Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Las Vegas

Just returned - sick - from Las Vegas.  Blogging will resume shortly.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I want noodles and tortillas and salad with blue cheese and cranberries.  Looking at Pintrest isn't helping.  But my goals are.  I want to have a 750 calorie deficit every day to lose a pound and a half a week.  Today I have a deficit of 560 calories.  Not great, but good enough for today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: 223.8

Weight: 223.8
Loss from last week: +.2
Total weight loss: 1.6

It's been a long week and weekend.  I'm happy to be home and with my dogs.  Went for a walk this evening with my wife and it was lovely.  Now to cleaning the messy house!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Same-sex marriage

On Wednesday I had a live interview on TV talking about Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.  VERY EXCITING!  You can see the clip here: http://www.kcra.com/video/31043628/detail.html

Others celebrated it in a different way.  My friend took this picture from the Castro, and it made me cry.  But I cry for almost all of humanity.  I think it's why I'm a religious person...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Snakes and Ladders

As Lee said over at Fitville, the 30 Day Challenge is kind of like Snakes and Ladders, where a slip up will send you down to Day 1.  Well, I fell down a ladder and I'm now on Day 3 of exercising every day for 10 minutes.

I have never been able to maintain any health related practice for more than a week, much less a month.  This Challenge is a way to say I believe in myself.  My own abilities and willpower are enough to sustain me.

Day 3 is already completed.  I'm almost halfway to the end of the week.

It's amazing how hard it is to sustain something for myself sometimes...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saying you can do it

Saw this video numerous places.  Inspirational.  Sometimes all you need is believing you can do it.

Sore arms

My walk yesterday included a work out in the park.  I have very weak upper body strength, and I'd like to change that.  I did a few of the exercises that they have on some stations they have at the park, and I can't believe it - but I'm sore today!  Who knew a 5 minute work out would leave my shoulders and arms so sore?  I'm impressed!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Workout: At the office

The key to my 50 pound weight loss almost three years ago was a daily work out before work. I hurt my foot and had to stop, and once it was healed enough, it was hard to start again. I now work longer hours and going to the gym that early has not worked for me.

Thankfully I work in a laid back office and can walk to my appointments and during my lunch break. I try to walk an average of a mile a day - easy when I get to walk to appointments, hard when I skip my lunch. But walking doesn't burn the calories I need to lose weight.

Sure, I need to change my eating habits too, but those morning work outs were more than about burning calories. It was a time to myself that I used to think. Plus, those heart healthy work outs just made me feel good - strong, and ready to conquer the world.

So, a balance. I bought an elliptical cheap off craigslist and trying to balance walking with the elliptical - all the while still with a bum foot. Hopefully this will be the good balance I need. And even if it isn't, the walks I've been taking are beautiful. But goodness it's hot in Sacramento...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: 223.6

Weight: 223.6
Loss from last week: +.6
Total weight loss: 1.8

This was a crazy week, both weight wise and activity wise.  I'm excited for today to begin a new week with more adventures, and hopefully more successful weight loss.  In the meantime, I'm just exhausted.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

House guests

I have had the most wonderful time with an old friend and her boyfriend at our house the last few days.  Unfortunately, that's also related to the pound of macaroni and cheese I ate last night.  I'm glad today's a new day...

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I ate too much yesterday.  I was a little anxious about my Spanish presentation and our house guests.  But what I noticed last night was that my stomach hurt more than any negative self-talk.  I don't know why, but suddenly I feel really great about myself and in tune with how my body feels.

But I'm still feeling really lethargic.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Workout: Walk the dog

Today's the first day of the 30 Day Challenge to exercise every day.  And I felt lazy ALL DAY.  But my dog was bouncing off the walls, and sitting on my butt would be a pretty sour way to start a challenge.  She appreciated the walk, and so did I.  It's beautiful tonight in Sacramento!