Tuesday, February 26, 2013


It's been a while. This past month if I haven't been actively working on something I've been almost completely shut down. Every time I start scrabbling up the side of the mountain of things I have to do,  it feels like an avalanche buries me again. It is overwhelming and, at times, disheartening.

Right now I'm going to go see if I can climb at least as high as getting the kitchen clean...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

sugar is my downfall

I'm still struggling with too much sugar in my life. 
Yesterday I had a couple of small candies. 
Saturday's food:
cornflakes, skim milk, 50% sugar o.j.
oatmeal, skim milk
one bean/beef chalupa, one beef puffy taco, chips, one beer.
one mint candy
one tootsie pop without the tootsie roll.

I know it seems like not too much, but I would like to add more vegies and less breads.
sugars:  milk  sugars, bread starch, sugar from oj and candies, sugars in cornflakes.

Friday, February 8, 2013

counting calories

well, I decided to count my calories and fat intake for the day:
milk   80/0
corn flakes 100/0
oj 50/0
splenda 0/0

coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2  20/0
breat & butter:  bread homemade (unknown) butter 100/11

1 small piece pizza from EZ's (unknow)
oj  50/0
chocolate piece 30/3

activia  110/2
chips  140/6

Chicken 160/8
dressing 110/1
cauliflower  ?/11
strawberries ?
with coolwhip 20/1

1/4 small bag popcorn from Target (unknown)

Well, I did pretty well until I was tempted by the popcorn.  Too much salt, but I only ate about a quarter of the bag.
Total: at least 970 calories and 43 g of fat.

Monday, February 4, 2013

February Check-in

January went fairly well. I'm building a habit of going to the gym twice a week, I've found a machine that I really like using, and watching Netflix really does make it feel faster than 30 minutes. So far I've lost about 3 pounds according to the scale, but I think I've also been building muscle.

I finally finished a long outstanding spinning project, 2 ounces of carbonized bamboo is now 336 yards of heavy lace weight yarn.

I found a fantastic deal on a new (to me) wheel this past Saturday, so I purchased a Lendrum with awesome accessories, and so far it's been a wonderful spinning wheel. Most importantly it does not hurt my back the way the Joy did during long spinning sessions.

I am still tired from this past Saturday, which was the annual Newport spin-in. The weather was perfection, the company was excellent, the bargain on my wheel was epic. But it was a whole day of being around lots of people and being engaged and social, which is really quite draining for me. Yesterday was a wash for me as it was mostly spent on recuperation, today might require a bit of white tea to get me going. I've got lots to do for work and school, and I'm determined this week to not fall behind on things.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

good information

I discovered that I am eligible for the Silver Sneakers program thru my insurance.  I get to join a fitness club for free and use their facilities as much as I want.  No more xmases, summers, spring breaks where I don't have a place to exercise.  hurray for me!!
I did miss aerobics Thursday (I did go to yoga) as my knee was acting up and I didn't want to make it worse.  I guess I did a little too much stretching on Wednesday.  When I was going down the stairs Thru. morning, I felt a pain a weakness.  It seems to be better today.
Yesterday Rodney came and he and his helper painted the stairwell.  It looks great.  By the time they left, I was very tired from being on my feet from 7:30 to 2:30.
Today I cook slow cooker meatballs and marinara.  Hope it turns out good.