Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 509 - The Old Republic Day 9

I restarted my Sith Inquisitor character again, and this time, properly specced for healing.  I'm also signing up to do flashpoint whenever I need a break from leveling.  Doing the thing all over again, does give me some advantage, since I now know how to do some of the things properly.

109/65/52 165.8lb 88 mg/DL

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 508 - Limitation of Using Google Plus Hangout

Last night I went on a couple of run of flashpoint (The Old Republic's version of dungeon) with one of my co-worker.  As neither of us have subscription to a dedicated channel of ventrillo services, we opted using Google Plus Hangout.  It works, albeit, it does have a major problem with using it for this purpose.  Hangout will periodically check if you're idle, and kick you out when you are.  The limit appears to be 30 minutes, which is how long the flashpoint lasted.  So it's somewhat annoying that you get to the end of the run and the hangout closed out...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 507 - Pull Pork Sandwich

This is a make up post from yesterday:
Yesterday my I went with my co-workers to a sandwich place down by Eagle Rock. I ordered a pull pork sandwich with the understanding that I'll eat half at lunch and half at home. For some reason, I ate the bread at lunch, and that really doesn't agree with me. This is what the sandwich looked like 6 hours later:

This time, I opted not to eat the bread.  Albeit, I also finished up the rest of the roast turkey from our Christmas diner...  And last but not the least, I bought this home for my father:

And ate 1/8 of it.  No wonder I gained 4 pounds this past week.  Time to get a grip of myself.

98/59/50 168.6lb 78 mg/DL

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 506 - Glucose Meter

A couple of weeks ago, I got this mail from my medical supply fulfillment company with coupon for a newer glucose meter. Since the machine I'm currently using had wrong kind of test strip (thus, I'm fairly positive that my readings have a low bias), I thought it was a good opportunity to rectified the situation.

I went online and went through their fulfillment forms and got the meters a couple of days later. I also inform my doctor to order me the new test strip for the new machine. Unfortunately, just as my previous order for the previous machine had a mix up, so does this machine. The test strip not only does not work, they are for a completely different generation of meter (it's a drum of test strip).

In total frustration, I dropped off the new machine (with the sample bottle of test strip) off at my doctor's office yesterday. The doctor's office call me back in the afternoon, and I wait and see if the medical supply company can actually get their act together.

109/71/69 168.6lb 79 mg/DL

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 505 - The Conspiracy to Keep Me Awake

My co-worker was nice enough to relieve me from on-call duty early yesterday. I was all set to be on-call until today at 8AM. Unfortunately for me, I still have my cell phone set to on-call mode, which puts out alerts that's designed to awake me. Last night starting at 10PM, and every 2 hours there after, someone was dutifully updating a situation that unfortunately also include the filter word that triggers my alerts. After the third such update, I actually got around to turn it off. By then, it was only 90 minutes until my actual work day alarm woke me up. Not a good way to start my day.

113/76/74 167.8lb 80 mg/DL

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 504 - The Old Republic Day 4

One reason why yesterday's post didn't come up until today is the simple fact that I've been spending all my time on The Old Republic.  Leveling basically slowed down significantly after level 10 (when you leave the newbie planet).  After the second planet, you get your own starship to go to different zone.  I"m still looking for my co-worker's guild...

110/74/53 167.2lb 84 mg/DL

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 503 - End of Week 72

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

12-25-2011 Front
12-25-2011 Side

Sorry for yet another late post.  Not much to talk about except it's Christmas 2011.  I don't celebrate this holiday, and I generally don't exchange gifts.  Which is why tomorrow will be hell for me.  I'll be heading into the shopping centers looking for belt and undershirts, and I'll be running into the Post Christmas shoppers.  Woe be onto me.

110/75/73 167lb 77 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.8lb

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 502 - The Old Republic Day 1

Or rather, Day 1.5.  I spend a better part of 2 hours installing the Old Republic yesterday.  In the midst of doing that, my Paladin tank finished up the Looking for Raid version of Dragon Soul raid.

Last night, I went into TOR and started creating characters in earnest.  I managed to leveled a Republican Smugglers up to level 5 and went back to the Empire characters.  This morning, I mainly concentrate on my Sith Inquisitor, and around dinner, I managed to get her up to level 13.

Well, now it's time to go back toWarcraft and finish up the holiday daily quests.

118/75/59 165.8lb 79 mg/DL

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 501 - So Many Games

And so little time.  This weekend is a long weekend.  I've already bought The Old Republic this past Tuesday.  I just haven't got the time to actually installed it.  I'll probably end up running all of my toons through Dragon Soul raid in LFR, and then start playing the new game.

111/68/65 165.8lb 81 mg/DL

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 500 - Too Thin

The other day, my father caution me against loosing too much weight.  My my own estimate, I'm still on the upper end of the normal weight scale.  No longer over weight, but still a bit on the heavier side.  Mind you, a good 5 to 10 pound of my weight is currently tied to loose skin that requires surgery to get rid of.  But I can sense what he's talking about.  The medium size shirts that I bought just prior to Thanksgiving already a bit too large.

Oh, here's what I had for lunch:

115/71/74 164.4lb 81 mg/DL

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 499 - Raid Finder

It's been 3 weeks since the release of patch 4.3.  I think my characters are sufficiently geared to go to the next league, raid finder.  Raid finder is similar to random heroic where you're matched with 24 other people to do a simplified raid.  Amazingly enough that we actually managed to get through most of it with out issue.  I trotted out Fidie, Nodame, Kasukabe, Lonchaneyjr and Kycilia in raid finder queue.  Only took about 10 minutes of wait time and the result is somewhat rewrding.  Right now, I'm only in it to figure out the mechanics of the fight.  I'll take my tank through later in the week.

130/74/69 166lb 83 mg/DL

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 498 - So Many Games So Little Time

Sorry for another late post.  I'll explain in the next post what I was doing.

With the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I have yet another soul devouring all consuming game at my disposal.  For those people in the Beta program, they could start playing in the real game 10 days prior to the actual release.  For me, I have to drive down to Fry's Electronics and buy my copy, where it still sits at the corner of my room, unopened.  I simply don't have the time for that yet.

111/73/79 165.4lb 83

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 497 - Back in the Office

After 3 weeks away from the office (technically, I did stop by on one weekend to drop off Christmas gifts and pick up training material) with 2 weeks of at home training and 1 week of vacation, I'm now back in the office.  And just for kicks, I'm also back on call.  So this week will be a whole less fun than last week, in which I nearly didn't get anything done, except going freezing in my house.  That doesn't appears to be an issue in the climate controlled office.

109/70/48 164.8lb 80 mg/DL

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 496 - End of Week 71

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

12-18-2011 Front
12-18-2011 Side

Day 4 of Galaxy Nexus.  I still don't have a screen protector yet.  I've already ordered one, and hope it gets here faster.

My weight is still steady without much change.  Just for kicks, I would like to loose half of the weight as I've been keeping track of the weight 14 months ago.  Technically, I've already did that with my maximum weight of 355lb.  But that number doesn't show up in the spreadsheet.

I hit my initial goal weight of 180, and the revised weight of 174.  Now I'm aiming for 164.

113/73/65 166.2lb 92 mg/DL
Week to Week 1

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 495 - Galaxy Nexus Day 3

The car adopter kit came in today.  Unfortunately, it is NOT the version I want.  Verizon doesn't seemed to have the smarter version.  Well, this means I won't be able to use the phone as map for a while.

120/74/57 166.4lb 83 mg/DL

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 494 - Galaxy Nexus Day 2

I didn't have much time to spend with the Galaxy Nexus on my first day with it.  With me trying to get around the 60 Freeway closure and getting to and from there an issue.

But I did get around with reading up on both unlocking the boot loader and rooting the phone.  As it turns out, preparation for both those task took more time and effort than the  the actual works.

116/77/67 166lb 84 mg/DL

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 493 - Galaxy Nexus

Well, today is the day Verizon releases Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE version.  Naturally I went and replace my original Droid with this new phone.  What was surprising is that there was a line when we got to the store early:

Something I've never seen at an Android phone event.

We got the phone, and decided to drive down to San Gabriel to pick up some belt holsters for these phone.  San Gabriel also has Noodle King where we had lunch:

The first picture was the last picture taken by the old phone, and the picture of the noodle and fried tofu is taken with the new phone.  Mind you, I only drank some of the noodle soup.

We spend the afternoon going to and back from Rose Hills.  The oil tanker explosion near Monte Bello really messed up the traffic there.  I fear that in the future, I'll have to take really long way around it.

117/75/67 168.2lb 75 mg/DL

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 492 - Continuing Vacation

Spend roughly 6 hours today driving to and from a casino where I did a modest amount of cash donation.  I also bring my brother to the company store to buy some gifts for his co-workers.

111/69/82 168.2lb 80 mg/DL

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 491 - Rule #1 of Exercise

Well, it looks like I've broke my own first rule of exercise.  Above consistency, my first rule is to cause no injury.  With that in mind, my left knee's pain have return after today's exercise.  I guess it's time for me to cut back on the pace a bit.

I've been putting all of my toon through the heroic instances.  Thus far, they're gearing out nicely.

120/70/68 166.2lb 79 mg/DL

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 490 - Ankha

While waiting for heroic dungeon instance on my hunter, I was having her do daily quest to both pass time and to make some money.  This baby came across my view:


Now, the reason my hunter is naked is simple.  The specter tiger will one shot hunter that has any gears that has durability.  After one death, I read up on how to tame this beast properly, and got this shot.

I had my last quarterly follow up with my primary physician today, and she's most pleased with the blood work and the overall health of me.  I did bring up my issue with both my left toe nail and the heel pain.  She's referring me to a specialist.

109/70/59 167.6lb 86 mg/DL

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 489 - End of Week 70

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

12-11-2011 Front
12-11-2011 Side

This is day 2 of my increase regiment of exercise.  Today I was able to complete 45 minutes of 4.2 MPH at 2° Incline on the treadmill.  Even 30 minutes after that exercise, I still feel the burn in my thigh muscles.

Yesterday I went to a co-worker's home for Christmas party, and had some Stone Fire Grill food.  I'm paying for that with 0.8 extra pound this morning.  As far as I can tell, I'm still loosing weight, albeit, at a much slower rate.  Compared to 3 months ago, I'm still down 12.4 pounds.  But now is not the time to be complacent. 

103/64/69 167.2lb 82 mg/DL
Week to Week -1.8

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 488 - Doing Stupid Thing

I just finished 2 weeks of work related training at home.  After being coup up for 2 weeks at home, I decided to head out to Rose Hills early.  Good thing I did that, since the traffic going there was absolutely stupid.

Speaking of stupid, I stopped by Noodle King to pick up some fried rice for the rest of the house.  I also ordered this plate of saute beef with noodle.  Though I did ate a good chunk of it , it is definitely not recommended for someone of my state.

Noodle King 12-09-11

To make up for my stupidity last night, I decided to up my exercise regiment this morning.  I really cannot start the treadmill at 4.2MPH, but after 5 minutes of going at 4.1MPH, I was able to ramp up and complete the rest of the exercise at that speed.  Back on Wednesday, I decided to do shadow boxing as a mean of keeping myself warm.  Not a good idea, my shoulder socket was aching for 2 days, and only today, are they more or less normal.

105/68/67 166.4lb 81 mg/DL

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 487 - Start of Vacation

Not quite, but getting close.  I have a couple of things to finish and then I'm off to Rose Hills and the start of my vacation.

Also, today is the 16th months after surgery.  Kind of odd that I issed this date.

104/64/58 166.2lb 81 mg/DL

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 486 - Still Cold

This morning @ 4:30AM, outside temperature was 36.  Surprisingly enough my hands doesn't start getting the freezing feel until about 8AM.  I guess the morning exercise did its job in the blood circulation.  Too bad, my current class taking doesn't allow for much exercise.  2 more days of this.

111/73/70 166.6lb 78 mg/DL

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 485 - A Day That Will Live in Infamy

But not today.  Nothing really to report except to say that I gathered all of my tier 2 gears plus the shield that I kept from Wrath, and transmorg my main to look like a Judgment Paladin.  Still look good after all these years.

108/72/53 167.2lb 79 mg/DL

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 484 - Freezing

I never drank as much hot drink as I did yesterday.  Mainly just to keep warm.  Working at home does have its problem.  My computer is situated in an open ended room where heater doesn't work.  I cannot wear gloves, since I won't be able to type while wearing them.

This is one of the main discomfort with loosing all these weight.

113/72/68 167lb 74 mg/DL

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 483 - Sea Pony

This is Kasukabe with her latest companion pet Sea Pony. Kasukabe is also the last one of my level 85 toon to get this pet. It took her roughly 3 hours of intensive fishing to get this far. Hum. Perhaps I should bring my bank alt here as well?

113/70/63 165.6lb  71 mg/DL

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 482 - End of Week 69

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

12-04-2011 Front
12-04-2011 Side

Now that Darkmoon Fair is in town, one thing I can do while not having enough time to fully commit to an instance is just go to the island and fish.  New pet comes from fishing, and I'm determined to get one before the end of the week.

As mentioned in yesterday's post, my knee didn't hold up completely.  So I dial down the difficulty to finish the exercise.  This is my limit for now.

112/75/69 165.4lb 74 mg/DL
Week to Week 2.2

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 481 - Darkmoon Fair

Yes, this is becoming more routine.  The late post.  Last night as I was playing on my warlock, late in the evening, I noticed the Darkmoon Fair balloons on top of the mailbox, and lo and behold, the new patch 4.3 Darkmoon Fair is in town, albeit, now on a dedicated instanced island with 5 daily quest and profession quests.  Lots of fun.  Too bad the pets and mount cannot be mail from my alt to my main.  But I intend to get as many of these as I can.

 110/67/61 166lb 74 mg/DL

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 480 - 160 Pounds Down

Amazingly enough, I noticed that I didn't put in a post on Friday December 02. Also note that I've not lost 160 pounds since 2 days prior to surgery. As of this writing, I'm still below that weight, so it lookst to be genuine.

109/67/51 167.4lb 74 mg/DL

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 479 - Transmogrification

I've ran 4 of my toons through all 3 new instances.  I'm making quit a bit of money, but also spending a lot on the enchanting material.  One of the thing I finally decided to check out is the new transmogrification function.

Basically this allows you to transform your gear to look like some old favorite.  The first toon I decided to try this on is my warlock Kasukabe.  I happened to have a fairly complete set of gears from Icecrown raid instance, so she look as she did before.

117/74/56 169lb 74 mg/DL