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Pounds, Docs, light beer and Almond butter

Thursday, June 30, 2011

That's pretty much what my life is about right now emoticon

Ah the pounds! The way I've been valuing all my efforts, my self-worth, confidence etc etc on the output of a mischievous weigh scales....
Things I need to remind myself (i.e. things not counted in lbs...)
emoticon I no longer own a pair of jeans that I can wear without a belt
emoticon I actually enjoy and look forward to a long walk in the evenings
emoticon I've been walking with my head up! not staring at the ground emoticon emoticon
emoticonI CAN RUN!!! and no one will laugh, I won't fall over (probably... well, no I will, but haven't yet, WOO!)
emoticonI have learned that I can actually STICK to a workout and healthy eating routine!!! I'M NO QUITTER ya getme?
emoticon I really LIKE doing a workout video every morning! emoticon Whodathunk?!
emoticon I've learned that rewards don't have to be edible
emoticon Or contain large quantities of alcohol emoticon emoticon
emoticon My tummy no longer looks like a sack o potatoes WOOP, OK its not a washboard by anyone's standards, but my flubber don't fly no more!
emoticon I'm starting to feel less like the fat one
emoticon My weight loss (and sticking to it) is helping to inspire my Momma emoticon
emoticon I no longer wear slimming underwear under dresses when I go out emoticon
emoticon Swimsuits and bikinis are becoming less frightening....
emoticon I'm feelin a little bit more attractive emoticon
emoticon My arms and legs are starting to have definition!! No longer tree trunks and bingo wings! I've got muscles!! Not quite a gun show, but maybe like a rubber bullet show...

OK as for the Docs section, tough things I also need to remember.... eek
emoticonNo matter how much I love will not write my PhD thesis for everything in moderation gotta include SP, Facebook, and music blogs
emoticonMy student loan is disappearing.... emoticon
emoticonI'm gonna need to find a job, leave the country ('Cause Ireland is broke...and I need adventure!), find a place to live, settle in, make new friends... all by my lonesome (I can't even bring my beloved cat Freaky...but that's a whole other blogs worth of heartache...) To do that I need to finish up my thesis, submit at least 2 of my papers, but also (and just as important emoticon ) look good and feel confident, so I can be the slim girl starting a new job and meeting (fingers crossed) Hot Foreign Men (plus I don't wanna have to learn 'Do you have this dress in large?' in a new language...)
emoticon Partying less doesn't make me as boring as I think it does, its just the price of a PhD (that and blood sweat and tears)
emoticonAny colleagues who are currently making my life hell are just jealous because I'm on the road to finishing up and gettin outta here!!!

And finally : things I'm surprised I love!!
emoticonStrawberries raspberries get the idea, this is not surprising but they're great so they deserve a mention
emoticonI love becoming progressively more Vegan! It really does feel great! and I thought vegetarianism was a revelation phew! I'd no idea...also, a whole other blog!
emoticonAlmond butter.....MMmmMMMMMMmmmm....o
h turn your face away in shame peanut butter you charlatan! almondy butter I heart you like no ones business.
emoticon Light Beer? Are ya serious? me? really? Girl who'd spend a whole day (and night) knockin back pints o Heineken at the pub for the rugby...that girl is now a light beer lady?! In a lady glass?! well no, I still like the real glass and yes occassionally I will slip up and have a more than ladylike quantity of jager-bombs afterwards....oops...
emoticonTSP (textured soy protein) I kid you not! Hated it before (having never tried it) thought it looked like gravel, but man my new hyped up protein habit has me eating these crazy yokes the whole time emoticon
emoticon Ok not a food but strength training is actually cool...I feel like an inmate in a women's prison when I'm doing bicep curls emoticon eeerrr ok maybe like an inmate in the Lady GaGa telephone vid or marge simpson when she was in jail but you get my gist...
emoticon stairs stairs stairs!! lifts/elevators are creepy crowded claustrophobic confines (well unless you work in Seattle Grace...and I defo don't.. more McGeek than McSteamy...)
emoticon Trail mix, how I love thee, let me count the ways....your there for me at work, you're a pre (and post) cardio carb hit, you're cheap and beautiful, I love you.

OK to prove my point I will now return to the science, but this has been a cleansing and illuminating experience, peace out you stunningly beautiful individuals you light up every day for me XXX

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOTHERMAGOO 7/14/2011 9:53PM

  Another great read! Adding you as a friend if you don't mind! Finding you very inspiring, insightful and entertaining!

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    Love this!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/30/2011 10:15PM

    Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/30/2011 12:49PM

    Yeah, I've found myself progressively more vegan too. It's really strange. I can pretty much guarantee you that if there were an appropriate substitute for Greek yogurt, I'd probably be okay ditching the cheese and going all vegan. But since there isn't, I'll keep my yogurt and my cheese for now -- although not every day.

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AMYNYNJ 6/30/2011 11:20AM

    Thanks for your post. It really made me smile.

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FITJANE6 6/30/2011 11:04AM

  This was a great post! LOVE it! So funny and inspiring! emoticon

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JENNIKANDU 6/30/2011 10:52AM

    All wonderful self-discoveries and messages! and this part made me giggle: "Not quite a gun show, but maybe like a rubber bullet show..." Love it! Keep up the great work!

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