Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 147 Skin Fold vs. Fat Rolls

Good evening fellow bloggers and bloggerettes! I am in an especially jolly mood tonight. I am one final away from being done for a month with school! that is 31 days of spending my nights at home with my family with no homework, no papers due, not test to study for! Yipppeeeee! Here is the sad thing about me, the other thing I think about....... how much more time I will have to walk. Little scary there. I am glad to have my lunches back to walk, I will keep on walking in the morning at Wal Mart obviously. And I think I may have opened a door to a new habit this morning. I got bored with looking at my puter this morning, so I got on the treadmill to try to get ahead in my mileage for the day. I wanted to get 7 miles in throughout the day, so I banged out a mile real quick, or that was my intention. I just got a little carried away and decided to do a little jogging too, only slower than I usually do. I think part of my ankles hurting may have been that I was trying to be the Flash when I jogged. I can't help that, it is just my attitude, go all out. So today I just took it to 4 miles an hour on the treadmill and jogged for the last 4 minutes to see. Sure enough, no stress on the ankles, of course i was only breathing a little hard though. I bet if I kept it up at that speed, I would still get a workout in. I am curious now. I wouldn't doubt for a second this early morning walk may take hold. Maybe even early morning jogging will take hold. anyway, I got up and around and got an extra mile in than usual at Wal Mart. Lauren was at her dad's last night so I didn't have to take her to school, I took the extra time to do extra laps. Then I made it out to the track at lunch and knocked out another 2 miles for a grand total of 6.5 miles baby! I was half mile short, but my thighs were dying from doing my squats during my weight workout this morning, so I decided good enough on the 6.5 miles.

I noticed something this morning. I had my elbows resting somewhere, and couldn't help but notice that I had skin folds forming right above my elbows from losing weight. Not incredibly obvious if you ain't looking for it, but still. Add that to my belly skin flap, and (pardon my honesty) the small flaps on my butt now. and this is a disturbing trend to me. Buuuut, I have to ask myself this. Anybody ever died because of too many skin folds? What about fat rolls? Anybody ever die from those? Yeah I think you may get where i am going with that. After getting that reasoning into my head, I kinda just added it to my list. I haven't written it down anywhere, I just know it in my head. My list of things that still amaze me sometimes. Like the fact I don't have to scan booths to see which one I can most likely fit in, or the fact I can change shoes in my truck while sitting behind the steering wheel, or that my ribs are not touchable immediately below my skin. Like the fact that I know pass people when walking in Wal Mart, not for my walks, but just while there. My speed has increased a great deal! Tonight at one of my attorney friends Christmas party, I had a whole other round of oohs and aaahs from people who hadn't seen me in some time and they all raved yet again. I guess I kinda like it because they all ask what I am doing and I spread the gospel of eat less move more. Oh! I almost left this out. People, don't ever underestimate your influence on others in terms of your actions. Jill in my office just told me the other day she is thinking it is time for her to get on the weight loss bandwagon. I know her husband has lost a great deal of weight and kept it off, and she has seen me losing weight since I got there. We had even once had a conversation about she knew she could stand to lose some weight, but she just didn't have the want to. I am guessing that between Greg and myself, she just started seeing that it was a good thing to be motivated about losing weight. I am so happy for her and I told her whatever I could do to help, I am right there!

Well I best get off here and debate about how much longer I can put off studying for tomorrows final. I am betting 4 a.m. tomorrow morning is the winner!



8 comments:

  1. I agree, skin flaps are better than fat rolls. I figure I was the moron who did this to myself and GOT the rolls so no use complaining about them.

    Love how much your running and your determination! You're a great inspiration! I finally am getting my stuff together and the scale is moving in the right direction and the muscles are hurting!

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  2. Those skin folds do even themselves out over time. Really, they do firm up a bit. Don't let them get you down! Good luck on your exam!

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  3. Shane, you are doing so GREAT!!!! You're eagerness and determination for exercising is so inspiring.

    I now how great a month off from school will be. Enjoy, you deserve it.

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  4. Great job with the exercise and skin is better than fat rolls! You're doing awesome!

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  5. From what i've seen the skin folds will lessen as your body gets used to the weight loss!
    Great job with the exercise.

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  6. I'll take the loose skin over the fat any day of the week and twice on Sunday! I'm hoping what Suzi says is true and that the problem lessens over time.

    Good luck with the last final...rock it!!

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  7. Shane,
    Each and every one of your post is so positive and heartfelt. I love that about you. You are like an open book in the blog-o-sphere. Just reading your posts gets me fired up. So, I can easily see how your presence in the workplace is inspirational to others. That is the way you show by example that it can be done. Good for you!

    I know just what you mean about getting done with classes. Another achievement for you. And another step closer to law school. Enjoy your 31 days with the fam. You deserve all and then some more of it.

    Have a great weekend! Michele

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  8. Ah yes, the sagging skin. For me it's the thighs. But I think I can do some leg exercises with weights and help that little problem.

    You're doing great, Shane. Keep on inspiring us!

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