Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's a girl!

Great News.  We found out today, its a girl!  I couldn't be more happy or excited.  I am looking forward to it.  I think we've more or less decided on a name, however anything could happen, so we'll see.  It is going to be another few months before the baby gets here, so now comes the fun stuff.  We're going to start working on our registry and getting the room ready, eventually.  The room we were going to make the baby's is currently blue, but I don't know if we'll want to paint it.  I am not sure what all we need on our registry, but my wife seems to be making good time and has some stuff filled in already.

331 pounds

So, the scale and I are at war.  It says I weigh 331 pounds, I say its a stupid piece of crap.  Unfortunately, no matter how much I threaten to remove the nine volt battery it refuses to behave.  Maybe I have to come to the realization that the scale is right and I just need to lose it.  Weight, that is.  For some reason I find that even though I know I am fat, or according to the CDC body mass index morbidly obese, I feel that I don't seem to care.  I am apathetic to my cause, even though I know it is dire.  I need to, in my opinion, drop down, first to 300, then 275, 250 and so on.  I just don't know where or how to begin.  Obviously I need to adjust my diet and start exercising.  I suppose I will try spark people again.  I think they're the way to start, because they'll allow me to track calories.  Of course, I need to start doing something, essentially my day starts with waking up, going to work, sitting at work for 8 hours, driving home, sitting at home either watching tv to on the computer, eating dinner, watching more tv and sleep.  Of course, that is a rough idea of my average weekday, but as sad as it sounds it is pretty true.  I think I need to start slow, just walking outside.  I like my neighborhood because I have noticed the circle around my street is roughly a mile, so including the distance to and from my house it would be a mile.  So I am going to start there.  We'll see how it goes as diets and I don't get along.

8.6 Years

So I did the math today and realized I still have 8.6 years left on my student loans.  Does any one else wonder why you go to school for 4 years (give or take) and pay it back over 10 years (give or take).  Of course I find it intesting, at least based on my own math at the current pay schedule, my private loans will take 8.6 years and my stafford loans will only take 7.6 years.  Somehow, there is a whole year difference. Oh well, I don't mind, really.  I think I will see what I can do to possibly pay these off ahead of schedule, although they currently hit my wallet, rather hard so I may have to hold off until some other stuff gets paid off.