Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Laughing at Myself

So remember that post a little while ago about the happy weight calculator? (That there is a link, my friends! Just in case you didn't know.) Haha... it said my happy weight is 122. Well, let me tell ya that just thinking about getting to 122 totally stressed me out. I was excited at first, but then I just got too hard on myself. Yesterday I posted a message on The Skinny (another link) about all the things going on in my head. I just have to laugh at myself and the silly things I have let myself get hooked on. A new thought that came to my mind today was about BMI. My BMI is in the normal range, but for some reason I thought that I needed to get closer to the lower end of the normal range. Does that make any sense, though? Why would being closer to the Underweight category be any better than being closer to the Overweight category?! Crazy American thinking, I suppose. If I'm in the Normal range that is considered healthy, can't I just be happy with that? Certainly. That's my epiphany of the day.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Give Blood!

So, I donated blood on Monday and fell in love with it again. It wasn't the easiest experience, but it reminded me that it is so important. I usually have zero issues, but for some reason this time my blood just wasn't getting through the needle very fast. The phlebotomist guy said something about the bevel of the needle pushing against the wall of my vein. Whatever. It's just one way I can give of myself... literally. Besides tingly fingers for a moment at the end, it was no big deal. PLUS... the Red Cross just started this sweet rewards program!!! I logged on and found out that I had accumulated a grand total of 1150 points, which allowed me to order this excellent long-sleeve t-shirt for free! Woohoo! I am excited. It's a great program because it shows you all your previous donations and keeps track of your points and lets you shop the online prize store. FUN! I already recommend donating blood, but now there is even more incentive to do it. So donate blood, give the gift of life!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Happy Weight

Call me a slacker because I haven't posted in over a week, but honestly I am sick. It's difficult to sit at the public library computer and write out a coherent post when you are hacking out your lungs. This morning I had a cough drop and bundled myself up to get down here to the library and JUST DO IT. :) I have not run in 4 days... a long stretch for me, but I am down another pound. And I just found out from this happy weight calculator that my happy weight is still 12 pounds away! Wow! Gotta keep working at it. Check it out and tell me what you think about the calculator. What I can tell you from my own experience is that I'm very happy with my weight right now and I wouldn't be surprised if I get happier the lower my actual weight is... as long as it is still healthy, of course.