Thursday, February 09, 2012
So I had a 500 word bloggy thingy all ready to post, and actually I thought I had posted it, but it appears to have been eaten. This on top of another post I was trying to do on my phone on Sunday (what with the home computer giving up the ghost), that also just disappeared while I was trying to edit a spelling error. The site's gremlins, which I'd come to terms with, are rearing up again, or so it seems. But perhaps I'll try to recapture what I had...or just be annoyed with sp's site yet again.
By the way, how is it that the spell check on a blog interface doesn't recognize the word "blog"?
(whine whine grumble whine)
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
2/1/12, get it? (for the uninitiated, Rush is a band that has an album titled "2112". We fans have been celebrating all day...any excuse for a party, right? :)
For my 10 minutes of exercise today, I got up and danced around while watching their R30 DVD. Now, they don't exactly play dance music. But then again, I can't dance, so I think we're even. :)
And at two smileys for two paragraphs, I think you can tell that I'm in a bit of a good mood. Music does that to me, good music, especially, and my getting down and dirty...well, silly, anyway, after all, no one is watching...will definitely put a smile on my face. And that's in spite of still being sick, aching horribly, and having gone through a longish day at work trying to catch up to things undone yesterday when I stayed home sick.
Yeah, I'm feeling a bit goofy, and giddy right about now, with the tunes turned up and my head spinning slightly. But it's a good kind of spin. I think. And now, if you'll excuse me, the music is still playing... :)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
After getting down below the 195 mark, I set the end of February as a finish line for the next 5 pounds, and for a while I was doing well towards that goal. But then I ran into the rollercoaster of last week, and now I haven't a clue whether that's going to happen. But I suppose I could help myself towards that by setting another goal or two, and so I'm declaring the month of February the month where I hit the 10/day fitness minute mark. Not thinking of that as an average, since averaging 10 a day for a month is essentially 4 trips to the gym, once a week, which doesn't seem like it should be too difficult to hit, but something I haven't yet managed. But instead, a straight up every day goal of doing something for ten minutes that I won't feel guilty logging as real exercise.
Not entirely sure I'll succeed, but I have to start somewhere, eh?
I'm not entirely sad to see January go by the wayside. It's been a rough month, what with today bringing the second bout of being sick this month, just a miserable day of being in bodily pain. Hopefully February doesn't start out the same way. As much as I enjoyed sleeping in until 2 PM (ummm, not at all), I'd rather not repeat that tomorrow.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Ok, granted, I did eat piggishly this weekend, a few beers to go with heavy metal on Friday night, a bit of fast food on Saturday, a buffet breakfast with a good friend this morning, but once again, I'm amused at what the scale revealed a minute ago. Just yesterday morning, I grinned (while not taking very seriously) the 188.6 I saw on the scale first thing in the morning. And now, I frown, with a furrowed brow (while still not taking it seriously) the 195.0 showing up on the digital beast. Can't for the life of me translate what I've devoured in the past two days to 6.5 pounds. I've seen the concept of a "salt baby" bandied about on various blogs on spark people, and I think I might just chalk it up to that phenomenon. And expect the beast to cough up a 192.6 in the morning. Right where I'd expect the weight to be had I not been riding the yo-yo coaster over the past week.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Story of my weight issues, I suppose, that going to the gym isn't something that I look forward to, but instead need to plan out, think ahead, and oftentimes, even with those plans in place, force myself to do when that time comes.
I suppose today, I have an excuse, in that around the time where I figured I'd be going to the gym, I was instead napping, if a three hour snooze can be termed such. Not sure why that was the case, just hoping this exhaustion isn't a prelude to getting sick. At least part of it was the fact that I wasn't able sleep past 8:30 this morning, even though I'd intended to sleep in extensively. So the couple hours of sleep I didn't get then manifested itself in mid-afternoon, screwing up the rest of the day's plans/thoughts. Still didn't mean that the gym was the thing that had to be sacrificed. I mean, I did log in to work and get some stuff done - I could have just not done that and gone to the gym, and probably been happier as a result (but I probably would have regretted that on Monday :) .
This past week was very strange, weight wise. Started, as previously mentioned, with a sighting of a 190.something weight on the digital scale, a vision not seen since early 2010, but by midweek, having only eaten out once (granted, that was beer and burger) I hit a morning (lightest part of the day for me) weight of 194.8, which translates to ~197ish at the heaviest part of the day. I had a highly social week, meaning multiple outings, including a restaurant splurge (it's restaurant week in madison, when fancy joints throw together a few options for a reasonable price), so I didn't think the week would end well. But instead, this morning's light weight was 188.6.
Frankly, I'm a little weirded out by that, the fact that the scale went up without provocation, and is fading back down without any particular effort. I mean, I did play basketball Thursday night, that was a decent chunk of exercise. But...
The only wild card, really, was the introduction of a low carb protein drink into the mix. Not something I would have gone out and bought myself, but I mess around on one of those penny auction sites on occasion, and managed to score this product. Contrary to expectations, it tastes decent, so I'm having a glass of what might as well be chocolate milk every day. I'm not saying that's the cause of anything, but that's the only thing I can think of as different between this week and prior week. As a supposed fat burn/weight loss aid, that doesn't explain the rise in weight. But I'll be keeping it in mind as I go forward, curious if that crap actually works as it's advertised, and is worth anything more than a tasty enough treat.
And no, as a once (and future?) wanna be scientist, I'm not jumping to any kind of conclusion here, just pointing out a variable :)
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