06 August 2005

Down 2.6 lbs!!!

Wow. I wasn't expecting that. I knew I was down and I was feeling particularly thin but I had no idea it would be down that much. It really makes me stop and go "hmmmm" I didn't weight myself all week I went strictly by how I felt in my clothes. Now in the past that has backfired on me and weighing every morning has worked. I guess there are just different result for different situations. Sometimes one thing works sometimes something else does. I guess that's why this is considered a journey.....

I haven't blogged much this week and I'm not sure exactly why. Usually I don't post when things aren't going so well, but they've been going really good this week (as evidenced by my 2.6 lb loss). I have gotten up every morning and walked the dogs and they did aerobics or running. I realize now that I need to do aerobics; I just do. It's what works for me; always has and apparently always will. So I'm back to the Firm and loving it. I'm running on my off days though not so much as the ankle is still sore...

Today was my big exercise day and I decided to ride my bike to WW. I used to do this every other Sat. but somehow I got out of the habit and it's been a bear trying to get back into it. So I started planning for this on Tuesday; mentally preparing myself. When I woke this morning it was raining and I was bummed (so not riding in the rain). But after walking the dogs, showering and getting ready, the wind had blown all the rain clouds to the mountains so I was good to go. I left here at 7:12a.m. and had to be at WW by 9:00. I figured that gave me plenty of time to even stop at Starbucks. So I'm off. Made great time to Starbucks (50 mins) and got myself an oatcake. Then I'm off to weigh-in. Almost right outside the yacht club I get a flat tire. At first I was just going to walk to the meeting and then change my tire after. But then I thought, Charlie is right here. I'll drop my bike here, take his truck to the meeting and then come back and change the tire. So that's what I did and it worked out fine. It didn't take me 15 minutes to change the tire. Then I was on my way. I made it home in 1 hour 13 minutes and that included a "victory" lap through the park. So I'm pretty stoked. I did 30 miles in 2.5 hours for an average of approximatley 12 mph. Not great but I was super tired near the end and going slow...

Well, that's my life so far. I'm off to shower and maybe work on my website...

03 August 2005

Just a quick note....

to say things are going well. I am feeling incredibly awesome. I tried to run this morning but that didn't go so well. My ankle hurt plus my left shin hurt (probably because I haven't been running). I have a 6 mile run in 11 days so I need to get on it...

Eating is going extremely well.

Not much to say when things are going well......

31 July 2005

UGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!

I swear I hate computers!!! Okay, I have this little internet business I'm trying to get going. I started it in December and have been working at it on and off since then. Well I decided it's time to really step it up and try to get it off the ground. One of the problems I was having was the web hosting company (who shall remain nameless) and their (lack of) customer service. Every single time I ran into a problem I would either get an email back that did not answer the question I asked (god, how that pisses me off) or I would get their voice mail. And of course it takes 2 days to get a return call. So, since I'd now had my website for a few months I knew what I was looking for in a hosting company. I did some research, looked around, and chose another company. I cancelled my existing account and they informed me it would take 12-72 hours to cancel it; no problem. It was cancelled the next day and they informed me how to transfer my domain name to my new host. My new host also sent info on how to transfer it so I was set, so I thought..... I followed the instructions exactly and submitted the transfer. A message told me it would take 12-48 hours to propagate the change over the internet; no problem since I did it Tuesday night I should have it by Thursday and I could get my website back up over the weekend. As of right this minute has it been transferred??? NO!!! I'm so freaking angry!!! This is why I left that stinking company!!! They suck!!!!!!! One thing I really, really hate is incompetence. THIS IS YOUR JOB!! THIS IS YOUR BUSINESS!! THIS IS WHAT YOU DO!! DO IT!!!! Ugh!!! I'm not asking them to do something strange or unusual; I'm just asking them to do their job........ UGH!!!!! Okay, enough about that....

Today was good but boy, am I tired. I got up at 7:30 and went for a 1 hour bike ride. Then it was a shower and off to breakfast and work. After that we went shopping at like 5 different stores all over the freaking island. On top of that I started my period which makes me tired. The really good thing was I was craving something sweet (from my period I realized) so at Sam's Club I took up a position right across from the cookie sampler. That worked out real well because I didn't buy any sweets; I had my fill at Sam's Club :)

Now, I finally get a chance to relax... I'm off to watch tv and veg on the couch with my bag of grapes. I'm soooooo hungry :)

Completely out of control

What is it with me and free time? I had last week off and things literally spiralled completely out of control. I've lost track of the...