Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 507.

I am soo sick of hearing about this fucking wedding already. Not Wendy's (although that's another talk show episode) but the royal wedding. I could care less. A few Twitter friends & I were talking about it today, and we all pretty much agreed. William has gotten a little unattractive lately, going prematurely bald and all. He was a lot cuter when he was at St. Andrews, and right after his mother died. But now? Bleh. Kate's ok, I think she's pretty, but I don't necessarily think gorgeous when it comes to her. I do think she's very stylish tho. And I am mildly - just mildly - curious about her wedding dress. However, I will NOT be one of those pyschos waking up at 4AM to watch the wedding live. I'm pretty sure they will be re-running it all over the place forever. hehe.

I didn't work out today, I'm ok with it. I'm sitting here and as I type this, I feel a strange twinge in my right thigh. Hmm, strange.

Ok, I'm wrapping this one up now because I don't have a lot to say. Except that I wrote everything in my journal and got in all of my requirements.

Who else doesn't care about this royal wedding?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 506.

Happy Hump Day peeps!

This will be short & sweet. I'm kinda tired.

I started my workout after literally forcing myself to go ahead and do it. I'm being serious too. I sooo did not want to workout at all. But in the end, I did it. Because I knew I had to. Because I knew that if I didn't, I would regret it & beat myself up about it.

So I decided to do The Firm Express Cardio with Stephanie Huckabee. Right before the cool down, I paused the DVD, and went onto the treadmill for 12 minutes, just to get a little more cardio in. And I burned 495 calories. Take a look.
I soo wish I could get those folds out of my arms. Like pronto. Sigh.

It was a good day. I stayed within my points, tracked everything in my journal, and I got in all of my requirements.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 505 - More Wedding Drama.

I have to update you guys on what's going on with my BFF's wedding. It's about the same bridesmaid who just kept pissing & moaning about how much $$ we were spending on the bachelorette party, the wine tour. Now remember, all of us who are going are splitting the cost of the tour, with the exception of the bride, of course. She's not paying for anything.

This particular bridesmaid begged my BFF to let her be one of her bridesmaids. See initially, my BFF was going to have a total of 6 girls in her bridal party, but then logistics forced her to cut the number to down to 3 - me as the MOH, then 2 others. So when this chick started complaining about how much everything cost & bombarding me with emails every 5 seconds, it especially stung. And it really pissed my friend off. To the point where now she wants nothing more to do with her ever again. My friend is prepared to cut this chick out of her life as soon as the wedding is over. I have no problem cutting people out of my life - my friend is NOT like that. So for her to do something like this is really quite shocking.

Last night, she texted me that this chick was bombarding the other bridesmaid with emails. She pretty much learned her lesson NOT to email me again after I pretty much told her to shut up about the money already. The other bridesmaid was inundated with emails from her, and she couldn't take it anymore, so she told her to flat out stop with the emails. So now my BFF is fed up.

My BFF does not want her to come to the bachelorette party this weekend - that's how pissed off she is. This chick is not from NY - she's from Hawaii, and this week her parents will be flying in. Now initially, my friend wanted to lie to her and just tell her that something came up with work, and now she had to cancel the bachelorette party. Yeah - it's THAT bad. And I said, be careful, but in the end, it was her decision. After talking it over with some of her coworkers, she came up with this strategy: she would say that she feels bad that this chick won't be spending time with them on Saturday. Family comes first, after all, blah blah. And it worked! She decided to spend time with her family, and now we're all good. I won't be seeing her til the wedding. Yup, this is how it is. Ladies - don't ever agree to be part of a bridal party! And if you can - just elope so you don't have to deal with the kind of shit I (and my BFF, for that matter) have had to deal with.

Enough about that. Let's talk about me now. Or more to the point, my workout. I started with 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Complete Aerobic Weight Training with Emily Welsh. And I burned 764 calories. Wanna see what that looks like?
It was soo hot in NY today, and I think the heat had something to do with my calorie burn. I mean, I was sweating from how warm it was even before I started working out. Seriously.

Good day today. I ate well, stayed within my points, and tracked everything in my journal.

Oh, and before I go, you MUST check out Kenz's post about Southwest Airlines. What a horrible way to be treated. Their treatment of her & her mother was just abominable. I will never EVER fly on that airline. I haven't yet, and don't plan on it ever happening.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 504.

I skipped my workout today. There, I said it. I do feel a little guilty about it, but quite honestly, I don't know why I should. I mean, it's not like I did anything wrong. Or maybe I did, because I know I could've done it. Blah.

I'm going to make this a short post because I've got a lot of things on my mind tonight. Like getting serious about looking for an apartment. Like my Dad's health. Like finishing my fucking thesis. With the exception of Dad, these are good things, but they still require a lot of work. Work that sometimes overwhelms me, and makes me want to be lazy. Which I know doesn't help me at all.

Anywho, it was a good day today. I got in all of my requirements, I stayed within my points, and I tracked everything in my journal. Score.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 503 - Happy Eastah!

Remember this Tom & Jerry cartoon? It was so cute, I thought I'd include a link to it from Youtube.

I didn't really do all that much today. I had to go to the supermarket to pick up some cauliflower that I was going to make with the pork tenderloin I was marinating. I went to one supermarket, and I was shocked to see that it was actually closed! For Easter, of course. I didn't know Easter was such a big holiday, right after Christmas Day, I guess. No worries though, I went to another supermarket that I knew would be open, and all was well.

I worked out hardcore today. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Aerobic Body Shaping with Allie del Rio. And I burned 855 calories. See?
It was a good day, stayed within my points, and I tracked everything in my journal. Just trying to my hardest, because sometimes, this can be hard work.

Thanks for reading. Make good choices. And Happy Eastah!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 501 & 502.

So let me tell you about my day.

I went to WW, didn't WI, but I stayed for the meeting. I needed the meeting. And I know I should have WI. Sigh. I don't have anything good to say in my defense.

I came home, had breakfast, and worked out. I hadn't worked out in a few days, so I felt like I was huffing & puffing my way through. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Cardio Sculpt with Allie del Rio. It had been a long time since I had done that particular DVD, and I burned 791 calories. Wanna see?
Then afterwards, I had to meet Wendy for my fitting. Yesterday was her 2nd fitting, and I went with her. Not her mother, me. But don't get me started on that one.

My dress felt so tight around the empire waist. It's got molded cups, which is nice, but it doesn't give me the best support. I think I've gone up a cup size since I've been on the pill. And I definitely HAVE to wear my Spanx now. I forgot to bring them with me today, but I will be wearing them when I go back on May 4. It's a nice dress, but it shows every lump & bump. I looked at my reflection in the mirror & just wanted to cry. Ugh.

The dress has to be hemmed because it was way too long, and she took the straps in to give me a little more support. So I think it will be ok. I just can't wait for this to be over.

I couldn't believe how many of you love Sons of Anarchy! Kristen, isn't Jax hot??? So yummy. LOL. I do love me some Jax - but then again, who doesn't? Right Michelle? lol. I love gritty, violent shows, what can I say? 24 & LOST are done, so I get my fix with Sons. And the Irish accents weren't that hard to understand, not too much anyway. Jimmy O. was played by an American actor, who was also on LOST (he played the Man in Black), and his attempt at the Irish brogue was just awful, my God. I think Charlie Hunham's attempt at the American accent is passable - considering he's British in real life. Did you guys know that? You can hear it when he talks.

Good day - got in all of my requirements, stayed within my points, and I tracked everything.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 499 & 500.

Sorry I didn't post yesterday.

I went to see the co-op today, and I was disappointed with it. This sucks. I really thought this could be the place for me. But it wasn't in great condition at all. The kitchen was a mess, and the bathroom made me sick just looking at it.


It was in a nice building in a nice neighborhood. I guess I'll just have to keep looking. What a bummer.

But I think I'll be ok. There was 1 other place that caught my eye, so I may take another gander at that one.

I'm finally all caught up on all 3 seasons of Sons of Anarchy, which is now my new favorite show. I totally want to get a tshirt with the show's logo on it. LOL. I am becoming obsessed. The new season starts in September, and I can't wait!

I didn't work out today. I had an appointment with the doctor right after work, and after that I had to meet my realtor.

Tomorrow I plan on getting in a short workout because I have to go with Wendy for her final fitting. I can't wait for this fucking wedding to be done & over with already.

Wrapping this one up now. Nite!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 498.

I went for a cleaning today. I kept making the appointment and then canceling it, so it was time to go. No cavities, I'm happy to report. I need to floss more, I try to do it every night, but there are nights when I don't. I'll be flossing as soon as I post this.

Because I had my dentist appointment, I had to fit in a quick workout. I did 10 minutes on the inclined treadmill to warm up, then I decided to do The Firm Express Accelerate: Sculpt with Rebekah Sturkie. I previewed this DVD, and I couldn't follow the moves. Rebekah is not one of my favorite Firm instructors, but I think the choreography got the best of me in this workout. I just wasn't feeling it, so I shut it off. I did my own sculpting routine for about 10 minutes, and I could really feel how sore my glutes & thighs were. Man, it hurt! I burned 201 calories.

I wasn't happy with my workout today. It bothered me that I couldn't get the moves down, and it bothered me how easily I gave up. Eh.

Man, I'm tired. Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices, people!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 497

OMG - I am so sore. My glutes, thighs, & hamstrings are so sore!

Going up & down the stairs today was interesting - & painful.

I didn't work out today, I just couldn't motivate myself enough to do it.

And other than that, I really got nothing. It's one of those days.

It's not anything bad, it's just that today is one of those days where I don't really have a lot to talk about.

I overdid it today on cheese & crackers. Not a binge, but I definitely overate. I did however get in all of my requirements though. Tomorrow will be Day 1, and I'm ok with it.

Wrapping this one up now. Good choices people!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 496 - Kenz, Mrs. Brad, & Me!!!

How can so much awesomeness exist in one photo?

I couldn't get going this morning no matter what I tried. I wanted to sleep in late, but that really wasn't going to happen. As it was, I got up later than usual, putzed around for a bit, wasting valuable time before I got in a short workout. I did 8 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then did a heavy lower body sculpting workout.

I can't remember the exact number of calories I burned, although I do think it was close to 320.

I had to get going to meet Kenlie, Brad Gansberg, the originator of the 7 Day Chip, & his wife Leigh (I'm just going to call her Mrs. Brad since that's how I think of her. )

Unfortunately, Brad had to do an open house, so he left about 3-5 minutes before I got to the restaurant where we were having brunch. Sad face. I was crushed. I really wanted to meet him. =( Mrs. Brad said something to the effect of she'd be lording it over him that she got to meet me & he didn't. hehe.

We took a photo outside of the restaurant, and then Mrs. Brad had to jet to run errands. She literally ran back to her apartment - she's a runner, you know. It was sooo great to meet her - what a nice lady.

Afterwards, Kenz & I embarked on a mission to find the perfect cupcake. We took some wrong twists & turns, but we finally wound up at Crumbs Bake Shop. I got a red velvet cupcake & a cheesecake brownie. Yummy.

Kenlie & I have been doing so much walking since she's been here that I didn't feel guilty at all in indulging a bit.

My feet were killing me, and poor Kenz had hurt her foot as well. It sucks being hurt. Especially since she & I have easily walked like 10 miles since Friday.

Man, what a weekend. I was soo tired, but in a great way. I've met some really great people.

Day 17 was today, and it is now in the books.

Wrapping this one up now. I can't wait to watch Game of Thrones tonight - I am a huge Sean Bean fan. You probably know him as Boromir from the Lord of the Rings movies, but I've been a fan since he played that Irish terrorist in Patriot Games. He was also 006 in Goldeneye.

Make good choices people!

Day 495 - Hanging out with Kenz.

Quick post right now. Sorry I didn't post last night.

Today I took Kenz to my favorite Colombian restaurant where we split an entree. It was so good, and she loved it. She had never had Colombian food before.

My mother wanted me to pick up something at the Colombian bakery also, so we took a quick trip there, and then onto A.C. Moore to pick up some stuff for Kenz.

At WI, I was down 1.2 lbs. and I was really happy with that.

I didn't workout today, but I ate ok. I didn't track everything in my journal, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

It was a lot of fun, and when I got home, my brother called and said he was on his way, with Sonia. I love that kid! LOL.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Make good choices people!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 494 - When Future Thin Girl Met All The Weigh!

I took the day off from work today to head into the city. I never go into Manhattan. But today, I
made an exception. Wanna know why? Because I was meeting one of my favoritest bloggers ever! Wanna know who? Take a look!

I met Kenlie! We recognized each other right away & it felt like we've known each other forever! We gave each other a big hug, and afterwards, we snapped a photo together on my phone. This isn't a really good picture of me. I don't really like how I look here, but I think Kenlie looks great. =)

We walked around the city for hours. In fact, my feet, not so much my legs, are killing me. I have flat feet, you see. But it was so much fun, just talking like two old friends! Seriously, it's like we've known each other forever, and we both had a great time.

We had lunch at one of her favorite delis - Majestic Deli. I had an egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread and a pear. I took a bite of the pickle and that was it.
While we were there, we decided to tweet Popcorners since they were delivering Popcorners to people in the city. And guess what? They totally showed up! And in a Popcorners tricked out pick up truck. I know, I suck at taking photos, but here's a partial of the truck.
Since my WI is tomorrow, I told Kenz to take the Popcorners. They handed out individual size bags of every flavor they offer. Here she is in front of the truck.

Oh, I worked out before I left. 11 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then Firm Parts: Upper Body for 516 calories.

Day 14 was today, and it is in the books.

Whew, I am sooo tired. On the train home, I felt very thirsty and a little nauseous. I think I just needed to eat and hydrate, which is what I did as soon as I got home.

I asked my Dad to help me with a down payment for my co-op, and he initially said no, but he relented. I don't need it right this second, but it helps. The co-op board needs to see that there is enough money in a potential buyer's account to cover maintenance payments for the 1st year of ownership. We didn't go to the bank today, I think we'll go next week. I am soo grateful to both my parents for helping me, you have no idea. Dad also had a good day today.

Ok, I am exhausted, so I am wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. Make good choices!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 493.

About 5 minutes after I hit "Publish" last night, my Dad fell again. We have to get that wheelchair, and he has to get it out of his head that he can move around like he used to. Because he can't. It is so painful to see him like that. I actually had to turn away for a second to wipe the tears away while I was helping him up. I didn't want him to see that.

Better day today. Dad feels a little better. He is still in some pain, but that's the nature of Parkinson's, unfortunately.

I was sitting at my desk today, just tearing up thinking about it. I even tweeted that I felt as if I were mourning him while he's still here. I guess it's because I'm the youngest, and the one that's still at home that I feel it so much more than my brother & sister. I also am not married with kids and a home to take care of, like them.

Speaking of owning a home, my mother told me today that tomorrow we will go to the bank and she will withdraw some money to give me to use as a down payment. Which is great, it really is. But I have to ask my Dad if he'll give me money, since he's the one who holds the purse strings in our family.

I just realized how that sounds - if he'll give me money. Like a spoiled brat. Well, he gave my brother money when he bought his house. So it's fair. Right?

Day 13 was today and it is in the books. Rest day today.

I tracked everything in my journal, ate within my points, and got in all of my requirements.

Good day today. And stay tuned tomorrow, pictures with a very special friend coming! Make good choices!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 492.

Another day, another dollar.

I was supposed to look at a co-op tomorrow, but the current owners have people staying there, so it will have to wait til next week. Maybe Tuesday, we'll see. Dad really doesn't want me to move out, which I've mentioned before. But it's time - more than time. I'm 32 years old for Christ sake, and it is time. But, if everything works out & I get the place, I'll only be about 10-15 minutes away. It's literally just 2 towns over, so I'll still be really close.

I did not delay my workout today. I came close, but I decided to just do it & get it over with. It had to be a short workout though. So I started with 23 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Power Sculpt workout with Allie del Rio. I burned 516 calories. Man, it felt good to sweat. See?
That is sweat pouring down my chest people. My sports bra was totally soaked.

Day 12 was today and it is now in the books.

I ate well today, got in all of my requirements, and stayed within my points. I tracked everything in my journal too.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 491.

I'm going to try to make this a short post because it's getting late & I am tired.

Also, tonight's the 2 hour premiere of Deadliest Catch, and I will be all over it. :)
I was in one of those moods where I just didn't want to work out at all today. It's raining here, and I think the weather played a part in my mood. Also, Dad is still struggling, and Mom & I had to practically drag him to the couch. He does not want to get a wheel chair, but I think it's time. Whether he wants it or not is irrelevant. Moving on now.

I delayed my workout til after dinner. I tried to workout beforehand, but my HRM was giving me issues. It wasn't picking up my heart rate, and I just got really frustrated. So I climbed off the treadmill and went and had dinner.

I decided after that I had to work out, I couldn't skip a workout today. So I sucked it up and got on the treadmill. This time, my HRM worked. I did 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then did The Firm Express Cycle 1 Sculpt with Emily Welsh. I burned 457 calories. Take a lil looksey.
Me, in all my sweatiness glory.

I was glad when my workout was over. I was glad that I had done it & gotten it over with. I shouldn't have let a little thing like my HRM not working derail me from my workout. How stupid. I guess it shows how easily I let something trivial get to me. Although, I'm sure it wasn't all that. Dad's struggles played a part in it, I'm sure. Sigh.

Day 11 is in the books.

I got in all of my requirements, logged everything in my journal, and stayed within my points. Good job there.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And make good choices.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 490 - Day 2 of the Firm Express.

Some more bachelorette party drama, but not as bad as it was last week. I think that girl learned to keep her mouth shut now. LOL. Nothing to worry about now, everything has been settled, and I don't expect to hear anything more about it. =) I can only hope.

Moving on. I started my workout on the inclined treadmill for 20 minutes, then I did The Firm Express Cardio & Sculpt with Emily Welsh. Emily didn't annoy me as much in this DVD, which is always a good thing. I also did NOT preview the DVD before I did it, which I never do. I guess I figured that I would be ok, but I definitely do not recommend doing that. Always preview the workouts first people. I couldn't do some of the moves, like those full form side planks. Aint gonna happen anytime soon, k?

Anywho, I burned 507 calories. Take a look!
That is pure sweat, ladies & gents.

Day 10 was today, and it is now in the books.

Great day today overall. I got in all of my requirements, and I tracked everything in my journal. I also stayed within my points.

In other really big news, I found a listing for a co-op that's in my price range. And it was lowered by $10K, which is great. The building is pet friendly, so I can have a small dog if I want. I'm starting to get anxiety over this, but I know I have to take this step. I feel guilty because of my Dad, but I know that my being here isn't going to make him better. Parkinson's will take over completely at some point, and my presence won't change a thing. I just have to accept that. He would prefer me to stay here at home, but I just can't anymore. I'm entitled to this part of my life.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 489 - GPS Debacle.

I had signed up to run a 5K today. The weather was alright, a little cloudy & overcast, a little mild, maybe chilly.

I put the address in my car's GPS, and it did NOT take me to where I needed to go, which was a high school. I circled around, wasting time, looking for the high school. Finally, I stopped & asked a lady for directions. She told me I could just park my car, walk across the bridge, and the high school was right there. Unfortunately, I was now really late, and the race had already started. I was so pissed, I just turned around and drove home. Ugh.

You know what though? Normally, something like that kind of aggravation would've led to a binge of monumental proportion. Ok, maybe not monumental, but I probably would've stopped somewhere and picked up something definitely not on plan. I'd be lying if I said the thought didn't cross my mind. It did, fleetingly.

But I didn't do that. I just drove home and decided to do my workout later in the day. Ooh, which reminds me. I DVRed the new Firm infomercial for the Firm Express workouts, which I haven't bothered to do, even though I bought the workouts months ago. Today, I decided to give them a whirl.

I started on the inclined treadmill for 20 minutes, which really got my heart rate pumping. I was pouring sweat by the time I got off the treadmill, then I did The Firm Express Cycle 1 - Ignite with Emily Welsh. Normally, I really like Emily, but she kind of annoyed me in this one. She kept saying "yes, girls" over & over & it kind of got on my nerves. "We're working hard, yeah girls?" Ugh, annoying. But I did burn 544 calories. Wanna see?
Oh my - that workout was intense! Those 8 second bursts of high intensity activity almost killed me. So ok, I did like the workout, annoying Master Instructor aside. lol.

Day 9 was today and now it is in the books. :)

Great day today, even though I missed my 5K. Oh well. I ate well, got in all of my requirements, and I tracked everything in my journal.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 488 - WI Day.

I weighed in at 208.2 today. Shrug. It is what it is.

The Walk-It Challenge started this week at WW. The designated day is Sunday, May 22 to walk a 5K. The day after the wedding. I might just do it since I did it last year. We'll see how I feel.

I got an oil change today, and I signed up for a 5K that's scheduled for tomorrow. It would be my first this year. I'm going to bed early tonight to make sure I don't oversleep tomorrow and miss it. That's been known to happen.

Day 9 was today, and it is in the books. I'll be brushing my teeth in a minute.

Manny Ramirez retired yesterday rather than face a 100 game suspension because he apparently tested positive for something. Douchebag. I always thought he was a douchebag, but how do you screw over your teammates like that - especially AFTER you already tested positive last year? Just needed to get that off my chest.

Oooh, did you see that Kenlie, aka Kenz, aka 1st ever 100 chip winner in history, mentioned me on her blog? She's finally coming back to NY this week & we're totally hanging out! I'm so excited! And I'm proud of Kenlie too. :)

Ok, not much else to say now, so I'm wrapping this one up. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

P.S. Deadliest Catch is now my new favorite show!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 487 - Last Chance Workout.


Yawn. I am really tired, so I'm going to try to make this short & sweet, k?

1. I had a good today. I stayed within my points, and got all of my requirements in. Everything I ate is in my journal. Win.

2. I did a Firm workout today that I hadn't done in a while. The Firm Super Cardio. Unfortunately, I ran out of gas (which has reached $4 a gallon by me, btw) & I couldn't finish the whole DVD. However, I'm not discouraged. I did start out with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, & I burned 662 calories. Wanna see?
God, I look like such a doof, don't I? :)

Day 8 was today and it is officially in the books.

Tomorrow is WI day, and I'm not expecting anything really. I messed up a lot 2 weeks ago, so I will just have to take what I get tomorrow. I'm ok with that.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. & make good choices!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 486.

Today, one of Wendy's bridesmaids really pissed me & her off. I need to start with a little back story.

Wendy really wanted the bachelorette party to be all booked and settled & for me to email all the girls. So that's what I did, I booked the package (we're doing a vineyard tour & wine tastings), and let the girls know how much it came to per person.

One of her bridesmaids, whom I haven't heard from, hasn't called me to ask if she could help with anything, emailed me back, saying it was a little too expensive & that SHE had found a package that came out to a little less (about $30 less per person.) Really? I don't hear from her, and the second that money is mentioned - BOOM.

There were emails back & forth between her & me, I was really annoyed, especially because she didn't bother to approach me with this until AFTER I had emailed everyone & had let them know all the information. So now, I feel like a schmuck, if this is a better package, then I feel like it makes me look bad. I tell them one thing last night, and now tonight I have to say, sorry, there's another package with different prices, blah & blah.

I was fuming. And Wendy was ready to just cancel everything. She even emailed me to cancel everything & she'll just see us at her wedding. So of course I felt awful. I have to call this place that this chick suggested either tonight or tomorrow night & find out & let everyone know.

I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS FUCKING WEDDING BULLSHIT. Wendy's ready to cut this girl out of her life, since she has literally not helped at all with anything. I can't blame her. It would've been nice if she had called me to ask if I needed any fucking help. She knows my number & my email address. Ugh. Totally useless, dead weight.

OK, enough about that. Let's talk about my workout today. I realized I hadn't done the inclined treadmill in a while, so I started with that. 13 minutes, and I was sweating. Then I did The Firm Power Half Hour with Emily Welsh. Here's what burning 463 calories looks like:

Today was Day 7, and it is officially in the books.

I ate well today, got in all of my requirements, and journaled everything. I so cannot wait for this fucking wedding shit to be over already. So that I never have to deal with her bridesmaids ever again.

Ok, done with this. Thanks for reading. And make good choices, people!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 485 - 7.0 MPH.

It's Wednesday, hump day, and that means Personal Training with the Sadist (Lisa).

She switched it up a bit today, which was good. We did resistance training, jump rope (which I hate with a passion), slam balls, boxing stuff, and upright rows, which we've never done before. I've done that on my own.

Then she put me on the treadmill. For sprints. She said, "We'll do 4 sprints, and they'll get progressively faster." Ok, I was fine with that.

After the 4th sprint, she said, "I think we can do a couple more." And I was like, "One. I can do one." So she said, "Ok, let's make it count then."

She set the treadmill at 7.0 MPH. For 30 seconds.


I was pouring sweat, my heart was pounding, & I thought I would die. But I survived. Wanna see?
The top of that shirt was soaking wet. Great times.

After the workout, I went to the bridal shop to pick up my dress that came in, in a size bigger. I haven't tried it on yet, but I'm sure it fits.

I ate well today, stayed within my points, and got in all of my requirements. I also journalled everything, which is so important.

Day 6 is in the books.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And let's make good choices.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 484 - Heartfelt Thanks!

I received a lot of tweets & text messages & comments yesterday about my Dad, and I just have to say thank you. Thank you guys so much for all of your kind words. Social networks, like Twitter & the blogoshpere, have changed my life, all for the better. Dad is still struggling, but he's feeling better today.

I had to get back to working out today, I really did. I fished out Firm DVD that I hadn't done in a really long time - 500 Calorie Workout with Kelsie Daniels. It was good, I sweated my ass off, which was exactly what I needed. And I burned 663 calories, with a little extra sculpting after I was done with the DVD.

I just realized that I forgot to take a post-workout photo. Sorry, next time.

Today was Day 5, and it is now officially in the books. Onward & forward.

Great day today. I stayed within my points & wrote everything in my journal. Got in all my requirements too.

Gonna wrap this one up now. Thanks for reading people. And make good choices.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 483.

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know what happened to my Dad today. BTW, thank you tweeps for all your kind words. I'll explain in a few.

If you don't follow me or you're a new reader, I'll give you the Reader's Digest version. Dad has Parkinson's, along with prostate cancer that's going into remission. His Parkinson's is getting worse. He will need a wheelchair soon, but he's stubborn & refuses to get one. Today at home, he fell. My mother called me at work & told me about it.

I fucking hate Parkinson's. With a fucking passion. I don't wish this disease on anyone.

He's ok. He didn't hit his head, but he's been complaining of constant leg pain. He has to support himself on our furniture to get around. It is really sad. Today is the worst I've ever seen him. Mom & I had to help get him around, and it's never come to that before. Sigh.

It really affected me today, seeing him like that. I lost my appetite & any desire I had to work out. So I skipped my work out today.

I'll get right back to it tomorrow. It probably would've been a good idea to work out some of the stress I'm feeling, but I think as long as I have no desire to turn to an old friend (food), I'll be ok. No desire for that right now.

Ok, enough of that. Onto some other things.

Alan had a question about my eats after I finish my workout. I do not count calories since I am a Weight Watchers member, so I count Points + everyday. I generally don't exceed my daily points+ allowance because I really don't like to. I stick to whole grains, & I really limit the white stuff. No white bread, no white pasta. I eat whole wheat pasta & whole wheat bread. Every once in a while, I will have regular potatoes. I tried sweet potatoes, but I only like them in a pie, or cooked with milk, butter, cinnamon & brown sugar. Which kind of defeats the purpose.

After a work out, I gear more towards lean protein, veggies, like a green leafy salad, & a little bit of low fat cheese. I do not eat fat-free anything since it tastes like paper, with the exception of Chobani yogurt. That is just yummy.

Typically, the idea of fat-free anything makes me wary simply because it's not natural. Food naturally has SOME fat in it. Fat free half & half, for example, is chock full of chemicals. Read the labels. Ditto those 100 calorie packs. I'd rather have 2 Tablespoons of real half & half than an entire cup of that fat free stuff. I'd much rather have a little bit of real cheese than an entire brick of fat free cheddar. Ick. I do not drink skim milk, since to me it tastes like colored water. I drink 1% milk with my WW smoothies, and I'm good to go.

However, after I run in 5Ks, I like to bring some Gatorade, an apple, and a peanut butter & jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread with me. And of course, lots of water. If I was running a marathon or doing any other kind of serious, hardcore training, I would probably up my protein & whole grains intake. But since I'm not, I'm good with what I'm doing now. Alan, I hope that answered your questions. =)

Day 4 was today, and now it is in the books. I am so glad I did not turn to food today. I'm going to brush my teeth in a minute to stave off any temptations.

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Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. & make good choices!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 482 - Calorie Explosion!

I've noticed that when I don't work out for a few days, I'm slower & more sluggish for the next time I actually do work out. I also noticed that I burn a boatload of calories that I normally wouldn't, because my body has become used to inactivity.

I wanted to get in a nice long workout, so I decided to do The Firm Calorie Explosion with Alison Davis. My sluggishness showed during this one, I could tell. I was huffing & puffing more than usual, and of course I was pouring sweat like a pig. Wanna see what burning 772 calories looks like?
Smiling like a fool. =)

Another work week starts tomorrow. Ugh. Bummer.

Remember that left over kale from Friday? I sauteed it in a little cooking spray & garlic, and had it as a side dish with my lunch today. It wasn't bad, actually. Maybe I'll start adding it to my eats from now on.

I had a good day. I was spot on with my eating, got in all of my requirements, and I tracked everything in my journal. Day 3 is officially in the books!

So, I am wrapping this one up now. Thank you all for reading. And make good choices!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 481.

I got a mani & pedi today. I really needed it. Wanna see?

It felt nice to get pampered. It had been a while.

I worked out today for the first time in what felt like forever. I went to my favorite Firm Workout - Ultimate Fat Burning Workout with Alison Davis. I burned 536 calories. I threw in about 7 minutes of sculpting, too.

I sweated like a pig afterwards. Oh my.

Day 2 is in the books. It feels great to be back on track again, it really does.

No mishaps in the kitchen today. I didn't have to dump food, so all is well. :)

Not much else to say, wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And make good choices!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 480.

Today was Day 1. It is in the books, and it is over now.

I did well today, thank God. Although, I did hit a snag.

Today, after work, I went to the store to pick up some fresh kale. I've been hearing great things about this dark leafy vegetable, and I decided to give it a try. I decided to include it in my WW banana-strawberry-baby spinach smoothie.

Huge mistake.

My blender didn't blend it all well, so I wound up with chunks of it. I think I should've chopped it up a little, then thrown it in my blender. Yuck. I couldn't finish it at all, I had to dump it. I know, it's sinful to dump food, so wasteful. I think what I'll do is just add it to my salad from now on.

I didn't work out today. I know I should've, but I just couldn't get into it today. You know what - I'm not even going to beat myself up about it. I ate well, stayed within my points, and got all of my requirements in. Tomorrow, I will work out if I have to drag myself kicking and screaming. And it just might come to that.

OK, wrapping this one up now. I am onto Day 2!