March 26, 2009
Posted by courtneyryan369 under goals
, Weight Wars
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***Today’s post is cross posted wtih my other blog***
So I got on the scale last night. That was a mistake. Granted, I haven’t been to the gym in like 8 weeks for various reasons – maybe longer…but the number was not acceptable – whatsoever.
Not happy about it. I can still wear my clothes, but I hate that its so high. I know it’s not healthy so I have to fix this.
First order of business – get back on task with the food intake. I can do this, I’ve done it before!
Second order of business – get back to the gym. This is going to be harder considering I’m fricken exhausted all the time, but I’m going to try like hell.
My first goal? 10lbs. That’s 35,000 calories I need to burn or not consume.
I can do that.
I found this useful tool to calculate calories burned while doing various activities and this one to figure out how many calories a day I should consume. (You should know that 3 hours of being in the pool teaching swimming lessons burns about 1146 calories. Considering I spend 3 hours solid jumping around the pool and acting like an idiot I’ll consider that to be aerobics. That totally explains why I was so damn hungry last Sunday.)
According to that site, I should consume about 2,300 calories a day to maintain my weight. I don’t want to maintain my weight though, I want to lose weight. BUT! Previous research has indicated that 1,600 calories per day is an acceptable amount to consume and lose weight at a safe for me pace. Previous research has also indicated that about 35 grams of fat is ok too and I try to eat as much fiber as I do fat grams.
I’m creating a spread sheet and going to put it in Google Docs. The chart itself will begin on Monday, but I’m going to start practicing today. I’ll post weekly updates in the new sidebar. If I don’t, please remind me!
March 8, 2009
As part of my goals for 2009, I vowed to read more. I’m aiming for a book a week, but sometimes it takes longer. I’m plugging along though.
I won’t do a typical book review because frankly I hate them. What I’m going to do is 10 lines of 10 words or less. I’ll try not to ruin any endings or give away major twists.
Hopefully it will give you enough of an idea about if you want to read the book or not.
Other book reviews are here.
Roommates Wanted (Lisa Jewel)
Man is given huge ornate house by shitty ass father.
Wife decides that marriage is not for her – leaves him.
Man starts taking in people with nowhere to go.
People come and go, he loves one and one dies.
Everyone has a story. Some are running. Some are finding.
Meets his neighbor, tries new things and falls in love.
Dad comes back into picture, his life isn’t so good.
A different sort of “adult coming of age story”.
Slow book at first, but keep going, it gets better.
I won’t read it again, but I’m glad I did.
There you have it. Go get it from the library and read it. Let me know what you think!
February 25, 2009
I shop online. Not going to lie. It’s easy, convenient and often better prices than in the store. Since the introduction, I’ve made use of it.
Yesterday, I found Ebates
(A little annoyed I didn’t know about this last month considering I did a bunch of online shopping for my party, but that’s ok.)
By shopping at places I shop online anyway, I get a certain percentage of my shopping back. 6% at Drugstore.com 3% at iTunes 4% at Target (and those are just the ones I shop at regularly! The extensive list can be found here. (There’s even some fun places I didn’t know existed! eBags.com anyone?)
I got $5 for signing up. (And not going to lie, another $5 for anyone who sign up with this link and goes on to make a purchase through Ebates.)
It cost me nothing to sign up, they’ll send my money to my PayPal account…and its places I shop anyway.
Why not? Extra snow flakes won’t hurt!
February 24, 2009
Posted by courtneyryan369 under Just Me
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So, I’m a bad blogger and should be banished from posting. I’ve been a BUSY CourtneyRyan though and will be back soon.
I’ve read some books, had some company come visit, lost a bestish friend, been sick, been working, living life etc. PLUS I had a party to help stimulate the economy. I haven’t saved as much as I hope, but bygones. The smiles were money well spent.
I havne’t been tracking my budgets as I should, but my bills have been paid (almost all on time, and all before the grace period was up!) and there’s money left in my account when I get paid again so I think that’s good.
As for the gym, I got sick with an upper respiratory thing and had 2 asthma like attacks in the past month. I’m working my way back there, but breathing is still tough sometimes and the doctor wants me to take it easy. I have been teaching swimming and that’s 4 hours of exercise a week there and dancing around my apartment when the mood strikes me
I’m eating a lot of food at home, cooking when I can and trying not to buy so much out and about. Some days? Its hard!
I realize that the above seem like excuses, but I’ve set some pretty serious goals for myself and am taking small steps to get there rather than radical changes, besides, I’ve decided to be a little less hard on myself sometimes.
I have to go home and have dinner with my family tonight before my brother heads back to TX. I’ll post more this week/weekend on what I’ve been up to and some cool things I’ve discovered.