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Over 3 weeks since my last blog...

Friday, June 29, 2012

I've just really had nothing I want to write about. My weight is embarrassing, so I don't want to talk about that. I've been on track with my exercise just about forever, and back to tracking my calorie intake for the past couple of weeks, and though I initially saw a drop of a few scary-high pounds at first, I've been stuck with my weight still way too high and not moving ever since. I know the number on the scale isn't everything and I have some muscle, but I don't fit into last summer's shorts.

School has been out now for a week and a half, and I've enjoyed having very little to do. I have one more week of freedom and then summer school. We refinanced our mortage to save about $80/month and had the closing the other day. The closing was in the city at 10 A.M. and then afterward we went for an early lunch and then I spent the rest of the day in the city while Jess went to work, and then met up with him for dinner. I spent several hours at Barnes & Noble..I read a few fitness magazines, and then I read a book about eating paleo. I was wondering whether to try it, but then I read online that it's one of the least safe and least recommended diets out there. I already try to avoid too many grains while I'm trying to lose weight, but I don't really want to give up dairy or beans, and don't seem to have any negative reaction to these foods. Anyway, after B&N I went for a long walk around the city and luckily despite the ominous clouds there was no rain storm, and then met Jess for a lovely dinner.

The next day (yesterday), I went BACK into the city (I live in the city, technically, but I mean the part of the city tourists would actually go to) to get my hair done. It's a once in a great while treat for me. Well actually it's not a treat at all....I hate trying to figure out where to park (and ending up paying $32 for valet garage parking), the huge expense of the hair treatment, the 3 hours it takes to do it, and the sting it brings to my eyes...but I LOVE having straight, shiny, soft hair. I wanted Yuko but my stylist siad my hair wasn't healthy enough. :( (I bought a deep leave-in conditioner to help fix that situation) and got a Pure Brazilian instead, which is like a Keratin but new. The best part is that there is NO waiting to get your hair wet or creased. With other procedures you have to wait 2 or 3 days which means, of course, no working out, no going outside if it rains, and no showering! Ew! This was a bonus. But, this procedure REALLY stung my eyes - the chemicals had the same amino acids that are in onions apparently...I was sitting there under the dryer crying away... and also it only lasts 2-3 months, and it probably won't be that straight after I wash it...she did say it eliminates frizz which is great for summer. But you know what else would be great for summer...NOT weighing 172...ugh. I'm rambling. This is why I don't blog anymore.
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    I had to break down and buy new shorts this summer...bummer, yes, but there are so many other things to focus on in the summer that I'm not going to let it get me down!
    2146 days ago
    LOL!! I love your rambling! Keep blogging, please!

    So, I am going to give you a hair suggestion - stop using shampoo! I haven't used regular shampoo since October and my hair has never looked better. You could buy something called "no poo", or use a tbsp. of baking soda in a cup of warm water. I condition using 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. The main ingredient in shampoo, sodium laureth sulfate, makes curly hair frizzy, so look for a brand that doesn't have it.

    Enjoy your freedom till summer school starts!
    2147 days ago
    II buy new shorts every year ;)

    Yay for no frizz hair! I wonder what they used though, crying under the dryer doesn't sound like fun! :( Silky hair DOES :)

    Keep doing what you are doing... the magic will happen, Girl!
    2149 days ago
    Im with you on the not wanting to talk about the weight thing. I think I have been so focused on it I have put on more. I am so dissapointed with myself as the wedding I have been planning for is only 8 weeks away. And I will not look smokin hot in my dress, Sounds as if you are enjoying your time off.
    Don't worry too much about the weight just keep on pluggin on and it will all fall into place. I need to tell myself this too.
    2149 days ago
    I havent been blogging on sparks a whole lot either because i started a weigthloss page thingie on FB so everyday im posting and it feels like a mini blog everyday. Its good i think to get your feelings out there even when your not doing good ...thats prolly when you should blog /talk about it even more...just keep swimming ...just keep swimming :o)
    2150 days ago
    Ugh I'm with you on the weight thing right...I don't wanna talk about it but I KNOW that I have to personally face this and do some serious changing if I want things to get better. I've heard a lot about paleo and I think it's great how it encourages whole, unprocessed foods, but I agree...I can't cut out beans and dairy and I LOVE my fruit! Hope you are able to find what works best for you. I know you will. Plus everyone's body is different and responds differently to eating plans.
    2150 days ago
    i put my scale away today. i can just squeeze into last years shorts. yeah for straight hair!
    2152 days ago
    I haven't really read up on the paleo diets but my first thought is-
    um- didn't cave men only live about 35 years or some such?
    Ok- now you need to get yourself fired up about something- anything!
    And set some short and medium length goals, my friend!
    2152 days ago
    I'm right there with ya on not fitting into my summer shorts. In fact, I haven't even bothered unpacking my "summer clothes" because I know I won't fit into them (because I can't fit into any of my old non-stretchy clothes), so why bother?!

    On a different note, I've always wanted to try hair straightening, but I'm always so hard on my hair and never have the money! Maybe someday.... it sounds wonderful!
    2152 days ago
    Sigh.. I can relate on the weight front, even though I think the tide is turning for me- FINALLY! It would help if I had a scale that worked- mine broke right before vacation, but it was "stuck" anyways... so no "loss"-LOL!
    I've had that scale since 2002 I realized.

    I miss your blogs- I'm not one for "chattening" so blogs help me stay connected.

    Totally random and maybe weird, but I totally thought about you the other day and wondered if it was time for your hair procedure- your annual summer event-LOL!
    Like I said, I'm weird.

    And I know you-- you'll figure this weight stuff out!

    2152 days ago
    ^^agree with SRBROWN2! SOmetimes we just get in ruts where we eat and do the same things over and over again and our bodies just need to mix it up! I knwo you eat pretty healthy so maybe just try varying those healthy foods up?

    It will come off. SOmetimes our bodies just do crazy things, as sucky as it is. Stay consistent and you will see changes!
    2152 days ago
    The weight will come off. Have you tried varying up what you eat? Also, try new workouts. I know it's hard, but you can do this. Don't give up.

    2152 days ago
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