27 March 2009

Today may be a rest day

I wasn't planning on it but it looks like that's what may happen. First, there's a new addition to the family. You can read all about that here. Second, I had a root canal yesterday and I'm just not feeling up to par. You can read the gory details here if you like. I'm not in any great pain I just don't feel quite right. So I've been working my butt off since last Friday so I think it's time for a rest. Besides, I have a ton of school work that I haven't gotten done all week that I need to face.

The last few days have been good, I've been busy. Seems like everyday I have something going on. Then yesterday a surprise root canal - that was fun. Having a problem with your mouth definitely helps you eat less. Last night I hardly ate dinner and this morning I woke up feeling hollow and empty. Kind of like I had a Slimquick Cleanse, but I didn't. Hmmmm.... So unless I feel a whole lot better this afternoon, I'm taking the day off to catch up on stuff.

25 March 2009

The body is fighting change

It's interesting. Whenever I really get into working out my body rebels. It starts with a little ache, this time is was my ankle. When that doesn't stop me it cranks it up with some muscle soreness, right now it's my lower back. Then, for good measure, it throws in some extraneous pain, like my right hip. If I don't give it to it by Friday it will all be gone and I will feel awesome. How do I know this? Because it's the exact pattern that's happened time and time and time again. Luckily I'm a freaky record keeper :) When I felt the low back soreness I thought 'oh no' somethings wrong. Then I looked back through my old training journals and found the same soreness right around the same time. Nothings wrong. My body is fighting the healthy changes. I guess no one really likes change, it's much easier to stay the same. Not this time body, sorry. Now I have to go make a chiro appointment and go for a walk.

Moving a blog

I know a lot of different types of folks pass this way via Entrecard and I have a question for you blog gurus. I have this blog and another that I own the domain on but they are hosted by blogger. How do I go about moving them, intact, to another host. I know there is information that I need to obtain from blogger/Google, I think I need the domain unlocked and an authorization code, but how do I go about getting those things? I have searched and searched and searched and I can not figure it out. If anyone knows how to do this please let me know.

24 March 2009

Game On!!!

I am at Day 6 of the Biggest Loser - Home Edition, and I almost made a huge error this morning. I weighed and measured myself on Day 1 and wrote it all down. I have since stayed away from any type of measuring device. Then this morning I stepped on the scale. It read up 3 lbs from Day 1. I almost freaked. I almost let it get to me. Luckily sanity prevailed and I thought about it. I'll be honest, I have not been writing down what I eat but I've been sticking to my plan religiously so I feel I don't need to write it down. I have not had one peanut if it isn't on my plan for the day. So I'm good there. I've been wearing the BodyBugg and burning between 2300-2900 cals a day. So assuming I'm eating 1800 cals (I'm not) there is no way I gained 3 lbs. So what I decided is that this is water or whatever, from all the new activity. Some of my muscles are sore and I know the body's mechanism to repair includes fluids sent to the area of damage. So I'm going with that. There is absolutely no way that I have gained weight these past 6 days. It is just no possible.

In other news, I did my run/walk this morning which made it 2 days in a row. I have not done any running 2 days in a row in a long, long time. My knees can't take it. My knee is bothering me some now but that is the adjustment back to running again. Also, it dawned on me that I've stopped taking fish oil. That stuff really helps my joints a lot.

Okay, I have to run. I have an interview for a summer teaching position. Cross your fingers for me.

22 March 2009

Some random things

This morning I'm going hiking. It doesn't look like it's going to rain so I should be all good. I'm going to do about 5 miles, that should take around 1 1/2 hours. Then I have to come home a scrub birdie cages from top to bottom. Jealous aren't you???

I've did a lot of reading yesterday on the Internet. I ran across someone who was lamenting that no matter how much they eat they are hungry. They weighed like 300 lbs and were hungry day and night. I wished that I could talk to them and tell them why they are hungry. It was not how much they were eating it was what they were eating. They said even though they were 300 lbs they were starving, and I nodded my head and said yes you were because of what you were eating. They had no way to contact them and I'm sure, in that state, they didn't want to hear what I had to say. Too bad, it might have helped them.

I came across someone else who was selling the 'key to permanent weight loss.' Have you ever seen these sites? They are all the same and I would like to know why. They are all one long page of written words. It will be interspersed with some pictures, maybe a testimonial or two, but basically it's one long page of lots and lots of words. There are always a list:
  • the one food that will kill you, see page 33
  • the one food you absolutely have to eat every day, see page 15
  • the one exercise you should never, ever do, see page 574
You get the idea. They never give you any hint at all as to what their secret is. The only way to find out is to plop down $40 and buy it. I've fallen for a number of those when I was struggling to find my way. They never told me anything I didn't already know. There was never a big secret or trick to losing weight. It was usually the same information, move more, eat less, just repackaged. Also, with these websites all looking the same, I just assume it's a scam of some sort. So if anyone did discover the secret to losing weight and staying thin forever, if they sold it on one of these sites I would never believe them and probably never buy it. Oh well, my loss. Also, if it really is as easy as you make it out to be, why haven't I heard of it before???

That's all I got. I'm going to go make a shake and head out on my hike. Then it's cleaning birdie cages. What joy!! I think I have to get an insurance quote too. I have to see if I can do that online instead of talking to people. There are times when I just don't feel like talking to people. Anyway, I'm off.

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....