Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Nothing exciting about yesterday. Good numbers though so that makes me happy. My brother Bob is coming to visit for a long weekend. It will be good to see him! His plane arrives tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. which is what time I usually go to bed! Am I a fuddy duddy or what?? He is busy with friends most of the weekend but we will get some visiting time in. Maybe I can talk him into going to the gym with me. He could probably show me a few things! At one time, he and Mia (wife) owned a gym and then sold it. It was a beautiful place - had a rock climbing wall and a Full Service Spa. I have the night off - woohoo! I will probably do a Zumba! workout (Thanks Nicole!) but we shall see. Until next time...
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
(Wow does this hit home right now!!!)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mondays are so blah... I didn't do anything yesterday... just tried to stay cool. It is going to be in the 90s again today. I am going to get a pedicure tonight - Yea for Happy toes! Should get in more activity today. It is not as hectic at work this week but I still have quite a few appts. so that helps me keep moving around. Until next time...
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Good numbers yesterday - 112% for Calories burned is not too shabby! It sure helps to move around during BL commercials! I am feeling in the groove and I like it! I am making some other lifestyle changes as well and things are shaping up which is great. It is another slammin day at the office and going to dinner with my mom. Until next time...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It was a busy day yesterday! I work for a Private school and we are hiring for the next school year. We had a job fair last week and had over 150 applicants! It is part of my job to administer testing to the applicants. I have had 8-10 appointments. per day and will for the next two weeks. It means a lot of running around and A LOT of talking. It certainly helps with the step quota and it makes the day go by fast. Until next time...
Monday, April 13, 2009
Hope you had a nice Easter. First of all, I ordered a new USB cord so no 3 day screenshot posts! It will be better to have one at work and one at home plus as Crystal said it can be used with other items. Friday was good. Not a 4 digit deficit but acceptable. Saturday was about the same. Then there was Sunday... I guess I should be happy that I had a deficit at all BUT that is pretty sad. I think I made a big mistake by not eating lunch or snacks. I knew I would have a high calorie dinner so I wanted to budget accordingly. I ended up being super hungry by dinner time and into the evening. I was able to avoid desert and candy so that was a positive. I had a deficit so that is a positive. A lesson learned so that is a positive. In the past, I would eat with disregard on holidays so I think this is a big step in the right direction.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of my father's death and of course Easter. It was a Tuesday night at 8:32 p.m when he died He was scheduled for heart surgery and died the night before! He was an otherwise healthy man. He did not smoke, drink or even drink coffee. He ate healthy and was not overweight. However, there was heart disease in his family. My father, Edward, aka "Eagle" was born in 193o in Chicago, IL. He met my mom in high school but they actually dated other people at that time. He was a jock and she was a cheerleader. He played minor league baseball after high school but he got drafted to Korea at 19. He was shot in the war and became a paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury. After he came home from the war he and my mom got close and they fell in love and married. They were not able to have children so they adopted my brother and I. He is 5 years older then me. They moved to California and adopted me. He became involved in a National organization called P.V.A. and he was also on committees for the V.A. which helped with accessibility and funding for spinal cord injury research. He even attended a number of Presidential Inauguration's. He had a wonderful life albeit his disability. He was a proud man and always had a smile on his face. He and my mom traveled all over the U.S. He took my mom to Maui every summer and they were married 43 years when he died in '99. He made his mark on this world and it was his time to go. I came to peace with his death through my faith and knowing that God had a purpose in taking him when he did. He loved me like no one else and I miss him dearly. I love you daddy! Happy Easter!
Friday, April 10, 2009
I did super yesterday! It is so encouraging to see those numbers again. I must get better about drinking water though. I want to try putting cucumbers, orange, lemon or lime slices. I do like the Crystal Light and Ocean Spray flavorings but they are a little acidic for me. I am allergic to citric acid so they give me sores on my tongue if I drink to many. Any other suggestions? Until next time and I WILL bring my cords home so I can upload over the weekend. Until next time.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It was so chaotic yesterday at work! I did really well though. I think that is the highest caloric burn to date. I met my step target of 6,000 as well. I did great on food and that is including the cake. I had a tiny little piece but at least I got the flavor of it AND I only had two bread sticks. I just made sure I loaded up my plate with salad.
This morning was weigh day. I have been wavering with a few lbs. up and down in the last two weeks due to the cellulitis. So technically, I am now up 1.2 lbs. I am down 23.8 lbs total. I am okay with this and will not let it discourage me. My activity is increasing and that is a big achievement. I will forge ahead and keep focused on my goal of 40 lbs. by cruise time. It is 15 weeks and 16.8 lbs. Totally achievable! By the way, we are having another meeting today with 6 extra large pizzas! There is a veggie one so I think I will do one slice and salad from yesterday for lunch. There is left over cake but I am not going to have any. Until next time...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here are Saturday and Sundays screen shots. I did better this weekend then I think I have since I started. I was more active and watched what I ate. I did eat pizza last night but it was Veggie so it did not sabatoge the numbers too badly.
Check them out if you have a chance. She got them at Costco but you can get them at Trader Joe's as well. Until next time...
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I have been doing well on food and activities. I went on a short walk with my friend Deb. We just went around her block which is probably like a quarter mile. In the past when we would walk, I would have to stop a few times (Debby said 6 times!) and this time I made it without stopping and at a fairly brisk pace. It felt great! Plus when I was leaving her house she commented on my butt and said it looked smaller! Yeah! Hopefully I will get another walk in before the day is over. Until next time...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Avoiding Boredom by Ian Newby Clark
Hope you have a nice weekend and I will have posts on Monday for the weekend since Apex is updating the BB site.