Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 568 - Problem Falling Asleep

I tried to go to sleep early.  Toothache and mysterious shoulder pain kept me awake for more than 2 hours.  Finally, I fall asleep after midnight.  And I still have to be awake by 4:30AM.  Lets hope for better result tonight.

119/79/67 172.6lb 93 mg/DL

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 567 - Leveling Bounty Hunter Powertech

Here's a picture of early career of Bounty Hunter Elf:

I managed to get her to level 15.  At level 14, I finally got the proper tools to become tank, Ion Gas Cylinder,  the tanking stance of Bounty Hunter.  With that I tried to tank a Heroic Quest.  It went OK all things consider (I keep on getting disconnected).  I'm still missing at least 3 tools (jet charge, grappling and flame sweep), but it's better than before.

107/69/55 173.4lb 91 mg/DL

Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 566 - Bounty Hunter Tank - Powertech

This past weekend, I ran a couple of heroic flashpoint on both my Sith Sorcerer healer and Imperial Agent Sniper.  Just for completeness sake, I went ahead and created a Bounty Hunter name Elf (named after a character in Schlock Mercenary).  Going after the third leg in the trinity of Healer/Damage/Tank, this Bounty Hunter is going to be a tank, which means when I actually got around to select my advance class specialization, I selected Powertech.

I'm not trying to repeat the mistake I made during my leveling of Sith Sorcerer and Sniper, and basically have opened whenever I get any quests.  This will allow me to maximize my companion affection gain.

In terms of companion, it's a good thing that the very first companion I get is a healer, since I'll be tanking most of my way through the leveling.  Wish me luck.

107/69/50 171.8lb 91 mg/DL

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day 565 - End of Week 81

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

02-26-2012 Front
02-26-2012 Side

The only thing I can call this week over last week is that at least I'm not on-call.  But consider that my on-call really didn't end until Tuesday morning, it still isn't all good.

This morning when I woke up and flipped through TV, I caught a showing of Freakonomics.  Since I have to go and do my exercise, I decided to continue watching it on Netflix on my tablet.  To my surprise, it is actually available there.  Making this the first title I actively search for on Netflix and find it actually available.  They really need to expand their streaming option a bit more.

115/71/68 170lb 90 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.8lb

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 564 - Benefiber Shortage

My brother wants to stock up on more Benefiber from Costco due to the current expiring coupon.  Unfortunately, our local Costco seemed to be out of it.  Today, I made another run to the facility to dump our remaining electronics and I went to two other Costco in the region.  All of them are out of stock.  As a last ditch effort, I went online, only to find that they're out of stock there as well.

A quick search revealed that Novartis (maker of Benefiber) had a major recall of some of their other products.  Benefiber isn't directly covered in the recall, but the facility making the supplement is temporary shutdown.  Lets hope they reopen before we ran out of our stock.

110/64/51 170lb 95 mg/DL

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 563 - More Sleep

According to fitbit, I got more than 7 hours of sleep last night.  I still wake up at 4:30AM, albeit, it takes me a bit longer to actually get out of the bed and hop onto the treadmill.  I've been trying to give myself plenty of time for sleep these past couple of weeks, but after the on-call week I had from last week (which extended onto Presidential Day this past Monday), I felt far more sleepy.

Well, a couple of more hours before I hit the road.  Lets hope that the traffic is ok.

114/68/54 168.8lb 95 mg/DL

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 562 - End of Imperial Agent Storyline

On Tuesday, I finish the Imperial Agent's planet quest chain on Coreilla.  I saved the class quest endgame until Wednesday.  After a couple of quick run (one death), I finish the class quest last night.  This is a significantly better story than the Inquisitor.  Next stop, Bounty Hunter.  Although I really should run more heroic flash point on my first character.

108/67/66 168.6lb 84 mg/DL

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 561 - A Slight Headache

Starting this morning when I woke up, I've been dealing with this low intensive pulsating migraine headache on the back of my head.  It hits about every 45 seconds.  It is not intensively painful, but fully annoying enough to be distracting.  Perhaps I should stop listening to In-a-gadda-da-vida continuously on my headphone.

100/65/57 167.4lb 85 mg/DL

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 560 - Sashimi

After the none resting Presidential Days holiday, I decided to treat myself to something nice for a change. So I went over to Kabuki Japanese Restaurant near my house and have tuna sashimi.  As usual, it's delicious.

105/63/48 169lb 85 mg/DL

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 559 - Imperial Agent At Level 50

I actually reached level 50 a couple of days ago. Surprisingly enough, I've not finish the final leveling planet's quests nor the class quest. Though I'm at the final for both. The second toon leveling is a much smoother process. I've learn to user to maximize gaining my companion's affection towards my character. Imperial Agent's story is much superior to that of the Sith Inquisitor. Next up is probably Bounty Hunter.

103/67/55 168.4lb 90 mg/DL

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 558 - End of Week 80

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

02-19-2012 Front
02-19-2012 Side

On call sucks.  After I spend the time for the Saturday night's work, my boss call me up and have me join a bridge call.  6 hours later at 3AM, the problem was resolved.  Despite that, I actually still managed to drag myself out of bed at 7AM (cannot sleep any more) and got my exercise done.

122/70/58 169.2lb 84 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.4lb

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 557 - Long Weekend

Too bad for me, I'm not only on-call but schedule for after hour work both today and on Monday.

103/67/52 168.8lb 84 mg/DL

Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 556 - A Typical Friday

I usually visit Rose Hills on Friday to place a flower at my mother's urn.  Here's today's flower:

This photo actually cam up well.

Afterward, I typically have my Friday meal @ New Noodle King over at Alhambra.  This is today's meal:

Stewed tofu with minced meat with mint omelette.  I actually only have a small bite of omelette and I took the rest home.

116/78/64 170lb 82 mg/DL

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day 555 - Breakfast

Hey, it's Day 555 after my surgery... Here's a picture of the typical breakfast I have for the past six months or so.

Typical Breakfast

I don't know when I started eating this breakfast.  After surgery, I used to blend protein powder into smoothies, but this is a bit more normal.  3 eggs over easy (I try to under cook 'em a bit), fresh cut salsa from Mexican supermarket.  And home made latte (on weekend, I actually will spend time steaming the milk, but for now, I usually just microwave the milk and use that timer to time heating up the skillet).  I know I'm kind of going overboard on hot sauce, so this breakfast is without my usual hot sauce.

106/67/50 169.2lb 85 mg/DL

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 554 - Getting Ahead of Traffic

Not much to report today. At least I got back home prior to the presidential induced traffic jam in Los Angeles. More tomorrow.

114/74/64 169lb 81 mg/DL

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 553 - Support Meeting & On-Call

Now that Cedars have switched their support meeting format a bit, and my on-call schedule changed as well, I'm a wee bit concern that every time I'm on call, I'll also have my support meeting. Hopefully this can work out.

115/75/63 167.6lb 85 mg/DL

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 552 - Warcraft Valentine Holiday Event

Right now, my only World of Warcraft activities has been holiday events in vain hope of getting those elusive mounts and pets. Currently the Valentine holiday event is on, and my main character being a tank has instant instance queue timer. Which means I spend less than 5 minutes on World of Warcraft right now per day. Still no rocket ride yet.

112/72/54 168.4lb 90 mg/DL

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 551 - End of Week 79

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

02-12-2012 Front
02-12-2012 Side

I made another electronic waste deposit run today.  This time, I went to the Sunland facility that's in the Valley, and much more sensible.  I even managed to get my next week's lunch restocked at Burbank Costco and get my car refueled.

I'll be On-Call starting Monday, so I'll try to go to sleep early for the rest of the week. 

This morning, just for the hell of it, I dial up the treadmill speed up to 4.2 again, this time I had no problem handling the speed.  Albeit, even now, 12 hours later, I'm still feeling the burn that pace impart.  I'll go back to 4.1 tomorrow.

114/72/53 168.8lb 81 mg/DL

Week to Week -1.4lb

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 550 - Imperial Agent Progress

My 100% Pure Goodness(tm) Imperial Agent is progressing nicely.  I'm basically playing her with 100% light side choices.  Basically, she's an Imperial patriot who wants to do what's the best for the Empire, Sith Lord notwithstanding.  She's currently on the 3rd chapter of her storyline, hunting the conspiracy that's spanning both Republic and Empire, and back on the secret Republic prison planet of Belsavis.  After playing a mostly evil Sith Sorcerer healer, it's a very nice change of pace playing such a goodie goodie character.

120/79/54 168.2lb 96 mg/DL

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 549 - More Post Tomorrow

I had a very long evening of unexpected work related tasks.  It's done, and this post is late.

108/71/71 167.2lb 95 mg/DL

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 548 - Dreaming Awake

I dream of being awake again.  Not sure if this is becoming a trend or just that I'm not getting enough sleep today.  Today's episode went through according to Fitbit, I had a rather restful night of sleep.  Weird.

Today's glucose reading is a bit off because I didn't do the reading until after I've finish my breakfast.

115/74/63 168.2lb 114 mg/DL

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 547 - A Brief Bout of Dizziness

As I was driving into work this morning, I suddenly have a brief (roughly 3 seconds) spell of dizziness.  Even now, more than 15 minutes later, I'm still feeling the linger after effect of this.  If this persist, perhaps it's time to see the doctor again.

I noticed something odd regarding my sleep this morning versus what the sleep study indicated.  I distinctly remember waking up a couple of times during the night, and thinking it was time to wake up, only to put myself back to sleep because I looked at the clock and it wasn't even remotely near the wakeup time.  One of those time, is supposed to be about 1:15 AM.  However, according to the sleep study, I woken up only at 11:50PM. Perhaps I'm dreaming that I'm waking up.

110/68/74 168lb 91 mg/DL

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 546 - 1-800-GET-THIN Advertisements

I read over the weekend that Allegran, maker of Lap-Band have stop selling the medical device to the company behind 1-800-GET-THIN.  In Southern California, it's difficult to drive through certain part of the neighborhood without seeing at least 10 of  1-800-GET-THIN's billboard ads.  The company also advertise heavily on TV and radio.  As of today, I haven't heard or seen any ads on radio and TV since Monday.  Johnson & Johnson, maker of the alternative REALIZE™ band have never been sold to this outfit, so I figure this is the end for them.

Gastric surgery is not a cosmetic makeover.  It's an life alternating decision that requires a complete change of life style and activities.  Hell, I still wake up every morning at 4:30AM just so I can do my exercise without running into my brother's schedule.  It's not a miracle cure, and it requires work.

107/64/52 168.2lb 79 mg/DL

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 545 - More Late Post

Really no excuse for this late post. I wasn't busy with anything else. At least it's now up.

108/67/62 169.2lb 91 mg/DL

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 544 - End of Week 78

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

02-05-2012 Front
02-05-2012 Side

My father look at me as I was having today's picture taken and complain that I've gotten too thin.  My weight have actually been stuck between 171 and 166 pounds for the past 3 months, and for all intent and purpose, unchanged.  I don't think I'm getting thinner.

112/73/54 167.4lb 84 mg/DL

Week to Week 4.2lb

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Day 543 - Quesh Again

I swear, this planet is just as boring the second time around. At least I'm wrapping it up rather fast with my class quest. Almost time to go to Hoth.

101/64/50 167.2lb 88 mg/DL

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 542 - Sleeping

Now that I have Fitbit for about 2 weeks, I've actually put in more effort to get to sleep earlier. Last night was an slight exception (went to sleep at 10:48PM), but or the most part, I tried to sleep earlier to accommodate my weekday wake up time of 4:30AM. I do feel less likely to doze off while driving, which is a plus.

111/75/63 168.2lb 82 mg/DL

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 541 - Late Again

It's Groundhog Day, and like the movie, this post is late again...

102/61/51 166.4lb 80 mg/DL

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 540 - Almost Late Post

Just as I'm about to turn in to sleep, I realized that I haven't post anything today yet. Well, here's the post :)

105/66/55 167.2lb 87 mg/DL