Sunday, August 07, 2011
First let me start out by saying that I am not a low carb dieter. I have tried in the past, and one of two things happened...
1. I gained 8 pounds
2. I binged and well... yeah...
I can not cut fruit from my diet. I love my fruit. Actually, if I had to give up one food group, meat would be the first to go, then grain, then veggie, then fruit. I would give up any food group before I gave up fruit.
Anyway, I have my food tracked for tomorrow and Tuesday because I will be eating the same thing, and I cooked and packed most everything already for the next two days. Here are the results
1. I am at the high end of my calorie range, but I am not over. I have 5 left to spare.
2. I am over on my carbs - by 7g
3. I am under on my fat - I have 12g to get to my minimum number
4. I am on the higher end of my protein goal.
I know i am over on my carbs because I am having fruit for all of my snacks, light bread with breakfast and lunch and brown rice for dinner. I know that I should cut down on the carbs, but with this hot weather, I want fruit, fruit, fruit!
I don't know what to think. I mean, should being 7g over on the top end of my carb limit really be that much of a worry since every time I try low carb eating I end up gaining weight? Should I focus more on staying in my calorie range? I mean, I really don't know what to think here, I know that I should be hitting all of my ranges, but in reality, what matters most?
I think that is all for now
Saturday, August 06, 2011
my boyfriend and I have tickets for the Altoona Curve tonight (the city's minor league baseball team) and it is currently raining. I hope it lets up! I know we REALLY need the rain, but I REALLY want to go to the baseball game too! I have never been to one.
my diet sucked yesterday. I ate a bunch of crap. I don't know what caused me to do this, but I did it. I now FEEL like crap -
It is ok though, don't let it get you down, and keep on going
at least I went to the gym - granted I only got a 20 min workout on the elliptical in, but it is better than nothing
that is all for now
Friday, August 05, 2011
I love buffalo chicken. Anything that is buffalo chicken flavored is awesome in my book.
So, I am trying to get out of the mindset that every time I go to the gym I have to be there an hour. If I can't get an hour in, then I figure it is a waste of time, and just don't go at all. I need to stop that. It doesn't matter if I can go for an hour or only 1/2 an hour, the point is I need to go.
I am actually looking forward to my gym membership at the Summit expiring so I can join a different gym. At first I joined the Summit because they had a lot to offer. They have a pool, spinning classes, group exercise classes, hot tubs, a sauna, and aromatherpy rooms. I thought this was great, but I am finding that I don't really use them. I like to use the pool once in a while, but it is always so crowded.The only time I can freely use it without getting splashed by kids is at 5:30 in the morning.
I am looking at joining a gym that is 1/4 mile from my work. There are a small place. No frills. As long as they have an elliptical, treadmill and some weight equipment, that is pretty much all I need. I think by joining this gym, I will be more motivated to go since I have to drive past it, and it is closer to my house. That was my biggest issue with the Summit, is it is 15 miles away. So, it is a 30 mile round trip, out of my way. That is at least a gallon of gas to get there and back.
My contract expires in October, so I will check it out then. Plus I also get a 15% DISCOUNT for the new place through my work. Granted, that isn't a lot, but it is something.
I think that is all for now
Thursday, August 04, 2011
** Warning **
This is another anti-baby blog
If you are pro-baby, pro-life or otherwise, I suggest you move along
I called my doctor today and made an appointment for 11/3/2011. This is only the second time I have been to him, so I am hoping that he gives me what I am asking for.
Last year when I went to see him and asked him to tie my tubes, he said no. Once again giving me the lame ass excuse "You might change your mind someday" - I am hoping that once he sees that another year has passed and I am still anti-baby, that he might reconsider.
Since I am not married, I often encounter "what if you meet a guy who wants kids?" - my response to that is "Too bad, guess he won't be the guy for me then" Lucky for me, my current boyfriend (3 years next month) has no desire to have children. We want a new Harley Davidson, a Ford F250 power stroke diesel, and to remodel our house and the house he owns next to us. Those plans don't include buying diapers. Those plans do not include being held back by offspring. No, quite the contrary actually. I would rather have a new Harley than a kid. If I decide I don't like it, I can trade it on another one, or sell it out right and buy something else. Not so with a kid... well actually, I could, but I think that is pretty illegal, at least in this country.
I am going to try to explain as calm and as intelligent as I can why this is what needs to be done. First, I am on the birth control pill (Seasonique to be exact) and it does what it is supposed to do. I take it every day and i don't get knocked up. But, what happens if, for what ever reason, I get pregnant anyway? The pill is not 100% effective. True, in all of my years of being sexually active, I have yet to get pregnant, however, there is always that small chance that it might not work. What happens if I take another medication (like antibiotics) and think I am in the clear and I am not? Then what? Should I be forced to have a child that I don't want? Should I be forced to have an abortion and have that haunting my conscious for the rest of my life? No, I don't think I should.
I don't think I was born with any type of motherly instinct either. Like, when I hear a baby cry, I don't have the urge to pick it up and comfort it... noooo.. I would rather put a pillow over its face so I don't have to hear it.
I am not saying that kids can't be cool SOMETIMES and be fun SOMETIMES. I love my co-worker's kids. She has a boy (age 9) and a girl (age 7) and they are awesome kids. I love when they come to her at work. They are energetic, happy, full of life and so, so , so smart! I enjoy the times I get to see them, and I might even enjoy spending a day with them. That is about it though. Then the day is done, and I get to go home to my quiet house and be left alone. It was a good and fun day, but when it is over, I am ok with that. I don't go home and lament over my empty womb. Quite the contrary actually,
I don't like needy things. That is why I have a cat. Kitty is great. you give him some food and water, scoop his box, give him some love and snuggles and take him to the vet once in a while and that is about it. Cats love you when they want to love you and I am ok with that. Like right now I am sitting on the couch and the cat is snoozing behind me and wants left alone. He isn't always at me for something like a kid would be. Kids are needy and I don't like needy.
It also comes back to the idea if knowing that you wouldn't be good at something. I mean, I realize you should "try" something before you give up, but having a kid isn't really something you can "try" at. I mean, it isn't like trying out a gym, you can't get a week free coupon and see how you like it. Once you have it, you pretty much have it, and if you suck at it - WATCH OUT! It will pretty much haunt you until the day you die. The rest of the kids life you will have to hear about how bad you screwed up and how much their life sucks because of you. No thanks - I think I would just rather sit that one out and know that I am not going to be good at it.
Then you look at the expense. Kids are expensive and honestly, I would rather spend that money on clothes for myself than some little brat who isn't going to appreciate it anyway. Like I said before, I would just rather have a new Harley.
I think that is all for now
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I want a bike in the worst kind of way. Last night at Walmart my boyfriend and i were looking at them. He said he might just buy me one. I don't want to spend a lot of money. I am not sure how often I will get to ride it, so I want to keep it cheap.
Anyway, I was trying different ones and am having trouble finding one. I tried the 24 inch and it seemed a little small, so I tried a 26 inch and it seems a little big. Granted, I was wearing flip-flops and a skirt, and was struggling not to show the store my business, but I was having a hard time with the 26 inch bike.
I was looking at a mountain bike and also a "crusier". My boyfriend thinks I should get a mountain bike. He said I should have one with gears. I am more of a fan of the Crusier model, however, if we go anywhere that has hills, I will be effed. It is great for riding on flat ground, but that is about it.
So the Boyfriend and I had an awesome Tuesday. We spent all afternoon in the pool soaking up the sun and talking about future plans. We talked about different things we wanted to do to the house, and different possibilites of adding on, remodling and revamping. Then we went out to my parents house to pick up my mini TV, Richard Simmons Videos and my new Ian Flemming book that came in the mail. We talked with them for a bit before we headed to Olive Garden for dinner.
Olive Garden was sooo awesome. I got the lunch portion of the meal instead of the full dinner portion. I limited myself to 2 breadsticks and I will admit I had 2 servings of salad. All told I am sure the meal was still over 1,000 calories, but I hadn't really ate a lot that day, so it was ok. Plus, it isn't like we do it all of the time. It used to be a once a month treat, but we haven't been there in several months, opting to eat at home most of the time.
I think that is all for now
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