November 1, 2009

Halloween was just another day at my house. My son is too old for trick-or-treating so there was no costuming shopping this year. I worked Thursday night which was T-or-T night so I didn't even have to buy candy. Honestly it worked out well for the ol' diet that way.
Yesterday I stopped over at my parents' house and invited my mom to go walking with me. She was in the living room with all the suitcases and snorkeling equipment spread out all over the room. They're going to Aruba in 3 weeks. I'm so damned jealous. I LOVE Aruba and can't wait to go back. Brent & I went in 2006 and had a fabulous time. We scuba dived and it was the first time for both of us.

Anyway back to current reality...
We went to the middle school by my mom's house. There were a group of teen boys playing flag football, but I did my walk/run anyway. I guess I just don't care anymore. If my fat jiggles, it jiggles. It'll keep on jiggling until I run it all off. We only walked for 30 minutes. My mom's joints were hurting so I took her home. It was probably just her excuse to get back to packing for vacation.
What I noticed about my running yesterday is that I don't have the endurance that I should or expect that I will if I'm not hydrated. When I got home from work Friday morning, I stayed awake for an hour or so & then slept until 530pm. I got up and did some housework and laundry, but didn't drink much and ended up going back to bed around 2am. By Saturday morning, the scales said my water weight was down to 36%. I think that's the lowest it's been since I bought that scale.
I could definitely tell when I ran too. It was almost as if my muscles were all stuck together. I didn't complete a single interval yesterday. I felt like a failure. It's a great reminder to stay hydrated. It's amazing how dehydrated the body can be yet our mouths don't feel thirsty.
Time to get in a quick workout and then get ready to go visit Brent. I'm praying that I'm down to my last 3 visits in that dump. Court is on the 12th.
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5 Responses
  1. Good luck with the court stuff! Stay hydrated lady, I know I need to get my ass on about that shit too.

  2. Christine Says:

    Yeah it's weird how mentally we mistake dehydration for so many other things. I read somewhere that we don't actually feel thirst until we are extremely dehydrated. Stay hydrated!

    Diving in Aruba sounds like a dream vacation! ::jealous::

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Stay hydrated fo sho. And you didn't fail, because you were out there trying.

  4. Ladybug Says:

    Keep on drinking that water and you will feel oh so much better... Way to go on getting out and walking even if it wasn't as well as you would have liked it to be... Best of luck to you in your continued journey to a healthy lifestyle!

  5. Annalisa201 Says:

    Mmmm, so true! I find that I feel hungry when I am actually thirsty too! Sometimes all it takes is a glass of water, and I realize, "Hey, I wasn't hungry - just needed a drink!" Keep it up, never give up :)

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