Thursday, July 31, 2008

The scale giveth …

and the scale taketh away.

That’s a little bass-ackward, since last week I weighed less than I do this week, but in my little world “giving” means a loss and “taking away” means – um – a gain. Duh.

I’m not too upset, though. This has been a stressful week and I’m an emotional eater, so the food has not been exactly clean and pretty. If you’re thinking that I maybe, possibly, left South Beach by the wayside for a few days you’d be absolutely right.

I’m not sure how much I believe in the theory that’s been bandied about the internets for years now that weight-training might be responsible for a slight gain when you’re starting out. I’m happy to say that I lifted weights for 20 minutes on Monday and again yesterday. One more day and I’ll have the weekly hour done! Whether 40 minutes of hoisting dumbbells and barbells has anything to do with this week’s backward slide is debatable, considering the crazy stuff I ate this week.

Wouldn’t it be nice to do everything right at the same time?

Mindy wondered if I would share the pattern for the bag that’s up for grabs (if you’d like a chance to win, post a comment before midnight EST tonight). E-mail me at shrinkingknitter AT citynet DOT net and I’ll shoot a .pdf file off to you. Please don’t share it with others – it’s one of the few things I still sell on my woefully outdated website.

Today is the first tempo run of the new training schedule. If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, just assume I died on the treadmill.

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