Wednesday, August 27, 2008

For those of you keeping score at home...

I weighed myself on Monday again. Another 4 pounds!

I got on the scale and was like "oh..OH..OOOHHH"... Gym Buddie was all like "Oh no, I can't tell what those sounds mean... Bad or Good!!!"

Good, my friend, very good.

12 more pounds to go until I'm at my normal weight.

27 pounds if I want to be at my college weight.

None of that is bad... totally do-able!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Out of Control.

So while I made it through spinning class (barely!) and yoga yesterday, today is OUT OF CONTROL!

In what way?

Well, I had an extra shot of espresso this morning, which apparently makes me crave sweets. Because I have had:
1) one piece of cake at lunch
2) half a cannoli that my boss gave me
3) one piece of coworker birthday cake

What!?! Seriously? What is wrong with me today?

I may go to the gym tonight after all.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spinning Class tonight.

I'm scared Mommy, hold me!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Four Pounds!

Well over the last two weeks of concerted effort and learning to let go of my evening snack, I have lost 4 pounds.

Still have 16 pounds to go, just to get to my "normal" weight, but hey, I'm up for it.

Tomorrow: Spinning class.

Thursday: Yoga

Weekend: Working... boo, hoo.. Must find a way to get some exercise in there!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today I am going to the gym.

Yes, I will workout, but I will also weigh myself. Something I never do.

I know what the numbers were a month ago. I'll let you know if there is a difference tonight.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yesterday. All the memories...

First I started with this...

Then I moved on to this...

Then I finished up with this...

It was a wonderful day...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The other day I was talking with friends and I was relating how boring my diet was in college: granola bar for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, salad for dinner, and frozen yogurt for dessert.

One of them said "That's not enough food..." and I thought "but I loved it! Maybe that's the answer." So ever since, I've been having a salad for dinner every night. We'll see what the brutal gym scale says tonight, but I am feeling pretty good - and feel like my overall calorie intake has lessened significantly.

So I'll let you know tomorrow what that terrible machine of torture at the gym says.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Yoga tonight!

I am going to my favorite, friendly yoga class tonight. I'll let you know if I get to meditate on my spleen or anything!

If you want to come, just let me know.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Running news...

I am a terrible runner. My feet hate it, my back hates it, my lungs hate it.

Oh, wait... maybe I just hate it.

But that's not actually true. I love the feeling of strapping on some shoes and hitting the pavement. Not face-plant style, but taking-it-all-in-while-you-go-along-some-great-path style.

I just read this article that sprinting burns more fat (3 times more fat) then running at slower consistent paces. Maybe I'll try that, then with my new sleek physique I can run at those slower consistent paces with less of the parts that I hate.

Moment of Silence

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What I am currently craving...

While in general, I am doing quite well with OPERATION WONDER WOMAN, there are a few things that have slipped.

I didn't work out yesterday and my uncle's death has made me start craving some sort of homemade fruit dessert like there is no tomorrow. Peach cobbler, apple crisp, or some other homey-goodness.

I am going to start with a small slide. A cup of chai from that evil corporation in a few minutes. There may be cake tonight.

So then tomorrow, I'll go back to my workouts. Thursday I'll be in yoga as usual. And maybe this weekend I'll plan something fun and active to do. In the meantime, if you want to invite me over for some sweet stuff like the picture above, I would probably not say no. Or click over to my other blog to see the birthday cake I would like to get for my friend tonight.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Price of Thinness

The price of thinness is, apparently, quite high. One head of lovely, milky-white cauliflower, one locally grown cucumber, a bottle of water, a can of tuna fish, and some plastic wrap just cost me $18.00.

The beautiful cauliflower was over $6.00.

I am now feeling the rising cost of food.

That means that I will work over 20 minutes - after taxes - to pay off that cauliflower. I hope it feels worth it while I am eating it. I'll let you know.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Operation Wonder Woman: An introduction

What I want: A List of Demands

- To lose enough weight that I put on my skinny jeans and think "Nice, these are hot AND comfortable"

- To cut down my dependence on a certain corporation that lures me in with friendly staff and steals all my money.

- To cut out as much sugar, dairy, and meat from my diet as I can while staying grounded, fun, and most importantly... HEALTHY!

- To continue to add more calcium, vegatables, and fruit to my diet and eat less processed food.

- Add to my workout routine until I meet the goal of 55 minutes of exercise, 5 days per week.

- To finish paying off the wonderful, magical spring that I spent with friends and family with or without a second job.

- To complete four major career goals: 1) Apply for a residency 2) Apply for a Grant 3) Apply for Graduate School and 4) Take the GREs.