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Oatmeal made with water is horrible.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I ran out of soymilk yesterday and I had to make my oatmeal with water... eww D: I tried to add a couple of drops of vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon to get rid of the gross-ness, didn't help.

I made it though so, I choked it down with orange juice to not be wasteful.

Does exercising enhance your sense of smell? I never noticed before now, but I smelled things so much more strongly after I worked out this morning... which was kind of gross walking through the rooms that the animals hang out in more.

Oh, I semi-quit my job, I told my manager that there's just some things in my life that I need to take of first.

I can't wait until the sun comes out more so I can go swim.

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JUGE300000 9/14/2009 8:03AM

    Try adding unsweetened applesauce. That is the way I eat it. In fact, I make my own applesauce...call it berry applesauce. I put in 2 c. of blueberries; 2 c. of strawberries; 1 c. of raspberries; 1 c. of cranberries; 1 c. of applejuice concentrate; 4 medium apples cut up ( I prefer macintosh or cameo, but right now I am using pink lady). Simmer for 35 minutes and then blend. I use about 1/4 cup of this mix with my morning oats.

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What's more important?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The best hours of the day that I could go swimming or be active, I'm stuck in front of my computer, doing the most boring work for bad pay. Seriously, I have to sit and watch my computer screen (that's it) from 1pm to 5pm for like $1. One freaking dollar for 4 hours of perfectly good summer weather that I could be outside, taking care of myself through exercise or whatever. I mean, I need all the money I can get but there has got to be a better way. If any of you know of better ways to make money from home, please let me know... Preferably things that don't work on a schedule.

Many of you reading this are probably like "wtf?" but it's a seriously long story.

So, I'm trying to figure out what's more important to me; my health or making money to be able to afford to visit my girlfriend. My girlfriend is the most important thing in the world to me and I put her ahead of everything else. But with my weight going back up from a horrible sleep routine and not being able to do much for the most productive hours of the day, but eating to kill boredom... I don't know what to do...

OH! I've also come to the conclusion that I need some kind of buddy system to help me lose weight.. It's hard to do it by yourself and it's definitely not getting any easier for me. I need someone to kick my butt and be willing to let me kick their's right back when they start straying...

I dunno, that's all I have to talk about I guess.


The things I can't say when we're alone.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

So, it's like 4:15am and I'm laying here in bed, watching the love of my life sleeping on webcam and I feel so helpless, insecure and slightly concerned. She's so small, she's just 92lbs* and here I am more than twice her size. She says she loves every inch of my body and I believe her and feel lucky to have someone who really doesn't care about appearance... but I care and I've slipped out of exercising and eating right because I just got too comfortable with that.

The gym we joined kept hiking up prices on their membership so, my sister stopped going because she's buying her a house. She was my work out buddy so, that was kind of a blow to my motivation, I ended up dropping my membership as well.

I have a small internet job that pays very little and keeps me inside, in front of the computer for the 3 most productive hours of the day that I could be outside in our new swimming pool. Thankfully, I have the weekends off ~ maybe the weather will be nice later on today and I can actually go swim in it.

Our new swimming pool right now feels like my only ray of hope since the ending of my gym adventures. By the way, the entire time I had my membership at the gym and worked out 3-5 times a week, I lost zero pounds. We stopped going and I dropped 10... then of course I gained in back, plus 10 because of laziness and lack of motivation.

* Before anyone goes saying that my girlfriend at an unhealthy weight; She is short, has a small skeletal structure and very little body mass. She eats good meals and pigs out on chocolate, cookies and tea with sugar... Not to mention her work makes her move around a lot... Blessed with high metabolism? Perhaps.


First Day at the Gym.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I just got home; my sister and I went together to the gym. We just did cardio for today, we were both tired after cardio and I think a bit intimadated by the weight machines.

We started out on the ellipticals and I'll be the first to admit, they kicked our asses. I kind of felt bad because there was this old dude next to us and it was like it didn't even phase him. We didn't stay on them but for a couple of minutes.

We did bikes next, they were alright. I didn't really feel like I got much of a challange on them though. I guess we stayed on those for 15-ish minutes.

We tried the stair steppers, but didn't really understand them so, we didn't bother after about a minute.

Last, we did the treadmills. I liked those, I broke a sweat and felt like it was more of a challenge than the bikes and not quite as hard as the elliptical. I didn't walk that far, but I think I did pretty good for my first day. We stayed on them for about 25 minutes.

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We joined a gym together ~ Concerns arise.

Monday, April 07, 2008

My mom, my sister and I all went down to the local gym tonight and joined (My dad joined last week). I think it's definately a step in the right direction for my family.

I'm worried about my mom though because she has really bad knees. One of them is worse than the other because of a car accident she had when she was a teen. Both have arthritis in them now, I'm wondering how she's going to get any cardio in without causing her any great deal of pain.

Otherwise, I'm very excited about going down there and working out.

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HUSKY__HANK 4/8/2008 12:23PM

  Just have her start out slow and do a little a time. If it hurts or she is in pain have her stop. There is probably a physical trainer there to that might be able to help.

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ANGELAMZ40 4/7/2008 11:39PM

    Have your mom try the elliptical trainer. It's totally non-impact on the knees and a great cardio workout. It is difficult at first, though, so have her do just a couple of minutes (seriously), then cycle (recumbent bike) for the rest of the time. Each time she goes back, have her add another minute to her elliptical before she uses the recumbent bike. She'll build endurance for the elliptical that way without soreness. She will notice a difference after about 30-40 days if she goes 2-3 times per week.

Also, I'm not a personal trainer or a doctor. So you'll definitely want your mom to talk to her doctor before she does anything at the gym, and you may want to consider having her do 1-5 sessions with a fitness trainer who is experienced in working with people with arthritis and/or injury.

It's awesome that she's willing to go ... I'm always encouraged when I see older women at the gym who I know battle with arthritis continue to show up week after week. I always make a point to smile at them or say hello. They need to know they're in the right place. :)

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