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I have not given up

Monday, March 01, 2010

I haven't been on for about a month and a half. The reason is that I've been pretty busy as of late. I usually am around tax time, as we typically get a chunk of money back and then I get the fun of doing home repairs. I've had to install 3 interior doors upstairs and 2 closet doors so far, now I get to rip out the wall of the bathtub surround and replace it with cement board and tile. It also doesn't help that with the extra money, the family has been eating out quite a bit more than normal. That should be over with by this point.

I've also been feeling burnt out with the weather. I hate winter and am getting tired of the the barely above freezing temps. The water melts ever so slightly which makes the air damp and it feels much colder than it really is. Therefore I haven't really felt up to doing anything because it's cold in the house as well.

No matter what, the excuses are done and I'm back on the wagon again. Suprisingly, I've only put on 3 pounds even though I've been eating like a pig and not exercising again. With any luck I'll be back to where I was in a week and then continuing down the road to moderate skinnyness.

  
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MIZZEZ_WRIGHT 3/1/2010 12:50PM

    Good for you! Keep that positive mind and you will accomplish your goals.

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A future without wires

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I just got my new Motorola S9 Stereo Bluetooth headset today.



I am loving it so much right now. My iPhone was a refurb and I think someone screwed up putting it together because when I'm listening on wired headphone the left channel cuts out and I have to jiggle it around to get it back. You can imagine how much of a pain that is when walking or biking. Plus there's no wires to snag and yank the headphones out of my ears either.

The sound quality's OK, I wish I had upgraded to the HD model, but I've read reviews that both the S9 and the HD don't fit big heads very well. I didn't know what constituted "big" so I bought the cheaper model figuring if it didn't work, I'd be out of less money. It's a tight squeeze at first (I'm thinking I have more of a 'medium' sized head) but it gradually stretches out to where it feels more comfortable.

I really recommend it for anyone with a phone that supports Stereo Bluetooth. It's worth the money. There's also an optional adapter you can buy that converts a 3.5mm jack to bluetooth so you can use the headset with whatever you want.

You get about 6 hours of playback on one charge and a full charge takes about 2 hours. Pairing is easy, and it costs about $30. I've found it doesn't like my phone being in my interior jacket pocket but on the external pocket it seems to work fine.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some rocking to do.

  
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4SCOTT 2/6/2010 4:51AM

    SOUNDS LIKE THIS WOULD BE GOOD TO RUN ON THE TREADMILL WITH. I GET SO BORED WITH MY RUN THAT IF I DIDN;T HAVE EARS TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING I WOULD NEVER MAKE IT. THANKS FOR THE INFO

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HEIDISO 1/5/2010 1:33PM

    Thanks for the review.

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I hate metric

Monday, January 04, 2010

A few months ago the kids fiddled with the scale and changed it to kilograms and I have no idea how to get it back. So essentially every time I weigh in, I've had to remember the weight and then use Google to convert it back in to Standard. It sucks because today I was freaking about because I thought I was under 150 kg and I get on and it's showing 155! I knew I wasn't exactly eating the greatest on my New Year's break but I didn't think I put on 16 pounds in that time.

So I've been pissed off most of the day because of it, and I hadn't had the time to do the conversion because I was running late and it's busy as hell at work (honestly, how hard is it to remember a password?). I finally get around to doing the conversion and find that I actually lost a few pounds this weekend (apparenly I was thinking of being under 350 pounds not 150 kilos)

So yeah, screw metric right in the ear.

Speaking of other annoyances....is Sparkpeople running fine for everyone? It seems slow as hell for me, but that may be just my POS computer here at work.

Other than that 2010's gotten out to an OK start. The Packers laid the smackdown on the Cards yesterday and I'm looking for them to repeat that in the playoffs. I got some gaming in, although not as much as I wanted because there were too many other things to do. Work still sucks, but that's to be expected. I'm almost at Wii Fit weight (330 Lbs.). Nothing else has gone wrong...yet :) and I'm hoping to keep it that way

  
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Z_IDEA 1/4/2010 9:22PM

    I hear alot of good about the Wii fit, I don't know if I'd use it or not.

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CYCOIVAN 1/4/2010 3:17PM

    It's probably all the new New Year Dieters. I'm just glad to know it's not me. I wasn't even sure if this blog made it through because it died halfway through.

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HEIDISO 1/4/2010 1:46PM

    I hope the day gets better for you.

Yes SP is running slow for me too.

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Cuttin' and Scratchin'

Monday, November 23, 2009

My wife bought me the new DJ Hero game for the PS3. I'm really liking it so far. I wish they would release some of the mixes for audio download because it would make some really good exercise music. I would have bought a Wii workout game but as it is I'm too heavy for the balance board and the store I was at didn't carry the Gold's Gym game. I'm still not too sure on what I think about mixing exercise and video games. It just doesn't seem right to me :)

My wife and I also found a good way that we can both get out and walk. We have the two older kids bundle up in a bike trailer that we can convert into a stroller and then take the newborn in her stroller. It's too bad the sidewalks aren't a little wider but there's area we can walk side by side on the road without getting hit. We did 6 miles this weekend. Not too shabby.

Of course then I ruined it by going to my grandma's and eating a little too much. I told my grandma (the fad diet queen) about how I'm losing weight and counting calories, etc and she seems a little dissmissive of it. I'm not sure if she's jealous that I've lost the little bit I've lost easily enough or if she's just messing with me, but I think MY way of doing it is a lot healthier than trying (and failing) at doing it the Atkins way.

  
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FRANNIEDID 11/23/2009 1:07PM

    I love to walk, finding a way to get your kids involved is great! What a fun family outing. Good for you. Having your spouse doing this with you makes it so much easier!

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GET_FITNFAB_4ME 11/23/2009 12:39PM

    My grandma was iffy about signing up to spark people, until I walked in yesterday and she couldn't believe how much better I looked. She explained to me that it was the "internet" thing that bothered her about it. She still doesn't trust the internet lol

As for exercise games, I just found the EA Active: More workouts while fiddling at blockbuster and it seems to be a neat little thing. They keep track of everything like spark, and they have the boxing, crunches, all kinds of things, plus a 6 week challenge. I'm going to give it a shot this week and see if it's worth purchasing. If you google it it'll come up on EA's website.

Good luck on your journey, you're doing great!

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