Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In October, I was using level at 1 for 32 minutes.
Most interesting to me is not the "distance" I went, but that my knees (my weakest link) have far less discomfort with this level and time than in they did during the lighter workouts back in October. So it would appear I am responding to the regular exercise.
Monday, December 29, 2008
(Short version: She gave up, chose another present, and happened to ask about Wii Fit when she was paying for my other present. Score!)
When Wii Fit tested my weight and balance on Friday, it pronounced my Wii Fit Age as 12 years older than my calendar age, and noted that I'm obese. (No kidding...)
When it tested me today, it said that I had gained four pounds and that my Wii Fit age had dropped 9 years. I think it's downright confused. I have lost weight (per the bathroom scale, used daily), and my fitness certainly hasn't improved that much to overcome the perceived weight gain.
Side note: Since my last post in November, I have been exercising and slowly losing weight, about 7 pounds in the past month on top of previous losses. The loss could be a little faster (bot not much), so life is good.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Exercise hit minor glitch today when I switched to the Schwinn Airdyne to add my arms to the workout. It promptly reminded my posterior why we bought the semi-recumbent bike four years ago -- the Schwinn saddle doesn't interface well to my own over sensitive (and overloaded) component.
This may be the Great Phys Ed Instructor in the Sky telling me take a walk outside for a change. However, that can overload the knees (which is why I like the stationary bikes). My legs actually want some exercise, we'll see.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
My riding does continue, a good thing. I just finished the third of bi-daily rides on the semi-recumbent stationary bike, after about the same number again either I'll up the time per ride or ride more often.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
However, I think my love affair with the McRib sandwich has to end immediately. Sigh, I liked those things.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I don't which is the saddest sign of the magazine publishing industry of the following that earned shelf space at the local Safeway:
- A Historical Commemorative Woman for All Seasons magazine fawning over Sarah Palin that was too cheap to find a unique cover photo of her instead of the standard Red Suit head and shoulders media shot.
- Star Wars has its own magazine. Still.
- The cover of Rachel Ray's own magazine managed to make her look fat. :-)
Of course, they had a copy of Twlight in paperback which I could browse, so the rack wasn't a complete loss.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Action to take, startlingly enough, is lose weight. No funky or otherwise medications needed. But the good idea just got even more important.
An important note is that I am cleared to exercise.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Time to an appointment and get the system checked.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
My iPhone has resumed growing on me. Maybe I need shots for it. Following up my previous comments:
- The Omnifocus people got their act together and stopped crashing.
- The SplashId thinking it was a new install is not their fault, a number of applications can act like that, due to an Apple bug.
- The Urbanspoon application does have the ability to lock the location, etc, but they hide it in plain sight. *sigh*
I wonder how it will rate against the Google Android after the latter has a few months of public use and feedback. (Comparing new to burned in would be unfair. )
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I have an original iPhone from work which I use for on-call duty plus person use. It's now running the iPhone 2.0 software and various nifty apps from the Apple Apps store.
Random iPhone 2.0 software comments:
- Applications that crash silently return to the main menu. This gets interesting when an app corrupts it data and crashes every time it starts up. Hello, OmniFocus for iPhone developers? (I had to delete it and reinstall.)
(Fortunately, I had previously synced the data to my Mac.)
- An application upgrading over the Net decided it was a new install and cleared its database. Hello, SplashId developers?
(Fortunately, I had synced that data to my Mac as well.)
- Cute apps that randomly lookup real data could use options. Yes, I want to eat random food. No, I don't want to drive randomly 20 miles. Hello, UrbanSpoon developers?
- Apple letting their servers getting swamped on launch day by people registering new iPhones while others upgrade
was, for want of a better term, lame. Capacity is not free or easy, but a business decision to make a big splash with a global launch needs to be backed up with resources and fallback plans.
- If launch issues were lame, the outages with Apple's online service Mobile Me are scary. As David Pogue documented, 1% of the users could not access their mail for days.
- No talk of Apple can go without mention of Steve Jobs; this week's topic is the secrecy over his health. Words don't describe anything to do with the cult of Steve.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Alas, we had a fire drill here at the hobbit hole in the form of broken drinking glasses, with cats needing immediate herding by yours truly. This got me up, dressed, and moving, no doubt with a free shot of adrenaline. The cats weren't interested in being herded, so it took more effort and cat treats than I expected, but finally they were confined. I paused ... and realized I was sweating with a serious power shortage.
I grabbed the nearest prepared food (a pretty good éclair, actually), ate it, got a milk chaser, and then sat to for almost fifteen minutes. Then I went and napped for another three hours.
(And no, I'm not diabetic, due to other issues like low thyroid I get checked regularly).
Power has been restored. :-)
More literally, it's been February since I rode the exercise bike, and while I continued dropping weight into March for a total of ~ 7 pounds, it all came back in April as I went deep focus on a project at work. How a deep a focus? My manager, who was not flogging me in the first place, told me to actually take my weekends off as I took vacation this past week.
So I did, and I rode today. So it begins again, actually a pound above where I started the year. Ah, well. Gotta start somewhere.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Weight is down 3.5 pounds since New Years, which is also not where I want to be.
However, progress is being made on both fronts, so it's focus, not plan which needs a little work.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Perhaps more important is my added goal to ride my exercise bike at least twice a week. This is up from a total of three days I claimed I got exercise after January last year.
(I keep great records, it's the execution that needs work.)