Thursday, February 19, 2009
There is still that little lingering depression, but at least it's in the wings now and on the main stage is positivity.
I got up and did the FULL Jillian Michael's "No Trouble Zones" DVD. I substituted some big pillar candles for dumbbells in some sets to be able to manage it, but used my 8lbers when I could. :) During Surrenders and sumo squats w/ triceps extensions I just used one dumbbell turned sideways to keep it easier than switching out as well. It was a good DVD. Not the highest calorie burn I ever got, but considering I burned 506 calories in 49.5 minutes not doing any cardio, I'd say that's pretty rockin. I defintiely know I will be feeling the burn from some of those moves that I didn't get to last time.
Last night I DID end up going over on calories. Extra - an apple and a hot dog bun. Shoulda done without the hot dog bun, but not upset about my decision to eat the apple. It was tiny and filling. So maybe 130 cals over, but considering my huge morning I'm pretty impressed with myself.
Have a good plan for today and looking forward to it. Feeling cute and that's always a plus. And tomorrow's FRIDAY and LIBRARY DAY and I don't have to work this weekend! + + + + + + +++++++!
OH: P.S. -- I'm feeling brave today because I'm wearing a shirt that I have previously not worn because I was scared about exposing my loose skin/flab on my upper inner arms. It only shows when I move certain ways and it's not that bad and the shirt is freaking cute so I decided to stop being embarrassed about my body and just DO IT. When I was getting ready to leave my DH was like, "I like that shirt!" :) I did take a couple pictures I'll try to upload later. NOT demonstrating the arm flab, but the cuteness.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
... so I'm gonna stop using that as a title now.
I promise, as soon as we get Roscoe back it will be BROADCAST EVERYWHERE. I think it might be making me more sad to remind myself everytime I blog that he's still missing. At first I wanted to do it because I didn't want people getting their hopes up about what was within the entry...
Today has been TOMTASTIC. Not wonderful. But I managed to hit the gym hard before the cramps really kicked in somehow this morning, so I'm grateful for that. Just have to be careful with food the rest of the day because I ate quite a bit this morning. I still have up to a little over 400cal for dinner, so I know I can manage that.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Again I'm in the position of trying to let go of more things out of my control.
I've done what I can, got to move on.
This morning after waking up early randomly, I had a hard time getting back to sleep with things on my mind. I ended up watching some TV and going grocery shopping and skipping my planned workout today.
I'll be ok -- this is Day 2 off in a row, and I'm meeting my gym buddy in the morning, so I'm following my self-prescribed rule of no more than 2 days off in a row. Plus I'll have lots of time tomorrow morning to really burn a lot of calories.
It always feels good to have a house full of healthy food again, too. :)
Edited to Add: Seems people thought I was letting go of Roscoe and grieving for him, not really. I still have hope for him, the Roscoe situation remains unchanged -- what I'm letting go of is that whole MESS that I blogged about yesterday.
Monday, February 16, 2009
SO TICKED OFF.
This dog had VISIBLE ribs, you could feel every bone in her body, we found TWO ticks on her, one gorged and one not yet attached, and who knows maybe more that hopefully got killed during the flea/tick bath we gave her, her coat was totally dry -- obviously malnourished. NO COLLAR, no obvious ties to anywhere...
Someone came in and claimed that they were the owners at the vet that my DH and our friend took her to to get checked out. I don't know that they had any proof, but the vet made them give her back to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They said she had been missing since the day we found her... Grrrr. These hillbillies do NOT REMOTELY care for their dog, yet we have to give her back?
I'm trying to find the right information to call and report and complain about these people.
Not to mention they protested paying any of the vet bill for the care the vet gave her before they showed up. Luckily for us the vet said not to worry about it, but I'm convinced that if we had been at OUR vet's office instead, the vet would not have forced return to the "owners".
I can't believe people are allowed to "care" for their dogs in such a way.
I'm not sure whether the location is within city limits or in the county, and I can't find the county codes regarding care of animals so I'm not sure what I'm even able to do yet but HAD to vent my frustration.
Edited to add: Confirmed the vet did not require ANY proof of ownership, no vet/shot records, NOTHING. Also did put in a call to the Sheriff's Animal Control Deputy. <3
Monday, February 16, 2009
Had a good weekend -- got to rescue another lost doggy while trying to find Roscoe, and found a foster/possiblypermanent home for her very quickly! We took her to the local pet store to use their shower station with the flea and tick shampoo and one of their employees fell in love because she looks a LOT like his dog. Both are brindled pit bulls with white toes, only his also has a small white diamond on the back of his neck. He obviously had a lot of love for the breed and anti-fighting, etc., as well. His doggy was in very good health and friendly -- we got to visit when helping take her to his house. He agreed to foster, but admitted that he would probably end up keeping her.
This poor baby was skin and bones!!! So glad to know she has a good home and we don't have to worry about her being ignored in the shelters by people scared to adopt a PB and eventually getting put down.
So that was nice. Also as of today on my home scale I'm officially BACK in maintenance range. Longer than I thought it'd take after Christmas, but I had a LOT of NON-Christmas related backslides due to all of the emotional turmoil I've been going through, and the past couple of weeks I was stuck maintaining just above my range, so it's not like I sat around being way over forever, just not super pressing myself to get back since I was so close.
So now I'm 169 at home -- 166.6 in clothes and after breakfast at the work scale!!! Thinkin that one is a LITTLE generous to me... so anyway. I'm going to keep trying to lose to 165 again while Scale Back Alabama is going on. If by March 16th I'm not at 165, but at 167 or so, I'll just switch back into maintenance anyway. But if I hit 165 BEFORE the final weighin, I'll switch then. That's a 6lb cushion to what I need to weigh at final weighin to qualify as 10lbs lost for my team, so I have NO PROBLEMS doing that.
The dress stops JUST above the knee, and I wore dark tights and pointy flats with it.
Here's a closeup for makeup hair, my dangly earrings... sorry about the expression. HAHAHA.
Oh and of course BATHROOM pictures.
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