Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ain't that a kick in the head...

Each exercise I do since surgery, I am interested to see if I can tell the difference without the huge flappy stomach.  For example, push-ups.  I can do push-ups much easier now because I don't have the skin and fat that just hung down to the floor. 

Today I did P90X Core Synergistics.  This is a DVD I've done dozens of times.  There are a couple of moves that I was curious to see if I could do better.   Towards the end there is a move called the steam engine.  You put your hands behind your head and do like a standing crunch where you twist your body and bring your right knee to your left elbow and then bring your  left knee to your right elbow.  I never really thought that the extra skin effected that move very much.  However when I got there today and started going really fast, I am so much more flexible and with nothing in the way, I kneed myself in the head - hard!  LOL  And then I did it a couple times more.  Every day is a new adventure for me now!

Ok, it's starting to happen.  Comments are being made to my face and behind my back that I'm losing "too much" weight.  My goal is to lose 5 more pounds and get to 119. That is solidly in the middle of a normal BMI.  I have lots of energy, my skin is healthy and my hair is full and thick.  I eat plenty - in fact, I probably consume more calories a day then most of you reading this.  It's just that when you work out as much as Marc and I do, you can afford some extra calories and still lose weight.  So please, feel free to voice concerns you have (preferably to my face), but don't worry about me.

I also will soon be entering maintenance and will have to start eating more and figuring out how many calories I need.  I want some cushion in case I gain while doing this.  Finally, if I do get "too low" I can always gain weight back.  It's not like if I lose x more pounds they are gone forever!

 Love you all for your concern!


  1. just don't loose your boobs!! LOL LOL

  2. From what I have learned is if your name is being talked about or heard, it's because you are doing something right and people are jealous. The more you are talked about the more good will come your way. So take the negative comments and use them for fuel. They are just jealous bitter people who wish they had what you have. Goodluck with the last 5 pounds. I know you can do it, Mrs. Fantastic!

  3. Julie - Unfortunately, that ship has sailed!!!!

    Kris - thanks so much. I've never been in this position before and as much as I try not to let it bother me, it does make me second guess myself!


  4. I can sympathize! Sometimes I second guess myself too after hearing comments, but it really does help to think of people as jealous.

    Like you, I'm active and eat quite a bit ;) It surprises people.

    Good luck!! You are amazing and a GIANT inspiration to me!!!