HYC Follow-Up and Class Mini-Report

You all sure know how to make a girl’s heart sing! Thanks for the great feedback on this week’s check-in! Following up on a few items…

Val, I think you might be on to something. It is probably that I’m doing it “the easy way”–proper portions, healthy foods, and exercise–which I didn’t really think would work this well. :)

Katy and Skinny Inside, I wish I knew the final magic number–the weight charts are all over the place. My BMI is under 20 (still waiting for final assessment results), and I’m not sure what that means, if anything, in determining my ideal weight. At least a dozen people have told me not to lose anymore weight, but I still see the flabby stuff and can’t help but wonder if it’s possible to lose some of that flab if I lose a few more pounds. I just don’t know what’s the right thing to do. That’s why I’m going to play around with setting my own goals (kind of try them on for size, if you will) but to be honest, if I don’t lose another pound from what I weigh now, I’ll still be satisfied with my results. For fun and entertainment, though, I’ve decided that I might be about 7.4 pounds from goal #1, 12.4 pounds from goal #2, and 17.4 pounds from goal #3.

It would be soooo cool to reach one of these goals, decide I’m too thin, and then have to actively try to GAIN weight. Something tells me it wouldn’t be that difficult. :) Well, unless I was all healthy about it.

In case anyone has ever wondered why I don’t post my actual weight on my blog when I have posted it in comments on your blogs, it’s because I let some folks at work in on my blog link, and while I think I trust them, I’m a bit anxious that somehow the link might get spread around. I really don’t want to sit across from a bunch of folks at a meeting and have them know what I weigh at any given moment. I’m not trying to hide anything here, so if you think it would help you to know where I started and where I am now, or if you’re just plain ol’ curious, drop me an email at cammysaid (at) gmail (dot)com and I’ll spill. (There will, of course, be a slight charge for the information. Just to cover shipping and handling, you know.)

Deborah, you flatter me! You’re also afraid of me and know that if you drop it all now, I’ll just hop in my car and come to the mountainside. :) Seriously, you’ve come so far (over halfway to your goal). You’re in it to win it, as they say, and I truly don’t think there’s anything that can stop you.

Pattie – I thank you for the offer of construction assistance, and while I hope I don’t need the help, I’m awfully grateful it’s there! Thank you.

Grumpy Chair – I haven’t read Thin for Life, but I added it to my reading list tonight. The instructor in my nutrition class (more about that in a minute) recommended it. Two recs in one day will probably get it boosted up in the order. Thanks!

Those of you who commented about reaching goal range, well, let’s just commit to sticking together on this thing. There’s safety in numbers, or so I hear. :)

Thanks again for the wonderful comments!

On to the class! Who can guess what’s unique about this picture? Besides the subject. (tee-hee!)

Give up? Okay, I’ll tell you. When I walked into the room and saw these chairs, my first thought was, “Oh, shit.” (Sorry for the language, but it’s what I thought.) Many a miserable hour of my life has been spent crammed into one of these things. I used to pray for a lecture-style classroom with regular tables and chairs and would always cringe (and head for the back of the room) when I discovered this sort of classroom setup.

But that’s over. For the first time in 30 years, I fit in a classroom chair. No spillage, no squished bits, I could even turn around and look behind me. I could freaking breathe. I was so excited that I asked a nice lady named Eileen to snap a photo to commemorate the occasion. ::is a nerd:: Besides, I needed a new photo to go with my new bling, which I forgot to update until midday. ::is a scatterbrained nerd:: Anyway, this is my -92.6 lbs picture to go with my new bling.

Now are we ready to talk about the class? Well, no, not really, because the instructor didn’t cover much we don’t already know. As a nutritionist, she follows a middle-of-the-road approach, especially with a diverse audience like a classroom setting, and pretty much follows the standard food guide for us average bears. She’s also a bit of a Vitamin D freak, believing that we don’t get nearly enough. I’ll find out more about that next week. Tonight she mainly covered macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and how our bodies use them. I did take notes and will try to get them transcribed and posted later in the week for discussion and debate. I’m out of time for now.

Hope you’re all having a great week!