February 29, 2008
Posted by Claudia at 10:40 AM
February 28, 2008
still at home feeling like ick :o( I rolled out of bed at 2pm yesterday, took a shower and put my jammies back on to roll onto the couch and watch oprah and knit. The only good that has come out of me being sick is that I get to knit and knit and knit :o)
My hubby was sweet and stopped by La Pinata and bought me some super yummy chicken soup, it was good for my belly. I will try to have some today for lunch. It's my favorite soup for when I'm sick. I really need to learn how to make it. Or these, maybe those will make me feel better :o)
Posted by Claudia at 10:15 AM
February 27, 2008
I am currently at home in bed with two furry dogs, my little pillow and a teddy bear....I am sickie :o(
I have been feeling pretty yucky since Monday so I'm not sure if I'm coming down with something icky or just feeling really icky and I need to rest and sleep. My head hurts, I want vomit (I know, too much info) and my belly hurts :o( waahhh, waaahh, waaaahhh. It's almost lunch time and all I've had today is a sugar free chocolate jello pudding snack, YUMM, but it made my belly hurt some more :o( I think I'll go back to sleep.
Even though I felt icky yesterday I still managed to make it to the pool and swim with Amy. We got 1050 meters in last night in a little over 40 minutes.
100 Swim x6
50 Kick x6
I won't be meeting her tonight though :o( I think I might swim on Saturday since it's suppose to be a nice day and that way I can get my 3 days of swimming this week in.
Okay, back to sleepy now.
Posted by Claudia at 11:13 AM
February 26, 2008
Ahhh, sunshine once again :o) I hear it's going to get into the high 60's this weekend...YIPEE!
Last night was a swim night and this week we've decided that we'll actually have 3 days in the pool. I'll be swimming again tonight and tomorrow night. Last night we did our drills x3 and once again did a 100m cool down instead of just 50. We finished off the evening with a total of 1100m...GOOD JOB AMY! It's starting to feel easier and like when we are swimming it's much smoother. We finished our whole workout in about an hour. I'm feeling good today and looking foward to jumping back in the pool.
The one thing that I'm not liking is getting home so late at night :o( I forgot how much time all this takes and that when I'm on the team it'll be even worse because we train pretty much all week and both weekend days :o( Good thing hubby has lots going on too at least when I'm not home it gives him some quiet time (sort since doggies are home) to get his studying done.
On a happy note, I weighed in yesterday at WW and had lost more weight :o) YAY ME! My scale at home is showing the same weight as WW so this morning before heading for work I decided to weigh myself and as of today I have officially lost 10 lbs. YAY ME AGAIN!!! I'm very excited. Little by little is coming off :o) Now the key is to keep it off and STOP eating like a piggy on the weekend. I've got nothing planned this week or this weekend so that should help. I've gotta start planning now for what I'm gonna eat while we are in Solvang next weekend. Being good while on a trip is hard so I think I'll bring a cooler at least for the drive down. I can pack some lunches and snacks so I'm not tempted to eat all the gas station goodies that I normally eat while on a road trip or that In-n -Out Burger :o(
Mom is feeling much better :o)
Posted by Claudia at 9:34 AM
February 25, 2008
Posted by Claudia at 10:56 AM
February 21, 2008
The ASO cited the doping scandals of last year’s Tour de France as justification.
I'm updating tonight because I won't be around tomorrow. I'm off to Stitches West with Amy. Tomorrow is a super slow day all across our company because all our engineers are off to Colorado for our annual Technical Seminar so it's a quiet day in the office and a day off for me :o) which worked out perfect because it's Stitches West, a knitting convention. I can't wait!
Posted by Claudia at 9:40 PM
The rain held out and although it was cloudy we still go to see this
while doing our swimming last night. We did all the same drills we did on Monday and even added an extra 50m of swimming at the end for a total of 850m last night :o) YAY us.
I went by Forward Motion yesterday and got new shoes. Mizuno is very funny and now I see why we end up having issues, like shin splints or plantar faciitis, when getting new shoes. For some reason I haven't thrown out my 2005 running shoes and last night I was looking in my closet and here is what I have:
2005 Mizuno Alchemy - Size 7.5
2006 Mizuno Alchemy - Size 6
2007 Mizuno Alchemy (these are my new ones) - Size 7
WHY is that each year they mess with the shoe so much that I'm such different sizes. I'm usully a 7 in a running shoe but I'm assuming that something went wonky in 2006 and they ended up with a very wide or long shoe for me to be wearing a size 6 and have plenty of room in the toe. Very strange. I've gotten lucky and never had a problem with the Mizuno's. In 2005 I had shin splints and plantar faciitis because before I found that Mizuno's would work I had gone through about 4 other shoes to find the one that was perfect. I used to wear Saucony and they changed my shoe and the new one is what caused my problems :o( grrrrrr! Anyway, I hope my Alchemy's continue to be good for me. I shall find out very soon.
Weight loss had been VERY slow for the last couple of weeks but I wasn't really being good on the weekends. I manage to maintain my weight and even lose a few ounces here and there but it wasn't much. I kind of fell behind my plan of at least 2lbs a week but I'm back on track now and went by and got weighed in today......down a total of 9.4 lbs, I am only a few ounces away from that 10lb mark....YAY!!!! I've gotta work hard I've got a vacation to go on in 2 months :o) I really think the swimming will help and I'm planning to start running soon which is why I went and bought new shoes. I think Rocky and I are also going to join the Yellow Jackets, a cycling group, to ride with on Saturday's until I start the triathlon team. Lots of hard work but in the end it'll pay off and I'll be nice and skinny, I hope :o)
Posted by Claudia at 9:31 AM
February 20, 2008
Posted by Claudia at 8:52 AM
February 19, 2008
We thought about going out to Sausalito for Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour but decided against it since I had made an appointment for my bike to be fitted. I didn't want to cancel it and State 1 started in Sausalito so we wouldn't of made it back in time. We decided to sleep in and just relax. We had a nice breakfast and didn't really do much in the morning. Rocky again had a bad allergy attack so he wasn't feeling too great. We headed out around 12:30 for my appt in Berkeley which didn't take too long actually. The guy who did my bike fitting said it looked pretty good the way it was. He just moved my seat up a tiny bit and back a tiny bit but it made a big difference. He did make me pedal for about 20 minutes :o( I was pouring sweat, man I'm out of shape.
The rest of the day was spent resting, knitting, eating and watching tv. I was meeting Amy at 6:30 in San Ramon for a our first swim...eeeekkkk! I was a bit nervous since I haven't been in the pool in two years and I wasn't looking foward to being in the pool in the cold, the pool is heated but it's still super chilly out.
We did great though, 800 meters done in our first workout :o) WOOHOOO! GOOD JOB AMY!
Here is what we did:
50m - Swim
50m - Kick (you just hold on to kick board and kick)
50m - Pull (put a pull buoy between your legs and just use arms to swim)
That was our 150m warm up
25m - Kick
25m - Drill #1 (face down, hands on side and only kick, take head out of water only to breath)
25m - Swim
25m - Kick
25m - Dril #2 (on your back, hands on side and only kick)
25m - Swim
25m - Kick
25m - Drill #3 (hands on side, face down and roll onto your back)
25m - Swim
25m - Kick
25m - Drill #4 (hands on side, face down, roll onto back but pause on your side before rolling over)
25m - Swim
we did this sequence twice for 600m
and then a 50m cool down = 800m
I'm feeling a little sore today but not too bad. I'm glad we got out there. I slept like a baby last night. We'll be swimming again on Thursday.
Posted by Claudia at 8:47 AM
February 15, 2008
Posted by Claudia at 10:39 AM
February 14, 2008
February 13, 2008
I am really loving this sunshine :O) it makes me happy and less grumpy. Not sure how long it's gonna last, I highly doubt we won't have more rain but it's been really nice to have almost 2 weeks of sun. I'm hoping to get the doggies out this weekend. I didn't have a chance last weekend but Patch was content with just laying out on the balcony. Both doggies were out there for quite a long time soaking up the sunshine rays.
Nothing exciting about last night. I had to make a stop at Michael's on my way home for some ribbon to finish a hat I knitted. I went home and made dinner, knitted a scarf for Ms. Lindsay while watching tv and then hit the sack. Pretty boring.
Tonight I'm gonna hit the grocery to get stuff for Valentine's Day dinner. Not sure what I'll cook but I'm sure I'll come up with something yummy!
Valentine's is an annoying holiday to me. Why should we be told by some darn Hallmark holiday when I should make a nice dinner, buy nice gifts, give nice cards and treat my significant other oh so nice. Shouldn't you be doing that everyday? Luckily in my house we do. Hubby and I do nice things for each other all the time. We leave sticky notes for each other or buy each other cards just because. We make yummy dinners at home at least a few times a week and we are always nice to each other. In fact my hubby brings me flowers every couple of weeks...aaaawwww...how sweet :o) I love my hubby.
Posted by Claudia at 10:04 AM
February 12, 2008
Last night was a mellow night for me, sort of. I spent about 2 hours on the phone with my friend Debbie helping her fill out her eHarmony survey. That darn thing is super long and they tend to ask pretty much the same questions over and over in different formats. Kind of annyoing if you ask me. It was fun though and I'll have to get an update from her to see if anything comes out of it.
Weight lost this week was super duper minimal, 4 ounces :o( oh well, at least I didn't gain weight, right? Hopefully I'll do better this week, I've had two weeks of very small lose so I'm a few pounds behind.
My new favorite dessert is a mixture of berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries) in waffle bowl with fat free cool whip....YUMMY! and it's just 2 pts. I kind of stumbled on it by accident when I was trying to figure out what to make for the ladies on Sunday. I was at home checking the points on the waffle bowl which I thought would be high but come to find out it's only 1 little pt, berries are 1 for 1 cup and the cool whip is ZERO! It's a great way to get 1 serving of fruit in and get my craving for dessert satisfied.
Happy Sunny Tuesday!
Posted by Claudia at 10:03 AM
February 11, 2008
This weekend turned out to have some highs and some lows.
Friday night Rocky and I headed out to Montclair and had dinner at Italian Colors. It's a yummy place but way over priced for pasta. We had a good time though and while there we chatted about where we are going on vacation in April for our 1 year Anniversary..YIKES time flies when you are having fun.
Anywho, we've had a travel agent looking into several locations for us, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, and after looking at locations and pricing we've decided to go with the Caribbean. We are going to be going to the Dominica Republic and staying in a nice place right on the beach :o) I can't wait! It'll be a nice getaway to a new location and very relaxing. I've been to several location in Mexico and Costa Rica was super expensive so for the price we got a good deal to go to the Dominican Republic. I would have never thought that this was a popular destination but after looking into it, it is so this is where we will go. This means I gotta chop chop and get a new passport since I changed my name. I will be taking care of that this week. After a nice dinner and chatting we headed home to relax.
The ladies headed out around 7:30 and a few minutes later one was back, Olivia. Her car died :o( Rocky tried to jump it but it didn't work. We aren't sure if my hubby is battery jumping challenged or the car just wouldn't turn over. Called AAA and the guy said she needed water in the battery, HUH! I didn't know batteries had water in them, I dunno. Anyway, he didn't think that she'd make it home even if he filled it so we decided she should just stay and deal with it in the morning. We did just that! Mr. AAA man arrived around 9am with a new battery, installed it and off she went. I benefited from it cause I got to sleep in while we waited for him :o)
Posted by Claudia at 2:28 PM
February 08, 2008
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!
Posted by Claudia at 10:16 AM
February 07, 2008
Haven't been up to much this week. I've pretty much gone home, eaten dinner and then plopped on the couch to watch TV or knit a little. I was suppose to take a knitting class tonight but they cancelled it because no on signed up :o( boo, hoo. I'm bummed. I will however get my knitting fix in this week since I'm hosting an SnB at our house on Sunday.
I made a yummy veggie soup from Weight Watchers last night so I'll be going home to have some of that. Hubby has had a long week this week with working late, school and band practice. I have a feeling we are going to have a low key weekend. I'm looking forward to it being Friday tomorrow. Too bad I can't take the day off, it is SO nice outside, me heart the sunshine.
That's my boring update for today :o(
Posted by Claudia at 2:32 PM
February 06, 2008
February 05, 2008
My dad asked me the other day how it is I'm losing weight and still eating out so much, haa, haa, I dunno. Actually I do know, by making better choices. Well at least making better choices Monday - Friday since the weekends just don't seem to be as easy to deal with. I'm making better choices in what I pick and my hubby has been good about sharing food with me instead of us both eating and ENTIRE meal out. So things like having salad instead of fries for lunch or eating fruits with my breakfast instead of potatoes, having smaller portions. Little things make a big difference.
So today I am half way to my goal of losing 15lbs...woohoo! I still have a lot of work to do but it feels good that little by little the pounds are coming off. It's HARD, very very hard. There are days I just want to cry and eat an entire pizza, but I don't and I haven't yet although I've gotten close :o(
I'm not excersising yet but I know once I start it'll help a lot. Amy and I are going to plan on swimming a few days a week and in a few weeks I will start running again. I actually can't wait. I"m starting to miss it, ummm only a little though :o)
Posted by Claudia at 11:07 AM
February 04, 2008
This weekend was busy but we had a really fun time. Friday night Rocky and I hung out at home and just had a nice relaxing evening.
Saturday we got up early and had a yummy breakfast together and afterwards I went back to bed and he got ready for a crazy bike ride. Luckily he survived it and I'm hoping he didn't get sick from it since he didn't manage to make it home befor the rains and got drenched. I'm proud of him though for pounding out 32 miles in the freezing cold and on top of that it was a hilly ride.
I finally made it out of bed and got ready for the a day in Sonoma. I made breakfast for Ms. Olivia and Jeanette while they got ready at my house and then we headed out. We had a great time hitting the wineries and just hanging out together, chatting and laughing. OH and getting DRENCHED :o( the few showers scheduled for Saturday were an endless downpour of rain and wind. It sure made for a fun day running from the car to the tasting rooms at the wineries. We had a nice dinner and then took Jeanette back to her car, she had plans with the hubby and had to get back. Olivia and I had planned to stay.
In the meantime the hubby was at home getting ready to go to the Foo Fighters Concert with his brother. Same situation at home, pouring rain :o( but Rocky and Martin had a great time and said the concert was really good. YAY! A fun evening for the brothers.
Super Bowl Sunday we headed over to Rocky's parents house. Olivia and I both had to cook stuff to bring to Rocky's mom's house for Super Bowl. She went home to make cookies :o) and I made some Spicy Chicken Legs and Spicy Shrimp. Olivia made it back to our house around 1pm and then we headed to Daly City. Rocky's parents purchased a new flat screen tv and of course had made lots of yummy food. We plopped on the couch with our food, knitting and watched the very exciting Super Bowl game. After the game we headed home. I think the doggies and I were asleep by 9pm while my hubby stayed up watching tv. He's such a night owl.
Congrats to the NY Giant's! What an exciting end to the game.
Posted by Claudia at 1:49 PM
February 01, 2008
The sun is out today, I know it's only for a little while because it's suppose to pour again this weekend :o( and although the sun is out it's still a bit chilly but I don't care, it's nice seeing the sun shine :o)
I'm so happy it's Friday. It has been a busy week for me here at work and I have been pooped. I got some good sleep though last night so I'm feeling good today. Nice and refreshed just in time for the weekend. I have been laying low all week, haven't even knitted cause I had been so pooped :o( oh well. I'll pick it back up this weekend.
Let's see, tonight we will be hanging out home. Tomorrow Ms. Olivia, Jeanette and I....crossing my fingers for Ms. Amy...will be heading to Sonoma for a couple of hours. I still need to pick up my wine since we had to scrap going last weekend. Should be a fun day with the ladies. My hubby is going to the Foo Fighters concert with his brother, my gift to them for Christmas :o) Sunday we are heading to my father/mother-in-laws house for Super Bowl. I'm looking forward to it but I'm not looking forward to having to weigh in on Monday after this weekend :o( waahhh. I'm still doing good though so hopefully I won't screw it up too bad.
Posted by Claudia at 11:36 AM
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