JAZZTHEJAZZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAZZTHEJAZZ JAZZTHEJAZZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Let do this once and for all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467048 Wow, really, May was the last time I blogged? LAME! <BR> <BR> Well, where have I been? Super busy, actually. Working, getting cosplay ready for MetroCon in Florida (I live in Washington State), went to New York with my best friend for a vacation, finished having a major falling out with a roommate, moved, and pretty much regained everything I had painstakingly lost. So then, on August 1st, pretty much as soon as I got back from Florida, I rededicated myself. <BR> <BR> Seriously. <BR> ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:29:00 EST Saturday: Veggies, Wine, and about town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355293 This weekend I spent a lot of time running around to various markets, price comparing on their veggies and organic produce. <BR> <BR> My best friend and I started the day out heading down to the farmer’s market. We stopped into Great Harvest Bread, and I got a fresh out of the oven slice of cherry-white chocolate bread (specialty of the week for Mother’s Day). We went to the farmer’s market, but everything there was pretty pricy. I DID get a bottle of Organic Vanilla Milk from a local d... Mon, 13 May 2013 14:31:45 EST Oh Bento! #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348830 Broke out the cute bento boxes and such today. I have HAD this stuff awhile, I just don’t USE it. But it looks so nice instead of the clean containers I have been using. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144106926.jpg"> <BR> I got all this bento-making stuff back when there was still a Daiso in the mall. Its pretty nice quality too. And, predictably, all my stuff is in my favorite color! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l494719821.jpg"> <BR> ... Tue, 7 May 2013 16:01:32 EST Wearing a Dress, and why they are always ignored in my closet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347458 I’ve got a confession to make. I secretly LOVE dresses and skirts. I have a whole bunch of them. Sundresses, and floral skirts, pleated skirts, business dresses, pencil skirts, skirts with awesome snaps on them, a dress I call my Star Trek dress, skirts with elastic that can be a dress OR a skirt, skirts and dresses that I fell in love with at the store and just HAD to have. I love them. <BR> <BR> And I rarely ever wear them. <BR> <BR> Unless it’s a ‘special’ day, or I’m dressing up on ... Mon, 6 May 2013 13:33:27 EST My First 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345629 I went on m first 5K today! <BR> <BR> Okay, I walked it. It took JUST under an hour. But I did it. And it was pretty fun. My roommate went with me, and we chatted the whole walk. <BR> <BR> I think my shoulders are a little sunburned. It WAS the first really nice, sunny weekend we've had all this year. <BR> <BR> After the 5K, I took the bus down to see my sister and we did lunch, and then walked around town, which was really fun too. More walking tomorrow morning around Lake Padden pl... Sat, 4 May 2013 20:35:23 EST Oh Bento! #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343485 By FAR my favorite of the bento I've made, was today's. <BR> <BR> Here it is in all its glory! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305049558.jpg"> <BR> The chicken was marinated for a day in a Caribbean Jerk sauce from the store, and placed on a small bed of spinach. That's a container of diced pears in light syrup in back, with a frosted cherry poptart. My salad got bigger today. Its got romaine, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, queso fresco, Italian Garlic dressing, AND ... Thu, 2 May 2013 16:52:44 EST You say 'Extravagant' I say... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343429 I don’t consider myself much of a cook. I can throw stuff into a pot and call it soup, I can throw chicken in the oven and cover it in BBQ, I can follow directions on a box, and put things I like on a sandwich or a salad. I don't make my own sauces, or my own pasta, I don't own a bread machine, or even a meat tenderizer mallet thing. <BR> <BR> But the other day, after I posted my lunch picture on facebook, one of my roommates commented “You prepare the most extravagant meals. I have never... Thu, 2 May 2013 15:54:27 EST Oh Bento! #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342256 Yesterday worked so well, that I packed myself another Bento today. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l551694282.jpg"> <BR> Today’s fair was lemon chicken, a few grape tomatoes, celery with whipped cream cheese and 2 green olives with pimiento sliced into it, Trader Joe Monkey Trail Mix (banana chips, chocolate clusters, raisins, and peanuts), and a delicious salad with romaine, spinach, tomatoes, a little celery, and crumbled queso fresco with a g... Wed, 1 May 2013 16:46:17 EST Oh Bento! #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340959 Today is Day 1 of reinventing my lunches that I take to work. <BR> <BR> I’ve decided to play with the idea of Bento, Japanese lunch boxes. They are small, compartmentalized, colorful, and fun food. Healthy, and full of variety. <BR> <BR> Here is today’s lunch: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180596700.jpg"> <BR> There are homemade chicken nuggets, covered in crushed nacho doritos, sliced cucumbers with cream cheese and dill, a little packet of yogurt covered raisi... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:31:56 EST Struggling a little this week.... Need better Office Lunches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335611 This week has been kind of difficult for me. Not because I haven’t been exercising, or couldn’t track, but because I prefer to keep my sodium low (under 1,500 if possible) and I’ve been working through my lunches this week. <BR> <BR> I had to take 2 days off last paycheck for my wisdom teeth, and I’ve got a New York trip coming up in about a month, followed by TWO new cosplay to do and buy all the supplies for (including another wig), a Convention in July, and then MOVING in August. Which ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:13:00 EST Weekend of Cosplay, Tea, and no regrets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333154 The weekend, while a nutritional disaster, was really fun, and I got right back to tracking and working out as soon as Monday rolled around. I went to the gym yesterday, and am going to the Body Combat class today. The Tuesday instructor is a LOT more exhausting that the Thursday one, but I’m doing it anyway! <BR> <BR> On Saturday, my roommates and I got dressed up and went out to film part of a CMV (Cosplay Music Video). We’re going to enter it into Metro Con’s CMV contest. We’re using ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:07:02 EST Oral Surgery is no fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324307 Last Thursday I had my wisdom teeth out. The procedure itself was just fine. I went to sleep and seconds later I was waking up, and everything was done. <BR> <BR> And while I’ve bounced back really well as far as being up and about goes, eating is still not the easiest. What drives me the most crazy is the sodium in the soft foods most readily available. WHY SOUP!? WHY!? I tried my best to use at home foods, but just ONE can of soup, or ONE bowl of KFC mashed potatoes, and BOOM, there ... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:30:02 EST One Con Down, One to Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316241 Sakura Con was over Easter weekend, and I had a BLAST. Our Mario group was a hit. I don't think I've gotten my picture taken so much in a single day since we did our group Disney Princess Cosplay. We're still going through the pictures we took, but here is one someone posted for us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343738661.jpg"> <BR> I'm Daisy in the yellow. <BR> <BR> No, I didn't lose as much weight as I wanted to, but I still thought I looked very nice. ... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:44:49 EST Sakura Con looming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300821 Sakura Con is in a few days, and the frantic finishing, packing, and last minute touches are in full swing. We leave THIS Thursday after work. Gahh! <BR> <BR> The line up for the weekend is: <BR> Friday: Lolita <BR> Saturday: Princess Daisy from Mario <BR> Sunday: Original Steampunk design for Sora from Kingdom Hearts <BR> <BR> Of these…. My roommate is finishing my Lolita dress, my Daisy wig needs to be cut and styled, and my belts need to arrive from Florida where Britt’s friend has bee... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:07:30 EST Gross Gross GROSS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292490 GAH! <BR> <BR> I forgot how much I HATE 'lite' yogurt. <BR> <BR> I was shopping yesterday for the week, and they were out of my usual low-fat yogurt. But there were a bunch of 'lite' yogurts on sale. I remembered not liking 'lite' yogurt last time I'd had it... but that was YEARS ago, and I'm pretty sure it was lemon flavored. This was strawberry. And the protein was nice and high. <BR> <BR> So I bought 4, thinking, 'I'll take these for snacks to work.' <BR> <BR> Well let me tell you.... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:04:35 EST Just Keep Swimming... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284026 Took a hard look at myself and my habits yesterday. <BR> <BR> I’ve realized that after 5+ years of Sparkpeople and tracking, I’ve learned how to manipulate the system. I know what kind of junk I can eat here and there and still have the numbers look good. But the proof is in my weight and my body. Eating less does not necessarily mean I’m eating BETTER. Could I be eating worse? Well yes, of course. Have I come a long way from where I was 5+ years ago? Yes, thankfully. That’s not the ... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:45:18 EST Progress? Maybe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264832 We think our scale is broken. It shows the oddest numbers, and doesn't seem to change in situations where it should. So we think its broken. <BR> <BR> Kinda annoying when I want to be doing a weekly weigh-in. BUT, I think maybe I have lost a little weight. My work pants feel like they are fitting better. Which is great. They are still short as HELL from shrinking in the wash and I can't wear anything but flats with them, but at least they feel better around the waist. <BR> <BR> Slowly... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:24:33 EST Butterfly Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200550 My horoscope says that this year, I’m going to be a butterfly. I like that. <BR> <BR> A lot has happened in the past year. I had my first boyfriend, broke up with my first boyfriend, got my first real job after college, quit that job and took another, re-learned how special and important my best friend is, didn’t finish my Graduate thesis (this is still on-going), and gained back about 20 pounds. I don’t know for sure, I haven’t had the courage to step on the scale yet. <BR> <BR> But I’m... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:10:07 EST Crazy last few weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875832 Its been a crazy last few weeks. <BR> <BR> My grandma died, I got super sick (for a week and a half!), suuuper busy weekend of birthday madness with sister visit (same weekend I got sick), and trying to manage my time between school, friends, and boyfriend. I am VERY much looking forward to things calming the heck DOWN. <BR> <BR> I feel like I lost a week of my life from being so sick! All I did was lay around on the couch and sleep! <BR> <BR> After this week ends, I'm going to try and e... Thu, 10 May 2012 16:32:41 EST Challenge for myself: 20 pounds in 20 weeks. Also, boyfriend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848667 I've decided, no matter what, I'm going to weigh myself every day, and see the pattern my weight takes. I don't really seem to be losing, so if I see this pattern for 3 weeks, I'm going to try and eat MORE and see if that helps. I'm making Wednesdays my day of marking the 'week' since if my roommates and I eat out, the sodium bloat will be gone by Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Also, I've now got a boyfriend. He's a classmate of mine (has been for going on 3 years). He is my first boyfriend. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:36:27 EST Goodbye, Lily. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806479 Well NOW I'm not hungry at all. <BR> <BR> I just got a text from my mom that our cat, Lily, has passed away. She was at LEAST 18 years old. I've had her for most of my life. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231922823.jpg"> <BR> That's her. When we got her. She was sooo tiny. <BR> <BR> It will be so strange going home for holidays and visits, and have her not be there. She was so LOUD in her old age. So demanding. She'd go into the kitchen and wail like t... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:58:11 EST Is ice cream an acceptable dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806246 Lol, no, I know its not. But I wish it was. I said no to the ice cream yesterday, but I really want it today. I've got 400 calories before my minimum left (even more if I push to my max) but I really like to stay right around 1200-1300. I need a little more protein (12grams min) but I'll hit the fat min in 12 grams too. And ice cream sure loves to wrack them up fast. If I try to have a normal dinner, chances are it will use about half of that 12. Uuuugh, decisions. Am I SURE ice cream... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:39:05 EST 11 Days until we leave for Sakura Con http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804911 I did really lousy today; I didn't exercise, I didn't eat ENOUGH, and what I did eat had way too much sodium in it. <BR> <BR> More and more sewing, thank goodness school doesn't start until Wednesday! I still have two more days to devote completely to sewing. <BR> <BR> Here is what I accomplished today!: (Yes, that's me.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l347079223.jpg"> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 02:37:02 EST Cosplay in Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799914 Its Spring Break, which means we're all frantically sewing for Sakura Con in just a few weeks. As usual, the exercising has dropped off because of all the sewing. But I'm still trying to eat well. Its actually harder to eat right during finals than it is Spring Break. <BR> <BR> I'm no good with the machine; I do all the hand-sewing for my roommate, who sews the pieces together. This year, our new group costume is from Madoka Magica. She's being Sakaya and I'm being Kyoko. Our other fri... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:16 EST She called ME tiny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4782361 One of my roommates was helping me into my costume today for our Anime Convention in April, and was like 'Wow, you've gotten so tiny." <BR> <BR> Tiny? TINY!? Me? I've never been called tiny in my LIFE! Short, yes. I get short all the time from my roommates who are both over 5'7" (I'm 5'3") I'm still 11 pounds from a healthy BMI, and 25 pounds from where I want to end up, but that was such a cool thing to be told. I've been working so hard, and it seems like the plateau is finally brok... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:38:29 EST Something I never tried-Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732903 I've been working hard, eating right, and exercising since about September (with most of December sporadic) but for the last three weeks, I haven't seen much change. Mostly, I'd guess, because I've started doing some light weights . I KNOW I want to acquire muscle, but man, seeing the same number on the scale over and over is hard. I've also been doing mostly elliptical for my cardio, about an hour and a half MWTh. <BR> <BR> SO! On Wednesday I decided to change things up again. My schoo... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:02:04 EST New Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723904 So because my roommates (and I) LOVE to eat out, I've been trying to negotiate with them to make this easier (and HEALTHIER) for all of us. Saturdays ONLY. Or, if there's something planned on another day of the week, that day ONLY. Only one day of eating out a week allowed! <BR> <BR> I didn't make any progress this week, and I know its in part of the eating out we did. I didn't track 4. 4! Of the 7 days of the week because they all involved food I didn't prepare myself/didn't have the n... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 18:14:56 EST I have a new goal! Cosplay for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689291 Sakura Con is Easter weekend, so that doesn't give me TOO much time. Only about months (Darnit! I lost all of December to finals and going to my parents's house.) <BR> <BR> I'm doing Kyoko Sakura from Madoka Magica. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose a pound and a half a week, making it 16.5 total gone by Con. Lets go! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:10:44 EST Sacrifice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498820 School started again yesterday. Which means I have access to the school gym again. I pay for it with my tuition anyway, so I might as well use it, yeah? <BR> <BR> So I went to the gym after my French class. I bought a year-long rental locker, put all my stuff in there, and worked out for an hour and a half on the elliptical. (I watched a whole episode of NCIS... makes it more fun to be there if there's something good on) <BR> <BR> I had packed a small lunch/3-piece snack for after the g... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:00:23 EST Bad Sign? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435441 I took an hour long nap today in the middle of the afternoon. I hope that's not a bad sign. I was bored, I admit it, and was thinking about eating my second lunch early (I split my lunch today into two smaller lunches.... more like two big snacks), and was cold, and napping just kind of happened. <BR> <BR> I woke up hungry, but it was when I wanted to eat my second lunch, so that was fine. <BR> <BR> Today is my 18th day. I've skipped tracking a day or two, but I still was watching what I... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:04:43 EST Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435051 The things I crave are never the usual sweets that some people can't give up. I can just have chocolate sitting on the shelf for MONTHS, having forgotten about them and having no interest in fitting them into my meals, simply because I don't want them and I'm not going to eat a mini Snickers bar if I don't want it. (Oh my, I've become my mother in hording chocolate that I'll eat 'someday') <BR> <BR> No, what I crave is the salty snacks. Chips, thick slices of deli pot roast, french fries ... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:25:15 EST Out with Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433980 The girls wanted to go out for bubble tea this evening, and I attempted to both track it, AND I attempted to pick something that might not be as high calorie. I don't know if I succeeded, but I tried. Anyway, I had about 150 calories to put towards it before I reached my minimum, which means that's about 350 calories more before I reached my max numbers. So as long as the bubble tea (and I got mine without bubbles) was less than 500 cals, it should have been an okay splurge. Thank goodnes... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 02:09:55 EST Depressing look back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4431083 Wow. How depressing! I was looking over past weigh-ins on my Sparkpeople account, and saw that I actually managed to get down to 154 in February. Which means I have gained 10 pounds since then. My deluded mind thought my lowest was only about 158. I felt better thinking it was that... thinking I hadn't backslid so much. I will have to work hard for at least a MONTH more in order to get back to where I was. But right when I started to gain again was spring quarter... when I stopped goin... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:34:03 EST Lovely Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428360 Starting the day off right with a good breakfast; tea and some toast with chocolate Peanut butter. Its one of those natural gourmet peanut butters, low in sodium and sugar (they just add coco powder to make it chocolate) So it feels like a sneaky treat, but its really quite good for me. I feel like I haven't been getting enough fat in with my breakfasts, so I'm going to try this for a few days. I had to eat TWO tablespoons of peanut butter last night in order to meet my fat minimum. <BR... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:29:47 EST Update from yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4421048 Well after that 12 hour work shift and taking all my tracked food and snacks with me, here is the report. <BR> <BR> Things that I packed that I ate: ALL <BR> <BR> Things that I didn't have tracked that I ate: <BR> One cup of black coffee, no cream, no sugar <BR> Half a diet pepsi <BR> TINY forkfull of cheesecake because my cute coworker asked me to try it. <BR> <BR> In all, that's pretty darn awesome! <BR> <BR> I came home at a quarter to 1am, made a cup of decafe tea, and went to bed. <... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:39:36 EST Struggling to Make a Comeback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418944 I have tracked for a solid week with periods of tracking in a few weeks before that. Today is a HUGE event at work. I have a 12 hour shift. But I had breakfast/early lunch, and packed and tracked everything else that I plan on eating today. It's all ready to take to work with me. And most of it is pretty good for me. <BR> <BR> I am taking two little pieces of candy so that I won't attack the leftover cheesecake, and the olives push my sodium a little high, but I love salty things so it ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:22:16 EST Returning with a vengence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4105398 After being gone for the whole quarter (3 months) I'm back. College really kicked my butt hard this past quarter. I know its no excuse, and I shouldn't use it as one. <BR> <BR> Spring break is here, and I'm tracking again, and starting to exercise again. I am determined to do this. Even if I have to do it alone. Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:59:29 EST If you have to justify it..... then you probably shouldn't be doing it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3935903 Last week I hung out with a bunch of friends, overate that night, but I got right back to tracking everything the next day. In fact, I made SURE to under eat that day. <BR> <BR> I told myself it was okay. That I had eaten so much the day before that it was alright. That one day wouldn't hurt. That I'd eat normal the next day. <BR> <BR> Why do I do this? I KNEW it was not a smart idea, I was thinking of writing this post even as I ignored the last hundred calories waiting to be used. <B... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:09:18 EST Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3905227 I've realized something about myself... for me, food is like an addiction. I can be doing just fine, portions, and servings, and veggies and all that.... but then someone puts the option of crap down in front of me, and I can't control myself. <BR> <BR> I had dinner all planned out. I put it in the crock pot this morning, full of high hopes and feeling good about the week I'd just ended. <BR> <BR> And then Rachel comes over. And Rachel is hungry. And we all (5 of us girls) go out to din... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:54:48 EST Dreaming of Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3847724 Last night, I had a dream that I was in the school cafeteria. I was eating and eating and I knew that I should stop because I was eating over my calories for the day, but I couldn't stop. I picked up a cinnamon roll (I don't even like them!) because I wanted to eat the nuts and frosting off of it. I picked up a piece of cheese pizza because there was no pepperoni, but then after I'd finished it, there was pepperoni. So I got a tiny slice of that. But then there was a BRAND NEW pepperoni ... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:42:44 EST Finals Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3834755 Uuuugh, finals week. <BR> <BR> I've been trying really, really hard to stay on track this week. Its usually the most difficult week for me to track and do well on, because I'm usually so frustrated and just want to eat anything. Having a cup of tea always nearby has helped a little with that, but I went to bed kind of hungry last night because I tore through all my tracked food last night really early, and then stayed up a little late to try and get more of my essay done. <BR> <BR> I know y... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 16:56:16 EST Fighting the Good Fight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3825291 Yesterday I was gone ALL DAY. Really. Left the house at 9am, got home at 11pm thanks to Sami and Jess's loveliness, and then went right back out for an spur of the moment Catering Student Manager get together. <BR> <BR> I knew I was going to be gone all day, so I pack everything I planned on eating. Which was a GOOD thing, because we ended up running out of food at catering for the GUESTS, never mind the catering staff. When they got super hungry back there, they ate slices of lemon cake... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 12:20:36 EST Thanksgiving: The Travel and Day Before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3804043 So I left for my Aunt's house early early yesterday morning. My train pulled out of the station at 8:45am. I'd had a quick breakfast of cottage cheese before I'd left so that I wouldn't be hungry, but I knew that my train wouldn't get into Portland until 6pm. So I planned. <BR> <BR> The night before, I changed my exercise, because I knew I wouldn't see the gym for any of the time I'm at her house, and used the new tracking numbers they gave me to plan a menu for my train ride. Picking things... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:25:43 EST Rededicated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3776276 After maintaining for over a year, I'm back into working hard! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:17:41 EST Roomie awesomeness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1770364 I've always tried to do my healthy lifestyle/weightloss by myself. This is the first time I've had other people doing it with me. Its SO much nicer an easier this way. I can't believe I was missing out on this supportive network. I love having my friends and roommates doing this too. <BR> <BR> Now we all have goals, are all working on being healthy, all have little rewards get for our progress, and have a lovely vacation in mind if we all do well. And we're taking turns making dinner fo... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 17:07:07 EST A Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1716778 You know.... good intentions don't mean a whole lot if there aren't actions to follow them up, you know what I mean? <BR> <BR> My roommate and I, a few weeks ago, were taking a walk and were talking about how we should join some kind of class, how we should walk every night, and eat better, and all kinda of grand 'being healthy' plans. <BR> <BR> And since then, we haven't joined a class, haven't walked every night (not even every week!), and while we're still trying to eat healthy, I'm much... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:38:44 EST Back on the Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1613566 I know Christmas and such is probably a bad time to renew my commitment to a healthy lifestyle, but I'm still going to work at it! <BR> <BR> Slowly gained back most of what I lost by March of last year, but I'm back on track, and my roommate is doing it with me. <BR> <BR> Yay! Lets do good! Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:55:27 EST Challenge for Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1076896 I haven't been near the scale in 2 weeks because of finals and stuff (I don't have a scale, I use my friend's) but it looks like I'm down 17.5 pounds since I joined a little over 2 months ago! Wow! FInals are this week, but I'm determined not to let that get me down. One day at a time, man. I can do this. Today will be essay-writing day. <BR> <BR> I have a convention in 12 days (Sakura Con in Seattle) and my cosplay of choice will be Larxene from Kingdom Hearts (she's only in Chain of ... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:57:12 EST Soup Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1058947 So yesterday was difficult. I came home, made dinner, and was still hungry. (I made scrambled eggs, and they were super yummy) I just wanted the good, I'm not hungry feeling. I ate a little more than I was supposed to, but I didn't just call it over and give up and eat everything I could get my hands on. <BR> <BR> Today though, I was determined to not repeat that. So I made soup. One of the things I love about soup, you can make a whole lot of it, and eat it all, and there isn't a lot ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 23:48:53 EST You Can't Stop the Beat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1028123 A few weeks ago my friend Sami and I found an I-pod Suffle on the ground while we were walking to check the mail. It's just a little thing. Holds about 4 CDs worth of music. I wanted to try and find it's owner, since I've had important stuff returned to me when I could have just kept it. But upon failing to ever find the owner, I kept it. <BR> <BR> Rachel put some music on it for me since I don't have I-Tunes. I love broadway music and soundtracks, so she put Hairspray, Rent, Sweeney To... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:50:59 EST