Friday, December 12, 2008
So apparently being robbed is when you're present and when you're not present it's burglary?? I dunno.
But in case anyone actually KNEW that ;) (I sure didn't), we WERE NOT there.
Oh and Hope -- they did not burgle my kettlebell. :) hahaha (that's funny)
But yeah, we're safe. The jerks *thinkingmuchstrongerwords* kicked down our deadbolted door and stole basically all the electronics in the front rooms and every video game. They left the CD's and movies... but looked through lost of stuff (luckily none of our bank information appeared to even been TOUCHED, and nothing missing from that stuff). And we do have Renter's Insurance.
We filed a police report, the cop that came only found one area that was able to be photographed for shoe prints on the door, all other fingerprint type surfaces were too dusty OR too textured to be able to lift prints from. (Leaving me wishing I had done a total top to bottom DUSTING that morning! GRRR stupid electronics that collect dust like magnets!) They opened my flute case but left the flute, moved other stuff around, but basically it was just electronics that were taken.
Luckily I had my iPod with me, so they didn't get that, but they took the little MP3 player I used for running with and also my digital camera (with some pictures on it I hadn't uploaded yet :( wah) and yeah.
Just everything of that nature.
We brought our LITTLE BITTY TV from the bedroom to the living room, but it's so sad. It's almost worse to be sitting there looking at that tiny little TV. haha.
They took my gym bag, library book bag, and my DH's bookbag -- emptied in haste, of course. Obviously used to help cart our belongings out. But now I have no gym bag. :P GRR. And my gym ID was in there so I have to get that replaced -- which is a pain in the butt because it's a University rec center and so I have to go get a new Uni- ID card. :P
Other good news? I didn't turn to food for comfort. I still went to my Spin Class yesterday morning. Then we had to make detailed lists of the items that were taken for the insurance company, and go to the PD to do a supplemental report that detailed everything and the few things we didn't realize were taken yet that night.
Our door and doorframe are new now, yeah... I dunno what else to say. It sucks.
Then we went over to the Animal Shelter since it was so nearby and looked at dogs. We've wanted a dog for ages and we might get one now -- our apartment complex has offered to waive the pet deposit for us (since my DH mentioned we were thinking of getting a dog after this). But I dunno. All the reasons we've been waiting to get a dog still apply -- too busy to give it lots of time and whatnot. No yard. I think we could make it work, though... it's still on our minds but I'm thinking we're not going to. Although after seeing all the dogs at the shelter it's hard to not want to do what we can to take care of one of them because they are so sweet and need someone. :P
Also my inner thighs are RIDICULOUSLY SORE. Like I'm walking funny. I think two days of spin class with a day in between of upper and lower body ST -- meaning squats and lunges did occur -- just DID ME IN. hahaha. :)
I feel like everything's ok, but just has a kind of damper on it now.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Our apartment got robbed.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
So, maybe I was SLIGHTLY over dramatic in my response, but hey. That's how I was feeling.
And today, 2 days into my new plan, I feel GREAT. :D
Last night I ended the day at about 1361 calories - WOW! It's been a LONG TIME since I had my calories that low. But it was really quite manageable. Just different choices to be made.
Today I'm aiming to go to the higher side because I had an AWESOME workout. :D WOOHOO!!!
I got up early this morning, hit up that Spin class and it rocked again. Did some Core ST and racked up 736 calories burned on my HRM. WOOHOO!!!
I've paced myself well on calories today, and feel good about finishing the day strong.
Oh, also did some grocery shopping today, that was good. I purposefully went to Super Target for food which is really the first time I've done that and WOW. I was in heaven when I turned down the ... rice... aisle? So many amazing looking foods. Actually everything looked amazing. I had to restrain myself from spending too much. ;) HEHEHE. But I'm excited about that possibly being my new "regular" grocery store, when I'm not picking up stuff from the Health Food store.
Supposedly there will be som ROCK BAND going on tonight, so I'm looking forward to that! :)
Monday, December 08, 2008
... it's CHUGGING INTO TOWN!!!
So in spite of my good efforts towards the middle of last week, this weekend kinda turned into a bingefest. The cookie thing lasted until 4AM, I did not eat dinner prior to going and was tasting from every batch of cookies all night long, only "real" food available was some tortilla chips and a sausage rotel dip.
My DH came for a few minutes to the cookie bake, but hasn't been feeling well so he went back home. I was instructed to bring back cookies -- FOR HIM of course. Well the resulting amount of cookies was SO MASSIVE that the relatively small amount I separated for home consumption was not so tiny.
Saturday I had cookies for breakfast, cookies for snack... a PEAR!!!! YAY REAL FOOD!!! Oh, then some cookies again ... and then baby carrots.... and then I did some yoga. Burned a whopping 77 calories... but it was really a relaxing/stretching/restorative type of yoga session and it made me feel a little bit energized and better. Then I went to the party.
The snacks were relatively healthy as far as party food goes -- cucumber circles w/ hummus in the middle, cut veggies, strawberries, tomato/basil/mozzarella skewers... and then the less super healthy spinach dip w/ crackers, and the cookies. It was a martini party and I don't drink, but I was enlisted to partake of some Sparkling White Grape Juice and cranberry ginger ale in a special martini glass for helping prepare for the party. ;) HAHAHAA.
I ate full of party food, took some home for the still sickly DH and ended up eating some of that also.
Sunday, I ate well for most of the day. I went for my first running attempt. I walked for a good 10 minutes to warm up, ran about a mile before the weird feelings came back and I walked the rest of the way home. I didn't think I irritated anything really because I stopped, but later that evening I had to go down some stairs and experienced the pain. WAH! Also the cold air aggravated my asthma.
So I'm not going to run outdoors until it's warm outside again. THE END OF THAT.
Oh so anyway, last night it was my wonderful Christmas concert -- that went GREAT!! I had a glass of eggnog and two cookies. (very reasonable, right?)
Oh but then everyone wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner.
The semi healthy offerings there are not even remotely attractive. :P I had wings and popcorn shrimp and "buffalo chips" (potato discs).
This morning I stepped on the scale and it said 171.
It's not the end of the world, it's not the most horrible gain, but before I just let everything spiral into wild abandoned binging frenzies throughout the holidays, I'm doing what I promised myself to do.
IF after a week after Thanskgiving I was still high/above maintenance range, I would attempt losing again. Also I had said previously I would not change my tracker unless I consistently weighed above my range for a while -- well mostly it's been 170, but it's close enough that I've decided not to split hairs and to go for it.
My clothes all still fit, I don't feel like I turned into a tub of lard or anything -- but I can feel my healthy habits slipping and I'm doing this in an attempt to GRAB ON TIGHT and remember how much I love being healthy and how much I hated how I felt after eating pretty much every time this weekend. :P The momentary taste of the cookie is good, but the momentary taste of 15 cookies consumed in one sitting is NOT WORTH the way I feel afterward.
SO! I've weighed in on my main spark page, adjusted my weekly calorie burn up to 2000 per week and set a goal of 165 by 12/31. It's not really my goal -- my real goal is to be at least down to 167 before I head out to the Christmas holidays, but I decided to go ahead and set my goal using those numbers.
This brings my calorie range back down to 1200-1550 -- oh how I remember those numbers!!!!
ONE CHEAT MEAL this week -- that is all. Back to my good rules that I know work. I did not remotely abide to that rule this past weekend -- I think because I was admitting to myself that last weekend was going to be crazy and there were too many days with opportunities to indulge. I was not expecting going out to eat on Sunday evening either. :P I was planning on keeping Sunday 100% in check food wise, but oh well. It's done.
My workout plans this week -- today was a day off.
Tuesday - Spin Class - Abs!
Wednesday - Upper and Lower Body ST
Thursday - Spin Class - Abs!
Friday - Day Off
Saturday - Kettlebell workout
Sunday - Makeup any additional required calorie burn to reach 2000 -- perhaps pick up the Yoga Class at the gym?
I have to work this Saturday, but there are no more parties or any of that nonsense. OH! This Thursday at work is my work's "Holiday Meal". I will pack a healthy lunch. I will not participate in the food indulgences offerred. I just remembered that my DH's birthday is this Sunday and his Professor is having dinner with us somehow (at her house or out to eat) and I need to leave my flexibility for that meal.
I will also share my plans with my DH to avoid any unwitting sabotage from him not knowing what my goals are.
I THINK that covers everything.
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