Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 599 - Mist of Panderian Beta Day 1

Yesterday Blizzard send out 100k beta invite.  This is the second wave of invite.

I got in, albeit, it took a while for the client to get download.

For some reason, I chosed European Union server this morning, and that server was beyond lag.  I managed to get up to level 15 and though better of it.  I transfered two of my toons over to an US server, with heirloom gears.  With heirloom gear, I maanged to get up to level 13 in 3 hours, and getting out of the Pandarian starting area.  Having an US server that doesn't lag also helps.

120/76/59 168lb 89 mg/DL

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 598 - A Slight Change in Routine

For the first time in weeks, I did not go to Rose Hills on Friday afternoon.  My father will go there tomorrow instead.  Thus no pictures of flowers.

I'm getting more doubtful on how long I can keep up this modified pace.  Perhaps I can just split the differences and go at 4.3 MPH for 40 minutes instead of what I'm doing.

121/78/62 170.6lb 86 mg/DL

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 597 - Day 2 of the New Routine

I kind of messed up the pace a bit in my exercise routine this morning.  Thus, I had a very long stretch of strenuous walk instead of breaking them up with more relaxed pace.  My shin and thighs are still semi-sore from this change up of routine.  Lets hope I can keep this up.

114/72/51 170lb 85 mg/DL

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 596 - New Exercise Regiment

Taking my doctor's advice, I change my morning exercise routine a bit.  I shorten my time from 50 minutes down to 30 minutes.  Instead of steady 4.1 MPH the whole way through, I alternate between 4.0 and 4.6.  5 minutes of 4.0, follow by 10 minutes of 4.6, and then 5 minutes of each until I hit 30 minutes.  This means I did 4.0 MPH for 15 minutes, 4.6 MPH for 15 minutes as well.

I must say, this does heat up my thigh muscle quit a bit.  Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure whether I can keep this up or not.  Lets see what tomorrow brings.

117/73/54 169.4lb 82 mg/DL

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 595 - More Knee Pain - Doctor's Visit

I felt my left knee inflamed this morning when I woke up.  For my exercise, I have to strap the knee brace a bit more tightly in order to complete the set.  I even debate on whether to do the walk.

One thing though, the knee did feel better as the day goes.  Still, I made an appointment to see my doctor in the afternoon, and she basically reminded me that my exercise routine isn't working, nor advisable.  What I should be doing, instead of doing 50 minutes of steady pace of walk, is to mix up my pace a bit, so my body doesn't get used to a routine.  And 50 minutes is a bit much.

I'll try and see what can be done tomorrow when I have to do this again.

111/69/52 169.4lb 88 mg/DL

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 594 - Going Back to My Normal Schedule

After the craziness that was my last two weeks, lets see if this week brings about more peace and quietness.  I did made a concerted effort on getting more sleep in this past weekend.  I'm not exactly seeing any more alertness this morning.  I'm still not getting the burning sensation that I used to feel after 50 minutes of walking.  Perhaps its time I had a chat with my doctor.

115/67/58 167.4lb 88 mg/DL

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 593 - End of Week 85


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I'm noticing that the my exercise is no longer making me sweat.  It could just be the weather, but I think I've reach a point of diminish return in my current routine.  The problem is that I cannot speed it up any further without injuring myself.

111/66/53 168.8lb 91 mg/DL
Week to Week -2.2lb

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 592 - Over Eating

Today is not one of my best day in terms of eating.  I really got to pick a plan and stick with it.  I'm still feeling the stuffed stomach right now.

120/82/66 168.8lb 83 mg/DL

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 591 - Today's Flower

I got to Rose Hills a bit early today. For that, I decided to see if I can actually go to Costco at Montebello, which has been somewhat inaccessible due to the fire on the Paramount overpass bridge. After looking at the map on my way out, I was able to navigated my way out of the Costco and onto eastbound 60 freeway. This will be a bit more convenient for me, as I don't have to shop at Rose Hills flower shop, and save a couple of bucks.

This is today's flower:


Since it's a bit early for my Friday dinner, I opted to do take out from New Noodle King.  Since I didn't eat there today, I took a picture of the exterior:

119/77/62 167.8lb 88 mg/DL

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 590 - More Sleep

The past 2 days, I've made concerted effort of getting to sleep much earlier to compensate for when I wake up. It still takes me 20 minutes of actually getting out of my bed, and another 20 minutes before I start my exercise. I really should be doing all of that in 10 minutes.

117/69/58 168.8lb 91 mg/DL

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 589 - Another Late Post

Sorry about another late post. More on the next post.

114/75/54 169.2lb 83 mg/DL

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 588 - Back On-Call

At least during the business hour. Lets hope this week doesn't suck as much as last week.

118/70/55 169.6 91 mg/DL

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 587 - End of On-Call Week

Except, not really. I'm still on-call this week, during the business hours due to some extraneous circumstances. I hate being on-call.

112/65/48 168lb 78 mg/DL

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 586 - End of Week 84


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Sorry for another late post.  This week of on-call has been tough for my sleep and sense of peace.  Weight wise, I'm still in the same ball park for the last 3 months.  I don't think this is a stall, but more or less what my body is supposed to be at.  I can live with that..

111/72/53 166.6lb 78 mg/DL
Week to Week 1lb

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 585 - Last Friday Night's Trip

As usual, I made my trip to Rose Hills yesterday.  This is this week's flower:

And then made my way to New Noodle King to have my usual Friday night dining.  I was in the mood for fried pork chop, and some soft stewed tofu with pig intestine and stewed hard boil egg.

116/81/67 168.2lb 87 mg/DL

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 584 - More Shoulder Pain

Not sure what's going on, but my left shoulder is bothering me this morning, even as I type this.  Unfortunately I no longer take any pain medication, so I'll have to just bear it.

109/65/46 168.6lb 87 mg/DL

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 583 - Bounter Hunter Chapter 3

It's odd how much of the companion quests are queued up contingent upon me finishing the character's class quest chain.  I've already maxed out Mako's affection at 10k, so as soon as we got over the check point in the class quests, her quests came through in a roll.  Likewise, my other companion's quest that I've actually been paying attention to also stacked up waiting for me to finish up Chapter 2 on Hoth.  Once that's through, we got a whole bunch to run through.  Well, back to the prison planet again, and by all indication, this planet supplies the companion with worse story line.  I'll be leveling Blizz's affection long before I even bother with this one.

110/64/48 168.8lb 82 mg/DL

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 582 - Lack of Sleep

Day 3 of my on-call week.  Thus far I'm averaging less than 5 hours of sleep each night.  I had hope to go to bed early today, but alert system have other ideas.

105/63/54 169.4lb 85 mg/DL

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 580 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

As someone who wakes up early to exercise, I personally despises the transition to Daylight Saving Time.  I have to take extra measure to just remain awake today.  And the fact that this week I'm on-call doesn't make it any easier.

106/69/58 168.2lb 88 mg/DL

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 579 - End of Week 83


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I hate the transition of Day Light Saving Time.  Lost a hour of sleep today.  Now I have to force myself to bed an hour earlier.

Got off Taris and Quesh this weekend.  Now I'm parked at Hoth.  Thus far, I enjoy the Bounty Hunter's story line at Hoth.  Blizz is so adorable.

Went to see John Carter of Mars, which reveals the whole title at the end credit.  Just watching it brings to mind just how many writer borrow from A Princess of Mars.

110/67/54 167.6lb 84 mg/DL
Week to Week 4lb

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 578 - Taris

I spend the past couple of days with my Powertech tank on Taris.  Not my favorite planet to level, due to the many walls and somewhat confusing pathing.  But with that in mind, I'm done with the planet, and onto one of my least favor, Quesh, again.  Since I'm trying to optimize my companion affection, I'm already done with Mako (and I can't even do her next companion quest, I'm too low level).  Well, after Quesh is Hoth, and the next companion, Blizz.  My own Jawa companion.  Too bad, I don't really need a tank.

110/66/62 170lb 78 mg/DL

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 577 - Friday Flower & Dinner

I got to Rose Hills a bit earlier today, so the choice of flower is still good.  This is today's flower:

For my Friday dinner, I opted to go somewhere I haven't been to in over 8 months.  Hwaro Korean BBQ & Tofu.  I ordered a Pork Tofu Soup:

115/74/65 169lb 79 mg/DL

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 576 - Knee Pain

My knees, which have been having issues during my years overweight is starting to give me issue again.  I cannot really do exercise without wearing flexible bracers.  I might want to check back with my doctor and get an opinion from orthopedics specialist on how best to manage the pain I'm having.  I'm very leery of taking pain medication, as I don't want to put anything in my body that it doesn't need.

106/67/56 169.2lb 80 mg/DL

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 575 - Class Quest Complete in Alderaan

Sorry yet again for another late post.  I finished most of the Bounty Hunter class quest on Alderaan, and with the incident to the help desk, my errant class quest got itself resolved.  All that remain on Alderaan is to wrapped up the planet quest (settling who rules the planet) and some heroic quests if I can ever find a healer.

Class quest wise, I'm almost done with chapter 1 of Bounty Hunter, which means that Mako, my first and trusty companion (whose affection is above 7 thousands should start having her companion quests again).  I only have 2 companion right now, and I'm too used to having a pocket healer to change my play style.  I should go back to the fleet after I'm done with Alderaan to finish up some older and obsolete flashpoints.

113/73/53 170.4lb 75 mg/DL

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 574 - Working Around Known Bug

On Sunday when I finally got around to finishing a companion quest, it somehow triggered the class quest from Nar Shaddaa that I've already completed.  Reading up on the official board, this appears to be a known issue.  Right now, I'm resetting it just so that I can continue to use the holoterminal.  Lets hope this is a workaround.

113/66/56 170.6lb 80 mg/DL

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 573 - Powertech Level Continues

I spend the weekend grinding my Powertech through planetary and class quests on Nar Shaddaa and Tatooine. I remember helping a Bounty Hunter doing their class quest finale on Tatooine.  On that torhead link, it would seemed that the quest itself was abnormally hard.  It could be that I did this at level 28 (a bit high for the level) or that I'm doing it as a tank.  But as far as I can tell, it wasn't any harder than the other mission here.  I managed to solo one 2 man heroic, hard but not impossible.  I really need to go back to the fleet and do some of the flash point quest.  I have one dangling quest on Tatooine, but I'm debating on whether to do that and the bonus series just to get a slightly better gear...

114/75/64 172.6lb 78 mg/DL

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 572 - End of Week 82


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Another week gone.  Not a good week for me, weight wise.  No point in crying over spill milk as they always say.  Lets hope for better week ahead.


108/76/65 171.6lb 77 mg/DL
Week to Week -0.6lb

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 571 - Powertech Leveling

As I level my Powertech tank, I began to realize that in my zeal of finishing most of a given planet's mission, and the rest xp bonus, I'm really too high level for a given planet by the time I leave it.  For example, I'm about 2/3 way through Nar Shaddaa, and I'm already level 25.  Usually I left the Smuggler's Moon at 24.5, and bought the speeder training on the next planet.

At least I don't have to use the loaner speeder anymore.

114/76/61 171lb 82 mg/DL

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 570 - My Friday Routine

Sorry about late post.

I've mostly clocked down my Friday routine.  After work, I head over to Rose Hills to replace flower.  This is this week's flower.  I decided for white rose this week.

Afterward, I would have my weekly Chinese restaurant dinner, usually at New Noodle King.  Today, I decided to try something different, so my meal consist of Wonton Soup:

115/71/55 171.2lb 85 mg/DL

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 569 - Busy and Sleeping

Busy day today.  I'm typing this on my tablet.

At least I actually got some sleep night.

104/69/56 171.8lb 79 mg/DL