I REALLY dislike the lack of sun here in Scotland. It just bums me out all of the time. Today is particularly bad because I slept HORRIBLY last night so I feel tired and have a headache, but if I want to get to dance class tonight I have to leav... Read more
The hardest part about moving to Scotland? Eating. Restaurants here rarely give complimentary salads or water (half of them not even if you ask for water will give it to you for free because they don't do "tap water"), so eating healthy when you... Read more
I keep trying to lose this weight so that I'm healthy by the time I leave for Scotland (mostly so I have a little bit of leeway till I get used to the new schedule and food!), but other things keep conspiring against me. Like getting my visa app... Read more
Mmmm, delicious experimentation
This week I was a bit limited in how much I could spend on groceries since I still don't have my checkbook back and almost maxed out my credit card last month paying for housing and visa application stuff in Glasgow, so I decided this was going ... Read more
Moving forward and then WHAMMO!
So about a month ago, I was riding my bike to work and got hit by a car.
Yeah. Ow. Needless to say, this has been a major setback in my weight loss and health journey. I only gained back 2lbs, thankfully, but I couldn't exercise or buy my o... Read more
For the first time in years...
I am down below 150lbs.
I know, I was down earlier, but honestly, every time I have dieted, EVER, I have gotten to 150 plus or minus a couple of pounds and then I can't break past it. I'm not talking "just" a plateau, I'm talking seven mont... Read more
One more day andI will have met my exercise goals for the week every day for the first time since I landed in the hospital. WOOHOO!... Read more
So this weekend, a friend of mine offered me a pair of jeans she had bought on sale that didn't fit her right...they were too short, she said. So I tried them on, they fit, I took them, and that was that.
This morning I pulled them out to w... Read more
The great sewing project continues with much success. Getting back into the groove of everything after being sick? Taking a little more time.
Mostly it's a matter of me getting in exercise. Any tips, guys?... Read more
More sewing stuff
So, that first shirt turned out so nicely I decided to make some more. The current list seems to be my attempt at remaking my summer wardrobe (which is good since my current one is like 3+ years old and wearing out, at least in terms of tops), b... Read more
Incentive I can see
I found some gorgeous fabric in my sewing trunk that I'd forgotten I had, along with a handful of patterns I'd bought back in high school that I never made. So I decided to make myself some incentives to stay on track.
See, today when I mea... Read more
All right, I've been able to eat solid food with a minimum of restrictions for a couple of days now, so I figure it's time to get back on track. I let myself gain back a little of the weight I lost while in the hospital because...well...13 lbs i... Read more
What to do, what to do
So...that sinus infection I had a couple of weeks ago? The following week I felt kind of weak and sick to my stomach but thought nothing of it. And then last Tuesday, I was driving to work with a case of heartburn that just wouldn't QUIT (I figu... Read more
Dolly tea party!
Yeee! My BJD arrived yesterday! I brought him with me to the tea house today and the tasting cups are EXACTLY the right size and it's SOOOOOOOO cute! I think he's going to be my new tea drinking partner ^_^.... Read more
Random achievements this week to be proud of
-I've managed to exercise every day of the week except for Monday, even though I was sick. It wasn't a lot, but better a little than nothing at all. And I think the walking and stuff helped a bit with making me feel less sick, too.
-I learn... Read more