Thursday, January 17, 2013
Before Spark People, that is. Though honestly, it still happens on occasion (heh).
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
"Would you like an appropriately-sized chocolate pudding?"
Apparently they are left over from a catered lunch or something. A coworker came by with them, and this is PRECISELY how they were offered.
First of all, HEE HEE HEE!!!
And second of all. WELL. A snack cup, 4oz, 110 calories. HEY, that fits in my day. A little extra calcium and a little extra chocolatey goodness.
Yes. Yes, thank you, I *WOULD* like an appropriately-sized chocolate pudding.
And also to refer to all of my food from now on as "an appropriately-sized ______" because this will NEVER STOP BEING FUNNY TO ME.
Monday, January 14, 2013
I swiped this from JumpinJulie's blog, I thought it was cuuuuute.
A - Available or Married: Married! Been together just over 11 years, married for just over five.
B - Book: One favorite book of all the books on earth??? Surely you jest. HOW COULD I POSSIBLY CHOOSE?? I do love "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam (now called "October Sky" since the movie...). Also Harry Potter. And most Stephen King stuff.
C - Cake or Pie? Both? Hee! Depends on the cake/pie. Red velvet cake? No thanks. Chocolate? Maybe. Yellow cake? Yes please! Blueberry Pie? It's okay. Pumpkin pie? YUM! Bakewell tart? OUTTA MY WAY!!
I must pause here to quote my beloved grandfather who is no longer with us: "There are only two good kinds of pie. Warm pie, and cold pie."
Genius, that man.
D - Drink of Choice: Depends where I am. I love a mojito, but I am spoiled and mostly only get them at either a fancy bar, or a Cuban restaurant. At home or out rum and diet coke is good, especially Malibu. If there's a good brand available I might get bourbon, neat.
E - Essential Item: A Sharpie
F - Favorite Color: Green. No, blue. No, green. I'm fickle!
G - Game to Play or Watch: Play- board games and card games, especially Dominion! Watch- football or nothing!
H - Hometown: Grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.
I - Indulgence: Chocolate ice cream.
J - Job: I'm an "informal educator".
K - Kids and Names: none yet.
L - Life is incomplete without: DOGS! (Yes, my life is currently incomplete)
M - Music Group or Singer: Favorite is MxPx, but I listen to lots of different stuff. I'm very into Bowling for Soup right now.
N - Number of Siblings: One brother. He's the awesomest. He got married so I could have a sister as well. She is even MORE the awesomest.
O - Oranges or Apples? Depends on the apples. Most apples, especially MacIntosh, Cortland, Fuji, then yes, apples. If the improperly named abomination known as "red delicious" is in the mix, then ORANGE ME please. I do love clementines/cuties.
P - Phobias/ Fears - Subway pushers. Sinking to the depths in a closed container/boat/capsule. Mostly, though? Stairs. (Don't ask...)
Q - Favorite Quote: "I think we're gonna be okay here; they have a thin candy shell. I'm surprised you didn't know that." -Tommy Boy That or, "Not the face! That's my meal ticket!" Dutch from Breaking In. hahahahahaha. I'm laughing just thinking about it.
R - Reason to smile: DOGS
S - Season: Fall!!
T - Tattoos: None. I can't think of one I wouldn't want to cover up at some point, which I think means I probably shouldn't get one.
U - Unknown fact about me? My dorky embarrassing hobby is practicing my singing in the car, specifically impressions. On a good day (not sick, well warmed up) I can do a pretty good (I THINK) Marilyn Monroe and an at least recognizable Judy Garland. My Shirley Bassey, Avril Lavigne and Annie Lenox are all hit or miss. My Helen Kane is hilarious, in a good way. My Britney Spears is getting better, which scares me a little...
V - Vegetable you love: ALL OF THEM
W - Worst habit: Procrastination!
X - X-rays? Ankle, repeatedly. Wrist once. Lungs.
Y - Your favorite food: Um, everything? Haha. Chicken Pot Pie. Or Mac and Cheese. Mac and cheese pot pie. I can't pick.
Z - Zodiac? Aries
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Full disclosure: I'm obsessing again. So here is another blog where I try to talk myself out of it.
My weight is bouncing up and down. It does that. It's fine. I think it is bothering me because it makes it look and feel like I haven't lost any weight in about a month, and because I'm sticking right around the same weight I could never escape from on Weight Watchers. It's just paranoia.
I was 256.4 at the start of January (incidentally, the lowest weight I've seen in at least four years); I went back up to 257 and occasionally 258 shortly after that, even 260 a couple of times. (I weigh near-daily so I don't track all these weights in the weight tracker.)
I was 257 yesterday. 259 this morning. ARRGH!
I know. It doesn't matter. If I'm gaining weight, how come my size 18 jeans fit? They didn't fit when I was 260 in early December. Too tight. Now I wear them all the time.
Also, you can't gain 2 pounds overnight, that's ridiculous. It's water weight, probably a combination of 1) I'm exercising a lot more so my body is adjusting 2) my work schedule has been really weird for like 2 weeks now, which also leads to 3) I'm getting a little less sleep, and on a slightly weirder schedule, 4) I went to a friend's house last night. She has 3 cats. I am SUPER ALLERGIC to cats. So I am still having a bit of an allergic reaction this morning, plus reacting to the medicine, plus I got a lot less sleep last night than usual.
Even just the cats last night + meds making me simultaneously dopey and shaky (I hate my inhaler. I love it, because it makes me not die, but I hate the way it makes me feel.) + the lack of sleep & having to work Saturday would be enough to cause the bump, plus add in all the other stuff.
Yeah. Talking myself out of it. Trying. But I know deep down I'm still annoyed, a little.
So let's focus on fun, non-scale things.
SP is yelling at me again. I did up my calorie burn so my calorie allowance would go up; however I didn't up it enough to account for the fact that I've burned almost 4000 calories swimming this week. I've burned more calories ***this week*** than I did the entire month of: 1) July, 2) September, 3) October, 4) November.
But, so, I should probably increase my calories eaten some more? Yes?
I did intentionally eat over my range on the day I did my longest swim. But I should make it official for the SP tracker.
30 on Monday, 40 on Tuesday, 45 on Thursday, and 20 on Friday.
I'm going to swim tonight, but I'll just do an update now for my English Channel mileage, and then either include today in next week's total, or list both weeks next week.
That's 135 laps total. I'm nearly on track for my 8 week challenge; to make it I need to do 141 laps per week for 8 weeks, so I technically only need to do 6 laps tonight. However, I'm going on vacation (YAY!) the week of Feb 11 and I'm not sure how much lap swimming I'll get to do, so I need to bank some extra laps over the next 4 weeks.
135 laps * 98 feet each = 13230 feet or 2.5 miles.
Here I am at 2.5 miles!
Yes, the arrow is to scale for my current location on my virtual swim.
The English Channel has been measuring around 11.2°C lately, which is ~52.5°F. The pool, thankfully, is a lovely warm 85°F (29C).
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I had a doctor appointment on Tuesday morning.
I am so, so annoying. Dear that nurse: I am sorry. But hee hee hee.
So I came in, and the first thing they do is double check everything on your chart. Do they have your address, and insurance, and allergies and stuff correct. And I'm all "What did I weigh last time? Does it say? What was it? I think I know but check." "OK hold on..." "Just when you get there, I want to know what I weighed last time."
Hahaha. Poor nurse.
Anyway. "You were 296. That was in June."
Me, in a sing songy annoying voice: "You're notttt gonna see that todaaaaaaay!!!" hahahahahaha. LA LA LA LA!
I was a little higher on their scale, I was up at the beginning of the week, so she weighed me at 260. (I'm back down to 257 on my home scale, woooooooooooo)
Anyway, I was all annoying and dancing around, but I did sit down to get my blood pressure read.
It's usually 120/80 which is fine. I have actually had nurses in the past seem kind of surprised that my blood pressure was fine, probably because I was morbidly obese, but it was always fine.
Tuesday it was 114/70. LA LA LA, DANCEY DANCE DANCE. And my pulse was 70-something, which is also lower.
Working out FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!! HEEEEE.
So that was fun. Then my awesome doctor I am kind of in love with (for her awesomely doctory ways, not in a romantic way) came in. "What are you up to? Any new medical developments?" "Nothing much, just LOST FORTY POUNDS LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAA!"
I am. SO. Annoying.
Seriously. If ever have the great misfortune to meet me in person you will understand. Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Anyway. She was happy and proud and said to keep doin what I'm doin. YES MA'AM I WILL.
So that was fun. I can't WAIT to see her next year, muahahahahahaaa.
Physical therapy is also going well. He added a new exercise PLUS a more difficult band for the accursed "clams" on Friday. Me on Tuesday: "I may have been cursing your name on Saturday. Limping, and cursing your name." Him: "I don't know what you're talking about." HEEEE. He's funny. I told him today that I'm going to conquer the green band (the harder one) and then work up to TWO BANDS because I'm hardcore. And, I'm sure, So annoying. But we have fun.
I'm all out of whack because my work schedule is so weird this week, I almost forgot about PT this morning. I was all ready to put on my suit and go swim (OMG MY NEW SUIT CAME YAY) when I remembered, so I had to change and run out the door. I'm tired and I was cranky all morning, but I'm going swimming as soon as I get home tonight (YAY!) and hopefully tomorrow, too. So I'll probably give an English Channel mileage update this weekend.
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