Thursday, August 12, 2010
I've been listening to the Biggest Loser Fan Podcast. I download it to my phone and listen to that while I'm working at my PC. They're free, or I wouldn't have them! LOL!
Anyway, today's podcast (at least, it was today for me) one of the hosts said that his "Aha" moment was when he started to think about what was actually, physically happening to his body when he ate certain things. What does your body do and what are you doing to your body when you eat fat? Or sugar? Or fiber?
That question made me pause...with a pretzel M&M halfway to my mouth. LOL! (don't worry, I got that M&M into my mouth along with all of the others!) But, it also made my thoughts pause too. I don't know exactly what it does to my body when I eat poorly. Or when I eat healthy. I know how I feel when I eat well. I know how I feel when I don't. But exactly what's going on in there? Are my cells doing happy dances and singing "bring on the sugar" when I eat that cookie? Somehow, I don't think so but I'd kind of like to think so! LOL!
So, I think I'm going to go to the library and get Dr. Oz's book about the human body. I think I want "You: An Owner's Manual" not the "You: On a Diet" book. Maybe knowing what food does to me will make it easier to make healthy choices.
Or maybe I'll have sugar parties!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The last month or so, my gym has been listing the members who had the most visits during that month. Last month, I was #2! I think the guy who was number 1 (no potty references, please!) visited more than once a day. I say if you want it bad enough to cheat, you can have it! [Notice how I immediately take down a level, or three?]
This month, I am once again second on the list! I don't remember the guy's name from last month, but it might be the same one this month. Dagnabit! LOL! Anyway, it's kind of cool to see my name up there. Even though until very recently (like, last week), no one I actually know and speak to belongs to the gym so no one would see it. Except me. And I'm pretty happy with myself! Go me!
Parting note...DD was watching Wild Child which is apparently set in England. "Mom" asks my intelligent, lovely daughter. "Why are they speaking English?"
I'm still giving her grief over that one! LOL!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Football practice for my son started this week. Even though he is not released to play/hit/block/tackle/etc., he can do most of the warm ups and running. His practice is every night (for the first two weeks) from 6 to 8. I prefer to stay at his practice the whole time. Partly cos I like to watch him practice. Partly cos I like to talk to the other parents. Partly cos I'm worried he'll hurt himself and need his mommy (not that he would admit that!). LOL!
Before this week, that 6 - 8 time would be used in coming home to make dinner, eating dinner, getting ready for and heading to the gym. Now, I eat dinner when I get home. Monday night, I headed to the gym after dinner and didn't get to bed until 11:00. I got up at 4:20 to meet a friend at the gym (and then I didn't have to go tonight!). The thought process is that I will go early in the morning so I don't have to try to go after dinner.
It worked so far (one day). Of course, that was one day AND I was meeting my friend. Tomorrow will be a true test of my mettle (meddle?). Not meeting the friend. Planning on the gym. Wish me luck!
So, not only is my exercise rut rerouted, but so is my food rut. I used to have a snack around 3:30 or 4:00 and then eat dinner no later than 6:30 or 7:00. NOW, I don't eat dinner until after 8:00. I have to work a second snack in there that will keep me satisfied without blowing my calorie budget. I think I'm going to try carrots tomorrow. I can eat a lot of those for very few calories.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
for about an hour today. Maybe longer. It was really cold (to me) in my house and it is my weekend so I decided to take it easy. I could have cleaned, but I didn't. I could have done laundry, but I didn't. Could have organized, but I didn't.
Instead, I read my book. I played Words with Friends on my phone and I relaxed! I deserved it! After all, I took my daughter, her friend and my son shopping for school stuff today. Oh...and football cleats. It was tiring, but we got some stuff done.
Wishing it was still sunny so I could be outside again. Next weekend!
Sunday, August 08, 2010
In my status, I mentioned that the neighbors at the end of the cul-de-sac had a fire early this morning. I wanted to go see how they were, offer my assistance and (of course!) find out what happened. But I also didn't want to be a nosy neighbor or pain in the buttooski!
I decided to go down there. I introduced myself and we talked...for almost an hour! First, the fire started in the semi truck that was parked in the driveway. Apparently the ACM (brains of the truck...yeah, I had to ask too.) had a short and started the fire. Someone driving along the road, the main road behind my house, not the cul-de-sac, saw the fire and banged on the door of the house to wake them up.
That person's quick action actually saved the house! The tenants got out, called 911 and called the owner of the truck (he was in a nearby town). He almost beat the fire fighters there! LOL! If they had been 10 minutes later, the house would have been engaged and there would have been so much more damage.
As it was, the semi is a complete loss. But since it was diesel, no explosions (I didn't know that diesel doesn't explode!) But, the owner was not in the sleeper. Otherwise, he wouldn't have been talking to me today...or ever. The siding above the garage and to the side melted from the heat. (Melted siding looks really cool!) The boards under the siding are blackened, but never actually caught fire. The firemen did cut a "man hole" in the garage door...from the inside! Not sure why they had to do that, but they did!
That's it! No structural damage to the house. No injuries to anyone! And, I met my neighbor. Really nice guy too!
Kind of an odd side note. He had a 4-year-old who asked him not to park the semi in the driveway yesterday. The child actually got mad when Daddy didn't listen! Did that kid have a premonition? I prefer to think so.
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