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Mini Goal

Monday, April 14, 2014

I have realized that I am horrible about keeping up blogging. It is not because I don't have things to rant about but because somethings I rant about a better for my handwritten journal and then I just don't seem to have enough hours in the day to try and write a blog on top of that, especially one that sounds the least bit eloquent. That is in the past though. I am starting a new goal for summer. It is to write one blog entry at least a week. But as of right now I will just do a brief overview since these topics seems to be what my mind is focusing on lately so I am sure to blog more about them later. My life is upheaval on account that I am living between two places working (not my dream job) and I got rejected from graduate school. I am not completely sure if I really even want to go to graduate school but it seems like everyone is pushing me that way. I am slowly still working on losing but I miss having my gym membership at the hospital as I did before. Well that is all the time I have this morning, I need to go get some strength training in and start my morning routine since today is an early work day.

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Diet Unrest

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I don't consider myself on a diet. I am trying to change my lifestyle. I find it troubling that this time of year everyone is trying to diet. I believe that diets to lose weight do not work. Yes, you can lose weight on them but once you stop dieting then 90% if not more people gain back the weight they lost if not more. I was talking to my grandmother about her new diet. It consisted of eating only certain things for only 17 days then move on. The once you lose the weight you want to, the book she id getting this diet from was like it is okay to eat healthy during the week and then splurge on weekends. This sounds like a bad idea. While it is okay to splurge once in a while if you plan on splurging on the weekends it will counteract the healthy eating during the week. Plus she hasn't really talked about adding much exercise. I am curious to read the book so that I can laugh at it. I wanted to try and tell her about sparkpeople but she is so not good with computers and her cellphone that I am not sure she would understand completely about how to track.


End of 2013, Start of 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The holidays were a stumbling block for me. I tried to prepare for them not to be but all the home-made food was so hard to track so I was not as diligent about tracking as I should have been. Plus I got lazy with my exercise. I didn't have a partner with me so I let myself slip on the exercise dates. Although I will say the actual week of Christmas I was too busy to exercise, I was barely home to get anything done. Therefore, I am back to 220. I don't get into the whole resolution thing because I know they hardly ever stick. But I have thought of several goals I want to accomplish during 2014.

1) Get down to the 100s and stay there.
2) Start and complete c25k program.
3) Get settled into grad school/job.
4) Use the gym regularly.
5) Track food daily.
6) Find an exercise partner.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Even through doing the holiday challenge, I have noticed a lack of motivation to exercise. I have only been getting exercise in once or twice a week instead of 5 days. I also noticed I have started being more lax on tracking food. On the bright side, I have completed two 5ks the past two weekends. Plus I have finished my Christmas shopping before the week before Christmas.

Lately things have been a whirlwind for me. I have decided to go back to graduate school. Not for teaching but for history. There are still a number of variables floating around that are throwing me a loop. Like how I am going to pay for grad school, how bad my families' reaction going to be for me changing my mind yet again, where I am going to live, whether I can make it with a masters in history. This is a nice curve ball to throw on top holiday craziness. So I am really going to have to get back to the grind and keep my workout dates and track everything (which is hard with all the homemade stuff that you don't know exactly what is in it) and I am going to have to face my family and tell them about grad school and I am going to have figure out how to pay for grad school.


Thanksgiving Happiness

Monday, December 02, 2013

I come from a very large family. Being an introvert, Thanksgiving has never been my favorite time because of all the questions about what I am up to and it being at the smallest 80 people. I have always felt self-conscious about my size at this because Thanksgiving dinner is hugely centered on food. This year was the first year that afterwards I actually felt happy with thinking back on it. Almost everyone I talked to commented on how good I looked and I was in my smaller clothes. I just graciously said thank you but my inner me was just shouting "haha. yay! 25lbs down!!!" It made all the questions about what I am doing and aren't I in school more manageable.

Overall, I think this Thanksgiving weekend was well managed. It was really hard to track because with all the food prepared by someone else and not knowing what all is in the casseroles. But I finally got up the motivation to go on some walks with my pups. All in all it was not too bad but now it is in the past so I am just going to work on moving forward.

On a side note, my mom made me a delicious pumpkin cheesecake and some pecan pumpkin pancakes as a early celebration for my birthday.

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