07 February 2009

Wow, this has been a day

After my little fit this morning (at least I had one here) I ended up doing nothing. Not only did I do nothing, I ate 2 danish then went out to lunch. At lunch we had crab and artichoke dip and a club sandwich. Don't forget the beer. We then ran a few errands. After we got home I was doing some cleaning up and my bird, Sammy, was on my desk. He decided he wanted to be with me so jumped from the desk to where I was standing. Unfortunately the only thing around for him to grab on to was my thumb. So he grabbed. Hard. Hard enough that I could feel his beak sink into my thumb and hit bone. Do you have any idea what that feels like?? The good part, if you can call it that, is that he didn't rip flesh but pulled his beak straight out. So all I have are two deep puncture marks on each side of thumb. I don't even need stitches because the punctures closed up again and I had tetanus shot in 2001 so I'm all good. Just in an incredible amount of pain and a little scared of the bird. He's currently locked in his cage while I try to shake the fear. Birds are like dogs, they can smell fear and will exploit it if they can. I can not give him that opportunity. I may just leave him in his cage the rest of the day and we'll start over tomorrow. But, it's like Cesear says, they don't remember. He's not thinking about how he bit me. He's thinking about how he'd like to be petted right now. {{sigh}} Animals are hard.

In other news, I came to some decisions today. I have a tendency to look at the large picture too much. For example, I will plan out a week of workouts and then if I miss one I'll just look at the week and figure when I can move it to. That's good, but it's bad too. Looking at the big picture too often can blur the details. I need to focus on the details to get things done. So what I'm going to try this week is to lay out a week plan but then focus on the individual days. So I won't think about the rest of the week and when I could fit in a missed workout, I will focus only on the current day and when I can get that workout in. It's not hard, I just need to do it.

Why is this never easy??

Pardon me while I yell

at myself that is. I've fallen into a little funk and I can't seem to pull myself out of it. The good news is it's only been a couple of days. The bad news is I don't know how long it will last if I don't do something quick. So it's time for a good, stern talking to.

I really don't know what my problem is, possibly it's been the adjustment this week to a new schedule. But my schedule is now much lighter then it used to be when I was working full time and I did fine then. Maybe it is just the shift, but I've been lazy. I have no desire to work out and eating right just seems like too much of an effort. Yesterday I had fried pork cutlet for lunch (that was a lunch I had to attend and really had no choice), a Ben & Jerry's caramel sundae ( I did not have to eat that) and an Asian chicken salad for dinner (now that was good and healthy). No exercise. Zero!! Did I really need to eat like that???

So I have got to pull myself together and get back into action. Starting right now. I do not feel like working out in any sense of the word, so I'm going for a walk. I'm charging my iPod up right now and I'm going for a walk. I don't know how far or how long I'll go, I just need to get out there and move my butt.

A little while later: I no sooner finished typing the above, went off and did a couple of things, and started to get ready to go for a walk and it started raining. Not small kind rain, drizzles, no. Big huge drops in a great abundance. It's been raining for a few minutes now and it really doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon. Sometimes I think the gods are malign.

Alright! I'm going to go shower and try to get my act together.

06 February 2009

Weird Dreams

I'm sleeping just a little while ago and having the strangest dream. My alarm went off and I started dreaming that my drug dealing neighbors stole my elliptical machine. Now where my elliptical is makes it almost impossible to steal. It's located in the studio attached to our house and you can only access it by going through our patio. Not to mention that the elliptical is huge and the doorways are small. Getting it in was a bear and getting it out will be just as hard. Plus, in that room is all my other workout stuff that is much more portable. My bike that is worth about a grand and very easy to sell, weights, a bike trainer, etc. Not to mention a large TV and 2 small ones and a DVD/VHS machine. So with all those portable, easy to dispose of things they steal the elliptical??? Since I was supposed to do the elliptical I think my subconscious was trying to tell me something.

Then I get up and step on a huge wet spot on the tile bathroom floor. Seems one of the dogs has forgotten all their potty training and has started going in the house like when they were puppies. If this keeps up I'm going to have to stock up on bathroom safety products so I don't kill myself on wet floors.

Okay, so I slept through my workout but I still need to go to work.

05 February 2009

Random thoughts running around my head

  • I really love my new template. I just think it's great. There are still some tweaks I want to make on it but nothing major and I can totally live with it the way it is. Love it.
  • My little ringneck parakeet is such a talker. He's sitting in his cage saying 'wanna come out?' It's so adorable. I have to tape him but his little voice doesn't record well.
  • I totally slept in this morning. The alarm went off and I rolled over like nothing happened. It felt good.
  • My cockatoo destroyed one of my earrings. I need to go look at some jewelry today and see about getting new ones.
  • Today appears to be a glamor day. I'm getting my hair cut and colored, then I'm getting my nails done. How fun.
  • I need to go grocery shopping. My refrig is pretty barren today.
  • Once I write something down it's gone from my head. That's good and bad.
  • I hate tax time and am praying that I don't owe this year.
  • I don't know how to transfer this domain from google to another hosting company. Apparently there is no way to contact google. They really do think they are gods.
  • I have completely run out of things to say.

04 February 2009

Think about what you eat

Confession time. My eating recently has not been that good. It hasn't been that bad but there is lots of room for improvement. So yesterday in an effort to get back on track I fasted. I don't think that skipping food for 24 hours puts you into starvation mode. I just don't buy it. There is no doubt in my mind that cave people went for 24 hours at a time without food. I think it takes sustained food restriction to kick in the 'starvation' response. These are just my opinions and have no real basis in fact. They are arrived at from my knowledge of biology in general and reading I've done. After not eating for 18 hours I feel fabulous. I have energy and just feel great. I can understand the attraction of anorexia, but you can't do this all the time and expect the same feelings.

But the fasting got me to thinking about food. I've started work and that means I'll be at school a lot more. Two days a week I'll have lunch at school, but the other days I'll be getting home right around lunch time and I've got to get a handle on my eating. So a little thought and investigation lead to a discovery. Fresh Express has come out with some new salad greens. Okay, Fresh Express is not a discovery but their new stuff is. They now have Tender Ruby Reds and Sweet Tender Greens. These are great. They contain lots of greens that contain lots of phytonutrients. I always try to eat things that give you a lot of bang for the buck. That means I prefer to eat veggies that contain lots of stuff. For instance, iceberg lettuce, while I like it, isn't the best lettuce you can buy. I prefer superfoods.

So here's what I'm thinking. I'll pick up some of these Fresh Express lettuces, I'll make a lunch full of food that provide lots of phytonutrients, and I'll get back on the wagon. Or horse. Or whatever. I've figured out how to get my calories burned up over 2300 a day, now all I need to do is get a handle on my eating and I'll be all good again. Looks like I'll be shopping this weekend.

03 February 2009

Today was better

and it's only about 1/2 over :)

I got up this morning and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Now this was a huge achievement since I had class last night and didn't get home until late. I can't go to bed right away so I sat up for just a little bit. When the alarm went off this morning I told myself there was no way I was getting up. But within 15 minutes I was up and starting my normal routine. Very cool.

Then as I was coming home I just kept saying over and over, "I'm working out as soon as I get home" When I got home I walked in the door, grabbed my workout clothes, changed and did my workout. So I got my cardio and my strength in today. It's a good day.

Last night we were invaded by these tiny flying insects. They kind of looked like mosquitoes but smaller with no stinger. They were everywhere. They are apparently attracted to light so were covering the TV and my laptop screen. We have a small nightlight in the bathroom and they were all over the sinks when I got up this morning. Don't know what they were or where they came from but I hope they don't come back.

Okay, I have to get ready to head out. I need to swing by the vet's and pick up some medicine then head to class.

Umm, yeah, today wasn't so good either

It started so well. I got up on time and did my elliptical, just like planned. I got ready and headed out to school and did my thing. Then I got a call to start my new job. Woo Hoo!!! But I wasn't planning on it and I didn't have any food with me. If I knew I was going to work I would have brought something to eat with me. But I didn't and by the time I was done I was starving. I left and had to get something to eat. I was way too hungry and had little control. I ended up having Chinese food. Too much Chinese Food. After I did not have enough time to let that digest, workout, and get to class by 5. So I didn't get my strength training in and I overate at lunch. But that's okay. The rest of the day the eating stayed in control. I'll have the numbers on Wednesday. Tomorrow will be much better. I'm not supposed to work on Tuesdays so getting stuck at work won't happen.

In other news, I'm a little worried about my car. It's 8 years old and has almost 150,000 miles on it. I noticed tonight that the ride has gotten really rough. I'm wondering if I need new shocks or suspension. Maybe I'll spend the bucks and get
some coilovers for it :) Actually I'm just going to hope it lasts until we move.

Well, it's getting late and I'm going to head to bed.

01 February 2009

That didn't go as planned

Today being February 1 and all, I figured I'd start in my serious exercising and food tracking. Ummm.... Not so much. I got caught up in cleaning and totally lost the day. It's 4 pm now and I have to make dog biscuits. Yea, it's been one of those days. The good thing is I did get lots accomplished so I'm happy. Eating wasn't very good though. I just had 2 slices of pizza and earlier I had some potstickers. Not the greatest, but that's life. I'm not after perfection only consistency.

I haven't watched one second of the Super Bowl, how does that happen???

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