Sunday, February 7, 2010


Master Flora, my taekwondo instructor, has extra classes that he teaches once a month on Saturdays. A weapons class and then two hours of higher level belt training. He used to have red belts and above go to the two hours but he changed it to green belts and higher. Going on Saturdays to one hour for weapons training never seemed worth it. BUT, to go for three hours? We're definitely getting more for our two hours of traveling (one hour there one hour back). So my friend and I went yesterday.

I knew my arms would be sore today because we did weapons and practiced with the sword--and you get a great workout for your arms in doing different things. But the rest of the class didn't seem so bad. We got to do a lot of self-defense and some really amazing on the ground self-defense. We learned how to get out of two different situations--if someone has you on the ground, and they're on top of you, we learned what to do if we had our arms free and we also learned what to do if the person tucked in our arms on our side and used their legs to keep your arms from doing anything. It ROCKED. Today . . . I can barely move! At least I know I had a great workout!

I feel like I've kept to my calories pretty well this week. One day I went low, but other than that, I've done well. Yesterday I went high, but figured I could with all the exercise. Last week I weighed 197.6 and today I weigh 195.6. Two pounds. I also weighed 195.6 yesterday so hopefully that is what I weigh.

The other thing to celebrate? I weigh less than my husband. Now, this might not seem like such a big deal to most people--but when I first met (around 12 years ago) Damon--I weighed 145. He still weighed less than me. I think 135. Very skinny guy. Well, he has put on weight just like me, but never as much. The last time I lost weight and was down to around 180 he was still in the range of 170 or so.

When he weighed himself the other day he was at 196.4. Woohoo! I don't weigh THAT much less than him, but still. I WEIGH LESS. And by golly, I'm going to be happy about it!!!

And even though he should, he doesn't have any plans to do weight loss anytime in the future. I'm really okay with this. At least until I get off all of my weight. I want to have a chance to ENJOY weighing less than my husband!


Sunny said...

I am in the same boat. I have never weighed less than my husband and I would really like that to happen, at least once. :)

Tristi Pinkston said...

I can't wait until I weigh less than my husband ... it's going to take a while. :)

Proud of you ... keep it up!

Kimberly Job said...

I totally get that. I always weighed more than my first husband, and hated it.

Luckily, my new hubby weighs more than me, and I definitely like it.

Although, I don't recommend getting a new husband for that reason only. :) But it worked for me.

Shanna Blythe said...

Boy, do I hear you!

Thanks. It was great seeing you, too!

LOL. I'm just working on feeding my hubby the fatty foods while work on the healthy foods. Mwa ha ha.