Biggest Loser Night!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I love Tuesdays because Biggest Loser comes on. I remember a year ago, I would plop myself on the couch with a pint of ice cream (usually Blue Bell Chocolate...yum...) and watch it. I haven't eaten a whole pint of ice cream since September and, if I do snack, it is usually a Yoplait Lemon Torte Parfait (that is my new ice cream!) I've been pretty absent from SparkPeople and I've tried to figure out why. I think I came up with my answer. I have an addiction. Maybe to replace food, I am very sadly addicted to Facebook games. I have farms, I have aquariums, I have zoos, I have islands, I have towns. So most of my free time is trying to keep my crops harvested, my animals (and fish) happy, getting my stables built (which requires help from friends), etc. This afternoon I was in a frenzy trying to take care of everything, and I just had enough. So mid-afternoon I shut off my computer and exercised instead. I will no doubt continue my games, but I'm not going to invest as much time. What a waste of really good time! Maybe a couple of games, but I must have 10. I've been trying to decide if there is something missing in my life that I have to just immerse myself. It used to just be the Sims3, but I haven't even had time to play that because of Facebook!
My cough is finally completely gone and my back, as of 2 days ago, is much better. It's funny how one day you just cough and cough and then a couple of days later you realize that you haven't coughed at all lately. I was beginning to think it was never going to go away! Luckily through all that I haven't really gained any weight (I gained .8 last week, but I bloated 2 days before weigh in; I think I ate too much salt because 2 days later my pants were fitting again). As of my bloated Friday weigh-in, I weighed 175, so exactly 10 lbs. away from goal. So I was not too upset about the .8 gain since I was still within the 10 lbs. I have decided to go to the Texas SRD (State Recognition Days for any non-TOPS readers) in Corpus Christi in April. That should be fun.
I'm getting a little nervous as this Friday I go in for my regular check-up with my cardiologist. I have a congenital heart defect and have it checked every year with an echocardiogram. I always get a little nervous because from what I understand, my valve can start having problems without any symptoms at all. I'm fairly certain that everything is going to be fine, but there is that teeny bit of not knowing... In 2 weeks I go back to the pain management clinic for more injections in my hips and SI joints. Just too much fun! No wonder why I'm immersing myself in Facebook!!
It's time for dinner and to get ready for Biggest Loser. Yea!