ASTROSCOPUS's SparkPeople Blog ASTROSCOPUS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy New Year! The first day of 2015 and I'm happy to be starting on a good note. I've been working out consistently since getting home from the family visit, eating fairly healthy meals with only a couple slip ups, and have developed a pretty good attitude. Crossing my fingers that I keep up the pattern. Christmas decorations are even put away for the year, which is AMAZING! Now if I could finish the Christmas projects from last year... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 23:59:09 EST Proud of me! Today I tracked all my food and exercise AND was within all my nutrient ranges for EVERYTHING!!! Okay, I was a bit low on calories...but I'm willing to overlook that because it's not by much and it's still a healthy level. Small victories are still victories. <em>244</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 22:22:04 EST Hamster wheel brain Things that are bad for me and things that are good for me...can't seem to get them straight. <BR> <BR> My dentist gave me a night guard so I would quit biting the inside of my cheeks at night, now I'm doing it during the day. What's with that? <BR> <BR> I got two new Wii games to workout with, played one for 3 minutes, the other isn't actually active. Took me 15 minutes to figure that out, though. <BR> <BR> Healthy lunches followed by happy hour dinners. Margaritas are made with lime... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:10:30 EST I'm sweating and I like it (sorta) Middle of a heat wave, middle of a drought, and my A/C decides to go out. Loverly! Not just go out, the whole thing decides to shatter and splinter so it all has to be replaced. But not until tomorrow. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So last night I took my frozen hot water bottle to bed, slept okay - the house actually only got up to about 90 last night. Today it was up to 95. Honestly, it's cooler outside! And the windows are open! <BR> <BR> Odd choice ... I decided to work out tonight, in... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 00:10:04 EST Something's not right here. For health reasons my cats are on a canned food diet. Yes, my cats and I are all on a new healthy lifestyle kick. But, wait! Tonight I noticed that something is off. I'm having a lovely peanut butter half sandwich for dinner - and my cat is having shrimp. <BR> <BR> What??? Where did my grocery shopping go wrong? To be fair, she's an old lady and has decided (after 3 food changes) to be picky. At least she'll eat the shrimp cold, because she only eats about 1/2 what she should and I ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 23:07:18 EST Good plans laid, Bad choices made Plan: eat a good, nutritious salad with smoked turkey. <BR> <BR> Thought: leftover pizza. No! Salad! Piiiizza. No! Salad!! <BR> <BR> Doorbell rang, and there was a pizza delivery guy offering me two deep dish pizzas. I was good and sent him away (hope he found who really ordered them). <BR> <BR> Choice: Took delivery guy as a sign and ate my leftover pizza, no salad. Then I had a cookie. Another cookie. Another... Now I want candy. <BR> <BR> Good news: I'm not going to have th... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:22:34 EST Preparation and Anticipation Since I'm going to be teaching Astronomy (again) this year, I decided to go out and watch the Perseid meteor shower last night. Full moon (I was warned) and cloud cover meant that didn't work out, so I went in after about an hour of seeing nothing. Set my alarm and woke up - and actually got up!!! - at 3:30. In about an hour's time I saw 5 shooting stars. Going to take that as a good omen for the school year, especially since the moon was still full and I have a LOT of light pollution ar... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:52:07 EST Where's the drama? After all the mental drama about missing my workout routine while visiting the family, I got everything in today without too many problems. Hmmm, this is only day one, and a LOT can still go wrong. How's that for positivity? <BR> <BR> Managed my morning cardio before I left home, all normal. Then there was the four hour drive with a nasty side track to Dairy Queen - I said MINI blizzard, she heard and made MEDIUM blizzard, and I was too distracted to notice until too late. Ah, well, I on... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 00:57:25 EST Wandering priorities. The last few days I've realized all I'm doing is worrying about my brother's family coming in state. Keep thinking that I'll be gone for a week - away from my exercise routine and equipment. Then it's possible they may come back and stay at my house for a couple days. They're welcome, but the house is a serious mess. And instead of fixing that, I'm working out, reading, and playing on the computer. I know house cleaning can be a workout but I'm not using it. It's like I'm living a week ... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:14:25 EST Rollercoaster Progress I hate complaining in public ... but I'm going to do it anyway. <BR> The last week I've been following the program, doing good, and feeling proud of myself (more or less). Yesterday I was working hard on the Wii for almost an hour without noticing how much time had passed. Then, last night, I felt fine but had the hardest time getting to sleep. Woke up this morning feeling worse than I have in months, and it kept getting worse. Plus, my cat bit me (okay, he wanted food, but that's no ex... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:36:48 EST Weird reaction for me After several days of working out and eating well, I managed to blow my nutrition goals after one night out with the girls. I was still on track until my appetite hit on the way home. Weirdness set in when I realized I wasn't upset with myself. My main thoughts turned into, "Okay, so tomorrow I can exercise a little longer, then I'll be in the pool and making better food choices. The positive thinking is new for me; think it'll be good to keep up with. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:24:48 EST