27 January 2012

Crisis Averted

I really did dodge a bullet tonight. Hubby has been working all week and I've been on my own for dinner. Overall I've been doing fairly well having salads and chicken and doing pretty darn good. Tonight though I was teetering on the edge of a binge. I did not want salad or chicken. I did not want to cook. I did not want what was available. I decided to make the drive to Jack-in-the-box and get a burger. And a shake. And some fries. And probably stop for dessert. Yeah, that would have been bad. Really. Really. Bad. But I grabbed my wallet and keys, headed out the door with every intent of consuming more calories for dinner then I have all week. Thankfully something inside kicked in and as I got in the car I decided that was an incredibly stupid idea. I did continue driving but instead of going to Jack I headed to the grocery store. I had decided that I did not need a burger, fries, shake and dessert. I would settle just for dessert. So I got to the grocery store and got my go-to, all holds barred dessert. Magnum.

This stuff is expensive and worth every single penny. I paid $6 for a box of 3 - $2 each. But they are so, so good. When I really want a dessert and I haven't had one in a while (and I have not had any sweets all week) this is what I go to. So I got a box of these, went home and had a small sandwich. Nice. What could have been a 3,000+ calorie night ended up being about 500 calories. Considering I had salad and nachos for lunch and yogurt for breakfast, it's not bad at all.... I am pleased.

In other news. I love gadgets. I am a real tech geek. I am usually the first to have all the latest toys. I especially love toys that help with my fitness. I've had a Body Bugg, a Fit Bit, pedometers, Garmin, heart rate monitors, Nike+, and I'm sure there's more I'm missing. I really enjoyed the Body Bugg but it cost like $12/month to access the website and get the data off it. That got to be pricey. I had the Fit Bit for more than a year and I really liked that. It was small and easy to wear but rather limited. The website was a little clunky too.

Then last week I was watching Biggest Loser and they showed this new device they are using - I guess they dumped 24 hour fitness and had to dump the Body Bugg too. Anyway, it was a brief clip and the device was called a Slim Coach. I immediately went and Googled it. I found it and discovered that next month, February, the My Trak M2 is becoming the Biggest Loser Slim Coach. I wanted one. I looked up buying one and found they were $130!! Well, that's too much and I wasn't going to be able to afford it - nor could I spend that much in good conscious. But I kept looking around and reading reviews and found a bunch of people that really loved it. I then stumbled across a site with a discount code. I ended up getting one for $69.99 - woo hoo!!! The most amazing part was that I ordered it Tuesday night and it was delivered yesterday!!! From Canada!!! To Hawaii!!! Amazing..... Here is what it looks like:

Last night I got it all set up and I wore it today. The thing I like about it is that you set a fitness goal, calorie burn, and it starts the day red and changes to green as you get closer to meeting your goal. It's a fun toy. I like it and hopefully it will help me keep active. New toys!!!

25 January 2012

Playing games

I love to play games. The simplier the better. I don't like games that make me think a lot or require a serious strategy to play. After teaching all day I like to do some fun, mindless stuff. Well I found a new place to do this, Winster. It's a slot machine type game where you win points and earn prizes. You also play with others and you can help them or let them help you. It's fun and definitely relaxing. So check it out. You can click the link below or the banner in my sidebar. It's fun and you know you want to have fun....

22 January 2012

Self perpetuating

There are many sayings out there the promote positivity.

  • Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right
  • Where the mind goes the body will follow. 
  • Where the body goes the mind will follow. 
  • Fake it until yo feel it....

And so on.  These are all true. The hardest part is putting yourself into the positive mindset. Even if you are faking it. Some times you just have to drag your way through negativity, self doubt, and even self loathing to get to a point where you can create a spark of positiveness. The good news is sparks don't like to be alone. Create one and another will follow. And another. And another. And on and on and on.....

Yesterday I had some major triumphs early in the morning with my bike ride and my weight loss. Once I got home I decided to track my food, since I'm doing so well I should learn what I'm doing.  So I did. I also made an effort to get enough water - something I struggle with on the weekends - but fell a little short in that area. I also wanted to do a boot camp workout last night, but after my bike ride in the morning and walking the dogs in the evening I was really tired. So I passed on the boot camp. I ended the night feeling good and tired. I slept really well last night and woke up early this morning. I've been up for a few hours now and feeling pretty darn good. I have nothing earth shattering on the agenda today, some housework and maybe some school work, so it will be a relaxing day. I am going to get my workout in and I am going to go shopping for food for next week.The only thing negative in my life right now is my neighbors. Maybe I should look for some southern shores real estate to get away from these jerks. Or I can just do like I've been doing and ignore them...... 

Bottom line here?  Positivity breeds positivity......

Wasting Time

I have no problem with wasting time in and of itself. Sometimes a little wasted time is good for everyone. I'm having a problem thoug...