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Monday, February 28, 2011

Weigh In: Too much time in Vegas??

It's that time again. I can't believe it's the last day of February. You would think I'd be prepared, knowing that February is the shortest month but I'm not. But let's just start..

Current Weight: 204.8 lbs (little by little right? Let's just hope it keeps going down)

Work Out Achievement(s): Last week felt soo long I can't remember exactly what I did but I know I missed out on swimming at least once and decided to go for a quick jog/trot instead. I was starting to feel sick and I COULD NOT get sick since that weekend (last weekend) was going to be the weekend I met my parents in Vegas and we were going to see "KA" the Cirque du Soleil inside the MGM Grand Casino.

So I opted to skip getting wet and walking around soaked in cold and windy weather and instead stay dry and use my legs.

However, although it was the first time I went jogging at night (I wore my headlamp and everything and blasted Daft Punk through my earphones) the jog seemed too short and just didn't compare to the long swim I'm used to.

I'm trying to come up with new and interesting work outs though because I'm finally starting to realize that I have maybe two more months left out here and after that *poof* NO MORE POOL!

It was in the back of my mind that I should really start incorporating new work out routines that didn't require a pool and only required my body, or something that I can do anywhere and almost anytime.

Because of my field work I move around all the time and I'm still unsure of where I'll end up this summer.

Will there be wifi? I don't know. Will there be a pool? Doubtful.

I'm thinking about investing in a bicycle. I haven't ridden a bike since I was a kid and I'm worried about my knees but I would really like to try it. I don't know. What do you think?


One good AND bad thing about going to Vegas again, besides having a great but short time with my family is eating out AGAIN. Like my last post I have been absolutely ravenous lately and craving the worse food possible. Thankfully, (or not) I was able to satisfy those urges last weekend.

We went to IHOP and I ordered the All You Can Eat Pancakes meal. Ate some sausage, ate some hash-browns, barely touched their crappy eggs, but mainly enjoyed a total of 4 pancakes smothered in Butter Pecan syrup. I ate it up. Enjoyed it. Didn't even feel stuffed afterwards (though I admit I wasn't hungry the rest of the day either.) and now my urge is gone.

Not only that but we had a late dinner and I ended up ordering a huge burger with swiss cheese, avocado, and chipotle sauce with fries. I ate EVERYTHING.

My cheese and greasy food urges are now also gone. *wipes brow*

Now, I know I should feel guilty. All this food is definitely NOT in plan. But I like to think that I'd rather sit down, eat the food I want to eat. Satisfy the craving I have, and MOVE ON. If I don't then I would start eating crappy food left and right (like I had been doing prior to this) and end up consuming a lot more calories than having ONE day of "bad" eating.

But one thing I think I need to "cool it" with is eating out every time I go to town and definitely start minimizing the times I go to Las Vegas. Although it allows me to dress up a little:

when most of the time I'm wearing worker pants, hiking boots and long sleeved t-shirts but still.

I'm becoming a Starbucks addict just heading to their coffee shops to use the internet. NOT GOOD. I don't even like coffee.

Goal(s): It's time I started cooking for myself more often. I also need to see what I can do to strengthen my knees so that I can eventually start cycling around and work on those "sexy biker legs" as I like to call them. LOL

I still have the pool though. I haven't lost it yet! So I'm going to amp up my workouts and take advantage of the few weeks I have left.

I can do it!

<3 w0rld


midlife_swimmer said...

I have bad knees too! key for me on my bike was adjusting the seat so that my knees almost fully extend on the down stroke and having many gears on my first bike a mtn bike was good too...more cardio less resistance on the knees up hill. I think the bike is very much like swimming and was a fairly easy transition for me. like with anything
get a bike and ride it like 20 min a day at first then more and more until you can do an hour easily.

w0rld4vamps said...

Thank you!! I'm nervous about the bike. I don't want to blow my knees. But I like this idea!