From crappy to awesome... WOW.
Last night, I went to the casino with my sister. I'd planned to go and gamble about $100, and if I lost it, oh well, I was budgeting for it.
I lost the money (no big deal, I played for 2 hours, had a lot of fun, ... Read more
Rollin', rollin', rollin'....
The journey continues. Which sort of sounds dull, but it's really not. I have noticed that my weight-loss efforts have sort of eaten my life: 2 hours a day (or nearly) devoted to exercise, stretching, and SparkPeople stuff, including tracking my... Read more
Numbers don't lie
I just ran my caloric differential report for May 17-now (I restarted my SparkPeople plan on May 12), and was amazed to realize something.
My workouts have remained more or less the same: burning about 300 calories a day, five days a week. ... Read more
I got invited to dinner at an Italian restaurant last night. It was sort of a last-minute thing, so I didn't really have time to do a lot of research. I'd planned to go out to a movie with my sister, so I'd adjusted my morning calories according... Read more
Slog, slog, slog, or, You don't have to like it; you just have to do it.
I didn't want to work out today. I really didn't. I didn't want to get up early (I didn't, actually); I didn't want to cook (I haven't, yet; I'm amazingly good at finding no-cook meals that fit with my eating plan); I didn't want to exercise. I ... Read more
It's only supposed to get up into the low 80s today, thank goodness. We haven't been having anything like the kind of heat the rest of the country has (in fact, it was in the 60s and cloudy well into July here), but when it does get hot, there a... Read more
Gacked from BayBeliever!
Where are you from?
Born, raised, and currently live in Tacoma, WA suburbs.
Do you have a kid and if so, how many?
Nope! I have successfully managed to avoid replicating.
What is your occupation?
Math teacher, 7th grade
Are ... Read more
Breaking all the laws of nature, man, and God.
So, as most of you know, I went on an Alaska cruise last week, July 10-17. It was absolutely gorgeous, every bit as beautiful as the ads say. We even saw a breaching humpback whale!
But, as we all know, the rumors about cruise ships are tha... Read more
It's 9:12 p.m. and I'm finally home. I survived the Family Fourth with only one snarky comment from BIL (and I gave one right back, I'm happy to say). I ate all right, but did go over my calories a bit. Meh. I'm not too worried about that, reall... Read more
Good weight news and bad weight news
The bad weight news this week: My weight's exactly the same as last week. (I didn't lose any.)
The good weight news this week: My weight's exactly the same as last week. (I didn't GAIN any, either!)
See, this is the difference SparkPe... Read more
The Fourth AGAIN? (Big whiny post. You have been warned.)
I have to go spend tomorrow evening at my sister's house, doing a Fourth of July celebration with family and some of my sister's friends.
Now, don't get me wrong: I love my family. My sister and I are best friends, and my nephews and great-... Read more
Good enough...? Yes. I am.
I haven't blogged since last week, which is unusual for me; I'm generally writing something here every day. It helps keep me motivated, and helps force me to take a look at what I'm doing and why.
I'm not sure I really want to be looking at... Read more
The warmest day of the year!
It was, indeed, the warmest day of the year so far. So is it pathetic that it got up to about 74 degrees (about 23C)? Though, actually, mid-70s is about normal for this time of year here. And guess where I was! That's right: stuck inside in a cl... Read more
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Well, I got SOME stuff done.
I took my car in for routine service today (oil change). It was supposed to have taken an hour or so. It took a little over two. Which wasn't horrible, because the dealership's courtesy van took me over to Barnes & Noble to kill some time, but i... Read more