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.
This arrived today.
Due to the wicked barometric pressure changes, I was miserable all day. I didn't even make it out of my pj's until 3:30pm. Then I started cleaning up the dining room area. I made a little bit of progress on that, but ultimately made the most effort reorganizing the pantry closet. Why I felt compelled to clean out the pantry - a place no one actually sees - instead of the dining room, which EVERYONE (well, everyone who comes over, which is pretty much my parents and my friend Margie) sees, I have no idea except to say it was less daunting. So that should tell you the shape my dining room is in. Then I took the trash out and picked up the mail, which was when I discovered that the peripheral had arrived. Set up was a snap (other than Crazy Gluing one of the buttons back in, which I already knew I was going to have to do. It seems to be OK. I've just spent the last 45 minutes dancing around like an idiot, so one would assume if it was gonna fall out, that'd have been the time).
It informed me in no uncertain terms that I'd been a lump all day. I had precisely 5 minutes of activity to my name, and that was taking the garbage out.
Incidentally, while I was out there, there was something on the lawn outside. Near as I can tell, it was the topper to something on the roof. Chimney stacks, except of course we don't have chimneys; not sure what those things do. But it's probably not good that this thing isn't on top of one of them anymore. Even Irene didn't manage that kind of damage, but a windy February day? Popped it right off. It's probably mine; I have that kind of luck.
I ate terribly today. I mean, I ate a LOT, it was just mostly bad stuff. I didn't even track it, that's how bad it was. For Body Cop purposes, I just estimated the highest day I've had since wearing it, which is in the 1900's somewhere.
The display was not impressed with me.
My head was killing me, my fingers were blue again (a disturbing trend, I feel), and I felt awful, so I went and watched Red State on Netflix.
I was not impressed with it.
At this point, I'm feeling pretty ashamed of myself for being such a lump. And my head was feeling better. So I dragged my butt up off the couch, and popped in Just Dance 3. Well, no, I didn't, because it was already in the machine. But it sounds better than I chose Just Dance from the channel menu.
35 minutes later, the display starts beeping crazily at me. I thought I'd broken the game, or something; it'd never made that noise before! Seriously messed up my score on "Video Killed the Radio Star!" But I figured out the cause - as it turned out, I'd met my "vigorous activity" number for the day. It's the only number I've met, so far. How I failed to hit my calorie target, I've no idea; I'm at 2000+ and it's still saying I'm going to miss it by about 100 calories. Disappointing, but I'm fresh out of energy, I'm afraid - it's gotten all it's going to get out of me. I danced for about 10 more minutes, and that was as much as I could manage.
I know I'm supposed to be switching things up, and getting strength training in. I do know this. And I will, eventually, promise. But right now... I'm thinking it's better to be consistently getting some kind of exercise in the face of these bloody headaches. Once things improve, hopefully the variety of my workouts will, as well.
Tomorrow I go to pick up the copper stuff I made at class the other day. I can't remember if I posted about it, but I'm thinking I didn't manage to. If I had, there'd have been a post entitled, "It's Not Easy Bein' Green." Yes, apparently I'm one of those lucky folks who turns green when in contact with copper. So unless I coat the stuff I made with nail polish, I can't actually wear any of it. And I've got half a pack left in my fridge, that I'm not really looking forward to working with again. However, it's nifty to know that my prescription sulfur face wash takes green stains off my hands. Didn't know that, but it was nice to discover before I had to go to work the next day.
I do want to try silver clay, though. I did some pricing today during my long pj experience, and have decided that the Art Clay Silver 650 starter kit at a site I've been shopping at for ages is the place to start. A lot of sites have starter kits, but that one has the most useful stuff for the most reasonable cost. And it comes with a butane torch, which you can use to fire the pieces. To be honest, the idea of firing a torch, even a little one, in my apartment, is a little scary. But I can get an inexpensive torch and start in the near future, or I can wait until I can get a kiln, which will take... a really long time. Possibly years. If I get the torch system, and decide I suck at this and I don't want to do it anymore, then... hey - that's a very big purchase I've just saved myself, yeah? And if I try it, and I DON'T suck at it, and I LIKE it, then I've got something to tide me over (and maybe turn a profit) until I can get a kiln.
I suppose you want yesterday's numbers, huh?
Calories burned (target/actual): 2263/2281
Calories consumed: 1763/1711
Calorie balance: 500/570
Physical activity (moderate/vigorous): 45 minutes (30 mod., 15 vig.)/52 (32 mod., 20 vig.)
Steps taken: 8000 BMF, 10000 SP/7084 (I don't see how this is possible. I spent most of Friday at work walking and/or on my feet doing filing, then wandered around Michael's for more than an hour, the Hallmark store for about 15, and then I came back here and danced for more than 20 minutes. How that translates to less than 8000 steps, I cannot fathom).
Sleep duration: 8/8:25 (YAAAAY! The sheep are finally appeased! They're bright-eyed! They... well, I can't see their tails, but surely, they're bushy tailed! They're doing backflips! No seriously - they are. Though since it's not animated, one sheep just perpetually defies gravity, floating in mid-air on its back.
My numbers yesterday were better than I remember them being! So that's nice. :-) In my being such a complete lump today, I forgot that I wasn't, yesterday.
Tomorrow... lots to do. A long shower is in order. Then... jewelry finishing and pickup, then 'rents for laundry and socializing and dinner, then the long dark schlep back to put away said laundry and, one hopes, get at least 7 hours of sleep before I have to drag my sorry carcass back to that... place... again. Somewhere in there should be exercise. If I can manage it, strength training. If I can't make myself do EA Sports Active, I should at least do a few miles with Leslie and her stretchy band.
OK. Off to bed with me, hopefully for about 8 hours of sleep. Sorry this was a long one.
Have a great Sunday, everyone.