Friday, August 29, 2014

Yeah, well ...

The egg fast apparently ended for me today -- at least temporarily. This afternoon John decided (after I had made it, of course) that he's not a fan of tuna so rather than waste it I ate it.... and tonight at work there are wings calling my name rather loudly. I weighed in Saturday at 207 and then this morning at 204.4 so even with the slip-ups (there may have been peanut butter cups involved) I'm calling it a good deal. I'll definitely be revisiting it ... I've been collecting recipes that are EF-friendly and maybe switching it up with those will make the temptation of everything else not so hard. People are so up-in-the-air as to how often to do them: only when significantly, stalled, every week, 5 on 14 off ... I guess I'll just wake up one morning and decide.

I've already had to tweak the Reading Plan again. Ann Charles' newest finally came out so I had to get it immediately and I'll have to read it as soon as I'm done with the book I'm currently about 60% through. Of course, then I'll be left with angst waiting for her to hurry up and finish another one ... but I'm okay with that. I've added at least a couple of dozen books to my phone over the past few days so it's not like I'll be lacking for reading material any time soon!

Oh, and I've got 19 minutes left for the 1500in31 Challenge. I think I'll be able to pull it off  ;)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

100 Minutes

It's officially August 27th and I officially have five days to go until all is said and done for the NoExcuses 1500in31 Challenge ... and only have 100 minutes left to knock out! I could have it knocked out in the next 24 hours. Or I could sleep. Well, I could kinda sleep. Napping with John home from school is more possible than it used to be but still not great by any stretch of the imagination. I'm in the process of doing a re-watch marathon of Haven on Netflix so maybe I'll knock out a couple more episodes of that on the bike. I'm already signed up for the September challenge -- another 1500 minutes but only 30 days to do it in. John starts school on the 2nd which means life goes back to normal so I'm not at all worried about getting it done.

Friday, August 22, 2014

See ya later, BodyBugg .... or not.

I just cancelled my BodyMedia subscription. Again. And, I think, for the final time.

I've already decided that I'm going to put at least part of the $7 a month towards a subscription for Acorn since I geek out so much over what they offer to stream. Like the original Poldark series. And all of Murdoch Mysteries. And Poirot. And Monty Python. And Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. And .... ooooh I'm NEVER going to run out of things to watch!

What I have NOT decided, though, is what to do with the Bugg. (It is a Bugg but acts/works/responds like a BodyMedia Link.) Sell it? Give it? Let it collect dust in a drawer somewhere? Eh. I'll figure it out later. Right now I have a date with a bodice-ripper from the 1970's ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What to do, what to do ....

The hardest part about not smoking right now? Figuring out what to do with myself. I'm at work (of course) and right about now I would normally be taking a leisurely break outside and there's no real reason to go outside. I really wish I had free reign over the fitness center in the middle of the night when everyone's asleep and there's nothing going on. But I don't .... so it's watching tv on my ipad and playing stupid games on Facebook and obsessing over low-carb food porn. Yeah yeah yeah .... I'll probably be going back to LCHF although not immediately because that whole money issue is still an issue. In a couple of weeks, though, I should be able to do some good stocking up on stuff. I hope. In so many ways it would be so easy to just keep on keeping on with 99 cents boxes of pasta and 89 cent jars of spaghetti sauce .... but the pasta doesn't satisfy me hardly at all and I end up eating waaaaaay too much of it and then feeling like butt. John doesn't even really like pasta much so it'll no hardship for him if I stop buying it. Blah. I really kinda want to go hunt down one of the guys in one of the smoking rooms and ask to bum a fag. (He's Scottish so he'll understand.) But I won't. Maybe if I go back to reading it'll take my mind off things. I'm just over half-way through Joe Hill's Horns and I'm absolutely loving it! When I'm done with it I think I'll have to get my hands on some of his other things. Eventually. And I'll definitely be seeing the movie after it comes out this Halloween. Of course, the movie trailer is how I found out about the book ... and I found about the movie because it stars Daniel Radcliffe (you know -- Harry Potter?) and Juno Temple (who, for me, will always be Celia from St Trinian's).
But it's hard for me to read at work when I'm already tired because it tends to make me more tired ... and now that I'm thinking about St. Trinian's maybe I'll just watch that instead. At least the first one.
Maybe the second, too, if everyone stays asleep and behaving themselves long enough!
Or maybe I'll just stay distracted by YouTube trailers .... 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two more weeks!

In two weeks from right now it'll be officially September 2nd. The NoExcuses1500 Challenge will be done. John will be tucked in and sound asleep and resting up for his first day of third grade. THIRD GRADE!!!!! I've actually requested that Monday night off so I'll be well rested to see him off, too ... and be able to take the extra bit of time to throw together a lunch if he wants. My lunch-making mojo is currently non-existent so I'm hoping to relocate it by then! I also have somewhere around 550 minutes still to do (I think) for the NoExcuses Challenge. So in two more weeks I have to find the lunch mojo, squeeze out 500+ minutes of exercise, sleep when I can find time, and avoid killing off anyone in a raging nic-fit. Oh yeah ... on top of everything else I promised John I wouldn't buy another pack. Of course, most people gain weight when they quit smoking and that scares the ever-living crap out of me.
Going to try and blog more over the next couple of weeks, too .... it may help keep me distracted at work when I would normally be going out for a smoke break ....

Monday, August 11, 2014

And so it goes ...

Last week continued in its craziness and the weekend wasn't much better ... and then the uterus struck with a vengeance last night. I still eeked out 30 minutes of activity today so I'm over half way for my 1500in31 goal ... but tomorrow I start the fun of going with no regular daytime nap because John will be home and there's no real hope of filling the time (at least for this week) with the pool because of that whole uterus thing. I could, of course, still take him and let him splash around but he won't go in without me so there's really no point in making the trip until everything is back to normal. At least it held off until Sunday night and not earlier in the day so we could have fun out at the beach with his grandfather followed by a short trek through the woods. Hopefully it was enough to tide him over a few days ... or maybe the weather will cooperate and we'll get slammed with rain so I can use that as an excuse. It actually IS supposed to be rainy much of the week but then when that's over it's also supposed to cool down quite a bit. Too cool for outdoor pools, at least. Of course, the weather here is so iffy that I don't even know why I bother looking at the 5-day forecasts. They rarely stick.

Anyway, it's about ten til midnight on Monday and I'm at work debating between chocolate peanut butter or cookies & cream for ice cream. Probably the chocolate peanut butter because, well, chocolate makes my uterus happy. Whatever I choose will officially be Tuesday food for tracking so I can work around it ... right?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Brought to you by the letters E, L & P

(for Emerson, Lake & Palmer of course!)
It's 4am and I've got three hours left to my 12 hour shift.
I want to go to bed.
And that little drink I had about an hour ago? That was just coffee .... and I desperately need more but I'm too tired to get up to get it!
The good part of the 12 hour shift, I suppose, is that I finished another book. I now only have one more to read in the Percy Jackson series (pre-Heroes of Olympus) and just realized that I'm going to need to get another copy of the last book since mine appears to be corrupted or something. I'll check the library for it if I ever have the energy or time to walk up that way again. Maybe I'll ask John to check it out from school for me once school starts back up.
At least I got decent exercise in for the day before getting the text to ask if I could come in early. AND thanks to it not being my normal routine that meant a different bus route and an extra half hour or so of walking time. Yippee. Of course, it also meant a great big lack of sleep.
I'm not expecting much in the way of activity out of my Wednesday. I'm okay with that.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

As it stands so far ...

Opted against the pic this morning. Was woken up far too early and have been too off and on cranky ever since to give much of a damn. The scale said 207 ... again ... and I took a whole bunch of measurements that I won't bore you with unless they change significantly.

For the challenge I've been getting some decent numbers already. I'm already at 134 minutes thanks to some pool time with John yesterday and some Wii Fit and pedaling today. I know some days will be far less than impressive so I'm soaking up as much as I can from the days when I actually have some oomph :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

A slight change of plans #NoExcuses1500 #1500in31

I know that I said that since today is the start of the No Excuses 1500in31 Challenge that I would do the whole scale/pic/measurement thing .... but I tend to do such things on Saturday I don't want to throw myself off too much. I'll start tracking the times today, but the nitty gritty will be done tomorrow. Of course, I'll post at some point to let you know where I'm starting at. The scale has been a yo-yo again so I'm not really looking forward to it. At all.