Tuesday, June 28, 2011
When you think about it, summer is actually the perfect time to try to lose weight. No big holidays, except maybe the fourth of July, and that one's not too hard. It's not like Thanksgiving or Chirstmas, or even like Halloween or Valentines Day. It's not really a big "eating" holiday, nor is it directly assoiciated with candy or chocoloate in any way. I mean, we'll probably go to my aunt's house, and there will be food, but I'm sure I can restrain myself to one hotdog and whatever fruits and vegetables are there. The fireworks are really the highlight of the evening anyway, not the food. (EDIT, 6/29: Just found out about the fireworks ban here in Texas - it was mentioned on the Colbert Report, of all places!) Dangit. Oh well, I guess I'll just be watching fireworks on TV.)
So I think it's going to be pretty easy to stick to my diet this time. The only bad thing about trying to lose weight in the summmer in Texas is trying to stay motivated to exercise. It's just too freakin' hot, you know? I think it has been over 100 degrees outside every day this week. When I get home from work, all I want to do is lie around on the couch and watch TV and play games on my new Android phone.
When I do exercise, it's inside with the Wii Fit. Of course, I'd have to be crazy to go outside to exercise when it's like this! I'd rather not have a heat stroke, thank you very much. But anyway, it's still difficult to get motivated even to exercise indoors when the weather is like this...
(I did pretty well today, though. I managed to get in 45 minutes with my Wii, which included 30 minutes of aerobics and 15 minutes of yoga.)
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I just want to go home and eat something! Earlier today, I was thinking, "This is going so well, this is so much easier than last time I started..." Ha ha ha. Well, actually, things are still going pretty good. I'm not thinking of giving up now or anything. But I do want to eat something! Breakfast and lunch were pretty light, especially compared to what I've gotten accustomed to lately. It's halfway through the day, and I think I've eaten a little over 650 calories, so I've got plenty of calories left. In fact, having a snack when I get home is just what I should do. I'm thinking veggie egg mug ( www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/
1411 ) .
I probably need to just stop obsessing over food, or lack there of. I get off work in an hour, and I can eat then.
EDIT: To pass the time, I've been looking over my old blogs from last year. It then occurred to me to do a simple calculation to figure out how long it took me to go from 162 to 145 the last time I did it, based on an old post where I mentioned being 162 and an old post where I was celebrating getting to 145. Turns out that it took me 2 months and 27 days; however, I noticed quite a few blogs in between where I had complained about getting off track, including one where I was at war with half of a left over birthday cake :P
So, I'm not discouraged! All I have to do is NOT get off track this time. And since it's summer and things are less stressful (and I don't have a birthday coming up), I think I'll be okay, heh ^_^
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Well, looks like it's been exactly one year and one week since the last time I blogged, so I'm guessing it's been about that long since I was on here at all. Last time I was on here, I had lost over 25 pounds, and my goal was to lose about 10 more. Unfortunately, that never happened. Instead, life happened: my new job, a busy school year, etc. At some point, I just let myself go, and I think I've gained back almost all the weight I lost, although I really don't know, because I haven't had the courage to weigh myself in a while...what I do know is that none of the clothes that I bought a year ago fit anymore, even the size twelves are starting to feel tight, and I just feel and look heavy :(
Oh well, I know I can do it again, since I've done it before. I know how to do it now. No shortcuts, just gotta eat right and exercise. I'll break out my Wii Fit tonight and weigh myself, see what kind of damage I've done.
I'm hoping I can lose at least some of the weight by the end of August, when I start school again, this time at the University of Texas at Dallas (finally going to finish up my bachelors!). I'll be quitting my job here and picking up and moving to an on campus appartment in Dallas. So this is really my chance to start anew once again, and I'd love to start things off right, looking and feeling great.
I know I can do it. I've done it before, after all!
EDIT: I have weighed myself now, and I am 162.7 lbs. (according to my Wii). So I'm actually still down 10 lbs. from where I started last time. I have made it my goal to get down to 145 by the time the Fall semester starts, which means I need to lose 17.7 lbs. in about 2 months. Really shouldn't be too bad ^_^
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I guess I kind of disapeared for a couple of weeks, but I've been really busy, what with a math class I already dropped, A-kon, starting two community education classes, and getting a new job!
The math class is hardly worth mentioning, even though that's what took up the majority of my time for the week and a half I was in it. I never should have tried to take a math class during a short semester...I was behind before I even got started with it...oh well.
The Cutie Honey outfit turned out pretty well, and I'll post a picture after I retouch it a bit in photoshop ^_^;; I just want to see if I can get rid of the dark shadows on my face.
Anyway, I did have quite a few people ask to take my picture (mostly older people, I don't think very many of the younger people there had a clue who Cutie Honey was...), so I think it was a success! The only problem was, I really wasn't able to wear the costume that long because those stupid heels were killing me! I think I was only able to wear them for about 4 hours on Saturday before I had to change. I might just have to get some more comfortable shoes before AnimeFest.
I started taking two community education classes. One is "Tone and Trim," which is a pretty much a cheezy 1980's style aerobics class :P Despite being cheezy and all the music originating before 1995, it's actually a great workout, the class is 3 times a week for an hour each time, and it's only $30 a month! If I can keep up going 3 times a week, I should be in pretty good shape by the time summer is out (and I'll make an even better Cutie Honey for AnimeFest!).
My other class is a bellydancing class, which is so much fun! Not as good a workout as Tone and Trim, though, and a lot more expensive ($98 for one one hour class a week for six weeks), but really FUN. And I think I might even get pretty good at it ^_^
...Okay, so that's what's been going on for the past couple of weeks, but the really big thing that happened is that I got a new job today. It's in the same department at the school that I was already working in as a work-study, but it's a part time job as a junior programmer, and I'm making $5 an hour more than I was, in addition to being able to work an extra 8 hours a week. So lots more $$$. But also, lots more responsibility...I really hope I don't screw this up! My job title is now "junior programmer" or "assistant programmer" --one of those, anway--and I'm supposed to be working on this new JICs thing they're launching, which is some kind of database. I think what I'm mostly going to be doing though is the CSS that controls what the frontend of the database looks like...anyway, CSS I can do, but there's a lot of stuff I'm going to have to learn, because I've really never worked with a database! They're using IIS, which I'm really not familiar with at all, and I think I might need to learn ASP or something...this is the really scary part, I'm just not sure what the heck is going on yet...
I'm still kind of wondering how I got this job (who would give me a job as a junior programmer with this little experience? this may just be further proof that WC is run by crazy people). Wish me luck, because I'm going to need it!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I've started making my Cutey Honey cosplay outfit. I bought all the pieces, anyway, so now it's just a matter of putting it all together...I bought a plain black unitard, and I'm going do some alterations, add red fabric to the top of it and turn it into a halter. I also need to turn the thigh high boots I bought into knee length boots...and then there's plenty of little details to take care of, accessories to be made...it's a simple costume, but I think that makes it all the more important to have all the little details just right. I have less than a couple of weeks left until the convention, but I think I can pull it off.
I really lucked out that all this stuff I bought on the internet ended up fitting. I even managed to get my legs in those thigh high boots (still a tight fit, but it works ^_^) The wig I bought for $13 turned out to be really good quality for the price, too.
I really haven't lost any more weight...well, maybe a few ounces. But that's okay -- as it turns out, the body suit is going to look fine anyway (I think the fact that it's black helps a lot). It could look better, yes, and hopefully it will by Animefest, but for now it's going to be alright -- and if some random jerk in the dealer room does happen to call me fat...CUTEY HONEY FLASH!!! (kicks the jerk's @$$).
Well, at any rate, I could at least "accidentally" step on their foot with one of my high heeled boots ^-^;;
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