Tuesday, April 30, 2013

the end

Upcoming events:
May 1: final measurements and weigh in and cheat day
May 10: trip to dorney park to see step son's band play
May 11: dedication ceremony (work function)
May 12: mothers day (plans keep changing around, maybe lunch at grandmas?)
Scheduled workout (april 29): 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout:: 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out. 

motivation percentage: 100%   just one more workout until the end of aprils challenge.  i changed weigh in day to tomorrow, i mean i was 204.0 this morning. i started the challenge at 211.8.  so tomorrow ill get the number and then take measurements and post them.
 tonights workout. walking the treadmill for 500 calories. 
all day yesterday and this morning im walking around talking about what i want to eat. one minute i want chicken parm, the next minute i want philly nachos from PJ's (honestly i cannot spell the name of the places they come from, it is a constant joke between me and my friends, ill text them with i want to go to carabas, then the reply will be like yeah i love cararrrrraabas.  so it goes on. pj's is pjs welinhans, which my auto correction said wellingtons, and i left it that way, cause that is funny). i also want red robin, and DQ (i have a coupon buy one blizzard get one free-of course the second one would go to my husband).
the husband said whatever i want, he is playing nice, cause he really wants to see iron man 3 at midnight on thursday (technically friday) which i happen to like the iron man movies and im a night owl.  it just sucks friday at work to be so tired all day long. (i have told him to pick up tickets after work, we have invited my gay husband to come along too)
so yeah cheat day will only last one day.  then its back to normal, i still havent written up a calender for next month, here is a pic of my calender for this month (thanks google calenders for the print out)
oh awesome you cannot even read it. :)  like the magnet? I used to work there at the call center (and got yelled at for peoples heaters dying-i quit that job so fast-nice people that work there, just a horrible position to be put in with customers).
i think tonight ill take inventory of my massive exercise DVD collection.  i really like turbo jam and i have a collection of their stuff from years ago.  but i dont know how many calories they burn.  plus i have my gym membership to use.  phase 1.0 was very 30 day shred heavy (along with dance central and walk it out). 
i know i will get nasty notes for saying this, but i dont think i actually ever want to run.  there is just no appeal for me.  i think as long as im able to get my heart rate up there that im good.  maybe one day that will change.
also i have to figure out when my next endo appointment is.  i want to say may 31st but that is a friday and i try not to schedule things on friday (that means missing work) since i do payroll every week. i think they print out my next appointment time at the bottom of my receipt. 
bonus kreacher pic.  he was extreme cuddling me this morning.  when i took my shower he was extreme playing with his big sister pepper.  :)
so hopefully tomorrow's post will have phase 1.2 plan of attack.  i can tell you this much, 1400 calories per day.  the working out will be 500 calories each time, just might very from my current schedule a bit.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in
May 4: lunch at grandmom's for mother days
May 10: trip to dorney park to see step son's band play
May 11: dedication ceremony (work function)

scheduled workout (april 26): off
Scheduled workout (april 27): 30 day shred level 2, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout:: 30 day shred level 2, dance central 3 and walk it out. 

i did change the battery before this one.  and you know what, it works just fine.
Scheduled workout (april 28): 1.75 miles on treadmill.
actual workout: 1.75 miles treadmill followed by ellipical machine.  i just wasnt feeling it. but it was completed.

motivation percentage: 100%   two days left of my april challenge, i see no issues with completing it.  :)  i need to write up my workouts for may. 
i leave you with these

Kreacher (yes named after the house elf from Harry Potter), see how pretty his fur is?  he is called a russian blue, but his mom is black and white.  no clue what his dad is (adopted him from my sister in law's co worker who took in the stray mommy, who gave birth to three boys).  Kreacher is fixed (he thinks his mating skills-aka mounting-are for kicking peppers butt).

Lillwee-(lilly-Lillwee comes from the way that henry the bird says her name).  im meant to be an evil villian, since i love cats so much.  (these are two of my cats, both were on the couch last night when i snapped pics).  lilly gets jealous of kreachers cuddles and growls. 

Friday, April 26, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 25): 30 day shred level 1, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout:: 30 day shred level 1, dance central 3 and walk it out
I think i cannot wait anymore to change out the battery, last night when i hit the button to stop my time the entire screen dimmed down and then came back up. 

motivation percentage: 100%  
tonight i think we are going to go to King of Prussia to look at a store called Athleta (i think).  it is a workout clothes store.  my work gets catalogs for it all of the time (it is for my other bossman who has two young girls).  so im hoping they have stuff in my size and not just size 2.  the king of prussia mall is really large, i think it is the largest mall on the east coast.  i dont like going there by myself cause im afraid ill never find my car and i dont know the difference between the malls (there is one called the court and one called the plaza). 
i am so happy today is friday. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 24): 15 min walk at the gym
actual workout:: i did the walking at the gym for 30 minutes. then i moved to another machine.  i wanted to use the rower but there was a dude on a bike next to it (They only have 2 rowers) and i didnt feel like sitting so close to someone.  so i did the ellipitcal type machine.  once again i should ask what these things are called. 
(notice peppers foot?  the white thing at the bottom of my pic.  she loves to step on my feet and pretend like she is going to beat it up, that was what she was doing here).

still havent switched out my watch battery.  like i said yesterday im afraid it wont work right afterwards. 
oh so a weird working out side effect: anytime i stretch it is more awesome than it used to be.  its like my muscles are tighter and making the stretch feel awesome.  (like when you stand up from sitting down for a while). 
motivation percentage: 100%   i feel like i can finish this out.  6 days left in april.
i have a bonus pic for you guys: i love my pets.  so here are two of my favorite grey boys
yes two cockatiels in two cages.  henry (my original birdy that i adopted at 6ish months old-2007) is to the left, then Charlie (he will tell you his name is Charlie Bird) is to the right.  charlie was my aunts that passed away a few years ago, my cousin sold her house and was going to put him at the SPCA.  so i said no.  and i took him.  those are both boys, therefore not allowed to be caged together. maybe one day ill give charlie to someone else.  but for now him and henry get to sit on the kitchen table (ok so birds arent supposed to be in the kitchen, but my kitchen is HUGE)  i need to get a table to put charlie on in the livingroom (and put henry back where he belongs). 
ive been brain washing charlie with a learn to whistle CD i have.  henry already knows the songs.  so i put it on repeat while im at work, ive been doing it every other day. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

less than a week

Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 22): off
actual workout: none
Scheduled workout (april 23) 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout: 30 day shred level 3 and dance central 3.  i didnt do walk it out cause i was finishing up the story line on the easy mode.  like i said before the story line is rather silly.  but it is done. you can see i went over by a few calories (13). 

I have the battery to swtich out on my watch but im afraid to do so.  every other time my watch has never worked right after a battery change.  im hoping i can get through to the end of april without changing them any body have an advice for this? 
so as of today it is one week until the end of phase 1.0.  :)  i need to come up with a challenge for phase 1.2 though. ill probably keep up with what ive been doing.
motivation percentage: 100%  

Monday, April 22, 2013

feeling skinny

Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 21): 30 day shred level 2, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout: 30 day shred level 2 and mowing the lawn (heck i have to do it might as well count the calories for it) since it was the first time since what september or oct since i had cut the lawn, i had to do the "im picking up sticks" chore beforehand.  in past years i was able to recruit the stepson to help out-but by the time i figured out that i should mow the front yard, he was already on his way back to his mom's house.  (by the way id pay the step son by getting him whatever candy bar he wanted-good thing he is a skinny kid)  normally it would be probably 500 cals to do the entire front and side yard, but right now i have no grass on my side yard, and new this year the fenced in area (formally known as the pool area) the grass is just sprouting there. no where near time to mow it.  oh i have a back back yard, which ive never mowed.  the grass back there doesnt seem to actually get tall.  its weird.  the last 50 cals of my workout was me throwing rocks over my fence from the "top soil"  it was freaking full of rocks.  not great topsoil if you ask me.

my heart rate monitor is telling me that my battery is low.  in the past ive changed them and never really had luck with it working right afterwards (funny thing is that i can change the straps battery with no issues).  i got this watch at xmas time 2011.  so its not brand new.  actually the price of these has gone down like crazy.  i purchased this one for 100 on sale.  in the past they were more like 150.  so ill have to get a new battery and try it out. 

oh the title of my entry. for some reason today im feeling skinny.  it is a good feeling.  :) 

motivation percentage: 100% 9 days left of april.  i am thinking of calling this 2013 phase 1. then continuing on with may for 2013 phase 1.2.  yep nerd stuff.  each phase will last 2 months. 
today is a scheduled rest day. :)  im planning on making some recipe i found on kraftfoods.com (awesome site by the way, but you have to realize it is put out by kraft so they want you to use their products, and no its not a dieting or counting calories site-so you need to make it less fat and more calorie aware).  i cannot remember what they call it.  but its chicken, broccoli, pasta, chicken broth, um...cream cheese and mozzeralla cheese.  maybe chicken pasta bake?  i want to make it for lunches for work.  i am so sick and tired of lean cuisines and smartones.  i cannot even eat their meals that have meat in it (such bad quality). so this is probably way cheaper anyway.  i measure everything out before hand and split equally.  plus since i made it-there are no perservatives in it.  :)  the hardest part of the entire recipe is the browning of the chicken (the other day my brother told me he doesnt know how to cook chicken, so i told him he had to brown it, but really what you are doing is turning it from pink to white). 

anyway i leave you with this
my husband is playing the 3DS and being forced into cuddles with kreacher. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 19): 30 day shred level 1, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout: 30 day shred level 1, dance central 3 and walk it out. 

this was yesterday right after work.  i don't recall anything going wrong or off.  other than i didnt want to work out (but that is every time).
today (April 20): scheduled workout: 15 min walk at the gym.
i did 1 mile walk at a good pace (slower than i expected, i just cannot walk at 4.0 the entire time).  then i did the rower and ellipitcal until i hit 500
im afraid to wear my headphones on the rower (i think i will slice them?) so i didnt have them on.  i was listening to a couple in their late 40's talking to a guy about the boston bomber thing that happened last night (they caught the 2nd guy).  im sad to say that i dont care what the guy did, he doesnt deserve to be blown up (like the one guy suggested).  a human life is valuable no matter who that person is.  this guy has family and people that love him.  yes he did a super terrible thing. plus he is 19 years old.  too young to die.  i havent heard any updates since "they got him" last night.  i guess i could check the internet
(got to love the simpsons random quotes). 

motivation percentage: 90% im still a little bit tired from my migraine that i had almost a week ago. 
i purchased the original dance central game from kmart thursday night.  i thought it was a bargin at 14.97 (on clearance) but it rang up at 9.97  even better!!!  it still costs xbox points to transfer the songs over but now i have all three dance tracks to choose from.  :)  im still working on the story part of the game. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

working out

Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 17): 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out
actual workout: 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out. 

(can you see miss pepper in the pic?  she was petting my hand while i was snapping a pic). 
i feel like i should have a ticker for how many minutes i worked out for the month of april and how many calories ive burned.  hmm, maybe ill do that later today.

motivation percentage: 100% today is a scheduled day off, i have a big goal of scrubbing the fridge!!! (i know that is CRAZY, actually i saw that something has spilled down the back of it-gross, i will clean that tonight).
i had a comment left about not being able to find the 30 day shred, i want to say it is an older jillian michaels DVD.  i got mine from kmart for 6.99 a few years ago.  i have another jillian michaels DVD
called Extreme shed and shred, i cannot even get through it.  it is a ton of jumping and leaping.  besides the fact that i dont want to kill my knees i dont think my floor boards of my old house can handle me jumping around so much.  so my suggestion is to be careful with her stuff. 
i find the 30 day shred not to be TOO difficult but challenging enough to actually get you some results (as in muscle tone you can see).   i use 6 lb weights.
i probably burn somewhere between 200 and 260 calories per each session, i burn the most with level 1 (seems the jumping jacks make my heart rate sky rocket and you do them several times).  OH i just remembered i heard you can get level 1 on youtube for free. 
last night i got two achievements with my dance central 3. both happened during the macerna story part.  so i forgot to look them up.  for some reason that song reminds me of a summer when i was  a kid, a summer where my brother was "away" (he was sent upstate) and it was just me and my youngest brother (and my dad of course) and it was an easy summer.  i guess all of my childhood issues with anxiety were due to my brother that was sent away. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

night owl

Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 16): None
actual workout: 30 day shred level 2, dance central 3 (technically i have dance central 2 on there too-all of my songs are imported over, currently im playing the story line, which is a little on the silly side) and walk it out.  this was to make up for missing sundays workout due to the migraine. 

by the way my heart rate drops down to 101 when im playing walk it out  its not really a heart pumper. which is probably why whenver i am at home working out it takes over an hour (i switch over when im at 400 cals burned).  when im at the gym it takes less than an hour.
and my worries about my head hurting during the 30 day shred, eh, it wasnt too bad. 
so i hate being touched when im working out (my husband came home and was pretending to dance with me, which im like MOVE you are messing up my score) but really i just dont want to be touched when im sweaty.  am i weird?
motivation percentage: 80%  -i will stick with that number for now.
tonight: workout will be 30 day shred, level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out. im not really sure i want to do the weight lifting back to back like that.  tomorrow is my next scheduled day off (i took a print out of a google calender and just wrote down exercises on it, giving myself two days off a week).  i think origianlly whe i did the 30 day shred i did them back to back every day, but that lead to some serious muscle pain. but this is only one day.  and honestly i think level 3 is the easiest of all of them (seirously let me know, i like level 2 the best, level one drives me nuts). 
entry title: so im a night owl, i get so much high energy at night time. but i try to work it out of my system.  cause i work at 8am.  i am not a morning person and its not something i do for attention.  i dont like to be talked to, i dont like the tv or radio on, im just miserable.  i have such a bad morning personality that i have named it connie years ago.  oh and i talk in my sleep. so i blame connie there too. 
yesterday after dinner (i was having a hungry type of day yesterday) i checked my tv shows on the listings (new girl and the mindy project-love them both) they were both on reruns so i was like YEP, im going to bed.  my husband thought i was joking.  but i really went to bed.  it was roughly 8:45pm. 
i woke up this morning at 7 (eh 6:50?? my upstairs has a different time zone, the clock says 7:30 when it beeps at me, but it is fast, cause i leave at 7:40 real time and i have to take the dog out and pack lunch and take a shower and get dressed-not in that order, i choose not to do the math, cause you know what, ill start sleeping in more and more and more)
i should note that im extremely tired right now thanks to the migraine i had sunday.  it takes a good week for me to lose all of the bad side effects.  so right now it is my closer vision is not as good as it was pre migraine, and super tiredness.  i was reading that sometimes cheese can give you migraines.  i did have a 7 pepper sirloin salad at longhorn saturday night, that had blue cheese dressing (so yummy).  but ive eaten that a billion times and never had anything bad happen from it. 
oh thanks to everyone that has left comments wishing me luck with the job offer/interview. i appreciate it.  :) 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

migraine sunday!!! (written on tuesday)

Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 14): walking on the treadmill for 500 calories
actual workout: NONE.  got struck down with a migraine.  dont worry, i am going to workout on my next scheduled day off (which is today Tuesday) to make up for it.  
i ended up doing the workout from Sunday last night.  i am feeling better.  but not 100%
actual workout April 15, 2013: walking on the treadmill until i hit 500 calories. 

motivation percentage: 80%  over halfway there.  !!! im a bit worried about which level shred i am doing tonight , any time i bend over my head feels like it will explode. 
tonight: workout will be 30 day shred, level 2 or 3? i forget right now. dance central 3 and walk it out. 
special topic: i had that job interview yesterday.  it was one odd meeting.  my scheduled time was 4:30, i got there more like 4:15pm.  i was out the door by 5pm.  The HR guy was out of the office (not a scheduled day off) and i was only able to meet with one guy.  I think at lunch i will send the HR guy an email letting him know that i hope everything is ok and that if he wants me to come in and meet up with him I can do that.  i guess i should know if i got the job by the end of the week. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 15, 4:30 pm: job interview
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 13): 30 day shred level 1, dance central 3 and walk it out

YAY it posted my pic again. 

actual:  the workout was done before lunch this morning.  yesterday was an off day by the way.  oh i wanted to show you guys something. i have a nike fuelband, this is what it looks like:
the button makes it do this
that is my nike fuel total by the way. it also tells me cals (not sure what this is exactly cause right now it says 455), steps (3249) and and time 4:45pm.  so im sure i could do a screen capture and post it somehow, but i just took a pic of my screen
so that is my dashboard.  it says today you are on your way to a 7 day streak. my goal each day is 2000 nike fuel points.  which for is super hard most days, because my job is a sitting on my butt all day sort of job.  so im happy that im on a 7 day streak, you dont start one until you meet your goal for three days.  (im watching roseanne on tv right now, can you see her on the screen?) i could write an entire review on the nike fuelband, before this i had a fitbit (actually 3 of them, the first one stopped charging the company sent me a new one, the third one was the one that counted floors too, but i lost the fitbit itself-i found it recently but opted not to wear it anymore, plus i sent my charger to a friend and then i moved the one from my laptop and i dont know where i put it, but i really havent searched for it)
last night my husband and i went to the mall to look for a new shirt for my interview on monday.  i left him at the comic book store and walked the entire mall (each department store) and found nothing. everything is either too low cut or lacks sleeves, i think sleeves are important for a job interview.  we ended up going to kohls after the mall (same shopping center) and i found a shirt that will do. 

motivation percentage: 95% 
tonight im really craving red meat for dinner.  i think we are going to go out to longhorn with my step son, bonus, we got coupons in the mail (i love saving money).

Friday, April 12, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 15, 4:30 pm: job interview
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 11): 30 day shred level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out

dude what the heck photobucket-2nd day in a row i cannot post my watch pic. 
1 hour 25 mins and 39 seconds
500 calories

actual:  extremely cramp and just low energy, did the workout and it took forever. 
today im feeling a tad bit better (less cramps or at least the advil is helping).  i believe tonight is an off night from working out. 
right now im debating on what to have for lunch (since i did not bring anything).

motivation percentage: 80% i just keep thinking how im almost halfway through this month. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 15, 4:30 pm: job interview
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 10): 1.5 mile walk at the gym

weird i keep getting an error message when i try to post my watch pic: here it is in my type
56 mins 11 seconds
501 cals
actual:  went to the gym very late (8:30pm) and dreaded every second of my walking.  i finished up the 1.5 miles and didnt even look to see how long it took.  i went and did the rowing machine (kind of half assed too) for 1000 meters (probably like 6 or 7 minutes) the rower i like said low battery and wouldnt let me switch the screen away from it-so this was an unknown machine.  then i did the one machine i call the bouncy machine (technical terms for the win).  and left. 
normally i have the bad luck of getting into my car and driving to the gym to have it start downpouring right before i get out of my car, but last night i had great timing. it started raining after i got home, i had just let the puppy out and was talking to rob and i hear the huge rain drops hit my dirt (which should be my side yard). 
the puppy came running inside like OMG i got wet (she hates getting wet). 

motivation percentage: 80% im keeping it the same as yesterday. caue really, i feel about the same.  except today was the start of my period (guess what not pregnant).   lets keep the sweet cravings to a minimum.  also i need to not stress out about the up coming job interview.  this will be my test (when i get slightly stressed i eat, when i get really stressed i stop eating).  and yes i have a job interview on monday. they wanted to meet tomorrow at lunch time but I can't risk messing up payroll for anything. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Upcoming events:
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 9-Friday): jillian michael's 30 day shred level 2, dance central 3 and walk it out.

see a kreacher leg in this pic? 

actual:  jillian michael's 30 day shred level 2, except in the warm up workout i felt a twinge in my knee.  i decided to do very low level cardio (no jumping).  i had a ton of knee issues as a kid by the way, not so much as an adult.  then i did the story of dance central 3 (ive just been doing random playlists on fitness).  since it is a lot of actual story it took forever.  and im stuck in the 70's looking for one last dance craze move (did i ever tell you that i get annoyed with backstory?  im a huge fan of world of warcraft but i could care less about setting up reasons to fight.  plus dance centrals back story is about a guy who wants to take away dancing?  yeah, whatever).  i do think the bad guy in dance central 3 looks a bit like a cat though. i also did a few mintues of walk it out.  the trainer said i missed 3 days.  pfft.  
so as you can see it took a long time to complete yesterday.  oh well it happens right.  im still feeling on and off nauseous (it shouldnt be a surprise to find out that ive been trying for years to get pregnant) but ive dealt with so many negative tests that i hate testing anymore. I am trying to ignore this and not get my hopes up that this is the month it finally worked. 

yesterday was a very warm day out.  i was outside for about 40 minutes watering my "seed" which hopefully will be my lawn, it was a little too hot for april though (i think it was 84 when i left work at 4pm). 
i opened up the windows on the ground floor of my house, the second i open windows it aggros cats.  speaking of cats, lilly caught me a sweet bird and left me the entire thing (normally i get feet and a head-i think she wants me to tell her good job)  lilly is my only cat that goes outside anymore (we live in a residential neighborhood, my childhood cats didnt even have a litter box in the spring/summer and fall-i live in the house i grew up in)

while eating dinner i look over to castle buttlick (you will recognize it)
RUINED.  i put it on facebook with the caption "kreachered"

but lilly didnt care. it is still a box, therefore cats love it.  and i throw cat nip on that all of the time. i think it can be just put back together. 
motivation percentage: 80% im somewhat sore today (shoulders). tonight i am supposed to go to the gym and walk 1.5 miles.  easy enough.  we are supposed to have another 80 degree day today.  then back to the 60's for the rest of the week.  i think this temp jump was a bit too much. i like to have jacket weather first. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

weekend recap

Upcoming events:
April 7: my 33rd birthday-TODAY
April 8: a day off of work to celebrate my birthday
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 5-Friday): jillian michael's 30 day shred, dance central 3 and walk it out.

actual: friday was very tough, i no longer was nauseous but i was having what i call the Oh Gads issue for the ENTIRE day.  i dont think i have ever pooped so much in one day, my butt hole actually hurt.  I still went to work (most days i am in the office entirely alone, which was probably the only reason i stayed, plus i do payroll and that is done on Fridays).  sorry for the TMI.  i ended up just taking pepto bismal at 10pm hoping that it would stop the issue, which either it did or i ran out of stuff to get rid of.

Saturday (April 6): scheduled day off, CHECK!!!  we did go to the king of prussia mall to the northface store and got me a rain coat from them.  we also ate dinner there, i love how you can get most nutrition info from the internet anymore.  

Sunday: (april 7, also known as my b day).  on today's schedule was 30 day shred level 1, and dance central 3.  my husband was nice enough to download dance central 2 and then import it over to dance central 3.  anyway my workout is split because he ran out and got me a bagel with cream cheese and i wanted to eat it while it was still warm.  so the first watch reading was from the 30 day shred

oh i never realized it said this on my b day.  by the way i never adjusted the time, so it was really 9:21 am when i started.  (i dont use the watch as anything other than a heart rate monitor, i am just happy it has the right date).
after the first part of the workout.  my husband came home when i was in the cardio portion of the 3rd set. which means you are almost done.
the second part happened closer to noon.  that was because we had to download dance central 2, then transfer it over, then he also download gandam style (yes i love that song).  i just did random songs.

im off tomorrow, both from work and from working out.  I just hope my bossman is not having a needy day and wont call me at all.  (he tends to call with random questions whenever i have a day off). 

motivation percentage: 100% for some reason today im feeling very empowered and able to do anything.  maybe its the number 33 that is my age now?  maybe it is the day off working out tomorrow? or the lack of counting calories today.  oh i think in my 33rd year i will schedule my 3rd eye doctor appointment (ever).  I went when i was 11, 22 and 33 is the next time right? i only went when i was 22 cause i scratched my eye and it wouldnt stop crying. actually this past year i had a major eye issue, well major to me, a broken blood vessel, i have pics of it somewhere but ill spare you the issue of having to look at it.  (if you beg i will post it).  sometimes it just happens. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 4th update

Upcoming events:
April 7: my 33rd birthday
April 8: a day off of work to celebrate my birthday
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 4): 15 minute walk at 4.0.  i already know this is impossible for me, so i just walk a mile as fast as i can.  yesterday was harder than normal due to my feeling barf-i-ness.  my husband said i should take off but i said no, unless im actively puking or bleeding to death i am going.  i left there with more sweat than usual.

I feel better today than i did yesterday.  which is good.  I think my scheduled day off is Saturday.  my schedule is at home and i never took a pic OR scanned it. which is a good idea.

motivation percentage: 25% feeling a bit more in control today.  which is good.  i wish i could be the person who enjoys working out, but i dont. i hate every second of it.  about 15 minutes after im done i feel wonderful (i wish this would show up faster). 

normally on friday's i would do a no count day, but today i am counting (the entire month of april i am counting-except i think i am not counting on my b day).  i was just looking up the calorie content of california tortilla.  what i normally eat is 600 cals (and i normally get chips with it too, i dont need the chips).  for my b day they put a free buritto on my card, but that is like 688 calories.  i didnt bring anything with me today, but i have a lean pocket in the fridge (does not sound appealing right now).  i also need to run out and grab envelops for payroll (ran out) so i could grab something in that shopping center, which there is a grocery store called Acme (are those everywhere?)
tonight im sure my workout is 30DS level 3, dance central 3 and walk it out. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

april showers?

Upcoming events:
April 7: my 33rd birthday
April 8: a day off of work to celebrate my birthday
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 3): 30 day shred, dance central 3 and walk it out until 500 calories are burned
actual workout: i did the 80's workout on dance central 3 first, since the sun going down messes up my scores.  I am still on the easiest setting and most songs im a 70 or above (the douge song? what? i dont think ill ever figure that one out.  i have two left feet but i find it fun).  then i did level 2 of jillians 30 day shred, i think level 2 is my fav-probably cause there are two less sets of jumping jacks (or three?).  then i did walk it out (a wii game where you walk to a beat).

if you look hard, you can see my toes, and you can see a white paw,  that is a pepper photo bomb!!! (i love my pets). 

motivation percentage: 1% im home from work today, i left at 10:15am cause i feel sick to my stomach.  this is not necessarily a bad thing, since my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant since we got married in oct of 2010.  i have some health issues (hashimoto's disease-aka hypothryoidism and PCOS-which ive been taking medicine to treat insulin resistance, which is supposed to help me get pregnant, ive been taking medicine since january) but i am not due for my period until april 13th and i have spent so much money on pregnancy tests that i wont even test until im 14 days past due.  i am probably just feeling sick for a random reason.

oh i should explain my april showers title.  i have grass seed on my "used to be pool" area and my side yard (where the machinery tore up the grass) and i am supposed to water it every day when i get home from work for two weeks.  so remember that little kids saying "april showers bring may flowers" it has been dry since they threw that grass seed down (oh and we had a windy day that took the straw away-im sure my neighbor loves me). and  the lazy person in me hates the spraying down the yard, then i dont know how much to actually water the lawn. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

april 2nd report

Upcoming events:
April 7: my 33rd birthday
April 8: a day off of work to celebrate my birthday
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

scheduled workout (april 2): 15 minutes on the treadmill walking at 4.0 mph.  followed by finishing up my 500 calories at the gym
actual workout: i ended up walking a mile as fast as i could. my heart rate monitor shows up on the machines next to me, which embarasses me (slightly).  normally i aim for a machine that has no one on either side, but last night they were busy.  so i had a young guy jogging next to me the entire time.  so i felt odd huffing and puffing and slowed down a bit.  i finsihed a mile in 18 minutes (3 mins slower than a 4.0 mph pace).  then i wanted to go and use the rower machine but there was a lady on it (she should really lay off the plastic surgery or the botox.  cause she was scary looking).  so i ended up going to one of the arc trainers (i have no clue what type it is. like a gazelle but gym quality) and turned on new girl and finished out my workout. the new girl episode is the one where nick and jess first kiss.  which when that originally aired i rewound it several times, cause it was that great. which might explain this:

i guess i lost track of the time?  LOL.  i guess that is a good thing too.  cause really im normally counting down the seconds until im done.  i ended up leaving at the last commercial break-i missed the kiss!!!  i still have it on my DVR.  500 is my goal.  normally when i see a number over 500 it is because i forgot to stop my watch, not this time.  
my calories for yesterday were at 1632, which i know isnt right.  i was eating my dinner last night (steak quesadillas with onions that my husband made) so as i was eating it, i thought i bit into fat, which turned my stomach and made me spit out my food (my dog was happy).  any time i bit into fat i have that reaction, it is like my throat closes up and wont let me swallow.  which is why i spend crazy amounts of time cutting fat off of meat before cooking it.  way to ruin my appetite.  i ended up feeding the remaining steak pieces to the dog.  good thing i was almost done my quesadilla when this happened.

motivation percentage: 25%  a bit better than yesterday (it was 2% yesterday).  i figure on if i just check boxes off my calender and focus on day to day, that id do better (than focusing on the big picture).
im debating on taking my b day off from counting calories.  rob said he wants to take me out to lunch and or dinner.   its only one day right?  we will see.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Challenge

Upcoming events:
April 7: my 33rd birthday
April 8: a day off of work to celebrate my birthday
April 30: final measurements and weigh in

So i started this April challenge yesterday, i have to workout according to the calender on my fridge and burn 500 calories each time.  my calorie goal is around 1400 a day (normally im around 1700). 
my workouts include either going to my gym or a bunch of videos and gaming systems.  last night workout was 30 day shred level 1, followed by dance central 3 (happened to be the 70's playlist), then walk it out until i reach 500 calories.

so i did take a photo of the dance central 3 screen, but you cant see it.  so ill post a pic of pepper instead
she has a paperbag handle around her neck, her and her best friend kreacher were playing, something spooked pepper (She is a very timid cat) and that is what i saw.  i took a pic and then removed it.  im not THAT mean.  i sent a pic text to my husband that said super peps? (kreacher did this when he was younger and it looked like a cape, he then was startled by it and it took forever to remove it-we called him super kreach). sometimes pepper helps out with my workouts, she likes to stand on the balance board.

FINISHED, it was about 6:45pm. yuck.
anyway this morning im tired and sore.  not a bad sore though.  just a OMG jillian!!! type of sore. i took measurements yesterday too.  i wont post those until the end.
tonight i have to go to the gym and do 15 minutes of a super fast walk on the treadmill.  i am hoping to keep it at 4.0 mph but if i need to i can lower it down to 3.7 mph (i can walk a full 30 minutes at 3.5 mph with no problem).  then i just need to round out my workout with whatever to finish my time.  lately ive been hanging on the rowing machine,  we will see how my shoulder feel and how busy the gym is.  i usually wait until 8pm to go to the gym just to avoid people.  my gym is open until 10pm.
so my backyard is done  ready for the beauty?

so you get my finger and a cat above it (that is lilly-yes im one of those crazy cat ladies, i have 3, only lilly goes outside, the other two can hang out inside with the dog).

same finger!!!  so now it is up to me to water the lawn or should i say seed?  LOL. 

so i wanted to put my faith in myself and tell you how i am going to finish the april challenge, right now im at about 2% that i will do it.  that will change as the day goes on.  last night it was tough when i couldnt have a snack after my dinner, cause i was out of calories.