The Diary of a Diet Addict

27 Apr, 2012

Day 115 - I Miss This Site And You Guys!

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Rambling| Weight Loss

Just stopping by to say hello to all you ladies (and gentlemen?) that I left when I switched to Blogger. I have not been blogging hardly at all… but I felt a twinge of curiosity and wanted to check on everyone here at 3fatchicks! Well… it mades me miss you guys and this community so, so much. I might come crawling back, if you’ll still have me! haha

Well… just to update you all on my progress… There’s been a little.

My last weigh in here was 192.6

My most recent weigh in, which was on 4/24 I was 185.0

So far I’ve lost exactly 35 pounds. And I have exactly 45 pounds to go.

I’m really thinking about updating this more, again. Just a quick little check in!

Here’s to hard work and determination,

-E

20 Mar, 2012

Okay… I Did It.

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Uncategorized

I might’ve jumped ship.

I wouldn’t have if this blog wasn’t so broken. And Blogger didn’t make it SO EASY.

All my old posts and all my future posts can now be found here:

http://thediaryofadietaddict.blogspot.com/

If you’re interested, please check it out my wonderful blog friends.

20 Mar, 2012

Day 77 - I Did A Number On Myself

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Food Stuff| Rambling| Successes| Weigh Day| Weight Loss

Helllooo lovelies!

I am sorry again for my absence. This blog has really lost my interest since it decided to be all broken…

I do feel an obligation to post on wweeeiiggghhh daaaay, however.

For anyone curious about my title, I’ll get to that soon.

So… the results!

Last Week: 194.0

This Week: 192.6

A loss of 1.4 pounds.

Now… the way I look at this today: A loss is a loss is a loss. Whether it’s half a pound, one pound, or four pounds. So I’m a happy camper. I weigh less than I did last week, and the week before that and the month before that. And isn’t that the ultimate goal, anyway?

A rough estimation of my calories for the week were:

Tues, Mar 13 1,361

Wed,  Mar 14 1,237

Thus, Mar 15 1,283

Fri,    Mar 16 1,171

Sat,    Mar 17 ????

Sun,   Mar 18 ???? (<700… I’ll explain!)

Mon,  Mar 19 1,396

Anyone who skimmed those is probably thinking… What the heck, E? What’s your problem? What happened Saturday and Sunday?

WELL! The answer to that is… Saint Patrick’s Day happened. I went out, innocently enough, for a few drinks. Fully intending on keeping myself in check. However, I ended up going out with someone turning 21, and all their free shots also became free shots for me as well. I don’t know why, but I decided in a drunken stupor no doubt, never to decline free shots from a man in green suspenders and a glittery green hat. So I didn’t. And that’s what happened Saturday.

Then… early Sunday morning consisted mostly of me swearing off alcohol forever, crying, and being violently ill. This, my friends, was not my finest hour. I didn’t eat on Sunday until around 7pm, which was coincidentally also the first time I left my bed that day. I’m not exaggerating when I say I drank entirely too much. In fact, it’s possible that’s an understatement. I’m still feeling the ill effects… which really just tells me I’m getting old.

My small loss is probably a combination of me eating below my calories this week, and then throwing up anything I might have eaten over my calories on Saturday. I’d say my weight loss is slowing because I haven’t fully incorporated exercise into my life. Which is something I must do. And soon.

Besides all that, the jeans I’m wearing are making me upset. I know, no one wants to read about someone complaining about clothes not fitting because they’re now too big… For some reason, I’m losing weight unproportionally, so my jeans are too loose in my butt, legs, and hips… but still okay in the waist. So I’m walking around all saggy looking. Boo.

That’s all for me today! Going to see if there have been any improvments to the commenting situation. My expectations are low…

Here’s to hard work and determination!

-E

16 Mar, 2012

Day 73 - Quickie

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Pictures| Rambling| Successes

I have to work in just a little bit… but I wanted to get on here and post a picture. Actually two, but one you’ve already seen. I’m a big fan of pictures that SPAN the weightless journey, rather than one before and one after kinda thing. Those are very inspiring too. But I wanna see what it was like in between the beginning and the end. So… here’s a “during” photo. It’s from yesterday. I thought since I was wearing the same shirt yesterday as I was in a before picture, it’d be good to show the differences. Anyway, it’s only after like 30ish pounds… So it isn’t a mind-blowing difference. But I can see little differences!

November/December 2011 - Between 220-225 pounds

Yesterday - Around 194 pounds!

Like I said, not mind-blowing… but I like during pictures. And I can’t wait until there IS a huge, crazy difference.

Hope everyone is staying on track and being good to themselves!!

Here’s to hard work and determination,

-E

15 Mar, 2012

Day 72 - I’m More Than A Little Annoyed

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Pictures| Rambling| Successes

I’m almost to the point of boycotting this website until they get something fixed. It’s driving me insane having to practically hack into my account to sign in, then be unable to comment once I get here. For a while, it was letting me comment if I was running IE… but now every time I get a, “This site has a programming error” screen. Annoying. More than annoying. Get this crap fixed! I accept this is a free service and I should keep my expectations relatively low. However, I see ads all over the place. If the people who maintain this blog are making money off the advertisements, I’d say they need to be fixing this broken crap.

On to other things…

Yesterday I played a fun game called… “It’s Warm Outside, Let’s See What Spring Clothes Fit Now.” It was lots of fun. And I definitely won. I pulled out all my shorts and a couple summery skirt things. I even dug out the stuff at the very bottom of my drawer that had been retired for being too snug/not fitting AT ALL.

All the shorts I was wearing last summer are way loose. Then, all the shorts and things I didn’t wear much because they were tight and uncomfortable fit perfectly, if not a tiny bit on the big side. Then I got to the stuff I didn’t even bother trying to wear last summer. I have a pair of khaki capris I was wearing when I graduated highschool, we’re talking 2007 so that’s like 5 years ago. This time last year, I tried them on… couldn’t really get them past my hips, cried and took them off. Yesterday, I got them up and buttoned. Now… they are still way too tight to wear in public or for long periods of time. BUT the fact that they fit at all made me really happy, muffin top and all.

I’d found a few more shirts I can fit in more comfortably too. And I’m finding shirts that I’d been wearing the whole time (and probably shouldn’t have been) are looking quite awesome on me. Today I’m wearing a shirt that I’m wearing in one of the pictures on my photo page. It’s a cotton black short sleeve zip up shirt and I always wear a tank underneath it. It fits so differently on me today than it does in the picture. It’s longer and looks less like it’s uncomfortably stretched around my body. Pretty freakin’ exciting.

So celebrations there.

I’m also still trying to decide what fun things to do with my hair! Even though I know you will not be able to comment… I’m going to be optimistic here. Here’s a photo of my hair now… If anyone out there with a flare for hair styles or if I’m really lucky someone who is actually a stylist. Toss me some fun ideas. I’m ready for something new!

I don’t know why my face looks 5 shades darker than my neck… and I promise my hair is even on both sides. It’s hard to discretely take a photo of yourself in the middle of a computer lab full of people. Haha

I have no idea what I’m doing about meals today… It’s a lot of running around and going to class and getting stuff done. I’ll probably be very low on calories today. But one or two days of that isn’t all that bad, I don’t think. Better than WAY too many, in my opinion!

Evvverrrybody have an awesome day!

Here’s to hard work and determination, and getting this blog fixed,

-E

I have a headache from Hell right now. It’s all in my right eye and the right side of my head. It’s also making me sick to my stomach and super tired. And obviously, it’s really bumming me out. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s freakin’ 75 degrees out and sunny? Yeah… and all I feel like doing is yacking and going to bed. And maybe cry a little )’:

I skipped my first class and slept in this morning. So I weighed myself around 11:45, rather than 7:30 when I normally would have.

Today’s weeeiiggghhhh daaaaayyy goes as follows:

2 Weeks Ago: 196.2

This Week: 194.0

A loss of 2.2 pounds.

This is really okay, in my opinion. It seems more likely to me that I maintained the week of Spring Break and then lost this past week. Rather than somehow lost 1 pound over SB eating nonstop garbage and only 1 pound this week, being completely on track everyday but 1.

A rough estimation of my calories for the week were:

Tues, Mar 06 Last Day of Spring Break

Wed, Mar 07 1,258

Thus, Mar 08 1,254

Fri, Mar 09 1,108

Sat, Mar 10 1,354

Sun, Mar 11 1,325

Mon, Mar 12 2,205

Well. As it turns out, I was off plan TWO days this past week. Huh. Well, whatever.

Yesterday, we went to Red Lobster on kind of a whim… I ended up having a Sangeria, Half bf’s Salmon, Half my Sirloin with A1 sauce, like 3 coconut jumbo shrimp, steamed broccoli, a cheese biscuit and a half of their crazy Chocolate Chip Molten Lava Cookie with Ice Cream and Magic and Heaven. It was incredible. And all bad. Sooo… that’s what happened there.

My head hurts so bad it’s making it hard to really concentrate on anything… But I couldn’t let TWO wweeeiiggghhh ddaaaays go by without a post. What kind of blogger would I be if I did that?

I did also realize I’ve reached my first mini goal. I am now a little bitty bit past my 25% mark. So that’s extremely exciting and I will be getting my hair did soon. I have been carrying around $100 in my wallet from my birthday that I keep meaning to deposit into my bank. I might just use that and see what kind of amazing things I can have done to my hair. I might chicken out and not do anything too exciting. Either way, I’ll post a before and after picture.

Anyone know anything new about the comment stuff being broken. It’s kind of hit and miss for me. It’s honestly getting on my nerves. It’s been a few days too many for something so vital to not be functioning.

I have approximately 1.2 million things to do between today and this time next week. So I’m going to get off here and see if I can’t knock a few of those things out right now. Before I make an early retirement to my soft, cushy bed.

Here’s to hard work and determination… and my headache letting up.

-E

09 Mar, 2012

Day 66 - This Comment Business Is Bugging Me!

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Pictures| Rambling

I have been trying to comment on a handful of blogs for a little while now… With absolutely no success. I saw DietRiot was having similar issues on my blog… How about everyone else?

After typing that… I realize you will likely not be able to post a comment telling me you are experiencing similar issues, if you are in fact experiencing the same problems. I’ll take your silence as a yes. haha

Today at 4pm is the official end of my vacation. I am so so so so sad. I need at least another 3 days. Ugh. ):

On the other hand, getting back into my routine will be nice too. I feel like I eat more regularly and am able to get off my butt and exercise more when I’m in a routine. So that’s good…

My nails have finally started growing out again. I haven’t mentioned my nails much in the weeks I’ve been posting but… I love nail art. I’ve been really into it for about 6 months… Then January/February came and all my nails started breaking and looking gross and I lost all interest in nail art. Well… I looked down today and can happily report my nails are looking healthy again (no doubt because I’m eating more). So I’m going to take some time today after laundry and before work and paint my nails! But while I’m waiting for my laundry to dry… I thought I’d share some photos with you all!

Let me also say, I’m no professional… This is just a hobby and I know they aren’t amazing! But it’s a lot of fun and I wanted to share with you guys!

I’ll start with the really simple ones… Black tips!

Snowy French Mani-type Tips

Pretty Jade color… My nails used to be long and pretty. ):

First attempt at water marbling. Only on my ring finger. This is a pain in the ass! lol

Next water marbling attempt… Decided this was way too much work. But it looks neat!

I wore these all through January. Fun snowflake design…

Another fun Christmas design… Christmas lights!

Wore these on Christmas Eve/Day. Cute little Santa hats!

This one looks messy. I just did it to see if I could. Kinda neat tho, I guess.

Saved my favorite for last… Super Mario Nails!! My index finger got smudged. Sad face.

Okay that’s it! Looking at these, my fingers look super pudgy in a few of them…. but oh well! I’m very excited that my nails are getting stronger again, so I can get back into this little hobby. Yay!

Okay, this was completely unrelated to weight loss… Forgive me! I just don’t have much to report today… I eat the exact same things everyday almost. So… Uneventful. I’ll do better next post. Promise!

Here’s to hard work and determination,

-E

07 Mar, 2012

Day 64 - A Tornado Didn’t Eat Me

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Rambling

Hello lovelies!

I don’t have much to say despite being kinda MIA for like a week.

We have been experiencing some crazy weather here in Indiana recently. Cold one day, warm the next, and tornados and snow. I don’t even know what to expect till I actually go outside. Where I live there were several tornados in the surrounding towns, but fortunately nothing here. A little wind damage and we went 5 hours without power at work one day last week, which was exciting.

I’m on spring break. I just got back from a weekend in Indianapolis. It has been a weekend of complete debautury. Steak and Shake, Russell Stover Store, Dunkin Donuts, lots of crown and coke, gross/delicious gas station burritos at 2am, Starbucks, Godiva chocolate store, PF Changs, amazing downtown Indy pub food… Honestly, I could probably keep going. But I’m not going to. I absolutely love Indianapolis. The concert was awesome. We saw Puscifer. Who I doubt may of you have heard of… Usually this helps: The lead sing of Tool has a solo project. That’s Puscifer. I got to meet the guys in the band and get some stuff signed. Pretty freakin’ amazing. It was a small venue, which is my favorite. Walking around downtown, in the middle of the night, while it was snowing was also pretty awesome.

I didn’t weigh myself yesterday. Mostly because I wasn’t home to do so.

I can also happily report I’m back on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon as of today. I missed it to be honest. I had a lot of fun this weekend, but I started feeling really crappy after like 3 days of it. I missed my nutritious food and I got really sick of the bloated, ate too much crap feeling.

I can’t wait to catch up with everyone and I promise I won’t disappear and go crazy like this again until the first week of May. At which time I will be on vacation in New Orleans, and I will NOT be very mindful of my intake then either. I believe you can vacation and eat healthy… but I’m a foodie and I want to really experience what Louisiana has to offer (:

Here’s to hard work and determination!!!

-E

01 Mar, 2012

Day 58 - Bleck.

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Rambling

I am bloated and swollen today. And I woke up really queasy. Breakfast didn’t help and neither has the gallon (exaggeration) of water I’ve drank already today. I’m annoyed and would like to know what the deal is. I didn’t eat anything unusual yesterday and felt fine when I went to bed.

Ugh.

And TOM still hasn’t arrived. This isn’t a possible pregnancy issue… It’s more a side effect of my new(ish) BC.

I’m grouchy. ): That’s all I wanted to say I think…

I’m worried I won’t be able to eat much today because my schedule really isn’t going to allow it. Had coffee this morning and a light English muffin with grape jam. Lunch will be a crunchy granola bar and a light yogurt. Then snack will be .5oz of almonds. Dinner is going to have to be something prepackaged like a Healthy Choice frozen something… Today isn’t shaping up to be anything impressive.

I hope everyone else is having more successful days then me.

Here’s to hard work and determination,

-E

29 Feb, 2012

Day 57 - Stresssssss

Posted by: RolyPolyPrincess In: Food Stuff| Rambling| exercise| nutrition

I might’ve fallen back into old habits today… I have only eaten about 900 calories today and it’s 9:22PM. This is mostly due to all the crap I’ve had to do today. I ate 3 meals and 1 snack. So I’ll eat another snack before bed and probably call it a night.

Today was my day off. One day a week I get a day with no work or school. But it’s never a day off. It’s a save-everything-I-have-to-do-till-this-day day. Had to goto campus for some research stuff, did some cleaning around the apartment, hung some pictures, went to the bank, dropped some packages off at FedEx, took a short 30 minute walk, and did laundry. 3 loads of laundry. How does 2 people accumulate SO MUCH laundry in a week??? uggh.

So I feel like I have to talk about this smoothie I just made. Honestly, I made it because I wanted something heathy to boost my calories for the day. Here’s the recipe:

1/2 Cup frozen strawberry & banana pieces - 45 calories

2 Tbls Hershey’s SF Syrup - 15 calories

3 Tbls 0% Fage Greek Yogurt - 25 calories

4 Tbls Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk - 5 calories

All together, around 90 calories. Made almost exactly 8oz of smoothie… which is about perfect for me. Much more than that and I get tired of drinking them.

It was pretty delicious. Nice and think and chocolately. I couldn’t taste a ton of strawberry, but you could tell it was in there… I wanna experiment with adding spinach to my smoothies. Or maybe flax? Just boost the nutritional value of them, really.

So like I said, I walked like 30 minutes tonight. We have a ton of wooded trails and cross country trails on campus. I picked one of those and walked it. It didn’t seem like a long walk, but it was getting dark before I knew it. It’s in a wooded area, so it’s mostly dirt and natural stone. It was pretty hilly too. It was nice. I think that’s where I want to do most of my running. It’ll be nice and shady and kind of away from everyone. Seemed peaceful. I’ll make my running time my zen time.

I have a statistics test tomorrow that I need to review for. I hate stats soooo much. I’m pulling a good, solid B out of the class right now. And honestly, I hate it so much, I’ll probably continue being satisfied with a B. As long as it doesn’t get any lower than that, I’m happy. I’d kinda prefer a B+ though… haha

I hope everyone is having wonderful weeks! For those of you that get to enjoy time off on the weekends, only 2 more days! (:

Here’s to hard work and determination,

-E