kelci – The Shrinking Jeans of April


September 9, 2009 By april

I’m going to blog my weigh-in over here today.  I admit, I’m not all that excited.  I know, a loss, is a loss.  And trust me, I’m grateful I didn’t gain, but man, this shrinking thang has gotten tough.

I know what the biggest problem is.  I’m doing okay with food.  I’m trying to remember to log in my points, but I don’t always remember.  I know that defeats the purpose, but I’ve been tracking in my head for over a year now, so old habits die hard.  My problem is that I’m not doing as high intesity work outs as my body is used to.  I’m trying to build up Kelci’s endurance so that she can jog with me, so I’ve been doing more walking than running.  So, the solution is to add more cardio, right?  Sure, but the problem is I just don’t have the time to do that.  I know I just have to be patient.  I know w are getting close to running more than walking.  In fact, I think next week will be good to start running her more.  Patience right?

So, yes, right now I’m frustrated.

Please forgive me for no upbeat, uplifiting posts today.  Please?

Last week’s weight: 144.2

This week’s weight: 143.8

August 24, 2009 By april

My friend Janet asked me if I wanted to go walking with her again tonight.  (Remember, Janet is TALL.  I am SHORT.  This equals a helluva work out for me.)  Since she’s moving to Boston soon, I told her that I did, and that I would meet her and Titan (her German Shepherd) at 7.

She asked if I was going to bring Kelci (my German Shepherd).  My first thought was NO.  Kelci isn’t always the best of riders, so I usually try avoiding having to clean up dog puke.  But it has been a while since she and I have gone on a walk, and she does love it.  So, I said sure, why not?

So, Janet and Titan and Kelci and I walked around the entire park.  A little over three miles.  What I found as I was trying to keep up walking with Janet, is how much I enjoyed being out and about with Kelci.  She’s a great dog on a leash.  I trained her to stay right by my side, and all I have to do is murmur “no” to her if another dog comes our way.

Then, I decided to try something…I started jogging.  Kelci kept up pace and seemed to enjoy jogging herself.  What a great jogging partner she would be…

I’ve already decided she and I are going to continue walking even after Janet moves.  It’s just as good for her health as it is for mine, and I just love walking with her.  Also, she’s so worn out from the long walk that she’s been too tired to annoy me or the poor bird tonight. (Usually she’s sitting here staring at me with that big goofy grin of hers.  Right now?  She’s passed out a few feet away from me.) It’s been a very peaceful here tonight.

But, what I may start to do is to slowly build up her endurance and make her my jogging buddy.  I usually hate to run, but I think it may almost be fun with her by my side.

I’ll keep you posted…