"It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told...It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again." - Buffalo Bill, "Silence of the Lambs"
Well, I don't think lotion is going to help here, baby. I'm growing myself my own little loose skin suit here, one that ole Buffalo Bill would be proud to own!
At least one of the above tickers is moving again, though. :) I dropped a couple more pounds this week and I cannot believe that I'm almost within 20 pounds of my (first) goal! What a crazy year it's been! I'm going to watch my nighttime eating more closely this time - I seem to lose a few pounds then experience a bounce upward, then lose again. I hope I'm not sabotaging my efforts here! I don't think so, but I'm trying to break some patterns and see what happens.
I'm falling short on the stair challenge. I've got a couple things going on, and I'm working on addressing them. I am liking feeling pretty - it is amazing how much more improved my attitude is when I'm dressed nice, right down to the cute shoes. I'm battling some pretty serious blues right now (seasonal? Probably.) and I'm trying to cut out the frump-factor from my life. I feel so successful when I exercise, but it's offset by the resistance to get myself all sweaty at work and wear my beat-up tennies. Okay, when I do the short runs, I don't actually get sweaty. It's the conundrum of doing all those stair runs and it really just not making sense to change my dang shoes eighteen times a day. I'm working on a middle ground. :)
Anyway - fun day on the agenda. Well, fun evening. Massage appointment at 5:00 - I believe it's for 90 minutes because we were planning to do some guided visualization. I'll just tell him I'm going to skip that part and take 90 minutes of good rubbing. Then dinner with friends (yes, my spinster sisters, with whom I will share my affections between them and my dozen cats in twenty years) at a nice restaurant.