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I can't tell if Kinsey is starved for attention or just wanting to stay up later.
I have been getting home late and I tell her to be ready for bed and have her school stuff for the morning all set and we can hang out until it's bedtime. I get home and she is on the computer usually, not in PJs, and is not ready for bed.
So when I do soemthing else for a while and then say it's bedtime, she gets upset that we didn't do anything together and she wants to stay up and watch a tv show with me. Either she really does miss me being home all the time or she just wants to stay up later.
I finally told her the other night that she had to get to bed. She gets up at 6am and if she is not in bed by 10pm doesn't get enough sleep. It kinda sucks being on such different schedules, but it will work out fine once summer gets here, she'll be able to stay up later and sleep in.
This week wasn't so busy. I dropped one of my classes, I just couldn't handle all the work, but it will help me get through these other classes. I was thinking of taking it over this summer, one class that I got part way through already may be doable over the summer.
We also have a cold starting in the house. We've been taking the Zicam but kinsey already has it pretty good and I am hoping it misses me.
Now let's see where I am at, weightwise.
So I have been thinking: I'd like to attend some local activities designed for fitness and/or weight loss. I think it would be a good idea for a few different reasons. For one I could use the help losing weight. For two I could meet others trying to get in shape. And three I couldget Kinsey involved in something more than sitting at the computer playing Minecraft (she draws a lot too but that's hardly being active either).
This next week I want to see what's going on around town, find out if there are any fun things to do that will help us be more active and be entertaining. I don't know what there will be with Winter keeping everything frozen still, but as it thaws there will be more outside activities; until then there are surely things to do inside where it's warm.
I really want to get in shape enough to biek to work, once it's nice enough. I am only a few minute drive away, if I cut through and hit the wrong way on a one way road I could be to work in 10 minutes on bike I bet.
Biking home in the dark isn't the best, and it means I may end up getting home even later than I do now, but it will be much better for me and soon it will at least be a little light out still when I leave work.
That's my week, that's my post. 2 days late but better late than never.
It's been really busy for me this week. Actualy, it has been really busy for weeks, since I started working again. It's hard to work and take classes and be a single dad. I may just take the summer off (from school).
I don't eat much, though what I have been eating isn't the best. I like having soup a few times a week, it's easy to make when I get up and it's filled with veggies. Durring the day I have a yogurt and usually a muffin from one of the vending machines at work. A few times I grab a bag of chips as well but that's not too often. Dinner is usually pizza, or leftovers. Some nights I just have a quick bite and fall asleep.
Last night I picked up some wine and had a few glasses when I got home. I had a fun night but I didn't like the way I felt this morning. Perhaps I drank too much, but I don't like feeling icky. I think I will just stay away from the alcohol for a while longer, the consequences outweigh the benefits.
I am starting to see things in a more positive light. I still have a ways to go, but seeing the scale actually go down makes me happy.
This week I am just going to stick with what I have been doing. I am eating less than I used to, and I am losing weight. When I go to the store I will buy something I don't usually eat, I need more variety in my meals, but it will be something healthy. And I have to stay away from the candy. I still have a sweet tooth and once I open a bag of something its hard to remember to put it down.
It's another busy week ahead, can't wait.
Another busy week done with.
I started my later shift at work, not sure how i like it. It's nice to be able to stay up later and sleep in a bit, though I still find myself getting tired and going to bed much earlier than I have to. Kinsey doesn't like it much either, she doesn't get to see me much before it's her bedtime, so I have been telling her if she is all ready for bed when I get home we can hang out and do whatever she wants.We will see if this works in the long run.
I am looking forward to this semester being done, it's too much for me with working full time and taking full time classes. I am glad that two of my classes don't require very much effort, and one of those is almost too easy. I think I will be taking the summer off, or just taking one class. It shouldn't be long before I have enough credits to graduate, that will be nice.
As far as my weight is concerned, it hasn't done too much. I am starting to feel much better, so I have that going for me. I am limiting what I eat from the vending machines at work (one soda pop a day and a yogurt if they have one, maybe a muffin for lunch), though I am still not bringing anything with to eat either. Going 9 hours without eating may not be the best idea, when I get home I want to eat eat eat. I have been eating before work though, a can of soup, a small pizza, or a yogurt and toast; I still am watching what I eat because the wrong food can give me quite the tummy ache and ruin my whole day.
Coming up this week I have some computer parts being delivered so I can put together a new PC for the front room. I am also picking some stuff locally but I can't start the build until I have everything. I am very much looking forward to it, it's been a while since I built a PC.
Because I am feeling better I have started missing the elevators and walking the stairs instead. I can get up the two flights to my apartment without much huffing and puffing, and that makes me feel very positive. With my busy schedule though, I am rarely doing anything active. I read my textbooks, I watch some TV, I sit at a desk all day at work; I get little to no exercise. Kinsey wants to go for walks but not until it warms up, and that may be a few weeks yet.
At least I am so busy I don't have time to eat much, either.
This week has been tough. My new job has me doing stuff I am not used to and not sure if I enjoy, I have been getting behind in my psych class and still don't have access to some online content I am missing out on, and I am still not able to eat very much and am very tired a lot because of it.
I think I need to spend a few days eating simple foods, easy to digest things, and I will be better; that seems to have done it in the past.
Yesterday found me at Kinsey's Destination Imagination competition, I did some walking around and had a good time, finally met the whole team and some of the other parents. Their team, Nice Guise, won first place! w00t! They are going on to the state tournament in April.
Now on to other things, like the scale.
Next week I start my new shift. I have to admit I am doing very well with not snaking at work, I am even eating yogurt for lunch along with a muffin on most days, and some OJ. I stay away from the meats and sandwiches and I seem to do okay.
I don't know how I went up 3lbs, but I see it as that +/- you get with the scale... there is no way I have gained weight with how little I ate. Maybe, only because of how little I have been active.
This week, even if I am tired and eating little, I will be more active. I am able to walk up and down staitrs again so I will get back to that, no elevators for me. And parking far from doors is something I can do again, and have to do with my new shift at work (there are no good spots by the time i get there).
I want to get to 380 in the next few weeks.
Short post this week, I have to get back to school work. Too much to do and too little time to do it.
I hurt my foot and have been walking around all week with a crutch. It is very tiresome, not to mention slow. Helps to not eat junkfood when it hurts me to walk in to the kitchen.
Looks like eating very little is finally affecting my weight.I am down 3lbs and still going. I may not have gotten on to the active train but I am eating much less than normal and I feel pretty good. Work and school is pretty stressful, though work sure does have a way of encouraging me to do better in school. I can see why employers have some of the rules they do, but that still doesn't mean people want to be treated like they are in kindergarden.
My goal is to stay under 390 and get down to 380 shortly. I feel better and if my foot allowed it I would be more active. I want to do more but I can't. Hopefully when I am walking normal again I will still feel the need to jump around a little more, I don't want to lose what little enthusiasm I have.
Okay, back to school work. I have a quiz to get done, and some discussions to post... and some reading to do. No papers this week though, whew.
I hate being sick.
Also, what's with some teachers wanting to be special and making their classes way different than every other one?
I missed a quiz in a class because the teacher opened it up from like Th 8am to Sat 8pm. All the other classes I have taken giveyou til sun 11:59pm because thats the end of the week, plus they are usually open Mond at midnight.
This is the same class that has all of the materials on a seperate website and the class D2L site links to it. It's not nearly as orginized as my other classes and it just makes it hard to keep up.
Being sick I have a hard time keeping up anyway.
venting done. Here's this weeks scale.
I have been sick most of the week. Last week it started pretty mild but by Thursday I was hacking and sniffling. I took Zicam and Nyquil through the weekend and feel like I am on the mend now.
With work, school and illness I have done very little this week and have very little to write.
Oh, it's been a year since I started this website. Yeah!
It has been a long year filled with horrible work environments, extreme laziness, lots of pizza, wonderful birthdays, sad funerals, icky sick days, fun filled "sick" days, the learnings, vehicles breaking down, and even a few pounds being lost. Lets see what the official one year weigh in is.
That's not a scale! That's a mouse that tried to attack me!
Funny story. I was on break at work and saw a black spot moving over the white snow. It stopped and burrowed itself into the snow so I walked up to it and felt around with my foot real nice like. Under the snow was a mouse, real cute like.
I was talking to Kinsey on my cell and tried to snap a pic but I couldn't until I hung up (what a stupid thing!) so as I got off the call and turned on the camera I got the little guy to pop up and run around a bit before digging a new hiding spot.
So I prod him with my shoe again, taking some shots, but not getting anything real good until he stops running around, looks at me, and starts jumping up and down growling at me while opening and closing his mouth!
This startled me but it was so cute, and I got the one pic of him. I tried to take some video but that's when he started coming at me. I don't want a mouse crawling up my pant leg and biting me, so I screamed like a little girl, laughed real loud and jumped back from the fierce creature.
He kept coming at me and I kept dancing around, laughing and hoping he didn't nip my leg, before he finally tired and ran off.
When I got inside it ended up I had an audience of my peers watching the event, though no one had time to get their cell phones out to record me. I do have a video of a dark blur on a white background with me in the background sounding like a crazy person.
I was at 427.4 on Feb 1st 2012, today I am at 393.8. That means I have lost 33.6 lbs in the last year.
That's not too bad. In fact that is about what I should lose in a year for it to be healthy and to have a better chance to keep it off. Of course I lost and gained a few times, and I have been within a few pounds of this weight a number of weeks, so I could have done it more healthily (if that's even a word!).
I have been doing good with the food, small but (semi) healthy breakfasts, little to no lunch, and a good dinner. I have had some soda pops at work, and a few snacks, but only because I was sick and not eating much (I needed something in my stomach and candy was not upsetting my tummy).
This week I will continue with good food. Pizza for dinner is okay if I don't eat a too much earlier in the day AND if I don't eat the whole thing myself. Water is good, can't get enough of it and it's better than pop or juice (I have no pop at home, only water: pop has only been drank at work). And I have no time to drink, with textbooks to read and work to get up for, I just can't drink or I will get behind or not want to get up for work (probably better if I don't drink anyway).
So that's my week. And my year.
I guess I had more to say this week than I though.
I started the week out well, getting up early and eating good foods, then we got sick and it all went to heck.
I didn't each much but I also laid around the house for half the week. I would have thought I would have lost weight but the scale shows I am up a couple pounds.
Tuesday I start the new job, and with it some new habits. I already listed them last week: having a good breakfast with fruits, a small lunch like a Lean Cuisine or a sandwich, and dinner. I am working very close to home so I hope to be able to bike (or even walk) once the weather gets nice. In order to do that I will need to do more than eat better.
I still am a little under the weather, and I don't feel like thinking up any kind of exercise routine that I can not follow, but later in the week I will decide what I want to do. The way to make it so I will follow and stick to it would be to start out small and work my way up. I also need some support, it's hard to do it on my own, so I will include Kinsey and we can help each other. She is by no means fat, but she spends too much time playing Minecraft lately and could use some real exercise.
I still like the idea of walking up and down the hallways in the building, go to one end, go downstairs, go to the other end, then back upstairs. It's probably half a mile to do a circle like that, and it's inside so it's warm.
And with that I am off to clean the place up, dishes to do and laundry to finish. Then it's bedtime, I need a good nights sleep so I can be well tomorrow. We are supposed to have company but not if we are still sick. Plus I really don't want to spend my first day at work sick either.
(Or how I don't know how to press the "publish" button.)
This week was very filling and I am glad it is over. Now there are no more Christmases or Birthdays or New Years, no big eating celebrations until Thanksgiving comes around again.
I ate well and I ate diversely. Fruits and veggies, though not exactly apleanty. I also ate some things that were no good, like Carbone's Pizza. It truly is the best pizza I have ever had, but it is so greasy and cheesy that I can't stomach it these days.
There was also a cream cheese Oreo cookie dessert made that is a favorite of mine as well, and I ate it up (at least I shared!).
It really is hard to do things different, like what you eat or what you do. I spend too much time sitting in my apartment and not enough time out. I think about getting out, even just walking around the building for some exercise, but it doesn't happen.
Is it me? Do I lack self control and disipline? I used to think I could do what ever I wanted but I seem to always go back to the same routine, one that I have been doing for years. I hope a change of scenery will help, my new job starts Tuesday.
This weeks picture was taken with a flash if you couldn't tell.
I seem to be stuck at this weight and I don't like it. I want to keep going down. I go up and down, fluxuating around the same ten pounds. So this week coming week I will start on the following weeks goals: get up and have a light breakfast with fruit, have a packable lunch (lean cuisine, sandwich, what ever I would bring to work) and then a normal dinner.
It's almost been a year and I am not much better off than this time last year, let's see if I can go out with a bang.