Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Weigh-In: 3/25/2009 and a Question

Hey, 150's! I'm coming for you! I'm standing outside the castle gates like an angry mob with torches and pitchforks. And you know how THAT scenario usually ends. So, listen. Just give up. Open up and let me in already. K?

The scale said 161.6 this morning. That's a little less than a pound down from last week. And about 1 & 1/2 lbs. from the 150's. While that's still a steady loss, my spidey sense tells me I lost a little more than that. Unfortunately, my legs are sore from running, like they've been flayed by a cenobite, so there's probably some water retention going on. And (how do I say this delicately?) I've been a bit corked for a couple days, although I'm hoping Bobzilla's homemade black beans and tinga de pollo w/sliced avocados will remedy that soon.

Running question:

Is there a watch or other secure-able timepiece that vibrates? I would like to time my walks/sprints without having to look at my watch constantly and without taking off my earphones.

Also, does anyone have a good way to prevent or get rid of stitches? I haven't suffered from them yet, but because I'm such a heavy mouth-breather, that's likely to be a problem soon.


  1. I didn't know mouth breathing=stitches. Learn something new every day!

    Great job on the loss!

  2. what is stitches for mouth breathing. Glad you have lost and that you are sore. haha. Have you ever thought of buying a heart rate monitor that has a timer and I am sure some of them vibrate. look on

  3. For stitches, I just raise the arm on the side that', stitching, straight up for a few seconds. I don't know why it works, but it does for me. I don't get stitches too often, not because of my finely-tuned, athletic body, but because I don't exert myself that hard. :)

  4. Just don't push too hard and very gradually increase your running time and intensity, and stitches shouldn't be a problem My understanding is they come from the diaphragm not being synced with the rest of your breathing. As your fitness improves they will go away.

  5. I'm hopeless at breathing properly and I do regularly get stitches. I found that taking it slow and really focusing and deep even breathing usually gets rid of them.

  6. oh now I get it, make sure you run on a fairly empty stomach and breathe in trhough the nose and out through the mouth. If you drink water sip don't chug.

  7. side aches are caused by an insufficient warm up. the blood flow shunts from your abdomen to your exercising limbs, which is why its important to warm up so the blood gradually redistrbutes. when it cuts off all at once, you get a side aches because you arent getting enough blood. ALWAYS WARM UP!

    i dont know about the vibrating watch, but if there isnt one you better patent that shit quick cause thats an awesome idea

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