Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Loving My Wii Fit (Again)

Wii Fits got me at 31. (Down from 41 a few weeks ago). Whew.
Originally uploaded by dpstyles™

Two days in a row! Who'd believe it? And I got 30 minutes in today! My Wii Fit age really was 31 today, but that isn't my picture. My arms were a little sore today-not sure if it was from the kung fu or the wing flapping! My 7 year old was trying all the new games today, so she had me try skateboarding, and it turns out I'm pretty good--on the Wii anyway. I wouldn't dare try it in real life any more, at least not without a lot of bubble wrap and duct tape! Don't laugh, but I used to be a skateboarder, back in the days when they were "uncool", I had one and I was the first kid on the street with one. I was pretty good too-no fancy tricks, mind you, but I didn't fall on my ass either.

The game with the math bumping was pretty funny. Numbers are not my strong suit, so I'm trying to bump the right numbers and not bump the wrong ones, and I get a good chuckle out of it. And I practised my golf today too. I was wondering if I kept practicing here, if I went to the range, would what I learn here translate? See, I've got a picture in my mind of me golfing with Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick--actually, forget Justin. I want to golf with Chris. He'd probably be a heck of a lot more laid back than JT and we could probably laugh at how badly I golf. So there's a training goal--I need to golf well enough to be able to golf with Chris. Ha ha. I didn't say it was a good goal, or even an attainable one, but it will serve to make me laugh while I try to hit a non-existent white ball with a non-existent club towards a non-existent green. I actually scored in the professional range today, which surprised the heck out of me. Perhaps I am a better golfer than I had been led to believe?

(Am I the only person who can bring celebrities into a discussion about the Wii Fit?)

And wow! is the cycling ever a good workout! I felt it when I was done! I'm sure my legs are going to be sore tomorrow. But it was fun and I'll give it another go tomorrow. Who needs to do all these fancy routines when you can just do the fun stuff and feel a difference?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Wii Fit + = Fun!

Snowball Fight!!
Originally uploaded by thelastminute

I actually got what I asked for this Christmas! My Wii Fit Plus. So far, I'm loving it--especially since it showed that I have lost weight in the last two weeks--and yes, that includes over Christmas! Woohoo! Not sure how I did that, but I'll take it.

Hubs and I had some fun tonight playing the multiplayer games. It was disappointing though to find out that the time I played on the multiplayer did not add into my total time for the day. Rats. Snowball fight was a lot of fun (hence today's picture). He beat me in that and the bird flapping game--seriously, I've never seen two grown adults flapping their "wings" before--too funny!--and he also beat me at the obstacle course, and he got one more spin than I did in hula hoops. Grr.

My favourite solo exercise so far was the kung fu. Turns out I'm not half bad at it. And even though I hate golf in real life, I gave it a shot (pun intended) and wow, can I ever feel my obliques. Hopefully that doesn't hurt in the morning. So I racked up 20 minutes plus the time I spent playing against hubby. Tomorrow, I'm taking him down!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just Sayin'....

I'm used to getting ribbed about my "boyband obsession". Sure, I'm not in their target audience, but whatever--I like the music! And I regularlly listen to my *NSYNC music still, even though they haven't recorded anything new together for awhile. Well guess what? Billboard says *NSYNC had the top selling album of the decade--No Strings Attached. So there!

What does this have to do with my blog topic? Absolutely nothing! Isn't it great! I felt like changing it up a bit tonight. So there you go. I find it funny that people talk about Justin Timberlake as a solo artist all the time and how great he is--funny that as a solo artist, he hasn't topped the success of the group as a whole. Now that is as good a reason as any for *NSYNC to get back together for another album (even though JC Chasez says it won't happen). To be honest, I'd be happy with an album from JC &hearts. At least Chris Kirkpatrick's new group has an album in the works. If you want to hear Chris's band, Nigels11, you can check their myspace. I love "All She Wrote".

OK, so back to the whole *NSYNC thing. In honour of their accomplishment, allow me to present a video here of one of my favourite videos from the No Strings Attached album, It's Gonna Be Me. It's cute, it's fun, and hey--they're toys!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Medication change

Well, I made the decision to go back to my regular dosage. I was feeling pretty crummy and decided to go back to the original dosage. I'll talk with my doctor and see what he suggests. I did some research online about Effexor XR and it seems that there are a lot of withdrawl symptoms with this medication. Too bad they didn't tell me that when I first started taking it. Now I've had it in my system for 6 years and changing the dosage will be hell. In fact, one person's description of going off Effexor was literally "hell on earth". What is wrong with the drug companies? Why wouldn't they have told us so that at least we would have been making an informed decision about our health? I didn't ask for this.

It's ironic that I didn't realize I was feeling miserable because of the cut dosage. Then I started reading up--headaches, check. diarrhea, check. insomnia--whoa yeah--big time...feeling dizzy, confused, unable to concentrate...check check check. I wasn't sick, I was in withdrawal. Who knew? I can now sympathize with how hard it is to kick an illegal drug addiction, because trying just to change the dosage on this leagal perscription is hard, painful and makes me feel terrible about myself and ill. I felt almost as bad as when my depressin was not yet diagnosed. This sucks.