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Friday, December 2, 2011

One Hundred Posts and Movement Towards Onederland

Only 8.7 lbs to ONEDERLAND.  I almost hate to post this new low, because after big losses my body boycotts and I promptly gain 3 lbs back.  But damn it, I am claiming it.  We go to Vienna this evening, so it will be interesting to see what a weekend of cake, strudel, sausage, and weiner schnitzel does to this number.
  
In other news, some interesting things are happening at/around the gym.  I had met an American at the pool of my gym last year- pre-surgery.  I have seen her working out upstairs recently, but she was always with a gym buddy.  And then I was concerned that maybe it was someone else and I would look like an idiot for approaching her (one of the strangest things in England is that strangers never speak to each other, so they remain strangers until they are properly introduced- odd).  She was by herself on Monday evening, so I spoke with her.  I had already completed my 60 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the Wave and was just planning to say hi and leave.  She was in the middle of her run, so I walked on the treadmill next to her for about 20 minutes while we caught up.  Then she said 'come do abs with me', and I thought she was nuts.  I mentioned that I had to get home to prepare dinner, but she still nudged me to come.  It was a 15 minute class, and she suggested that I just do 5 minutes to try it.  So I did.  She is in much better shape than I, and I was unable to do everything the trainer wanted (he is very strict).  Luckily he came up with alternative exercises for me when some of what he was giving her was obviously NOT going to work for me.  I stayed for the entire class and was very happy that I had someone pushing me to try something new.  Unfortunately I almost passed out when the class was over.  I hadn't planned on working out for so long (at this point I had completed my 90 minutes of cardio, the 20 minutes walking and then 15 minutes of a high intensity abs class) and was in desperate need of food, sugar, anything.  I actually felt like my head was going under my legs, I became frighteningly nauseous and just knew I needed to sit down.  Everything started to go dark, and I could barely hear.  I wound up NOT passing out, but I definitely came close.  Anyhoo, I thought it was great that this super fit woman wanted me to accompany her to a class. 
  
One of the guys who works for Kenny recently proposed to his girlfriend.  We hosted the couple on Wednesday evening- champagne, wine and finger foods.  They hadn't seen me since October of last year and almost tripped over themselves when they saw me.  I now know how people are going to react and almost get the giggles when they try to be polite and not address the elephant (or non-elephant for that matter) in the room.  The woman is Greek, tall, slender- think perfect body.  Well, she has invited ME to HER gym to work out with her next week.  How cool is that?  This would NEVER have happened before.  So on Monday I have my first ever gym date!  After a weekend of heavy food, I will need it.

12 comments:

Vanessa said...

Wow! That is one hell of a workout! I would have passed out..no question. Have a great weekend in Vienna. Mmmmm strudel.

Melissa Wolf said...

Oh, dear! Nora I'm SO happy you didn't pass out but it sounds like a few scary moments nonetheless. Do be careful, my friend! Other than that, what is there not to LOVE about this post?!! You are rocking this band--totally inspiring! You're going to be in One-derland the rest of your life so don't worry about when exactly it happens...it WILL happen. How exciting!!! And I've never had a gym buddy or gym date in my life (partly due to rarely stepping foot in a gym, ha!) so I think that's awesome. You're my hero (she-ro?) Nora!!

MandaPanda said...

Those are such wonderful NSV's! I know one of my favorite parts of losing the weight I've lost is that "fit" people started inviting me to do "fit" things with them. And having the confidence to actually do it was an added bonus!

You'll be in Onederland before you know it!

Susan said...

Nora - you are doing so fantastic! Those are great NSV's! You really will be in Onederland so soon. I am totally impressed by your ability to work out for that long. I consider 40 minutes on the treadmill a HUGE victory these days.

vickyd said...

I've had that feeling of almost passing out after a workout before - it's scary, but on the otherhand oddly satisfying that I actually worked out hard enough to have such a response. What can I say, I'm weird...

Those are some huge NSVs...you are doing great and will be in Onederland soon!!!

Amanda said...

Whooohooo on the ab class! I know totally what it feels like to get that dizzy after a serious workout. Do you think you will go again??

Catherine55 said...

There are just so many aweseome things in this post that I hardly know where to start!! You are THISCLOSE to Onederland -- can't wait to see the post when you make it there -- such a MAJOR landmark!! And, that is awesome about your fit friends viewing you as a legitimate fitness fun partner. That's a major NSV too!! :)

Beth Ann said...

You are turning into a machine, chica!!! Look at you go!

Beth said...

Onederland is around the corner! Keep on rockin it!

Cece said...

Your post is full of good. No, wait. Make that great ! I'll be cheering you on from across the pond :) Have a great weekend !

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, sub/dude said...

HooRayGun! You go, girl!! Meet me Upstairs.

Lap Band Gal said...

woo hoo! so close to onederland :)