Thursday, February 28, 2013

Catch up

Haven't posted in a few days. All is good though. I have been busy and having a great time. I feel like I have been seeing lots of friends lately and that been really great.

PT has been going well and I am hitting that point where I feel like I'm getting stronger, I'm able to do more, my exercises are more challenging and my knee (well just above it) has been hurting and I don't know if it's like I'm doing too much hurt or Don't worry you're retraining your whole leg and this shit was all out of whack and now you're doing it right hurt. So there is that.

This week I went to the gym Sunday, Monday and today. I won't be able to go tomorrow but I plan to go Saturday after I get out of training. I have been eating really well so I am optimistic to have that on my side. I think there are a few NYSC near where I will be so that I could go to the gym right away, shower then come home.

Tomorrow I start training for my new iJob! I'm really excited to start. I've got my close all laid out so I can head out bright and early.

Time for bed!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday 2.25

Lazy day today.  I'm really itching to start working.  Got in time at the gym today with all my PT exercises, time on the treadmill (backwards and forwards) and my crunches.  

Picked up some stuff at TJs today too.  Almond butter, slightly salted rice cakes, fruits, veggies and fish.  I'm getting the idea from Wheat Belly about how much gluten can affect you even if you don't have an intolerance or Celiac's.  I'm still not too far in so I'm not jumping to anything, just making some purchasing adjustments and trying new stuff.

PT in the morning tomorrow.  My calves are still freaking killing me from those new weight bearing exercises I'm doing, holy crap man.  

A gf of mine is coming over tomorrow and we are doing a belly cast for her, she's supper preggers and due in like another 2 months.  I have no doubt that we are going to have a blast and that this will turn into a fiasco because that's what happens when the two of us are together.  Hilarity ensues.  

In the evening I'm heading out to Queens for game night with friends.  I'll need to get my work out in though out the day, probably no cardio, just stretches, PT exercises and crunches.   


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday 2.22

Today (well, Friday really) I was a woman consumed. Consumed by a book I really didn't ever want to put down. The Fault in Our Stars by Joh Green. I know John Green from his work on Crash Course on YouTube. I had no idea he was also capable of writing that way. I don't even know how to explain in other then a roller coster always going up. I cried for hours. Quietly and to myself and sobbed outright. I laughed and smiled and fell on love. I haven't read a book like that in I cannot even tell you how long.

Today was a rough day for me other wise. I was busy, my food intake was horrible. I sort of skipped breakfast, ate way too much lunch, had a dessert I know I should have skipped and ate dinner even though I wasn't hungry.

PT broke up my day. PT is always a pleasure, though it can be hard and really hurt I really get to feel like I have accomplished something.

The rest of my day was spent either reading or thinking about reading The Fault in Our Stars.

I have a huge long day tomorrow and need to get to sleep like 4 hours ago.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weigh in

+0.8 lbs from last week
-46.5 total loss

Whoa. Totally spaced out on posting yesterday. No excuses for the gain. I worked out this week, could have done another day and its my TOM.

Yesterday Mo came to pick me up and bring me back to Jersey. She picked me up so I could get rid of all the clothes that had been piling up behind my bedroom door. Months of clothes that didn't fit. There were still tons in my closet and dresser too. I went through everything and got rid of so much. Now I own what feels like nothing. It's better that though then to hang on to so much that doesn't fit anymore. Today we're going to hit a charity shop and a consignment store in hopes of getting some new stuff. It's a much needed trip.

Hope your weekend was great. I promise not to space out on my weigh in day next week.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Busy Thursday

I packed a ton into one day today! First I hit the gym or my last day at Golds. I did a half an hour backwards on the treadmill and then did weight machines and strength training. I packed up and had coffee in Starbucks to have a call with a participant from my SELP. Hopped the train and took the long ride up to Inwood to visit my gf A who had a cracked ankle. We got in about one and a half Harry Potters before I needed to take off. Back down in midtown I had coffee with a friend that I worked with, what feels like a hundred years ago, on the South Street Seaport. I chatted with home and his lively gf for a while before N met up with us. They took off N grabbed some food and then we were off to NY Jedi. We took a class in stage combat with light saber. NY Jedi is an incredible group or really talented, dedicated and lovely people. N and I had so much fun I cannot even begin to explain. I am working on uploading the video and will share it ASAP.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 329 - Physical Therapy Day 2

     Started off another day with physical therapy.  Dr. Turk is happy with how well I'm doing.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weigh In

159.4 lbs
+1.2 lbs from last week
44.9 lbs total loss

Totally saw that coming. Didn't work out one lick. I still cannot believe how easily I put on weight. No wonder I got as big as I did.

I have a plan for this week, get back in the gym. I have 11 days left on my one month membership at Golds, I really need to make it count. I need to get these pounds down. For now with physical therapy I am only go backwards on the treadmill or elliptical to strengthen the opposing muscles.

My food intake needs an overhaul too. I have been super irresponsible eating this week. I haven't been over eating or even indulging, I've been under eating which can be even worse. When your body doesn't get the calories it needs it stores the ones it does get, as far as it's concerned you're starving. When things get wacky for me I don't eat, I spend more time focusing on other things. It's a super bad habit I've had since high school. For example, when I'm not working for a whole I stop eating a lot. All of a sudden it's like I think I could save money by eating less, as if any one would let me starve. I never said the shit that goes on in my head makes any sense. Though it was a pain and a lot of work, it worked really well when I had a calorie intake I was trying to hit.

Today I had a cool experience. I went to a warehouse sale for Lululemon. They have some pretty cool stuff but it is very out of my price range so I thought this sale would be a rare opportunity. Last minute I hopped in the car with a girlfriend of mine and we zoomed off to Nassau Coliseum to the sale. We were inside for about an hour and both got some cute stuff. I got two pairs of shorts and a light jacket, I'll post pics tonight or tomorrow. Very cool.

Currently N and I are on the train heading to a Super Bowl party at our friends place in Astoria [Queens.] I don't usually do Super Bowl parties as I don't watch, follow or care for football. But these are good friends so the cause for the party is irrelevant. I packed a ton of clementines and 2 veggie burgers so I don't go too crazy on snacks.

That's all for now. Hope you are all having a great weekend!


Friday, February 1, 2013