Better day in terms of tracking what I ate and getting a good workout in! I felt really great after a 50 minute or so gym session.
I did indulge in dessert again at dinner...so frustrating! I technically had enough room, because I had cut b... Read more
I wasn't planning on it...but it seems like today is going down as one of my 2 essentially "freebie" days.
I did well up until dinner, and then I had apple pie and ice cream and kind of crumbled from there. On the whole, I really didn't ea... Read more
Today was the first full day back at the dorms. Kind of rough...I was so tired after having such a nice break! Not to mention temptations galore.
I'm happy to say I did a pretty good job resisting. I did have ice cream with my RAs, but I re... Read more
"You look good!" - 2 Weeks of Focus (Day 1/14)
I ran into a former Academic Decathlon coach today in this huge rest station, of all places. She was headed back to San Antonio, and I was on my way to Rice...what a lovely coincidence! It was great seeing her - I got a hug, and she told me that... Read more
"Happy Thanksgiving to my favorite Owl."
Aww. I need to be thankful for the wonderful support system I have. Between my family, friends, former teachers, RAs...I truly am lucky.
Just a small update tonight as I consider the past few days...
I went to the gym yesterday, for th... Read more
Ahhhh, here we go again.
I've been way gloomy this week. So stressed, and really without much reason. I had a Spanish project due earlier, an Econ test in about 20 minutes, a Spanish test tomorrow, and a presentation tomorrow evening.
... Read more
Behaving Like the Business Cycle
Peaks and troughs, up and downs...goodness! I had a great Saturday morning run. I did 3 miles of interval training and it felt amazing.
Aaand then today rolled around. Started out fine...and then I had a bagel, and that thing sure did set m... Read more
21 Days to Break a Habit?
I skyped with my parents the other night, and that is what my mom told me. More about that later.
First, some observations! Sometimes during mealtimes, I'll watch how thin people eat. There's a variety of behaviors I've noticed, and I want ... Read more
Searching for Happiness
Thanks for all your wonderful comments and messages. I've missed the feeling of a community. :)
- Don't particularly remember what happened on this day. Fairly average, I think?
- Pretty bad on the whole. So..... Read more
"Keep on loving what is true..."
"...and the world will come to you."
- Michael Buble, 'Hollywood'
- Negative: Ate way too many desserts. Ice cream for lunch, cookies in my RA's room...
- Positive: Went to work out and burned a lot of calories at the gym! ... Read more
"You're the best around!"
"Nothing's gonna ever keep you down."
I went back home Thursday night for early voting in San Antonio.
On the bright side, I had a great time being with my family, visiting old teachers, and catching up with friends.
But on the n... Read more
"I know every mile, will be worth my while..."
One step at a time, right?
My week is going well so far! I've been having salads for lunch, and I'm resisting the usual sugary desserts at dinner.
I feel as if I'm starting to regain control of not only my eating habits, but also my ... Read more
"You have to believe before you can achieve."
Today, my body showed me just how badly I've been treating it. My head was pounding, I felt lethargic and sick to my stomach, and was generally an emotional wreck.
This comes after a week of binge eating, with yesterday being the peak.
... Read more
"My Little Owl!" [Revival!]
Quote comes from my Stats teacher. He signed my yearbook yesterday...and let's just say that he and all of my other teachers are so thrilled that I'll be attending Rice University this fall. :)
Anyways, hello! Yes, I am still here! I have ... Read more
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"I really admire you!" [Days 14-16]
A girl in my AP Government class stopped me in the hall on Friday to tell me how much she admires the strong, independent, empowered girls she knows - and she considers me one of them. It was such a lovely, unexpected compliment, and I can't eve... Read more