Thursday, July 22, 2010
Originally posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 (2 responses)
There IS a good day to be sick after all
You hear people say it about bad things all the time. There's never a good time to...fill in the blank. Never a good day to be sick, get locked out of your car/house, lose your job, etc. In general I agree with such statements (Although I once got locked out of my car on a warm Spring day that I had off from work and had nothing scheduled until hours from then. Couldn't think of a better time personally).
So I'm hearing that everyone is getting this cold in my office. I hate taking sick days if I can avoid it. I'll absolutely do it if I'm actually sick, but still. I hate getting sick when I'm on vacation or have a day off as well. That leaves, you guessed it, Weekends. On Thursday, I was talking with a co-worker and said, "I hope that if I catch this stupid cold going around that I get it on a Weekend".
Sure shooting, late Friday afternoon, I started getting the sniffles. Today I've got the whole kit and caboodle: Sniffles, sneezing, burning sinuses etc. And the cool thing is that this weekend I had nothing actually planned anyway. Monday I will be mostly recovered but have the really deep voice so I can do my Barry White/Isaac Hayes impersonation (w00t!!!11) for my poor co-workers to enjoy/endure/suffer.
Plus I will be healthy enough later in the week to get my four hours of exercise in for my blogumentary. How cool is that?
Ahhhh, the 1990's are going to be a great decade.
- Three weeks later, I got sick AGAIN on the weekend. I should have bought lottery tickets
- The blogumentary lasted about 1 week. Went over like a lead balloon. Yes, I couldn't even hold to a goal that involved eating Cheetos. Sad, really...
- I've gotta be careful doing my Barry White impersonation around the ladies these days. I was barely resistible to them back then :D
- So far the 1990's are, in fact, a great decade
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Originally posted: Saturday, October 24, 2009 (1 response)
Good Riddance 220s; Hello 210s!!!!!!
I don't think words can really express how happy I am right now. When I started SparkPeople I weighed 225. For the first three or so weeks I lost 1-2 pounds/week. Then I hit a plateau at 220/221 in early September, which dragged on for six weeks.
This morning, the scale finally coughed up a "1" in the ten digits of my weight. This is significant to me for four reasons:
1) It's my first five pound milestone.
2) My BMI is below 30. I am officially no longer obese
3) I'm in a new 10 pound range (no more 22x.x, now 21x.x)
4) It's the first time in my adult life where I set a really difficult health related goal, met a lot of challenges, stumbled but still persevered unto victory
Now I know that I'm not significantly healthier than I was a pound and a half ago. I know that this is just the first step up a long stair case. Part of me wants to just say "good" and start planning the next phase. But no. This today is a day to celebrate. I will stick to the SparkDiet and nothing more. Tomorrow, battle resumes. Thanks for reading.
- TD out
- One SparkBuddy responded to this one, but I deleted their comment accidentally when trying to access their page.
- I went back up over 220 for another few weeks, but then the weight started coming off fast and furious soon after.
- The hanging at 1-2 pounds over the new 10 pound range has repeated itself twice.
- This Saturday, Lord willing, I will hit my 25 pounds lost milestone
- This Saturday, Lord willing, I will be in a new 10 and 100 pound range.
- I will be in my fourth 10 pound range since starting on SP (bye 220's. 210's and 200's. Hello 190's)
Bottom Line: I celebrated like it was 1998 then, but that will pale in comparison to when the scale says 19x.x this Saturday. I am so psyched!!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Originally posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 (0 responses)
Eating Like a Doofus
OK so yesterday's mid-week weigh-in went really well(220.2). By that, I mean really really well. And by THAT I mean like...OK moving on. I had 219.8 in the bag for this Saturday. I was going to let it out of the bag by writing my most triumphant blog ever, basking in the glory of achieving a goal that I have been within a pound of for six weeks (count 'em) now. Yup, victory scheduled for Saturday: manifest destiny.
So what do you think I did yesterday and today(multiple choice here)? No peaking at the blog entry title:
(A) Continued to eat exactly as I did to get down to 220.2.
(B) Upped my game and added some more vegetables and whole grains
(C) Ate a little bit more, but certainly not enough to sabotage Saturday's weigh in.
(D) Totally blew it by eating like a complete doofus.
OK time's up. Pencils down.
(DING DING DING!!!!) Yes, sadly the correct answer is (D). Ugh! This is like your old Uncle Herb's favorite joke. When you were five and heard it for the first time, it was funny. After a few more times it was cute. Then it became tedious. Twenty years and 6 hint Christmas gift joke books later, ol' Uncle Herbie is still telling it like it's his next ticket to comedic stardom. Again, I say "Ugh!"
I know that "tomorrow is another day" and I know that "I can do it" and I will "hang in there". I just get frustrated with myself when I am this close and seem to blow it week after week. OK, enough grousing.
Tomorrow, it's war. For the next nine days, I will be strong! (crowd applauds) I will eat the healthiest that I have in my entire life (crowd applauds again). More fruits, more vegetables, and more of TD just being plain ol' awesome (crowd snickers). Hey crowd, stop snickering. I'm serious.
Bottom line: If I don't weigh less than 220 this Saturday, you can bet your sweet bippy that I will the following one.
OK, luv ya bye,
p.s. The word doofus is funny. I'm just saying
p.s.s. If bippies were valued by size, something (namely a mirror) tells me that if I were to bet my own sweet bippy, the U.S. treasury itself couldn't make a calling bet .
p.s.s.s. Actually, Uncle Herb's joke is kind of funny. I might use it at work sometime. Hmmm.
- I went below 220 at that Saturday's weigh-in.
- Uncle Herb's joke is still funny
- I've continued being plain ol' awesome ever since (crowd snickers again).
TD: (to crowd) Shut up, you mooks!!
Disclaimer: No bippies were bet in the making of this blog or its update :D
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