Thursday, April 29, 2010
What an odd day which turns out to be pretty... good.
I planned to get up really early (for me) at 8 am.. (rise and shine ) but than when my alarm went off, I thought, "It is probably and icky out." and decided to sleep in until 9:30 am. Yes, kinda lazy today.
So, anyways, I took the long way to campus meaning instead of having half a mile walk, I a little under three miles to get there. On the way there, I called my parents and my mom told me that my check came in.
I got to work and now I don't feel good. I knew it was because I haven't ate enough. I get light headed, nauseaus, and a headache, sometimes when I need to eat instead of my stomach growling. So.. I had no money with me and forgot to bring . Someone had an extra slim fast so I had that. Let me tell you I found it (disgusting) but it was calories which is what I needed.
After work, I went on the than I lifted . When I got back to the locker room, my muscles were trembling. This has happened once before.. and apparently I exhausted my muscles. Do you think this is a good or bad thing? Did I have a good weight lifting work out?
Than, as I was waiting around to go to work again, I was playing on the which consisted of bouncing between Sparkpeople, Facebook, and my email..
I got an email saying I won the VP Social Programming position at the Residence Hall Association on campus. I was kinda surprised.. because I did not really think I was going to get it. Let me explain.
Last night I was working the front desk in where people come and vote. There was a person I knew in the VP Social Programming position and the VP Public Relations in which he was the only to vote for. I figured he couldn't hold both positions. So, when people came to vote and mentioned they didn't know anyone, I told them they could write me in for the VP Social Programming since they knew me.
I thought it would be fun and a great way to meet people. It was a spur of the moment thing. I didn't really think I would get it because I would be getting maybe 15 votes to his 300-some votes. It is kind of a no-brainer, I thought. If I got it, I got it...but I got it now.. so now what do I do?
I, of course, accepted.. but now I am nervous about it - what did I do? There is a meeting tomorrow morning at 7 am (no more sleeping in for me, I guess) that is highly encouraged.. than the week after that is when I think my position starts because that meeting is mandotary. Eek!
I find it ironic that next year, I will be all about Residence Life, and being part of campus. I will be carrying 16 credits , working a PT job, being a Week of Welcome Team Leader (Freshman Orientation Leader) at the beginning of the school year, and being the VP of Social Programming for RHA for the full year.
(Sorry for the longer blog.. but I sure an odd day, as I mentioned before!)
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I almost forgot!!!
Tomorrow is my weigh in.. and I am a bit nervous about that, too. At this point, you would think I am a Nervous Nelly, lol! I think it will be good and should have lost 4# (the same amount as last time).
I have burned about the same amount of calories, and went out to eat the same about times (but with less calories). [Yes, I know I am not supposed to be going out to eat. I figure I can have 3 strikes or you are out.. kind of thing.] I have weight trained three times versus just two times last time.
In addition to that, people have been commenting about my weight and asking if I lost. It is hard to answer if you have lost weight when you only weigh yourself every 10 days.. . I just assumed I have.. considering I am fitting into size 16 and 18 pants which wasn't happening a few weeks ago... but in my head, I was like: "Um, I guess so."
My reward for this weigh in, no matter the weight, is that I get a pair of new jeans size 16, hopefully! At the same time, I don't want to buy some expensive pair just for them to not fit in 3-4 weeks.
So.. I think I am going to have a scavendor hunt on Saturday if my friends don't go shopping on Friday with me. With this scavendor hunt, I am going to go to Goodwill and Plato's Closet.. and if I don't find something that I absolutely fall in with than I think I will adventure over to Old Navy and find something in their clearance rack. I have had to tell myself NO! like 3 times this week .. and to wait until Friday to get them.
Guess what?!!! Tomorrow IS Friday!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Recently, I have been trying on pants.. and at some stores, I am a size 18 and at some, a size 16. On one hand, I am excited to finally be able to fit into 16s.. but on the other hand, I do not feel like a size 16.
This happens as well for shirts. I will be like that is too small.. that won't fit. But, when I try it on.. it does.
Does anyone else feel like they aren't the size that the tag is telling them? It is like I don't believe it.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I am going through alot of changes in my life and realized I feel kind of lost because I have no nook, no place to belong to.
When I started college, my nook was hanging out with my best friend most of the time. Than, the following year, it was being part of Residence Life on campus. I still work for them but not in the time capacity so it is different. And, this year? Well, I have been trying to make new friends as my best friends and I move onto different paths. I struggle with this. And these new friends don't stick.
Anyhow, I am hoping to find my place next year. I will be getting into my major of Physical Education with a concentration on Health Promotion. While starting the classes in my major, I am hoping to get involved with SOAP, an outdoor adventure, recreational program ran at my college. I am hoping I find my nook, place for a bit.
The year after I am hoping to study through the National Student Exchange where I study at another college in the U.S.. When I do this, I hope it will be like a new start and I can find a nook at whatever college I decide on. I think it will help that I will/am focused on my health so I am crazy about working out, and trying new activities.
On the other hand, I do feel like I have a nook or a place here at SparkPeople. You guys are truly my friends.. supportive of me whether I am trying something new, having a bad day, being successful in losing weight or just being me. from the bottom of my heart for that
It is kind of ironic that more and more I feel comfortable with losing weight, fitness and working on being healthy, the more this, right here, is my nook. I would have never imagined this to be my nook.. but is. For now. Maybe down the road, my nook, place will be as a mother but I think this place, you people will always have a place in my heart!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
For the last few weeks, it has bothered me how much the American culture rewards "us" with food. No wonder we have a national obesity problem..
Here are a few examples from my life.
A few weeks ago, it was student worker appreication week.. we were rewarded by the staff bring in food. As a reward, we got cupcakes, cake, cookies.. I think you are getting the picture. What happened to food that will energize the college students rather than drag us down?
Today, I went to Wal-Mart.. and Knights of Columbus was standing outside. They looked VERY cold so I figured.. sure, I will donate. As a reward for my monetary gift, I get a toostie roll.
This happens all the time in our American culture.. and it is no wonder we are obese. We are rewarding ourselves with food.. rather than praise. But, national officals want us to be miraclously healthy. *sigh*
I am just frustrated because I feel like I have to eat it or it would be rude.. It IS for me but on the other hand, I don't want to ruin my calorie budget for the day. Anyone else feel this way?
Friday, April 23, 2010
For those that do not know, I put myself into a 100 Day Challenge where I cannot weigh myself.. but have measured me in other ways. I did not know there was so many.
1. I have so much energy that on the days I don't exercise.. I don't know what to do with myself and I can't sleep.
2. I measured myself yesterday and lost many inches.. 4 inches on my waist, in particular! (The last time I measured was in December so I was definitely due!)
3. Than, today I figured out the percentage of weight I have lost.. and I have lost 20% of my original weight. When I have lost 65#, I will have lost 25%! 25%!!!
Does anyone focus on body fat percentage or muscle percentage?
What ways do you measure yourself besides the evil, evil ?
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