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Back in Black

Sunday, March 23, 2014

So, after a very long hiatus, I'm back.

Last year, I got to my highest weight: 216. I lost about ten pounds over the course of a half year, just by being slightly more active and doing less binge eating.

This past month, I have started using the Sparkpeople app on my iphone, and it has made things so much easier than before. Before, I was constantly worried about remembering calories so I could log them onto a computer. Now, I just enter them in on my phone and go about my day.

I'm doing things a bit differently this time: I'm eating significantly more protein, and I'm eating in the mid to high end of my calorie range for the day. Without exercising at all (because I'm in thesis mode and I seriously do not have time), I have managed to lose over 10 more pounds in this past month or so. That puts my total weight loss from my highest at 20lbs.

My goal? Right now its to graduate with my Masters out of the "obese BMI" and just be "overweight."

I can do this. Slow and steady wins the race.


Where is my motivation?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

So I recently stopped using Birth Control because I gained weight while taking it (that, and I had to get my prescription renewed in a new city with limited transportation.) And I don't know if it's hormones, but man, I feel really down and out today.

I have no motivation to exercise, do homework, engage in mentally stimulating activities or give a damn about calories or what I'm putting in my body. I was supposed to go to campus early today to take care of some work, but I dealt with some serious financial aid bullsh*t and decided to stay in and take care of it tomorrow.

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NSMANN 10/15/2012 12:15AM

    I hope this isnt inappropriate, but may I recommend the copper IUD as an alternative to birth control that doesn't use hormones (therefore should not cause weight gain)

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VEGK80 10/2/2012 3:56AM

    I think your motivation must have gone on vacation with mine but, don't worry, they will be back. Hopefully well rested and refreshed... suddenly I am jealous of my motivation...

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It's not competition

Saturday, September 29, 2012

First, let me get one thing straight: I am absolutely *thrilled* that my boyfriend is so successful on his diet. He started out weighing about 4-5lbs less than I and he's down over 13lbs now.

The kicker is, I've been eating super healthy, and he drinks beer. Not a lot, but maybe a few (2-3) once or twice a week. He also hasn't worked out in over a week (like myself). I am not jealous. Nope. Not one bit.

Ok, maybe a little.

I just got to tell myself to ignore this little voice and be reasonable. 1. His metabolism is probably faster 2. I haven't been to the gym in a week + because I can't afford it 3. My weight will come off eventually. It is better to do it slow and steady. 4. A lot of Sparkers don't have the blessing of having a live in partner (or husband, sister, roommate, whatever) who has the same health and nutrition aspirations. So I should quit my bitching and be grateful.

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GOTTAPLAN4U 9/29/2012 4:27PM



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LEANANDFREEAT23 9/29/2012 3:46PM

    Same thing is happening with me and my husband right now! So glad to know I'm not the only one! He's just as motivated when it comes to exercise and nutrition but he's dropped like 20 lbs in the last 6 weeks and I've lost 9 ...

I guess the silver lining is that I get a constant stream of motivation (totally agree with you there) but I totally understand being jealous :]

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Clothes -challenging my perception

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You know what's awesome? Having a closet packed with clothes that don't even come close to fitting you, but can't bear to throw them away since you just did a closet purge. I know, I know, everybody says that you should clear out your closet because most likely when you lose the weight the clothes wont be back in style.

You know what I would be left with if I did that? Shoes (most of them worn out), pj pants, boyfriend's old t-shirts, two shirts suitable for class, one pair of pants, and two skirts. Granted, thats a lot more than other people have, but it seems a little on the low side compared to what I'm used to.

My mom was so incredibly kind enough to send me a bit of cash so I could at least find something to wear to class.

I'll admit, going to a new mall, in a new city, all by myself was a little bit anxiety inducing. Whenever I found a store that had clothes I liked, I quickly discovered that none of them had sizes that would fit me.

So I broke through my own prejudice and mental barrier and went into Lane Bryant. And while I couldn't really afford anything I liked, but I managed to find a pair of tights I liked in a cool color.

On a whim, I stopped into another store, and I was easily the youngest person in there by 30 years. And by chance, they actually had some stuff that fit me well and was in my style.

Once I had blown through all my cash, I finally saw it. A plus size clothing store for women in their teens and twenties. The models were beautiful, and full figured. Both the sales clerks looked well put together, and both of them "looked" overweight. While I didn't buy anything there, I do know that if for whatever reason I come across more money to spend on clothes, I'll be able to find something.

Shopping was a humbling experience. But I refuse to choke down the lie that I'm not beautiful because of my size, and that I'm unworthy of looking well put-together.

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STARDUSTD 9/30/2012 8:41AM

  It's quite hard finding youthful, stylish, affordable plus size clothes. You are beautiful indeed. I love your attitude, and I'm so glad you found that store.

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DR1939 9/27/2012 11:15AM

    Next time consider Goodwill for the new clothes that you will soon outgrow. I have donated items with the sales tags still on them. I've also seen some of my acquaintances wearing the items that I donated.

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7WORSHIPS 9/27/2012 7:47AM

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STUDLEEJOE 9/26/2012 10:52PM

    great post

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Raw Food

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One of the major premise of Eat to Live is that we should be having raw, leafy greens on a daily basis, and should comprise the bulk of what we consume for the day. Right now, I'm having a DELICIOUS smoothie with banana, blueberries, spinach, a clementine, and a little bit of almond milk.

The other night I stumbled upon rawfoodlove.blogspot.ca It's a really well written and beautiful blog that has tons of raw recipes. Some seem a little bit more doable that others, but I think I want to try to incorporate some of them throughout my week. Its just going to be an experiment to see what makes my body feel good.

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GOTTAPLAN4U 9/25/2012 5:09PM

  Yes, very attractive preparations. I am intrigued by the sweet potato noodles. It would be so nice to have a creative cook in the house dedicated to my eating plan. It will probably never be me.

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