Showing posts from August 10, 2008

Serious tracking ahead

Believe it or not, I've done a ton of reading in the last 2 days (luckily I'm a very fast reader and it's been slow at work :). I've done a lot of reading on metabolism and fat loss because that's what it boils down to. I don't particularly care what the number on the scale is, I want to lose this fat and feel good in my body. So after extensive reading I've decided I don't track enough. I keep the WW journal and I keep track of my exercise, but only superficially. Many, many times I will guess at how many activity points I earned, or how much of something I ate, or what the points value on something was. I thought I was being good but looking over my journals there is way too many of these ~ indicating I was guessing. No more guessing. Yesterdays weighing adventure was a real eye opener for me and highlighted how off I can be even when trying to be strict with myself.

Starting today I am going to keep a very detailed daily journal. Everything w…

I'm on the hunt, I'm after you.....

I know how my mind works. I know what I need to know in order to know what I want to know. I also know that I can read the same information presented 14 different ways and get it but not get it. But, I read it a 15th way and not only will the light bulb come on, the whole damn block will light up. I have to understand the why. For example, I've heard all my life that it takes 20 minutes for the message to get from your stomach to your brain that you've eaten. I've never understood that. This is the same body that can transmit pain from my toe to my brain before I even realize I did anything. But it takes 20 minutes to get from my stomach to my brain??? Why???? Then I read in a scientific journal that the signals actually come from your upper intestine. When you eat your stomach starts working and when some passes into your upper intestines the signal is sent to your brain that your full and that process takes about 20 minutes. Now it makes sense and I understand…

Public notice

As someone recently pointed out to me, this is my blog. I will say whatever I darn well please. No one, and I mean no one, is being forced to read this. I read a lot of blogs that I don't agree with and I have this really neat trick I do. If you look up in the right hand corner of the screen you will see an X. If you click that, the blog goes away. It's absolutely miraculous!!! Please feel free to use it at any time.

I don't buy into that political correctness garbage. I will call things just the way I see them. I will call a spade a spade (racist!!!!). I will not buy into the overly sensitive crowd where I have to worry about what I say. If it upsets you, leave. Trust me, you won't hurt my feelings. I'm a big girl and my mother taught me that words can't hurt me. I've been called much worse by way better people.

So this serves as notice, I will say anything I want and if you don't like it you are invited to leave.

Comment response

The Fitness Diva left a comment on my last post but it's a no-reply email address so I can't reply to her directly, so I'll reply here.

I did not say fried chicken was a black thing. I was stating what the McDonald's commercial showed and the stereotype it perpetrated. As for rap, same thing, I never said it was a black thing. Please do not put words in my mouth. Stereotypes are rash generalizations made about a specific group of people. I did not start the stereotype and if you think that McDonald's is not perpetrating it that's just ridiculous. I think McDonald's is doing a horrible thing with their current collection of ads, that means I agree with you. In all the recent commercials I've seen for McDonald's, I've only seen one white person involved in rap. Now I know for a fact that's not the way it is in real life so McDonald's is exploiting a stereotype. If you would read what I was trying to say and not get so caught up in yo…

Conspiracy Theory??

I was reading another blog about 2 weeks ago and the author was saying that McDonald's is targeting black people. I immediately went into my conspiracy theory mode and thought, 'yeah, right! They actually sat around and went let's make commercials targeting black people.' I just didn't believe it. Since then I've noticed that all of the McDonald's commercials I see feature black people. They seem to speak of black people things, rap music, fried chicken. It's actually quite shocking. I was watching one tonight and thought that and it was immediately followed by the thought, they can not win for losing. Don't blacks complain because most of the people featured in ads and stuff are white?? So maybe McDonald's is trying to right an inequity. They are doing more commercials with black people and it's as simple as that. Or could it be a conspiracy and the marketing gurus really are marketing McDonald's to black people? What do you…

I don't really have anything to say

lately. I'm working on getting back into the workout mode and until I'm into it completely I tend to go internal. I tend to turn inward while I'm working things out. So I'm focused right now on getting back into the workouts so I'm working on the inside too.

The good news is it's working. I've done 2 or my 3 planned strength workouts this week and 3 of my 3 planned interval sessions. Actually, I've decided to do intervals every day for now. This is all subject to change at anytime, but for now it's working great.

So that's what's up with me. Once I am fully back on track I'm sure I'll have all kinds of things to write about, but for now I really have nothing to say.

Hello there....

Okay, weigh in didn't go so well on Saturday. I was up again. That's the second week in a row. This has got to stop here and now.

We went to the outlet mall on Saturday and ended up having lunch at Chili's. I knew we were going out for dinner so I kept it light. Saturday night I took Hubby out for his birthday. His birthday was actually last week but we just haven't had time to go out. I took him to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse but didn't tell him, I wanted it to be a surprise. When we got there and he figured out where we were going he couldn't believe it. We've never been there before. It's very expensive and well worth it. He had steak and I had lamb chops. We shared an appetizer of blackened scallops, and a chop salad. Everything was really good. I do have to say that it was the most expensive meal we have ever had though.

So Sunday I knew it was time to get back on track. I got up and worked out - hard. Strength then cardio intervals…


Please, please, please, stop with the music!!!! When I first started Entrecard it seemed a lot of people had music on their blogs. Then I saw a lot of people complaining about it and it seemed to go away. Now it's making a comeback. For the last 20 minutes I've been dropping Entrecards and I've run across 5 blogs with automatic music. STOP!!!! First of all not everyone likes the same music you do. Second, loading music slows up the speed with which your site loads. If it takes too long I just close it out and move one. Thirdly, your music is crap!!!! STOP!!!! STOP!!! STOP!!!! If you want music on your blog put it on the sidebar with the option to turn it on. That way it doesn't blast your visitors out of their chairs when they visit your site. If we want to hear your music we can turn it on, but it's not forced on us. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP!!!!!! I'm noting all sites that have music and I'm definitely not going to visit them again!!!