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I've had it!!!

I really have. I've done far too much reading, and thinking, and considering..... That's not how I operate. I once heard a quote, I don't remember who said it but it goes, 'I can make 90% of my decisions with 75% of the facts.' That is so true for me. If I have 75% of the facts I generally have enough info to base my decision on. I'm not one to think, and dwell, and consider, and ponder. I'm one to act. I sometimes think I make decisions too quickly but you know what, it works for me. Because I can make a decision fairly quickly, I tend to be very flexible. If I make a decision and it doesn't quite work out the way I planned, it's easy to switch tactics. What can I say, this way has worked fairly well for 48 years.

So what's the problem?? Well, lately I've been doing a lot of reading on nutrition and fat loss. I've been learning lots of new things, new ways to train, new ways to eat, new things to eat, etc. It's all been v…

Intermittent fasting......

I posted about how I was trying this intermittent fasting 2 weeks ago. The first time I did it, it went really well. I felt great and was doing absolutely fine until I had a little something to eat. It went downhill from there. That was on a Friday. On the following Tuesday I decided to try it again and failed miserably. It took me a little while, but I finally figured out why. In order to fast and not crash completely you have to eat well, really well, the other days. When I tried it the 2nd time I had had a weekend of not great eating and very little water. Monday had been good but not great. So when I started fasting I was kind of in a deficit already and not in the best condition to start a fast. So I realized I needed to eat well on the non-fasting days in order to not feel like crap on the days I do fast. Last week was screwed up because of the Great Aloha Run on Monday and my eating/drinking water was off slightly most of the week, so that was out. This week I have …

Mental breakthrough

It always amazes me when I make a huge mental connection. You would think after 48 years most of these connections would have been made. Not so much. I went into it in more detail over at Flo's Place (I was writing my post there when the connection happened) so I'm not going to regurgitate it here. Suffice it to say I think I've been looking at things wrong. The goal is not the end point. It is the beginning of a whole new journey.

I just couldn't do it this morning...

Monday I got up and went swimming. I had not slept well Sunday night due to some problems during the day and when I got to the pool I really had to push myself. Hard. I did, but I still fell short of my goal of 1500 m. I was tired. So I ended up at around 1000 and called it good. I had had a good workout and that was more important than the number of meters swam.

Yesterday when I woke up it was 64F outside. That's freaking cold. But I got up and did my 20 minute run. I never really got warm. It was hard but I did it.

Today I was supposed to go swimming. When I woke it was so cold there was no way I was getting out of bed. The temperature gauge says 61F now. I'm guessing that an hour ago it was in the 50's. And yes, the temperature can change that much in that short a time. This is freaking crazy. So I did not get up to go swimming, I just couldn't do it. I'm thinking of changing my schedule around anyway because I want to start getting ocean swims …

Interesting....

Do you realize that next month, March, there will be visiting bloggers on all of the outer islands?? Someone is going to Maui, someone is on Kauai, and I just read someone will be on the Big Island. I wish it was easier to get to the outer islands, I'd go and see them all. But alas, that won't work out. Bummer.......

What a day!!!

I slept in this morning :) and it was nice. When I finally rolled out of bed I had to get all my chores done before a meeting at noon. So I didn't get a workout in but sure did hit the ground running and did a lot of stuff. Then it was off to the meeting.

You know, I know myself. I know I can be blunt, and gruff, and come off wrong sometimes. I know that. In spite of the that I still manage to get along with most people. There is this one lady in this group though that I just can not stand. She comes off as superior and condescending. She thinks she knows everything. We were trying to get through a whole list of subjects and she kept talking about things no one cared about and asking questions that where inane and inappropriate. She even went so far as to imply that one lady didn't have enough experience. OMG!!! I have now talked to 2 other members of the group, they feel the same way and we just do not know what to do about her. We are agreed that we need to get…