Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eyes On The Thighs

I was heading out to lunch to have my usual turkey sandwich, hummus, Wasa crackers and baked chips when one of my colleagues pulled out of the alley. I've worked with her for over five years but she said, at that moment, she almost didn't recognize me, wanted to know how much weight I had lost and couldn't believe that I wanted to lose more weight (a recurring theme lately).

Sometimes I forget how much weight I've lost but, yes, I have lost a significant amount of weight but being up close and personal with the mirror yesterday was also a reality check. My BMI is still in the obese range and I still have some heft to contend with but contend with I will.

I took it to the StairMaster today -- sore behind and all. I climbed for 45 minutes, came home and stretched for ten then soaked with some Epsom Salt in the mix.

Speaking of contenders, I love this Dayquil commercial featuring Apolo Ohno. I also have a thing for super heroes. Possibly my need to believe that good conquers all...

I love the thighs on the speed skaters and I love to watch them do that side exercise they do, with and without the special belt that is used. And here's a video that showcases what it takes to be an Olympic speed skater which, in the end, just makes me want to push myself harder.

If the video doesn't work, here's the link .


  1. I love when people notice my efforts- great NSV! :) Apolo is so cute! :)

  2. TJ,

    Apolo is cute, isn't he?

    It's ironic. I work so hard to lose weight but it still surprises me when someone notices a change then says that I look fine the way I am...

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  4. Hi Drea,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. I have been looking over your blog this morning and especially love the side bar sections - (Duds, Forbidden Websites, Permitted websites, all your training tips, etc..). Great Blog! Kudos to you for all your hard work and successful weight loss. I'll keep checking in. Have a great week :)


  5. I too started to get a lot of the "how much more weight are you going to lose?" comments as I started getting more fit and losing weight. It's funny how that happens isn't it?

    I love watching the skating too!

  6. @Roder,

    Thanks for letting me know where your new home is located.


    Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to reading more of your blog too.

    @Diane Fit to the Finish,

    The commentary is definitely interesting, especially since there was pretty much silence prior to the weight loss.