Friday, February 16, 2007

Random Fun

You Are 52% Massachusetts
You're likely a Massachusetts transplant. Big rotaries still scare you, and you probably live outside of 495.

This made me laugh, since I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Well, minus the 9 months in West Warwick, RI, but really, where I grew up in Mass, it's not really all that different. I guess even though I went to school just a half hour north of Boston, I lost my accent and maybe this affected other things? I'm just not as Boston as I should be, sigh.

In other news, I saw the most confusing car and liscense plate the other day. It was a ford expedition with a vanity plate that read: "EARTHY." Yeah, I don't get it either. If you don't understand, here is a photo of the vehicle and the definition of "earthy" according to the Urban Dictionary:
earthy: "Someone way into protecting the environment, eating granola, free range chicken and living in a co-op. Basically a hippie without the dreadlocks, pot smoking and Bob Marley crap
My earthy sister lit some insense as she filled out her application to the Yale school of forestry"

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

happy valentine's day

I don't have a sweatheart or any children to make me cute cards, but I have 2 nieces who are old enough now to make me a special card. This was the first year that my card was crafted by Emily, the middle child, who is 2. I love getting cards from them, because my sister in law is great to have them add their special touch to each card! They're the closest things I have to kids and they're just too darn cute!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day... or as one of my friend's calls it: "Singleness Awareness Day" (or something like that).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Diabetes Made Visible

I won something!!!!

In other news, I posted my first two photos to the Diabetes Made Visible pool on Flickr. Here are the links... check them out, I added lots of notes.

For those who don't have Flickr, the first photo is of my pink bag, which houses my meter and various other things (more detail on Flickr, sorry) and the second is a close up of the quarter located at the bottom left of the first photo. On the quarter is a smudge of blood. For anyone nerdy enough to care, it's a Colorado quarter :)

For anyone paying attwho is curious, I'm no longer "sick," but still cough on occasion. hmmph. If it progresses, I'll see a doctor for another opinion!

That's all for now, it's way late for me to still be up (I know, it's not even 11pm but I've been really busy!)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

OC New Me Check-in Time

I've lost the equivalent of 3.66 Digital Canon Rebels in body weight since December (11lbs). Ha. Only 2.66 since OC New Me started though (8lbs).

I sent in my photo of the scale to Allison just moments ago for the OCNMC. I had to weigh myself with and without the camera to find out it's exact weight and my weight and then explain it to Allison. Thankfully, my weight with the camera is enough to get me in at the loss of 5lb, so I don't appear sketchy!

What's amazing to me is that I've lost 11 pounds since December without exercising anymore than normal. It's a wonder to me why I can't muster up the motivation to exercise knowing that I could gain a little energy from it and lose the weight a little easier, because I know this won't last forever.

It's just that, like in all things, I run out of time. There isn't a whole lot of time to be running to the gym for a workout (I hate working out too). I spend one night a week at a local Y playing wallyball. If I could two times a week, it'd be perfect!

It's just that we do things that we know are unhealthy or not the best choice, knowing full well that they are harmful, because we don't have the time or the energy or the motivation. What better motivation could I have for exercise than adding years to my life, controlling blood sugars, feeling better about myself, etc. Yet, still, I resist. UGH.

This seems to apply to all things: testing blood sugars before driving, basal tests, eating healthy...

At least I know I'm not alone!

And if you're doing the OCNMC, don't forget to get your stuff to Allison!