Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ADHD Moment of the week

Waxing my entire car with what I thought was my cool Formula One Spray wax only to realize that I used an industrial version of WD40 that looks similar.

Well at least my dusty car looks gorgeous!

And that is what happens when you walk into the garage and you see your 3 year old son washing his power wheels car, and say well I can do better than that!  Watch this and then...
you realize 3 hours later that you are hot, thirsty, hungry, need to pee real bad, and don't know where the family went!

  Again my car looks awesome!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

the embarrassment

It turns out that new parents have a lot to learn about being in Cub Scouts and finding a person to ask is well...  Okay, so they could ask any parent in the scouts but they tend not to ask because they don't want to feel silly for not knowing what everyone else just seems to know.  

So I promised last month that I was going to keep a journal of how my weight-loss was going.  Well, the good news is I am down to 209!  The bad news.  I really am not one for remembering or maybe its making time to do the Monday Check in.

I have lost weight.  Good.  I have increased physical activity.  Good.  I have even worked on my other long term goal of going back to school.  Thanks needs to go to my Mom who paid my debt to University of Phoenix. I finished my application and I will be returning to my classes on 4-30-13.  I decided to change my major.  I will not be finishing my Bachelors degree in Business Management, instead I will return to my roots and take Information Technology.  My major focus of study will be Multimedia Visual Design and Communication.  That seems to be more inline with my past behavior of spending all available time either on the internet or involved in theatrics.
 Also helps that I work as a contractor for Facebook.  It just means that the daily tie in is simple rather than complicated.

So yeah me!  Got some weight off and finally made good on the threat to go back to school.

 I have also made some changes to how with Cub Scouts Pack is run since I am now Officially in charge of my pack as the Pack Chairman.  I had a hyper focus moment and wrote some Parent Cliff notes that I showed around Tuesday night.

I will post those Cliff Notes soon.  I have a few minor updates before I share it with you.  It is six mind blowing pages of incredible information that is specific to our Cub Scouts Pack and general information all in one place.  Go figure that out.  Ask any "Scout Parent", you know the one that does everything for the pack all by themselves and they can't get anyone to help or volunteer without being bitch why that is.  The will tell you they don't know why no one steps up. I think I know.  Now my pack will test that theory.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Week 2 On track

Week 2
So it goes like this

Weight:  209.4
Lean mass 56.8
Body Fat 43.2
Blood Pressure 131/97
Pulse 84

So I am certain that I lost some weight as last week the scale at work said I weighed 212.


- 209

I thought I lost more, but math is not my strong point.  My lean mass also increased, which is good because that means I am growing more calorie burning muscle, and as a result my body fat decreased a tiny bit too.

How did I do it? 
No I did not go to the gym everyday.  I would bet if I didn't write it in my blog I had planned on going everyday for 1 hour!!!!  Yeah that did not happen.  I didn't make it to the gym at all last week.  What I did do was walk for 20-30 minutes each day during my work lunch break.  I skipped on Friday, but hey it was Friday a girl needs a break!

And that was it, sorta.  I got my butt off the couch and moved most of the weekend.  I took my kids to build pinewood derby cars on Saturday   On Sunday, my oldest helped me work on the backyard garden.  We moved crazy heavy tires to the corner of our yard and filled them with compost.  I even think that qualifies for SuperMom status.

I also mowed the lawn because waist high weeds is not attractive, even if it is in the backyard and the neighbors can't see it.

That was it.  I didn't stop visiting the pantry for delicious snacks or suddenly loose my way to all the drive thrus in town.  I even ate greasy pizza from my kids favorite place, Peter Piper.

I still want instant results, but I will find out next week if I need to make other changes to keep the weight going down and the muscle growing.  I might even make it to the gym one day this week 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fat and Fustrated

I am making this Day One of a my year long goal to get my weight under control.  I have tried over the last 2 months to loose weight by controlling my diet.

Yeah, I know, I am impulsive with food.  I made great changes to my diet and had days were I felt Fantastic.  Unfortunately my home scale is temperamental and has not worked much the last 3 months.  I was lucky to get a reading if any at all from the silly thing.

Current Stats
Weight:  212
Waist:  To be measured, but my pants that fit last month tight look absolutely ridiculous today.
Thigh Measurement:  Elephant Trunk
Resting Heart Rate:
Resting Blood Pressure:
After Excersize Heart Rate: 102
After Excersize Blood Presure:  133/95
Body Mass Fat: 43%
Lean Mass 57%

Got pants, panties, and bras that are all too tight.  Muffin top is rising  like a ball of fresh yeast dough ready to go in the oven.

Why so Large? My theories:
 the obvious, I eat too much of the ultra delicious American crap
almost obvious, I take Lexapro, which has a side effect of weight gain
not Obvious, possible Thyroid issue, for which I visited my doctor last week.  Waiting on test results.

My internal body image looks like this:
                                                                                                               But it is really more like this on the outside:  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Forgot my Strattera

I knew I did when I got out of the car.  I was close to running late.  Totally my fault, I stopped at the grocery store to grab some fresh fruit.

Only writing this because I am bored at work.  Just succeeded on closing another sale, so my boss will likely ignore that I am way off task, again.

Found this interesting picture while searching on Facebook.  

I first noticed I forgot to take my Strattera when I wasted nearly 1 hour on Pinterest this morning   I intended to go take it at lunch.  I even walked to the car to get it.  But I forgot the keys.  Then forgot why I was there and went for a stroll.  There was so much interesting trash in the canal that I ended up wasting the entire hour.  Ooops.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ummm... Great! Oh help me please...?

Okay so now I am the only adult working in my house.  I gotta say that was not something I was expecting.  I was hoping my husband would suck it up and stay where he was, but instead they fired him.  It was not a surprise.  He was just a seasonal employee.  But it is a bummer.

Just as things were financially starting to stabilize, I am back to the oh shit.  How do we pay for that or the other thing.  We just bought this house.  Err... Excuse me while I panic.  Now I need to cancel my private employer insurance that I just got because well, we can't afford it and the state of Arizona says we are poor enough to qualify for state medicaid.  I was so excited to have my own insurance start this week.  I hope I can cancel it.  I mean its a life change right?

I also now regret ordering a Valentines Day Gift.  Damn, now we definitely can't afford it.  Shit it already shipped.  Yes I am still panicking!

So what do I do?  Should I get a second job?  A better paying gig?  I like the new gig.  I mean how many people can say that they got a chance to work for Facebook's Marketing Team?  Its a great opportunity for me to learn about Social Media and marketing in general.  Yes I thought I knew everything about Facebook.  Now I know I didn't know shit about it.

I was planning on going back to school with the help of my Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, which I finally get an appointment with later this month.  I managed to get my Mom to agree to help me with my school debt so I can go back to classes later too.  I also wanted to take a class at the Community College to work with Adobe Suite Software and learn more about the graphic side of advertising.  Though that would be awesome and fun.  But now I am panicking....  Do I continue with my plan to go back to school and learn more about Marketing or do I look for a second job so we can get off Government Assistant.

For those of you asking, why doesn't he just get a different job?  You have missed a lot.  He is not the type of man that will get a job, any job, even if its one he does not like so his family can be financially secure.  He is the type of guy that only wants to take a job he thinks is easy or doesn't work with people.  Turns out he hates people.  All previous suggestions that he go work at one of the fast food joints or retail stores have not gone well.

So let me know what you think.  Should I continue with my plan to return to school or drop that to get a second job?

Friday, February 1, 2013

a mistake on the calendar and a call to the fire department

So the first month of 2013 went out with a Bang.

Quite literally.  It was a Thursday Night and I was rushing myself to Desert Ridge Shopping center in North Phoenix to meet a fellow Scouter.  I was enjoying weird self, listening to Talk Radio KTAR talk about the craziness of a lunatic who shot 3 people in Phoenix earlier in the week.  I swerved to narrowly miss a piece of re-bar I saw in the road.  Life was going completely normal.

I turn into the shopping center and suddenly my car gets super rough and stalls out.  "WTF!" I say to myself as a stare helplessly at the dashboard.  I ferociously turn the ignition trying to get my precious Jetta out of the way of incoming traffic as I block the entire driveway at rush hour.  Lots of swear words are now rushing to my mind as I start to panic, "Oh, no, I am going to get hit!"  Then the smell hits me, the awful, and frightening odor of gasoline.  The engine turns, I make it another 30ft and block an entire lane of traffic.

Great! Now what do I do?  Besides swear alot?  I got out for a brief moment and see the front of my car has fuel pouring onto the ground.  I am all alone.  I mean there are hundreds of passerby's every minute, but no one stops.  I am all alone, I call my husband, first time he has answered the phone in months.  He says call  triple A.  Unfortunately, we are too broke to actually afford triple A, it was cancelled.

I call my friend to see if maybe he can help me move the car out of the way of incoming traffic.  "What?!! Our car pool date to Mesa is next Thurday!"  Crap, all alone again.  I reached in my glove box.  I called my auto insurance company's road side service.  She says I am NOT covered.  Bummer.  She asks again what fluid is leaking from my car.  "Gasoline", I say again.

This flips some panic switch on her end.  She tells me she needs to call 9-1-1 to make sure everything is safe.  Now I am embarrassed.  I begin to blush and she pulls the Phoenix Dispatch Center on the line.  I reluctantly tell them where I am, after all safety is important, right?

Farmers transferred me to a claims adjuster because they begin to think the same thing I do, maybe I did not miss that re-bar after all.  Grr...  I call my husband.  He comes to my rescue, and drives me home.  The Farmers company sends a tow and we all go to sleep kinda.