Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Heel pain anyone?

Uhg, looking for some advice.

For about the last week my heels (especially my right one) have been KILLING me.  They've hurt off and on for who knows how many years, but this last week.. blah.  It's a miracle I went to Zumba on Sunday (this is why I need a gym buddy, if someone is waiting for me to be there, I'm there).  I couldn't do the jumpy bits of Zumba because when I tried STABBY pain in my heels.  And walking is ow.  Mucho Ow-o.  

I do have very flat feet, and don't wear orthotics (not even cheapies), and I'm sure this is the number one thing that will help.  I've also seen that ice could help.  And rest, which isn't an option. A) I HAVE to walk from the light rail station to work, about 1/2 a mile and B) If I use this as an excuse not to go to the gym, it'll be another 3 months before I go back. I know me.

So, any suggestions for heel pain?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My weekend!

My weekend has been awesomely fun.  Which so far has translated into awesomely bad in regards to food choices.   But I suppose I was never made to be perfect all the time, so It's all good. I had fun :D

Saturday was my friends annual seafood festival.  There was smoked fish, beer, wine, cheese, home-grown veggies, boiled shrimp, corn, potatoes and lobster!
Actual Picture from Saturday.

First today, I went to my first Zumba class.  I showed of my Jewish White Girl Skillz.  aka. I can't dance to save my life.  But it's okay. I had fun, and know if I keep going, I'll eventually stop looking like someone is poking me with a sharp stick.  
After that the Hubby, a friend and I went driving to the top of Mt. Evens.  That up a 14,000 foot tall mountain.  It's also apparently the highest paved road in North America.  I didn't know that.  But it's gorgeous up there. I live in a beautiful state.  Too bad I spent half the drive looking out the side of the car that didn't look down.  So not good for my nerves.  

There's a ton more pictures, find me on facebook if you're interested.

But after mountain, we went to Idaho Springs, where we had dinner at Beau Jo's Pizza.  They're so yummy.  I didn't have pizza, but what I did have was basically all the toppings of a pizza thrown together in a skillet... And the salad bar.  And about half a beer.  AND after that we walked down the street to a home-made ice cream place.  I had a waffle cone with spearmint chocolate chip ice cream. SOOOOOOOOOOO good.  and Soooooooooooo bad. <3 

I know I'm going to be hating the scale in the morning.  But I had a good time doing it. So no regrets!



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back to Basics Weigh in!

And this one is worth reporting! huzzah!!

Last week was 243.6, this week 237.7! for a loss of 5.9?? dang.

I DO however think my scale needs new batteries or something.  It seems I can get two different weights depending on how i step on it.  I dunno. After this one, i stepped on and it said 238.1 .  But either way, new century, and back on track! huzzah!


Saturday, August 20, 2011


I need to add weights, just like this guy!  Only with more hair.. and cuter.. and .. yeah.

But weights, I need them!  I've done 4 days of cardio this week, with gym in the plan for after work today (and actually planning on Zumba with friends tomorrow!!).   But blah. I know HOW to use most of the fitness machines at the gym, I've had a trainer before, and I'm i'm fairly good with posture and breathing and all that. My problem is know what weight to start with, and putting together a plan (upper body, lower body, mix, etc). So I'm thinking i might need to beg/borrow/steal some $$ to get a few sessions of training, at least to get a starting point.  Anywhoozle, that's it for now. Wanted to share my 4 days in a row, with the potential for 6!

<3, Sam

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's CrAzY man!

It’s Friday so that means here in Draz Land it’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy!

We answer just a few questions to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break!

Copy to your own blog if you wish and ENJOY!

1. How much makeup do you wear daily, how long does it take you and are you loyal to certain brands?

Until, pretty much this week, NONE.  I'd put some on for special occasions, but that's it.  This week has been mascara.  I guess at 31 it's time I learn how this works..

2. Repeat question: I’m going to pick a person not knowing your relationship with them (or even if there is one) and you try to describe this person in 5 words/short sentences.

Your oldest paternal aunt
Chesty (I get the chesticles from that side)Secretly Snarky (again, so me)Nice
Hard working


3. Tell me about your first real kiss and how old you were.

I was 14.  and I was sneaky! I had been told no dating until I was 16 (which totally would have been my JR. year of high school!!), but this guy asked me to the movies.  My mom was out of town (like in Germany) so I asked my step-dad and he let me go!  After that there's no turning back.  As a kiss.. it was a bit sloppy, but I think it may have been both of our firsts. 
4. If I gave you $1000.00 and told you that you had to give it to a charity – which charity would you choose and why?

I'd probably pick the Human Society and/or Dumb Friends League.  I guess I'm one of those horrible people (I've heard it!) that pick animals over humans.   It's not that I don't care about the people, it's just that I DO care about the animals.. if that makes any sense what-so-ever.
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

Blog land: I've been slacking.  I'm trying to keep up with everybody, and generally doing fairly well, but work is a bit busier this week.  Yes, I use work time as blogger time :)  But never fear, I may not be commenting as much, but I'm reading!

Real life:  I feel like I'm back on track band-wise.  I've gone exercising 3 days so far this week, with 2-3 more planned. I've also been (mostly) good with my food, and even when I'm making not so stellar food choices, the amount isn't too bad.   IF things keep going the way they have been, sunday's weigh in will be awesome! 

But now working is picking up again, so ttfn!!

<3 Sam

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Might this be...

A post workout glow? For three days in a row? 
Heck yeah!

In other news, today ... was... blah at work.  It was BUSY .. mostly due to stupidity on the part of the shift prior to mine.   But there was only two of us there today. Usually there's at least 3.  So basically I didn't get to eat at all until 12:30..

but now the hubby is hungry, time to go make feesh.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OMG what have I done??

Oh right, I went to the gym!  YAY gym  points! and I should get bonus points.  It's that time of the month, and lord knows I don't like to do ANYTHING during this time of the month, much less go to the gym.  But I did.  huzzah!   Now to make this a trend :D  I did 32 minutes on the elliptical machine, for a (supposed) total of 320 calories burned.  Not too shabby and a good place to start!

I am also please to report that the tiny 24hr fitness nearest me had enough machines that I could get an elliptical, and didn't have to wait.  They didn't, however, have the spiffy machines with televisions built in, that could sync with my ipod and track my workout with NIKE+.  Maybe the 2nd closest gym will. I'll probably try that one in the next day or two.

But I just wanted to check and and let you all know that I gymed! And it was good!


Back and better than ever!

Yup, I'm back, with an improved attitude!

Maybe it was the pre-TOM thing going on (now the full fledged thing is here..blah)

Maybe it was just me.. have an down day. It happens.   But after some retail therapy (I love you Coach outlet store!) and a trip to our new IKEA   (holy carp that store is huge!! 90 minutes of walking and that was zipping through the last half) but I feel better now!

Sunday's weigh in was basically the same. 243.6 (although liar scale said 242.? just a little bit later) and I'm okay with that.  Even though I wasn't going down, I wasn't really going up either.  it's a half victory!

I actually remembered to bring my gym bag today, so I'm going to hit up the 24hr fitness after work (and see how full this one is) and then more unpacking.  

And my co-workers continue to amuse me.  One of them (the only guy) just started the HCG diet.  Last week he lost 5lbs, so good for him?  I personally think the diet is crap (after reading many things, including the pills he's taking probably carry little to none of the hormone in question)  but good for him loosing weight.  Although he's already talking about the binge he's going to have in 6 weeks when he's done.. Seems to me that defeats the purpose.

Anyhows, just wanted to let you know that my attitude is in a much better place than last week, and I love you all!


Friday, August 12, 2011


This is me. I need a push.  I am so stalled/dissapointed/frustrated right now.  And the crappy thing is, as much as I don't want it to, the push I need, the encouragement, the movement, it all has to come from me (not that I don't love and appreciate you all).

How is it that I KNOW these things, but it seems to do me no good?  This last week or two (in which i have been conspicuously absent, commenting, but not blogging) .. have been blah.  Bad food choices. Too much food. "Measuring? what's that?"  Yesterday for example. I wasn't really hungry all day (dunno why) .. but ended up eating a whole bacon cheeseburger (no bun) for dinner.  I could have probably gotten away with nussing.. or at the least just a quarter of it. But Head said "that looks good, you must eat it!" so I did.

My head is evil.  I get bored, I want to eat.  So I do.  It took me 3 days after saying I would to actually unpack my gym bag.  And the next day I forget to put it in my car.  My weight hasn't gone up.. but it hasn't really gone down either.  This just discourages me, which sends me into my cycle of "nothings working, why bother trying" ..  I KNOW this.. but somehow am not got at stopping this cycle once it starts.

I just need to do it.  It being exercise.  IT being measure my food, and stop after a cup (I'm pretty sure I won't be hungry after that).  IT being drink water at home.  IT being stop making excuses.. Sure I left my gym bag at home, but it's all of 8 minutes from my house to the gym, no reason I couldn't have gotten my stuff and then gone.   Sure I ate crap yesterday (and too much of it) but that doesn't mean I should eat crap today.

Each day is a new day and the only person who chooses what kind of day it will be is me.  Time for me to grow a pair and make it what I want it to be.  (Although if I could borrow a few of Draz's skittles and rainbows that'd be awesome!)


Sunday, August 7, 2011

and the results are....

dun dun duuunnnnn

better than I expected, not as good as I hoped.  I think I'm back down to where I was 2 weeks ago (and have been hovering all week).  thank you stuck/pb episode?  time for work.. blech.


Saturday, August 6, 2011



So today was craptastic in terms of food.   Breakfast was a starbucks strawberry smoothie.  I'm okay with that. It's sorta been my go-to breakfast lately.  It's 280 cal and 15g protein.  Not the best, but better than other choices, and it usually keeps me full till lunch.
But then!!! I had a greek yogurt for a snack.  And for lunch I had some sushi (Philadelphia rolls) AND some popcorn chicken from the grocery store...  I was (obviously) way full after that.. but ordered dinner around 6 anyways.  Hubby is out with friends, so I figured I'd try one of the chinese places around, I have to find a new one now.  So I order.. and wait 2 hours, which actually was kind of good.  That meant I was hungry by the time food got here.  So I take a bite of my crab-meat cheese wonton/crab rangoon (I figured they're crunchy, I'd be fine) .. and OMG STUCK.  like OW.  And .. PB.  it happened.  sliming.. burping, and a little bit coming up.  I'm soooo glad I was home alone.  Otherwise Hubby would so be all "I told you not to eat that!" *sigh*  Good thing I ordered some soup too, since that's all I ended up eating.

I think that was my bands way of saying "hey dipshit, you ate enough at lunch to feed yourself for 2 days, you don't need dinner!"

Blah.  So I'm predicting another not so steller weigh in tomorrow, but such is life.
Time to go beat some sense into my head.  It needs to learn to listen to my stomach more in regards to hungry vs. not hungry.


Friday, August 5, 2011

By popular demand..

Dress pics.  Please excuse the mess.  My room is in a state of explosion mostly due to unpacking.
Also keep in mind the current dress pics are lacking the spanks, tights, shoes and belt from the prior picture.  Let me know, I'm not sure I can tell a difference.

And then I need to figure out a quick way to make to drastically different sized pictures into one same sized picture so i can do side by side.

Also, work is being EVIL today.  People have brought in donuts, bagels, and CAKE.  and when I said maybe to cake, they went and brought me a piece! It's still sitting on my desk un-eaten.  but UGH.  EVIL.  :)

<3, Sam

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I hate when my head and real life don't match

So I was going through my Sister-in-law's facebook looking at their wedding photos.  They got married this past December.  I came across this picture with me in it ... and I don't remember looking THAT fat.  *sigh* ..

Of course now I want to run downstairs, put on that dress, and see how it/I look now.. Maybe tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Survey Time!

Time to share!

1. What is your occupation right now ?
Fingerprint Identification Technician for the Denver PD.   Sounds way cooler and more exciting than it actually is
2.What color are your socks right now?
White.  boring. I'm a big fan of fun sucks.. but they're not very "professional". :P
3. What are you listening to right now? 
the typing of hardworking people.. or me blogging.

4. What was the last thing that you ate? 
Honestly? *sigh*  I had the last bit of M&M's from going to see a movie on Sunday.


5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Yup. I learned on one, currently drive one, and actually prefer it

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? 
My mommy.

7. Do you like the person you stole this blog from? 
Yup.  Although with the number of people who have done this, I"m not sure I stole it from any one person
8. How old are you today? 

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?

10. What is your favorite drink?
Iced Tea (un-sweetened) with lemon. 
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? 
All the time.  I actually need to now, lots of grey showing (thanks mom and dad for that)

12. Favorite food? 

13. What is the last movie you watched?

In the theater was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2.
At home it was Hot Tub Time Machine

14. Favorite day of the year? 
hmmm..  Any day not at work.

15. How do you vent anger?
I'll usually either vent to my Hubby (who tells me he's tired of hearing about the stupid i put up with at work) or vent to my Mom.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?

17. What is your favorite season? 
Probably either Fall or spring. Mostly for the lack of snow on the roads and lack of 90+ degree weather (so I guess spring is out, Fall wins!)

18. Cherries or Blueberries? 

19. Do you want your friends to blog this survey? 
Go right ahead! it's fun

20. Where is you favorite place to escape?My new big ol' bath tub and a book
21. Favorite Tv Show?
currently watching Glee.  Love it way more than I thought I would. But my favorite right now is Castle! Love me some Nathan Fillion! 
22. Living arrangements?
Just bought our house a couple of weeks ago! Me, my hubby and three kitties

23. When was the last time you cried? 
A couple of days ago.  Fighty time with the hubby and I was frustrated.  All is well now.

24. What is on the floor of your closet? 
Shoes! and cat fur.

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
Probably my friend Allison.  She's far away now, and we don't talk that much, but when we do it's the same.

26. What did you do last night? 
honestly >.>  skinny dipped in the hot tub   

27. What are you most afraid of?
 financial disaster I think.

28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? 
mmm cheeseburger.  Sounds so yummy

29. Favorite dog breed?
I really want a Corgi!

30. Favorite day of the week? 
Sunday/monday. My weekend!

31. How many states have you lived in? 
Technically two.  I was born in Missouri, but moved to Colorado when I was 9 months old. 

32. Diamonds or pearls? 
Diamonds! Chics dig Sparklies!

33. What is your favorite flower?

hmm.  I've never really thought about it much. 

Tuesday is my Monday :(

Nobody knows where my Sunday has gone
Monday left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine

It's my Monday, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if your weekend left you!

Yeah, it's my Monday :P  .. but all weekends must come to an end.    All things considered it was a good weekend though.

That was my Sunday morning weigh in.  Up about a pound from last weeks.  However by this morning, I was down to 242.8. so we're moving the right way again.  huzzah!  hmm..  and that's about all i have so far.  It's now time to spend the next several hours catching up with you all.  I can't wait till I have internet at home again (tomorrow!!)