Fat days flashback.

Well, we did not get all of that snow predicted!  Or it just was slop and melted fast, so no shoveling needed to get to the gym…. phew!  🙂

The workout:

Warm up of 10 minutes on the stationary bike.

I decided to change up the strength workout this week by doing lighter weights with higher reps:

  • Chin ups:  1 set of 3, 2 sets of 2.
  • Barbell squats:  3 sets of 8 at 85# (okay, not really lighter on this one)
  • Seated lat row:  3 sets of 15 at 45#
  • Horizontal cable wood chop:  3 sets of 15 at 30#
  • 1-legged dead lift:  3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs
  • Push ups:  3 sets of 15
  • Reverse crunches:  3 sets of 15
  • Prone cuban snatch:  3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs

That took forever.  I forget when you do exercises that are on each side that a set = 30 reps.  D’uh.   And I stuck 2 of those in there!

Then I got on the treadmill for walking and a bit of running interval work.  I was humming along on one of the older treadmills.  You know the ones where it just sounds ‘clompy’ when you are on them?  I was already feeling a little self-conscious about that. There was a man next to me on another one just walking.  I started doing some run intervals and all of the sudden this guy’s treadmill just cut out.  I didn’t think too much about it, and he fiddled around and restarted.  Well, next time I boosted my speed – his treadmill cut out again!  I would like to think it was coincidence, but it was likely getting jostled from my running, and there was a short circuit in the cord.  (We already have been told to not run on that particular treadmill until they get some new part for it).  Anyway, he got on another one and I heard him talking to the staff about how it kept cutting out whenever I ran.  I know it was not meant in any disparaging way, but I had face-flushing flashbacks to my overweight childhood (and adulthood) days where those kind of remarks were made to hurt and tease.  Any of you know what I mean?  There are times when I wonder if those old hurts are ever going to heal.  I’m 41 for Pete’s sake.

Anyway, I was a starvin’ Marvin when I got back after that workout!  I was thinking waffles on the way home, and John already had the wafflemaker out!  Woo Hoo!  I hurried and made these:

Protein Waffilus Giganticus.

No holiday for me today, had to work.  It was a little on the slow side, so I got my google reader cleaned out in the early afternoon.  Lunch was some of the red beans and rice from yesterday tucked into a tortilla.  With hot sauce!

That was a bit of overload on the fiber.  This was a smartcarb tortilla, plus the brown rice, plus the beans! D’oh!

I have been fighting the snack monster, too.  Had a bowl of chocolate with pretzels, cause you know I love my sweet/salty combos!

I went out and munched on pretzels a couple times, too, as the afternoon wore on.  One of the challenges of working at home 😀

We have a lot of food in the house now, and there were so many choices for dinner!  We need to start thinking about using stuff up before our vacation (12 days and counting….).  I decided on a sweet potato with lauging cow, broccoli and chicken!

A mish-mash combo for sure, but tasty.  I am so into the sweet potato/laughing cow!

You all know how I love New Rules of Lifting?  Well – check out this podcast  with Cassandra Forsythe!  I am downloading this to listen to on my run tomorrow.  Stumptuous.com is also a great site for getting strong with no BS!

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19 thoughts on “Fat days flashback.

  1. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I bet you were ready for a great meal after that workout. That was intense. Sorry the guys comments made you have a flashback to not so great days, but you were rockin’ that treadmill!! Congratulations!

    Thanks for the podcast link – I will definitely check it out.
    .-= Diane Fit to the Finish´s last blog ..Are You A Measurer? =-.

  2. Kimberley

    Sorry your feelings were hurt. I was not overweight when I was younger, but I can recall a couple of times people said things that hurt when I was an overweight adult.

    Food looks great as usual!

    Great workout! Soon you will be doing sets of 3 chin ups!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog .. =-.

  3. Shelley B

    I get those fat flashbacks every once in a while, and the guilt that comes along with them, so I understand how you felt, red face and all. But you are a tiny little thing now! No way did you break his treadmill – the only way you could break a treadmill now is if it caught fire from you running so fast!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Core Performance Women Book Review and Giveaway! =-.

  4. Anne

    Aww, sorry the treadmill comments made you feel uncomfortable. I think emotional woulds like that get progressively better with time, but I’m not sure they ever completely heal. They just leave battle scars 🙂 Like Diane said, I’m sure you were rockin that treadmill!

    Love the salty + sweet pretzel and chocolate combo. Yum!
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Back in the Valley of the… Sun? =-.

  5. Barb

    Oh gosh…I know exactly what you mean about Fat Day Flashbacks! I was actually thinking the exact same thing today. I was meeting a vendor for lunch and I got to the restaurant I didn’t see him so I was waiting at the hostess stand to inquire. They ignored me and spoke to the couple that walked up behind me. I hate to admit my first reaction was “I’m fat and ugly and they don’t want to help me”. Then I realized “Duh…they thought I was with the woman in front of me that just walked away”. I guess there will always be those day.

    Anyway…Great workout and yummy looking day!!!
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Saturday Again? =-.

  6. Alissa

    I can see where that guy’s comments would make you feel bad, but I doubt for a second he thought you were fat! It’s just that you lived with people treating you like that for so long that it’s probably hard to rewire your brain to think differently. Lots of yummy food!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Weight Loss at work: Contest =-.

  7. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, I so related to this: I had face-flushing flashbacks to my overweight childhood (and adulthood) days where those kind of remarks were made to hurt and tease. Any of you know what I mean? There are times when I wonder if those old hurts are ever going to heal. I’m 41 for Pete’s sake.

    I am 52 & I still have flashbacks! I know, will it ever heal. Maybe that is what keeps me going!

    Congrats on that workout! It is important to do workouts where you do one arm or leg at a time. It can really point out if one side is stronger than another & allow you to work on the imbalance.

    OK, you know I love the food pics!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Book Review – Female Brain Gone Insane; GIVEAWAY! =-.

  8. debby

    I still have that kind of thing happen–mostly if I am doing something physical in front of other people and I am afraid I will fail, or look ridiculous or something. And I have to actually remind myself that I look different now, and if I fail, it won’t be because I”m fat, and it won’t be the same. So its more ‘me’ than ‘them.’ If that makes sense.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..V.I.M. =-.

  9. Joanne

    Those blueberries on the waffles are making me drool. One of my favorite fruits!

    Not to worry about the treadmill. The gym should put a sign on it instead of relying on verbal communication regarding the running – or, even better, just unplug it until it’s fixed.

    Old hurts never die. Even if we think we are over them, they stick with us and help to mold our mind sets later in life – we just have to be strong and try to be better for it.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..A Warming Experience =-.

  10. Larkspur

    I think it’s interesting how that guy was a goof (maybe he could have gotten the message the first time?) and somehow you ended up feeling embarrassed. Body image is very durable (hard to occupy the new shape we’re in, whether big or small). I also suspect some of us are poor externalizers (it’s their fault) versus internalizers (it’s my fault.)
    .-= Larkspur´s last blog ..Don’t Drown =-.

  11. Susan

    Ooh, thanks for sharing that podcast! That’s going on the iPod!

    With my social anxiety disorder, I think every comment like that is badly directed towards me. I’ve never been obese, but I still get the paranoia that probably comes with it.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Beat the New Year’s Crowd =-.

  12. Karyn

    Yes, thanks for the podcast link. I am putting it on my ipod too to listen to on my run. I will have to kick my boys ass if he doesn’t hurry up and get my weights from the garage. I am super excited to get started on NROLW again. I might have to gear up and head out there myself to find them with 911 on speed dial and a bat in my hands. LOL 🙂 I am terrified of the chance there might be a mouse in the weights box! (ssshhiivveeerrr….) Plus, it’s a total mess and a car project lovers haven. Not safe for a lady!
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Birthday fun! =-.

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