Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vlog #3 is Up!

Watch me do a happy dance! (Not really!) I'll be back with a regular post tomorrow.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Late...I'm Late!!

Due to eye issues and possible allergy gunk, I don't have a vlog for week 3. Sorry! I don't think any of you want to see an oozing eye that closely. I will make a longer video this weekend after my Saturday weigh-in to make up for it. Those who are part of the BLBE may already know my stats, but last week I lost 0.8 pounds even with my TOM bloat that popped in a couple days earlier. Yay! I looked at the scale this morning and I can GUARANTEE there will be a monstrous loss for this week. I hope I don't jinx it, but I think I could beat my best week loss.

Biggest Loser: Wow. Am I the only one who has been watching the YouTube clip of Jillian being yanked out of the gym by Bl/Dane (I don't know which one) and then falling on her ass?  And then the whole crazy Joelle/Carla death match and Bob looking like a deer in headlights? WTF about at-home players like Dave eating all kinds of junk like fried chicken and hot dogs? Where did Daniel disappear in the temptation challenge? Jillian's team--smart move/too extreme game play too early/both with the elimination? Why must they block out logos on Jillian's shoes and clothing? Too many questions...very little answers!

Finally...starting to rethink the whole Facebook thing. My fiance knows more about what is going on with my family and extended relatives then I do based on chatting with them there. I'm a bit curious...Should I take the plunge and start an account?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vlog #2 Is Up!

Due to technical difficulties, I'm a day late! Better late than never...

Time for a quick nap so I'll be back tomorrow!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So Much To Say!!

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! Well, I'll hide my news for one more day and share it in my second Vlog tomorrow. Sorry!

In order to make this visit worthwhile, I'll share my 2nd favorite clip from SNL last night with the Legendary NPH (Neil Patrick Harris for those of you not in the loop!) My favorite isn't available anywhere.

Come back tomorrow to hear my update!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Random Freak Out and More...

My left side of my body is freaking me out! Seriously, I have some oddities that have recently came to my attention. So anyway, I've been looking through my recent photos in order to choose a new profile pic. Yep, I'm getting tired of my little cartoon. Well, I have mentioned how I had the problems with the pink eye and crud in my left eye, right? In every picture since then, my eyelid is drooping more than the other side and my eye ball is all oogly. It is focusing wherever the heck it wants and doesn't match the right!  What is up with that?

To add to the weirdness, I have been fighting some odd itchiness on my left side this week and it has affected my sleep! I started with a little bit of a scratchy throat...but then it moved to the very back of the roof of my mouth on just the left side is itching like crazy. I have ran my tongue back there so many times to relieve the itch that the skin is getting a bit rough there. Now, my left ear is joining in the mix and itches deep inside whenever I swallow or any other random time it chooses. I haven't ate any new weird foods, I don't feel like I have a cold or anything...did I form an allergy to something in my house? Is my left sinus cavity filled and causing weird side effects? Has anybody experienced anything like this? My left shoulder pain that I dealt with a few years ago is also back. I guess my left side is trying to secede from the lovely union known as my body. If my left leg decides to join, I'm going to really have some problems!

And yes, I did get to watch TBL without giving in and getting spoiled beforehand late Tuesday night. I'm SO GLAD to not see any money grubbing, in it for the wrong reason types emerging. I have too many favorites...I love the non whining gal on the green team, I like Dan on the orange team, I'm intrigued with the dad who had gastric bypass on the brown team, and yes, I love the grandparents on the white team. Heck, I like them all so far. I can't wait to see how hot the black team cousins will be when they shed the pounds! I was fascinated with the MRI scans done on the show. I can only imagine what my insides look like. When I had a CT-scan last year due to female part troubles, I read that my liver was fatty. My doctor didn't mention it at all, so I guess he figured he didn't need to remind me that I'm fat. Really, he's never mentioned losing weight to me once. Then again, he has failed me in the past years. That reminds me...I haven't found a new one yet!

Finally, I will be working the next couple of days to visit all the people participating in the BLBE. Holy cow...over 150 people this time...I'm going to try to at least visit the ones on my team first. Go TEAM LYNN!!  I've noticed that the scale is definitely down this week and my official week one weigh-in isn't until next Saturday, so I'm ready for a nice loss for the challenge. Team Angie better watch out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Biggest Loser Begins Tonight!

Woot! Ok, seriously how old am I using the word Woot? Anyway, I can't wait to watch it when I get home from work. So, I'll have to stay away from reading blogs tonight until I finish. I love FatBridesmaid's recaps and wish I was home while it was airing live to chime in. Oh well...  Giggleman always manages to give a crucial part away to me before I finish too.

I was reading on a blog about how they haven't seen Ali Vincent, winner of BL5 lately. Well, wait no longer! I received a link in my email from the Biggest Loser Club to QVC. She is now shilling healthy products! She looked a bit rounder than when she originally won, but still looks fit and healthy based on the little clip I saw. You can all check her out HERE! Looks like another book is coming from TBL..30-Day Jump Start. I never realized how many items are branded TBL...there was a food chopper, food scale, regular scale, exercise balls, and a juicer. Wow!

Thanks for the comments on my video. It was really hard to put myself out there! I'm already formulating a plan for my next video, so hopefully it will entertain you all! Time to head to work, so I'll be back again later!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Whew, I Did It!

I finally got my first video blog uploaded. Yay! I just joined a little community of weight loss vloggers on YouTube, so this first video is more of an introduction than anything else. I also revealed the results of one of my goals for the years completed and some bloopers at the end, so go check it out!

I'm exhausted and have to get ready for work, so I'll be back with a more meaningful post tomorrow.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Always a Joiner

It's that time of the year again where New Year's Resolutioners fill up the gyms, WW meetings, and more. When I brought Giggleman to work on Friday morning, the parking lot of the gym next door was packed!! I could see the 5:40AM Body Pump was overcrowded. (BTW, I never noticed how clearly you can see in that particular room from the road. I'm a little bit intimidated to attend a class now!) The parking lot was even overflowing when I left for work when it is usually pretty dead. I have huge anxiety issues in crowds and I really hate waiting for equipment. I may just stick to home workouts for a few weeks. Luckily, I have a plethora of videos to keep me occupied. I finally bought 30 Day Shred and the Biggest Loser Boot Camp and Yoga DVDs last week as well, so I'm set!

Also, the New Year is the time for new challenges and other options online. I will be signing up for a few of the items below.

  1. Biggest Loser Blog Edition 2!!! I participated in the first challenge and sucked donkey balls. Seriously! I'm happy to have lost weight, but I could have done so much better. I'm signing up again, and I'm ready to really kick arse for the team this time!!
  2. Pound for Pound Challenge: This isn't really a competition, but to coincide with the new Biggest Loser season, 10 cents will be donated to Feeding America for each pound you lose, which enough to provide 1 pound of food to a local food bank. Why not lose for a good cause?
  3. New Year New You Challenge: Exercise TV is offering a free workout and nutrition plan to help you kick the New Year off right. The workouts cover four weeks and the food plan covers one. They also are offering daily free workout downloads. Check it out!
  4. Discovery Health National Body Challenge: This 8 week challenge offers support, food and exercise plans, recipes, videos, and expert advice. Also, you get a 30 day pass to Bally's Fitness! (It doesn't work for me since there are none here, but I'm sure most people can find one near them.
  5. NeverSayDiet New Year's Community Challenge: This challenge begins on Monday and lasts for six weeks. There will be daily tips and assignments, weight-loss advice, and more!
  6. Finally, for those who love Bob from the Biggest Loser and just can't get enough support, check out MyTrainerBob! It just opened up a few days ago, but there are options to track your goals, get support from others, get fitness tips from Bob, and even ask him a question.

I think that is enough for now! I need to get back to editing my first video so I can post it by Monday. I am aiming to make it a once a week feature. I can't wait for the next BLBE to begin!!