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Adjusting the Numbers

Friday, February 15, 2013

I might have to adjust my goal weight...down. Either that, or make the deadline a bit closer in, because when I readjusted my calorie range for the weight loss I already had, it said I could eat between something like 1400 - 1700 something calories...which at this point, sounds like a bit much to me ^_^;;

Well, I do only have 5 lbs to lose in 3 months. At the rate I'm going, I'll probably hit my original goal in a month.

I'm really not sure how much more weight I want to lose, though. 145 is in the "normal" weight range, and it's been a long time since I was less than that. I might just have to wait and see how I feel when I actually do reach my goal. So I might just move the goal date in, at least for purposes of calculating my calorie range, anyway.

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LAURAAT 2/15/2013 3:17PM

    Being so close to your goal weight, I think it's time to really see where you want to be, and play with the numbers a bit. You'll figure it out, just have patience. You've gotten this far, after all!

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

This morning I woke up at 11:30 for an 11:30 class. Afterwards, since I hadn't eaten all day I took the bus over to Jack and the Box, and ate a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and hashbrowns (yum! increadible amounts of oil and fat!) then went to Braums to buy a few things I needed....

I picked up a couple of items that had a "save $1 now" sticker. The cashier charged me for the full price, when I complained, he had to call someone else over because he didn't know what to do. This guy told me that he was refunding the money to me, but the way he did it was kind of weird...I suspected he didn't do it right, so when I got home I checked, and lo and behold he had just charged me the same amount again + $2 more...which means I only have $22 left in my checking account now...

My appartment was unbearably hot when I got home and smelled like spoiled food (I had thrown out a bunch of rotting mushrooms in the garbage the night before)...

So I had to take the garbage out. Took my dog with me, on the way back, the little idiot started barking his head off at a dog big enough to swallow him whole (who started dragging the girl walking him as he ran towards us) embarrassing!

I'm still REALLY tired. The last few days, my eye lid has been twitching, like it does when I'm really stressed out. And I really need to clean up my apartment, because mainenence is supposed to be coming tommorow to replace the filters and what not.

Also need to get other stuff done, art assets for that stupid game I'm working on with my game lab team, and I'm also supposed to be half way to Alpha on the game I'm doing for my honors project by Monday when I meet with with my project advisor (I also need to write a focus to show her by then). And I need to finish reading the Dragons & Dungeons handbook so I can generate a D&D character by Monday for my history & design of RPGs class...which, if you've never played D&D, that is one really f*ing complex game...

[Fun trivia: What do students of game design do to goof off? You know, since at some point, when you're spending all your time studying/analyzing/making video games, you really don't feel like playing them "for fun" anymore? Well, this one has been reading the unabridged, 5 volume version of Les Miserables.]

So yeah, I'm a little stressed, I guess that would be the point of this post, if there is one ;P

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MT_GIRL 2/13/2013 3:34PM

    Hope this week is better! It seems like everything comes at us at once sometimes.

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SOUTH_FORK 2/11/2013 11:24AM

    Thanks for the answer to a question that I hadn't thought of. Sounds like a day deserving of that Ugghh... and then some. Hope your D&D character came out slamming and that your focus "wrote itself." My eye twitches like that too when I get stressed out. No matter how busy I am, I put a cold rice bag over my eyes and just close them for about 5 minutes and remember to breath! Best of luck!

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My Appetite Has Returned...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Unfortunately. I knew it would, though. Those wonderful few days when I just can't seem to eat enough to even reach the low end of my calorie range never last. Now all I can think about is eating something...I mean, it's almost 11pm, and I'm only at a little over 1300 calories, so I could eat something (my upper limit is like 1600).

And I probably will, once I just give in to the realization that my appetite is in fact back! And seeing that I've been eating under my recommended calorie range the past few days, that's probably the way it should be. I know it isn't helping my metabolism if I just continuously eat too little.

So the best thing I can do is probably give in and find something to eat ^_^;; Of course, I'm not really sure who's reasoning this is, mine or my appetite's...

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CORNERKICK 1/28/2013 2:52AM

  Hope it goes well

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    I actually ended up not eating anything after all. I realized I wasn't really hungry, I just had a lot of excess energy! So I ended up using my exercise bike for 15 minutes, drinking some water, and falling asleep.

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BELINDADUVESSA 1/26/2013 12:20AM

    Both. Sometimes, your appetite is indeed, right. But we have a hard time coming to grips with that. Especially when trying to lose weight, alot of people think they need to be hungry to lose weight. That's just not the case. But it's a hard thing to come to terms with.

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Everything is Going Well

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I feel like I should blog just to prove that I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, lol ^_^;;

Everything is going well right now, though. Eating within my calorie range has become easy again. I don't exercise as much as I had planned, but actually, I'm walk a lot every day anyway, and I've been losing weight.

Classes are going well. Game lab is...interesting. I no longer feel like I'm going to let my team down (I have the feeling that if the game fails, it won't be my fault, anyway...). I'm not as over worked as I thought I was going to be, and I'm even caught up on all my reading for my history of technology course (for which there are three text books).

I started playing Ni No Kuni last night, but I haven't gotten very far in it, because I started to fall asleep and had to shut it off. I'm about to play some more in a few minutes (might have some Greek yogurt or some strawberries first).

So, yeah. Everything is going good for now (except for the fact that I'm having some financial aid issues, but there's not much I can do except wait for the financial aid office to get back to me, so there's no use stressing about it). Nothing much to blog about, really.

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EELS4PEELS 1/24/2013 2:27PM

    YAY! I'm really glad to hear you're doing well!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 1/24/2013 1:17AM

    Good to see you :)

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@$#% the @#$% Scale...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So I just weighed myself for the first time since I've been back in Richardson, and the scale here says 159.4. That's almost a pound over the last weight that I tracked, but I'm using a different scale, so screw it, I'm not going to actually track that number until it goes down a little (it's probably a difference in the scales, and it hasn't been a week since my last weigh in anyway).

I used my exercise bike on Monday night. I think I forgot how difficult using an exercise bike actually is, so I think I'm going to have to readjust my goal. In my shape, 30 minutes almost killed me, damn it. Also, if I actually did use the bike 30 minutes a day every day, I'd go way over my calories burned goal for the week, so I might be screwing my program up by doing that anyway. I'm going to cut it back to 15 minutes a day, and I can do 30 minutes if I feel like it (which means I'll be good for two days!).

I might add in a little yoga, but for now I don't think I'll call it a goal. Just another "if I feel like doing it."

I am doing pretty good about drinking water. This is probably because I've completely stopped drinking soda. It's also easy to drink a bottle of water while I'm sitting in class.

I'm not as worried about my classes anymore now that the semester's started. I've already been to all my classes, so I don't have to stress about that anymore, at least. I'm still a little worried about the possibility of letting my game lab team down, but I think it's going to be alright. I'll just do my best on the typography, and try to contribute as much as I can in other areas...I realize now that I actually have a lot to offer, if I can just sell the other people in the group on some of my ideas.

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    I used to take other measurements. I should probably start searching for my measuring tape...

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MT_GIRL 1/16/2013 3:40PM

    I find that I drink so much more water during class than I do at home or on the weekends. Have you taken any measurements? I think that they are more reliable than the scale and seem to reflect how I feel/look better than my weight does.

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