Saturday, November 02, 2013
So I'm still semi consistently using MFP and still liking it - I just really need to be better about actually using it consistently :P. D'oh!
School has been HADES this year. My admin is still after me and nobody on my staff can figure out why. So it's been a rough going. Not big on the weight loss, but I am still trucking in some small form and fashion. No major gains once I got back from Cali and started, so that's a win.
I started kind of seeing somebody and I mean that in the most casual way possible ;). It has re-energized me to get healthier because I really just don't like the amount of flab I have flapping around when doing the hokey pokey.
So here am I am! It's time for me to get back to giving support and taking some right back.
So feel free to stop in and say hi. My other little site is up and running, I'm just slow on it due to lots of personal stuff happening. I'll link up next blog for those who missed it the last time around.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
So I'm a couple of weeks into my new site and LOVING IT. For the first time ever, I'm actually sticking to updating a web site. Go figure. Here it is if you missed the last blog about it...
Changing Me: An Empirical Study
Here's the actual cut and paste version in case the SP link thingy doesn't work so well.
I no longer use SP to track as I'm loving on MyFitnessPal and so I need to stick with what's working for me. If you happen to use it, feel free to add me!!! My name on there is: ChangingMorgan.
Otherwise, school for teachers starts tomorrow (the kiddos next week). So summer is officially over! Granted, I had trainings all last week, but that's just different. I can't tell you how exactly, it just is!
I'm also a twitter nut these days. So feel free to follow me there too! Name is ChangingMorgan on there as well.
Down 5.7 since like the 8th. I started up, and will stick to because it works for my school schedule, intermittent fasting. There are two main ways to do IF: either a full 24 hours no food once or twice a week or skip a meal a day (i.e. go 12 hours between two meals). I do that last option. I skip breakfast. Please don't go wonky on me about how studies show blah blah blah. Studies show anything anybody wants studies to show. I've read them all. Essentially you can follow just about anything and if it WORKS for you, then that's what matters. And this is working for me. I'm more cognizant of what I put in my body (good or bad!) and stick FAR better to plan. I failed miserably on any "plan" last year because I just couldn't get the timing right. Breakfast, snacks, etc, just didn't work with my particular schedule in the classroom - it does for some teachers, mine it doesn't. I've been practicing the IF this last week for the timing and it's amazing. I'll have this week to throw in the morning workouts with it. I will have a banana or some such before workout to fuel the body, but I don't really count that as breakfast, but as fuel.
So that's the short update! I'll pop back in in a couple of weeks to update you some more! Don't worry - I'll be around. Feel free to stop in and say hi!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I started a new site today. The story of why I started it is on the site itself.
I'm doing a personal study. It's fairly in depth. I feel like the question I'll get asked the most by folks, both strangers and those who know me, will be, "why are you going to spend time on an experiment that doesn't matter?" Or some variation of this. And my answer will invariably be a version of, "why not?"
The short story is, I'm going to be looking at if it's actually possible to change. Oh, I don't just mean the body, I mean the personality as well.
I'm already pretty proud of it. It excites me and gives me the academic push I tend to need in my life.
And I'm completely bare (emotionally) on this site. I'm also semi bare in that I'm wearing a bikini and posting pictures. Ugh. That part is not so good. But it was time to let it all go and be honest. And I can't follow through on my premise for the study without giving all of me to it. And to those who choose to read about it and the updates to it.
Anyways, if you feel like you don't have enough to do and want to scope it out, feel free! (And yes, this is the start of where I show people... *gack*... It does me no good to post the pictures and the like if I don't tell anybody about it... That being said, I don't believe as I'm quite brave enough yet to post it on facebook :P.)
Changing Me: An Empirical Study
(You have to copy and paste - Spark People link thingy isn't connecting the dots... Sorry for the inconvenience!)
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Well... My grandfather died (dad's dad). I'm sad, sure, but I have the reminder that he lived a long and happy life. The man was 92 and did amazing things in his life. He married grandma when she was a mere 17 (he was 20 or 21 as I recall) and just in the midst of the whole WWII deal. He built a business and made it prosper from the ground up. He has three sons, five grandkids, and (currently) three great-grandkids. He got to see so many of our successes, including coming to DC to see me graduate with my first Masters from GW - where he also got to see the WWII memorial. That's one of my favorite memories - people saluted him and shook his hand, as he was wearing his WWII vet hat.
So while it's sad, it's such a packed and amazing life. So that, in and of itself, is worthy to celebrate.
But now. As I'm getting ready to go to a little shin dig with mom (dad insisted we go - he still has a horrible chest thing after being in the ER the other night), holy mother of whatever the muffin top. Cake top. At this point, I think it's massive wedding cake top :P. Dude man. I'm not going to get to 02 in this kind of health. It just really isn't going to happen.
So I took a short nap - we all did and when I got up, I started to get ready. But. I stopped. I did basic face (after going through five billion outfits) and instead got together all my new swim gear. I have a new cap, goggles, kick board, and pulls. So it's time to put them to use. Got it all together, took it all out of the packaging and now it's all ready to go for first thing in the morning. I mean, life 5am in the morning. I want to miss the crowd, since it's a small community pool and it's going to be warm enough, it will be busy early.
It won't only be for the health benefits, but the pool has always been my place. It's been where I can think and relax and just be. It's ok. I've taken chunks of time off from the pool. Massive chunks and I think much has to do with the fact I don't want to face myself these days. I'm not happy with what I see.
It's time to stop that. So thank you grandpa. Because you died, you'll help me live.
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