Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vacation Destination!!!! 243

I am super-d - duper excited about my up coming sojourns! First up is Biloxi Mississippi to visit Sarah and her husband! We're going to tote around New Orleans for a couple of days and just have an outright blast the rest of the time (maybe I'll even be smart to quit when I win money at the "cashino" this time). This trip is just 3 weeks away-- and I couldn't be more excited!

Second on my list of trips this year is my trip to visit one of my best friend's Amber! I'm going to be meeting up with her around memrial day in her home town SAN FRANCISCO and then we're going to head down to San Diego where her aunt has a condo in Corinado! I'm sooo excited! I think we're going to attempt to swim with the dolphins while there-- and bike a lot-- hit up the beach.. and who knows what else! Does anyone have any suggestions for either location?!?!?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Yummy in my Tummy --243

Introducing my new obsession--- Organic low fat strawberry yogurt-- with fresh frozen fruit (still slightly frozen-- including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries) and topped off with a tiny bit of "Just Bunches" cereal...

I've been eating this for breakfast the past week-- if you'll also noticed I've dropped a lot of weight in the last week-- I'm not sure if this is related to being sick (since I wasn't working out) or... by adding something like this which is only about 200 calories for breakfast-- ASIDE from being extra yummy it's super healthy and filling!

After spending 4 bucks a pack on fresh raspberries and blackberries I decided to give the frozen fruit a try-- and to be perfectly honest I get a huge back for 3.25 and the berries all actually have a lot more flavor to them than the fresh fruit (the frozen fruit is pure frozen-- no sugar added). This turned out to be a much cheaper and better tasting alternative. The yogurt runs about $3.00 (comes in a 4 cup tub)-- so the whole meal ends up being super economical when you consider I get about 6 - 8 meals out of the yogurt and fruit!

Friday, March 13, 2009

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A Quickie--- 246.5

I'm just starting to feel better -- I had to take 2 days off of work this week due to my congestion situation. Unfortunately this has meant no gym time! But I do plan on starting back up (hopefully tomorrow) I'm really excited about the row machine and can't wait to get back on it! -- on a more positive note I've still be able to drop a couple LBs this week! :o)

Monday, March 9, 2009

*Sniffle Sniffle* 248

I had a really hard time sleeping last night and I couldn't figure out why.. until my alarm went off and I sat up in bed and realized I couldn't breathe out of my nose-- outstanding-- I also started coughing--- so it looks like overnight I either caught a cold or a sinus infection-- either way not a great way to start the week! I called off work today (and will probably have to cancel my dentist appointment for Thursday).

Bummer for being sick AGAIN. :o(

Sunday, March 8, 2009

We Were Boxing... 248

I absolutely hate daylight savings-- I don't care if I'm "gaining" or "losing" an hour-- it's always annoying.

I've been working out on the elliptical lately and pairing that with the row machine. Yesterday I did 35 minutes on the elliptical and 8 minutes on the row machine. The row machine is TOUGH-- I really tried to tighten my stomach this time and really focus on dropping my back as far back as it would go when I would pull back to row. Since I can't seem to get my abs sore (I don't know why) this actually did the trick-- only slightly though-- so I'm going to really hit the row machine hard tomorrow-- maybe work myself up to 10 minutes.

In other gym news-- if you remember my mixed review on the "Tread Climber". Well all the machines are gone at the gym. Apparently the gym wasn't very pleased with them. They have now been replaced with "stair climbers" where it's actually a revolving escalator that you climb.. interesting concept but kinda lame if you ask me.

In the poetic lyrics department-- today's winner is Jack's Mannequin "Dark Blue"
We were boxing, we were boxing the stars-- we were boxing-- you were swinging for Mars

I don't know why but I just love those lyrics.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Moving Down the Scale -248.5

YAY! I'm excited to have moved down! I've officially dropped a notch on the dreaded "doctor's scale". All I can say is I really needed this after yesterday! This is a great achievement and can't wait for the day when I get to move that notch down once more!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Three Strikes I'm out 250.5

My day started out well-- I actually had a semi- decent day @ work. I got home ready to work out--and I decided to check my myspace and facebook.

I saw a posting from my texas guy's sister. She had posted a bunch of pictures from Valentine's Day (which happens to be her Birthday-- and the day after happens to be her anniversary) As I was looking through the 50 or so photos there were a bunch of "Mr. I just want to be single" and a girl.

Wow! Why am I so easily replaced? Both my ex-fiance and this other guy started dating within a month of breaking up with me. Both now involved in relationships. This is doing wonders for my self-esteem.

So after feeling like I wanted to ball my eyes out I sucked it up and said "I'm going to work this off at the gym" -- so as I go swipe my card at the gym they let me know that my membership "expired" on 02/28. Joy. They said I could work out tonight but after this I need to renew. Now I have to figure out if I want to renew @ 55.00/ month or try out the 24 hour fitness (for I'm not sure how much/ month). Decisions! Can't I just work out!?!?!

I've been frustrated in general with my lack of progress on the scale since Valentines Day (Ironic I know). I'm having a hard time figuring out where my compass is trying to point. I don't know what to do about my job, my living situation, dating situation-- my WORK OUT situation. AHHHHH!

I hit the elliptical for 35 minutes-- then tried something new-- the row machine (which made it difficult to walk -- my toes kept wanting to point downward for the first few steps off the machine) -- I think I'm going to feel the row machine tomorrow (even though I just tried it for 5 minutes).