Tuesday, I forgot Monday :(

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tuesday, I forgot Monday :(
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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 7:22am
I got too busy yesterday that I forgot to post. Now that I'm back from vacation, I have a ton of work, as well as crunching in so many things for my daughter before she returns to college. I'm top of that, I need to prepare for our our Seattle trip where we leave a week from tomorrow. Add onto that a trip to see my mom this weekend, and I am a little stressed. Therefore, I am working out a lot. That is my one stress reliever. I still have to make hotel reservations, dinner reservations, tickets to activities, etc. for our trip next week. Carla, you look more like a sister to your daughter and the pictures. How wonderful, though, to have newborn babies which bring all the joy and hope of the future into the present. Gym rat I am so sorry about your asthma. If you looked into using an inhaler? I used to use one when I worked out. Jean, have a phenomenal trip in coaster Rica. With regards to your daughter, that's a lot of weight in a short time. Hopefully, you being such a great example will be her biggest lesson as a role model. I don't know what to tell you about talking to your daughter, as I have a big mouth, and always end up talking. SJ, what's new with you? Off to early morning yoga. Make it a great day everyone.

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 8:23am

Have a great trip to Seattle! I'll be gone the next couple of weeks, too, We're leaving Thursday.  

The thing w/ my daughter is that she stll is really thin and it's not a noticeable difference until you look closely. I don't worry about what she weighs or how big she is as much as it's the quick trend.  As GR said, it's more like vacation weight. But there still stands my worry about being thin and unhealthy.  That's probably at the root of it all, in addition to what I went through at that age.  Yikes I spend way too much time worrying about potential future events that never happen!

I'm subbing for someone today and doing a step/circuit class. It's been empty at the studio for the summer so this class could be the same.  I'm doing last minute shopping for our trip. All these clothes from REI are adding up!  I try to justify that we'll be all set for future trips but who knows if that will happen?  I'm rowing tonight, too.

I have not gotten up early in over two weeks (the 4am wake ups for early clients) and it's been so nice. Tomorrow I have my first early morning training again and am not looking forward to it. I need to quit that portion of my job.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:19am
I can relate about worrying about future events that never happened. On the pro side perhaps that's why those future events rarely happen because of proper planning. On the con side, it may be a lot of worry for nothing. Have a GREAT time! We will miss you here.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 10:08am

FSN & Jean, I'm with you on worrying about things that may never happen but also believe that planning helps prevent some of those things.  I think you are that person or you aren't so a happy medium is nice dream.  Cool

Did an hour of cardio on the elliptical and I'm off soon for my morning o' doctor appointments.  FSN, I already take multiple inhalers but have never really had exercise induced asthma so it's concerning me.  That, and I really cannot do any high intensity workouts because it's just too hard to breathe.  Hoping to get some answers today.  

Allow me to vent, if you will...  I have a client who is lots of fun and I really enjoy working with her.  But, she is completely obsessed with dieting.  On a very regular basis, she brings me whatever fad diet her friend has lost 10 pounds on and asks me what I think.  I respond with the same question "What do you think is wrong with this diet?"  She is usually able to tell me why it's not sustainable (or simply that it's not) but she cannot get off this merry-go-round thinking of THIS might be the diet that changes everything.  Every freakin' time, I have to remind her that her friend that lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks - half to three quarters of that is water weight.  And if it's not, it's probably muscle.  I'M SO TIRED OF REPEATING MYSELF.  I get the obsession of dieting and losing weight - I do.  But why is she not learning anything?  The stupid thing is - she plays golf ALL the time and is actually in great shape but every time I tell her that, she blows me off.  She's heavier than she used to be (because of aging and menopause - duh!) so that means she is grotesque.  *sigh*  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 4:27pm

No, for me, it's not planning. It's stuff like this and then it turns out to be nothing. Before my daughter went to camep, I worried that she wouldn't have friends because almost everyone went w/ people from their studios.  Before my son took all his courses in high school, I worried that the load would be too challenging (ha, he proved me wrong senior year w/ a 4.9 something gpa).  But, I honestly lost sleep that it would be hard and stressful and he wouldn't enjoy his senior year. And, having been proved wrong, I'm again worrying that his load college is too hard.  I wish I could just smack my brain some.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 4:32pm

Sadly, I know too many people (women) like your client. It is so easy to get caught in in "magic" diets. Maybe you could get her a recording that says, "That sounds great. What happens in a year?" I've been reading this book, I think it's called BIg, about a woman whose brother turns up at her house 300+ pounds heavier.  She has a business of high end dolls that you design to look like someone and you give them a list of quotes they always say. When you pull the string, the doll says one. That would be a perfect gift for your client! "What do you think of this diet?", "Why can't I lose weight faster?". "I'm so fat!" 






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 4:37pm





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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:09pm
I subscribe to the belief that the things you worry about never happen, so try to worry about everything! Gymrat, that hope for miracle weight loss never goes away...because the eat less, move more thing takes so long...we like quick fixes...Jeat, FSN, have fun trips. It was a perfect summer day...I have made good use of the pool at the gym this summer, and I am happy about that...I lifted tonight, thn swam...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:27pm

"I subscribe to the belief that the things you worry about never happen, so try to worry about everything! "

LOL, nice to know I'm on the right track!







iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:11pm
That is hilarious and awful all the same time. :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:16pm

I understand that wanting it.  I want it too.  But I have the knowledge (as does she) to have that conversation internally with myself about why those things are bogus.  And I recognize that I want something that is never going to happen.  She isn't there and tries to justify things in all different ways.  

I hate to sound like I'm a high horse but I'm so over it.  Seriously.  I could be hungry all the time and relegate myself to drinking water when I go out.  I would be thinner but miserable emotionally.  I've accepted that my choices dictate my body size being larger.  It is what it is.  She's in the same place but not willing to accept what it would take in order for her to be the size that she wants.  Do I want to be thinner?  yes.  At the cost of being miserable?  No. 

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