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Friday, February 05, 2010

When I weighed myself today, I was 160.5 lbs again, but I think it was probably due to retained water caused by all of the sodium in the Chinese food I ate last night. We went to a buffet, and I think I did as well as I could have--I ate mostly vegetables, some shrimp, about a cup of steamed rice, and a little egg drop soup. I did have a couple small pieces of sweet and sour chicken, because I had been craving it.

After work today, I ran into a couple of my friends in the school library. They were about to go to the gym to workout, so I ended up going with them. I had to run back home first and scrounge up something I could workout in in public (usually I work out at home in my pajamas), and I finally found a BCBG track suit I had put in a bag to take to Goodwill. I had put it there before I had started losing weight, because it was too small and I never wore it, but now it fits.

I walked on the treadmill and tried out some of the weight training machines. My friends told me they go to the gym every Tuesday and Thursday, so I'm going to start going with them--so far I hadn't been using the gym at the school, but now that I have lost a little weight I feel a little more confident about working out in public, and going with friends makes it more fun.

Today I ate pizza for dinner (chicken and bell pepper), but I didn't eat much else today. I am actually still under the low end of my calorie range for the day, provided the calorie counter on Domino's website is somewhat accurate (I am a little over my suggested sodium intake again, though).

I got an email back from the seller that I bought the Wexler Acnostat overnight lotion from, and they are offering to refund $25 of my money, so the price ends up being comparable to what I was paying for it when Bath and Body Works sold it. I am very happy that for once, something got resolved to the satisfaction of everyone involved without too much trouble ^_^

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AUNTBEE6 2/5/2010 1:02AM

    Glad it all worked out!!

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Laughing it Off

Thursday, February 04, 2010

When I weighed myself today, I was 159 lbs. It's been a few years since I was in the 150s, so that made me happy.

I'm over the whole thing with the group project, now. I finally realized last night that it was pretty much like any other argument I'd had with a complete stranger on the internet--hilarious. Okay, maybe that's kind of twisted, but when you think about it, the whole thing happened because she made a pretty sweeping judgment about my personality based on one sentence I typed in a forum. And who cares anyway? Even if she is my classmate and she goes to my school, otherwise she's just like any other person I'll never meet in real life.

Heck, when I was a freshman in college, pissing off strangers on the internet was like a sport--I had one friend who would, for the entertainment of the rest of the group, go onto IRC chat rooms just to see how quickly he could get booted off. It usually took him about 3 seconds, because all he had to type was "(such and such anime) sucks." I managed to unintentionally piss off a bunch of people in a Dreamcast forum one time, but that's another story (and yet also something I can look back at and laugh at)...

That being said, I really don't TRY to piss people off in forums anymore, but I still do find most "fights" that happen on forums on the internet to be pretty damn funny. It's just no use to get mad at people you don't really know and can very easily ignore.

So anyway, I ended up being in a pretty good mood today, and I was able to get caught up with my schoolwork.

Of course, something else annoying happened after that--I got a shipment in of some Wexler overnight acne repair lotion I had ordered from Amazon marketplace, and it ended up being half the amount that I thought I ordered, which means I got REALLY ripped off. I thought I was ordering four 1 oz. bottles (because that's what the listing said) and they sent .5 oz bottles. So now I'm going to have to try to return them, and hope I can get the ridiculous amount that they had charged for shipping back (in the email I have actually offered to keep them if they will just refund half the money, but I'm not about to hold my breath).

Anyway, that did make me angry for a little while (it was basically the last of my money that I used to buy that stuff, and I only did it because it's the only product that really works on my acne and they've stopped making it, and I thought 4 1 oz. bottles might at least last me another year), but I did feel better after sending a strongly worded email to them (hopefully not too strongly worded, I was still a little mad when I wrote it).

If they aren't cooperative in refunding my money, at least I know I can report them to Amazon for posting a misleading listing.

I must sound like I have anger issues or something...well, I guess I do have a history of letting little things bother me too much, but I'm working on it. I'm trying now to look for reasons not to get upset about things. Blogging seems to help quite a bit, actually...


Why I dislike group work in the first place

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

For the game design class that I am taking, we have to do a group term project, and we were supposed to get our own groups together on the forums. I had an idea, and so I posted it, and I got one reply early on in the week. At the end of the week, I still only had one reply.

Someone else had an idea I was interested in, so at that point, I posted a reply to that person's thread, suggesting that he might join our group and we could work out a way to combine our ideas.

I did also indicate that I might like to join his group if he wasn't interested in doing that, because I was still very much interested in his idea (but I was fairly sure he would go for the former, and the thing was, if no one else was interested in my original idea both me and this other girl would need to find new groups anyway).

This resulted in the person who had already expressed interest in being in a group with me getting angry, publicly posting that I was "flighty" and inconsiderate, and saying that she would have to find a more reliable person to work with.

In a way I'm relieved to figure out what this person was really like before we actually formed a group together, but the whole thing still makes me kind of angry. It was my understanding that at this point, nothing was set in stone, and we were all just kind of throwing ideas out there. There was really no reason for her to feel like I was abandoning her, and certainly no reason for her to publicly confront me on the forum about it, in someone else's thread, no less! If she had just sent me an email, we might have been able to work out what was surely a misunderstanding.

Now I'm worried that no one is going to want to work with me, especially the person whose thread this all came out on. This other girl has already found another person to group with, but I just wonder if that person knows what he is getting himself into.

(sigh) This is why I hate group work. Drama, drama, drama. I just don't want any part of it. I really have tried to handle this whole thing as gracefully as possible. I simply apologized to the girl for the misunderstanding, while saying it probably wasn't a good idea for us to work together anyway. I then apologized to the person whose thread it was for having all that come out there, and said I hoped he would still be interested in working with me. I'm just not sure how it's going to work out for me at this point, though, this other guy probably thinks I'm insane now.

My original idea was to combine an RPG with an educational game, and I can only hope I don't end up in a group with a bunch of guys that just want to make a generic first person shooter...


~Update, 9:00PM~
The more I look at it all, the more I'm starting to think that this was just this person's way of backing out while making me look bad instead of her. She did find another group awfully fast. It's a bit like if someone broke up with you and was with someone else the next day--I mean, what would you think was going on?


The Clutziest Thing I've Ever Done in Flats

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On my way to work this morning, I tripped and fell, scuffing my shoes, spilling my coffee, and ripping the size 12 jeans I just fit into, not to mention scraping myself in several places...

The last time I did that was in highschool, and I was wearing clunky high heel boots. Today I was wearing flats, so I'm not sure what happened.

Still, I haven't let it ruin my day before it's even begun. I think, since I've been on Sparkpeople, my outlook on life has become a lot more positive. There used to be a time when I would let something like that really upset me. But instead, I'm laughing about it. Even though I really don't have the money to replace these jeans...damn it. Oh well, in a month, maybe I'll be a size 10, and until then, I might just have to find something at Goodwill...

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TAIMOIRAI 1/28/2010 5:02PM

    I never trip in heels, but get me in flats and I'll trip over a shadow.

Your attitude about this is great!

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KALYNWINN 1/26/2010 1:48PM

    I did that yesterday! Still don't know how I managed it. Now
you have something to work toward. Hurry and get to a size 10 before next payday for the new jeans. It CAN be done! Good luck.

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Quarter Life Crisis?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I've begun to wonder if the reason I've chosen to do the whole weight loss thing right now is to distract myself from the fact that I am almost 25 years old and I completely have no idea what I'm going to be doing after May 7th.

That's right folks, for me, MAY 8TH is the great unknown. I'll have graduated, and after graduation--I have no concrete plans for my life whatsoever!

Oh, I'm sure I'll figure something out by then. Maybe.

(Singing, to the tune of "What do you do with a B.A. in English")

emoticon...what do you do, with an Associates in Arts and an Information Systems Certificate?

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TAIMOIRAI 1/28/2010 5:05PM

    I sing "Purpose" pretty frequently. It is a summation of my quarterlife crisis that started years ago. I hope you find what you're looking for.

(I also got engaged at Avenue Q! emoticon)

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CORRINER 1/21/2010 9:04PM

    emoticon When you get there, you will know.

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  I get what you mean. I have no clue what to do either...Travel? school? job? where to live?

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