17 December 2004

There's Baby Nala thinking she's a little puppy!!!


I was reading another blog today and the writer owns a pit bull, as do I. She had a statement and a link to a video on how the pits become mean. I really, really hate how people will judge a dog before they know that dog. You would not judge a person by their ethnicity, why is it okay to do that to dogs. My baby, Nala, is the sweetest dog you would ever want to meet. She looks mean and I sure wouldn't want to threaten her, but deep down she's a real marshmallow. Okay, I just posted her picture, she is such a little sweetie.

Anyway, it really pisses me off when people misjudge or make assumptions about things, animals, people, without knowing the individual. If people took the time to learn about individuals there would be a lot more understanding and a lot less violence and anger in the world. It really makes me sad sometimes. People think only of themselves and not for one moment of the other person. I see it in parking lots all the time. Stores will paint the curbs red; people park there; they put up signs; they still park there; they put up cones; they still park there. Never for one minute thinking that by parking there they are blocking the driveway and making life absolutely miserable for everyone else; they think only of their own convenience. I get so angry I just want to scream.

Meanwhile, on the weight loss front. Things have been okay. The food is really falling in line and becoming pretty much a non-issue (I have to be careful that doesn't happen cause then the worst will happen again). Exercise has been good. I've exercised 5 days so far this week and done 2 weight workouts. I'm going to do a 3rd tomorrow I just don't know what I'm going to do exactly.

Well, enough for now. I must consider dinner and weigh in tomorrow........

12 December 2004

A horse amusing itself with a traffic cone across the street at the ranch.

It's time to get serious

For the last couple of weeks I've been just bopping along not being serious about anything; not doing really badly but not doing great either. I have a goal and I am determined to reach it. My goal: 155lbs by New Year's. Yesterday I weighed in at 158, but I had been eating lots of salty things on Friday so I'm sure it's not really true. Yesterday I did fairly well. I took a 13 mile walk around Kailua and it was really nice. Last night my hips and right leg hurt but otherwise I felt fine. So today I'm taking off and resting so I can hit it full force starting tomorrow.

So, beginning tomorrow I will:
1) Exercise 2x every single day
2) Do weights 3x per week
3) Eat no more than 1500 calories per day
4) Log everything religiously

That's not that much to ask and not that much to do. I really, really want to start the New Year at a weight I haven't been at it years. I also want to make goal by my birthday but I'll worry about that later.

Okay, so today is a day of rest and planning. Tomorrow I go at it with everything I've got. I have completed a degree in a very tough field; I've completed a marathon; losing a few pounds in a few weeks should be a snap.

Okay, I'm ready to take charge and go full steam ahead.........

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