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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday I gained 0.8 pounds. Who knows what that is from. It could be water retention from my TOM, it could be the fact I ate at Olive Garden twice in a week, it could really be anything. I am not stressing about it, and I am going to keep on moving forward.

My gym is offering a new circuit training class, so I tried that out. I gotta say, I really liked it! It was pretty awesome. The first time around, I did really well, the second time around, I was getting tired, and by the third time around, it was all I could do to finish! I was impressed with the class, and hope they continue to offer it.

On Tuesday, I helped a friend clean her apartment that she is moving out of. It was a pretty big job and took me about 3 1/2 hours. It looks pretty nice though! I mean it isn't going to really shine because the building is close to 200 years old, and i think the flooring was put in 20 years ago, but for what I had to work with it is a-ok.

I think that is all for now

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STINKYBICHEZ 6/12/2011 12:18AM

    Thank you so much for cleaning my apartment. I still owe you dinner!

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    If you ate at OG and only gained .8 I'm very impressed, LOL!

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it might be judgment day, but that is not an excuse to eat like a pig!

Friday, May 20, 2011

My co-workers and I went out for lunch today. We went to the Olive Garden. I had my meal planned and tracked before I went there. I was ready to enjoy the food and the company with confidence!

When I got there, our table wasn't ready so I made the mistake of joining a few people in the bar area. I ordered a beer. I used to have a very high tolerance to alcohol. I could put away a pint of Jagermiester with no problems and still walk! Lets just say I don't have that anymore. After blowing at least 400+ calories on beer, I was feeling a little... tipsy? Well anyway, I had salad and I planned for soup. I did order the lunch portion of the linguine marinara, which was good, and then I ate 4 bread sticks. That is like... 600 calories worth of bread sticks! I had planned for 2 bread sticks, 1 bowl of minestrone soup and my linguine. Needless to say I way overate, and while I am not trying to blame it on the beer, I am because if I hadn't had a few drinks i would have stuck to my plan, I guess I will know better next time.

I packed my clothes for the gym, and figured I would go after lunch. I dove right by, because I knew if I went to the gym, my meal was going to be coming up. Plus drinking all of that beer on top of it, would be recipe for disaster.

Better luck next time I suppose!


It appeals to my obsessive compulsive nature

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I got the idea today, since Spark updated their tracker and made it 1000 times more user friendly, to plug my food into the tracker and see what happens. I have been using the Weight Watchers Online tracker faithfully, so I wanted to see how it compares.

I love tracking. I don't know why. I guess because it appeals to my obsessive compulsive nature. I like to do things like that. I like to micro manage my life. I don't know why. I feel a lot better when I am doing things like that. I have gotten better over the years, I used to track every penny I spent. I got away from it for a lot of years, but now that I am back doing it, I feel pretty good. I don't want it to become an obsession however, and start taking over my life again.

I was very impressed with it. My Weight Watchers points are falling within my Spark ranges perfectly. I am going to continue to use both trackers for a few weeks and see where things end up.

I am hungry right now, but still have a few hours before dinner. I try to eat around midnight, but I may eat at 11 instead. I am hungry. I forgot my buffalo sauce. I have a feeling my chicken is going to be dry. That is ok though.

I don't know how fair it is that there is a dozen of dunkin donuts sitting with in reach of me. I attempted to have one because it was peanut butter. I will only splurge on peanut butter donuts. I bit into it, and it was maple, so I threw it out. A waste, I know, but I wasn't going to waste calories on something I didn't want. If it had been a peanut butter donut, I would have savored every little nibble, but it was maple, so in the trash it went.

I think that is all for now


Negative Nancy...

Monday, May 16, 2011

I lost 2 pounds this week. I am pretty excited about it. What has me concerned about it is, I have only gone to the gym once in two weeks, and I have has the most signifigant weight loss these past two weeks than I have since October 2010.

I am trying not to view this as negative, but it is really hard not to. I went to the gym today, and I plan on going two more times this week. I am not going to go five days a week anymore, and I have made up my mind that I am going on Mondays and my days off only. I am tired of dragging myself into the gym at 5:30 am after I have worked a 12 hour shift. I don't sleep well to begin with, and I am tired of trying to get up to get into the gym on days that I work until 5am and have to be back at 5pm. It is just to much. So, from now on, it is Monday and days that I am off. So I may be going to the gym Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, or I may be going Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I am just going to keep following weight watchers and working out. Something is bound to happen eventually.

On Mondays, my gym is going to offer a circut training class, and I am thinking about trying it out. it is at 10:00am. I am trying to think about how I am going to work that in with Weight Watchers. I weigh on Mondays and the center is right by the gym. I guess I can run in and weigh before I go to the class? I don't think it would be a good idea to weigh after the class? I am not going to drive home, then go back in because that would be a waste of fuel.

I think that is all for now


You are never too old for comic books

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I am watching The Punisher. I love the movie and I love the comic book.

I have always liked comic books. There have been times in my life that the only thing that offered me any type of happiness has been comic books. I have never been an avid collector, but I have been an avid reader. I never collected them. When I was finished with them I would pass them on to someone else who would enjoy them as much as I.

A guy I went to school with (we were not close friends, just in some classes together) was found dead this morning. He passed away sometime during the night of a heart attack. He as a little less than a year older than me. That scares me. I mean, he is not the first person to die that I went to school with. All of those deaths however, have been from accidents, suicides and drug over doses. None of them have been related to a health problem like that. I am the same age.

I think that is part of the reason I am trying to hard to lose weight and to get healthy is I don't want to have a heart attack at the age of 31. I really like my life, and I want to enjoy it.

We are taking Leroy to another vet for a second opinion. I am really thinking he has feline asthma. I was watching videos on Youtube of cats having asthma attacks, and Leroy exhibits all of those signs. There has to be something more we can do for the little guy. I am willing to do anything I need to, so that he is happy and healthy. I love him.

I weigh in tomorrow and of course I am a little nervous. Once again, I have been doing everything right (except going to the gym this week, I was really lazy on that) but we will see how things work out.

I need to get back to the gym starting tomorrow. I admit that I didn't go at all this week, I don't really have an excuse. I wish I did, but I don't. I figure with a weeks worth of rest, my body won't be used to anything I have been doing and will respond better? Ok, maybe not, but it is wishful thinking.

I think that is all for now


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