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Woohoo! Snow Day in Texas!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yeah, I'm just a Texan and I don't know nothin' 'bout no Snowpocalypse, but it today it's snowing HERE, and in Texas, any snow is a big deal.

I haven't checked to see if my school is officially closed today, but I don't think I'm going anywhere either way, since my only options would be to either trek out across the snow and on foot and freeze my @$$ off, or try to remove several inches of snow from my car (and that would just be a shame, since it's so PRETTY ^_^).

We actually live across the street from my school's dorm, and I can hear the dorm kids screaming and playing around out there. Like I said, snow in Texas is a big deal, especially when there's enough to actually play in. When you grow up in Texas, you get few and far between opportunities to play in snow, so when it comes, even the "big kids" get into it.

It makes me feel a little old, really. When I was just a few years younger, I would have wanted to run outside and make snowballs first thing too. At 25, all I really want to do is stay inside in my pajamas, watch the snow from the window and drink hot chocolate ^_^;; Maybe I should go out and make a snowman or something later...maybe after those dorm kids get tired of running around screaming o_O

UPDATE, 10:25 PM: It was actually a record--we got 9.5 inches of snow today, which is the most ever recorded for our area! And actually, that was in Dallas; we probably got a little more here in Weatherford.

It really isn't that odd for us to get a little snow in North Texas a couple times a year, but this much in one season is quite unusual. It also snowed several inches on Christmas Eve.

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MRE1956 2/11/2010 1:34PM

    Hmmm.....SNOW......TEXAS.....gawd, this doesn't sound right or natural, somehow......

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LORTHOM2001 2/11/2010 12:50PM

    oh my lord...that makes a bunch of times i have heard of snow there this year...what a winter we r having??? gee

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Did it Again

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Well, I can't blame it on lack of sleep today, but I think I went over my calorie range again ^_^;; I say "think" because I ate lunch at one of those places where there's just no telling how many calories are in anything, and you just have to guess.

I was eating lunch at the mall, and I ended up eating a gyro. I love gyros, and I just don't have the opportunity to eat them that often, because Greek restaurants just aren't in abundance where I live.

I also had a really good Greek salad on the side. I had forgotten how much I like Greek salad. I think next time, I'll just get the salad with the gyro meat on it.

So I think I probably ate at least 900 calories, what with the meat, the giant piece of bread (it was a very large gyro) and the dressings that were on both the sandwich and the salad.

At least I didn't have fries with it o_O

When I weighed myself tonight I was back up to 162, so I think I better start getting serious again. It is one thing to not beat yourself up when you slip a little, but it is an entirely another thing to just get so relaxed about it you start undoing everything you've done so far...after all, I was so excited when I first weighed in at under 160.

Indulging in something is okay once in a while too, but I've just been doing it a little too often this week.

I think it has gotten this way because the first month was so easy, I have started feeling like I will definitely reach my goal by May. I'm already lighter than I have been in a while, and I've gone down a size. You would think that seeing some results would be motivating, but it's actually like I've lost a little of my motivation.

Still, this is the longest I've ever tried to lose weight, and I really don't feel like quitting at all. I just need to find some new ways to get myself to feel motivated on a day to day basis.

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ROWDYRILEY 2/11/2010 6:38AM

    It happens to the best of us. We get on that slippery slope and before we know it, we're at the bottom. We just have to recognize when we're headed that way and develop strategies to deal with it. But you're committed to becoming healthy and that's a big part of the battle. Just remember emoticon

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Went Over My Calorie Range for the First Time Since I Started

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I just went over my calorie range for the first time since I started trying to lose weight (well, there was New Years Eve, but that was like the second day I was on Sparkpeople, so I don't really count that).

I attribute this almost entirely to the fact that I have not slept since 2pm yesterday.

I didn't mean to do it, and I only went over by a couple hundred calories. So I'm not that worried about it, especially since it was right after I had just burned a couple hundred calories on the elliptical trainer at the gym.

Even though I do attribute what happened mostly to lack of sleep, I think I have started to get kind of lax about things like measuring things out exactly and planning out what I am going to eat before I go to a restaurant, so I should probably give that some more thought starting tomorrow.

Kids, the moral of this story is to never go out to get tacos when your judgment is impaired by lack of sleep. You will invariably order beef instead of chicken, and forget to ask them to hold the beans...

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NEXTYEAR 2/10/2010 6:41PM

    Ahhh, I seee. I owe many pounds I've now lost to Taco Bell. And a few to genuine Mexican restaurants with wonderful chips and hot sauce.

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MEKMEK2 2/10/2010 4:47AM

    It happens, it also happen to me also, but just say that tomorrow is a new day and try again to stay in your Calorie Range the next day

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JUNKFOODVEGAN 2/9/2010 11:55PM

    It happens, hon. I've been a little more lax for the past couple of days myself, but it's not so much that I've indulged in excess so much as I have indulged in starchier foods. (Read: Mom made slow-cooked pork with pinto beans this weekend.) Considering that 1) my region is currently in the middle of round two of "THE SNOWPOCALYPSE" (as we have dubbed it around here) and 2) I've been coming down with a case of laryngitis this week, I believe that some home-cooked comfort food was definintely in order. It may have added a few extra calories and carbs to my daily count, sure, but sometimes you just need Mom's cooking... and honestly, eating it (esp. the broth) helped me feel physically better. I can be proud of myself knowing that I enjoyed it in moderation, and didn't eat too much of it in any sitting!

So, like I said: it happens. We're not going to hit a perfect count of calories and such within our set ranges every single day. Yes, moderation is something we should strive for, but relaxing a little for one day isn't too bad. Now you know for next time that fatigue + ordering tacos = bad idea... hehehe. ;)

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Trying to Get My Sleeping Schedule Back to Normal

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I am trying to get my sleeping schedule back to normal now, since it has gotten to the point where recently I have been sleeping between about 5am and 2pm. It just gets to be a bit difficult for me to sleep normal hours when I don't really have anywhere I really have to be in the mornings (I've been going to work in the afternoons since the semester started).

I was just about ready to give up and decide to be nocturnal, but the thing is, I really do enjoy being up in the mornings when I am actually awake...

So I didn't sleep last night at all, so that maybe I can fall asleep at a more reasonable time tonight. Only thing is, I still need to go to work this afternoon, and I should be going to the gym with my friends after that.

I just ate a large (but still balanced & under 500 calorie) breakfast and had a cup of strong coffee to try to keep myself awake. I think I'll go take a hot shower in a minute here, and maybe that will help me stay awake as well.

Well, we'll see how this goes...


Despite Feeling a Little Blah, It is a Good Day

Friday, February 05, 2010

Okay, no more restaurant chinese food or pizza for a while. Even if I stay in my calorie range, it is just way too much sodium, obviously. I can feel the bloat today.

My shoulders and arms are also sore from the weight training yesterday, and I am not sure it is an entirely good kind of feels a little like I might have done something wrong, and I really think I should have stretched out better before and after I worked out.

At least the group project thing is resolved now. I have three people in my group, and the only things we have decided is that we are going to do an RPG, and that we will get together and decide the details of it later. I think that that is probably the best way to do it, so we can develop our idea in a way in which we can all have equal input.

So it is a good day, despite feeling a little "blah" because of the pizza and chinese food. I even managed to go to bed a little earlier than usual last night and get up a little earlier this morning (of course, my sleeping schedule has gotten so off this week that this means I went to bed around 4am and got up around 10:30 ^_^;;).

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BREW99 2/9/2010 11:42AM

    haha This sounds like me! I have stopped eating Chinese take-out too! So much sodium and calories! I have started to make vegetarian Chinese take-out with Seitan. Tastes amazing, very low calories, fast to make, and is healthy! emoticon

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