Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weight Loss & Life

I haven't been too busy this week! I have been working out every morning, doing the elliptical and weight lifting a bit, trying to get rid of some of that extra fat! I am so proud, on Sunday I weighed 140.2, and today I came in at 138! Wow! That must have been some extra water weight or something. I've been curbing my eating by drinking tons of water, and when my blood sugar gets low, I eat some grapes or some grape tomatoes, which are both real low in calories. I also bought a red bell pepper I'm going to cut up to munch on. I have celery and carrots in my fridge too I should eat! I've fixed my dinner eating real well and I've been tracking my calories. I'm trying to stay under 1300 calories and it hasn't really been that hard. Yesterday I went a bit over with potatoes and a cake I made (whoops), but overall I'm doing great and feeling proud of myself.

If only I could get Brandon to do it...

Yesterday I drug him to the Acute Care Clinic because he had been whining all day about having a massive headache. He's had a cold for almost a week now and I said he needs to drink more water, but he doesn't, so I forced him to go to the doctor's. We waited for way too long for them to tell him he has a virus and to take some Mucinex for his sinuses and some Ibuprofen for his headache. What can you do?

He leaves on Saturday for three weeks for some training on the Big Island. I think he's a little excited about going to the big island, though he won't actually be touring it. He'll be up in the mountains stuck in a tent the whole time. I think he'll be fine though! He leaves way early on Saturday morning and comes back 3 weeks after that, hopefully. So it's just me and Dexter and Winston for awhile!

NaNoWriMo starts on Sunday. I am soooo nervous. I mean, I want to be a writer and I love writing, but this thing is serious and it's big and daunting. I just needed to jump into it and ignore my trepidation. I need to tackle it head first without thinking about it being any good. My story does not need to be good. I just need the bones so I can create the body later on. Next month is all about the bones!! I have plans to write here, to write at Starbucks in the PX, and to write in the library. The NaNoWriMo group on this island also has write-ins and I'm going to join them. I need to write at least 1700 words a day to reach 50k by November 30. That is completely manageable, considering I have no job and won't have a husband around for a bit. I'm still nervous though! (Have a talked about NaNoWriMo yet? Check out the website:

I have an incentive: If I win it this year, Brandon will buy me a new mountain bike!