JKM822's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JKM822 JKM822's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ BMF Stats, 8/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016331 <link>35or6togo.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/8<BR>1412-bmf-data/ </link> <BR> <BR> So... I'm in the middle of doing something slightly crazy. <BR> When I went to see the condo-that-wasn't for the first time, there had been this other unit on the market for a while but had just gone off the market. It was the same exact model (I didn't know that then, but I do now), but it was much more updated. Problem was, it was difficult to tell that under the overwhelming, French Baroque decorating style... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:26:22 EST Follow You, Follow Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014913 I've decided to take a cue from Bluerose73, and start another blog in order to post BodyMedia Fit stats, since those pics never come out big enough to read here. I'm going to have to consult with her on how she made hers bigger in her actual post, but in the interim... if you click on it, it gets bigger, at least. So... that's something. <BR> Here you go. <BR> <link>35or6togo.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/h<BR>ello-world/ </link> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:33:37 EST Back to before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011924 So! Yes. Here we go. Again. <BR> ...Again. <BR> I decided against going with Body By Vi. Isoflavones or no isoflavones, I'm just not supposed to eat much soy. As it is, it's almost impossible to avoid it entirely, but ingesting a shake where it's the primary ingredient just seemed really unwise. I'm really glad it's working for Coach Krystie, but it's just not a good fit for me. So... I opted to try Herbalife. <BR> It's only been a few days, so it's tough to say what, if any, effect it's h... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:37:09 EST To shake or not to shake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999788 So, it's been a challenging time. <BR> Was trying to buy a condo; failed. The seller turned out to be sort of a loony, and decided to back out a week before we were supposed to close. The whole process was completely stressful, and the end product was seriously depressing. I've been wrapped up in this for months, it's been a total emotional roller coaster. Only to have it end up that I'm stuck in my apartment for another year. <BR> Not cool. <BR> The stress set off my reflux, which made eat... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 16:27:04 EST Under Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943115 Yeah, I did the vanishing thing again. Sorry about that. <BR> Not surprisingly, when I got sick, everything else fell by the wayside. I haven’t been tracking food regularly, I haven’t been exercising, and I’ve just generally been unhealthy. <BR> That said, I’ve had a lot on my plate. <BR> For one thing, I kept being sick. I never really got rid of the sinus infection; for all I know, I’ve STILL got it. My reflux did indeed come back with a vengeance. <BR> And then, as if I’d decided I was... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:35 EST La Rupture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884392 OK, slight change in plan. <BR> I had been feeling better. As of this morning... feeling worse. I think I’m going to have to give in, and actually take the antibiotics that were prescribed for me. The problem with that being, since due to over-prescribing of antibiotics, I’ve become allergic to penicillin (or at least, there were hives the last couple of times I tried taking it), I now have to take either Zithromax, which is wonderful for things like strep throat but tends not to be effectiv... Wed, 16 May 2012 15:21:43 EST Carry that weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882758 So, things’ve been a little crazy. <BR> I’ve accomplished very little, either with jewelry or with healthy eating. It just seemed like one craptastic thing after another, and I couldn’t... still haven’t been able to... get on top of it all. <BR> My apartment is a bloody disaster; I can’t stand to look at it, but I don’t know what to do about it, either. I know I have to start somewhere, but every time I look at it, I shudder. <BR> <BR> First, there was my finger, which I mentioned last ti... Tue, 15 May 2012 14:50:34 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861610 No, I wasn’t actually ON vacation; that’s in July. <BR> I was taking a little vacation from dealing. From watching everything I eat, from getting much... or, y’know, any... exercise, other than that which I get in the course of a normal day (some days, plenty! Others, not so much). <BR> I accomplished a lot. Not as much as I’d have liked; I’ve got plenty of the rose studs posted to Etsy, and more still to post. But I haven’t gotten any jackets up yet. Part of that has been recalcitrant wire... Tue, 1 May 2012 16:38:08 EST For the Roses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812495 I obeyed my planned menu for the day completely and without deviation, yesterday. And my Foreman-grilled chicken was yummy, to boot. <BR> I did not exercise. I needed to work on jewelry, so... I worked on jewelry. I would’ve liked to have fit a workout in, but I ran out of time. <BR> First thing when I got home, I started on rose studs (I found the studs!); I got 4 pairs done before I managed to get super glue all over my hands and felt compelled to stop before I permanently bonded myself t... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:55:09 EST The Title is the Secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810947 I’ve been hiding from you, I admit it. <BR> I’m not proud of my recent behavior. <BR> Cookies have been involved. <BR> Gluten-free cookies, but cookies nonetheless. <BR> I’ve been doing a little wallowing in self-pity, I must admit. I’ve been feeling sorry for myself since Saturday, which I spent the entirety of in gastric misery. I’ve been fine, since then, other than the occasional unhappy gurgle. <BR> The reason I’m fine seems to be because I’ve cut out caffeine. <BR> Entirely. <BR>... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:38:48 EST I Made It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801974 OMG! I did it! I did it! I decided to stop being a total weenie, and instead of do another piece, or mess around with seeing if I could melt clay, I should just fire one of the pieces I made the other night. I was going to do it before dinner, but you're supposed to do it in the dark so you can see the metal glow. Then I wanted to watch the one and only video I've found online where someone torches this stuff. So... that done, it was getting late, so I had dinner. And then... I got all set up... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:20:54 EST Copper Line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801604 I made my first solo attempts with the Art Clay Copper last night. <BR> (Which, if you were paying attention to yesterday’s post, means I didn’t work out.) <BR> I didn’t do a FANTASTIC job; I used a texture pattern I’d ordered, hoping that the channels in it would be deep enough to use for epoxy claying crystals into; in reality, not so much. If I want channels, I’m going to have to dig them myself. One came out pretty well, even with me attempting to deepen the channels; the other one, not ... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:06:44 EST So Much Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800042 This has been a rough week. <BR> I have managed to get SOME sleep, via piling up stacks of pillows and sleeping on an incline. It’s not comfortable, and I’m not getting ENOUGH sleep, but it’s better than none, like I got Monday night. <BR> It feels like the gall bladder is still in there and making me miserable, I swear it does. And everyone’s got a theory. The most common at the moment is hiatal hernia. All I know is, I feel rotten, and exhausted. I haven’t managed to get a workout in sinc... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:57:06 EST I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796974 ...Which may be any minute, now. <BR> Seriously? Less than an hour of sleep? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402040065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK, I don’t think that number is entirely accurate. It FEELS like it is, but I don’t think it’s quite right. Sometime after 3am, I went crazy, grabbed every pillow I could, and stacked them up so that I was “lying” sitting up; I was finally able to fall asleep for brief spans of time, then. But the Body Cop didn’t pick up on t... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:37:18 EST Mad World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795271 I’m annoyed. <BR> I have no particularly good reason for this; I’m just grumpy as heck. It’s Monday, I’m back at work, I didn’t have much of a weekend (I spent Saturday doing taxes, cleaning and being ill from the Lean Pocket I’d eaten on Friday, and spent Sunday working out, followed by schlepping to the ‘rents to do two weeks’ worth of laundry. On the upside, had a very nice dinner), my car is acting up, it’s too bloody nice out and we didn’t get a decent spring (even though technically, i... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:15:53 EST The Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788893 OK, so here’s the thing. <BR> The scale is seriously messing with my head. <BR> After the Bar Mitzvah festival of wine (and almost nothing else), I came home and weighed about 6/10ths of a pound more than I did when I left – about 170.7. Given all the booze and lack of exercise, this was not a surprise; actually, I’d thought it would be worse. <BR> The next day, it pegged at 172.3. <BR> I had spent a significant chunk of time exercising. I had beaten every single number for my targets for... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:36:00 EST I Missed Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4787642 I missed a blog, and I even had good numbers for Monday! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317002305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, not so much, but it wasn’t terrible. I beat my targets on most things; just not steps and vigorous activity. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l33128358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had good cause; I was test-tumble polishing a piece of copper jewelry (the Not-A-Cat. As it turns out, tumbling the pieces makes them look much more ... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:09:44 EST The Lost Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783662 It’s best if I don’t post the numbers for this weekend. They’re pathetic. <BR> I would say I did nothing healthy whatsoever, but it would be a lie - I did one of Coach Nicole’s YouTube workouts on Saturday morning. <BR> It was all downhill from there. <BR> Actually, it started before that - it started when my parents decreed that the departure time from NJ would be 2pm on Friday. <BR> There was just no way that was going to work. <BR> We hit traffic pretty much the second we got onto Sta... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:18:44 EST One Man's Trash.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777175 The Business Manager in my department is leaving. <BR> Some of her work is transitioning to me. <BR> YAAAAAAAAY! <BR> Will I get more money or recognition for it? <BR> Nope, probably not. And that's OK. In truth, this is stuff I've always handled in my other departments (requisitioning POs, coding invoices, etc.); the fact that I HADN'T been doing it for this group is one of the reasons I've been left at loose ends so much. I'm just happy to have something to do, and to show that I'm NOT ... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:28:58 EST Money Money Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4775916 So I just figured out that one of the jewelry supply websites sells niobium findings (earwires, headpins, eyepins, jump rings, etc.) at a much more reasonable cost than I’ve found elsewhere. The earwires even come in a copper color. <BR> MUST STOP SPENDING MONEY!!!! <BR> I knew there’d be some outlay, getting all of this off the ground, but we’re getting ridiculous, now. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars recently, and I don’t even have any stock, yet! <BR> So! New rules. <BR> NO MORE BUYING ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 15:40:03 EST Pump It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4773520 OK, so I totally accidentally strength trained last night. <BR> …I’m aware that that statement makes no sense, but just go with me on this. <BR> Last night, I accomplished a fair amount of stuff. I put a clasp and jump ring on a piece of aluminum chain so that I could wear my dichroic glass pendant… and then discovered that the pendant wouldn’t hang straight on that jump ring and I didn’t really trust it to hold the glass, anyway. So now I have it on a magnetic wire choker that I hate and w... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:51:32 EST Hurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772104 Ow ow ow ow ow ow. <BR> Tummy hurts. <BR> Again. <BR> Funny… it was fine most of the weekend. I eat breakfast this morning, and almost immediately as I’m getting ready to head to work… agony. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s food sensitivities or just how badly I hate coming to work every day that does this to me! <BR> I’ve also got the weirdest sore throat ever. It doesn’t hurt to swallow; it hurts to touch my neck, or to turn my head or stretch my neck. Bizarre. It was going on all weekend,... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:03:18 EST Mr. B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769489 To explain my status update from earlier, in case I haven't mentioned it or you don't want to go that far back: <BR> I am absolutely petrified of bees & wasps. I'm scared of pretty much all insects & arachnids, but wasps fill me with complete, unreasoning terror. The reason I didn't get enough sleep on Thursday night is because I had a nightmare about a giant wasp (it was about 12" long). And that was just because a FB friend I haven't seen in about a decade said she'd found one in her house.... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 02:15:14 EST Daydream Believer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767122 It’s been a weird week. <BR> I’m making a point of finding more stuff to do around the office, which is why you’ve seen less in the way of blogging. But I really wanted to get one in today. <BR> Let’s get the numbers out of the way, first. <BR> Calories burned (target/actual): 2263/2281 <BR> Calories consumed: 1763/1690 <BR> Calorie balance: 500/591 <BR> Physical activity (moderate/vigorous): 45 minutes (30 mod., 15 vig.)/ 1:01 (42 mod., 19 vig.) <BR> Steps taken: 8000 BMF, 10000 SP/7833... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:03:17 EST Change The Copper To Gold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763450 I hit all my targets, yesterday. The only one I was short on when I went to bed at an astonishingly early 9:30PM was calories burned, and the website that tallies your targets assured me I’d make it, overnight. Well, I did. At 11PM, the Body Cop’s peripheral display woke me up with its strident alarm (not that I knew that’s what it was; all I knew was something was beeping… something’s beeping… is it the fire alarm? Is it the CO2 detector? Wha… wha… Oh. It stopped. Oh, it’s that BLOODY displa... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:03:07 EST Change The Copper To Gold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4763449 I hit all my targets, yesterday. The only one I was short on when I went to bed at an astonishingly early 9:30PM was calories burned, and the website that tallies your targets assured me I’d make it, overnight. Well, I did. At 11PM, the Body Cop’s peripheral display woke me up with its strident alarm (not that I knew that’s what it was; all I knew was something was beeping… something’s beeping… is it the fire alarm? Is it the CO2 detector? Wha… wha… Oh. It stopped. Oh, it’s that BLOODY displa... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:03:06 EST Too Much Time On My Hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761914 I spent the whole morning, and most of the afternoon, doing work! <BR> Yaaaaay! <BR> …Except that I’m done, now. <BR> *sigh* <BR> See, there are times when I realize that this is going to happen, and I make a point of stretching whatever it is that I’m doing out as long as possible, so that I’ll at least LOOK busy. But this time, I was so happy to have SOMETHING to do that I blew through it. Them, actually – I blew through about 3 different projects. <BR> Admittedly, this is mostly becau... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:27:48 EST Brain Damage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760051 I am sooooooo bored. <BR> And very, very tired. Got about 5.5 hours of sleep; felt like about 5 minutes. Couldn’t get comfy, had bad dreams (not nightmares, exactly… just not nice, either. I ended up having an argument with someone I like, and saying fairly horrible things that I didn’t mean, just because even in the dream I was really tired and he and a bunch of other random people wouldn’t get out of the room I was supposed to be sleeping in. Very odd, and not very pleasant)… when the alar... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:21:53 EST I Don't Feel Like Dancin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4757257 I've officially added to the Body Cop's arsenal. Thanks to eBay, I now have the display, as well. This means that I don't have to constantly pop the Body Cop off the armband and hook it up to the computer; there's a little watch that's clipped to me that will tell me if/when I have met my goals. Once I've met them, it will inform me, by beeping rather stridently, that a goal has been met. <BR> This arrived today. <BR> Due to the wicked barometric pressure changes, I was miserable all day. I ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:27:23 EST Sick Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4753006 OK, so apparently, this is going to be the pattern for the foreseeable future. Get up, feel fine. Tired (still not getting enough sleep), but not unwell. Take a shower, feeling fine. Eat breakfast, feeling fine. 15 minutes later, massive stomach pain, bloating, misery, and even less pleasant stuff for about an hour at the very least. I’m eating Rice Chex for breakfast, for f’s sake – WHY AM I GETTING SICK EVERY DAY?! This is REALLY frustrating, and REALLY unpleasant, and I want it to STOP! Wh... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:31:18 EST The Needle Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749702 We all know that sometimes the scale lies to us. This doesn't exactly come as a shock to anyone I know. Usually, it lies and tells us that we've gained, or haven't lost as quickly as we think we should have. And we're taught to take the scale with a grain of salt, because being consistent with taking good care of ourselves, in the form of what goes into it and in the exercise we do, is wreaking changes on our bodies that the scale can't always recognize. <BR> And then there are the days when... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:28:12 EST Half Asleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747437 Calories Burned (Target/Actual): 2263/2438. Niiiice. <BR> Calories Consumed: BMF 1763, SP 1630/1498. Not actually sure how that happened, but yippee! <BR> Calorie Balance: 500 deficit/940 deficit. <BR> Physical Activity: 45 minutes (30 moderate, 15 vigorous)/56 minutes (29 moderate, 27 vigorous). Whew! Did lots of dancing yesterday morning. <BR> Steps taken: BMF 8000, SP 10000/7365. *sigh* <BR> Sleep: 8/5:28. Zzzzzzzzzzz. <BR> <BR> I slept fine. I just went to bed way later than I shou... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:23:35 EST Almost Doesn't Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745908 OK, so yesterday is pretty much a complete write-off. I barely tracked my food after breakfast, when everything went wrong. I even took the armband off for several hours, because my arm, much like the rest of me, was hurting. <BR> Turns out I have a massive sinus infection. Not that this is new or different; it pretty much means it's a day ending in Y. But apparently, this is worse than most. Per the doctor, upon looking at my X-Ray, my sinuses are, "completely impacted." When pressed for an... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:48:27 EST That Don't Impress Me Much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744616 OK, not admitting to yesterday's numbers, because they're wrong. My dinner was comprised of frozen yogurt from one of these trendy frozen yogurt places that are springing up all over (this one was in Morristown), with mango and banana spooned over it and a little caramel sauce, followed (rather oddly) by the Ruby Tuesday's Veggie Trio with Salad Bar (I didn't eat many of the sugar snap peas, which were overdone to the point of mush, but the grilled green beans and steamed broccoli were yummy)... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:36:10 EST You Spin Me Round http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4743234 I’m surprisingly upbeat, this morning. It’s not because I got a “full” night’s sleep – I got just shy of 6 and a half hours. Still have 6 dopey, angry sheep. I imagine it’s because it’s Friday. Maybe it’s just because my energy level is up because I’ve exercised every day for the last week. Dunno. Just gonna ride the wave till I fall off, I think. <BR> Today’s numbers are… well, bloody brilliant, really. <BR> Calories Burned (Target/Actual): 2263/2436. Boo-yeah! …I can’t believe I just said... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:02:36 EST Too Much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4742149 Just wanted to blog about something that's been bouncing around my head lately. It relates to something I've talked about here before - not having enough time in the day. <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> Right now, I find myself trying to accomplish three very different, but very important, things: <BR> <BR> 1. Increase my health & fitness (with, one hopes, a significant weight loss, as well) <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 2. Start a small, internet-based jewelry business, <BR> <em>17</em> <BR> 3. Find... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:27:33 EST Baby, It's Cold Outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741837 I just noticed that one of the trending message board topics here on SP is, “How do you stay motivated when it’s cold outside?” <BR> I don’t get that. I don’t get it at all. <BR> Without question, I do better with weight loss during winter than I do during summer. <BR> In summer, all I can think is, “Blecch. Too hot. Can’t deal. Air conditioning, cold drink, and couch, please.” <BR> I HATE summer. It sucks my energy out like an evil, sweaty, rosacea-exacerbating, sucky… thing. <BR> Sorry... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:51:23 EST Here I Go Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740081 I’ve got a 9am meeting that I’m absolutely dreading today, so either this’ll be a short one, or I’ll have to come back to it later. <BR> I don’t know why people invite me to meetings. I’m a peon. I’d rather you didn’t waste my time, and just came out of your meeting and told me what to do. Not that they’ve been giving me a whole heck of a lot to do lately, which is making me CRAZY. The day lasts three million years when you don’t have anything to do. <BR> Today’s numbers, which are a bit di... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:06:42 EST Need Some Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738211 I’m sensing a trend, here. <BR> <BR> We’ll start with the numbers, today, I think. <BR> Calories Burned (Target/Actual): 2263/2384. Okey dokey. <BR> Calories Consumed (Target/Actual): BMF 1763, SP 1600/1728. A little higher than I’d like. Blame Dad’s GF bagel gift. Interestingly, as it turns out… Udi’s bagels aren’t so good when they’re fresh. They’re not BAD, they’re just every bit as much unlike a real bagel fresh as they are toasted, and they actually taste better toasted, so… I’m just... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:50:37 EST Who Needs Sleep? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736392 Yeah, apparently… that’d be me. I’m working on what was, a week ago, a perfectly normal 6 hours of sleep. I feel like I’m going to fall over. Sooooo tired. And it wasn’t like it usually is; it wasn’t because I wasn’t tired and didn’t feel any urge to go to sleep; I just didn’t get home from the ‘rents till late, and then I had stuff to take care of before going to bed (e.g. syncing my toy, tracking my food in both places, packing my lunch for today). I did it as quickly as I could manage, and... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:10:49 EST Dance Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735152 Just a quickie today, as I drink my smoothie, just before I hop in the shower. Then it's gathering laundry & heading to the 'rents. Hopefully Mom's dinner plans are reasonably healthy.... <BR> Calories burned (target/actual): 2263/2400. Yay! <BR> Calories Consumed (target/actual): 1763/1746. Ooh, close. Hmm. <BR> Calorie Balance 500/654. WOO-HOO!! <BR> Physical Activity: 45 minutes/1:15. Nice, except that according to the toy, none of it was "vigorous." I beg to differ; EA Sports Active 2 w... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:04:42 EST I'm Only Sleeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733603 Holy poop! <BR> I slept for 8 hours! <BR> According to the toy, 8 hours and 2 minutes, actually. <BR> I went to bed around 11:30. I'd set my take-your-pills alarm at 7am, and my actual alarm at 8. I can't say I didn't hit snooze at 8; I did. However, I got up 7 minutes later (3 minutes before the snooze alarm would've gone off), because I simply wasn't sleepy anymore. <BR> When I got up, I didn't groan. I wasn't grumpy. I sat up, used Magic Phone Mk. 2 to check what happened in my own per... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:39:27 EST Hummingbird http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732270 Day 2 BodyFit Media Core Armband results: <BR> Calories burned: 2450 (target 2380; beat it by 70 kCal) <BR> Calories consumed: 1723 (BMF target: 1880; beat it by 157. SP target: 1600; failed by 123) <BR> Calorie deficit: 727 (target: 500. HAPPY DANCE!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!) <BR> Moderate activity (e.g. walking): 58 minutes (target: 30; beat by 28 minutes) <BR> Vigorous activity (e.g. actual exercise): 15 minutes (target: 15 minutes) <BR> Steps: 10,112 (BMF target: 8000. SP target: 10,000. Beat... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:42:11 EST Talking In Your Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4730281 The results after Day 1 with my BodyMedia Fit Core armband: <BR> 2226 calories burned – target was 2380 <BR> 1908 calories consumed – target was 1880. I’m not sure where they came up with that number, as SP has my daily goal at 1600 at the moment; either way, I totally blew it. I knew I would, though – I had a sandwich made with gluten-free bread (which, while surprisingly yummy, was by no means low-cal, low-fat, or low… anything, really. GF free tends not to be. It’s very frustrating, after... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:28:19 EST Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728737 So! Yeah. Did something a little crazy yesterday. Instead of spending the money on something I need to do, like set up a business mailbox so I can get the jewelry thing off the ground, or paying a bill, I decided to spend $130 on the BodyMedia Fit Core Armband. <BR> I have mixed feelings about this, clearly. <BR> I mean, on the one hand, it’s pretty nifty. Unless I’m allergic to it (which, given my horrendous nickel allergy, is pretty likely), it could very well be a fantastic motivator. I k... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:57:46 EST Goin' down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718535 I’m still trying. <BR> It’s still hard. <BR> I doubt the latter will ever change; the former… comes and goes. Right now, we’re in a trying phase. Heh. Trying phase. There’s a double meaning in that. But what I meant by it is that I’m currently in a phase where I work to improve my physical state; I eat healthier, I track my food, I exercise, stuff like that. Then I’ll get sick, or hurt, or busy, and one or more of those things will stop happening. But… well, one of the things I’m dealing wi... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:12:44 EST Bread And Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4623870 So… yeah. <BR> You haven’t heard from me for a while. <BR> Haven’t really been keeping up with eating healthily and getting exercise. I was having enough trouble eating, period. Every time I ate, I would feel ill, and most of the time it wouldn’t end well. I ended up not eating much, or, on occasions when I found something that didn’t make me sick, eating like a pig because I was so HUNGRY… thereby making myself sick in an entirely different but no less uncomfortable way. *sigh* <BR> My mu... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:45:23 EST Shaddap You Face http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529931 See, this is why I shouldn’t say things like, “I’ve gotten in at least a half-hour workout every day this week, since Sunday.” Because the very next day, something will happen that will screw everything up. <BR> Last week, it was a combination of I-got-busy and I-got-obsessed (with buying supplies for an upcoming venture – learning to sculpt in polymer clay, which will eventually, hopefully, become learning to sculpt in epoxy clay, which’ll just be cool as heck. Because while I don’t expect ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:28:35 EST Every day I write the book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4510107 I’ve gotten in at least a half-hour workout every day this week, since Sunday. <BR> This is a rare and wondrous thing. <BR> I have to admit, part of it is down to the craptastic Gold’s Gym Upper and Lower Body Cycle I picked up in the evil store of doom I rarely shop at, last week (starts with a W). This is a very grandiose name for an EXTREMELY simple peddler. No display, the adjustable tension is… not so much (it’s either easier than it has any right to be, or hard enough that I can’t get... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:39:23 EST Leather & Lace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508301 OK, so here’s the deal. <BR> I have a weight loss goal. <BR> I mean, of course I do; we all do. That’s why we’re here. <BR> But my latest one is kind of… well, for lack of a better term, it’s silly. <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> I’ve decided what I want to be for Halloween next year. <BR> …Still kinda lost for THIS year; trying to figure out where I’m going to end up, so I can see if it’s appropriate to wear this: <BR> <link>www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-ling<BR>erie/p-10379-plus-size-basi... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:33:36 EST