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These photos are what made me realize I needed to lose some pounds. The beginning.

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    Thanks for the blog comment! emoticon
    2730 days ago
    Wow, that is absolutely incredible! Just everything, how you came to meet those guys and how Brandon came into your life. That's really neat. You have a lot of guts chasing after someone but good for you! I wish I had the guts to do something like that. If I ever like a guy, I automatically shy away and try not to show it because I always think they'd never like me. And it's good to hear that he wants you to lose the weight for yourself and not for him. Just like the weight, you need to do several other things for yourself, like doing well in school. A person isn't a true friend if they criticize you for not having enough time for them and make fun of you for not partying all of the time. I can't stand people like that. I lived in a dorm for two years and so many people were like that. If you wouldn't party with them six days out of the week, you were automatically a loser. Like, wow. Grow up.

    Sorry I took a while to reply. I was just spending time with my mom in the city for a week while we celebrated Canada Day, saw Children of Bodom and Devin Townsend, and she had surgery and a biopsy. I moved back to her place in a nearby small town after my apartment contract was up in May, so now I'm kind of isolated, but that's ok. Since I don't have a job out here, I've been able to focus on losing weight, but yeah, I haven't gotten far. Just lost a few inches but actually gained weight, which I know is from muscle, but still, you'd think after two months the scale would budge just a bit. Nope. And I just gained five pounds while staying in the city so now I'm inclined to do the whole eating 1200 calories a day and going on walks so I can lose around ten pounds before going back to Jillian Michaels stuff. I know it's just a number on the scale, but I was hoping to be 15 pounds lighter (ugh, now 15 and not 10 due to that weight gain) before moving to Sweden.

    Sorry for rambling! We do have a lot of catching up. Do you have Facebook/MSN/Skype or anything?
    3521 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2011 1:06:30 PM
    There you are! I am freaking happy for you that you found someone and are halfway to your goal! IF you haven't been exercising, I guess you've just been watching what you eat, right? It's been a bit frustrating for me because I've been working my ass off (well, not for the past couple weeks though), primarily doing Jillian DVD'S, but haven't lost a single pound. I did at least lose a few inches here and there, but I swear I look the same. I know this is the healthy way to do it but sometimes you just feel like screwing it, taking it easy on the high-intensity exercise, and eat around 1300 calories per day, you know? My body responds very well to that, it seems.

    Are you going to be doing Zumba again? Or how about weight-lifting? Either way, I'm proud of you for making so much progress and coming back here. :D

    I'm doing well. Just a bit hectic since I'll be moving away in a month, so I've been making several trips to Edmonton to run errands, hang with certain friends for the last time, etc, which not only disrupts my exercise routine, but also my diet.

    Btw, have you gone to any awesome concerts recently? :D
    3530 days ago
    Hey you! Where have you been? I failed at life and stopped doing this whole SP thing for 1.5 months but I'm back now. Have you been keeping up?
    3586 days ago
    It's kind of funny how out of everything in life, weight loss seems to be the most difficult. Luckily, I don't have problems with eating at night unless I am staying up really late and have gone a while without eating. Actually, I did have this problem more while I was at uni. I definitely felt a lot hungrier and was more prone to eating lots of it while I'd be hunkered down at my desk for hours getting assignments done. I think you just need to program your body that you're not hungry, so don't eat, and honestly, I really find the nutritional tracker helpful. A couple days ago, I had a few Lindor chocolates (quite a few...) and was kind of afraid to track them but did anyhow and honestly, the reality of how much you have consumed helps prevent you from overindulging again. Have you been faithfully using the tracker?

    Thank you so much for the plank suggestions! And you're right, I need to first master it and be able to hold it for a couple of minutes aka actually know what I'm doing haha. I've never really done yoga before, randomly decided to buy this DVD, and thought I'd just turn it on and learn as I go, but I guess since power yoga is faster paced, it's a bit harder to learn some poses that way.

    And the journey most definitely feels a lot better when you have someone else by your side going through the same thing. Thanks, you motivate me too!
    3650 days ago
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