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Whole lotta labia.

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[Jun. 6th, 2006|05:50 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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I've been to the gym 4 days a week for the last three weeks and this week I acutally have managed every day since Saturday. Eating's been good too, this was my first full week back on the plan. Having Steve on the plan has made things SO much easier, it meant that I could actually be on program for the weekend. And having him at the gym was seriously fun. (Except for the part where I do the "lift to impress" thing and almost cripple my legs... hi.. I'm VERY SMART!)

The upshot? He's lost 5lbs this week. And so have I. Granted that part of mine was not having breakfast today, so it's probably more like 4. But that's good. It's closer to being comfortable in my garb, my clothes, and my wedding dress.

More later, it's just that I realized that making these entries keeps me more accountable. And as much as writing things down helps, this helps too.

Also? Hi.

[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2006-06-06 10:03 pm (UTC)

can i commah your house?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-06 11:35 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2006-06-06 10:20 pm (UTC)
HI. Being comfortable is the best goal ever. ♥
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-06 11:37 pm (UTC)
And right now? Not so much. Steve said "You know, you could leave a couple of changes of clothes at my house.." and I said "No, I can't, because I only own two pairs of pants that I can wear."

He tries so hard.. he said "Let's buy you more clothes then." and I almost cried when I said "No, I don't want to admit that I'm going to be this size for long enough to need more clothes. Support me by helping me get back down to a size where I have MANY pants."

I hate being all puffy. :(

You, however? You I love.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2006-06-07 10:25 am (UTC)

I need to join a new gym, but I'm ascared to go where there are b-o-y-s who will look at me and maybe judge me and where I won't know how to use the equipment and will look stupid.

There's nothing you can do about any of that, but I thought writing it down here might help me get past the "I'm ascared" part and onto the "joining a new gym" part.

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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2006-06-07 02:10 pm (UTC)
join anyway. ignore the boys. bring rocks, though, just in case. you are allowed to throw rocks at boys who are mean to you.

but seriously, if it helps, find a gym that's mainly office workers. you won't run into the PUMP YOU UP sorts of people who make you feel 10 times "puffier" than you actually are.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-07 02:57 pm (UTC)
Best thing ever? Go to Amazon's used shops or half.com and get this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399518991/sr=8-2/qid=1149691702/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-5626937-8472129?%5Fencoding=UTF8

Seriously, you can get it for like $.25 and it's so beautiful and so powerful and, having had a dance class from her, she's so warm and kind. It teaches you about how to use the machines and stuff.

Other stuff: If you don't look at them, they won't look at you. No one is going to judge you if you go slow, don't overlift, and make sure your form is good. They're only going to judge you if you go diving into some exercise with like 800lbs on it and then drop it on your foot. WHich you wouldn't do anyway. My advice? Do the machines you know how to use and watch other people, they'll use the unfamiliar ones and you'll be like "Huh, so that's how that works..."

Cardio equipment is cardio equipment is cardio equipment. The first thing you have to do is start it.. with an elliptical or a bike that means moving the pedals, with a treadmill or stairmaster it means pushing the button that says "Start" or "Enter" ("Quick Start" is going to throw you into some pre-set program that might be good for a first round but you'll want to customize eventually). Put in the program you want, your weight, and the time and level and go. If you stop early, no one knows but you.

Most gyms have a fitness assesment with new memberships, or a few free sessions with a personal trainer or something that will give you a good idea of how to use all the stuff, take them up on it. Normally they're all pressurepressurepressure but if you tell them how much weight youv'e lost they're going to shut right the hell up.

In conclusion? Ronnie? How wonderful you feel after a workout is some thing you've earned, you deserve, and you shouldn't have to miss for worrying about grunting sweating men with bad form who are just trying to impress each other. You, and your struggle, are worth this.

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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2006-06-07 02:49 pm (UTC)
"my wedding dress" ::blink:: ::blink, blink:: ?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-07 02:58 pm (UTC)
Uh.. yis. It's very pretty.
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2006-06-07 03:38 pm (UTC)
And is it planning on being used anytime soon?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-07 03:57 pm (UTC)
End of October, probably.
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2006-06-07 06:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, congratulations.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2006-06-07 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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