Today was a long day. I realized when I woke up this morning I was going to be looking at a bank overdraft thanks to a tiny error I made, so rushed of to Palmdale to pull money from that account and put it in to my account here. Then I called the pharmacy to find out of the error in my recent Rx I picked up was their fault or the doctor’s- It should have been written for Geodon 60mg capsules x 60, but instead what I got was Geodon 80mg x 30. They pulled up the original Rx and it was filled as the doctor wrote it. Monday I’ll have to go and get that taken care of. I was already not doing well on the lowered dose of 120mg a day, dropping down to 80mg a day is not going to be good.
After that I grabbed a bite to eat, and went to the gym.I did 20 minutes on the bike and 35 minutes on the treadmill. I was already kind of tired, so I pretty much did only as much as I needed to meet my 150 APs in a month goal and then headed for home. Mattie got home about five minutes after I did, and asked me to help him unload his Jeep of tools. I got everything except the floor jack out and took it to the garage. His bags are really heavy.
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She used to be so tiny! Now she's 70 pounds of crazy!
Some of you know I have a soft spot for Angel Dogs. They allowed us to be responsible and get Sashi spayed when she was a puppy, and we were able to get it down for free thanks to other groups giving me vouchers to cover the cost. Right now Angel Dogs needs something from us.
Angel Dogs Foundation is a non-profit group that travels around Southern California in a large truck (think big rig here), which houses their mobile spay and neuter services. They are doing the area a great service, offering low-cost spay and neuter to those who otherwise may not be able to afford it. They accept vouchers from several other groups to help defray the costs to the pet owners. Unfortunately, their truck blew its engine, and without their truck, they can’t do what they do best. That puts them completely out of commission. They have been told it will cost $18K to get them back in action again. They have spayed and neutered 15,000 pets over the last 3 years. We need to them to spay and neuter 15,000 more! Please click the link and donate if you can. If you can’t, please share with your friends, especially those in Southern California. http://tinyurl.com/ADFdonate All they need is 1800 people to give $10. This is a great group doing an amazing thing. They are protecting the lives of so many pets who would otherwise end up in shelters, on the streets, or otherwise dead. Help them get back on the road again.
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I’ve been thinking about how I’ve been going about the calorie counting, deciding limits, and exercise. I’ve also been doing some poking around the internet. The following link is just a page that happens to spell the figures out; most of the calculators give this same answer while doing the math for you. When losing weight, you need to eat less calories then you are using. That part is easy to understand. Here’s where my thinking comes into play.
This “calculator” gives you a number of calories you need to maintain your weight at a given activity level. In my case, 1829 was the number given for me to just lay around in bed all day and do nothing. Activity levels are figured in next. I used the numbers for moderately active to get 2835 calories needed to support and maintain at that exertion level. You can see how the activity levels are defined on that link as well.
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One of my goals for this year is to sew 8 new projects. I have tons of fabric (my stash is embarrassingly large for someone who really only sews in small spurts here and there) and I have more patterns than any person who doesn’t sew much has a right to. But I’ve put off sewing new clothes for myself for a while now because quite simply, I hate grading up the patterns to fit me because I let myself get so big. At the start of this week, my measurement s put me in the range for a size 22. When I reach the measurements for a size 20, I’m going to sew myself something. Maybe just a shirt, but something. That’s 2 more inches off of my bust, and 2.5 inches off of my waist. Its probably also about 2 inches off of my hips, but I never bother with that measurement because that one stays pretty much in line with the others, and most of the patterns I sew have full skirts, so the hip measurement isn’t so important.
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