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Close Encounters

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Today I got back from running (C25K) to find a deer sitting on my front lawn. She let me walk right past her to my door, so I got some great pictures of her.

Then I was letting my dog out, and I had to shoo her back in doors because there was a fledgling blue jay in our back yard. It was super adorable. If you don't know what a fledgling blue jay looks like, you should google it because they're really cute. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the blue jay or I'd show you.

Anyway, great day for me. Hope yours was great too!

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KAYOTIC 7/2/2014 9:52PM

    Very cool! emoticon Nature is grand!

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STEVEN2GO2 7/2/2014 9:47PM

    WOW nature really came to your door!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 7/2/2014 6:09PM

    What a great day!

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    Awww, two very special occurrences in your day. Too cool!

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ALICIA214 7/2/2014 12:49AM


Great Shot... emoticon

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MCFITZ2 7/1/2014 11:30PM

    Very nice. Wish you had posted more photos.

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Good Day X2

Friday, June 13, 2014

I actually had a really good day yesterday. My mom got me a fitbit flex for my birthday and the skirt I needed to finish my comic con costume (I went as Daria). Then we went for sushi which is one of my favorites. I absolutely love sushi.

Then today I went to comic con with a couple of friends, and all that walking around we did today got me up to like about 16,000 steps. I think my costume came together pretty well, though I'm not going to wear it again tomorrow. It turns out a miniskirt and boots aren't really practical if you're going to be doing a lot of walking. Still, someone recognized my costume, so that was cool. After we left comic con we went to this sandwich shop a few blocks up, and the sandwiches were amazing.

Overall, a pretty good couple of days—especially once I figured out that you can connect fitbit and sparkpeople so that your sparkpeople calories import into fitbit and your fitbit data imports into sparkpeople. Cool stuff, I love technology!

Hope you guys had a good day as well!

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NAYCHELLE2007 6/15/2014 11:48AM

    Sounds like you had a great day! Was this the Denver con? I have a secret goal to be able to attend in full cosplay as Wonder Woman, Batwoman, or Huntress. I would love to see pics of your costume. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/14/2014 8:41PM

    I loved my fitbit until it fell out of my pocket and broke :(! Glad you had a great time at the comic con and walked a lot! I am not sure when your birthday is so I wish you a

belated emoticon !!!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We spent a week in Ireland a couple of weeks ago. It was a lot of fun, but it was Coach tour, so we basically spent the entire week eating, drinking, and sitting around. I put on 5 pounds and pretty much lost all semblance of self control, so that's kind of a bummer. Just something to work at I guess.

I started a C25K program. Well, okay, I did one day of a C25K program and then switched to the 10k program on the off chance that I ever want to be able to run a 10k I won't have to completely start the program over. I can run 60 whole seconds, woot. Not really sure what the long term viability of this plan is since so far I've been waking up early to do it, and I know that's not going to last, but for now it's fun.

I turn 24 tomorrow. Not really feeling it this year tbh.

ETA: And I only just now saw the comments on my last entry, so I'm sorry about that. Apparently I missed the notifications?

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ELIZABETH_DARCY 6/12/2014 8:10AM

    C25K is amazing! It's such a great stepping stone, I did it 4 years ago and now I run half marathons on a regular basis. If I go a while with out training I also use it to ease back into running. Stick with it and you'll see the improvements. x

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Snack Attack

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I managed to do pretty well today (so far) despite the fact that we went out for dinner. I had one of those 550 and under calorie dinners at Applebee's and stuck with water since I still had to go home and work on my paper. The only problem is that I've had to drink an inordinate amount of coffee just to focus, and between that and the stress of writing the paper, I've had a really hard time not reaching for extra snacks. I'll probably be up another few hours yet too, so I'm not out of the woods just yet on that front.

I did actually manage to get the right amount of protein, carbs, and fat for the first time ever though, so that was cool.

I did the pushup and crunch tests too. It was pretty awful, but better than I expected. I managed 17 pushups and 18 crunches. Not great, but it could have been worse. I honestly expected maybe 3 pushups (have I mentioned those aren't my favorite? Cause those aren't my favorite). I think I'll work on that. Maybe.

I did my 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had planned on going for a walk, but walks are kind of tricky to plan when you've got work to do and the weather to contend with. The elliptical's cool though. It's always there, and I can listen to audiobooks while I use it.

Anyway, that's pretty much it. Accountability check and all that, right? (Well, that and I really, really, really don't want to read anymore about benthic macroinvertebrates right now, lol).

I hope you all have had a great day!

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STEVEN2GO2 4/30/2014 4:23PM

    Are there audiobooks on benthic macroinvertebrates?


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    Oh boy...Break out the celery sticks!!?!!

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SUSANBEAMON 4/27/2014 1:11AM

  sometimes you have to take a break from studying.

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Return of the Not-Actually-A-Jedi

Friday, April 25, 2014


It's been a while, huh?

Things have been going pretty well. I returned to my old school in Denver, so I have nearly an hour commute to get to class now. I spend so much time at the school this semester that sometimes I think I live there.

Needless to say, I've put back on some of the weight I lost. It turns out vending machine food is not actually food. Who knew, right?

Anyway, I was reading this article earlier about how blogging can actually help you lose weight because it helps keep you accountable, and I think maybe I need a little accountability (or a lot—probably a lot). I'm not sure it'll pan out, but an attempt is being made.

I hope you all have been well, and I hope I find time soon to check in with you guys.

Aforementioned article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat

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    An hour commute, wow. I hope you listen to some nice positive stuff on your rides.
Yes, do blog and see how it goes!

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STEVEN2GO2 4/25/2014 12:34PM

    I have 11 relatives in the Denver area. Blogging, tracking food and tracking exercising helps me stay accountable!

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SUSANBEAMON 4/25/2014 1:39AM

  whatever it takes to keep you eyes on the prize. keep it up. you can do it.

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