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ROLLAND
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1/23/07 11:31 A

so things didn't go according to plan after i got off of sparkpeople.. i ended up watching some tivo.. then was lazy for the rest of the day.. oh well.. but i'm back on my game.. i did a boatload of cardio yesterday.. and i'm planning on hitting the gym for a little run again today (i'm thinking that quick runs on most days will help me get back into running).. then some elliptical work.. then possibly volleyball later today..

i'm starting school this week (thursday).. i'm excited, but a little nervous.. i wanted to ease myself into classes, but i think i took somewhat of hard class.. i started feeling pressure, so i ended up reading for most of last night.. i'm trying to get ahead, and get my midterm paper started - and i'm trying to do well for my first couple of classes.. so we'll see..

anyway, time to sneak away to do my gym stuff for lunch.. =) bye for now..



ROLLAND
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1/21/07 7:46 A

so i'm awake early.. i went to a basketball game last night.. and had kind of a big snack at a diner before i got home.. i think i'm going to attempt running this morning.. that is after i go back to sleep for a little bit more..

so good bye for now..



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1/18/07 9:17 A

so i'm back in action.. and doing fairly well.. i ate ok yesterday.. and i've been pretty active this whole week so far..

school starts next week.. and i'm a little nervous.. but i think i'm more worried about getting a good grade.. a couple weeks ago, when i was emailing the teacher, i managed to get the syllabus.. one of the requirements is a term paper.. so i've started the process of writing it.. yay.. yeah, so class should be fun.. =)

until next time..



ROLLAND
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1/15/07 12:44 A

well.. last week ended with a lot of good exercise.. i lifted before a lunchtime session of kickoxing.. then i got together with some people and played volleyball for an hour after work.. so it felt good.. but since i'm off tomorrow, i had a slow/lazy weekend.. which is not so great, but great at the same time.. i think i needed this time to rest (and play with my new laptop).. and the weather wasn't all that great either.. so it's all good that i didn't do much (actually, my only excitement was responding to a rescue call tonight)..

so this coming week will bne interesting.. i have to runa couple errands tomorrow.. so i'll be busy in the morning of my day off.. but we'll see.. =)



ROLLAND
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1/11/07 10:34 A

i've been feeling so worn down lately.. so i ended up not getting a decent workout the last 2 days.. i do hope to get to workout today..

so school starts in 2 weeks.. so i'm excited.. it'll be nice getting back into the intellectual grind.. and with a new laptop.. woo hoo.. =)



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1/8/07 10:55 A

so my weekend wasn't that great.. i never motivated myself to exercise.. i think i used up too much of my motivation in the previous week to effectively muster up enough gonads to do anything productive over the weekend.. but it's back to the grind this week.. so it's all good..

i'm very excited for school to start.. and about as excited to get my new toy.. i might end up getting it delivered to me this friday.. it'll take everyint in my not to bust it out and play with it instead of working.. =)

bye for now..



ROLLAND
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1/8/07 10:55 A

so my weekend wasn't that great.. i never motivated myself to exercise.. i think i used up too much of my motivation in the previous week to effectively muster up enough gonads to do anything productive over the weekend.. but it's back to the grind this week.. so it's all good..

i'm very excited for school to start.. and about as excited to get my new toy.. i might end up getting it delivered to me this friday.. it'll take everyint in my not to bust it open and play with it instead of working.. =)

bye for now..



ROLLAND
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1/5/07 9:39 A

yeah, so i had a little bit of a bad eating day yesterday.. actually, what killed it was a little bit of drinking at lunchtime with coworkers during a group party.. and donuts that i had eaten (in the am, there were boxes of them put out for someone's birthday in a neighboring area.. in the pm, donuts during a monthly meeting).. but it was all in good fun.. and i'm back to the grind..

argh.. i'm tired.. i have to find a way to muddle through the day.. hopefully i can make it to (and thru) a lunchtime kickboxing class.. =)

until next time..



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1/2/07 1:08 P

so the laptop purchase is behind us.. hoooooo weeeeeeeeee.. that was a big chunk of money out the window.. oh well.. it's pretty nice, so it'll be nice to get and play and get aquainted with before school starts..

so my weight is back up again.. i am back on the ball though, and now i'm curious, if i stay strict enough, how much will i lose before summer starts? i guess we'll see how it goes, huh? =)




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12/29/06 8:26 P

.. so my christmas meal with my family worked out great.. i was really busy, and if there was anything that i felt was lacking, it was the actual hosting job.. because we decided in a sitdown dinner for my family and my sister's boyfriend, we were caught up in putting final touches on our dishes.. but everything was a hit.. my parents were in love with our homemade french onion soup, rotisserie chicken, homemade potatoes au gratin, slow-cooked creamed corn, rice pilaf, and creme brulee.. i even got my mom into the mix by teaching her how to finish off (with the butane torch) the last 2 servings of dessert.. my parents wrote off to my aunt in the philippines that our cooking skills are on par with restaurant meals.. it was quite flattering.. i'm just glad they had a good time..

so the next day, i found out i got into graduate school.. so i'm very happy.. it's kinda funny.. my wife and i were debating whether we buy a new lcd tv for our den (all our research ended up pointing us to the most expensive models - just like everything else, gotta love our expensive tastes), then we decided to hold off to see if the prices come down.. now that i'm in school, the push is towards getting a laptop.. worked out in the end, huh?

lifewise, it's ok.. tis the season for eating more, and that i'm definitely doing.. but i'm slowly curtailing down my intake.. and tonight, and last night, i had good workouts.. so it'll be good to be completely back in the swing of things after these holidays..

.. bye-bye for now..

Edited by: ROLLAND at: 12/29/2006 (20:27)


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12/25/06 9:18 A

i'm up early making part of my christmas meal with my family.. i turned a turkey in brine.. and started spooning ramikins with creme brulee that sat over night (i shouldn't be typing right now).. they are going in the oven for 30+ mins.. then back in the fridge.. yay.. i hope my parents like it..

so yeah, the main meal and desert won't be very good for me.. but i think, to offset impending "doom" (although a very tasty one), i will take a run after i place the creme brulee back in the fridge.. =)

happy holidays to everyone who'd be possibly reading this journal..



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12/22/06 9:29 P

ahhhh.. 2 days before any xmas action and i was fairly busy.. even more so since i was off from work today.. i took off to help my wife go grocery shopping for her semi-annual tradition of making cookies on xmas eve with her parents, and xmas lunch/dinner with my parents.. i'm pretty excited because we got both sets of parents a cool xmas present.. they were some digital photo frames, and we loaded them with cool pictures from things we had done for vacation over the last year..

.. anyway, i was hoping to have finished all this shopping early enough to get a quick run in.. but it was raining when we got home, and it was super cold and clammy.. so i opted not to.. maybe tomorrow.. =)

bye for now..



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12/19/06 8:24 A

ahhh.. i'm listening to a replay of the howard stern show.. it's freakin hilarious.. it's a replay of richard christie getting his privates waxed.. sounds SOOOO painful.. but VERY funny.. those guys are such characters..

so it's the week before xmas, and i'm at somewhat of a higher weight than what i was hoping to be at this time before the new year.. but i'll be pushing to be healthy this week.. still have a lot of shopping to accomplish, so healthiness will be a little difficult.. but i'm hoping today, i can get a good weightlifting session at lunch, then a volleyball session after work..



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12/17/06 6:35 P

i checked the scale a couple days ago, and am fairly disheartened.. i was doing well for a while, and it wasn't very reflective on the scale.. i shouldn't say disheartened, more like disappointed.. but i guess i shouldn't be.. i had been eating poorly the last couple of days.. and i hadn't had much exercise either.. i think i will work harder these next couple of days so that i can get closer to what i want to be.. *sigh* life changes are hard, huh?



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12/14/06 1:39 A

still feeling worn down.. it doesn't help to be way under the range for good sleep.. i've just had a long day.. and will have another one tomorrow.. i'm running home to get some sleep (just had a call for an unconscious 18 mo old)..

more next time..

Edited by: ROLLAND at: 12/14/2006 (01:39)


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12/12/06 9:46 A

for some reason, i've been feeling kinda worn down.. my sleep has been super off (this past week, i've been averaging around 5 hours).. anyway, i'd like to get more rest in.. but i am busy at night doing whatever the hell i do (usually bs).. and i want to take on more hours for the squad and go back to doing a weekly shift instead of alternating weeks.. so we'll see..

.. on other fronts, i'm waiting to hear back from graduate school.. i called them yesterday to see what the status of the application is, and they told me that i could be finding out possibly within a week, and as early as the end of this week.. so that pumped up my stress levels..

.. ugh.. i've gotta go xmas shopping.. i've gotta find some time this week.. busy busy busy am i.. =)

.. until next time..



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12/10/06 12:14 A

last night (a couple hours ago), on the way home from being out, i had a strong urge to eat munchkins.. so i was bad, and got a 25pc box.. i was thikning "i'll be splitting it, so it won't be so bad".. yeah well.. that went far.. i only shared 1 (not my fault).. oh well.. i underate that day.. so i didn't stray too far from my range (unfortunately the majority of the day's calories went to crap).. i'm going to attempt to run early in the morning (my wife thinks i'm on crack, but i started outdoor running in the cold, so this'll hopefully be a good step for me).. it's going to be cold out, but i need to get back to outdoor running, and i figure that today will be a good day.. hopefully i come back intact.. =)



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12/7/06 9:30 P

so my streak kinda continues.. after a strong first week of staying in a good range, i slipped a little, but not much.. christmas season has kicked in, and i still need to go shopping.. for a while, we were saving money for something big, and now that we are both kinda free, i've slacked off in the gift department.. i guess that makes me a bad husband, huh? well, i hope i come up with something good..

.. anyway.. i'm hoping to get a good kickboxing session in at lunch tomorrow.. that'll help me feel more lively (i've been feeling kinda beat up - probably from too much working out this week)..



ROLLAND
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12/4/06 10:16 A

i dunno what it is.. but i'm EXHAUSTED.. yeah, i went to sleep a little later than i should've, but i've gone to sleep later than that, and never felt this tired.. oh well.. gotta fight through today..

.. a fairly slow day for me today.. so it'll be nice to catch up on some administrative things (as well as some xmas shopping).. ahhhh.. 'tis the season..



ROLLAND
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12/2/06 9:46 A

so i had a pretty good week.. EXCEPT (there's always one) for yesterday night.. had 2 slices of pizza, and some wings.. my calorie count was 3100, which is high.. but not so bad considering i had fought the hunger bug all that day, and usually when this happens, i end at around 5k.. anyways, i also exercised, so i offset some calories.. i still feel like i'm in good shape, and will continue my streak through the weekend..

.. unfortunately, i'm at work this weekend.. but oh well.. hopefully, i'll leave soon and manage to get a brisk walk in before the day is thru..

.. bye for now..



ROLLAND
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11/30/06 7:58 A

i'm feeling great about myself.. i've managed to turn my downward spiral around.. i've been eating great.. exercising a lot.. and just feeling great.. not so much from the fact that i'm on a good path (don't get me wrong, that's a good feeling), but more from the fact that i DID turn it around.. and in essence, have turned it around several days in a row..

.. this whole lifestyle change is about finding, then keeping your motivation.. and that motivation has gotta be true.. and there has to be more than one - the more, the merrier.. be happy with your victories, no matter how small they are - because they ALL count.. don't be sad with your losses - learn from them.. the challenge becomes making those losses into motivators..

.. i dunno.. i think it's time to get off my soapbox (at least for now).. hell, i'm preaching to the choir (my choir, that is).. =)

.. bye for now..



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11/28/06 12:12 A

well well well.. thanksgiving has passed.. and i am considerably heavier due to lots of eating and the opposite in activity.. sucks for me.. but i have a resolution to get close to my lowest weight this year.. so yesterday, i've started to be stict with everything again.. and i had a pretty good day.. so i will continue with it up until january.. i am back up to 284.. so we'll see if i can manage to get closer to 260 in a month.. i know it's unhealthy amount of weight, but i'm eating healthy/smarter now.. =)

bye for now..



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11/24/06 1:56 P

after working the previous weekend, i've pretty much been on cruise control.. work has been a little slow since my study was cancelled.. and then i was off starting tuesday night.. and i've been EATING like a monster.. i've been really bad.. and not feeling super great about myself.. i find it interesting that it's so easy for me to stay on a bad track - and equally hard to stop the bad slide.. i need to find something active to do for at least this weekend.. and i keep pushing off my daily ab routine (i try to do a round of abwork every night).. i'd like to try to take a jog around outside, but i jarred my knee while playing volleyball, and now it feels week when it's straight.. so we'll see.. =(

bye for now..



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11/20/06 12:15 A

well.. i just found out that the project that i've been working so hard to ramp up for was cancelled.. due to a management decision to stop running these types of projects across the board.. yay.. kinda.. i was all busy getting ready, and now, it'll be slow again for me.. =)

.. i can't really complain.. now i'll have time to workout at lunchtime.. =) damn, i hate when work gets in the way..



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11/17/06 8:16 A

still not doing all that great.. can't cut down on the food.. it's like i'll have one, or maybe 2 good days, then it's downhill.. i allow myself to go an inch over, then i take a mile.. not the smartest..

.. and i can't think of anything that could subconsciously be letting me do this.. if it's stress, then it's a possibility.. i've been busy at work.. if it's regarding the school possibility, then i guess it could be it as well - i am waiting to hear back from them.. things at home are great.. i feel like i let out a lot of frustration when i weight lift.. so that's a good thing..

.. about working out, i've cut down on my running.. i've been good with endurance on machines (stair stepper, elliptical, etc).. but i don't run any more.. i feel like i need to get back on that to help spark my weight loss efforts..

.. oh well.. =(
.. until next time..



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11/13/06 12:08 A

.. yeah.. so this was a very bad weekend for me.. i'm upset, but i kinda walked into it.. oh well.. i'll get better.. hopefully.. i think i will set a goal for myself.. to see if i can average a cool 2000 calories/day this whole week.. my range is 24-27k.. but i figure this'll be my punishment for the horrible weekend.. =)

.. so until next post.. =)



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11/10/06 10:19 A

yay.. i'm off from work today.. it was very much needed.. besides being busy at work, and working out fairly frequently, i hadn't been getting much sleep.. so it was nice to sleep in this morning.. my wife and i are heading into the city later to hang out there and possibly eat, then catch a commedy show.. so that'll be fun..

.. but back to the grind on monday.. and a grind it will definitely be.. so relaxation, i will definitely catch up on this weekend..

.. until later..



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11/4/06 12:20 A

well for me.. i've gotten a lot moving since i last posted.. i sent my gre scores to the university.. and i got my transcripts sent as well.. today, i just locked up my references.. so that will be rolling.. i hope to hear about everything in the next couple of weeks.. so good luck to me..

.. next i gotta tackle my eating problem.. i'm on a bit of a downward spiral.. i need to snap out of it.. hopefully i get to do something active tomorrow.. but for that to happen, i'll have to get off the computer and get to sleep.. =)



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11/2/06 11:11 A

i'm listening to the howard stern show at work right now.. and it's hilarious.. the replay is playing a bunch of prank calls.. FUNNY as hell..

anyway.. things have been ok with me.. still not great with my eating.. it's like i'll alternate.. i'll have a good caloric day, then i'll have a 3000+ cal day.. then low.. then high.. but my activity levels are up.. so i'm happy that i've stayed consistent on that front..

.. BUT i've GOTTA tackle the grad school front.. i know where i can go.. and i'm pretty sure i can get in.. i have to get on getting my ducks lined up so i'm good to go for january..

.. i love staying busy, don't i?!?!?!



ROLLAND
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10/28/06 11:45 A

hi snowbum.. to make a journal public, i think it's a setting while you are starting it.. i have to look into that..

i know.. i know.. hanging in there is my middle name (as well as a bunch of others).. i should just get up and do it.. i go through these streaks of being lazy (i actually disagree with this, but might be the best term).. then once i put my mind to something, i'm the whirling dervish (is that right?).. when i get in these moods, i actually go way above and beyond.. if only i can figure out a way to sustain that with my weight loss journey..

.. i do admit, however, that my physique has improved.. and i've been getting a lot of positive comments.. so that's good.. but i guess cuz there's a lot of jiggly stuff (that people seem to overlook) that i see (i'm one of the few that see me naked), i feel like i have plenty more work to accomplish.. know what i mean?

he he.. no problem about rambling.. it's actually a breath of fresh air.. so feel free to pop in whenever you'd like..

.. and i still need to muster up enough money to get a guitar.. actually, i still have my old electric one at my parents' house.. but i had always wanted an acoustic one, and i don't feel like driving up to my parents just to get that.. so we'll see..

anyway.. i've got to get back to work (that's right, i am working this weekend).. i'm hoping that in an hour, i'll have it in me to do an hour of cardio like i wanted.. =)



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10/27/06 1:39 P

Rolland,
You're crackin me up! I'm going to keep my eye on you. I'm bored to death at work so I was searching for something to read - A boring journal sounded way to interesting. I think you've inspired me to start a journal. I have entries, but can't figure out to make it public yet. Believe me, mine are way more boring that yours.

Anyways, Hang in there! You can do it. If this is what you want, you can get what you want! Just Do IT! I love food too and have been stuck at the same weight forever. I know when the progress in happening, it's alot easier to stick to it. I started running 3 miles, 3 times a week. Even though the scales don't show it, I lost 3 inches in my waist. I run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute and so on.

Sorry to ramble on in YOUR journal, but just wanted to pop in and say Hi. I'll go ramble in my one.

Have a good weekend. Get out that guitar - dance around the house and ROCK - Burn some calories!



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10/27/06 10:21 A

yup.. still not on the path of making good choices.. but i have been doing a little better.. but not by much.. on the whole, i'm not all that happy with myself.. something needs to change.. i thought i was on the right track.. i tried to set up a single day goal of eating around 2000 calories.. i accomplished that, then hoped i could do the same the next day.. i succumed and had some type of food out..

.. and i finally changed my weight loss goals.. previously it was down to 250 by september.. but i had to change it.. so currently it's down to 260 by january.. hopefully, i will start a streak of making good choices soon.. if not.. then.. oh well..



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10/24/06 10:06 A

i haven't been making many good choices lately.. fitness, i feel like i'm doing ok.. it's my eating that kills me.. it's always been that way.. i can't put my finger on why it's effecting me so much at the moment.. i am busy at work.. and trying to accomplish things.. but it's like that for me all the time.. mentally, i just don't think i'm strong at this moment.. today's a bit of a test for me.. i want to stay under 2000 calories.. so we'll see if that holds up.. actually, i should speak more positively and say "it'll hold up, and i'll report about it later".. hopefully everyone is doing well..



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10/22/06 12:49 A

it's 1244 in the am.. and i'm just not feeling all that tired.. don't know why.. just saw a good movie, the departed.. it was pretty interesting.. all i have to say is "martin scorsese, what an interesting mind".. ha ha..

.. anyway.. haven't been all that great with goals and self control.. i took a couple days off and decided to do a day trip with the mrs to celebrate our anniversary.. i ended up eating quite a lot on both days (huge dinner, and breakfast buffet the next day).. but it was well worth it.. unfortunately, i am now 6lbs heavier than the last time i took my weight.. no fret, though.. just have to get back to being more active - which i was on a good roll with before.. actually, i'm planning on waking up in a couple hours to try to get a run and a bike ride in before we run our errands.. yay.. =)

.. anyways.. off to bed i go.. hopefully i carry through with what i hope i will.. =) bye, for now..



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10/17/06 12:06 A

yeah.. so i haven't done much with any of the goals i laid out.. but it's ok.. i am going to an open house tomorrow night.. and the guitar, well i need to raise enough money for that one.. the sax, well.. i guess i've been opting to do more with the keyboard.. the keyboard.. well i got it set up.. and have played it a little bit.. the tae kwon do and kali classes will have to wait.. but i'll definitely be checking out a couple places so there's no hope lost.. i was thinking of trying to play a song, but i'm afraid my wife will wake up.. anyways, i should try to sleep.. and i'm on duty right now, so i should catch my moments of sleep when they present themselves.. *yawn*



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10/11/06 8:41 A

just like with weight loss, a lot of the initial momentum gathered comes with one step.. for sparkpeople, it's doing the fast breaks.. picking an easily attainable goal, then accomplishing it, then setting another goal.. as this progresses, your goals add up, and you have things to look back at to help you remember how far you've come.. this needs to be applied to everyday life as well - weight loss/fitness is only one aspect of one's life.. for me, i have problems getting myself to set a first goal when it comes to other things that i'd like to acomplish.. some of them are a little far-fetched.. but here's the short list:
- go to grad school and complete a masters and/or phd
- pick up the guitar again - i played when i was younger
- pick up the saxaphone again - " "
- pick up the piano (keyboard) - " "
- take a couple tae kwon do classes again - " "
- take a couple kali classes (filpino martial art)

i've taken one step towards the piano thing.. i had a keyboard that i've carried with me, but pretty much left in a box for the last couple of years.. i finally moved it up into the loft.. too bad i haven't set it up yet.. but i'll get around to it eventually (like the story with my life).. i'll keep you posted..

bye for now..

Edited by: ROLLAND at: 10/11/2006 (08:58)


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10/7/06 12:26 P

i feel like i've had a pretty good week with regards to fitness.. i've stayed fairly active all week long.. eating hasn't been great, but i hope to make steps towards better eating starting today..

.. time to run some saturday morning errands.. bye for now..



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10/3/06 1:44 P

i feel like a part of my life is getting sorted out, and it brings me a fiar amount of relief.. it's tough to put my finger on what exactly it is.. i still have more goals to accomplish - weight loss, school, work aspirations.. but for some reason, i'm feeling more and more calm about my life and what i've accomplished up to this point..

.. enough about being introspective, for now at least.. so far, it has been a good week.. i exercised a fair amount these last couple of days.. so i've already burnt my weekly goal (which i should consider raising).. and i'm eating kinda ok.. i need to be more disciplined to be able to trend below 2.2k (i average around 2.8k).. but overall, i'm doing well.. and i can't ask for much more than that.. =)

bye for now..



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10/1/06 9:33 P

my weekend is almost over.. i was busy with a bike event on saturday.. and i just finished a 40 min run and a 20 min bike ride.. i feel pretty good about myself.. would've been a great week if i controlled my eating (festival on saturday - chinese food on sun).. but it's a new month.. and the point accumulation starts anew for the month.. =)

.. just love the sparkpeople game.. =)



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9/27/06 8:19 A

ahhhh.. my personal busy workstuff is finally over.. at least the first main part of it.. so now i can relax a little more.. back to keeping up with sparkpeople..

on a more serious note.. i feel like i am close to my previous activity level from before my periods of vacations that i had taken.. so i feel better about that.. and i know, in time, and if i can keep my daily calorie count low, that i will shed some good weight when i keep these levels up.. so i'm looking more forward to giving myself good time for all this to come to fruition.. in the recent past, i had been on somewhat of a standstill.. it was a little disappointing, but i at least didn't gain semi-permanent weight - gaining and not being able to shed it quickly..

.. anyway.. until next time..



ROLLAND
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9/24/06 8:11 P

ahhh.. just had a super-relaxing weekend.. got to spend some good time with my wife.. lately, i've just been so busy that we haven't had much time - plans with friends, and weekend/holiday work.. next weekend, we've got a busy one, so it was nice to just sit around and be lazy.. too bad i couldn't stay on track with sparkpeople.. i didn't exercise a lick.. and overate both days (actually friday as well).. but i'll be back on track starting tomorrow.. i hope.. =)

.. anyway.. off to put away laundry.. and get some things ready for tomorrow.. bye for now..



ROLLAND
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9/21/06 11:22 A

this week is going well for me.. i'm almost back to the activity level that i was before i started my volleyball season.. i ran last night, and it felt good even though i sucked.. my positive thought about it is that i didn't suck as bad as i did the first time i tried running, so i'm happy that my running is better than before.. anyway, i'm also feeling a lot more comfortable at work.. a lot of things have been thrown my way, and i've managed to take on more responsibilities on my own.. so all in all, i'm pretty happy with everything.. anyway.. bye for now (an erick the midget/howard stern reference for those of you that know)..



ROLLAND
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9/15/06 8:42 P

this week wasn't good for me at all.. at least on the fitness/nutrition front.. work was busy this whole week (actually will be for the next couple of weeks).. so working out hasn't been great.. neither has eating.. so i hope to adjust to this mode of work and trying to do better to squeeze some exercise in.. actually, i think i'll be working out tomorrow after work (yes, i'll be working this whole weekend).. but hopefully not enough to take me out of my final volleyball match on monday.. =)

.. so wish me luck (whoever's out there).. or not..

Edited by: ROLLAND at: 9/15/2006 (20:43)


ROLLAND
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9/12/06 10:08 P

yeah.. i try to accomodate what i can.. outside of my regular 8 hr job (lately has been 10 - 12), i've got a great wife to come home to but wants me around more, a volunteer emt/rescue tech/bike team captain at a first aid squad, and someone trying to keep fit with various activies (weightlifting, running, biking, basketball, tennis, etc).. with ems, there's classes and practices that i miss and want to make up whenever i see new listings.. and i want to find time to take up picking up instruments which i've dropped over the years (sax, clarinet, guitar, piano), and karate lessons.. and also further my career by getting into grad school and doing a masters and/or phd.. =) yeah, i can see why my wife thinks i have too much that i want to put on a plate that is already overflowing.. but boys will be boys, right? =)



MOM6463
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9/12/06 4:37 P

know what? I enjoyed seeing someone else trying to "fit it all in" (the misery loves company thing). Anyway, looks like you are really trying and I admire that. I am trying too, but just can't seem to fit everything in, so guess what gets left out for me? Time for myself to do what I need to do to improve. Sleep, well, it happens at some point between the busniess owner, nurse, mom, exerciser, cook, laundress, etc. etc. keep up what you feel good about, you can do this!



ROLLAND
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9/12/06 4:29 P

yeah, i know.. i tell myself that everyday.. but my focus shifts between a lot of things.. and sleep is the thing that gets pushed aside..

exercise, for some reason i haven't been too consistent with lately.. i attribute that to work being so crazy lately.. tomorrow, for instance, i have to be here early again.. starting probably around 7ish.. that means i have to be in bed hopefully around 11ish at the latest.. but that probably won't happen because i have a class from 7 - 11 tonight.. i'm a glutton for punishment, huh? and i'm going to the class after, hopefully, a gentle/short workout starting as soon as i finish this post.. so good luck to me.. and hopefully i'll see you around..



DRUNKENKITTEN
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9/12/06 1:30 P

Looking through your journal it seems you do a little to much! Maybe you should try to do just half an hour of gentle exercise a day and concentrate on eating sensibly and resting more.



ROLLAND
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9/12/06 12:34 P

so my big study started today.. and the first day's activities went off without a hitch..

i'm SOOOOOOORE.. last night, i did chest, delts and triceps.. and 25 minutes on the elliptical.. so i'm proud i got to do what i did..

time to get back to the grind.. gotta tie up some loose ends..



ROLLAND
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9/8/06 1:07 A

*yawn*
4 days with less than 6 hrs of sleep SUCKS.. but after today, it should be better.. i also haven't been eating that great.. i think i'm on a downhill slope that i need to slow myself and get back on walking up the hill..

anyway.. off to bed.. i'm EXHAUSTED..



ROLLAND
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9/1/06 9:50 P

Here's my first journal entry.. hopefully you, the reader, will continue to read and find me interesting enough to come back for more.. as i post, feel free to weigh in with your opinions and/or comments.. enjoy =)

well.. the only thing going on with my life right now would be the fact that i just got back from a weekish-long vacation.. it was very relaxing on a small peninsula in the northeastern US (maybe this can be an ongoing game - let's see who picks up on it).. my eating was horrible.. i did manage to enter stuff into sparkpeople thanks to free wifi and the use of a wireless laptop.. but my portion control was off.. and i didn't workout all that much (as if i was home).. but i did bring my mountain bike with me.. so i biked 10 miles twice.. and ran around 3 miles once.. and i hiked 6 miles on the last day after i biked - not too smart, this made me miss out on a possible workout session before checking out.. and now that i'm back, i had to hit up my favorite chinese place.. and on the long trip back, the endless reststops that i had passed had me craving mc'd's - so i crumbled prior to the bad chinese food.. fun fun.. anyway, the vacation was good, overall..

.. and monday, yes it's a holiday, i get to go back to work and take care of scheduled stuff on top of catching up on the previous week..

anyway, hopefully all's well with all you sparky(ies) viewing my journal.. come back sometime, ya hear!?!?! =)



 
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