BLUE42DOWN's Blogs

Regular(ish) bedtimes
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      0 comments

I wouldn't have ever said before that I had a regular bedtime. I just knew I had to crash sometime after midnight or I'd be kinda tired the next day. Or if I did stay up too late, I'd have to crash early the next night or ... eat more than usu... Read more
So MUCH walking
Sunday, September 25, 2011      2 comments

I knew that I, in general, walked a lot. Not walking as cardio - where I'm focused and moving faster. Just walking from the house to the bus, from the bus to the store for water, back to the bus, back to the house, to the bus, to the LRT, to t... Read more
Testing out a menu planner
Sunday, September 25, 2011      3 comments

So, I think I've narrowed down menu planners to two candidates. One is cheaper, but has fewer pre-entered recipes. The other costs more, but has about 20x the recipes AND has a 30 day free trial (and a 60 day guarantee). After a bit of th... Read more
Leaving a Spark Team - keeping only what works
Saturday, September 24, 2011      1 comments

to one of my Spark Teams today. Kinda sad because I only joined it a week ago. But as I'm taking stock and setting up my goals and evaluating, I realized a couple things: 1) It might be tied to a hobby / interest of mine, but it's not on... Read more
Just one cookie
Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

Tonight I had to go do laundry (which involves a bus ride to the laundromat with my utility cart stuffed full). When it was done, I hadn't eaten dinner and decided that given my troubles meeting my nutrition goals every day I'd just get a Subwa... Read more
What do you do about humiliation?
Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

Had one of those things happen tonight just as I was almost finished with my walk. No injury, but right out where everyone can see something happens that just is so horribly embarrassing, humiliating, where I want to just back up 6 seconds and ... Read more
A-walking I will go
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      2 comments

I've always loved walking. When I had a car (6+ years ago it seems) I liked to drive out to either Alum Rock Park or south to Big Basin for an hour or so of hiking. I've missed that a lot. I've still done a lot of walking. Used to be a 15m w... Read more
Where's my nutrition cubes?
Monday, September 19, 2011      4 comments

All I'm doing at this point is really tracking what I eat and trying to add a bit here and there to force myself up into the right ranges. Yes, up. My first two days, I'm getting groused at for not eating enough carbs or calories. (Okay, not ... Read more
Meal Plan vs Meal Planner
Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

Well, after much prodding and digging subsequent to yesterday's blog (rant), I think I've figured out the difference. There isn't a "meal planner" on this site - only a "meal plan" with substitutions. A full meal planner would be it's own... Read more
Real World meal planning
Saturday, September 17, 2011      4 comments

Barely getting started tracking food, and the first thing I'm struck by is how difficult meal plans can be to follow when they make certain assumptions. - warning - rant ahead - avoid as desired - Prime example - where I live now, I ha... Read more
Hiding and emotional baggage
Saturday, September 17, 2011      5 comments

Hiding - I do a lot of that. Weight has been hugely helpful in keeping attention off me. I've made a few half-hearted attempts over the years to reduce meal portions, add physical activities, track calories in and/or out. They've all been rel... Read more

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