SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
Weekly Weigh In
Mar 9th, 2009 by Babs

Yes. I gained weight since my last weigh in, but what’s more important is that my body fat percentage has gone down —  to 30.5%. Woot! If I keep this up any day now I’ll be in the 20s! I’m also able to increase my goal weight by nearly 7 pounds. Sweet. Now I just need to pry Amber off my lap so I can go do my 40 minutes of cardio.

Share
Happy!Babs is Fucking Elated!
Feb 25th, 2009 by Babs

<div class=\"pavatar\">Happy!Babs is Fucking Elated!</div>

Okay.

I promised the preteen that I would replace my piece of crap rebounder this year. Since the Urban Rebounder got good reviews from Consumer Reports and it’s the only decent rebounder that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and is available in the States I figured I’d order one ffrom Amazon.

Monday I was at Kohls, searching for a pair of shoes for a wedding, when I found the Urban Rebounder for $8 more than Amazon. However it came with a DVD with 6 workouts, instead of the 3 that came with the one on Amazon. So, after spending the night contemplating I decided to go back, yesterday, to snag one. The price is now the same as Amazon’s. Woot!

I can’t say how durable it is but it looks to be at least as good a quality as the rebounder it’s replacing. If the preteen and I can get at least a year’s use out of it I will be happy. And the bounce is so much gentler! My knees love it!

Fast forward to today. Iwent online to order my new aquarium light. When I had checked last week the price was $269. Which isn’t bad, for what it is. But then I remembered that I need to get the mounting brackets and new glass tops to replace the current hood set up. Combined with the S&H, I was figuring over $300.

Anyway. I went to place my order and discovered that the lights are on sale. 40% off!. Double woot! So, for less than the price of just the tank light I got the light, the mounting brackets, the glass tops, a 12 pack of filter cartridges, a quart of bio-filter balls, 3 jars of fish food (and a partridge in a pear tree!) and covered the S&H.

Now all I need is for the mechanic to tell me that the Taurus’ transmission only needs some minor (read: cheap) adjustments and my happiness will be off the charts.

Share
Weekly Weigh In
Feb 24th, 2009 by Babs

No weight loss this week but I did sc00nch down a smidgen in the body fat: 32.4%. I’m not going to even try to figure out how much exercise I got in this week, other than I only worked out on half the days I had planned. :P I missed yesterday, too, but I plan on making that up tomorrow. It does feel good to be getting back into the routine!

In other news, my Sansa Clip is working again. Not because of the firmware upgrade, however. It turns out that the formatting of the Clip’s drive is different than what is commonly used for mp3 players. When I was having the trouble with transfers freezing (the result of the Rhapsody application becoming corrupted) I formatted my Clip using Rhapsody’s “format device” option. Rhapsody used the common formatting, which caused the Clip to have a conniption as it tried to locate the data. Per instructions from the Sansa forums I formatted my Clip using its own option. Now everything’s hunky dory! Well, except for the fact that I need to do a 600+ track transfer for the fourth time!

Share
My Kingdom for a New Theme!
Feb 20th, 2009 by Babs

<div class=\"pavatar\">My Kingdom for a New Theme!</div>

I’ve been spending the last few hours finishing up Maxwell’s site. All the fics have been untagged and recategorized to work with the Multiple Category Selection Widget, with hope that it will make it easier for readers to find their kinks. :) The site is as updated as it’s going to get until we find a theme that screams “Max”. I’m still pissed that roam2rome bailed on her Coffee Desk theme. That was the best one, so far.

On a related note, can anyone tell me the significance of using Feedburner? I was running the feed for Max’ site through them, but Google’s mandatory move kinda fucked things up. If there’s a really good reason (i.e. other than knowing how many subscribers via RSS Max has) I might attempt to fix it. Otherwise I’m going to stick with the original post/comment feeds.

The preteen is grounded again. He just will not leave the ringer on the new phone alone! I hate grounding him (it’s as much punishment for me as it is for him) but I have no idea what else to do.

I picked up the yarn to make the skirt I mentioned in a previous post. One of the good things about Caron Simply Soft is that it has no dye lot. Since the pattern doesn’t give yarn requirements for the big girl sizes I had to estimate. If I run out before I’m finished I can easily get more, without worrying about a chunk of the skirt having a noticeable change in coloration.

We took the boys out to Chipotle for dinner. While the preteen enjoyed his pizza from Subway, the rest of us snarfed down burritos. I still think Boloco is better (and cheaper) but Ben was quite content with his bean-free chicken burrito and bottle if Izze.

Still exercising. Aside from Monday (my shoulder) and Wednesday (Ooo! Shiny!) I’ve been keeping on top of things. Ben was entertaining himself earlier today by poking at my belly and watching it jiggle. I’m at that point were the muscle is starting to get toned, but the skin and the fat still need to catch up. :P

Now I have to plug in my Sansa Clip (which, I’m told, rivals the Creative Zen Stone and makes the iPod Shuffle fanboys cry) and see if the firmware update solves my recently developed problem with long subscription tracks popping and snapping — something I so enjoy listening to while I’m trying to meditate. Wish me luck!

Share
Weekly Weigh In
Feb 16th, 2009 by Babs

I’ve lost a whole pound this week. I must admit I’m scratching my head, though. I got in two sets of strength training, more than 2.75 hours of aerobic activity, and my resting heart rate has obviously gone down (what used to bring my heart rate well into my aerobic range is now barely clearing my minimum). Yet, my body fat percentage has gone up. Since it’s my body fat that I’m primarlily focusing on, this is truly frustrating!

If that isn’t bad enough, I have to take a day off, today. Apparently couponing can be hazardous to your health. Who knew? I spent two hours reorganizing them after the preteen dumped the contents of my coupon caddy all over the floor… less than five minutes after I told him not to touch the damn thing. I was fine all day but about half an hour before I was done I found I couldn’t lift my left arm at all without experiencing a sharp pain in my shoulder. I’ve been taking Tylenol, which has helped a little, but I think I’m going to have to get one of the boys to dig out the heating pad.

Share
SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa
© All content (unless otherwise noted) copyright Babs L Powers
css.php