Saturday, February 27, 2016

This has been a bad week.

Not only weight-loss related, just stuff in general.

First I've been having female issues again.  I've mentioned them not too long ago.  The link goes to my bother blog that explains in detail.  Last Sunday I woke up with lower back pain.  Monday it hurt so bad, a coworker gave me one of her prescription Motrin 600s and all it did was dull the pain.  Tuesday I cried my way thru the shower before work, it hurt so bad.  I took 3 220mg ibuprofen before work and another 500 at lunch and it finally started to be tolerable.

Wednesday I still had pain, but I was finally figuring out it was cramps, too.  Oh yay, my favorite thing!  And we got crap-tons of snow dumped on us.  It was warm enough to make the snow really heavy, too.  We didn't shovel until Thursday afternoon, tho.  It was even worse, since we'd driven on the driveway multiple times, so it was really packed down.
Thursday morning is when the issues started getting bad.  And I got mad at the family to the point where this meme could have been true.  Pardon the language.  (I actually think this is pretty hilarious now!)  I don't even want to write about it, since I dealt with things badly and ended up having to apologize to both Randy & Angel even tho they were the ones being stubborn buttheads.
So moving on.  Due to above said female issues, I didn't go weigh in this week.  Friday morning at the regular doctor's office, wearing jeans and not long after breakfast, I weighed in at 222.8.  Which is up a bit from 219.5 from last week.  That mid-afternoon in a different doctor's office, still wearing jeans but having only had a cup of yogurt since earlier, I was down to 221.3.  Meh.  Guess that's not too bad.

Oh, this is so weird!  Friday afternoon after I got home from all the doctor visits, I was laying across the bed with the cats and dozed off for a little bit.  I woke up with a cramp in my leg.  My right foot was rolled inward and I couldn't straighten it out or put any weight on it.  It hurt so bad that I started feeling faint!  At least I think that's what it was.  I felt hot & my vision was going black around the edges and I was having a hard time keeping my balance.  Once I almost fell, so I sat back down on the bed and held on until I started feeling clearer.  I was sore for the rest of the night.  It was a weird place, tho.  It wasn't directly above my ankle bone on the outside and not directly in back, but in between.  And below my actual calf muscle.   Weird.

I've been doing really lousy in my journalling this week, also.  Here's last week's round-up.  I finally reached my massage goal!  HOOORAY!!!  I still have a knot between my shoulder blades from shovelling Thursday night, so a massage would be very welcome.  I just need to get my booty into the place to get it done.  Now I'm going to start over to work toward another massage!
 2 out of the 7 days had over 6000 steps, 2 of them had over 7000 and one had over 9000!
So that's the excitement going on here. Randy was so funny tonight. He noted that our Saturday consisted of 2 trips to Tim Hortons (and we STILL haven't won anything on Roll Up the Rim to Win!!), 2 different Salvation Armies, 2 trips to CVS, a dollar store, a nap and dinner at the Thai restaurant where Angel works. It sounds kind of sad, but we are OK with that!

So send some thoughts & good mojo & prayers this way so my health issues get resolved and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

War analogies??

Rosa, my leader at WW made WAY too many analogies tonight.  The whole "you may lost a few battles, but you can still win the war" and "we are revolutionaries", etc, etc, etc.  Weird.

Anyhoo.  I was up 1.5 lbs and the reasons why all popped immediately into my head.  It simply all adds up to bad choices.  Randy & I went out to an early Valentine dinner Saturday night.  We began with amaretto sours, then I had a plate of veal scallopini marsala and followed up with a nutty Irishman coffee (with Baileys and other good stuff in it).  Sunday morning we had cinnamon rolls.  Sunday night was Chinese carry out. Sweet & sour chicken.  Fried Rice.  Crab Rangoons.  Ya know.  And Monday we had beer battered fish sticks & french fries.   That basically totally negated the 3 days of 3 mile Walk at Home workouts.

I was planning on 4 walks, but I must have been fighting a bug this weekend.  I couldn't get warm most of Saturday and spent a lot of time under the covers in bed, with my feet under the biggest cat.  Sunday, I moved furniture around in the bedroom to clean and found many hair ties, hair clippies and a lot of earrings I've been missing.  And dust bunnies enough to take over the world!

But I have no choice but to own up to it and move on.  And I'm sure that the mild female issues I've been having hasn't helped any!

So here's my journal for last week.  I'm seeing the left side numbers coming up some, except for the bottom part of the list.  I'm been keeping up on laundry and dishes, but I haven't been shining the sink at night (I'm not nuts, look here!)  and for Taps, it should be 3/5 days since I don't even both trying on Friday & Saturday nights.

You can really tell the days I did the Walk At Home DVDs!  And wearing heels to the store registers steps more easily than when I wear tennis shoes!  Because Sunday I did some shopping at Hobby Lobby and was in there for a good hour and didn't clock many steps.
 My FitBit Progress report.  Love that 51 flights of stairs!
So tomorrow should be another DVD day, but last weekend was a big Ice Festival in town. so I'm going to take the dog and go walk around, looking at the ice sculptures and stuff.  It's only supposed to get up to 30* tomorrow so I'll be really bundled up and we probably won't be out there long so Jack doesn't get too cold.  But some fresh air & a happy dog make it worthwhile!  I can always do a shorter DVD when I get home.  I've been cold a lot lately, so they really help to warm me up!

So I better sign off so I can get ready for bed.  It's getting late - chao!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

No weigh in this week

I'm sure I could still get one in, but I'm curious to see how it goes after finally starting to purposely exercise.  Both Tuesday & tonight I did the Leslie Sansone Walk Slim 3 Fast Miles which equates to 45 minutes of a good cardio sweat, right in my living room! So I plan on doing it Saturday & again Monday.  

I was actually planning on going to the meeting on Wednesday until I saw a note that Miss Angela brought home about a Q&A meeting at the studio about Nationals in June - at the same time as the WW meeting is.  Oh man.  

2 years ago, every single dance they took to Regionals moved on to Nationals, so they're quite confident.  I'm kinda getting excited - more than a week in Charleston SC!  Too bad most of it will be in a convention center.  

Anyhoo, it looks like 2 weeks until I earn my massage!  I'm still having a hard time getting 5 fruits or veg in each day!  I usually have a Lean Cuisine or Smart One for lunch and I have a hard time believing those have a full serving of veggies.  
The eTools went nuts when it updated with all those FitPoints!  I saw the email where they're going to adjust how the site calculates FitPoints and such.
I'm going to start bumping up my goal # of steps in my journal.
I thought this was funny!  I checked my FitBit app Tuesday and saw this!  I showed Randy and started laughing and that sent it over 10K!
So I have those steaks in the oven right now and the house smells so good!  I could have taken them out and been happy 15 minutes ago, but Randy doesn't like his as rare as me.  Pansy!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Moving right along...and some deep thoughts.

Woohoo, down 2.4 lbs at weigh in on Tuesday! I also learned that if you wear your FitBit on the front of your bra, you shouldn't wear a purse across your body.  We went to see the Monster Trucks at Ford Field (home of the Detroit Lions).  We walked in from the parking lot, walked around the entire 2nd level concourse, then during intermission walked not quite a quarter way back around the concourse and back to get Miss Angela & temporarily adopted daughter Brittney pizza.  My Fitbit for the day registered 6121 steps.  I don't think so!  Maybe my purse stopped the bounce?  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  However on Monday I made up for it and finally broke 10,000 steps - WOOHOOO!! 

So here's my Dime hournal for last week.  I need to refine some of the items to be more specific.  Vitamins need to be am/pm and to Fly I need to have my sink shined and have done the daily routine.  
Here's my FitBit report.  I hate that it ends on Sunday when my WW week ends on Monday. 
This is the closest I've gotten to a progress report on the WW site.  So at least I know the FitPoints I record on my Work In Progress spreadsheet (on the tab above) match with something!
Gratuitous Cat Picture
So here's my thoughts. I just finished doing a 10 Day Blog Makeover Challenge. You probably don't see anything different, because I haven't done anything with it! It was interesting but it seemed to be geared more toward DIY / lists / motivational / selling product blogs than mine is. The Facebook page that goes along with it is quite interesting, too. It's called Blogging on Your Own Terms. Most everyone is really supportive and someone is bound to be able to answer any questions you may have. It's actually a good way to find other blogs in (or maybe not!) your niche to read. And you'll probably end up with few new followers, too!

Anyhoo, someone posted a question about having multiple blogs.  I personally have 3.  This one, then there's Tales from the Love Shaque, my personal one about life in general and last but not least is Maple Grove Cemetery about my Halloween display and cemetery explorations.  Someone commented on my answer that I could easily combine this blog with my general blog.  

Back in the day, I waffled a lot between separating or combining the 2.  In fact I meshed & unmeshed them several times.  But since the bug got put back in my ear, I've really been thinking about it.  Combining them back together, that is. 

If I end up doing this, which I am seriously considering - it wouldn't happen until after the April A-Z Challenge anyway.  And I have to research how to direct people from here to TFTLS.  Since I really only post here once or twice a week, it won't be much drama in regards to content.  It was mentioned that it would probably generate more traffic to my general blog and SEOs would like it better.  I'm really not in blogging for the traffic & hits.  I prefer quality over quantity anyway!

So that's the scoop.  Do you have any thoughts about one of my bits of Blogosphere merging with another?