Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who has negative Metabolism??

So I've been working out fiercely for 2 months..and when I say fiercely, for me, I mean 5 days a week for an hour.. I get there at 6am, and workout till 7, 5 days a week, which I think is pretty good.. I do 30-45 minutes of cardio, and then I either go lift weights, or do some sort of strengthening exercises..

So I'm going along and a month in, NO weight loss, Not feeling any differnt..I got nuthin.. I of course find this very irritating.. So I decide to ask one of the trainer what the heck is going on, because why would you work out every day if you are seeing ZERO benefits from it?? So he puts me on a circuit training program along with my cardio, but also suggests I get a test done for my resting metabolic rate.. so I signed up. Well you go into this room and lay flat for 15 minutes while you are breathing into a tube..your nose is pinched, so you can only breathe into that tube.. So I sit there, and after 15 minutes she comes back and goes over my printout.. and I find out my Resting Metabolic rate is NEGATIVE 36%!!! What the hell is that about! So basically to put that into perspective.. If I worked out, and hour a day, like I have been, I could still only consume 1000 calories if I ever wanted to lose weight! Heck you could do HCG eat 700 calories and NOT work out and lose weight! So as you see, this was quite defeating to me..

But all is not lost.. My benefits kick in on November 1st..which means I can take me results to the Dr. on campus and he can tell me what is up with that... It is something that has to be fixed with medication..probably thyroid, or something.. So not much longer.. In the meanwhile I continue to work out every day like I have been.. Because I get to listen to Kidd Kraddick in the morning, and that motivates me.. I had forgotten what it was like to listen to a good morning show, so I was glad to find them again. I listen to them on my I heart Radio app on my phone..which is an awesome app by the way.. You can listen to radio stations all over town and its so clear! Its a fun show and it makes the workout go by fast, so that has been enjoyable..

As you know, Halloween is upon us.. My costume this year is amazing, but its only going to be funny to IT people, and people who work at Chesapeake.. I can't talk about it yet, because we are going to enter the Costume Contest skit..I could win some awesome stuff like a CNG Car, Ipads, Cameras, Vacations, TV's, etc.. Its like the most amazing Halloween party and I'm so freakin excited to be going to it!! So I'll post pics of the costume after we win! boom! The Pic of me above is when I was Marie Antoinette.. One of my fav costumes.

Pays and Saw's costumes came in and theya re so cute.. Payslee is a bee fairy and Sawyer is a bumble bee.. I'll post pics of them in a bit.. I was going to do it this weekend when we went to the farm..but they rolled in dead carcass and smelled like it, so I had to give them baths! They had a great time being dogs though!! We've got some awesome club-calves at the farm and they are by the Pays & Saw went to visit them..until the calves looked at them..then they would run off scared! It always makes me laugh..


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Do ya drink the Coffee?

MJ & I before Grant & Jenny's Wedding

So today I heard that women who drink 4 cups a coffee a day are less likely to be depressed...This is bad for me because I could never drink 4 cups of coffee a day or I would pee NON STOP.. however, I'm a pretty jolly gal, so I feel like I'll be okay with my 2 cups..MJ got me a Keurig for my birthday, so I've been enjoying the deliciousness of Chai Tea every morning, and found that I can mix it with a Vanilla Roast, and you get a perfect cup of Coffee!

I don't think I have mentioned to you that I changed offices at work. At first I was kinda sad because I had this amazing office in Building 5..and I was moving to the Old Funeral Home building, which I heard was Haunted..Once I got over there I setup my office in the front portion of the building because there were no other empty offices. Well the first day I moved over there I could was supposed to turn off the alarm..They had told me to spell a word and thats how you would turn it off, which would have been awesome, except there were no letters on the alarm panel! So it was blaring off and I had to call security..That was day 1. Day 2 I plugged in my small coffee pot (this was Pre-Keurig) and it blew up the outlet. Like sparks and such..and wiped out all the power to one wall of the building, which everyone just loved me for! The Battery backups were beeping till noon because of my little coffee pot! That was day 2. Day 3 I had come back from the gym (around 7:00am) and no one was in the building, since I get there early and others come in a bit later..Well..I'm thinking that since no one is in there I'll just go ahead and put on my work clothes at my desk (remember I'm in my gym clothes) so I do, and just as I'm buttoning my pants I realize: THE CAMERAS CAN SEE ME CHANGING!! WHAT! Yes, that happened. All day I kept expecting to get an email saying "Dear Miss Sheperd, please refrain from taking your clothes off at your desk, thanks, Security".. Thankfully that didn't happen. At all Chesadoors there is a security camera and why I forgot that, I'll never know..but its been a funny story. And so typical of me. I also realized after that day that I needed to move myself into the former kitchen, and set that up as my office, since I could not be trusted to not change my clothes in front of the camera!

So we went to my brother Grant's wedding last weekend. I sang "When you say Nothing at All" and it was really pretty. They had purple as their colors and so at the reception they had purple cotton candy, and some awesome center pieces on the table. Here's a picture of he and Jenny. Their wedding was beautiful, and afterward they went onto the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon. My amazing purchase for the weekend? Well that was when Dad, MJ, and I went to "Uncle Sams Guns & Ammo" in Lawton and I found my amazing Pepper spray gun! What! I know! And it came in hot pink, and shoots over 25 feet! Yup. So now when I walk and rollerblade with the dogs, I'll be packing..Pepper spray that is.. So keep that in mind in case you are ever thinking about coming after me.. Boom!

I think I'm going to be pretty lame this year for Halloween..I dont know anyone who is having a party, so the only costume I'll have is the one for the giant Chesa-Halloween party..Its going to be pretty good, but I'm not sure if I wore it out in public anyone else would "get it".. so we'll have to see.. This year I was lame on my birthday, and now I'm going to be lame on Halloween? Pretty sad..I'll have to kick it up a notch next year.

The dogs are great! Payslee is going to be a bumblebee fairy for Halloween & Sawyer is going to be a Bumblebee.. I know you can already see the cuteness forming..When their costumes come in, I'll post them (of course) and post pics.. Hope you all are enjoying the awesome fall weather! I went to Bath & Body works and got the best smelling fall candle known to man, which is called "Leaves".. (clever right?)..Yeah, but it is the best ever. Go get it.. Love ya, bye..