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Been Busy (& Sick)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I've been pretty busy for the past week and a half. I did end up finishing off that birthday cake, but at least I've left the ice cream alone since the cake's been gone ^_^;;

Of course, I have gotten pretty off track with my weightloss anyway (I don't even remember the last time I actually exercised), but I think that's because the end of the semester is drawing near and I'm getting kind of stressed out trying to finish up all my classwork. I have a bunch of term projects due in a week or so...

Still, when I got on the Wii Fit today I weighed 147 lbs, which means I have now lost 26 lbs and I am 8 lbs away from my original goal. Which has probably got alot to do with the fact that I spent Friday vomiting and eating nothing but crackers.

Yes, Friday I had the joy of vomiting at least seven times before three o'clock...that's not an exageration, in fact I think I may have just lost count around seven...I woke up and threw up, and then I had nausea all day long. I'm still not sure if it was something I ate the day before, or if I just had sinus drainage in my stomach, or what. It was pretty bad, anyway, and I am thinking of writing the makers of Pepto Bismal to suggest that they might remarket their product as "Fun Pink Vomit Dye!" (I think I may have mentioned before that I am in fact one of those "too much information" people -- I do apologize ^_^;;).

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PAPRINIKA 4/20/2010 5:46AM

    Hey! Hope you're feeling better already!

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SASKATIA 4/18/2010 2:45AM

  Busy and sick. That always does wonders for weight loss. emoticon

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Me vs. the Birthday Cake

Friday, April 09, 2010

Unfortunately, it seems the birthday cake is winning...

To explain: My 25th birthday was on Tuesday, so that night I went out to eat my parents--Outback Steakhouse, which was wonderful, but I would have enjoyed it more if I had not accidently slurped down a giant glass of sangria in under five minutes without thinking about it...they really shouldn't serve wine with straws ^_^;; (or with rum, for that matter).

Then I celebrated again on Wednesday with my friends. It was pretty informal; we all went to CiCi's Pizza after our anime club meeting and then I had them all over to play video games. I had a couple of cakes (that's right, a couple--one fudge cake and one oreo cream), as well as two gallons of ice cream (I wanted cookies and cream, but since the cake was all chocolate, I got vanilla too just in case someone turned out to be allergic) right now, I still have almost two gallons of ice cream in the freezer in the garage, and about half a cake still left over.

So I keep thinking that I should probably take those leftovers to work and feed it to people in the office, but then I think, naw, there's really not enough left...and it's not like I'm going to gain five pounds or anything if I happen to eat the rest of it over the next week or so (after all, if I leave it out in the kitchen, my dad will probably eat some more of it too)...and the ice cream should keep until it's time for a graduation party ^_^

I actually hadn't weighed myself in a week, so I decided to weigh myself earlier today to see what kind of damage I had done over the past few days. I was happy to see that I had not gained any weight, and had actually lost .2 lbs (the first reading said I had lost 8 lbs--obviouly the Wii balance board does not work on the carpet ^_^;;)

The thing is, I still have a couple of dresses I want to fit into before A-kon in June, so it would probably be a good idea to get rid of the rest of the cake...unfortunately, it's really good cake ^_^;; And I should probably also go back to actually counting my calories...

Anyway, I actually had a really good birthday. I hadn't done anything for my birthday outside my family in like 10 years, and the party was probably the best one I ever one fell asleep, and no one tried to kill themself, so I'm counting it as a success,, you guys would understand if you had been to the Halloween party I threw a few years back ^_^;; Seriously though, everyone actually did seem to have fun, and it went until one in the morning, and probably would have gone later if it wasn't a school night...

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MIRDREAMS 4/12/2010 10:15AM

    Sometimes to live life you have to eat some cake. So enjoy it. And then get rid of the leftovers ;)

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TRATLIFF15 4/9/2010 6:20AM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon It's O.K. to eat cake on YOUR birthday! ESPECIALLY THE 25TH ONE!

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PAPRINIKA 4/9/2010 4:42AM

    OMG I didn't know!

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had fun!!

My Birthday is in the coming May, and that is the date for my 2nd goal weight. I'm 1kg till I get there! Hopefully I'm in time!

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Denouncing the Internet

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Fellow Sparkers, I have had a sudden revolation and have decided to denounce the internet. I have just decided that I am morally opposed to its presence in society, and that it serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever. No good comes from it. I know now that all of the evil in the world comes from the internet and its influences, and so after today, I am having my internet access turned off, and I will live a life without any electronic devices whatsoever.

Yes, I am also throwing out all the other electronics in my house. I shall live without television, my iPod, cell phone, video game consoles, toaster (hey, I've seen how that toaster has been looking at me lately), digital alarm clock...I suppose I will also have to choose a new course of study, as I was previously majoring in computer science ^_^;; Hate to change my major again, you know, but since I've now determined that computers are the root of all evil and everything...

Anyway, I have seen the light, and encourage all of you also to take your computers and toss them out the window. Just think how much more productive the world would become if we didn't have all these electronic distractions...why, if I wasn't writing this blog right now, I could get back to work moving my school's web pages, or at least get some homework done for my online classes!

So anyway, I guess this is goodbye, everyone...

EDIT, 4/02 ~
April Fools! Yeah, I know, this was a pretty lame excuse for an April Fools joke ^_^;; I just got inspired after I spent a few minutes on Google the other night trying to figure out what the "Topeka" thing was about (it was 2am and I hadn't realized it was April 1st yet).

If you want to read about some really good April Fools jokes, click on this link:

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PRANA_DANCER 4/1/2010 4:20PM

    /golf clap

Poisson d'avril :p

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Photo of New Outfit (Before & After Photos)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

I took a picture of my new outfit (or one of my friends did, rather), so here it is:

I had said it was "60's inspired" - it isn't a hippie dress or anything, but the sillouete of the dress and the sunglasses reminds me of Audry Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which is one of my favorite movies (one time I used part of it for a monologue for drama class, the part where she's drunk - I love playing drunks, I'm really good at it for some reason...but I digress). Of course, I guess with my figure it's still really more Marilyn Monroe than Audry Hepburn ^_^;;

I think the photo itself is pretty good, but I wish I could pose at least once without looking kind of goofy :P

Anyway, I also posted this to the "Sparkpeople Official After Photo Contest" group. I did it a few minutes after midnight, so hopefully I got it in on time - not that I'll probably win or anything. This is the "before" picture that I also posted:

Since that photo was taken I've lost 23 lbs and gone from a size 14 to a size 8. I also got contacts. Um, I also just got my bleach retouched last weekend, which is another difference between the two photos ^_^;; Of course, I still want to lose at least another 20 - 25 lbs, but I already feel a lot better, and I'm really enjoying fitting into those 8's! The combination of the lost weight and the contacts is really giving me a big confidence boost.

I had a fun day today. I ended up going to the park with a big group of friends after anime club. We picked up wings from Wing Stop on the way (what was really fun was trying to order food for and collect money from 10 people - which sounds a lot easier than it is). Anyway, we ate and then we ran around the park for a bit - the guys had their foam swords, and pretty much all they talked about was LARP, but anyway, there's not much to do in this town, so it was more fun than going home and sitting around by myself. After that we ended up going to Walmart to get one of the guy's groceries (because basicly there was nothing else to do and no one wanted to go home yet), and we ran into a couple more people in the parking lot (I didn't know them, but some of the other people in the group did, and they ended up running around Walmart with us).

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PAPRINIKA 4/1/2010 11:18AM

    You look so much younger now! :D

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GUINEAPIGMOM 4/1/2010 9:08AM

    emoticon You are doing awesome! Love the dress by the way. And I agree with EX-WIMPIE: Audrey was very classy and elegant but Marilyn was definitely a firecracker with a rockin' body! Women are meant to have curves, not straight planes and angles. Keep up the good work. : )

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CHIBILOKI88 4/1/2010 8:45AM

    congrats! you deserve to be proud! you look so much more confident. emoticon

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EX-WIMPIE 4/1/2010 2:18AM

    You look AWESOME! Good luck with the SparkPeople contest! And Marilyn Monroe had a nicer figure than Audrey Hepburn's, BTW. Audrey is gorgeous, talented, and classy, but I've always thought she looked a bit like a lovely beanpole.
Way to go!!
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My New Problem With Clothes Shopping

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 that almost everything I try on looks great! I'm starting to fit into size 8's, and I've never had so many options before--normally, if I tried something on and it looked good at all, I would buy it, because I could never find much that did look good, and most of the time I would have to settle for something that looked just okay...

But now, I can go into Ross, pick up several different dresses off the rack, and they all end up fitting and looking incredible! Today I found so many things that I ended up having to put most of it back because I couldn't afford all of it...

So now I have to relearn shopping, I guess. It's a totally different game when you actually have to choose between several options based not on which one fits but which one you like the most...I guess I might even have to develop a more defined sense of personal style ^_^

Anyway, today I did buy a top, a dress, sandles, and new sunglasses...the dress is kind of 60's inspired and very close fitting, pair it with the sandles and the sunglasses and I think it makes me look like some sort of 1960's movie starlett...anyway, love it! I think that's what I'm going to wear to my grandmother's Easter brunch...when you're losing weight you've got to love events where you haven't seen people in a while, so everyone can notice how great you look all of the sudden ^_^

I kind of wonder if I'm becoming a little bit vain since I've started losing weight and I got contacts. Oh what if I am? This is the first time I've felt this good about my appearance, and I'm going to enjoy it! My birthday is a week from today, and I'm going to be 25. I'm finally starting to feel like my life is beginning to come together.

I also bought a couple of dresses off the clearance rack at Hot Topic the other day, to wear for this year's anime conventions. I usually sew my own gothic lolita, but these dresses were a lot less expensive than sewing my own and looked a lot better than anything I've ever sewn myself. Honestly, I do need to lose a little bit more weight before they'll fit perfectly (it was clearance, so they didn't really have the right sizes), but I still have 2 months until A-kon and that will give me a goal to work towards.

Of course, what I really love is that a certain girl I used to know that I didn't like too much used to bitch about all the "skinny girls" that buy dresses from Hot Topic instead of sewing their own...I guess now I'm one of them, lol!

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PAPRINIKA 3/30/2010 2:37PM

    Just don't end up buying too much!! XDDD

I need new pants too. My old jeans now look like retro wide baggy pants.

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GEEKYBLACKGIRL 3/30/2010 11:37AM

    Good job!!! I know it must feel great to try on clothes and KNOW you look and feel good in them. I love 50s-60s clothes so I'm sure it looks great. emoticon

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GUINEAPIGMOM 3/30/2010 8:28AM

    I will be 25 this April as well. That is an awesome problem you have, finding too many clothes that look awesome on you! emoticon You'll have to post pix of the rockin' 60s outfit. My mom always says I was born in the wrong generation...that I am a hippie at heart...which I agree with other than the drugs and promiscuity, hehe! I love 60s stuff! emoticon

Keep on rockin' this girl!!! emoticon

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