Sunday, September 14, 2014
So, Phillip is my Weight Watchers Active Link. I encourage any of you who have experience with the WW Active Link to write in to me! I'm not motivated by Phillip, in fact I am getting discouraged. I tried to learn more about it yesterday when I had time, but the web site was down so I was just ready to scream!
The thing with the active link is that it is supposed to measure all your activity for the entire day, or at least for as long as you wear it. Some of you asked last time if Phillip was slow or broken and I'm not sure. I do know that I am not as active all day as I should be. However, when I work out I work out hard. And, since I starting wearing Phillip I have more steps in my day! I do wear a pedometer as well. But, with Phillip I have not earned one single activity point this week. This is discouraging to me because I've done some new stuff and I am still sore!
So, instead of dwelling on my faults with Phillip, because ultimately his faults stem from me being inactive all day, but shouldn't I at least earn a point for the hard workouts I do? Need more info and maybe I can gain that today in my small window of time I have!
On Friday, I did my first full Jillian Michaels Workout at Curves! Oh boy! My thighs still hurt! I do Curves Smart where my Curves Smart card continuously keeps me working harder on the machines to reach my goals. Jillian guides us thru a workout on the mats in between the machines. Any of you who follow Jillian know how tough some of her moves can be! Each month the Jillian workout changes and I like that so different muscles are always being challenged. A lot of peple get bored by Curves, but the time for a workout is great for me and now that I am doing the Jillian workouts I love it! Let me tell ya, I was spent after that workout! I have to go 4 times this week to make up a day I missed in the first week of the month and I won't do Jillian every day, but at least 1 day out of it!
I turned in my heart monitor on Friday, so hope to hear from the doctor some time this coming week. Funny, but after I took it off I noticed some weird heart rates at weird times. Figures, doesn't it?
With my husband.... He had 3 CT scans: head, chest and throat area. The head and chest scans came back "clean", but a "thickness" was noticed in his neck/throat and they already know that his vocal chords on the left side are paralyzed. The doctor wanted to see him first thing Monday morning, but husband insists he has to work, so is going in at 2 PM. We have no idea what this means, but will know tomorrow. Also, Hubby was supposed to get a fungal toenail removed on Thursday, but his blood sugar was way high! I'm not even going to get into the mistreatment from his PCP in this matter, but they still have not prescribed insulin and it is 3 days later! They, in fact, ignored him knocking at the door after the nurse said he could pick his script up at 2 PM.... He was there at 1 PM. They stop seeing patients at 12, but he was told to come pick up the prescription before 2. The woman was sitting there on the computer and wouldn't even look up to see who was knocking on the door. And, see? Just thinking about it makes my HR spike!
So, we are dealing with a lot! But, I plan to hang in with my 2 challenges here on SP as fully as I possibly can! Plus hold onto my job which is so difficult with every change the programmers make in programs we use! Life is good, but shouldn't it be just a little bit easier? don't worry, I know the answer to that one!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
OK, yes, I'm an 80s teen which means I am part of the microwave generation and what I want, I want it now! Last night when I plugged Phillip in for my daily report I found that not only did I not earn any activity point, but I didn't even meet my baseline! What? I got up and did some kind of short workout as often as I could and apparently that wasn't often enough! Not even at baseline after 65 minutes of actual fitness? Guess what Phillip told me.... You are an athlete when you actually work out.... You work out hard and then you don't get much activity in between workouts. Well, I hate to admit it, but Phillip is right. So, my friends, I ask.... How do I make Phillip happy?
Grant you, in an actual relationship with an actual man I am the kind who will no longer give up herself to make a man happy. If he ain't happy with me being me, well don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! But, with Phillip, if he is happy I will be happy! I'm willing to change for Phillip! so, how? My jog is sitting down. I work at the computer sometimes all day and it seems getting up every hour on the hour won't work..... Do y'all have any suggestions on how to make my life more active?
When I say this, I mean just move more in general. I'd like to set up my computer on a treadmill, but I don't see that happening. For one thing I need to listen to my computer and I need to keep me fairly steady to be sure I am hitting the right keys, plus I don't want to ask my real husband to build or make anything else for me! Plus, my heart rate is still whacky.... So, I'm just not sure what to to do and welcome any and all suggestions!
Yes, this microwave kid wants Phillip to rack up tons of activity points and wants him to rack them up NOW, but obviously that ain't gonna happen. so, what do you do to keep your life more active and still get work done? Thanks in advance!
PS Life is still good even if I am more sedentary than I thought!
Monday, September 08, 2014
I joined Weight Watchers in May. I still have not met my 5% goal. When I get close, I gain. I'm not sure what I do or why I do it, but I do it. This will have to take some consideration and thought as to why I sabotage my weight loss success! I've been thinking about it, but with no good reasons as to why I self sabotage. Many addicts self sabotage and maybe I'm a food addict and once I eat healthy I want to ruin it all by eating the worse stuff possible? I don't know.
But, this blog is about Phillip. I finally broke down and got a WW Active Link. The active link gives you WW points for your activity. Well, that is all well and good, but you get activity points for any activity beyond your baseline. Apparently I am lazy. Who didn't know that? Yes, I work out like a fiend, but then I am sitting most of the rest of the time and Phillip is bringing the truth of my laziness to light! I sit for work. I work at the computer. I sit and watch TV. So, if this doesn't change I'll never get any activity points and Phillip is named Phillip because I wanted to fill it with activity points! I like how it measures all activity all day long and not just your workouts. this way I will learn to put more activity into my day and not just work out and then sit down! My old calculater broke and my new one doesn't have the alarm feature on it that I liked on my old.... I could set it to beep every hour on the hour from when I set it and get up and move! I'm sure I can do this on my phone, but haven't figured that out yet! But, I want to get back to getting up and either just moving a little or do a short, 10 min. workout at that point!
So, Phillip and I ar off to a somewhat rocky start, but we'll get there! We will get in sync and I will fill him with those points I want! And, I'll get healthier for doing it!
So, alright Phillip, let's go.....
PS Life is good!
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