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Picture update - BLC20

Saturday, December 08, 2012

So here is my BLC20 BEFORE picture:

Weight: 164.8

Here is after with the same clothes! (ok, ok, I grabbed my wrong colorful striped tanktop, but whatever, you get the idea)

Weight: 147.6

And here is after with the same pose (because that's fair)

Weight: 147.6
And before you judge - I had JUST gotten back from a 5.3 mile run at the gym and threw on those clothes because I knew I would forget to finally get this picture done.

And here is a picture from a few weeks ago from my interview. Size 10P top from Loft! And the jacket was a medium from loft!

Weight: around 148

And here is another picture from today showing off my high waisted 10p jeans from Loft. Wearing them like this is COMPLETELY not my style, but I'm trying to expand. What do you think?? - Annie, this is for you! I love your style!!

Weight: 147.6

But this is more me :)

Weight: 147.6

Those are all the pics that I got!

These past few weeks have been incredibly hectic -it all started around Thanksgiving. Since then, my life has been a whirlwind! I've been going to the gym everyday (of course!), but eating WHATEVER I want WHENEVER I want. Essentially - I've been maintaing for the past few weeks. At least I know how to do that! Don't watch what I eat and get to the gym everyday. I can do that when I reach my goal! But now it's back to focusing on what I eat. I'm not going to buy anymore chocolate for the rest of the year - rephrase, I will NOT go to Earth Fare to buy anything (they carry stuff that I can actually eat and Whole Foods doesn't have them! Ie, Theo chocolate, So Delicious coconut milk egg nog and minty chocolate drink, So Delicious desserts, Enjoy Life plentils (really good lentil chips!), vegan cheese that actually tastes good (not the Daiya brand), Absolutely Gluten Free garlic and onion crackers, etc). So no more Earth Fare for me! I'm going to start watching what I eat again because I really want to reach my goal! And I don't wan't to have to buy new scrubs all the time because mine are getting too big!

Which reminds me - I GOT OFFERED A JOB!!! Second shift chemistry department, EXACTLY what I wanted!! So as soon as I pass my boards in early January, I'm going to high tail it out to Mebane to the scrubs outlet store and buy new ones - that actually fit!! Only 4 more times of wearing size large pants that I have to close with a safety pin because I can't pull the string any tighter and size xl tops that just hang on me! I'm so excited! But I don't want to buy a bunch of size medium scrubs and then a month or so later, buy size small! It's not like I'm expecting to be able to buy size small scrubs in 5 weeks, but who knows? If I can lose 10 pounds by then, it might be possible (especially if I buy the unisex ones and not the cute, fitted women's tops!!)

So I've been looking for a new place to live. The rent on my current apartment is going up nearly $200, which is being competitive for the apartments in the area. But even if I downgrade (size, amenities, and upgrades), then I'll still have to expect to pay what I'm paying now, which is just insane! So I've been looking at townhouses! Let me tell you - I've found some REALLY cute ones in the area for a GREAT price. The pictures online look AMAZING. The problem? I actually drove past them today... they're in the "ghetto" or in a cute little community right less than a block from the ghetto. I have 7 or 8 favorites that I drove past today and only 2 of them are actually worth pursuing. And I have to do all this within a few weeks so I can give my 60 days notice on my apartment by Dec 27. SO STRESSED.

But off to studying for the boards and this last class that ends in just 12 days! I'm so excited to be done, but I just have to study! So I'm off to get these last study questions done and then head over to Barnes and Noble to study (my new favorite study spot that gets me out of the house and away from food!!)

OH! And a quick little plan before BLC21:
1. Continue with the gym everyday
2. Continue yoga 2-3 times a week (always after I do a great run!)
3. Limit the amount of food consumed after dinner
4. Get back to listening to my body. If it says stop eating, dag nab it, I better freakin stop! The food wil be there the next day and it will taste EVEN better than it does then because I won't be trying to shove excess food into my stomach!
5. Don't explore the center aisles at Whole Foods and Earth Fare to find all of these delicious gluten free, dairy free, and soy free food options that I can actually eat!
6. BREATHE!!! These weeks are going to be incredibly stressful (boards, townhouse buying, etc) and I need to make sure I don't go crazy and kill myself or do anything stupid!
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