Monday, March 01, 2010

Brave New World


From my fitness diary:


February 28 – Commenced eksercise regime with 15 0z. cans of beans for weights, which I thought was ridiculously light. Ha! Felt achy all over 6 hours later, not painful, just achy.

Also began eating plan, 1600 calories a day. I had forgotten how much food that is. No booze.

March 1 – A little achy, but not bad at all. No workout today."

I am following the book, Strong Women Stay Slim, by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson. The workout is very sensible and I will start aerobics in two weeks, and the food plan is also sensible. Not about counting calories at all, but rather, eating a variety of good food. She has such an encouraging attitude.

My BMI is 32, which is horrible. My goal, in ten weeks, is to have that down to 30, which is merely overweight.

Also? Tutu? He lives. Still! I gave him enough Benadryl to fell a 6-year-old, and he just slept it off. I am keeping him close, as he is almost totally immobile, and feed him banana and water, and I pet him.

My business may have found a buyer, much sooner than I thought. A very good person who would give them the care that I cannot. So, things are looking up.

Outside, the roosters are mounting the hens, trying to shake those eggs out, and the male bunnies are even friskier than usual. The temps this week are forecast to be 40º and above during the day, and only slightly below freezing at night.

This visible light is 12 hours. Looks like we've turned the corner.


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

You go girl. And I just might hang on your coat tails.

Next time I'm in the bookstore I'll look up that book you're using.

Onward to a better you.

Hugs, Euphoria

k said...

Remember to stretch today.
I'm glad things are starting to move again.

Helen said...

Tutu must be like me. I was due for toe surgery a while ago, and they put the maximum dose of local anaesthetic in my toe and I could still feel everything - no effect whatsoever. So they sent me home. It sounds as if he's making the most of being spoiled by you before he packs up.

Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray for light! I'm so sorry to hear about Tutu, though -- that's not an easy thing to wait through.

Your plan's looking good, and I like your goals :) You go!

zippiknits said...

I have that book and found it helpful. Very good book. You have a good plan going, fuzzy!

Now I'm in search of a DVD of Tai Gung Chi, or something like that, for seniors. I cannot do the exercises at the gym, too hard on knees according to my doc and the class is FOR seniors. All that dreadful running I did and biking, wore out my knees,but I can still knit! yay!