Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Early weigh in and off to Vegas


I am having a day early weigh in today as I won't be around a scale or computer tomorrow as I'm going to Las Vegas tonight. I lost a pound!!! So, that puts me at 209. I was hoping for more as I did like 600 minutes of exercise of something crazy but it's not to be. This is the first week of my 12 week challenge so I hope to have continued loss and get to that coveted 199 by the end of August or so.

I will have a sizable challenge when I go to Vegas to visit my friend Dawn. It is the land of buffets and drinking at all hours. I know that my friend Yvette (Vet) who is going with me plans on drinking, a lot. She calls me and says "I hear drinks are pricey down there" and I said yeah, ya know, $5 beers and $7 or more fruity drinks. So she wants to bring a bottle. I said no, we can buy one there, liquor stores abound. I don't know if she drinks a lot or she will think we need to drink as we are consoling my friend Dawn who has terminal cancer. I really don't know what to expect as this girl and I were good friends in high school and haven't really spent much time together in 20 years!! So, I'm hoping that it all goes well and we get along. I really don't want to get plastered every night. I want to go to the gym at the hotel and try to be semi healthy this week. I just have to lay the ground rules! Ya know, when you go on vacation/share a room with someone it seems you are glued at the hip 24/7. But, I need that exercise time and cause it will be 110 degrees or something and I won't want to walk in the heat and they don't have lap swimming in the pool, I need to go and pay and go to the hotel gym. I checked it out last time I was there in May. I meant to go but the drinking and staying up late to gamble got in the way. It was hard to get up early at all and later in the day I didn't feel like going!! So we will see what happens. Vet says she doesn't like to gamble or like the heat so I was thinking 'what we gonna do but just talk or drink or eat?'

We don't have any shows planned though I would like to go to a comedy one or something. We just will hang by the pool and mostly hang out at Dawn's house to visit. She is about 20 minutes from the strip and she has a nice pool/house too. We will try to limit our time in the heat and thank god they have air conditioning.

Anyway, I'm off to pack as I always do it last minute. It drives me crazy how I procrastinate in this area! At least my laundry is done and I just have to figure out what to bring. I got a new outfit and my pedicure, manicure, and hair cut and blonded, ha! Now I just need that brazilian waxing! Ha, just kidding. Never tried waxing, have you?

I am feeling tired today. I slept like 4 1/2 hours. I stayed up till 1am as I was in the blogging world, I am addicted! And I had to get up early to take my hubby to the train so that I can pick him up later to take me to the airport. Now, I can't go back to sleep. I hate when I feel like crap when I am starting a trip and I can't sleep on a plane. My mom is watching my son so I know he will be safe.

Thanks for all your comments about my last post and doing the open water swim. I am comfortable in the water, always have been. What I really need to work on is my own thoughts about my body. I don't show my lack of self esteem in this area to others (well mostly), it's all internal. I was talking a bit to my friend, Kathy, (the one doing the tri with me) about trying to lose more weight and she is always full of advice. Ya know, eat your salad with the dressing on the side. etc..We all know the drill! It's just making the right choices consistantly that is the real challenge for me. Anyway, lately she has been having troubles with low sodium and potassium and has been to the hospital twice in these past few weeks. She was feeling sick from dehydration when she was out on vacation back east and now at home. The doc said drink more gatorade and electrolytes not just water. She was bemoaning the fast that she couldn't drink much gatorade as it has 200 calories per serving. I was thinking "what the frick"? This thin women can't work in 200 calories of gatorade into her diet? Is she suffering from anorexia or what? She seems to me to be deathly afraid of gaining any weight. She was chubby once long ago at about 12 year of age or so and has been rail thin ever since she dieted way back when. She is athletic and always has been and voted 'most athletic' in high school. I am really surprised she is not taking the doctors advice! I told her to look into electrolyte powder or pill form as they are low calorie or so I've heard. Anyway, it just made me realize that even thin people have their own eating/body issues.

I'll check back in with you all on Sunday when I get back! Hope you are all doing well out there in blogland!!


Rebecca said...

Let her get plastered. You may want to buy her a bottle there and stick a big red bow on it, so that you could keep out out of a bar one evening.

It's tough when you have friends who want to act like they are 21 all over again.

Good luck

Chris H said...

Good luck on your trip to Vegas to visit Dawn, hope all goes well. Like you, I'm addicted to blogging, it takes up so much time! Oh well, it's worth it.

"The Captain" said...

Have fun in Vegas. All the walking you do will burn off any extra calories that you eat or drink(smile)

Christine said...

Have a great trip! Looking forward to some pictures!

Briony said...

I hope all goes well with Dawn and that you can enjoy your time together. Sometimes it's nice to have a few drinks but it's the next day that matters, drink lots of water and you'll be fine.

Melody said...

Hope you enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

hey Angel

sorry i haven't commented in forever. i've been catching up on my reading, finally have internet at home again and am on leave so haven't even been able to read at work but now i'm all caught up.

i'm so sad for you, i know the sort of friendship you talk of, it's the best kind.

i hope you're weekend goes well and you don't worry to much about your weight etc whilst away, it's not the sort of trivial thing you need to think on at this time. it is so insignificant at the end of the day. especially considering you're eating well and exercising, you're being healthy and giving your body just what it needs, forget the number for a bit.

Living to Feel Good said...

I am jealous of your Vegas trip! I have been dying to go there and New York lately! I hope you have a fab time!!

celtic_girl said...

Have a great trip spending time with your friends.

Spidey said...

Wow, you are doing great! You are within shooting distance of 199!!! That will be a major accomplishment and milestone. I look forward to reading about it soon.

Tully said...

Have a good time in Vegas and congratulations on your weight loss! Sometimes it can take a week for exercise to show up on the scale, so look out for it next week!

Digital Visions said...

You're right, many thin women do have body issues too. Makes ya feel a little more sane right!!
I hope you have a great time in Vegas and are able to do things the way you want to. No matter what, you're doing great, and I know when you come home you'll pick up right where you left off.

christie said...

That was me, posting from my business name - sorry!