5 Weeks after surgery
I would say that my recovery from the abdominoplasty has been going perfectly. The skin was cut off, the scar is in an anatomically correct place, not too high or low. My belly button is a bit off to the left, and there are dog ears on both s... Read more
Abdominoplasty, here I come!
I'm having the extra skin on my stomach removed on December 7th! I write a lot more about it on my weight loss blog on livejournal, so if you want to read about the journey, it's all posted there!
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Tonight's episode of Vegan Iron Chef!
Can I manage to turn the random assortment of veggies left over from the end of my farm share into a tasty dinner? This is what I had:
-1 stalk Brussels sprouts
-Dark green long skinny kale
-Broccoli raab that is starting t... Read more
Another Race Report: first 4.2 miler!
Ran my first 4.2 mile Charles River Run last night! I was rather nervous about it because I had to bike to the race site (6-7 miles) and then bike home after the race (5-6 miles) .
I biked there, it was a little windy but ok. Milled arou... Read more
Someone quoted this today...
And I had to share because it's so true!
"Life is an all-you-can-eat buffet. Get your money's worth."
That's how I learned to live in med school, when free time snuck up on you, and if you wanted to enjoy life, you had to be ready t... Read more
Sometimes when you're running you get music stuck in your head... this time it was "Still Alive" from Portal stuck in my head for the whole race... so I suppose the first few lines are even appropriate to post here.
This was a triumph.
I'... Read more
My first 5K!
I'm running my first 5K in two weeks! I signed up for the race on Saturday, and had a moment of panic ... what if I can't run it! To prove to myself that I could, I ran 5K on the treadmill yesterday, and I'm fine today. The plan is to run lon... Read more
State of the Jane!
I guess this is a sort of ad-hoc experiment to see whether eating randomly (ie not as planned out as usual) will lead to weight loss. We're working on a grant in the lab, things are kinda stressful and sometimes I feel like eating sweeter thing... Read more
We were discussing this in my LJ weightloss community and I think it's a good list and I want to share it over here too!
Top 10 things that I TOTALLY wasn't expecting weight loss to change about me:
1. Clothing. I never really cared ... Read more
It's so beautiful at the lab today with the sunlight streaming through the windows and lighting up the leaves of all my plants. I love sunlight through leaves so much, it really makes me happy! (At the lab I have many plants... peppers and tom... Read more
I guess it's official that I run now. I like it. And when I can't run I get unhappy, like something is missing from my life. (I don't think I can go back to a life without fitness... it feels so good!)
I ran 5K for the first time about 2... Read more
Why do I always take the elevator when it takes me only 4 minutes to walk up the stairs? That's about 40 calories. If I walked up the stairs once every day, I'd lose a pound in 3 months just for doing that. It also would get easier, and I'd f... Read more
My first journal entry on LJ, November 5, 2005
There is a special feeling of freedom that I feel when I have my sail rigged *just so* and the wind gusts behind me and catches in the sail and we fly over the water. It's not only the flying, but the knowing that I'm the captain of my own boat,... Read more
These days I find that I'm replying to other posts more than I'm writing in here. Which means I'm procrastinating, but how can doing things for weight loss be bad?
This past week has had a lot of cake in it. Festive, perhaps, but I'm gettin... Read more
Procrastinatory joy and hot chicken soup...
(It's colder than before...)
So I decided to make a big pot of chicken soup to warm up, since we have no heat at this moment, and I needed an excuse to have the stove on.
I feel like I'm getting a lot better at reading pa... Read more