Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Struggling. Tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is it really the 25th. I haven't been on this or any other log for a few weeks. Time to get cracking again. I was told that there are a few people that get a kick out of this. 'Am I a clown? Do I amuse you?' I guess so. Back at it today. Only one game to ref, and it's only an hour and a half. A good workout to get back into it. Tomorrow I start logging everything on the website again. Workouts are scheduled, and you may laugh, but I am not going to be changing my schedule around at work. If I've learned nothing else, consistency is the key. Okay now it's time to close the pool and watch the Colts. Neighbors may come over. We'll see. Peace

Friday, October 9, 2009

Part of the problem with denying yourself something is that that one thing becomes what you think about. Fridays are normally down time around here. Everyone is tired from a long work week and looking forward to Saturday. A lot of times we get together with the neighbors and hang out. Drink too much and do the same thing the next day. Without the enticement of a drink, I really just want to lay around and rest up today. I don't need a beer or a glass of wine, but the idea is a little comforting. It's a matter of being able to do what I want. Having a choice. But I will be strong. I don't care a bout the punch from Fraga. He hits like a girl. I just don't want to admit that I can't do it. This weekend will be the toughest. I know that. Once you get used to something, you can keep it up. It will be nice to wake up tomorrow without a foggy head. :)
On to food. I've been logging all of my food onto the LiveStrong website. I really is a great tool. I went to Skyline chili for lunch today. Mainly because it was convienient. I had no idea how many calories were in a 3-way or a cheese coney. Totally flabergasted. 350 cal per coney, and a regular 3-way has over 700. amazing. If I had seen that before I ordered, I would have gotten something else.
Okay enough rambling about food. My officiating went well yesterday. Lots of skating, but I felt good. A lot more confident. This Sunday, I actually have 4 games scheduled now. When I took the games in Columbus, I thought they were for the following weekend. I feel bad backing out. SOunds kike he needs some people. This could also lead to other jobs. So, 2 Bantam games Sunday morning and then 2 adult games Sunday night, And then the Colts game. Big fun

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not Quite Daily

OK. Not quite getting the posts done everyday, but it is Thursday and I only missed one day of blogging. Like you guys give a shit if it's everyday. My goal is to see how many people will hide my posts. If you get sick of this leave a comment and let me know.
Weight when I started on Sunday was 233ish. Today 230.5. There are 2 schools of thought on daily weight loss. The one I'm going with is that if it's in your mind everyday, it will help you stay motivated. The otherr is that weight loss fluctuates so much that you may be elated one day simply because you drank too little water and are dehydrated so your weight is down. The you cheat and weigh a ton the next day. Or, your weight is high because you are well hydrated and haven't had that morning BM yet and then you get discouraged and start eating wrong again. If you are committed to staying with a heathy diet, daily weigh-ins may be the thing to keep you going.
OKAY, exercise. Didn't quite get the 5 miles on the mid Monday night. I did walk 4 miles last night. Started logging all my food and workouts on the LIVESTRONG website. (Thanks for the tip Heather.) It really is a great website for this sort of thing. Anyway, tonight is another officiating job. 90 minutes of skating. Doesn't sound like a lot? Try it I'm not a martyr or anything, but it is on the difficult side. This is not a workout I can skip since I'm expected to be there. Friday I may actually get to the gym. Shannon and I have decided to put all of our workouts on the calender and then we all know where we need to be and when.
I think that's all for now. The weather sucks and I may just go and take a snooze. PEACE

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

25 or 6 to 4

Does anybody really know what time it is? Working straight mids can really screw with your sense of time. Today is Tuesday. Still. It was Tuesday last night when I wrote. Orwell would have had a blast with our schedules.
ANYWAY> Today has gone good so far. Tried to sleep when I got home. Unfortunately, the dogs decided to go out two times during a period when they are normally pent up. I think they could sense that I was home and wanted to screw with me. Got to sleep until 1:00. May take a little nap before I go to work tonight. DID NOT get to work out today. I was supposed to go and spin but I had to wait for the cable guy to come and fix our phone. Wasn't really broken, just got our old number back. Next is hockey downtown. Alex's first practice. Then off to work again. With the small amount of time away from the scope tonight :) I plan on getting 4-5 miles of walking in. Then I have to rest for Thursdays hockey officiating. Sunday is 2 games in a row, so Saturday is a day off. Now it's time to shower and go to PanAm. I'll try and get more on tonight. PEACE

Day 2 or 27ish to go.

Okay, the day went well. Food consumption could have been so much better. Breakfast was good. Big bowl of Total. Lunch, big bowl of chili and spaghetti. Too big probably. I did run myself out of fuel last night. Reffing a hockey game for 90 minutes is really a lot of work. Not complaining, just sayin'..... Got home at 11:45, tried to go right to sleep. No food, just water. Very empty machine. That said, my afternoon snack was half a peanut butter sandwhich, a bologna and cheese sandwhich, and a handful of chips. Yes sounds like a lot. Nothing illegal, but. Then it's off to Zach's hockey practice, so I got a little bit of a workout. Skating for an hour. Here's my downfall, Chick-fil-a on the way to work. Not bad, fries (evil) and a chicken sandwhich. No soda, but way too much refined sugar and bread today. Nothing since then and it's now 3:15am. Midshifts aren't all that they're cracked up to be. My new goal for the week is to stay out of the drive-through. Hockey is now in full swing and that's going to be hard. i t can be done, but it'll be tough. SO for the rest of the week, no drive thrus. Period.
The beer thing isn't difficult, I just like beer. Tastes good and the side affects aren't too bad. Except for the getting fat thing. And eating way too much when you're drunk. And feeling like shit in the morning and not making your workout. That sort of thing. This may stick a little longer than a month or two.
Workouts this week. Tuesday, pool run and spinning class. I may just have to go to the gym and ride. Wednesday: weights, lite spin and stretching. Thursday: officiate a hockey game. Friday: weights and abs. Saturday: OFF (yard work). Sunday: officiate 2 ockey games, back to back. Yes I'm nuts. 3 hours of straight skating. Should be fun. Hence the day off on Saturday. Monday: right back into it.
If I can stay out of the drive through this week, I may be able to expand my goals for the next few weeks. I know I said no minutia, but I felt it was nesc. to get my point across. Nuff said.
Until tomorrow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


This is going to sound downright silly to many of you. And no, I'm not drunk right now. A friend and I are going to go without alcohol and sweets (candy, soda, desert) for 28 days. He may go a little longer, but I get Halloween off and then right back at it until Thanksgiving. Did I mention that if you slip, you get punched. Just in the arm or back, and maybe without warning. We had originally agreed to a punch in the face, but we were drunk at the time. Seems drastic. But drastic weights call for drastic measures. Last night was the final blow out and my ears are still ringing. Polka Boy was great. I think. I do know that the pizza from the Willard was fantastic. Today will be a nice slow recovery day. Tonight's workout includes officiating and adult hockey game. 90 minutes of skating. Not NHL pace, but definitely pushing it for me. You are more than welcome to join me on this quest.
After taking off Thanksgiving weekend, I'll be starting the P90x program. For those that haven't seen it, it's an intense 90 day workout program designed to kill all but the strongest. Not really, but if you do it right, it will take off the pounds. I'll keep you updated as we go. I'll try and update everyday, but I won't include the usual minutia you see on Facebook.