Friday, June 6, 2008

Think Thin Thursday Update

Yesterday I did 2 work-outs, a 2 mile run at lunch and a 14.5 mile ride last night or maybe a 14 mile ride and .5 mile walk. It was hot and those hills are going to be the death of me. I can't decide how much is physically and how much is psychological. Now, on top of that my blood pressure was really high at the allergist and my pcp wants me to have an exercise stress test. Of course he'd like me to have it before the tri next weekend. Yeah, good luck buddy--they only do them once a week, they have me scheduled for 7/31. He told me I should be fine but not to push it too hard. And what exactly *is* too hard? That certainly added to my bad hill mojo last night, especially at the tippy top of the biggest hill when my heart rate was 183. I made it to the top but then I got off to rest and hydrate. I'd hate to have to do it during the race though.

At my weigh in yesterday I dropped another 2.2 pounds for a total of 22.8. With thin thoughts in my head I went out today to buy a few new, smaller clothes. Mostly I've been "shopping" in my skinnier clothes. Unfortunately the realities reared their ugly head, even when you are thinner and have more choices in clothes it still doesn't mean they will fit or be flattering!


Tree said...

I am just so proud of you, MM.

I hope the BP is a false reading and that when you do the stress test, any concerns are alleviated. Surely with having lost 22.8 lbs (!!), you are in better shape than ever.

I am thinking of you this week!

Esmerelda said...

I think you look magnificent.

And fuggedabout the hills. Seriously. You're a far technical better cyclist than I.... YOU CAN DO IT!