Friday, February 20, 2009

Quick Update

I know I've been neglecting my posting duties lately. My laptop's battery is dead, and I haven't had a chance to go get a new one yet. Unfortunately, all of my chart data is on the laptop, so I can't access it. I'm on my work laptop right now. I'll post updates for the past few weeks as soon as I can . . . .

Monday, February 2, 2009

Week 4: 28 Points

That's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I was sick most of the week, even staying in bed all day twice (which contributed to my high average for number of hours of sleep). Because of that, I didn't eat well, didn't get all my workouts in, and was kind of a lazy shit most of the week. But I also managed to come in under weight this week (162.9), probably a direct result of being sick. Unfortunately, this week is February, so I have to drop even more (I was already 164.4 this morning) to get that point back.

Relationship: 5/5
It's so easy.

Home: 2/5
Being sick and out of town, I didn't even have an opportunity to walk the dogs (but they did get walked). I feel like I should get extra points for cleaning and stuff, but I won't take them. We put our house on the market yesterday, so we spent the weekend decluttering and packing everything up to get the house show-ready. Our realtor was amazed at what all we had done, saying, "I could have an open house hear right NOW!" In all fairness, we're pretty clean people anyway, but it's amazing how open your house looks when you take away all the little pictures and things, too.

Diet/Health: 6/17
Not good. Like I said, I was sick. I still probably should have eaten better, but it's difficult when you just feel like eating soup and drinking water. And even still, I didn't get my 8 glasses a day in.

Exercise: 1/7
Thank God I lost weight this week, or I would have to punch myself for this one. In all fairness, on one of the days that I was able to work out, I did it for 3 hours. Maybe that's why I was sick later in the week . . . .

Self-Improvement: 9/9
Very good. I stood up for both myself and my wife this week. Incidentally, I think I should get the points for standing up for her, too. We are going to be moving soon and are looking at houses in our new city. My wife and I are always surrounded by people who have opinions about everything (and LOVE to share them). Sometimes I get a little sensitive when her family (especially sister) tells her what a bad idea something is, especially when it is nobody's business but ours. I love them all dearly, but she is very impressionable, and I think that it's important that we establish some boundaries on a few things. Meredith was talking to her sister about buying a bigger house, and she went off on her like she was an idiot for even considering it. When she got off the phone, I told Meredith how insulted and offended I was and that it emasculated me for other people to act like they had any say in things that are very strictly husband-and-wife decisions. She agreed but said that it's hard for her to stand up to people when it comes to stuff like that. I told her, "I understand, but remember, you're just just standing up for you now, you're standing up for me, too." There was a lot of tension in the air, but it was something that I think I needed to say.

Mind: 5/7
No crossword and no manual dexterity. I missed the crossword when I was sick. It was the last thing I felt like doing.

Again, I'm sorry about the problem with my comments. I'm actually going to call blogspot sometime and try to figure out what the problem is. Until then, if you have comments, please just shoot me an e-mail. I don't want to post the address on here, but Lesli has it.