Apheresis Donation..

  So every month, or so, I donate platelets.  I do this through Apheresis. It takes around 2 hours or so, but it helps someone out, so I am more then happy to do it.  And the great people at Life South are just great!  I recommend that anyone who can give blood, try it out if your local Blood Donation place offers the option.  I get to go once a month instead of nearly every 3 months or so.  I get to watch a movie and get a shirt if I want one, and have any snack I like.. I usually pass on the snacks as they are all High Fructose Corn Syrup and Hydrogenated oils.. And I only take one of any type of shirt they get.  But they have a great movie selection, and we get to sit and finish watching if we finish with the donation before the movie finishes.. All and all, not a bad way to kill some time on a Sunday afternoon, and you are helping someone by doing it!

Remember, they always need blood, and it is not like you lose something by donating it!  So donate today! It could be a family member or friend of yours who ends up needing it!

Exercise again..

So I have started exercising again. I do mostly curls and riding currently.. I am riding around 10 miles a day to get started.. Just to try to get in better shape for other things to come.. In the past, I go for 2-3 months, then lose interest for a few months, then go for a few months, then stop.. etc. Well, I do not know currently if I will last any better this time, but I really wanna drop some weight again. I am starting to feel out of shape.. I do not mind looking a bit out of shape.. but the feeling is horrible. So, I am back at it.

Wish me luck! I have done 10 miles a day for the last 3-4 days now.. Can not remember which day I actually started.. I have also started not snacking after 8pm. In the past, the combination of these two things for a little over a month actually dropped my weight down to about 185.. Which is still horrible, but I was feeling better.. As someone who grew up a scrawny kid I feel huge at 185.. I am hoping to get back to 170 or so.. Maybe 175 or so..

I plan to do this by trying to change my life style.. Which means adding more exercise(we take our walk in Crew Lake Park every morning.) and just dropping any late night snacks.. I think it makes a huge difference. I figure the trick is, to add things in that are not to unbearable.. That way, I am more then willing to keep going with them.. So 10 miles a day in riding, and hopefully 100 25 lbs curls per arm every other day.. Then I will add in Push ups, then maybe some crunches.. Then we will see..