a great loop for us to go on so he leads us down the steps and around the shopping centre parking lot every time we get to the stairs!! 

Now as we are usually doing this around 8 am on a Saturday there isn't generally that many people around and we make quick work of the loop.   However at 130 on a sunny Saturday afternoon there were people, cars, kids and animals every where. Angus was uber hyper with all the activity and was all over the place instead of in his usual position right beside me.   I was feeling pretty icky by this point, fed up of having to keep getting him into heel, and tired so I decided to change our route as we got back out to the main road.  Instead of going all the way down and around the big block, we'd cut back the way we came, do our horseshoe and head home. 

Although I didn't get our 5km's in today , we did knock out just over 3, with most of that being hills in both directions.  It took us 50minutes to get that 3km's done so that alone tells me how out of it I was.  I'm going to try to get a larger walk in tomorrow, but it will entirely depend on how I'm feeling.   I think I'll plan a flat route for us tomorrow though so the hills don't wipe us out before we're done the first kilometer.

Total steps today 10,555.

10% Gone!

Today was weigh in day and I am a happy camper!!!!   I was down 1.8 pounds this week which gave me my 10% loss weight goal!  I was so happy and excited.  I woke up this morning with a wheezy chest and sore throat (thanks to the guy beside me on the bike last night at the gym who coughed and hacked his whole workout!) so I actually considered not going to weigh in but I'm so glad that I did.

Thursday March 21st workout!

It's Thursday!  That means that tomorrow is weigh in day.  It also means it's my gym night. I go to the gym on Thursday nights as they have a Zumba class that I like to go to.  It starts at 7pm and as my train gets me back home aroud 630 it's perfect.  I headed into the gym, got changed and was surprised by the number of ladies hanging out in the locker room.  It seems as though the Zumba class is getting more and more popular.  After getting changed the locker room had cleared out but when I left the locker room, there were about 30 people lined up waiting to get into the fitnes room for the class.  That's is just a little too full for my liking, so I headed over to the Elliptical.

Now last week, I had an awesome workout.  It was easy to do I had energy coming out the wazoo and I managed to do 90 minutes and 7km's on the Elliptical.  Tonight was a different story entirely.

This was halfway through and I was exhausted!!!!!

This was the end and I was soooo glad to be done.  It was so hard this week!  

At least I did my 3o minute walk during my break today.  Total steps today 18,588.  

Sunday March 17th

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  I had a great time meeting up with some girlfriends last night for our version of St. Patrick's day.  We haven't gotten together in quite a while so it was a great excuse to get together, wear green and eat green food!  Well mostly!  My dish was the Irish Stew, since I'm the only one of the five of us who can actually say she's Irish.  One friend brought a green salad, one a green bean dish, and then there was a green jelly cake, and the finale was pistachio death by chocolate.  It was strange sounding but it tasted really good.

This morning was our long walk day.  Angus and I geared up despite the threatening sky and headed out for our walk.  We did pretty good, we had a heck of a head wind for most of the walk, then the rain came and then once again the hail.  I baled with the hail.  The little pellets of ice smacking you in the face as you're trying to get through the head wind was just not fun!   I think Angus agreed as he kept looking up at me as if to say..."Hey Crazy Lady, call the male human and get us out of this mess!"  I had to agree so I called my awesome husband to come get us.  10 minutes later we were drying off with towels on our way to Starbucks for some warm tea.  What a great way to get warm after a cold walk.  The down side was we only got in a little over 3km's and I was little disappointed as I wanted to get in at least 5km today.  Oh well. 

There was a White Caps FC event at the White caps store in Metrotown today and as my hubby is a huge White cap's fan ( we worked it into our budget for him to get a seasons ticket this year) we headed out to Burnaby so he could meet a couple of the players.    I saw that Lulu Lemon was across the mall and down a little bit so I decided to go in and check to see if they still had their ear warmers.  My hubby got me a couple a few years back as my ears freeze when I'm walking but for the life of me I couldn't find them this morning.

I've never been in their store before and I have to say, I've heard a lot of good things about Lulu Lemon, but for me, honestly, it wasn't the best experience in the world.  Maybe because it's a store designed for the fit person but really, there should be something that even us larger ladies should be able to get.  Considering the way their sales person looked at me as I walked into the store, I didn't even bother to look at the clothing section.  When I asked her if they had any cold weather gear like running gloves or ear muffs she rolled her eyes at me and said they only carry that kind of thing in September.  All right, it's March, and yes it should be spring but it's still freezing cold out.  As I turned to leave I saw that they had some headbands on the wall over by the cash register so I made my way over to look at them, thinking they may be of use.  I found a wide band headband that I thought may work and then I saw the arm warmers.  I haven't seen them before up close, I've seen them in the walking and running magazines I've glanced at over the years, but considering how the wind went through my jacket and shirt on my walk this morning I thought what the heck so I picked them up as well.  Sizing was again an issue, the largest size they carry are the med/large.  I figured they would still work.  I did ask about their exchange policy when I was buying them just in case I couldn't use them; but just looking at them I thought they may work.  I'll have to let you know about them when I actually get a chance to try them out.

When my hubby and I got home from Metrotown and had dinner it was still light out so I figured what the heck, instead of sitting around watching TV I would head out for a walk and hopefully I could get in the extra 2km's before it got dark out.  Angus was not in the mood for another walk, so I left him behind and headed down to walk around the park and back.  I misjudged how light it actually was by the time I got to the park I was a little nervous to walk all the way around it as I didn't have a flashlight with me.  I took a short cut and went back up to the road, where low and behold my husband came along looking for me.  I'd been gone just over half and hour and he knew it was getting to dark to be walking up the side of the road in the dark.  I have the best hubby ever!  Not only did I get a second walk in but I walked a little over 6km's today. Wahoo!  Total steps today 17418!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Saturday March 16th

All right so we're almost caught up.  Two more posts about last week and I'll give you  the posts for this week. I  promise.  Being without a computer has been such a pain.

Saturday was certainly a get our grove on and walk kind of day!  Saturday morning I took my husband up to drop his car off at the mechanics he needed to get his brakes done so we figure why not take the dog and get in our walk during the "wait".  We dropped his car off at 8am and headed out for a walk. I had plotted out a route for us to follow as we don't live down that end of town, I didn't want us going down cul de sac's etc.  My big worry is unleashed dogs.   Angus is a fussy little dog, some days he's fine with other dogs and other's not so much.  He would never go after another dog, but he is a barker, so if the other dog objects the fight is usually on with me inbetween the two (I've learned from experience).   We headed out on our walk and we did pretty good.  There was one section on the Discovery trail that I wanted us to do as it will be a part of the Abbotsford Police Challenge 5k that we're signed up for.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize how many people would have their dogs off their leashes in the park, at the soccer fields and on the trail so we ended up cutting through a cat walk (do they still call them that, the fenced in paths that go between two houses and pop you out on a street somewhere?) and onto a street that took us back to the main road.  We ended up walking along finding our way and we did pretty good.  It took us just over an hour and we did 4.5km's.  A little slow for me, but I'm not sure if it was because I didn't have my music going to keep tempo with, or the fact that my husband and I were talking as we walked.  Needless to say.  We had great quality time together with the occasional funny moment as Angus discovered new scents and new ways to walk along the retaining walls sidewalk.

The car wasn't ready when we got back to the mechanics so home we went to drop off Angus and then continue on our weekly chores.  One of the chores that we needed to do was go down to the grocery store near our house for some basics like milk and bread.  However once we were finished with Costco, we were both tired and honestly I just wanted to sit with my heating pad for a while so we decided to by pass the grocery store.

A couple of hours later, I realized that we needed milk, it still wasn't raining out (although it was threatening). So I grabbed an umbrealla, a bag and decided to walk to the store to pick up the bits and pieces that we needed.  It seemed like a good idea and I'm grateful for the extra 2.4ish kilometers I got in but let me tell you.  A carton of milk, being carried all uphill, ends up feeling like a gallon!

All in all, I clocked in almost 7km's and that made me very very happy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thursday and Friday events.

I was really pleased with myself on Thursday for several reasons.  First it was our office St. Patricks Day party, the social club bought some treats and everyone met in the board room that doubles as a lunch room to have lunch, treats and play some games.  I was proud of myself for staying away from the treats, there was some sushi, some sun chips, some tortilla chips and of course some candy.  I managed to resist all of it but 2 pieces of California roll, which wasn't bad at all.

Because I participated in the festivities, I didn't have time to go for my normal lunch time walk that I do every day. I had planned to go to the gym as I usually do on Thursday nights so I wasn't too worried about it.  However around 230 or so I was just really itching to get outdoors for even a quick walk.  I decided to check with our receptionist to see if she had any mail she needed taken to the post office.  As it turned out there was a package that she was asked to take to a building not far from the office, so I volunteered to deliver it for her.  It felt great to get out of the office and get moving.

After work I headed to the gym as I normally do, but instead of just doing my typical 45minutes of elliptical work, I stayed on it for 90 minutes!   It certainly helped that I had my music with me and that there was a hockey game on that I was able to watch.  It was a great game and kept me going!  I ended up doing 7km's on the Elliptical in 90 minutes.  I was thrilled with that result!

Pedometer Reading for total # of steps: 17,433

Friday was weigh in day, I weighed myself at home so I already knew that for some reason I was up from when I last weighed myself on Wednesday.  I could tell by my feet that I was already retaining water and it was only 540am!  By the time I got to my noon time Weigh In my feet were sore from water retention and sure enough, after the 5lb loss last week, this week I was only down 4oz.  I knew that it was fluid retention so I'm not going to stress about it.  I'm just really going to watch my sodium intake this coming week to ensure this doesn't keep happening, where I lose weight during the week but then on WI day I'm bloated.  I hate that feeling in my legs and feet, not to mention not seeing the "Official Result" on the scale!

Pedometer Reading for total # of steps: 10,263

Sunday March 12th

On Sunday morning's my husband and I have a tradition that after he comes home from Spin Class at the gym, and I walk the dog, that we have brunch and then we head to Tim Horton's for him, and Starbucks for me.  Lucky for us they are across the street from each other down near the Costco.

I was so happy with how far we went on our walk yesterday that I told my husband instead of driving to the Starbucks, I would walk Angus(the dog) down and he could pick us up.  According to Map my walk, that would be almost 7km's for us to do and I thought 90 Minutes or so would do it. 

My hubby headed to the gym and I was just getting ready to head out when he called to tell me that it was pouring rain at the other end of town and he would prefer that we not go along the country road in the pouring rain.  I agreed, as you can tell from the picture I posted yesterday there is no shoulder or sidewalk, and barely any room between the road and the ditch.   People drive at a fairly quick speed along there and add in the rain, they may not see us in time.  It bothers me a little bit and I always walk against traffic so I can see what's coming at us, and yesterday even on a clear sunny day there were a few cars that stayed far too close to us in my opinion.

Instead we headed around our neighbourhood.  I still wanted to walk for 90 minutes so we headed up the Whatcom road hill, crossed over and came back down, went around the long block to the park, up part of the Marshall road hill, back down to the park and then home again, all in all we did a little over 6km in 1 hour and 26 minutes.

I was pretty happy with that, considering we tackled quite a few major hills in our area.  I do have to start carrying water with us on these long walks though.  Both Angus and I gulped down water when we got home, and it wasn't warm out, it was cold and rainy.  I'm happy with our walks right now.  So far on the weekends we're averaging just over 5km per day. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Saturday March 10th

What a gorgeous day!  So different from last Saturday!   The sun was shining today, not a cloud in the clear blue sky!  My goal today was to walk for an hour. I used my tools and plotted out a route that I thought would take me and the dog an hour to do.  The key though was the pick up at the end of the walk.  I wanted to go walking in the country and with that it's not so easy to know where to turn around and head back. 

My husband was taking my car for an oil change so he agreed that he would pick the dog and I up at or around the 1 hour mark. 

Well wouldn't you know, it was the perfect day for a perfect walk. great music on the ipod and Angus was cooperative (meaning he didn't want to lay his scent every 2 feet!)  We bundled up and headed out, up and down the hill, over the overpass and onto the country road.   This was our 1 hour goal, a little over 4km's from our house.

When we reached this point I looked at my phone and we had only been walking for 41 minutes, that meant that our ride wouldn't be around for another 20 minutes or so give or take.  Our options were to turn around, or keep going and see how far we could get. 

I decided to keep going, although Angus at times had other ideas!

 (as in I want to stop here or go back, I'm done with this walking stuff)

We had gotten so far by the time my husband caught up to us that I had decided that we would just walk to the Starbucks down by Costco if my husband didn't show up!  He was amazed when he found us.  He couldn't believe that we had made it just over 5kms in an hour!

That's a personal goal of mine for this summer.  There's a 5km Walk/Run in June that I would like to do, the only problem is the route closes after an hour, that means these little legs need to get walking faster.  If today was any indication though, I should be able to do this!

Friday March 8th

Today was weigh in day and it was a happy, happy weigh in day compared to last week.  If you recall last week, I lost a whole whopping 2oz.  Yes, that was right 2oz.  I couldn't believe it and left the meeting feeling pretty dejected. 

This week, this week was a different story!  I just missed my10% goal by 1.5 pounds.  I had a loss this week of 5 pounds.  Talk about a happy camper!  It sure does feel good to see that kind of weight drop off. 

My leader and I both agreed, it was most likely water retention that screwed up my weigh in last week, so I'm not going to focus on it, or worry about it.  I'm just going to keep doing it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Really? I can't get a break?

Sunday dawned and it seemed like the rain had passed, it was cloudy out but no rain in site!  Happy dance, happy dance, after only getting about 8900 steps in on Saturday (well below the goal of 12,000) I just wanted to get moving!  I also wanted to get Angus moving! When we had him to the vet's for his check up in December he was labelled as "obese" we were told that the 5 extra pounds on him was the equivalent of 50 on a human.  So we cut back his food, cut down the number of timbits treats he gets and he's getting in the long walks with me on the weekends ( he gets shorter walks through the week).  So we get ready for our walk. I bundle up with scarf and gloves, no umbrella as it's sunny, my ipod and we're off.  We got to the bottom of the hill and while waiting for the light to change felt a few rain drops.  I look up...the sky is still blue, clear but there are some dark clouds on the horizon.  We head across the street, and up onto the freeway overpass to get to where I want us to be walking on this fine day and low and behold as get to the next light we're getting rained on.  No umbrella, the blue sky behind us and a dark cloud right above us, at this point the wind picks up so now as we start walking down the country road it's windy, raining and now...glory of all glories...comes the hail.  Yes hail! Luckily it was just a really quick blast of freezing cold hail but looking at my poor dog you'd think I was torturing him.  His head was hanging so low that I swear his nose was touching the ground.  Look across the freeway to where we've just come from and what do I see?

Blue clouds over our house, and nothing but rain clouds heading for us!

None the less we kept on plugging, turned around at the golf course and headed back towards home.  Once we passed over the freeway we were again in the land of blue skies and sunshine.  It was easy to keep going along our walk and we actually enjoyed the morning.  By the time we made it back past the conference centre (the building in the picture above) Angus was quite happy to slow down and smell some boulders.  He does this so that he gets a break from walking and I can assure you he stopped at every boulder along the confrence centre, as well as every bench and bus stop.

All in all it was a great walk,   5.06Km's in 1:11:26.  I'm happy with that, my goal is get under 1 hour for a 5km walk.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Without Computer!

I've been here and I have lots to tell you but our computer at home died and so we've been computer less at home for a little over a week now but I do have all the posts ready to go so you're going to be inundated with posts over the next couple of days :-)  Enjoy!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Overcoming mean spirited people

Friday had a couple of bumpy parts of the day for me but I came out on top and that's what counts right!  I had to drive in to work as I had an event I was volunteering for and the train simply wouldn't get me home in time for my volunteer shift.  The drive in was horrendous as the "Pineapple Express" came ashore full force, I could barely see 20 feet in front of me between the rain and all the spray.  I made it to work with plenty of time to spare before my 830am meeting. 

I had meetings all morning and quickly bundled up and headed out to my Weight Watchers meeting at noon.  The rain was still coming down sideways and as I had a 1pm meeting I wasn't going to be able to stay for the meeting, nor get my whole lunch time walk in.  WW was busy as always, there are about 100 people who attend the meeting and after working my way through the line up I was really disappointed to find I had only lost 2oz.  2oz!!! Are you frigging kidding me, that's a drink of water!  I was so upset when I left the meeting, although my leader tried to put a positive spin on it for me.  I've lost 27 pounds in 7 weeks, my body needs my weight loss to slow down so it can catch up  But still!  2oz! 

I bundled back up and headed back out into the torrential down pour, beating myself up for such a low loss and was halfway back to work when a man walking towards me walked right into me! Not a gently bump but a WHAM right into me.   Not a polite oops, sorry let me help you get your umbrella back.    Instead he screams at me "I blame you for this!  If you weren't so f***ing fat this wouldn't have happened".  I was stunned!  I was speechless, I heard several people gasp as he's screaming at the top of his lungs at me and I didn't know what to do.  I  was mortified as tears started streaming down my face (yes as my husband will attest, it doesn't take much to make me cry).  By the time I got back to my office I had calmed down but I was still feeling really horrible about the whole incident.  I quickly wolfed down my lunch and hurried to my next meeting, hoping beyond hope that my nose was no longer red and my eyes weren't still watery. 

I was proud of how I handled it.  In the past that sort of comment would have thrown me for a loop, I would have started eating anything and everything I could get my hands on.  Instead, I ate my lunch, went to my meeting and then headed home to do my volunteer shift. 

I parked my car a couple blocks away from the event so I could get my steps in (steps I was short on because 1. I drove to work instead of training it which means I was missing 4500 steps right out the door) 2. I didn't get my lunch time walk in, another 4500-5500 step loss.)  I was really happy though as I walked and walked and walked doing my volunteer shift.  When I arrived I only had 3600 steps on my pedometer.  When I got home I had19,026!  I blew my 12,000 step per day goal right out of the water!  That's one way to overcome the mean spirited people we literally run into every day!