Sunday, November 11, 2007

Five things I've learned this weekend

1) Pick a time of the day for weigh-ins and stick with it. I'm sure there is some scientific reason for it, but it seems to me that weight fluctuates all over the place during the day. For now on, I'm only weighing myself in the morning. It doesn't matter one bit what my weight is at any other time of the day.

2) There's a reason why skirts specifically designed for running have built in briefs instead of shorts. As such, my most favorite skirt for running is the chocqua one I bought from runningskirts.com and happen to be modeling in the photo to the left. NOTE: I'm wearing big 'ol goofy headphones, my ears don't really look that weird!! Also, the sun was low in the sky when the photo was taken, so the photo turned out dark. Sorry about that!

3) Half a bagel with peanut butter and an apple makes a much better pre-workout meal than fried potatoes topped with green chile and cheese and a side of ice cream. No need to thank me, I'm here to help.

4) A calm voice reminding a teenage boy to keep the car centered between the yellow line and the side of the road actually yields better results than a look of panic while shouting the he's too far to the right.

5) Sometimes checking out a new trail/path yields leads to a great find. Other times it leaves you breathless walking your bike at the top of a steep hill wondering how the heck you'll get back down. Either way, it's a blessing to have good health and another day on this earth. Don't get frustrated, be happy.

21 comments:

  1. That skirt looks fabulous! And so do you!

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  2. Wow! That seems like about 5 months worth of learning. Good job.

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  3. I totally agree with you on the scale thing. Good thing to remember!

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  4. 1) You are so right about the weighing - my weight can change by 2kg over a day - too strange!
    3) So what's the reason (about the undies rather than shorts)? I'd worry about chafing without shorts.
    3) LOL
    4) LOL
    5) You are so right!

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  5. That is so true about the scale! I try to only weigh myself first thing in the morning! Love the skirt!

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  6. Thanks for visiting... Hopefully your comment will be an invitation for some to visit your great 5 things.

    Oh yes, I should have been more specific... I absolutely loved what you did with the "5 Things". You were delightful and creative. You gave us all much more fun than just a list. Bless you... and good wishes for your week. Hoping most of your learning can be the fun kind.

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  7. I should follow your advice #3 also - usually I do bread, PB and a banana but sometimes I'll eat random leftovers in the fridge, bad idea.

    Hope you had a great Monday.

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  8. Weighing yourself at the same time even at the same place, I think will give you the most accurate results.

    The best part of your list is that you are trail running.. You look great out there, makes me want to go out and run as well..

    But a tanktop in November, I wish that was the case in wintery chicago.

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  9. Yeah, I always weigh more later in the day. I think everyone does. I prefer the morning weigh-in as well.

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  10. #2)...you look great in the running skirt. I'm so jealous! (in a good, happy-for-you, motivates me to eat better and keep working out kind of way)

    #3)...too funny!! Thanks for the laugh :)

    #4)...I can relate. One time our "teenage driving student" was pulling into the garage. He was going a bit fast, but I thought surely he will stop so I don't want to panic and yell at him. He proceeded to ram into our freezer chest! I got out and then did my yelling. There were bikes hanging above the freezer (big heavy mountain bikes). Somehow, one fell and hit me smack on the head...not a good day.

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  11. That is all good advice I should really remember! :D

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  12. #1 is definitely true. Morning time always! My weight fluxes 3-5 pounds from then til night. Crazy stuff

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  13. Sounds like your driving lessons are a little stressful! Good luck!

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  14. #3- had to laugh. I'm doing better with the eating though.

    Fun post. Nice skirt.

    Have a blessed day.

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  15. That's sage advice, ole wise one :-) I'm thinking about doing Disney dressed like Peter Pan. Got a skirt I can borrow ;-)

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  16. Damn I should have read your blog before I tucked into my fatting batch of fish and chips post run ;o)

    Great points Lisa!

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  17. "...Half a bagel with peanut butter and an apple makes a much better pre-workout meal than fried potatoes topped with green chile and cheese"

    That, my dear, depends on what the definition of "better" is.

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  18. You are looking very toned and fit! As for the weight thing, I just don't want the scale going up every time I have to get weighed!

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  19. Those are all very good and important lessons.

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