Wednesday, August 18, 2010
hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. i have had a pretty tame week so far. nothing out of the ordinary has happened, yet. lol
hubby wanted to go out for dinner tonight so we hit the texas roadhouse. i kept it healthy, well, except for a dinner roll - which, as it turns out, was a huge mistake. apparently 1 roll has 227 calories in it. holy crap! i never would have guessed it had that much. i ordered my meal cooked with ZERO butter, i actually asked how they prepared thier steaks, chicken and broccoli. i had my dinner cooked with no added fattening things in it and it was still very good. had i known the bread was so EXPENSIVE (calorie wise) i would have passed it over. oh well, what is done is done and besides, i still have not gone over my calorie range for the day -- so ALL is not lost. just my guilty feelings getting the best of me.
i went to cvs today and they had a blood pressure station in the store so i popped my arm in and got my blood pressure. apparently a good one is 120/80 and mine was lower than that.... i was at 113/63 totally AWESOME!
i have always had a good blood pressure so i was not really surprised, but i ws thinking it would get better with the weight loss and the excercising.
got my haircut today and when i walked into the salon my cousin who owns the shop, my other cousin who does my hair, and a third hairdresser all just stared at me and went "OH MY GOD, LOOK AT YOU!" i responded with "yeah, i know my hair looks awful but i just got out of the gym" hahahhahaha,
they were talking about my weight.... as they put it "I'M MEEEELTING" (said in the voice of the wicked witch of the east from the wizard of oz) it was rather funny.
yeah, then the conversation kept going on about how much i've lost and how and what special diet i am on, etc etc etc. they were really surprised that i was not on any special diet. i explained that i am never hungry, i eat tons of fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, eat at home more and just make better decisions about what i feed my body. that and exercise, of course.
i also told them all about sparkpeople and they asked how much it costs to join.. LOL.. i told them it was completely free and it had all kinds of info to help anyone succeed and losing weight or just getting healthy. turns out i might end up with another exercise buddy. the other hair dresser goes to my gym in the next town over and might go to mine (which is next to the salon) when i go.
it was definitely an interesting day.
so, gotta run..... life goes on....
thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for all that you folks do for me ----your totally awesome!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
well, back to the grindstone, back to business as usual, back to commuting and getting home late.
such is life i guess. things return to REALITY when you return to work after a vacation.
nothing special happenning so far this week. i skipped the gym yesterday and just did an hour on the wii - free step, i was sweating when i was done.
i did go to the gym today... did 47 minutes on the ellipical and 33 minutes on the treadmill. the elliptical i pumped up the resistance to level 6 and let me tell you, i was definitely feeling it! that is a good thing. the not so good thing is by the time i was done i had a sore throat from breathing through my mouth while i was exercising (or you could call it huffing and puffing by the end, lol)
i guess i did ok on my challenge this week. i was down 2.6 lbs. i guess that is ok for my friend TOM being around. he usually throws a wrench into things if you know what i mean.
hubby is doing great too! he is dropping a few lbs a week as well. although he has a tendancy to overdo it on the weekends, gain a little and then get rid of it and some during the week. men, it seems so much easier for them... grrrr.
ok peeps.... gotta run. i am very very tired. i guess that's what happens when you work for a living and then go to the gym.
have a fabulous night all.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
i am so not ready for this. no way. no how. absolutely NOT!
i do not feel like going to work. i do not feel like spending 13+ hours away from home!
i do not feel like dealing with the crappy issues i will have to deal with when i get back tomorrow. and trust me, there will be issues. it is inevitable.
yeah, i know this all sounds negative... but hey, i really wish i could just retire.
i actually enjoyed being home this week.
i spent time with my puppy
i went to the gym at a normal hour
i made a new recipe
i went shopping
i cleaned my car
i watched tv
i went to a casino
i passed a mamogram with FLYING colors
and the list goes on.... suffice it to say, i really enjoyed being a home body!!
oh, well, enough griping for one night... i am sure i will take up where i left off
tomorrow after work... lol
we picked up hubby's new company car today. it's a dodge journey, an suv type car. pretty darn tooting nice, lots of neat options in it that he did not expect.
very, very roomy too! i can't believe how long it is and how much room is in it.
ok so a while ago, my computer crashed and we had to reset the whole darn thing. well, my itunes were on that computer and i lost everything! so, hubby took my ipod to work and a guy got most of the info off the ipod so we could reload it back into the computer... well, that didn't work so hot - the videos didn't play and i lost my playlists and all the music duplicated and half of it would not work. so, i could not plug my ipod into it, if i did, my ipod would end up like the itunes on the computer. i just went months without new songs etc. so i found this software online called TOUCHCOPY. the software cost my $25 but it was sooooooooooooo worth it. i got everything reverse loaded from my ipod onto my computer and nothing is damaged or missing. now i can add new stuff and not be bored during my workouts anymore --- i kow, how can one get bored with over 5,000 songs..... it happens. lol
my challenge is going so so. i am just not motivated for it somehow. i feel like it is a chore to record my exercises and updates and post on the board.. i guess i am just not into the added responsibility and accountability. i will do my darnest not to quit, because i do not feel i am a quitter. i am just not looking forward to having to keep that updated, work, commute, go to the gym, and home stuff --- i am afraid it will be too much for me.
well, gotta go iron some work cloths i guess. lol, nothing like leaving it for the last minute, huh...
have a great new week all! hope your weekend was fabulous.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
feel free to call me a slacker. lol
got my nails done, bought new (smaller) bras and undies (wahoo)
going to do the wii in a bit (after my lunch/dinner settles a bit)
hubby not coming home until weee hours of the morning - he and a friend of ours are going to the PATRIOTS pre season game tonight at FOXBORRO STADIUM.
only 3 days left of my vacation --- NOOOOOOOOOO!
why can't vaca's last forever?
just took dog for a walk for about 20 minutes or so... oh what fun!
i guess i'm gonna change up and maybe relax and hit the ol' wii
Monday, August 09, 2010
tomorrow is weigh in day and i am not looking forward to it. i do not think i've lost anything since last week so i'm a tad bummed.
on the bright side. i got this recipe from chef meg here on sparkpeople. it was for slow cooker chicken marinara with veggies. i added more spices to it after reading the reviews from others and i must say it is yummy. i am having it tonight with some smart taste pasta full of whole grains and it makes enough for more meals during the week. i can't wait to see how hubby likes it.
i only did the treadmill at the gym today. but, i did it for 76 minutes. i just didn't feel like doing the other stuff. besides, i AM on vacation.. lol
my house is sooo hot i am sweating as i type my blog. almost time to get up and move into the bedroom where the AC is while i await hubby comeing home from the gym.
so, i guess i'll hit the road and move my butt into a cooler climate.
chat later my friends.
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