Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Caffeine - What is a Safe Amount of Caffeine

I think I'm hitting 2.5 to 3 times more than the "safe" limit proposed by this website.

Revision history of Hot Hot Heat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Revision history of Hot Hot Heat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's a big day - I made my first ever edit on a Wikipedia page. (That burned two or three calories, right?????)

169 Pounds

The scale this morning read 169 pounds. That's as much as I weighed in the second week of March, and a gain of ~4.5 pounds in the last month! I've really gotten away from a healthful diet in the past three weeks - time to recommit to more sane eating.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

There was a real, live oriole in my back yard today. (No, not Cal Ripkin!) Anyway, check out this bird! (Sorry for the webcam pic....)

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Friday, April 15, 2011

It hurts!

My biceps, my triceps and my abs hurt. Does that mean it's working?


P90X/2, Day 2

Day two was supposed to be plyometrics*, but with my knee still on the mend, I went to a "bonus" disk and did yoga instead. I made it 20 minutes through before I collapsed, so I guess that's not too bad. Point is, I feel better than I have in a long time. It's amazing how a little activity seems to give me a BURST of energy!



Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Ok, I finally *tried* to work out. I did the first section of the first P90X workout, and I did it all 'wimpy*-style.' I made it through about half before I felt an overwhelming desire to vomit. (Perhaps a dinner that had a large component of fried okra wasn't the best choice....)

Anyway, I lived through it, definitely felt some burn, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. The phrase "half measures availed us nothing" is one that I don't think applies to this. Besides, the way I see it, the 1st 90 days are more about getting me to a place where I can do the real workout for the 2nd 90 days!





I've not posted in a week because I've not DONE anything in a week. The biggest workout I've had was "raking leaves," and that barely counts. :P


Thursday, April 7, 2011


This morning as I dressed, I discovered that the shirt I intended to wear didn't smell very fresh. I grabbed a shirt out of my closet that I'd ironed last autumn but couldn't wear because it showed off my moobs (aka man-boobs). However, when I put it on today, it fit, and that was a very good thing! (See the pic below - sorry for the weird colors. *shrug*)

On the other hand, I've still not started working out. I know that the sooner I start, the sooner I'll start to feel better. :P


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Satan Inspired Me to Eat Chips and Candy

Weigh-in this week: 166.6 pounds. It's funny - I can feel that in my clothes. Things like this are reminders of why I choose to stick to a diet, and the 'consequences' when I don't.

Also, I've ordered the P90X program, but I've not even opened the box. Someone called me out on that, and he also pointed out that, y'know, I'm using this blog as a source of motivation. So, I'm getting honest with my blog - I've still not opened the box.

Lastly, some people think I'm being too hard on myself on here. I don't think that's the case necessarily. I know I've posted some negative comments about myself, but I think they're more objective than emotive. My mental state is actually ok right now; I won't claim that mood disorders aren't something I deal with, but I feel stable and secure overall.



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thinking of My Mother

Yesterday, I taught my mother how to get to this blog. Today, I saw this post and it reminded me of her:

Love you, Mom!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's SO nice outside, and I want to go for a jog. Too bad my knee isn't up for it yet. Hopefully it'll be ready in two or three more weeks like the doc said. *sigh*

Friday, April 1, 2011

73-Year-Old Woman With a 20-Year-Old Body | The Stir

73-Year-Old Woman With a 20-Year-Old Body | The Stir

Just a reminder that it's never too late in life to work out. However, I'd rather get in shape now and stay that way instead of just starting it 30 years from now!