Friday, December 19, 2008
Thank you all for your wonderful response to my last blog, I really appreciate it. *HUGS*
So! On to the day to day...
Today is an off day for me -- I've got to burn an average of about 323 calories for each of my next 4 workouts to reach my calorie burn goal -- so I'm feeling good about where I stand in that respect. Our replacement remote for my little Roku box came in yesterday so I can go back to doing an at home workout for one or two of those as well! :) YAY.
I did feel like I got a lot accomplished this morning, though -- Got up, called the PD made sure I would be able to pick up the Police Report (my name isn't on it only hubbies) they said sure, so then I made lunches, took Roscoesweetface out, came back, made breakfast (not anything elaborate -- but I added some pecans and dried cranberries to some flax plus - MMM), and left to pick up the PR!
Then I called the insurance adjustor, left her a message (she's out of the office till Monday), faxed in our stuff, and there you have it. Now I'm just waiting for the workday to be over. And I'll be back tomorrow. :P WONDERFUL! :D haha.
I intend to hit the gym fast and furious tomorrow after work -- they're closing at 2PM and I get off of work at 1PM. :) So that should be fun. Then maybe at home workout Sunday, gym mon-tuesday... then my last day of work! THEN VACATION.
Yes, I think there will be a countdown in every blog. *SO ANXIOUS*
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I don't like... EVER do this kind of thing...
But those of you who are the praying type, will you lend a prayer to my grandma?
She was recently diagnosed with a horrible autoimmune skin disease which has caused her to have boils like the size of lemons. She even had some inside her mouth. She's currently in the hospital and swelling like crazy from medication.
She is such a wonderful kind of a person -- she has a kind of sarcastic demeanor, but she is so kind. The ULTIMATE "hostess" -- always concerned about everyone else and trying to make sure no one is worried about her. Even in the hospital she's recruiting my mom to help her make sure people have the good Christmas gifts she wants to give them, getting dinner to her sister who is not in the best health, and watching a nurse that takes good care of her to get to know the nurse better so she can get HER a good gift for Christmas.
I just hate the thought of her going through so much pain and such a horrible ordeal.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Had a great workout this morning -- ArcTrainer and Rowing Machine.
That ArcTrainer!!! It still burns a lot of calories, but not as many as the little estimate thingie guesses... at least for me it didn't. By the end of the workout it was of by about 55 calories I think? For 20 minutes? But still, got a great burn because between that and the rowing machine I spent about 35 minutes of time working out and burned about 437 calories. ! WOOHOO!
Then I went to the Mellow Mushroom for the first time ever and had a really amazing salad. It was ridiculously priced, but it was good. :)
*sigh* Two more work days this week. Then a break. Then 3 more days. THEN VACATION!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Got nearly all my Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop! :) WOOHOO!
Also got some other things picked up, and the Target lady (anyone love that SNL sketch??? :D hehe), well, her register was acting crazy and it took her a while to check me out so I was later getting to the gym than I wanted. I was leaving the locker room to go workout at about noon and I usually head to the shower at 12:20.
But did I let this phase me?? NO! I hit it HARD. I briefly considered doing Cardio so I could burn "more" calories, but I decided that was a cop-out and I know I can burn a comparable amount of calories by really rockin that ST. So that's what I did!
Compound movements, moving swiftly from one machine to the floor, back to the machines, over to the ab mat, incorporating some standing Mountain Climbers and Jump Squats to help keep the HR up. I burned 275 calories in 25 minutes, and a couple of minutes at least were me stretching and cooling down. I usually don't stop my HRM until my HR gets back down to at least the 120's.
So I will be able to hit the gym tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. That's the plan anyway. If I get a super awesome calorie burn on one of these days I might take another day off, but I know I won't really workout Friday morning, just being honest with myself, and Wednesday is the day we start vacating, and I have to be at work at the crack of dawn, so no workout that day either.
P.S. -- The first weighin after Thanksgiving was 171 (and that was under normal conditions so I think it might have been accurate), and I didn't start loss mode until 12/8, so since then I've lost about 2.5lbs probably? So that's a good reminder.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The scale is a tool.
In order to be used properly, you must make sure you are weighing under the same conditions to get a consistent reading. If you don't your results are sure to vary due to varying conditions and you will make yourself CRAZY. (See blog from 12/16)
Weighing in after little to no sleep = different.
Weighing in after eating and running around for a few hours = different.
Weighing in after eating very uncharacteristic foods = different.
I was going on Monday and Tuesday's weighins mostly and sometime last week RIGHT after the break-in, which I'm sure I didn't get any sleep that night either.
But because the numbers were similar on 3 different weigh-ins I believed them -- even though I KNEW they were under different conditions than I NORMALLY weighed in.
Last night - ate right, got plenty of sleep, drank tons of water yesterday.
This morning's weigh-in - 168.5 (roughly the same as prior to Thanksgiving)
This morning's measurements - roughly the same as my last entered into SP.
So! Forgive my freakout yesterday. Don't get wrapped up in the numbers. I think I was personally FEELING a bit out of control and weird, but it might have been more due to recent events than my health actions. This morning when I woke up my body felt RIGHT somehow -- I'm sure there are those of you out there who can relate to that feeling. Anyway -- I was still expecting the scale might be higher due to my confusion as to whether it was THIS SCALE or not(and if it was different still I was prepared to adjust my maintenance range), but lo and behold, it was apparently all of the other factors.
I entered my weigh-in on SP and set my goal for 167 by 12/24, so another 1.5lbs in a week theoretically. It upped my calorie range a little bit, so that's nice. Now I just gotta burn all the calories I promised to burn. ;) hehehehe.
Time to go do a bit of Christmas shopping and some workin out!
P.S. -- Roscoe is doing great. :)
P.P.S. -- Thanks to those of you who sympathized/reassured/buttkicked/commented on doggy on my last blog. :) I really appreciated it and needed it! All of it! haha :)
Get An Email Alert Each Time ZIRCADIA Posts