Friday, July 27, 2012
I had to drop off my bug yesterday. VW dealership wanted over $4000 in repairs for it, which I simply don't have. I took it there thinking some of it was under warranty, but alas, no more warranty for the bug.
So, I took it to my trusted Duncan's, dropped it off, and walked home. Turns out there is only $200 worth of repairs needed. Figures!! I love Duncans.
I figured a walk was a good way to get in my mileage AND as I've tried
Atkins diet for 3 months (gained one pound)
South beach Diet (yum)
Beachbody diet (yum)
Vegetarian & no diet pepsi (no loss)
I've discovered something very important about these ninja mutant fat cells.
they only leave when I burn them off.
really, I know nutrition IS important and I won't go by the wayside, however, I think I was focusing, well actually RELYING on it too much. So, my new goal is to focus on the Fitness Tracker more and the nutrition a little less.
What I was saying was that I was walking home. And it was going great!!
For about 5 miles
But that last mile...
I had stopped by Chevron and got me some water and I knew that the weather could pose a problem. Even though we are no longer in triple digits, we still are in the mid 90s. That last mile was one straight long road to my apartment. The one thing I noticed were no trees.......just dead and brown straight up the road. I couldn't help marveling how it really was like the desert view from the sidewalk. That last mile my mind kept saying:
"oh man it is hot"
"Where is the freaking shade?"
"please don't let me pass out...."
"oh look, a fire station, I can pass out now"
"okay, one step then two then one step...QUIT SLOWING DOWN"
"where is the freaking shade???"
"oh thank you warm breeze for cooling me down"
By the time I DID reach my apartment complex I was feeling pretty dizzy. I knew when my mind could only say "1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2," that I was in a little bit of trouble. I really had to focus on getting my feet to get to the door, " just a few more buildings 1,2,1,2,1,2 quit slowing down...you can do this" all playing over and over.
When I got in the door I sat down for a minute and grabbed a very tall glass of water. My water that I had bought from Chevron was now hotter than my own body temperature. Immediately I began to sweat profusely and I knew in a few minutes it wasn't going to be pretty unless I cooled down.
but the ice must've really not agreed with my body..
My husband walked in the door from work and started chatting my ear off. I got up and staggered to the bathroom and locked the door where I held my belly writhing in pain and nausea. It was NOT pretty. I tried to hold on to the walls but I was sweating so bad I kept slipping.
by the time I thought I got my stomach settled I tried to stand up and lost vision out of one eye and felt like I was going to pass out. My ears began to burn (a sure sign I'm going to be sick) So I lay on my bed groaning in front of the fan. Hubby looked at me, still oblivious as to what was going on..."are you OKAY?" and got me a tall glass of ice water. NOT what I wanted to see right now. LOL I told him I was suffering from heat exhaustion and he immediately put me in the shower. I began shivering like crazy but almost immediately felt better.
"I guess I don't have to ask how the walk went?" he says to me
"The walk went great" I said, "but that last mile was a b*tch"
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The last time we spoke I was having a "blah" day. Hubby came home and took me out for a lovely 3.5 mile walk. It was just what the Dr. ordered.
today I took my little bug into the dealership and when I was shuttled back home decided I would run the route that hubby and I took the other day. I knew it was warm outside, but I thought: what the hey.
At first it was really really good. I could feel it in my calves as i walked/ran at my intervals. This was (yes, once again) week 3 of my C25 and once again, i couldn't finish it. It could be the heat, it could be that I'm very inconsistent with following through on this. I need to change that up.
When the half hour was up on the iPod I was more than half way around the 3.5 mark and continued walking.......let's just say by the time I got home I really thought I was having a heat stroke. I'm as wet now as I will be once I get into the shower. But, it's done for today and I WILL do it again.
I've decided on a goal of my dress by September 15th. I know that's right around the corner, but my incentive now is my niece's wedding. How I would LOVE to wear the dress for it!! And, as I've tried every diet out there only to fail I have discovered that it is simply because I need to exercise. I am learning that I cannot have one without the other no matter how hard I try.
While wondering if I was going to pass out in the middle of traffic today, I pondered some thoughts again. It's simple really, but why must some people insist on degrading my workouts? It's crazy, nuts, and just well, mean! LOL It's interesting to me how people think it's their business to input their opinions on becoming a vegetarian and running. "Running is SO bad for you! I know way more people that run than you do and they all tore out their knees and can never walk again!!" Okay, so that MAY have been slightly exaggerated, but you get the idea. I just find it interesting and sometimes, disturbing. Kind of like the ordinances with putting a vegetable garden in your front yard. Where do people come UP with these things and WHY do they care so deeply about initiating their hatred towards it? I don't go around preaching how much I don't eat meat, insist on not cooking it for my family, and how I love to try to run and they should be banned for not believing what I believe. I just would never do that. I believe in respecting your beliefs/ideas in the hopes that you return the favor.
I guess that's what makes me liberal. D@mn Republicans**
Anyhow, I do need a shower now and I'm trying to decide what's for dinner tonight. I bought some of my text books for school next month. I got NO financial aid this semester, so it's all me. gasp!! Maybe maybe maybe I'll do a DVD.
I've got a dress to work for!!!
**Don't get in a huffy puffy pants, send me nasty grams, or beat me up please. This sentence was actually said to make you smile and was not said to voice any political views or cause any political uproars. I apologize if this two word sentence caused you any discomfort or duress as I personally like some Republicans....just haven't had any good ones in office since Regan. Thank you!!
Monday, July 23, 2012
I survived the weekend!
See, I really didn't want to go camping. Not that I don't like camping, I think it's alright; i just didn't want to have to meet 40 new people and go from there. And I didn't want to have to figure out the whole food thing, and ugh..it was just not where I wanted to be.
but, I went.
and now I really feel old.
Most of the "kids" there were in their 20s with young little babies. I bring up boating and intertubing, they bring up bashing the tubes together and wakeboarding. I bring up playing a game they brought, they bring up how many shots can be done in said game. We sit by the campfire, they throw beer bottles and cans into said campfire...it was, if anything........well, boring.
Volleyball never was brought up, so I didn't get to play.
I sat on the boat for 3 days which was "kinda" fun if I weren't so pessimistic right now.
Keys were lost. (turns out the kid lost them under a tent...found em when packing up)
I forgot to bring my dinners so I ate grapes, granola bars, and some chips all weekend...which could be good or bad, pick one.
I had LOTS of water.
I didn't have to do dishes, that was cool.
Got lots of sleep, which could be cool or dull I dunno. I did it to make the time pass by faster. LOL
All in all I think hubby had a good time and I'm pretty sure the girls had a better time then they thought they would so that was good. I'm just glad it's over.
The first thing I did when we got home was unload the truck and coolers which of course is an hour task (especially when everyone sits on the couch saying "give me a minute and I'll help")
So, I had it in my head to work out today. I weighed in at 173 which was pretty consistent with where I've been...no gain or loss really with the camping.
Hubby came home early from work "let's go golfing with my boss and his wife"
I just couldn't. This weekend was exhausting enough. I just wanted to work out and maybe putz around. Just for ME today, ya know?
but daughter brought over the boyfriend so I can't work out in front of them in this tiny little place, I thought maybe tonight, but she's throwing a surprise bday party for him here. That's right. ugh.
It's near 100 degrees to be thinking of running...and I did ponder it.
I could go to the gym...I just really...well, I don't like it. It's just so 'cold" there. and lonely. I don't want to BE lonely, I just want to workout alone.
I should've gone to the golf course.
I'm really trying not to pout.
Guess I'll clean. Then play the "what's for dinner?" game. Maybe take a shower. Hubby said he'll take me to the gym tonight but I'm thinking that doesn't help with "I don't like it there!" LOL grumble grumble grumble.
ugh, what a waste of a day.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
wow, I haven't done one of these since MySpace! LOL They are going around on my feed and I do enjoy reading them, so here goes.
that, and there's really nothing new in my world. I'm getting ready to go camping with my hub's work and all their families for the weekend. My oldest has narrowed it down to 3 places, hoping one of them picks her (In San Fran you don't pick a place, they pick you) and still waiting to hear word from our lender, which won't be until after August or so (exasperating!!)
anyhow, not that this will tell you who I am, but enjoy. If you need to know more, why, just ask!!!
I saw a few of these on my feed so I figured I'd do it!
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. The Song "Corinna Corinna"
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
the last time I got on the scale? no...um...OH! I remember, I broke down in my science class with my daughter and threw a paper at the teacher. So, 5 months ago. "ish"
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
If I take my time, like three hours to write my name I like it, otherwise I say "how in the heck did my hand write that??"
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
I am not into lunch meat at all. But if I have to choose it'd be either pastrami or corned beef.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
yep, three girls, a grown man, and two dogs. What do you mean I can't count my husband??
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Wouldn't the crazy girl off of The Breakfast Club? totally.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Probably too much.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes I do and it surprises me how many of you do too!!
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Not on purpose I wouldn't !! I can't even get into a ferris wheel or elevator without creating a scene fueled with terror.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
granola, or Grape Nuts.....frosted mini's are good too.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Nope...especially in the arms...weakling, legs are awesome though, spiritually, stronger than I realize (aren't we all?) emotionally, I wonder. LOL
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Mocha Almond Fudge gets me every time.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
How they treat people. Really. I tend to be a wallflower and if I hear excessive cackle and gossip I walk away, but if I hear something "nice" I tend to try and blend. weird, but after years of being beat up, you learn to pick and choose.
15. RED OR PINK?
for what? A sunburn would obviously be pink and not red, but I want my lobster cooked red and not pink.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
A constant fear of the outside world. It's true. I do. I fear what people think of me, I fear controversy, I fear confrontations....Hey, I'm working on it!!
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
probaby the ones who don't reciprocate it...I know. I know. see question 16. Thank God for Kim :p Bet she never knew she was my anchor.
18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
19. ANY TATTOOS?
No although I have several Duran Duran pictures incase I ever get the guts...
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
light blue.....now I wish I had my hot pink ones I plan on buying...that seems so much more fun to point out then light blue...dirty light blue to beat.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Was last night: Amy's Light & Lean black bean and cheese enchilada with veggie rice. It was so freaking good for a "tv dinner". I am impressed!!
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
I kid you not, Pandora just started playing "Rio" by Duran Duran. God Bless America!!! :p
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
I'd be the mushed up mess that kids have squished together and tore the papers off of and kindof melted into a glob on colors everywhere in the bottom of the box.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Sauteing garlic, coffee beans, baked goodies coming from the oven, the fair foods lingering in the air, and yes, the harbor. I love the smell of the harbor.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Volkswagon Service. My bug needs help again.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football. There's nothing like getting friends over with (even healthy) foods and shouting and fun times....
27. HAIR COLOR?
today is Sandy blonde, I have a brownish red available, but my goal weight will be blue/pink. You know it.
28. EYE COLOR?
For me? I tend to favor brown. There's something about brown eyes that make me melt. Oh, Mine? they're green.
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Silly question. If I had a favorite, I probably wouldn't be on Spark trying to lose the weight. Food goes IN MY BELLY because it's ALL my favorite!!1 Nom Nom Nom, but, if I had to narrow it down to a few: warm brownies, chocolate frosting, coffees, Ruffles original, chili cheese rice (I can eat that all day), notice there was nothing on the "healthy" menu???
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Neither, just one that sticks with me for a couple of days. Whether it be a comedy, romance, or drama, or whatever. Just good.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
At home was "The Big Miracle" GREAT MOVIE by the way and at a theatre was, was, gosh I think it was too long ago...I remember there was the Miley Cyrus movie but could have sworn I've seen one since...Harry Potter!! That's it.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
White with wolves on it. I strangely get a LOT of compliments on this thing.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Today is summer, but it will soon be winter! Very good.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
don't both entail touching? I used to love both, but apparently those kind of things get one into trouble so I'll say neither. :p
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I thought I answered this with favorite foods, but okay: warm chocolate brownies, chocolate frosting, Ruffles original potato chips.
37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
I'm guessing this is a "prefer" question? I prefer to sit on the couch and watch people do these things. But, as I have to pick from one of these two: ST It doesn't put me out of breath as much.
38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
I'm on the computer.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I'm not. But looking forward to the textbook associated with Forensic Anthropology!!
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Children laughing, 80s music playing in the background, the neighbors washing machine agitating through the walls (it's comforting and I know I don't have to move the clothes to the dryer)
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I don't know, I'm still trying to get there. :p
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
It was in fact, NOT in a barn, but a hospital. True. California.
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Why do you want to know? I paid my taxes!! Who are you?? What do you want? California
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
I wish I had one, but all of California houses around here are mud color....so I'll say mud.
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
blue. Geeeeez, is the person who created this quiz trying to find me or something???
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Sure. why not.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The other day I went to the gym and attempted to do my Week 3 of C25 on the treadmill. Like the rest of the world, we are in a hot one (triple digits) and I thought being in the A/C building would be a great way to escape the heat. I think the rest of the Lincoln/Rocklin/Roseville area had the same idea as it was PACKED!! Strangely enough I couldn't even do a mile. I got off the treadmill and went to the bike instead.
Getting the itch to get back into things (I do have a dress to go for) I wanted to get out and run. I've been seeing people around the area running at all times of the day so I thought "what the heck" and prepared to go out.
First thing first. My clothes. You all know how much fun I have with my clothing so I thought today I would keep it simple.....hmmm.
I put on a pair of Capri's and a t-shirt.
Not workout clothes. Regular cotton Capri's with a button and POCKETS!!
blue and white polka dotted ones
See, my logic was this.
it has pockets.
Anyhow I have a question for you guys. I did my week 3 of running today in the heat. I really wanted to get in my miles to log and half way through I got pretty tired. So tired that on my way back I didn't do the three minute run....
here's the thing. I still made it back in the same time it took me to run there.
aka: I run as fast (or slow) as I walk.
How is it then that so much effort goes into running when one is running at the same speed as walking? Anyone get this??
So I don't slip out of my regimen I'm going to walk tomorrow. I've noticed that if I stop for ONE day of any sort of routine, I'm done for a long long long time. I'm pretty sure this is why I never finish the C25. It's every other day. LOL so, tomorrow I will "walk" the area so I'm still in a routine. I like that idea. Maybe I can drag my girls out...I'll bribe em with a Jamba Juice.
OH Wait!! Tomorrow is orientation day for my oldest at San Francisco State!!..eh, I'll still get it in...promise. I love getting out...It's so my time to think. Today's was weird though. I kept thinking of people telling me how bad running was for me and how I've been working on this forever and how I'll never get it. I don't know why I thought those ... probably to push myself harder.
Let's see, speaking of school I emailed the guidance counselor and asked for help in determining a major for me. I asked since Deaf Studies were so impossible to obtain classes for what major was I the closest to? I informed them that I also wanted to look into some sort of career in nursing, but not as a nurse and listed what I wanted to do.
I am the closest in obtaining a degree in Social and Behavioral Science and was requested for obtain a degree in Natural or Biological Sciences.
So, that's what I'm doing!
My daughters are laughing at me. "mom, those are the things that always plague you and now you are going for it" to which I reply "yeah, kind of like my fitness, huh?" LOL
So, I'm pretty darn tooting excited! As excited as when I first started. My classes include this semester Forensic Anthropology!!! woo hoo!!
Well, I guess I'm going to get to work on my place...really....really really. LOL I keep Sparking instead so I blame you for my dirty place!
no. not really.
Going to wash my Capri's and get them ready for next time. They worked pretty good.
Take that athletic clothes!!
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