13 February 2010

Time to turn off comments

I think it's time to turn the comments off on this blog. I get very few that I want and I'm tired of the stupid stuff. These spammers are now paying real live people to leave these crappy comments. Initially they had programs that did it but with comment moderation and captcha that was pretty well stopped. Now they actually pay living humans to do this. So what kind of lowlife would actually do this? How badly do you need money that you would sell any sense of common decency and actually take money to leave spam comments on peoples blogs? Wow!! Become a hooker instead, I have more respect for them. So the comments are being turned off. If you want to contact me get me on Facebook.

In other news, I've been working out and eating well for the most part. I'm feeling very good and want to keep it up. Starting next week we will be kicking it into high gear with the packing up. We should be out of here in two weeks. Woo Hoo.....I'm so excited.... The house needs a lot of work and I'm sure we'll be doing all kinds of things to it. We have such huge plans for this place. Hopefully we will get it all done before either one of us needs social security disability.

I was at a seminar all day and need to stretch out on the couch for a little while.

08 February 2010

Why am I gaining weight?

This is a question I've been asking myself for the last couple of months.  Why am I gaining weight?  I'm working out.  Okay, not every day but still I'm working out.  Why am I gaining weight?  I don't eat that much.  Well yeah, I have dessert almost every night, but I eat good the rest of the day.  Sure maybe I overeat at dinner and my stomach hurts a little, but during the day I'm really good.  Alright, I had a big plate of fried food for lunch the other day, but that was only the 2nd time this week….The other days I ate good.  Why am I gaining weight??

Those were the conversations I had going in my head.  Seriously.  The worst part is that I was buying that crap.  Seriously.  For a long time I had been eating really clean with only a treat now and then.  In my mind that's still the way I ate.  Unfortunately that was only in my mind, reality was much, much different.    Last week I went back to eating clean and immediately started feeling better.  I had more energy and I was sleeping better at night.  Awesome. 

Over the weekend I decided to go back to working out.  I've been doing it very sporadically for a couple of months and felt like now was the time to get back to it.   I spent Saturday getting the studio ready because it had been taken over with boxes to move and to throw away.  It needed to be organized and stacked nicely before I could workout in there.   So I did that.  This morning I got up on time and got ready to workout.  I was a little nervous because it's been a while since I'd done a Jillian workout, but I'm ready to get back on track.  So in the dark of the pre-dawn morning I head out to the studio.  One of the first things I noticed was my calendar on the wall.  I have a calendar with big squares that I would write my workouts in.  I thought to myself, "I need to get a new calendar since that's from 2009"  then I looked over at it….. It was from September….September….. I have not worked out with any consistency since September……WTF????  Why am I gaining weight???  WHY AM I GAINING WEIGHT????   Duh!!!!  Not moving – hardly at all, eating like I'm a linebacker….. no wonder I'm gaining weight!!!! Jeez, I feel like such an idiot!!!  Mainly because I was buying those lies I was telling myself.  


On a positive note, I am feeling fabulous from the improved eating and my pants were just the slightest bit loser today.  Even yesterday at the Super Bowl party we went to I didn't pig out.  I ate and got full but I didn't pig and I had no sweets at all.  Yea me!!!!

I have also discovered that dried fruit is really all I need to satisfy my sweet tooth.  You have no idea how excited I am about that discovery.  When I get a craving for something sweet I can grab a handful of dried pineapple and papaya and I'm good. 


The moral of the story is – don't believe the bull you tell yourself and little changes really add up quickly. 

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