Monday, January 19, 2009
Ok first it was the snowstorm and getting snowed in for days. Now it's the windstorm! It's annoying to be blown away as you're trying to walk down to the car! lol
What's worse is that we keep losing power. I am fine with it until I think things like "oh whoops, guess I can't eat oatmeal then" "dang it, no protein smoothie" I mean, I can't eat anything that needs cooking when there's no power!! I ate the last of my cereal this morning, so hopefully I can actually eat my oatmeal tomorrow!
I don't know if I ever think about how much I need electricity until I lose it! I thought I'd be fine until I start thinking about everything I CAN'T do! No heater, so I'm shivering underneath a blanket. I can't even lay on my bed and read because there is no way to get enough light over there! I couldn't even get online until now to check my e-mail and track my stuff on Sparkpeople. We only have cordless phones, so I would only have a phone until my cell phone dies. No power = not being able to charge it!
I'm done with the wind now!! In fact, I never really wanted it in the first place. Oh and what's even MORE fun is the city is flushing our pipes. So we can't use any appliances that use water, can't drink the water, can't do anything that involves water until they are done! UGH!
Are there any crazy weather things happening in your neck of the woods? Do you need electricity? Or are you sitting there laughing at me? =)
(Edit : I forgot to mention that the wind has been blowing the roof tiles all over the place! Our apartment doesn't seem to be too bad, but further down the row there are big holes where the roof used to be! We're on the top floor, so hopefully the wind will end soon and we won't have to worry!)
Monday, December 08, 2008
Have you ever had one of those conversations that changes the way you look at things? For quite awhile I've thought that the reason behind the things I do was one thing, when it turns out it's something else entirely!
This revelation hasn't necessarily changed my life at the current moment. I still have to wrestle my own demons. But now I know what they truly are! I feel like I've been lying to myself this whole time.
I always feel the need to justify myself to those around me. (Mostly because certain people in my life demand it). I wish I could feel good about cutting them out of my life, but that's just not the kind of person I am. I don't think I could do that to someone, no matter how awful they are to me. But luckily I am married to the best man in the whole world. He opens my eyes to see things from new perspectives. He comforts me when others hurt me. He doesn't allow me to let others completely derail me.
I hope everyone finds someone that makes them feel this good.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I knew my body was good at gaining weight, but I didn't know how good! So since I've changed my goals into gaining muscle, I've gained five pounds. is it all muscle? Probably not. But I have lost an inch off my hips and two inches off my stomach!
I've only been at this for a month, so seeing five extra pounds is a little scary. But I have to get out of the scale minded mode. I mean, losing inches, even though it isn't a huge amount is something right? My pants are a little looser. That's exciting to me. =)
Friday, October 24, 2008
I had gotten it into my head that I should get down to 144. That would be 101 pounds lost. This was my goal because 144 is where I go from being "overweight" to "normal" on the BMI scale. Weight loss has become basically impossible. I can stay the same, or I can gain weight. But my body is really liking the number 148. I've gone slightly below it and of course, far above it, but it always seems to settle right about 148.
Then I was thinking. What would be so different four pounds from now? Especially since my plan was to start trying to gain muscle as soon as I got down to 144. So I get to normal...and then I gain muscle, but then I'd be "overweight" again! I'm not really sure where my brain was when I decided that I would only allow myself to be "overweight" if I could get down to "normal" first.
Instead of doing so much cardio, I definitely want to kick up my strength training and pilates. I'm probably still going to go to the gym just as much as I always have, but I'll just be doing different things! So it's not about giving up, it's about changing my goals.
I think it's good to remain flexible in life. Have you ever reevaluated your goals? In weight loss, or just in general?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So the scale goes up and down like it has a mind of its own. Right now it's up. But I was looking at my measurements and weigh-in graphs. Did you know I'm down 97 pounds? I have also lost 4 inches off my neck, almost 20 inches off my waist, and 11 inches off my hips. I wish I had also measured more things. I didn't even know you could at the beginning.
No matter what happens, it always pays to put things into perspective. You don't want to quit because you're getting bogged down by things that don't even really matter. So yeah, I could be doing better with the scale. But for now, I think I'm doing pretty great. I'm getting in my protein, fiber, water and exercise. And that, to me, is progress.
How are you doing?
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