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Almost forgot I had a goal, but I'm almost there...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I focus so much on the daily things now, just eatting within my calorie range, trying to get at least a couple of servings of fruit and a couple of servings of veggies, etc., that I forgot that I actually did make a weight loss goal when I came back to Sparkpeople about a month ago. Thing is, I've almost reached it, and without really noticing. My goal was to go from 157lbs to 145lbs by Feb. 28th, and right now, I'm at 147. Chances are good that I'm going to make it this time! Might be the first time I've ever actually reached a weight loss goal "on time", lol.

Now the question is, what am I going to do once I reach 145? I'll still want to lose more weight, but I'm not sure what kind of goal to make this time. Just to lose another 6lbs and get to 139, or go for 135? Or even set a much longer term goal in the 120's?

Also, should I reward myself for reaching my goal, even though I did it without really thinking about it? Hmm, might as well :P Now how to reward myself...he he, I've got it! New clothes! My jeans have been kind of hanging off of me as it is.

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SKYBLUEGIRL 2/10/2012 10:38AM

    Congrats on your "easy" emoticon weight loss. Your goal is so close now. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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COURTNEYKBEE 2/9/2012 11:42PM

    Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog :) Great job on the weight loss and setting some great goals! Awesome blog emoticon

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    WTG on the weight loss.. you definitely deserve a reward. I'd say set a goal that feels comfortable to you that actually makes sense for your height. emoticon

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Another Day, Not Quite as Eventful...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Still haven't found my keys. The woman I dropped off my paperwork with yesterday wasn't in the office, so I just had to leave my email for her, and hopefully she'll get back to me tomorrow.

I went to my first Computer Science II for Non-Majors class of the semester (java programming). It looks like it will be easy; last semester I actually took the CS I class that the computer science majors take, and it actually covered at least half of what we're going to be covering in this class (I couldn't take the class that's supposed to follow that one because it had a co-requisite math course that has about 4 prerequisites). Anyway, I'm a little disappointed that this class is going to go so slowly and cover so little new material, but at least I should have more time to spend on my other classes.

Pears and colby jack cheese are my new favorite snack ^_^ Cheese and pears was suggested in that slide show about cheese, which I think there's still a link to on the Start page...never really would have thought of that one on my own, but it's great!

I'm almost having a problem reaching my minimum number of calories these last couple of days, but I think that's because I've been waking up late and missing breakfast - it's just kind of difficult to get up early when you don't have anywhere to go until 4:00 in the afternoon.

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 1/19/2012 1:40AM

    I'm retaking Pro Design & Development (I could not understand a word of what my professor said the first time I took it) which is the pre-req class for Comp. Sci. My bro is a step ahead of you in Comp. Sci. though so if you have any trouble send me a message and I'll ask him to help.
And I understand the whole wake up late, not enough calories thing. The way I see it, you're awake less of the day so you'll need less calories overall.

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An Eventful Day...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today, I sold my car, turned in the paperwork for my new workstudy job, went to my first class of the semester, went grocery shopping, returned home and then promptly found that I did not have my keys. I called emergency maintenace to let me into my apartment, and the guy asked me where he could meet me (um, at my apartment?). When I said I was at my apartment, he asked if I was inside or outside of my apartment (no, I'm locked out of my apartment INSIDE my apartment).

I think I might have left my keys in the Events office in the art building, where I dropped off the paperwork for my workstudy job. I hope that's where they are, anyway. I'll check tommorow. I have copies of my keys at least, but the bad thing is, my new 16 gb flash drive is attached to my keychain :(

My car was actually back in Weatherford, so technically it was my dad who sold if for me, but he did call me to tell me this morning that it had sold (I had listed it on Craig's List, and a woman came up from Austin to buy it for her daughter). Anyway, I should have enough money to pay my rent this month now, but for the first time in eight years I don't have my own car. Well, I really don't need one. I've been using public transit at school, and I was actually at home for a month over the holidays and only drove it one time. That one time I drove it, I really could have borrowed my dad's car. Still, I'm a little sad to lose my pretty little blue Prius...

The class I went to was my video production class. I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I just hope I can come up with some good ideas for my projects.

The new scale that I ordered from Amazon was delivered this morning. It's an Ozeri Precision scale, and it looks like it's at least giving consistant readings so far. I weighed myself, and I seem to have lost about 2.5 lbs in the past few days. Of course, I'm using a different scale, I weighed myself at a different time of day, and the weight I did lose was probably mostly water weight...still, I'm a bit happier knowing I'm back at 154.4 lbs than when I weighed in at 157 the other day.

It's almost 10pm now, and I've still eaten less than 1000 calories. Maybe I'll have a milkshake or something.

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STELLAR-LIGHTS 1/17/2012 11:17PM

    No gas, no maintenance, no insurance. I think that was a good decision with the car. Yay for the new scale!

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Weighed Myself...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

and as it turns out, I've only gained about 9 lbs since September @_@

Oh, I suppose it could have been worse...or could it? How much weight can one possibly gain in four months? if I was to go on gaining weight at the same rate, and gain 9 lbs every semester until I graduate, by graduation I'd weigh...184 lbs. If I got my masters degree, and I'd end up weighing at least 210 lbs by the time I left school.

Of course, I don't really think that's very likely to happen ^_^;; I've never weighed more than 174 lbs or so, and I'm sure the only reason I gained so much weight so fast this semester was that I'd just lost that same weight (also, I was using my Wii Fit to weigh myself last time, and this time I used a real scale, so I suspect my weight gain might not be as much as it appears to be).

But chances are good that if I don't do something now, I could be back in the 160's by the end of this semester...and that would be a bummer.

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STELLAR-LIGHTS 1/15/2012 1:57PM

    It could have been worse, and I suspect that weight will come off again quickly once you shift your habits back. Your are paying attention again and that makes a big difference all on it's own.

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I'm Back Again

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Okay, I'm back. Looks like the last time I was on here was in September, and I'd just transferred to UTD and had gotten a job with the President's office.

I've had a pretty busy semester. In short, it turns out that my new job SUCKED. I'm not going to go into detail, but this semester I have a new job, in the performing arts department (turns out that guy was serious when he said he'd keep my resume and contact me when a position became available!). Hopefully it goes better.

At some point, I guess I kind of "let myself go" because I was so busy with school and work and I just didn't have the energy to keep it up. But now, I'm feeling like I'm ready to go back to watching my food intake and exercising.

I think I've come to terms with the fact that I'm probably never going to just lose the weight and keep it off. I'm 26 years old, and hopefully I've got a long life ahead of me. Chances are, my weight is going to fluctuate as much as my bank account. At least I know what to do now when I do want to lose weight.

Honestly, I don't know what I weigh right now, because I haven't weighed myself in a while. I'm not even sure I care exactly how much I weigh, but I do know I need to lose at least a bit before it really all goes to heck.


Since Stellar-Lights asked, generally I've been pretty busy with my schoolwork, but I did customize a My Little Pony for my older sister for Christmas (she collects My Little Ponies). It was my first time customizing a pony, but the painting part at least is similar to working on Obitsu dolls. My sister is a web designer and is into foxes, so I used the Firefox logo as a "cutie mark".

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    I haven't had much time for working on dolls, but I did customize a My Little Pony (just posted a photo at the end of my blog).

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STELLAR-LIGHTS 1/14/2012 5:21PM

    Hey there, glad to see you about. Sorry the last job turned out to be a bad fit but this ones sounds better if just because of the hosting department. Finding a comfortable range to fluctuate within sounds like a good approach to your weight. How you feel will always be more important than what the scale reads.
Been working on any cool projects? Dolls or stuff?

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