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Tardis...duh (2 comments) Me, kayaking on Big Bear Lake (1 comments) Time Travel Mart LA, CA Me, kayaking on Big Bear Lake Hiking to Castle Rock. This is officially a need in my life. (1 comments) Yep, I'm just "loving" the headache, weird dreams, exhaustion, dry throat, irritation that comes with unplugging. Newest update on my 23 & Me, DNA report. Combine this with the results I received earlier that showed that Saturated Fats have a bigger negative impact on me, means I will have to be very careful and conscious of my health and weight. Reward for a week without sodas. Reward for a week without sodas. These little spots under my eyes are called, Xanthelasma, and in a person with high cholesterol or a genetic history of heart disease, these can be an early warning. As I said in my blog, I'll be going to see a Lipidologist for further testing. I'm also going to be changing up my diet even more to reduce my risks. As I mentioned in my blog, these little dots are called, Xanthelasma. In a person with high Cholesterol or a family history of heart disease these can be an early warning of trouble. I don't have high cholesterol, but I do have a family history. So I'll be changing my diet even more and seeing a Lipidologist. Looking forward to the festivals this weekend, just so I can cheat and have Food Truck goodies. Starting Week Three, Soda Free. I need to increase my calories, while keeping my Saturated Fat down, but keeping my Proteins up, and remembering to eat Fiber, but not too much Fiber, and eating the right kinds of Carbs. Ugh, it can be very tiring sometimes. I'm down 2lbs. I'm 3 weeks without a soda. I've started writing again. I'm taking several positives steps to better manage my life. It's Friday, pay day, and my roommate will be out of town, so the apartment is all mine. I think I need to schedule some fun this weekend! 24 days without a soda. I still get cravings every now and again. But its not constantly on my mind. This morning I weighed in at 196lbs. At my last nutritionists meeting I weighed 198.5lbs My next meeting is on April 18th, and I want to weigh 192lbs. Since the new year, my weight has been up and down and back again. But as of today I've lost 6lbs from my January First weight and 2 inches off my waist. I celebrated by going to the gym this morning. It just occurred to me that this little, yellow former stray cat has the best attitude in life. He just keep dashing past people into their apartments until he found the one who won't pick him up and toss him back out. Over a year's worth of constant rejection, constantly being tossed back out, and he never stopped trying; never gave up that confidence. In the end, it worked. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, going as hard as I could. Then on my half an hour bike ride to work, I decided to try and race the shuttle that passes between campus and my building. Needless to say, I barely made it up the stairs and into my office this morning. BUT, you better bet, I tied with the shuttle! Victory! I beat the shuttle today! Granted the traffic from the passing train helped slow them down much more than it did me. But hey considering I'm on a bike and have to go a tenth of a mile farther, that's still pretty awesome! Just compared a 15 Day Challenge diet to what I normally eat. I'm pretty pleased that my regular diet came out the far healthier choice. Plus, really, why only eat healthy for only 15 days? Come on, this is real life commitments here! Ugh, I'm feeling so gross now. Spent the day at the Spring Fling Fair. I ate a burger & fries, cotton candy, and a DQ Blizzard. Now I'm feeling super gross and tired. But I did not have a soda and I did about about six hours worth of walking and standing; so it's somewhat of a win! Yep, I AM the Rockstar of friendships & roommates! My roommate is a nightowl who starts a 5am shift this week. So I've promised to get up at 4am to make extra sure she doesn't sleep through her alarms (yes, plural). Hey, it gives me extra time to workout and write in the mornings. I have been without a soda for a month! I'm starting week 5, and in a couple of days I will have officially been without a soda for 30 days! My goal was to reach 194lbs by April 18th. As of today, April 11th, I weigh 193lbs! Woohoo! My next goal is to get below 190lbs. Got my arm workout this morning, just trying to keep the smoke detector from going off. Some "genius" decided it would be an awesome idea to put the detector less than 7 feet from the stove. So even just the steam off scrambled eggs, or a small amount of smoke off toast sets it off like my apartment is standing in for the inferno! Guys, I'm really not ready for this. If it's 90 now, what's July going to be like. :( I'm just really enjoying my current streak... :D I bought myself all new pillows!!! I haven't gotten new pillows in about 10 years. Yep, way too long. I just tested them out, and OH!!! they are soooo comfy!!! Here's to not having headaches in the mornings! I have 2 goals. 1) I'm going to the gym today and every day next week. 2) I will NOT eat any Easter candy. (that will be tough since my roommate is on a chocolate binge.) My goal was to be below 194lbs; preferably at 192lbs. This morning, I officially weighed in at 191.5lbs!!! My new goal is to weigh in at 185lbs by my next appointment on May 16th. My little buddy is back at the vet's for the night. He is diabetic. But he's also developed Valley Fever, which has caused an inflammation that is building up fluid in his chest. This is the second time they will have to drain it off. They also found that his liver levels are elevated. It could be the meds, or his age. But we'll know more tomorrow. My furry baby is back in the vet's office; this time for 48 hours while they check to see if he has Pancreatitis, on top of Valley Fever and Diabetes. I'm feeling like the dishrag that got rung out, chewed by the dog, and thrown under the cabinet. THANK GOD for Pet Insurance! Seriously, I just dropped $4,000 on one cat this week alone. Not counting the $3,000 I spent on him a couple of months ago. But here's hoping that in 48 hours I get good news. Never underestimate the power of emotional turmoil. I just made the hardest decision of my life, choosing to end my furry baby's suffering. It was the right choice, he was ready, he was peaceful, and I found a wonderful vet who did it here at home, were he was comfortable. But the last 5 days, have torn my guts out. I'm so exhausted, rung out, and emotionally drained. Just the idea of getting back onto track looks exhausting and overwhelming to me. Never underestimate the power of emotional turmoil. I just made the hardest decision of my life, choosing to end my furry baby's suffering. It was the right choice, he was ready, he was peaceful, and I found a wonderful vet who did it here at home, were he was comfortable. But the last 5 days, have torn my guts out. I'm so exhausted, rung out, and emotionally drained. Just the idea of getting back onto track looks exhausting and overwhelming to me. I haven't had a soda for nearly two months. My last diet soda was the weekend of March 11th. Yesterday, one of my co-workers had a can of Diet Dr. Pepper on her desk, and now I want a soda so badly! I'm not kidding, I literally had a dream last night that I was out to dinner and drinking sodas. Addiction is no joke. Back at the gym for the first time in...a length of time that cannot be, honestly described as, "short". But hey, I'm back and that's what counts. Once upon a time there was a handsome and charming Prince. He rescued a beautiful and kind Princess from a tower. They fell in love, married, and lived happily ever after. The rest of us have to make due with rescuing our own selves. Which is not entirely a bad thing. Here's to being your own hero. Yep, just about how I'm feeling right now. I decided to skip the gym this morning. Karma decided that wasn't going to happen. I biked half an hour to work; and just as I arrived I realized I'd forgotten my bikelock. So I got to bike all the way home and back AGAIN. Plus I have a Dr's appointment this morning, which is about a 45 minute bike ride, one way. So my skipping the gym this morning, really not a big deal. I love Halloween, so I start planning my costume, well right about now (sometimes even earlier). This year, I want to try being "Girl Fry" from Futurama. But if I do I'm going to need to seriously lose weight, because if I do "Girl Fry" I will want to do the belly shirt. Hey, whatever motivates my backside at the gym ;) The Challenges of Going to the Gym: Challenge 1: Getting up the courage to go to the gym for the first time. Challenge 2: Going to the gym consistently. Challenge 3: Challenging yourself at the gym. Challenge 4: Putting on sunscreen, face lotion, or makeup after going to the gym. My boss this morning: "Are you sure you can ride home on you bike?" Me: "I do every day, rain or shine." Boss: "But not in 115 degrees." Me: "Looks like I will be today." While inside I'm thinking, 'I'd rather have remained ignorant. There's a reason I don't watch the weather.' I think my Fat is trying to send a message after my workout this morning. ;) Yeah, I'm getting eaten by a bear ;) That moment when your on the elliptical at the gym and you've been watching the really hot guy, who kinda reminds you of Chris Evans, down in the weights pit. When he turns and looks up at you, and you realize he knows you've been watching the whole time, and you kinda want to melt into a puddle under the elliptical. Just faced my last gym "fear". I'm very uncomfortable with doing ab workouts in public. (I'm sure I'm not alone) I feel like a chubby, uncoordinated, dork fish flopping around. I'm always telling myself that I'll do the ab workouts during my lunch or when I get home at night (which we all know is not going to happen) But today I sucked it up, I went to the mats, and I did a handful of workouts that made my abs SCREAM. Me, 6-1-14 Update The last time I put this shirt on it was WAY too tight across the stomach. Not any more! (3 comments) (2 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) Me (1 comments) Me at the beach (1 comments) Tombstone (1 comments) My body as of 9/13/12 (2 comments) 2013 Color Me Rad (3 comments) 2013 Color Me Rad

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