Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 264 - Increase Exercise

Another late post.  Been too busy running all of my alts through the new instances in Warcraft.

2 Days ago, I decided to try to increase the difficulty of my exercise.  I don't have extra time to do them.  Try as I may, doing 3.9 MPH pace is beyond what my knees will hold.  So I did what was suggested, I elevated the treadmill by 1 more degree.  The result has been a more taxing exercise.  I just wish the result is more immediate.

114/78/62 207.2lb 96 mg/DL

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 263 - Late Post

Busy day.  This post got done a day late.  More another post.

113/74/62 207.6lb 93 mg/DL

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 262 - Patch 4.1 Day 3

With 2 nights worth of dungeon crawl, I've come to like the new troll heroic dungeons.  They're hard, but the reward is well worth the effort.  Now, if I only have time to play all of my characters on these dungeons.

116/72/67 206.6lb 95 mg/DL

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 261 - Spring 2011

Ok, it now feels like Spring.  I no longer have to use the radiated heater to keep my room toasty due to my reduce fat insulation.  It's still too cold for me to change out the winter blanket, so the thick blanket stays.  We had a couple of days of above average temperature where I had to drive around town.  I don't think I'll enjoy the heat any more than I've enjoy the cold.

I've also noticed that the new underpants that I bought back in November 26 2010 already too big.  That's only 5 months and almost 50 pounds ago.  Still I might be considering buying new clothing again even before I hit the less than 200 pound territory.  In terms of my belt size, I'm now on my second belt, and I've moved 2 notched in since I got the belt.  The previous notch was a month ago, so at least I'm making progress.

123/79/66 207.4lb 95 mg/DL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 260 - World of Warcraft Patch 4.1

World of Warcraft patch 4.1 goes live today.  I've updated the game client on all 3 of my computers that has the game.  I sincerely doubt if I'll get to play it fully today on all of my toons.  I'm already at a loss in juggling times for various toons.  With the introduction of 4.1, I now have even less time.  New fishing quests, 2 new epic dungeons that I have to do.  Of course, I'll be running the dungeons on my main characters first, and my alts later.  The upside is that I don't have to kill myself in queueing up all of my toons on getting into random on a daily basis.  Now they can be complete 7 per week.

109/71/60 207.2lb 87 mg/DL

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 259 - Post Eastern Sunday Blood Drawing

I think I had an adverse reaction to the ice coffee my brother bought yesterday.  Now, I have had coffee late in the day without adverse effect in the past couple of weeks.  Last night was a new one for me.  I know I'm tired, but I literally cannot will myself to sleep.

Didn't help that this morning when I finally woke up that I have to do my vitamin blood work.  Unlike my physician's normal blood test, the vitamin test is a 12 tube draw affair.  Fortunately, despite of me not having drink any fluid for 12 hours, the draw is moderately smooth this time.  They didn't call me back for second round of drawing.

120/79/59 207.4lb 90 mg/DL

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 258 - End of Week 37

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

04-24-2011 Front
04-24-2011 Side

Not the greatest week as I experience yet another round of stall and regression.  My dinner out with the family last night also didn't help.  It always messed me up when I go to a new restaurant since I have no idea how much to eat or what to eat.  Still, I'm not regressing that much, and still holding the line.

118/79/67 207.6 lb 96 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.4lb
Total Weight Loss 120.4lb
Body Mass Index 29.78

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 257 - Tale of the Talentless Hunter

I went on a Pick Up Group on my shadow priest today with a guild alt tank.  One of the pick up member of the party is a hunter.  I swear, this hunter is probably one that did not pick up a single talent in any of the three tree.  Not once does the hunter utilize the signature shots of any of the trees (Beast Master, Survival, Marksman), nor does he know how to launch trap to do crowd control.  We were able to carry him, but it wasn't pretty.

109/71/55 208.8lb 92 mg/DL

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 256 - Grinding Tol Barad

After getting my main character Dianora exalted with Tol Barad Faction, I came to this realization, getting exalted is ridiculously easy.  However, getting the actual items I want (2 mount and a companion pet, and 1 trinket) will be long and hard grind.  Good thing I have many many alts that also need the same thing.  Unfortunately for me, half of the daily quest won't necessary be up when I'm doing them on the characters while waiting for the daily heroic dungeon queue.  On that matter, I'm almost done with the reputation grind for most of my character (with the exception of Ogiue, but that can be done rather quickly since I'm mainly tanking with that toon.

118/78/75 208lb 92 mg/DL

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 255 - Jadefang

I've feel that I've been neglecting my hunter Kycilia a bit lately. So to make up for that, I've been camping in the Crumbling Depth subzone in Deepholme for the rare spawn Jadefang. After 3 days of camping, on and off, the Shale Spider spawned:
Jadefang captured at the scene of the crime

After capturing her, I went back to Stormwind and remove my old Shale Spider (which I never even got around to name) and Jadefang now has a perminent spot on my hunter's carrying rotation of pets.

I kept Kycilia parked in the same tunnel just to see if Jadefang will spawn the next day.  Sure enough, it did.  Unfortunately for my main character Dianora, Underground Economy is not in rotation for today.  So Instead of adding a companion pet to my one character that is dedicated to collecting, I have to settle for my hunter getting her own rare companion pet:
Group Picture: Dead Jadefang, my Jadefang, and Tiny Shale Spider

Just when I think I got out of my last stall, I entered another stall.  Worst off for me, this stall appears to start at 2 pounds heavier.  Well, I'm working from home today, away from all of the decaffeinated coffee.  Perhaps that's been my problem?

115/74/62 209.2lb 99 mg/DL

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 254 - Still Working On It

Well, still working on getting back on track. Having those packet of beef jerky from Costco is really tempting. Let me just will myself for one day and see the result.

117/77/76 209.8lb 95 mg/DL

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 253- And Take A Step Backward?

It would seem that whenever I made some stride towards my goal, I will self sabotage myself. Yesterday, I miscounted and arrived at the office minus any of the lunch that I usually eat. So I opted to go out to the Japanese restaurant in Burbank. I have the Chicken Bowl, which does set off minor onset of dumping (I felt the glazed sauce working through my system giving me a slight episode of flash discomfort). Since my glucose reading this morning is fine, I supposed is the 2 bags of single serving beef jerky that I brought in from Costco that did the trick.

Even with my surgery, I still have to pay attention to what I eat.

105/75/47 209lb 95 mg/DL

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 252 - Tax Day 2011

I filed my tax 2 weeks ago. Despite electronically posting the Federal return on a Saturday, IRS took my money on Monday promptly. Guess they're at least good about doing something? I'm NOT counting on getting my State refund anytime soon with the way the financial situation of the state government is going.

At least this year (like last year), Turbo Tax isn't advising me to do pre-payment. I actually owed money this year at the filing time, which is actually better than to be getting a tax refund. Tax refund simply means the tax preparation was wrong, and I over paid the tax.

I was a bit late in getting to work, and during my week of absence from the office, I messed up the count, and I didn't have any lunch left. Well, as I've always said, I won't starve.

105/69/65 207.6lb 97 mg/DL

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 251 - End of Week 36

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

04-17-2011 Front
04-17-2011 Side

I spend most of this week coop up in my house taking the training course.  Even my Saturday lunch at The Noodle King is somewhat tempered.  I only have the fried tofu and saute spinach (which I took home for today's lunch).  I had my usual basil omlette for both breakfast in the weekend, and I had the usual large dinner yesterday with the family having steak (I took what I considered 6 oz of slices).  The dinner did include some wild rice and mash potatoe.  Thankfully the glucose reading this morning is still normal.

I'm not sure how much weight there are in the hair, but I did get my hair cut yesterday.  In all, this has been a good week weight control wise.

113/68/60 207.2lb 95 mg/DL
Week to Week 3.1lb
Total Weight Loss 120.8lb
Body Mass Index 29.73

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 250 - 120 Pounds Down

Well, the last 10 pounds took much longer than all of the previous 10 pounds milestone, 43 days. These past 43 days have not been a walk in the park for me. Well, now that I'm out of on-call, out of training, it's shopping day for me. Lots of supplies I need to buy.

11/71/62 208lb 98 mg/DL
Milestone 120lb

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 249 - Approaching Onelander

Ok, 0.2 pound to 120 pounds down since surgery. 8.2 pounds to the mythical Onelander (the weigh that begins with 1XX). When I get there, I'll do another post, but this is just thinking about Onelander. I believe my surgeon's weight goal for me is 180 pounds. My more ambitious goal used to be 163 pounds. I've come to realization that was a bit too much. So my current revised goal is 170-175 pounds. In either event, a weight well in the one hundred range, and about half of my all time weight of 355 pounds. The goal is in sight, I just have to keep at it.

109/70/66 208.2lb 93 mg/DL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 248 - Back on Track?

Another short post. It would appear that I'm finally going in the right direction in terms of the weigh. However, I'm still a bit worry about my swinging blood sugar measurement.

115/74/80 208.6lb 101 mg/DL

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 247 - The Slightly Late Edition Post

Sorry for the late post. I meant to post this almost 15 hours ago, but better later than none at all right? Since it's bed time for me, and my work day starts again tomorrow at 7AM, I better get some sleep.

106/69/59 209.4lb 91 mg/DL

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 246 - Day After On-Call

Yesterday, I got off on-call. Even as I tried to get more sleep, my schedule still tripped me off. I have opted to do my online course from home, since I'm doing this course by my self, there's no point in going into the office. So I had initially give myself leave to sleep in a bit. But the class still starts at 7AM promptly. So in my haste, I've screwed my self out of time to do my 30 minutes of walk. I still intend to do this, at lunch time whenever the instructor start that.

104/66/57 209.8lb 94 mg/DL

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 245 - Tax Season 2011

This weekend as I watch my brothers struggle with finishing their tax before the filing deadline, I'm grateful that my own tax is so simple. In many ways, I got the simplest kind of tax to do. I owns no properties. I have no dependent nor spouse. I owns almost nothing that's tax related. And when I did my online filing, IRS immediately deducted the amount owed out of my bank account 2 days after I filed (on a Saturday no less). I guess they're serious about getting my money. For some reason, State of California actually owes me money this year. I'm not exactly counting on that money to survive. I'm just grateful that I have another year before doing all of this all over again.

One thing that did stood out this year a bit more than last year is that I actually spend enough money medically to take deduction on it. Of course consider that I actually had a major surgery last year, that's to be expected.

108/72/61 209.8lb 96 mg/DL

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 244 - End of Week 35

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

04-10-2011 Front
04-10-2011 Side

Well, I did look more at what I ate this week, and the result is encouraging.  I gotten below my previous low (back in 03/24/11 at 211.6lb, but still a bit over yesterday's low).  This week of on-call hell is finally drawing to a close.  Lets hope I actually get some sleep.

113/74/60 210.4lb 90 mg/DL
Week to Week 4.4lb
Total Weight Loss 117.6lb
Body Mass Index 30.19

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 243 - 8 Months Out

It's 8 months since my surgery.  The stalls from the last 2 weeks seemed to have ended.  At least I think I'm heading towards the right direction.  I lost only 7 pounds this months.  I should be grateful that I'm still loosing pounds and not gaining.  Onelander is almost in sight and I want to get there.

114/78/67 209.6lb 95 mg/DL
Month 08 7lb

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 242 - Less Sleep Edition

I have not been getting enough sleep recently.  Yesterday on my way home, I can sense the lead in my eyelids and have to pay extra attention while driving home.  I opted to sleep earlier than usual, not only because I should, but I was falling asleep without actually trying.

So what happened this morning at 2:50AM?  I go woken up at 2:50AM and I didn't have my coffee until I had my exercise, which happens 3 hours later.  Despite all of that, other than my blood pressure measurements, all of my other numbers came in fine.  Tomorrow will be my 7th months post surgery, we'll see how that measurement holds up.

127/88/74 211.4lb 94 mg/DL

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 241 - Dark Phoenix

Instead of Dark Phoenix, Only the Glow Effect.

Yesterday, I got my main character Dianora exalted with the guild via daily quest (and doing ALL of the quests in the expansion).  Thus with some money mailed from my other characters, I bought the Dark Phoenix Mount from the guild vendor in Stormwind.  I already own and fly the Phoenix mount from Tempest Keep raid instance, so this is a bit of a difference.  It is also currently bugged, since the feature itself is mostly invisible.  I'll live with that.

Tomorrow's measurement will be interesting, since I didn't get a whole lot of chances to eat right this morning (running out of the house to answer on-call issue, eating Burger King breakfast).

112/66/51 211.8lb 94 mg/DL

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 240 - Terrorpene

I've been hunting the rare spawn turtle pet Terrorpene for about 2 weeks since my previous capture of Skoll.  Today, just for the hell of it, I update the client on my tiny netbook and log into my hunter just to mess around.  Sure enough, there's the flaming scale turtle of my dream.  Here's the turtle at the scene of the crime.
Terropene at The Throne of Flame

108/70/71 213.8lb 94 mg/DL

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 239 - Back on the Grind

As of 9AM yesterday, I went back on call for work. For once, I'm not going to Rose Hills this week. I'll let the rest of my family do this task this week.

Yesterday was an interesting raid. While I was trying to get the Two Handed Epic Mace enchanted (I'm short a couple of really expensive reagent), the Bind on Equip Epic Sword dropped twice.  So both the tank got the weapon upgrade, and I sold off 4 different rare tanking weapons that I've been holding on to.

I'm still watching what I eat, but the Korean made Spicy Seaweed really got a hold on me.  Good thing it isn't high calorie food.

108/70/71 213.8lb 94 mg/DL

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 238 - Going Back on the Wagon

I haven't been doing well weight wise for the past week. I'm still having the same issue as I've been having the past couple of weeks. Well, this week, I'm going to try to look more closely at what I eat, in hope of getting the program going in the right direction. Wish me luck.

119/81/71 216.4lb 89 mg/DL

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 237 - End of Week 34

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

04-03-2011 Front
04-03-2011 Side

Due to the food I've been eating this weekend, it's no wonder that my weight won't stay down.  I had oyster omlette with Hot and Sour soup for dinner on Friday night.  2/3 of that soup served as my lunch the next day, and my brother bought Spicy Beef Noodle for dinner, which I'll be eating the 2nd half tonight.  Still, 2.2 extra pounds compared to last week isn't good.

118/78/78 214.8lb 93 mg/DL
Week to Week -2.2lb
Total Weight Loss 113.2b
Body Mass Index 30.82

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 236 - Joy of Levelig Alts

So on this cooler Saturday, I spend the day doing daily quests and daily heroics.  Managed to get my main character Dianora to rescue Pebbles 10 times.  Nice cute blue rock elemental pet.  I somehow managed to do most of the hard dungeon instead of the easy one.  Guess luck isn't on my side.

116/77/66 213.8lb 96 mg/DL

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 235 - Dinner From 03-31-11

Well, as promised, picture from my dinner last night.
6 ounce of Pork Chop
Slice Pork

Pork Marinated
Slice Green Onion & Ginger
Stir Fried Ginger
Cooking Pork
Every since my surgery, I've felt colder than usual.  Even though it's spring, I still need to turn on radiated heater in my room so I don't feel freezing.  Yesterday, the temperature in the valley reached 90, and it was 100 outside of my house.  So I slept yesterday without the heater, and felt fine.  Except waking up 1 hour earlier than my alarm and having problem going back to sleep.

What I'm a bit worry is my blood sugar reading the past week.  I am drinking more coffee, and that seemed to have spike my reading up.  This morning my reading is 105 mg/DL, my highest since February.  I'll cut back on any extra caffeine intake today and see the result from tomorrow.

106/72/50 213.4lb 105 mg/DL