13 December 2014

The end is near


Only one more week of school. Only 2 more days of teaching and 3 days of exams. I only hope I make it. Last week was so incredibly long, I could not believe it. Hopefully these 2 days aren't as long.

Last night was a Christmas party thrown by the president of the school for everyone remotely involved with the school. It was nice. I hate parties but I went and it wasn't so bad. The food was amazing and I ran into a former student that I was so happy to see.

I am supposed to be working on my assignments that are due tomorrow but I just can't seem to focus. So I thought I'd blog to see if I could get the juices flowing. Considering that I can write more than a sentence or two about a topic, I'm going to say it's not working.

I have been wearing my Vivofit for a week now. It is pretty cool. All of the things that bugged me about my Fitbit are not an issue with the Vivofit. I love the battery. My Fitbit was always needing to be charged or dying at the worst possible time. Then I would connect it to charge and completely forget about it. So there was no consistency in wearing it. Also, if I moved my hand too quickly it would go into sleep mode. That was really annoying. The last day I wore it I had to take it out of sleep mode like 5 times. That was one of the reasons I took it off. Also, I love being able to see exactly how I'm doing. I can see how many steps I've taken, how many are left till I hit my goal, how many calories I've burned, and how many miles I've traveled. It is amazing. And the fact that it has a watch makes it just about perfect. I am so pleased with this thing. It was what I hoped the Fitbit would be and never was. I even like the website. It shows all the stuff I've done and has graphs and charts. It is awesome.

Alright, I'm tired and I think I'm going to call it a day. I will do my work tomorrow.

08 December 2014

Shocking number


I have a scale in my house but I don't use it very often. I have a healthy relationship with the scale. I know that it is just a moment in time. It has little power to make me feel good or bad, it can only give me a snapshot of what is happening right now. I know all that. But sometimes the number can shock you. For some reason I jumped on the scale this morning. I haven't stepped on the scale in almost a month. I generally like to go by how I feel and how my clothes fit. Lately I have felt a little pudgy and all of my clothes are feeling a little tight. Even my 'fat' clothes feel tight. Plus I got my garmin and have been wearing it all weekend, I had to enter a starting weight and I entered 195lbs. thinking that was pretty close to correct. So with all that, I decided to step on the scale this morning. The scale said 201.6 lbs. I was in freaking shock. I honestly have not seen a number like that in over 15 years. Well, it was a wake up call. I have been doing things very half-assed and not really caring that it wasn't working. I figured I was holding my own. I'm not. I'm officially losing the battle. So it is time to make a change. I cannot afford to wait until the first of January, I have to start now. So today everything changes. Everything. My activity goes up. My eating goes down. No sugar. Track everything. Move, move, move.

I have my Garmin to track my activity so that's good. But I will do Crossfit and walk the dogs every day that I can. No more taking off 2, 3, 4 days in a row. I don't care how tired I am, I will do these things. No sitting at the computer for hours at a time. My Garmin has a little red line that comes on if I sit for more than an hour. When that thing comes on I immediately get up and move. My treadmill is going to get put back into action. I will walk and walk and walk while I read and write. Food is a top priority. No more overeating. No more sugar. No more wheat. I am done with them. I am going to do carb cycling. 6 days of low carb eating and 1 day of high carb. In general, I will try to keep my calories around 1500 and on high carb day, 2500. That is it. And move, move, move.

That is it. I'm shocked. I'm shocked that I thought this wouldn't happen. I'm shocked how far in the sand my head has been stuck. I'm just plain shocked.

07 December 2014

Out of sorts


The last couple of days I have felt weird. Friday I was really tired. Yesterday I passed out when I came home and then felt fine. Today, similar stuff. Woke up and was still really tired. By noon I was wiped out, and felt like I was coming down with something. I laid down to take a nap, passed out again, and when I woke I felt better. What is this voo doo? I can not get sick. Can. Not. There are only 2 weeks left of school and I can not get sick. I really think that it has something to do with the way I'm eating. I need to get my diet back on track. Since Friday I've eaten a lot of garbage and need to get back on track. I really hope I'm not getting sick....

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