Wednesday, July 04, 2012
So around 6:30 I gave up and went to the clinic to have my cyst drained. It was huge, I was in pain, and it didnít look like it was going to drain on its own. I feel sooooo much better now! Iím still on antibiotics for a few more days and have to go see a doctor tomorrow or Friday to have my dressing and the packing changed. Maybe tomorrow Iíll finally get to the gym.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Iíve been gone for a while. Life got crazy, but I have not given up. Iíve been a little down lately because I hit a plateau in April, thought I had overcome it with a 2 lb. weight loss, but now the scale isnít budging again.
Fortunately, I am now done my job, so thatís a huge source of stress gone, also I now have the time to go to the gym and actually get some sleep. I appreciated the paycheck, but the job and the people where I worked just brought to a really negative place.
I recently received some good news; I found out that I will be getting the same scholarship I got last year, but theyíve increased how much theyíre giving me, yay! Also, it looks like I will be teaching at least one course at the local university in the Fall. The course is Food and Disease Prevention, so if any of you have some resources that you think would be good for the class, please feel free to send them my way.
A few weeks ago I finally finished my last paper, so now Iím anxiously waiting for feedback from my committee and to find out when Iíll be doing my candidacy exam. Hopefully thatíll all be done and over with before August because Iím about 95% sure that Iíll be joining my friend to dig in Slovakia! Sheís leading an 800 AD dig (with burials!!!) and told me that if I wanted to join all Iíd have to pay is my flight over. Iím thinking Iíll meet her in Frankfurt where she lives a week before the dig starts so we can hang out and take the train together. Iíll be in Slovakia almost the entire month of August. Super exciting! Iíll finally be a real archaeologist and not just a lab geek.
Anyhow, Iíll do my best to stay on top of things and post more regularly.
Friday, April 20, 2012
So last week I was away at a conference and didnít get to weigh-in. Two weeks ago I weighed in at 188.2. When I weighed in on Wednesday I weighed 189.6, so that was a pound and a half gain. I wasnít really surprised given all the traveling, the chaos of the conference and the lack of workout time. I refused to beat myself up about it. Since I started this blog in November, this was the first week that I gained weight. I checked my weight this morning though and I was down to 187.8, so I guess a lot of it was water weight, but since Wednesday is my weigh-in day, my number for this week will remain at 189.6.
During the trip I experienced many non-scale victories. A lot of the clothes that I originally intended on wearing to the conference were now too big. I got to wear all kinds of new cute clothes. Before flying out to Portland I went shopping with my aunt and grandma. It floored me going into one shop specifically and having everything that I tried on fit me, Thinking back to my last conference in October, I remember spending the entire flight worrying about my thighs touching my neighbour on the plane. I did not have to worry this time and fit comfortably in my spot (or at least as comfortable as you can be on a plane).
Anyhow, just a little update. Iíve been such a terrible blogger. I canít wait for my contract to be done so I can have more free time and not just be completely exhausted when Iím home.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This canít really be called a week review, since itís Tuesday night, and I will not be weighing in tomorrow, itís just a general what-the-heck-is-going-on. Iím in Portland Oregon right now. I got here last night and it has been a total blast so far. The registration and reception for the conference Iím attending here was tonight. Before leaving for Portland, my grandmother, aunt and I went shopping in Barrie and the GTA. I loved getting to go to all the outlet stores and picked up some really cute clothes. Unfortunately I havenít found any decent pants yet.
Last night I got in while my friends were away for dinner, so I hit the hotel gym for a run. Today they had presentations to attend (theyíre signed up for another conference) so I wandered around a bit and then ran 5K on the treadmill. First time I ever ran a 5K continuously. Not terrible, I did it in about 41 minutes. It would have been better but halfway through I had awful cramps and walked for a while.
I am trying to eat well, but it is so hard when you have little to no control over your food and its preparation. Anyhow, having a blast and trying not to worry too much abotu what the scale will say when I get back.
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