Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 539 - Imperial Agent End of Chapter One

I'm in the midst of finishing up my Imperial Agent's chapter one story line. It's much more engaging than Sith Inquisitor, and let the player get a feel of a non-Force sensitive citizen. I can't wait to get to the next part.

111/66/62 168lb 81 mg/DL

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 538 - Another Day, Another Late Post

This is really starting to become a pattern. I'll just post up the numbers and save the things to say on Tuesday's post.

114/68/54 171lb 86 mg/DL

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 537 - End of Week 77

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

01-29-2012 Front
01-29-2012 Side

Not a good week for me.  At least the Saturday was a busy day.  I had some scheduled after hour work that really took me out of my normal routine.  And the pho I had for lunch yesterday didn't do me much favor.  Lets hope for a better week.

120/78/74 171.6lb 89 mg/DL
Week to Week -5.4lb

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 536 - Relearn How To Drive

I have to drive 35 miles on the family's minivan to deposit old electronics. Normally I drove a Prius for all of my commute. The amount of things being remove wont fit, I have to take alternative vehicle.

When ever I switch car, especially the minivan, I have to almost relearn how to drive. The response for both gas and especially the break are very different. Well, at least the trip isn't a totally loss. I did get there and have the county remove our old gear, and finding a permanent recycle facility.

110/75/64 169.6lb 87 mg/DL

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 535 - Sleeping While Watching The Clock

During last night's sleep, I messed up the setting of the heater. As a result, the room is much hotter than usual. I also managed not to set Fitbit to record my sleep behavior. But even without it, I noticed quit a bit of turning. I was semi-awake at least 4 times. Each time, I have to look at the clock and make small calculation to go back to sleep. Lets hope for more peaceful sleep tonight.

102/66/55 169.2lb 97 mg/DL

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 534 - Sleep Study

I'm not sure how much faith I should put into the FitBit sleep monitoring. For example, as far as I'm concern, last night was an extremely peaceful night of sleep. Yet, the log shows that I had 6 sleep interruption. The previous night, Fitbit records no interruption, yet, I distinctly remember being semi-awake at least 3 times.

For what it's worth, one thing that Fitbit does do is forcing me to actually evaluate the amount of sleep I'm getting, and I have to get to bed early enough to start my day at 4:30AM. That part seemed to be progressing well enough. Now if I can only get pass the mind numbing boring commute that I suffered through this morning (30 minutes to travel about 2 miles all due to accident).

103/67/57 170lb 91 mg/DL

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 533 - Another Make Up Post

Another day, another missed post. Whatever I was going to say will show up in the next post.

98/61/50 169.6lb 94 mg/DL

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 532 - More Knee Pain

This morning as I was doing my walk, I noticed that the right knee's strap was feeling a bit weird. Sure enough, it wasn't exactly installed correctly, and I had some mild pain right after, and more pain as throughout the rest of the day. Lets hope I can recover by tomorrow.

97/66/65 170lb 86 mg/DL

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 531 - Blood Test

I double check the calendar afterward and realized that the blood test should be next week. Unfortunately, my mind kept on telling me I should get it done as soon as possible, so it happens. 2 days after my blood donation, I did the vitamin blood test, which requires significantly more tubes of blood drawn. At least with my current weight, it's relatively fast process.

109/69/70 167.6lb 81 mg/DL

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 530 - End of Week 76

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

01-22-2012 Front
01-22-2012 Side

Despite giving blood yesterday, I actually gain a bit of weight today.  I guess that's due to the shrimp rice with pork bun I bought from Noodle King on Friday, which I saved for lunch yesterday.  And my brother bought some delicious food from Sam Woo for dinner last night.

Monday I'll be going back to the clinics to have even more blood drawn, this time for my follow up examine in 2 weeks.  Unlike my usual quarterly (now biannual) examine, the bariatric examine's vitamin level check is a lot more intensive, twelve tubes of blood instead of 4.  It will have to be my right arm, since my left one is used in yesterday's drawing.

109/67/64 166.2lb 81 mg/DL
Week to Week 2.2lb

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 529 - Give Blood

I always joke that giving blood is my way of loosing weight.  Here's the aftermath of today's blood giving:
Blood Donation 01-21-12

It's a bit strange that they'll go through the trouble of marking my vein with magic marker, and not using it exactly.  The after effect is that I was slightly dizzy for a couple of moments after the donation, and in the afternoon, I actually felt hypoglycemic enough to rush into a coffee shop and ate a cheese danish to stabilize myself.  I'll be doing this again in about 8 weeks.  Joy.

112/70/60 165.6lb 89 mg/DL

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 528 - Racing Against the Alarm

After running through a bunch of heroic on the final leveling planet, I got through my toon's class quest.  I vanquish my enemy, and earn a seat on the Dark Council.  My main character is now Darth Dianora as displayed on the character, or Darth Nox (I'm Dark level IV, well on my way to totally evil).

This morning, for some reason, I didn't get sound sleep.  I keep on getting semi-awake and look at the clock for the alarm to go off.  I did that at least 3 times.  According to Fitbit, I was only asleep for 5:32.

105/66/50 166.6lb 80 mg/DL

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 527 - Level 50 Sith Sorcerer

After about 3 weeks of playtime, I've finally leveled my Sith Inquisitor (advance class Sorcerer) healer up to the maximum level of 50.  I'm sort of at the finish line in terms of my character class's story line, so it lines up easily.  Since I followed my co-worker in getting onto an PVP-RP (Player Vs. Player, Role Playing) server, I decided to have some fun and just use the social armor set.  Not many Sith Sorcerer are running around looking like this:
On Reaching Level 50

Time to work on finishing the class quest and getting into more advance Flash Point.

106/69/55 169lb 73 mg/DL

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 526 - Fitbit Day 6

Getting used to turning on Fitbit to monitoring my sleep isn't as hard as I thought.  However, this morning, I forgot to do the same for my morning walk and have to enter the time manually.  Hopefully I can get this into a habit.

101/63/50 169.8lb 79 mg/DL

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 525 - Fitbit Day 5

I think I'm going to have to give up on using the wrist wrap that came with Fitbit and go with an alternative method of wearing while sleeping.

I think the primary reason I got this is to monitor my sleep behavior.  Back when I'm 160 pounds heavier, getting good amount of sleep was an issue.  My doctor even recommend me to do a sleep study to see how I'm sleeping.  Well, for $99, I'm sort of doing my own informal sleep study.  It takes me about 5 minutes to fall asleep, and I toss and turn about 4 times during my sleep to qualify as disrupted sleep.  The strange thing is that I do remember those moment when I toss and turn.  Now I have something to backup those memories.

109/73/60 169.8lb 76 mg/DL

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 524 - Fitbit Day 4

Now that I've had Fitbit for about 3 days, I finally figure out how to record my 'sleep' as well as set it up to record my morning exercise.  I'll have to get another wrist-rap, as the current one is falling apart already. 

103/70/51 169.6lb 82 mg/DL

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 523 - End of Week 75

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

01-15-2012 Front
01-15-2012 Side

No change from last week in terms of weight.  This in itself is somewhat of a good news.  And of course, this post is a day late.  I should just go ahead and compose these posts right after my morning exercise, which surprisingly enough I'm not skipping.  Only my daily posting is delayed.
117/70/69 168.4lb 79 mg/DL
Week to Week 0lb

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 522 - Fitbit Day 2

I'm not sure if I'm wearing Fitbit correctly as I go to sleep.  But no matter, wearing it while working out seemed to be working.  I walked about 6k steps while going about my morning exercise.

113/71/64 168.8lb 79 mg/DL

Day 521 - Fitbit

The pedometer I ordered on Wednesday arrived today.  I'm still not sure what I'm trying to get out of it, but at least it's not too hard to set up.

106/61/58 170.8lb 81 mg/DL

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 520 - Getting More Sleep

I know I'm sounding like a broken record.  But I'm basically functioning on caffeine right about now, needing it to stay awake.  I know I really should cut back on them, but the alternative is to doze off while driving, and that's not a good thing.

102/68/55 170.2lb 86 mg/DL

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 519 - Getting New Gears

I've been using both the Android app version of Losit.com as well as the companion web page for tracking my food intake and exercise.  On their website, they advertise this device call Fibit, which is a sleep/exercise monitor that tracks both movement as well as sleep.  Now that I've lost about half of my weight, my sleep difficulty should have been lessen.  I'm not sure since I've never taken a baseline study of how I'm sleeping.  Perhaps this will tell me how I'm doing.

107/68/69 170.4lb 82 mg/DL

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 518 - Level As A Healer

I'm still slowly sloughing my not so little Sith Inquisitor through The Old Republic.  On Monday, my character made it to level 40, and for the most part finished all of the normal quests on Hoth.  I'm at a point where the tide of not being able to quickly defeat enemies quickly is eased by the fact that I can heal my companion through defeating an elite mob.  The flashpoint is getting much tougher for the healer, where I actually have to actively monitor the party's health for large spike of damage.  Still, healing has its perks.

106/61/63 170.2lb 85 mg/DL

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 517 - End of Month 17

Not a good month in terms of weigh loss.  I gain 2.4lb compared to a months ago, just prior to the onslaught of the holiday meals.  Now is not the time for me to fall off the wagon, but to get recommitted to the program.

Here's a video that I saw over the weekend.  Surprising thing is that I'm already doing this:

102/66/53 169lb 82 mg/DL
Month to Month -2.4lb

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 517 - End of Week 74

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

01-08-2012 Front
01-08-2012 Side

Another week past by, and I'm attempt to undo the damage done by two weeks of holiday eating. Tonight's meal (more hot pot) won't help.

I've now grind my Sith Inquisitor up to level 38, using healing spec, mainly for doing group and flashpoint. It makes doing solo quest quit a challenge.

107/69/55 168.4lb 85 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.8lb

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 516 - The Most Boring Planet

Now that my Sith Inquisitor has made it to 35, I went ahead to the next planet in the story line, Quesh.  And this planet has the tacked on in the end feel.  It's only 2 level long, and I managed to get from 35 to 36 doing quests here.  It has a grand total of 2 flight points, and 3 quick travel points.  It has no heroic mission.  With the exception of going back there to pick up commendation point gears, there's really no reason to go back there.  Lets hope Hoth is better.

110/73/68 168.6lb 82 mg/DL

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 515 - Sick Day

Yesterday at almost 6PM, my intestine decided to quit on me, and I was in agonizing pain for the rest of the evening.  It was slightly better, and with over the counter medication, I think I've alleviated the situation.  Not going to do that again.

118/77/79 169lb 83 mg/DL

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 514 - Getting More Forgetful

I've mentioned this before, but lately, I've been getting worse regarding about misplacing stuff and not finding them.  It's getting worse in the past 2 weeks where I thought I've lost two things, but just merely misplaced.  Not sure what I can do.

106/62/57 169.6lb 82 mg/DL

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 513 - Back to 4.2 MPH

The past couple of days have been unseasonally warm, with the day time high reaching 80s.  Of course, since I sat in an office for the most part, I completely miss it.  One side effect of this is that the night is also much warmer, and by that, the early part of the morning when I do my exercise.

This morning, just for the hell of it, I went back to pace of 4.2 MPH, and still didn't have much effect.

My new shoes came in yesterday, and I get to try them out today.  One thing I noticed after wearing them for 4 hours, I need to trim my toe nails...

110/73/63 170.2lb 85 mg/DL

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 512 - A Return to the Farewell Tour Restaurant

Back just prior to my surgery, I did something that the surgical program did not recommend, have a farewell tour of the restaurant that I will not be eating in the immediate future.  One of those restaurant is Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, which has a local franchise near my house.  Yesterday (or 16 months after my last visit), as we tried to pick the restaurant to have our combined birthday feast, we pick this restaurant again due to its more abundant parking space.

Here's the main course that all four of us partake:
Petite Filet Mignon with 3 Shrimps

And here's the dessert:
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
The meal is quit excellent.  Even my father cannot fault any part of it, except for the excessive calories.  We don't do this on a regular basis, so it'll be fine.

112/69/71 171.4lb 86 mg/DL

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 511 - Another Year

Another year have pass by, and another disappointing Holiday quest in World of Warcraft.  I should be used to the idea that Blizzard probably judged that my companion pet collector toon is the 1% and I should stop collecting them all-together. 

What's weird is that on my non-collecting alt mage, she got 2 lump of coal.  This drives me insane.

108/67/57 169.8lb 82 mg/DL

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 510 - End of Week 73

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

01-01-2012 Front
01-01-2012 Side

Sorry for yet another late post.  I spend all day today doing nothing productive.  I did spend a whole lot of time on The Old Republic, getting my toon all the way to the 5th planet and past level 25, at which point I get a speeder.  Getting a mount is a turning point in any MMPORG, prior to getting mount, you have to literally walk/run to and from places.  The Old Republic was designed in that every successive planet's scope gets bigger and bigger.  By the time I landed in the 4th planet Nar Shaddaa, they've even throw in temporary speeder just so players won't be bored out of their mind running from place to place.

Tatooine is the planet where it really doesn't work without speeder, since it's the common leveling planet for both Republic and Empire for level 24-28.  Thankfully, I got there at level 24, and got to level 25 without much difficulty.

I went through the character storyline driven part of the quests quickly, just so I can leave the planet whenever I want.  Now that I gotten that out of the way, I'm sticking around a bit to do some sight seeing.  I also know I'm too low of level to do the next planet.

Hum.  Time to test out tooltip.  I got this head piece Kallig's Countenance from class quest yesterday.  It's significantly better than the previous piece I purchased from the 4th planet. 

106/67/51 167.6lb 85 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.6lb