Sunday, March 04, 2012
I am still doing fairly well using the BodyMedia System. Yesterday was a tough day. I was exhausted and didn't feel well. So I rested. Slept. And drank some extra poweraid to help bring my BP back up so I didn't black out every time I stand up. Yes, I have been having these episodes most of my life. It's a combination of low blood pressure, and being so tall that when I stand up, it takes longer for my BP to regulate and reach my head - which is now 6' off the ground - to catch up. I just deal with it.
Anyhow, I still can't post the graphics from the BodyMedia site, but I will start as soon as I can. My new laptop should be here on Tuesday. I can't wait.
However, I do have a pic to post today
Curried Tofu Scramble and Chicken Breakfast Sausages. Yummy. Lee helped chopped. He always does. He's so sweet. It's so much work to do all the chopping and all the cooking. I love that we each do part. He chops. I cook. Makes it go so much faster. And we can visit. It's awesome.
Anyhow, I've been looking for a replacement for my McD's scrambled eggs every morning. I think I found it. We'll see how it re-heats tomorrow morning. But it tasted great today.
The recipe for the tofu scramble can be found on Sparkpeople Recipes. Just search for curried tofu scramble. I think it's the only one that comes up. And it's yummy. With a serving of the scramble, and two sausages, 2 cups of coffee with flavored creamer, my calories were still under 300 for my breakfast. And it was delicious.
Plan for today? Move more. I am going out for a walk today. Out with the dogs, then out to the track for a bit. I only burned 350 calories more than I ate yesterday. I needed the rest. And I was okay eating extra. I know that calorie cycling will help keep metabolism moving. I was just glad to see a deficit at all - I'm not kidding I was a couch potato all day!
Oh, I did get a total of just over 7.5 hours sleep in total. Still not sleeping very well at night. It's amazing how much I'm up at night. I had no idea.
I'm looking forward to being able to post the graphics from bodyMedia.com. They are great!
Oh cool. This one worked. This is my sleep for the 24 hour period from noon March3 to noon March4. The darkest areas are sleep. The light grey areas are lying down awake. And the white are up and out of bed. Shows you just how restless my nights actually are these days. Guess I'm still feeling last weeks stress pretty badly.
I'll have to be sure to make sure I crop and resize these images so they are more clear when they upload here. Anyhow, it gives you an idea for now. I can't wait for my new computer...
Hope y'all have a great and successful Sunday!
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Wow. What an eventful week.
Okay, you can check out my earlier blogs if you are lost, so enough of that. Last night after I got home from work, I received an email. It was a job offer from the place I interviewed on Thursday. And it's more money than where I am now. I'm so there!!!
So when I go back to work Monday I have to give notice. I'm gone. I'll stay out the week.
I have been using the BodyMedia GoFit for three days - including today. I am amazed at the information I get from using this system. I had no idea just how high my BMR actually is. I have also been tracking all my foods both here on SP, and on the BodyMedia site. I don't know if I'll continue doing both places long term, but it's good to know how to use them both.
One thing that amazed me. I am not getting nearly as much sleep as I thought. It even notices when you wake up at night. It knows when I'm lying there awake, when I'm sleeping, and obviously when I'm out of bed for a bathroom run. Apparently last night I only got 4 hours of sleep. 4 HOURS!!! Lee is on the sh!t list today. He was very insistent I wake up this morning. My whole body was sore - just overly sensitive to even being touched. Finally he realized I was not going to be able to wake up, but by then I couldn't sleep anymore. I can tell you I am definitely cranky today. Just exhausted.
Other than that, I've had a calorie deficit of just over 1,500 calories per day - both Thursday and Friday. I am carefully watching that. I was shooting for 1,000. So I'll definitely be watching, and making sure I eat enough to deal with this calorie burn. I'm not really doing any extra activities. Just focusing on what I eat right now. Last night I did go bowling for 2 1/2 hours. It was great fun, and I burned all kinds of calories. I am just learning how to throw a 10pin ball. It sure is fun. My best score last night was 168.
So when I can, I plan on posting the graphics page from BodyMedia here also. I need to be able to get it offline. I know how, but my computer is not working right. But my new computer will be here on Tuesday. I can't wait.
I've gotta go. I need to get in a cat nap while Lee's gone to run some errands.
Hope y'all are having a successful weekend. And my prayers are with everyone who was in the path of those tornado's yesterday. Hope y'all are safe and well.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Yes, I meant to yell that. I'm stressed. Beyond belief today.
I came into work happy. Yes. Me. I actually woke up in a good mood. Even had a smile on my face before I got out of bed. I know. So not like me. Maybe I am coming down with something...
Anyhow, don't look a gift horse in the mouth right?
So off to work I go...
Then all the crap started flying.
Between people expecting me to set up the new system, but refusing to hear a single word that comes out of my mouth, then it being suggested that I have to do a weeks worth of work to help the controller catch up with something HE requested - and yes, for all those who are following me, he's the one making my life at work here so difficult. Then I was asked to take care of some administrative ends with getting a new vendor set up. I politely worded and email to the person in corporate that I recall giving this to her earlier, but I forget what happened to it but we just can't find it. I got an ignorant email back. Basically if she'd called me and said that, I'd have hung up on her and walked out. I did forward that on to my boss and told him I'm DONE with that topic/subject. No more.
So I wandered downstairs to unwind. Spent some time visiting the purchase manager. Told him why I was ready to walk. So we just talked. Personal stuff. He told me some of his life story. It was nice. Just a good way to put this stress behind me.
So now I'm back at my desk. No interest what-so-ever in dealing with any of this crap.
But I do need to vent. Get it out of my system. Grrrrr!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Well, today is my first day using the BodyMedia Fit. I guess I will soon learn how to use it. I figure these first few days will be getting used to the armband, and learning how to use it, the display, and the websites. Deciding if I am tracking my food here on SP (might be easier, since I've been entering food here for a long time) and just transfering the daily totals over to the other site, or if I'm going to enter them on the other site. My thoughts - since I'm learning might as well learn the other site.
There is no community or blogging there, so I will definitely be back here on SP as much as I can. I have found I need my blogs, and the community as well.
I also ordered a new computer yesterday. I've needed a new one for a while. And now doing this, my old computer is just not going to do it. It's not displaying web pages right. Acrobat reader has crashed and will not run right no matter what I do.
So I decided to upgrade. I'll be keeping my old system for downloads, etc. Things I don't want to do on the new computer just yet.
So on top of all my job stress, I'm waiting on my purchase to come. I know. I thought long and hard before making this purchase. But regardless of what happens, I won't be not working for very long. I will even take a temp job at McDonalds if I have to in order to bring in some kind of a paycheque.
On that front though there is some good news. I have an interview today at 4pm. I'm looking forward to it. Right after the interview though, I'll be heading home and checking out the website for more listings. I'm not going to just sit back and wait this time. I need to be more pro-active. And I will.
So that's about it. First day using the BodyMedia system. Waiting on my new computer to arrive. And looking for a new job. Add the fact that I have to get my butt back into motion on top of all that...
But honestly, fitness will help me deal with all this other stress.
How's your week going?
I've been looking at my page, and my pictures. I realize it's like being haunted by the past. I am not that active right now. I had success in the past, but I'm starting fresh now.
I am thinking if I don't completely take down the images, I'll at least be putting up new ones. A new starting point. New goals. Just fresh.
I've already taken down my marathon finish line picture. That feels like a lifetime ago. Now to move forward. On to new challenges.
I've got images from bodyMedia.com finally
Overall for March 1
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