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Keeps me out of trouble...

...or so the saying goes.

It's been a busy week, here at ye olde salt mines. I'm helping coordinate a lot of interviews for a couple open positions, doing immigration stuff, trying to solve vacation screwups and generally keeping myself busy.

All the while, I'm keeping my fingers quietly crossed that I'm asked back for a second interview from the place I interviewed on Friday, and thinking about what all I'd need to do to leave here. And how hard it will be to leave here. Active Voice has been good to me. I've been here, officially 8 years, unofficially, nearly 9. But with the last acquisition, some of the tone of the place changed, and while I love my friends here, the tone bothers me.

Just back from Weight Watchers (I skipped last week to go to the Flower Show). Down another .4 of a pound. It's going really really slowly right now. It's a little frustrating, especially as hard as I'm exercising. But then I read that swimming might actually be helping slow my weight loss. Because, while I've been swimming a mile plus a week, I haven't been doing much running or anything else. I chatted with my group leader about it today, and he said "You're obviously losing inches, and look at those muscles! But since you're not doing a lot of weight bearing exercise, you're not losing fat as quickly as you might otherwise." Time to hit the treadmill again...or give in and start running at lunchtime (downtown? the mind boggles. I get awfully red-faced and warm when I run.) Oh well. I know that I'm much healthier, and 36 pounds lighter than I was at this point a year ago. Time to turn it back up a notch and start moving again.

Okay, back to the grind.

On a total good note: I did my full 21 lap workout in an hour--flat--last night. 6 weeks ago, it took about an hour and a quarter to do 11 laps. And all of those laps were full laps--no 25 yard lengths allowed.
Didn't do 100s last night because the lanes were really busy, and timing 50s was just easier.


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Feb. 11th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
Whatever your body is doing, you're looking great! Your body may be redistributing mass too. Don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat. I think there's still a treadmill in the exercise room at work if that's a more comfortable option...

...and as much as I have angst about you going away, I hope you get the job you're waiting to hear about. They'll be very lucky to get you.
Feb. 11th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
I've heard people say that swimming makes you less likely to lose weight. Personally, I don't buy it. I swam for 4 years in college and was the most fit I've ever been in my life: trim and strong, with great endurance. It's one of the best cardio-vasuclar exercises known to human-kind, but because it's not weight-bearing, I think it gives you a sense of not 'losing.' Combine that with your natural female buoyancy ... and voila! You think you're not losing weight despite the hard work in the lane each week.
Feb. 11th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Dunno...
I know that it's making my body stronger. I'm just going to get back to some of the other types of exercise, watch what I'm eating a little closer and see what happens.

And my new sppedo came today. It's been YEARS since I could buy a speedo in a "normal" womens size. I'm excited (even if I do feel a little exposed in it!)

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