I’m going to start today’s post off with the most awkward and embarrassing video you will probably ever see, but I wanted to say thanks, and I wanted to make it personal. The video itself is pretty quick and I hope you can all see it and hear it and whatnot- I tested it on several different browsers and it appears to be working. However, due to WordPress’ lack of a native video embedded, I can’t guarantee it will actually work. I tried a few plug ins that were supposed to embed the video from my uploads folder but they don’t seem to be reliable. Its one of the few things WordPress really fails on, but its potentially a big fail.I wanted to avoid uploading to YouTube but ended up having to do it anyway. Maybe I’ll do videos at the end of the month to review my goals and progress. We’ll see. I still find this to be very awkward.
Apparently when it rains, it pours. Monday we got the estimate for Lucy’s $1000.00 tumor removal, followed by the news that the tumor is benign on Tuesday. Wednesday I found out I apparently owe DMV a bounced check fee… Read on.
On 9/27, I paid my car registration online. Two days later my bank told me they cancelled the payment. I then spent the next week trying to pay it for real, and no one would take my money. On Wednesday I went to AAA and they said nothing they can do because its been paid. Um no, it really hasn’t. Then I went to DMV, and waited for 45 freaking minutes for them to tell me that I need to pay it today, then wait to get a declined payment letter from Sacramento, bring that letter in, show them the receipt I got Wednesday, and pay the $30 bounced check fee. Only then will my registration be considered paid. And no one can tell me if I will get that letter next week or six months from now. Ugh. Now I have to try and come up with an extra $30 when I don’t even think anyone is going to get Christmas this year.And I didn’t even actually write a damned check!
Good evening friends! Today was day one of week two of C25K. I had breakfast, and made my way to the gym, checked in, and then realized I did not have the week 2 podcast on my little Sansa Clip+. Luckily I had reviewed the next few weeks last night, so I was able to get through it without guidance. A five minute warm-up walk, followed by 6 sets of 90 seconds jogging and 2 minutes of walking, and a 5 minute cool-down walk at the end. It was challenging in a few spots (as in the middle), but overall it wasn’t bad. I think I only caught myself hanging onto the treadmill for about 2 of the 9 minutes of jogging, which is pretty good considering I am still kind of convinced I’m going to fall off the treadmill. Thursday will be a little easier, and Saturday I will try bumping my speed up a tiny bit again. I’d like to be going 5 mph by the time I’m halfway through this if possible. Will I ever get to the 6.2 mph the program is based on at the end? I doubt it. And I’ve never even been a sprinter in anything. I’m slow, and most of the time I’m steady. 5 mph will make me pretty happy!
I’m pretty sure I am going to have a terrible weigh-in tomorrow. I’ll definitely show a gain from last week. As it is, since last Sunday, my lowest weight has been 1.5 pounds higher than the last official weigh in. I had today all planned out. Breakfast, a possible lunch, and dinner. Then Mattie says “Hey! Let’s get Wienerschnitzel for breakfast!” I say “No thanks, I’ll eat something here.” Then he makes me feel like I’m the asshole because I don’t want to eat it with him. Apparently its time to discuss the only eating out once a week thing again. I can’t eat whatever I want whenever I want like he can but he doesn’t seem to get it. Then at the end of the day, after Mattie and Sean spend all day drinking, they decide “Let’s order pizza!” I kind of want to shoot him now because if my day wasn’t fucked already, it was for sure after that.
So, a horrible day of eating, and just bad choices all around no matter how I look at it. I don’t even want to post my food for the day, because quite honestly, I’m mortified by what I put into my mouth today. But this blog is about being accountable, so I will.
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My sixteenth mini-goal. Lose 70 pounds
Pounds Lost : 67.2 lbs
Inches Lost : 22"+
BMI Change : -10.2 pts
BF% Lost : 8.1%
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