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does spell check eat blogs?

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)

  
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BLUE42DOWN 2/9/2012 3:33PM

    Hehe, no idea. My browsers (Chrome and Opera) spell check as I type, so I don't actually use the site's version.

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AHTRAP 2/9/2012 3:26PM

    never mind...had enough time to kill so I went ahead and scribbled it all out again...

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/9/2012 3:12PM

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I have had my blogs eaten too. I have learned, if there is a lot, copy and paste elsewhere just in case!

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Happy Rush Day!

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... :)

  
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WINNIE1978 2/2/2012 7:12PM

    Dance like nobody's watching... isn't that what they say? Enjoy the good mood... and music.

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BLUE42DOWN 2/2/2012 2:14AM

    Enjoy the dancing. Who cares how we look - it's FUN!

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YOITLE 2/1/2012 10:11PM

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Time to set a goal, methinks

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.

  
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EJRANVILLE 2/1/2012 10:05AM

    If you're looking for 10 minutes of activity a day you should look at some of the Spark People challenges. The January jumpstart challenge had a 10 minute video for each day. You might also try the Coach Nicole videos--pretty easy to do as well.

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WINNIE1978 2/1/2012 5:37AM

    Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

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YOITLE 2/1/2012 3:01AM

    It seems that the daily part is the most important part rather than the actual exercise in the sense that if you want to establish a habit, you gots to pay the dues. Rev your engines!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/1/2012 12:18AM

    Good luck! I enjoyed doing 10 minutes a day of activity as a challenge here on SparkPeople. It's a nice bout of consistency while being short enough to be doable except in extreme circumstances.

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Oink, oink!

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.



  
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CHANGINGSAM 1/30/2012 9:43AM

    I hate it when that happens. I had a bad weekend too, but here's to a new week, a new start!

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WINNIE1978 1/30/2012 5:36AM

    Weight is such a funny thing. Sometimes I'll be over my calories and lose weight (how does that happen?) and other times I'll be doing everything right and gain. It's rather unpredictable for the most part. I almost always see a rise in the scale after eating out (sooo much sodium in everything!) but it usually goes back down within a day or two of drinking lots of water. Hopefully that's all your gain was!

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YOITLE 1/30/2012 12:23AM

    You got it! Salt likely the culprit. Eyes wide shut, eh?

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meant to go to the gym, but...

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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AHTRAP 1/29/2012 2:30AM

    That's always the big question mark, isn't it? Finding that mix of activities that will allow you to enjoy whatever it is you're striving for? Having this site as an outlet/font of information/place to spew is certainly a big factor in the current success. Just hope it doesn't, as so many other sites (not weight/health related) have over the years, become boring to me any time soon.

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YOITLE 1/28/2012 8:51PM

    Preliminary results....interesting....needs further research. Looks like the gym lacks attractive incentives right now. Better life through chemistry? Better life through exercise? Better life through a mix of variables? emoticon

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