Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 60 A Normal Fat Person?

Dude, I had the busiest day today! AS I have talked about, I have a new job. This is my fifth week there and I am starting to get caught up on the clients we have and what they have going on and where they are in their cases. So now that I am in the groove, I am more effective and able to do more! I love it! The day goes by so much faster when you are working and not trying to get caught up! Plus, me love Cheryl! She is the greatest boss! Her and I just click. This is how work is supposed to feel I am pretty sure. Then I had a test in my sociology class. I am pretty sure I did well on it. In my Monday night class, we actually stayed the entire 3 hours! We never do that but we were doing and exercise in sterotyping and you would be surprised how that worked out. It was not uncomfortable at all. I finally got home around 8:45 and got a bite to eat and then had to read a chapter for Project Management and take an online test. Finally got to bed around 10:45 and slept like a rock! I have an assignment due tonight in that class and I will likely take Wednesday off from homework and try to get some yard work done this week!

Kathy and I are going to Texas Saturday night to help her dad get some work done as he just had ACL surgery and can't be doing stuff. He is trying to get Kathy's grandma's house cleaned out so he can sell it and then he hurt himself. I also need to mow his lawn as apparently it is pretty high. I look forward to going down there, even if it is gonna be a quick turnaround. We are leaving like 7 Saturday night and coming home Sunday afternoon.

Ok, so I had the strangest thought yesterday. I was walking by a storefront window and I saw myself and said " wow, I look like a normal fat person now". Huh? Anybody catch that and understand it? I am lost how I would even define a "normal" fat person!! I guess in my head, I was not only a fat person, but an exceptionally fat person? So does that mean that I am now ok? Am I "cured" now? Hahaha. The human mind is fascinating isn't it?

I have a question for you guys. I have noticed something that may have happened in my getting in shape in 2000-2001 and I just missed it. I have been paying attention to my stride when I am walking for exercise and it is A LOT longer than it used to be. And after being cognizant of the stride, I also noticed that when my muscle fatigue sets in, it is no longer in my hips, solar plexes, abs, etc. It is more in my thighs, hamstrings, glutes, etc. I have to wonder, is this because now that I am skinnier (not skinny) and my core muscles are stronger, that my balance is better and thus the longer stride and less use of stabilizer muscles? I posit that my short stride was just a result of my body trying to make corrections so I don't fall over when I walk. Now that it is not autocorrecting, I can really get it on! Does this make sense at all? I am seriously zooming here lately. I got a walk in around Wal Mart this morning and I started out doing 5 minute laps at this bigger Wal Mart close to work. I am now down to 4 1/2 minute laps and expect that eventually I will be at 4 minute laps. I don't know what will happen when it comes time for running rather than walking. I am pretty sure they will not allow that! Haha.

My eating habits continue to amaze me. I am locked in folks. Even the idea of stepping off the path causes panic to me, much like the idea of limiting myself diet wise used to. I love it and am shocked at the same time. Who really knew that was possible? I would almost say it is a neurosis, but I think that this neurosis is much healthier for me than my last one!

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday and I will see you all in the funny papers!




6 comments:

  1. Have fun in Texas!!!

    I am so glad we both have jobs we LOVE now!

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  2. I think the answer to your stride question is correct! Victory after victory. Isn't it grand? And I know what you mean by "normal" fat person. :)

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  3. I'm not sure about your "stride" question. The change in area where your normal exercise burn is...it could be because your core is stronger. It could also be a matter of how you are carrying yourself. For instance, if you slouch, your abs are going to work twice as hard to keep you moving. If you are picking your feet up higher when you walk, your calves and quads are going to hurt more.So it COULD be because you're stronger in some areas physically, or it could be a matter of how you're moving....or (most likely) a combination of both.

    That being said, I'm glad to hear that you aren't getting normal exercise pain in your hips. That's very uncomfortable. It sounds like you're moving in all the right ways these days!

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  4. I've just started to read your blog and i love it! You are doing great.

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  5. I completely understand what you mean when you say you feel like a normal fat person now...I'm still overweight, but not so grossly overweight that it's insane. Like..there are other people walking around my size...and even though I don't plan to stay this size, it feels more normal than I did with the extra 110 pounds added on..

    We're both on our way Shane! =)

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  6. Just love how determined and ambitious you are! A normal weight guy: now, wait: wait until you look in the window and see the Normal Guy SHane staring back at you; no other descriptors, just normal Shane. How do you like them apples, buddy?

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