Saturday, November 16, 2013
I've let "twisting my ankle" (a week and a half ago) and having a sore neck make me too lazy this last week (I was even able to run, while carrying my heavy work bag yesterday- no pain). So today I decided to catch up on what fitness minutes I had planned for my week. I did it. :) Mainly leg workouts though- and boy am I glad for Epsom salt! I had a nice bath with that stuff in it.
I think it really is best if I exercise before work each day, so that will be my goal. I've slacked off on the shapers Chris wants us to do (don't like them, hah) but plan to add those back in too.
My goal is to lose twice as much weight this week. :)
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Yesterday I was cold so much of the time, for some reason. Working on my frustrating computer probably had to do with it (somewhat stressful!). Then I had to go into town and get some things done with my son in law and my daughter. That took some time. We got his computer over here and found out that my monitor doesn't work with it. Okay... I was soooo hungry by then (had not thought I'd be out so long so was well past when I should have ate)- which made me super duper tired. Anyway, hubby and I ate at their place and watched a movie with them. Then the other computer that we'd gotten for them was discovered that it had a connector that fits on my monitor (we had brought it over there to see if it would fit the new computer and then the other could come home with me if so). So he gave me the connector. I was told that they had not gotten anything off the computer- that I would need to delete and save stuff. That they didn't have any discs.
Last night all I got to do was a complete system recovery on the old computer that I couldn't seem to get to work well anyway- but maybe someone else can (thinking of offering it on freecycle), and then work on a backup of the new-to-me computer. I decided to go to bed at one this morning after putting in maybe the fifth dvd for the backup. When I got up I had to keep going with that yet.
After a bit I was finally able to start loading on some of my own stuff, and putting things on that I want to use- bookmark things and all.
Then I had to do copies of the pictures onto discs. My husband was told he could have copies too so I made two copies of each. It took 5 dvds and 1 cd to transfer all their pictures for them. The cd was of my daughter's things, so I just did five other dvds for my hubby (those pictures were of mountain trips).
He was in some of those pictures, and he'd hiked all those mountains before.
Anyway, there is still more to put on the computer and one program is not behaving right. I'm hoping the place I bought it from will resolve the issue.
I am proud of myself that I brought food for myself last night that I knew was best for me. The rest of the family had pancakes, syrup and bacon. After we left there we gassed up the car and decided to splurge on eating out for a little something (the movie was a few hours long)- I got a salad. Hubby got a sandwich and onion rings (BOY did they smell good!). We pulled over, perpendicular to parking spaces that weren't in use, and after a few minutes a police jeep stopped next to hubby's side of the car and asked if everything was all right. He said yeah, we're just having something to eat. He said okay. :)
I was not thrilled with the salad. I had no idea that it was going to have bleu cheese on it- and I'm allergic to it (don't like the taste at ALL). I tried to get as much off of it as I could...
Oh yeah (boy do I keep backtracking), I went to JCP to use a ten dollar off coupon the other day. I was pretty pleased by how I looked in some pants I tried on. Oh, the dress pants didn't fit right (not loose enough), but I liked how my body looked in them just the same. I've come a long way to say that.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Yep, that's what it is, interference. A computer that wants to shut down a LOT, with seemingly no rhyme or reason (I've taken it back to factory specs, keep doing updates, etc.), and then the other day I stretched (just out of the blue) upward and put something in my back out of place (affected the under side of my shoulder blade area). I was just "sore" so didn't realize it was from that stretch until I thought back on it. Then I was walking across a parking lot to get to a work meeting, wearing my rain boots (they have maybe up to an inch heel at most) when my ankle turned outward quite fast due to my foot hitting blacktop, that was bulged up, that I hadn't seen. Exercised the next day anyway, feeling the ankle some, and toward the end of the exercise really feeling the shoulder blade catch. I finished but then got on my back onto my coffee table and pushed into areas of the back with the edge of it and I believe put that back in place that had had something out of place. It's sore today, but not the same kind of soreness it had been before. This one is low key. :) Later, I walked the dogs anyway....figuring it wouldn't be done otherwise, while wearing an ankle brace. The ankle-it's weird, I hear a lot of clicking at times and in different areas- the pain goes up the leg at times, into the foot at times. I'm thinking it might be something out of alignment in the ankle area too. Praying it will also go back into place.
Oh but the good news is, I did lose 1.4 pounds this week. :)
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I have been having major computer problems. I finally got this computer working well (looks like), and I come to spark people and find out I forgot to log in when I used hubby's computer to come to spark people yesterday! So much for that spark streak. Ah well.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Tomorrow begins week 8 on the carb cycling plan for me, which means I eat high carb (it's still hard for me to even get to 1500 calories for such as suggested for women) every day (It's called a slingshot week, and comes after three weeks of carb cycling low and high carb combo days), with a reward day, like today, at the end of that week. It's to rev the metabolism for the next few weeks of weight loss on whichever plan I do. I want to stick with turbo, but do classic (alternates low carb/high carb days) for the week of Thanksgiving so that I can have starches/fruit for the holiday dinner.
I almost feel like it's silly to do a slingshot week to rev up my metabolism, right after losing 2 lbs in a week, but I trust/know Chris Powell knows his science on all this, and will go for what is expected. :)
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