Showing posts from December 20, 2015


Last night I broke down and bought this:

Now mind you, I bought this literally as I was going to bed, downloaded it on my Kindle and laid for almost 2 hours reading it. Their philosophy is not that different from AltShift in that you alternate high carb and low carb days. The issue I have with them is the carbs you eat and the calorie restriction. I know, from my own experience, that eating more actually helps me lose weight. I know that I feel better when I eat more and, if I am consistent, I do start to lean out. My body responds to more food. Maybe because of the years of restriction, I don't know, but more food is definitely the way to go for me.

What I do like, is that they start you out delving into why you want to lose weight. What will be the end result of this process? How will you feel? How will you act? What difference will this make in your life? This really got me to thinking. Why am I doing this? I don't have any real, rock solid, motivation for doing this. I …

Merry Christmas

And so another Christmas rolls around. Last night we went over to a friends house and had a nice little get together with folks we haven't seen since last Christmas. It was fun. We always have a good time with those folks, they are just fun and we laugh a lot. So that was good. Hubby bought me Hokas or Christmas:

These exact ones. I'm very excited about them and I am very excited to start running again. But I'm also a little scared. I'm not positive exactly why I'm scared, but I am. I want to start running again. I really like running. I want to enter races and do things like that again. I like that. I had fun with that. But something inside me is scared. Am I afraid of getting injured? Am I afraid of failure? I don't know, but I do know I need to get over it.

I bought Hubby tickets to Santana. He freaking loves Santana. Loves. Them. So they are going to be here in March and I know he would love to go, so I bought him a pair of tickets. He is going to love t…

9 days

without coffee. I went through the withdrawals, which thankfully did not last long, and I have been drinking hot cocoa in the mornings. Absolutely no coffee has crossed my lips. Until today. I was cleaning out my fridge and saw I still had this:

I decided to take a sip to see what would happen. My thoughts were that tea and hot chocolate have caffeine and they don't bother me, maybe I'm over it. I'm not. I just took one sip and I could feel that feeling starting to come on. That sucks. I think I was hoping that this would pass, but it looks like that is not going to happen. I'm not 100% positive it is caffeine, but coffee has 95 mg, green tea (which I drink fine) has 25 mg, and hot cocoa has 5 mg. So I think it is the amount. Also, I drink the tea towards the end of the day, not in the morning on an empty stomach. That may make a difference. Of course, I just drank the peppermint after breakfast and it happened. Ahhhh, screw it..... I just need to stay away from co…

Winter break laziness

Well, my first two days of break ended up being a little busier than I planned. Saturday I recapped yesterday. Yesterday ended up being busy. I went to the mobility clinic at Crossfit and I'm glad I did. I then went to Long's and Times and grabbed some lunch and by the time I got home it was 1 pm already. I relaxed for a bit and then it was time to walk the dogs. Then dinner and cleaning up the kitchen. Whew. My break was off to a running start.

Today was very, very different. I got up and lazed around. Showered, started laundry, started grading, and started Netflix. I ended up doing some grading; not as much as I'd hoped; and watching a whole lot of Netflix. I finished Orange is the new black season 3 and watched the movie Home. Home was cute but not great. OITNB was a real cliff hanger...Wonder when season 4 is????

Must learn to be flexible

I just realized part of my problem. If things don't go the way I planned, I don't know what to do. I like to plan. I like to have things laid out and I like to know what I'm doing, when. When things don't work out as I planned, there are times when I just don't know what to do. For example; I have been planning to go to Crossfit tonight all week. I've been saying it all week because I know myself and would wuss out if I wasn't careful. So all week, all day, I've been saying Crossfit tonight. I even told Hubby. Then I decide to see if I can figure out what the WOD is, so I start stalking Facebook. And I stumble across a post that it is a Benchmark Bash tonight...Whhhhhaaaaaattttt? I don't want to go back with to a benchmark bash..... So I message Bucky and discover it's true. And he's not coaching tonight. Ugh!!! So the plan was to go to Crossfit tonight; go to the mall to cruise and grab dinner; Weight Watchers in the morning. Walking, wa…


The other day I posted that I wanted to burn 3000 calories a day according to my Garmin. On Friday, I was just going to just see how much I burned and then on Saturday I was going to really try for 3000. Okay, not as easy as it sounds. Here are some screenshots.

This first one is the total calories burned. Notice that I have never even come close to 3000. I have never even hit 2500 calories. Yikes.

This one is the number of steps. Notice that Saturday had the most number of steps for the week, and yet Friday had the highest total calories. Huh????  Saturday I went to Crossfit in the morning. I know that the Garmin doesn't register Crossfit correctly, but this is crazy. So, I still want to try to reach a certain number of calories burned per day, but I think I need to work up to 3000. Also, clearly I need to walk more.

Yesterday, Saturday, was a most exhausting day. I returned to Crossfit and while it was awesome, it near about killed me. The WOD was:

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