Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stuffed...like a sausage

Compression wear is most unflattering...
I can't believe I go out in public like this!
I can't believe I'm posting this photo of myself.  Yes, I am dressed like that at work.  Yes, I sat through my bi-weekly team meeting wearing that get up.  Yes, my team commented about my choice of clothing. However, the comments were all supportive and since I have promised myself that I will run 4 times per week without fail, I needed to change before my meeting because I had to leave right at 4pm to make it back to Hamilton from Toronto for my running club.  Whew that was a long sentence!

My lovely student (I supervise Child and Youth Worker students from local Toronto colleges) took this photo of me and she was foolish to do so because it's not too late for me to change her grade from an "A" to something less agreeable.  Just joking N!!!!!!  I was actually VERY proud of her yesterday.  She told me that she got a referral from her family doctor to begin the metabolic diet that I'm on.  That first step is a HUGE one and I support her 100%.  Way to go N, I know you can do this!

My runs this week have been ok.  Last night was a bit trying.  My clinic instructor got us to run up and down a pretty steep (and deep) hill...twice! With barely any recovery time in between.  Again, right in the middle of the run, I swore I would never run again and cursed myself for starting in the first place.  But we completed the run and even added on an extra interval at the end for good measure.  And then we all patted each other on the back and talked about looking forward to the run coming on Friday when we up the intervals another minute.  Crazy, I know. And a bit unstable if you ask me.  But hey, it's working for me, and I'm still addicted.

I feel like I haven't stepped on a scale in like forever.  It's actually been two weeks.  And I'm not getting weighed until next Thursday (19th).  I have been tempted to step on the old scale I have in my bathroom, but I avoid the scale in between weigh-ins, cos' then I become addicted to weighing myself and can do it a number (10) of times a day.  Did you know that your weight will change (sometimes drastically) every time you step on the scale throughout the day.  It drove me crazy and that's why I stay off of the scale in between doctor's visits.  I'm expecting a loss.  The new jeans I bought about a month ago, are falling down when I walk up the stairs at work.  I guess I need to start using the belt again.

I have been a bad blog commenter of late.  I get awesome comments and support via my blog readers and Facebook friends and I appreciate each and every one.  I am just so humbled that anyone finds me inspirational.  Never in a million years did I think I would inspire anyone to lose weight...or run...or make healthy choices.  I started this blog to keep myself accountable.  It has morphed into so much more.  The support and guidance I receive is a huge part of what keeps me going.  Everyone (family, friends, co-workers, Facebook friends, bloggers) in my life has supported me completely through this journey.  That is why I need to continue to support those who support me.  I promise that I will make a concerted effort to comment once again...starting this weekend!  Till then....

14 comments:

  1. I tried on clothes similar at a store. I couldn't bring myself to buy them. Maybe when I'm skinnier. You look great. Thumbs up. And great for the running too!

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  2. I think you look great! And should be proud! I always feel so fat in my running gear but I just think how much better I look and feel afterwards!

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  3. Awesome-ness! Wow. What a great post! I started out walking now I'm jogging 3 miles almost everyday. I started Oct 15th its almost been 6 months.... I weighed myself about a month ago and have lost 54 lbs. I cant believe I weighed 209 lbs!!! Keep up the great work. You look Amazing. :)

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  4. You look great! Congrats on doing what you needed to do to run! You are doing awesome!

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  5. Oh, those tight form-fitting clothes really require a person to be bold. :D I definitely got got more courageous with fitness after I started wearing tighter stuff to the gym. The only paths for the mind to go while wearing form-hugging fitness clothes: 1) obsess about the figure; or 2) obsess about fitness. We chose the latter. And it's liberating!

    :-) Marion

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  6. I thnk you're looking pretty good and it shows your determination to get your runs in. The daily fluctuations of the scale is why I'm only weighing in twice a month. Can't handle it otherwise. :)

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  7. I think you look great too! Serious about your fitness, and ready to go!!

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  8. Awesome Leigh!!!! I am high-fiving you in team in spirit... Let me know when your race is and I'll do my best to come out with a neon-coloured embarassing sign :). It will be a huge accomplishment. And hello, anyone looks great wearing running clothes because it means you're, well, running!!!!

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  9. Does the compression wear really make a difference?

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    1. I have no idea. I don't run far enough yet to give my opinion on that. It helps with the jiggling though...and I feel good in it:)

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  10. Haha! Love that you wore that to work. You really have your priorities in order and are making running a priority. Good job!

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