SLAPTHEFATCAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SLAPTHEFATCAT SLAPTHEFATCAT'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/ Day 39 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821951 Only 33 more weeks until my goal date and not much progress. Tonight I am feeling a bit like the Captain [America]. I lifted a few weights, but my mind is a bit clouded by my chemistry homework so I cannot really do a full intensity workout. I still do not really understand it very well, but I wrote it down to ask tomorrow in class. Seems I need to take even better notes by writing what I am thinking as well. When in real life am I going to have to calculate the wavelength of an electron when... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:59:06 EST Day 32 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817548 So, I am passed Goal mark 1: November 15, 200 lbs. I am still at 206 pounds, if not more (since my apt does not have a scale). Honestly, I think the only things that are keeping my weight from rising is my walking to school and that I buy mostly healthful foods. I try not to buy anything that is directly junk food, aside from chocolate chips. As I have said before, no matter what, I seem to be able to turn normal pantry foods into junk food (ex: no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies). I have foun... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:12:38 EST Day 23 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812736 AH!!!! It's almost 10% of the way through and I've not only not made any progress, but have gone backward!! So! I am going to reset some of my goals and actions. <BR> Firstly, my main goal is to finish the semester more fit than I started. I would love to say something like "I want to be able to jog a 5k" or something similar, but I want to be realistic here. I also am going to put myself on a diet. I know, I know, a "diet" is only a temporary thing and I should be focusing on the long-term c... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 18:06:26 EST Day 14 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807216 So, my thoughts about parkour and freerunning is somehow giving me more energy overall. I think that may be caused by an overall increase in sugar intake. I've noticed the amount of sugar I eat tends to counteract the reduction of calories throughout the rest of the day, and hence no weight loss. I think it is also caused by my lack of my 25 hour work week. I mean, I do walk to class, but that is nothing compared to what my old job used to entail. <BR> About today: nutrition included a bit o... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:08:53 EST Day 11 of the 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805293 No exercise but a decent caloric intake. I feel like I ate a lot, but looking at what I took it, it's not that bad, at all. I even made some banana-based ice cream and had that and I was still within range. I think starting tomorrow I am going to get serious about running. My only issue is that my biggest problem with progress is that I get really excited about stuff, I plan it, I imagine it, then when I go to actually do it, I lose all momentum and I bail. I am scared of failing and looking... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:44:02 EST Day 10 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804695 Wow, ten days in already. That is about 4% of my entire journey, yet I have already built up and fallen back down... I started off great, for the first week or so. Since then, I have stopped exercising, except for walking to the school, and I have consumed copious amounts of sugar, including drinking some Mountain Dew. <BR> For most of you, you would think "So what? It's just a single bottle of Mt. Dew." But for me, it marks a much, much bigger failure. Other than one other occasion, I have ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:41:12 EST Day 7 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802507 Day 7 and still on track! I've noticed a considerable difference between my fitness now and just a week ago. I can do my 50 crunches and push ups with much less effort than before. Also, I have noticed that I am able to catch my breath after exercising a bit faster and easier. I can feel my own body a bit more and I make more healthful choices (although my diet has been pretty healthy, and I still need to work on portions). I have also noticed that I can exert more effort during workouts. Whe... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:22:40 EST Day 6 of the 275 Day Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801855 A few things to report about today. <BR> 1) Instead of driving the 5-10 minutes to school, I walked. I took me all of 20 minutes to walk to school. I did the trip twice. So, (20x2)x2= 80 minutes of walking! (20 minutes up, 20 minutes back, with 2 trips) <BR> 2) Got my 50 push-ups and crunches in. <BR> 3) BUT I ate a bit more calories than usual because I had peanut butter, chocolate and bananas as a snack. So, I won't be having that snack any time soon. Also had an italian sausage, bacon, and... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:33:59 EST Day 5 of the 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801022 Sorry, yesterday was horrible. I ate so much sugar that it rivalled me as a kid. LOL. And nothing fitness other than walking around the Ocean City board-walk for a bit. Today, I did okay with nutrition, but a little high in fat. Also, no fitness yet, but as soon as I finish writing this, I am going to do 50 push ups and crunches and later I will do another set to make up for yesterday. <BR> I saw myself in the mirror and I realized I am wearing about the same as Chris Evans' outfit in Captai... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:32:29 EST Day 3 of the 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800031 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31300835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick update before my parents visit. <BR> I can't wait until tomorrow. I've been staying up really late for the last couple of days because I would just play on the net forever and then go and remember I had homework to do, so I would stay up later to get that done. But tonight, I will go to bed at a reasonable time. This late night thing is making me REALLY tired during the day, so I have to stop it before ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:05:27 EST Day 2 of 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799597 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733812545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sorry for the really late update. I wanted to do all my push ups and crunches before I posted. I've noticed today that it was really hard for me to do all my push ups. But I have noticed with my crunches that I can actively engage my abdominal muscles. I mean, you kind of have to engage your ab muscles during a crunch, but if you think about laying your back flat to the ground when you go back down, you will notice... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:52:44 EST Day 1 of 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798924 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383828946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now I understand why I used to like to do push ups and crunches. They SUCK to do, but afterwards I feel powerful, more invincible. I also realized just how unfit I have become since August. I mean, it's a serious difference. Before, I could bang out 75 crunches and push ups like they were a set of 12. Now, I have trouble just doing 20-30 of each. It's kind of depressing, but at the same time I know that it took ve... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:28:59 EST Day 0 of 275 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798371 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l819119037.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, in the last month I have made absolutely no progress. This pic is of me at the beginning of September and then me as well last night. No progress, if any it was negative. I've been really lazy lately with "okay" nutrition. So I think that my weight is remaining the same because I am losing muscle and gaining fat in equal proportions. And so, I plan to change that. <BR> Overall, I am at the same place as I was 6... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:24:30 EST Future Goals and Missed Opportunities. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787907 I have always enjoyed watching videos of people doing parkour and free-running. It just looks so freeing and I actually do plan on training to be able to do that. Just I just realized that I have been saying that for the last two years. In that time, I could have gotten that good and that fit, if only I put dedication into my fitness. <BR> Of all the things I want to be able to do physically, the jumping, twisting, flipping and other gymnastics involved with free-running is what I want the ... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:50:16 EST In a University now and living by myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767641 Well, this is different. I rented a 4-bedroom apt in off-campus housing, where everyone pays the same amount for whichever room you get. I happened to luck out and get a 4-bedroom all to myself. It is very different with no one at home making bad decisions. I never noticed that I kind of need those bad decisions to help remind me to stay on track. Luckily the worst food I have in the kitchen right now is sugar and peanut butter, and I don't use much sugar nowadays. I have to remind myself to ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:24:02 EST Yay! No longer obese! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752560 So, I had a goal to get to 175 lbs after a year. After about 8 months, it was apparent that was not going to happen. Within the last four months, I have been trying my best to lose weight, and succeeding in bounds! One of the biggest marks in my weight loss is 210 lbs. That mark is not only halfway through my weight loss journey, but it also is the mark between obese and simply overweight. As Otakon came more and more near, my goals became more focused, with specific rewards. <BR> Firstly, w... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 23:13:36 EST My Goku Challenge is almost completed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748255 ...And I'm only halfway done with the weight loss. So, that's unfortunate. Also, unfortunately, I predicted this might happen. The good news? I'll be at a major weight loss benchmark (probably) when Otakon comes around (my goal date, Aug 7). That benchmark is 210 lbs. There is actually two reasons why that point is important. The first is that 210 lbs is halfway between my starting point (245 lb) and my ultimate goal (175 lb) and the second, and more important to me, reason is that 210 lbs is... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:49:10 EST Cosplay Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714643 Man, I have so much to do to prepare for Otakon. Firstly, I have to work on getting fit. Honestly, that's not that much of a priority for me. My priority is simply getting everything done and together. All in all I am cosplaying as Yashio Kaito, from Robotics;Notes, Goku from Dragonball Z and Superboy from Young Justice. I will actually be wearing color contacts for my Superboy cosplay. So far, I have bought the fabric for my Goku cosplay, bought the wig, contacts and shirt for Superboy, made... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:04:29 EST Two months until Goku. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714639 So, 10 months in and I barely any better than I started. I want to at least get myself down to 209 from the 227 I am now. At least then, I will be going to Otakon with being only overweight and not obese. I'm on my last semester of my degree, then onto another school. I wish there was a way I could just instantly be at the job i want, with a decent pay, with some on the side, but I know that would be wishful thinking for anyone. In May, I did a 50 push-up a day challenge, and actually went ab... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:54:48 EST Sometimes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680675 Sometimes I doubt myself. <BR> I doubt what I can do. <BR> I doubt that will ever be able to resist temptations, that I will ever lose weight. <BR> Sometimes I doubt that I will ever actually get out and go get fit. <BR> I doubt myself. I doubt that I will be able to do the things I have always wanted to do. <BR> Tonight has been a doubt night. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:40:19 EST Katsucon 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627814 Boy, does Katsucon have a bunch of stories. So much stuff happened, in a bad way, but eventually it all worked out. <BR> <BR> So, first thing, our college group gets to the convention and because we did not pre-register (college issues, not our fault) we had to wait three hours in a super-slow line. Then we get up front and we find out that their credit card thing isn't working. Well, the college gave our advisor a credit card to pay for the registration... So, we all had to pitch in money t... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:58:01 EST 191 Days Left of the DBZ Goku Trials. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600747 I must admit, I probably will NOT make my goal for a Goku-like body by August. I definitely think I can certainly do better and can get a bit towards the goal, but I have 50lbs to lose, plus gaining enough muscle to have a warrior-type body. <BR> <BR> Good news though: Classes are starting, work is going well. <BR> And the best news: My panel application for Katsucon got accepted! The title is "Getting Fit for Cosplay." My biggest worries from it are A) it is in a month and I have not prepa... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:09:04 EST Goku. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578850 If you are reading my blogs or know anything about my goals, you will know my ultimate goal right now is to become very, very much like Goku, the individual in the background of my profile (particularly the version with the black hair). If not, now you know. <BR> <BR> Whenever I am feeling really lazy, tempted, or whatever, I turn my thoughts toward Goku. I think to myself: What would Goku do? Seriously, I do. <BR> <BR> Tonight, it has worked quite well for me. I was just going to go to b... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:53:44 EST 2014 Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574263 I know, I know. I said I won't make "resolutions" anymore. But these are my resolutions, things that I WILL get done. They're not goals because I absolutely will make it there. I got a barbell for Christmas that uses the same weights as my dumbbells, I've got my room pretty clear, I got the Wii and Wii Balance Board all set up. All I have to do is KISS and SMART. Keep It Simple Stupid. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Based. My resolution is to get to 175 pounds by all mea... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:18:58 EST Maturity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568407 Lately I've been debating about my and others' maturity levels. This has particularly hit hard today since with my beard I look about 25, maybe older, and without I look like I am around 20, and I shave today. So, I'm wondering what my maturity level really is. On one hand, I am pretty responsible. On the other, I like to watch anime and manga, be lazy at home, and just be a kid. Back to being an adult, I have never had a job less than a year long and I make sure I do not owe money to anyone.... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:49:52 EST 227 Days Left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566149 So I was reading through some older Men's Fitness magazines today and I ran across a set of articles on weight loss. One of them listed a bunch of tips to lose weight. Being me, I know a lot about nutrition already, so I know each of their tips there were either right or right most of the time. And it got me thinking once again... Weight loss really isn't that hard. So, I found a calculator online that calculates how to lose a set amount of weight (2 lbs/week) and what to do. <BR> This one sa... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:59:20 EST 101 Days in, 249 days remaining. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549541 Look at that, I am so far into my journey already and I feel as though I've barely started. To be honest, I have only just started. Working that is. I had a re-revelation today on just what is important on weight loss and what I have been doing wrong. Comparing what I thought I was doing to what I actually am doing is completely different. No wonder I have not been losing weight. Anyhow, I have about 8 months to lose 50 pounds and gain a substantial amount of muscle. The muscle is easy enough... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:42:04 EST Not where I want to be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543918 I'm not where I want to be in life. You know how in your senior year in high school, you have to make that 5-year plan? Well, I'm at 5 years out of high school now and I've only accomplished one of the many things on my list. Actually, I scoffed at the fact that people would CHOOSE to go to the college I am going to now. I thought that I was above it, but apparently not. I'm not really any more fit, I'm not in a relationship, I have no money, and my education could be a bit further by now. I ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 01:26:32 EST 261 Days Left. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540087 I'm just going to make this quick. <BR> Reminder to those who do not regularly read my blogs: the countdown is to the date of Otakon 2014, in which I plan to showcase my cosplay as Goku, the fellow in the dark-orange and blue outfit in my background. I have that time to slim down and gain muscle. <BR> <BR> Feeling really lazy but good today. I have mixed feelings. I feel very lazy today, but I am also feelings very frustrated in the lack of time I have to lose weight, since my first long ter... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:37:12 EST 267 Days Left. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535333 I'm finally making progress on exercising. My friend exercises just about every day, despite being quite overweight, and pushes me to exercise often. So far I have gotten in two workouts this week (out of the four she has done), and I plan to do so tomorrow. I also have gotten better at tracking food and nutrition. <BR> In case you did not know, it's really easy to get SparkPoints. With posting this blog, I would have earned 120 SparkPoints today, just SP, not SparkGoodie Points. <BR> <BR> W... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 23:18:14 EST 271 Days Left. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531203 So, I have 271 days left until my goal date. That is the date by which I must get to 175 lbs then gain enough muscle to reasonable look like the guy with the black hair on my profile (Goku from Dragonball Z). I want to obtain this goal because everything he is, especially aesthetics, is my ideal, what I want to look and be like the most. I am currently 220 lbs. I have a shorter term goal which is coming up fast and I REALLY need to seriously work on. I have a goal/reward system for that one. ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:11:53 EST Day 80. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527909 REALLY?!!?!? It's been 80 days, almost 3 MONTHS, a quarter of my journey to Goku and I've wasted it all!!! Grr.. I'm so annoyed with myself. Goku is my ultimate goal. Most people don't understand, but Goku is the ideal person. He's perfectly fit, energetic, strong, fast, kind, pure-hearted, and just a generally awesome person. I have lost almost no weight since the start of my journey to lose weight and get fit for a year. As the All-American Rejects song I'm listening to right now on Pandor... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:22:13 EST Day 64 of the DBZ Trials (297 days remaining) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513816 So, it's been 64 days since Otakon 2013, my start date of my one year journey, that's two months, 1/6 of my total journey. I'm only about 5 pounds down, and most of that was lost with the initial two or three weeks. I eat worse now than ever and I don't exercise. I need to get into a habit of exercise every day, and need to remember to eat healthy EVERY meal. Plus, I've been eating a lot of candy now, since at work we have a bucket of candy that is just for us at work. It contains several dif... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:08:01 EST Day 45: Reward thoughts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496436 Well, this is good and bad. <BR> <BR> Lately, at night, I have been getting SUPER hyped up, like I could just slam my hands on the table, jump up, and literally run out the door. Problem is I never am in the situation in which that is appropriate. I think it has to do with being tired. I also noticed that when I take a multivitamin, my sleep schedule normalizes, which sucks for my homework schedule. I have been thinking a lot about going to the gym lately, but I have yet to actually go. I H... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:03:04 EST Day 43: Just a note. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494217 I think a reason why I don't run yet is because I never really, really push myself when I "try to run." I never get to that point where I have a chance to get better at running and better at breathing. I have to get my body used to doing the exercise before I can actually show my potential. <BR> <BR> P.S. Stopped by the CSM (my college) gym and got all set up to go to the gym often. I plan to go to class a few hours earlier so I can swim for an hour or so. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:44:40 EST Day 42 of the DBZ Trials: 100+ Reasons for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492413 Reasons for me to get fit: <BR> <BR> 1. So I can jog. <BR> 2. So I don't run out of breath. <BR> 3. So I can run. <BR> 4. So I can run and feel like a runner. <BR> 5. To impress myself. <BR> 6. To finally have the fitness to learn to do parkour. <BR> 7. Freedom to do what I want. <BR> 8. Goku cosplay (obviously) <BR> 9. To be able to cosplay as the main characters rather than the supporting cast. <BR> 10. More energy. <BR> 11. More confidence. <BR> 12. More competence. <BR> 13. Stronger. <BR... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 01:14:09 EST Day 36 of the DBZ Trial (Day 1 of the Leap into Fall Fitness Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487785 Okay, cool. So, yesterday I did 20 minutes on the recumbent bike at home since it was dark and my bro didn't want to kit the gym with me, and I was just not feeling gym atmosphere. Today I got up, wasted an hour trying to get everything together for homework, FINALLY left and went to the college, did homework for three hours. Then I went upstairs to Drawing Basics class. Ugh.. everyone there is so good and my art looks like a high school piece of art. I'm still not done and there's this one ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:16:53 EST Day 34 of 365 days of DBZ Trial. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485060 Still nothing. Really Andrew?! I gotta get my act together! A year should be plenty of time! But I've done nothing except act like I have no time or ability for effort at all. I feel like I'm trapped in the life I have now, traveling down the road the wrong way. Like Tetris when you start missing the blocks' locations several times. <BR> I want this so badly! But I can never think of the life I will have when I actually can do something about it. I want to be that guy that is always doing aw... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 01:02:37 EST Day 31 of the DBZ Trials (Sept 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483260 Okay, so I was wrong about my weight last night, but I don't understand that much flux. My weight went from 221.6 lb, three days later at 229 lb, and this morning it was 222.9 lb. And this is on a fairly new scale so I know it can't be wrong by more than a slight amount. Also, classes are seriously being difficult for me this semester. I don't know if I'll be able to pass, even just starting the second week of classes. It's a lot of stuff to read, more to learn and even more homework. I am ha... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:48:53 EST Day 30 of the DBZ Trials http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482193 My weight has gone back up to 229. That's an eight pound gain from my last weigh in. Tonight I am getting a bunch of new songs to put on my MP3 player. I definitely plan to start ripping it out, going hard. I'm starting to get impatient in other parts of my life, to the point I was (and still am) considering dropping both my classes, quitting my job, and moving away from here. But I know it's not practical. Seriously not practical. I don't have the funds nor the experience to get a job to cre... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:55:15 EST Day 25 of the DBZ Trials. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476297 Wow, already three and a half weeks into the period and already way behind. I have not even had the time to THINK about exercising in the last few days, since school has started. Plus I have to rearrange my work schedule to accommodate my classes (not fun, when you have to tell your boss you have to re-do your schedule within a week). <BR> So, I work all day Sunday and afternoons Monday and Tuesdays as well as every other Saturday. gives me a nice solid bit of working, no odd scheduling. So ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:42:27 EST Day 21 of the DBZ Trials. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473027 Wow. Today was rough! <BR> Since I work at a seafood restaurant, especially one that serves crabs, we were SLAMMED all day today. And it was over 95 degrees in the kitchen, even with a bunch of fans and the supposed AC on. At the end of the day, I was so chaffed as I wanted to do was waddle into bed and lay there. I didn't even feel like driving home. First thing I did when I got home was take a luke-warm shower. Usually I'm the guy that blasts it as hot as it can go, but my chaffing areas sa... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:00:20 EST Day 20 of the DBZ Trials. (Sat Aug 31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472192 Breakfast/Lunch: Big huge bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk (my mom likes 2% or whole, but I personally prefer skim, so we compromise with 1%). It wasn't THAT big of a serving. I woke up around noon so it was more like brunch. I also had something else that I cannot recall. <BR> Dinner: About 2-3 cups of cooked kale and about 2 cups fresh grapes. <BR> <BR> No exercise, but after reading these success stories, I'm pumped to start working out so I can lose weight! It seems no matter what... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 01:41:30 EST Day 19 of the DBZ Trials. 342 days until goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471312 Honestly, in the last few days, I've slid backwards, a lot. I don't know, I just haven't had any willpower to choose healthy foods in the last two or three days. I KNOW what to eat and why those foods, but I just go "pfff... I can eat healthy next meal." And I don't. I snack a lot and of foods I have decided to swear off, that should only be consumed in minute amounts. I STILL have not gotten into a regular exercise regime. Almost 3 weeks of a 50 week program, I should be 6% of the way to my ... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:20:58 EST Day 13 of the DBZ trials http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465277 Just a quick update in regards to my progress towards my Goku cosplay. I'm at around 222 lb, but I want to lose weight faster and I need to find a strength training mentor and its my own fault for not finding one yet. Honestly, I have yet to even look. I have been to the gym once since the beginning of my journey. I am 4% into my journey but I have made only about 2% progress. Tomorrow I can't do anything since it is Sunday, when I work from 12-9. But I can continue nutritionally. also, I nee... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 22:45:02 EST Progress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463639 So, yay, I've been losing weight, even through Otakon, a weekend of junk food and anime. (But plenty of walking around, loving every cosplay I saw). BUT I have not been losing weight at the speed I like and I have yet to establish a strength training regime. My brother is more than ready to help me, but I kind of want help from someone who really knows what to do. I always feel like a dumbo in a weight room, I'm not sure what order to do what exercises at what weights and which complements wh... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:12:39 EST Day 1 of the DBZ trials. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453004 Okay, so today is the first official day of my year of transformation. If you haven't been reading my blogs, or figured it out from my profile, I am taking a year to lose fat, gain muscle, all to an end result of cosplaying as Goku from the series Dragon Ball Z. After lots of research, I have found the high fat, high protein, low carb diet to suit my needs the best. But I also want to follow a clean diet (not paleo), meaning no fried foods, limiting sugar, etc. The issue is that since I just... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:53:59 EST New Goals for the year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444767 Otakon is just about the biggest thing I do every year. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of work, and a lot of money to go and is several days of my life. It is also AWESOME! So, I kind of wait the entire year for this one event; more than Halloween, more than Christmas, even more than my birthday. The point is, that is how I measure one year the most eagerly. Since Otakon starts on Thursday, I am making plans for next year's costume. Since I have been cosplaying for a couple of years, I've... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 01:40:07 EST I'm going to try now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434854 Okay, so tomorrow (technically today since it's past midnight) I'm going to start actually working towards the Smoking Summer Challenge! (Despite it being like 7 weeks in and almost over) My personal goals are to strength train 3 times per week and work on training for a 5k. I signed up to restart the SP 5k walk/jog program, so I'll be starting from week 1 again. This week's challenge (which ends tomorrow) is to do an abs video and a cardio video, as well as to eat 7 servings of fruits and ve... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 01:30:47 EST Cosplay rant. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432628 You ever have that one friend that just assumes that you’ll be willing to do stuff for her? Just because I am barely financially stable. Okay, so my friend, two weeks before Otakon, is like “oh! I want to do a cosplay other than the one I have!" So I pull out my long wig and a bunch of suggestions. Since technically the wig is hers, from a past cosplay in which she did not fully do, I was fine with her using the wig. Not like she would take good care of it herself. So, she gets stuck on doing... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:24:42 EST