Monday, July 23, 2012

shopping sampler

discovered a new to me local flea. got this sterling ring for five bucks... I think its handmade it has an odd little stamp next to the 925 mark... either a makers mark or an oops lol. did leave behind a claddagh ring I thought about getting but can't have everything! the background print is on my new jones new york cord skirt find at goodwill. somehow I knew it would be a perfect fit without even trying it on.

<3 amorette

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

just a wednesday

life has gotten in a groove. a summer groove. but luckily not the kind the bike tire gets stuck in and sends you toppling over.

its been really warm in boston and i've been visiting the docs a lot trying to get some kind of answers. but its hard to get answers out of them. they are trying to diagnose me with something that is not really a bad or scary thing but not a definite thing. in other words, there's no test to say that i do in fact have it and there's no set list of side effects. its an individual thing, to each his own. we've looked at my weight changes over the recent years and its been decided i need to lose some. i've known this obviously, i look at myself. so 10-15% loss and i might not have any symptoms. that was only around 15-23 pounds at first visit. so, not that bad right?

i joined a cheap gym. (i had decided the one at work was too expensive for the frequency i'd been going there) this ones closer to home. at this point i'm still not finding time to go often enough. the most i've gone is 3 times a week. so to make up for that lack of motivation i did not renew my t-pass this month. so now i'm bike commuting. put the $70 into fixing up my bike. its a cerca 1994 specialized hybrid, steel frame. put a new seat on, then needed a new seat post, then i realized the tires were probably original so replaced those, and the tubes. probably should have replaced the wheels but the bf tightened up some spokes so at least they spin truer.

so since i started riding mid june about 11mi+ a day (+ if i go out anywhere other than just work then home). so far 5lbs down. most progress i can remember in a while. (they tell me that's a side effect, but i don't like to displace blame) i had been using the 'fitness pal' website to track my food and gym visits and it swore i would lose 1lb a week but i continued to lose absolutely nothing (in fact i gained). but i was never able to force myself to work out at the gym everyday, its so drab and seems like a drain of hours of my life i'll never get back. at least i can bike everyday b/c i have to get to work. i don't need to persuade myself to do it.

i think i will take actual measurements once a month, to see if those change. i've never tried that approach before since just weight can go up due to muscle mass vs fat. i'm basically just using the gym for weights/weight related machines.

maybe this year it won't snow either & i can ride all winter... i wish.

we've had a lot of thunderstorms, as long as they are b/w 9-5 i'm ok ;p

i've been frequenting the local pool. its busy now. too bad they don't have a free indoor one in the winter, but i'd never want to go if its cold. i never used the gym pool. and like most people i really can't swim. not fast or in any orderly fashion anyway.

so now i just have to keep the focus. also need to focus on the condo and reducing my "stuff" and bringing some order to the place. its hard to keep it clean and sane in there with the roommate and the cat both making messes. and i just have too many clothes for my closet. i wish i had the room to put in a closet or the foresight to know i have too much and just buy a huge standalone clothes hanging rack instead of a dresser. its so hard to find things to wear in drawers, i've never gotten used it it and therefore don't wear at least 1/2 my clothes. i guess i had thought of this before... i was going to get an armoire, but a dresser was just so much easier to find.

i should be getting out and playing with my camera also, get some photos up here. wrap up the site etc etc. i wonder if that will ever happen?

<3 amorette