Wednesday, May 20, 2009
MMMmm, and it was good.
I made two small pans, so we are freezing one for dinner next week.
I don't have too much to update on other than my fullness.
I did find out that my Wii-Sports age is 58!!! You can retake the fitness test once a day, so I plan on doing so regularly until that number is a little bit closer to my actual age of 26!
Okay, off to laze about with my full stomach. I am going to go for another walk later when it cools off, and just enjoy the evening. I can pretty much guarantee that I won't get hungry later!
EDIT/ADD: Here I am much later in the day... just returned from my second walk/finished my second set of our bootcamp ab workout. Today's extra bootcamp challenge was to blog, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to just quickly add something about my bootcamp progress.
I am very happy with myself and I feel strong. It was so refreshing to change up my strength training. My goal for the next week and a half is to finish strong - do two sets at least of the strength training videos, and get all of my cardio in. I hope to keep adding a little bit of jogging every other day or so.
Okee dokee...time to relax a little bit. Don't have anything going on until 1:30 tomorrow, which is really nice. I still feel full from dinner, but I am going to get a few glasses of water in me.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Yay, super excited. Josh and I played some of the Wii Sports games, and they were really fun. I enjoy anything that lets us spend time together!
And as stated in my blog entry title, I went for a 10pm walk and I jogged here and there through out my 30 min. I would casually estimate that I jogged for 5 1-minute+ bursts, and I felt pretty good. None of that gasping for breath awful muscle soreness that I recall experiencing when we were made to run in high school.
And dare I say, I am going to play just a bit more Wii (tennis anyone???) before I sneak into bed next to Josh (he goes to bed pretty early). I have to work at 8AM tomorrow, and it is 10:45PM now... well, that isn't so bad, I will still get plenty of rest!
Oh, and here are some pics of my sojourn to Quechee Gorge this past weekend. I was too scared to take pictures of the actual gorge... oops! ha.
Me looking sassy:
Me in the middle of Jurassic Park:
Bottom of scary but architecturally interesting bridge we had to walk over to get to trail:
Rupert isn't afraid of heights:
Have a good night!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
I am all kinds of sore, but seriously proud of myself.
This weekend I went to visit my sister, and we had such a good time. We ate modestly (not the best, but not the worst!) and got a ton of exercise in. We took a long walk/jog and played some basketball. I haven't jogged in almost 2 years (and then it was torturous!) and it actually felt good this weekend. It was pretty unbelievable, I think I surprised my sister by not whining and actually doing it when she suggested it (she is a runner). We went on an easy hike near a beautiful (and scary - I'm so scared of heights!) local gorge. And lastly, we played a ton of Wii - this game called Rayman: Raving Rabbids (or something like that) with a lot of arm motions. My arms are sssssooooo sore, but it was so much fun! I am even more convinced that I should reward myself by buying a Wii.
And I donated blood today, so I feel pretty good about that. It went well - I am usually a hard stick but the guy - Romanian, maybe? He had a Romanian look about him and an Eastern European accent - was great at his job and friendly to boot. I felt slightly nauseated at the tail end, but that went away quickly.
Anyhoooooo... back to work! It's a quiet night, which is nice.
P.S. - Tomorrow (or late tonight) I will post pictures (showing off my newly more svelte physique of course!) from our little hike to the gorge.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
~16 days until the end of the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp
~50 days until the end of my 2nd Biggest Loser Challenge against my sister
~3.5 months until school starts
By the end of Bootcamp, I want to have lost 5 pounds (from the beginning, not from now!).
By the end of my BLC against my sister, I want to weigh 220 pounds!!
By the time school starts at the beginning of September, I want to weigh 212 pounds.
I am actually taking summer classes so I know I am not going to blow anybody away by how different I look in the fall, but I am still looking forward to that moment.
The good stuff... I actually wrote an entry about rewards a long time ago, let me revisit that...
"5/15/2009 - goal weight = 235 - I will treat myself to some new clothes for summer. "
Done and done!
"Between 9/1/2009 and 1/1/2010 - goal weight = 215 - I want to look like a different person when I go back to school in the fall! This would also put me at the weight I was at in fall 2005 (after I had strep throat - boy did that take off a few pounds fast!! But I was so miserable...). If I can afford it I would like to celebrate this milestone (losing 50 pounds) by purchasing a game system (hopefuly Wii will come down a bit in price!) and a DDR game."
I still want this, but we will see if I can afford it. I think I deserve a reward right now for losing 35+ pounds! But I am not sure yet what I want. Maybe I'll buy a new exercise DVD.
"When I reach my goal weight of 180, I will treat myself by getting a tattoo to remind myself of all the hard work and the commitment that I am making. Details TBD, as that is a long time from now."
Can't wait! Maybe I should just get a small tattoo now as a reward for getting this far...
Lastly, the spark-stage that I am in recommended that I pick out a tiny reward I can give myself everyday. I feel like I am pretty kind to myself, so I don't know what this could be. Maybe I will just try to remember to give myself a little pat on the back each day. Ohhh, or maybe I will buy some new lotion (my hands are dry right now and there is none to be had at my workplace!).
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
If you do not want to know who won, don't read this!
Lesson #1: I don't want to be America's Next Top Model.
Lesson #2: If I was a contestant on America's Next Top Model, I would probably be one of the quiet weird ones (as opposed to a fashionista one or a drunk one or a loud obnoxious fight-y one). Oh, also plus-sized, obviously.
Lesson #3: Be fierce.
Lesson #4: Smile with your eyes.
Lesson #5: Take it all the way to ugly, then pull it back to pretty ugly.
Lesson #6: Never talk back to Tyra, Nigel, either of the Jays or anybody else than has one iota of power over you as a fledgeling modelette.
Lesson #7: Relax your mouth but be tense everywhere else.
Lesson #8: Don't pose too model-y (aka Modeling 101).
Lesson #9: Don't come to panel looking like a mall rat.
Lesson #10: I have obviously watched way too many "cycles" of ANTM since it debuted 6 or 7 years ago.
So... Teyona won. She was pretty. Alison lost. She was pretty too. I didn't really have someone that I was wholeheartedly rooting for this cycle, so I didn't have the heart-stopping moment of anxiety that usually accompanies an ANTM finale show.
If a television show makes me anxious, should I keep watching it? A question for the ages.
You know what else made me anxious today? I watched a Swedish movie called Let the Right One In, about vampires and bullying and childhood romance and an extremely pale blonde swedish boy. There was blood AND humiliation at the hands of peers, two things that inevitably make me queasy.
But I would totally recommend it. I did like it, for what it was. Filmed quite beautifully and there were honest moments, if you know what I mean.
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