KissKiss: We will say it's not irrational... even if it might be a little bit. Haha.
I am hoping it is water weight. I might die if it's not lol. Have fun on your date tomorrow!
Soft Speaker: Glad you're feeling better! I bet the flowers and candy were adorable!!!
Well, today was a nice day off. Went to the gym at 10am and it was 50degrees. Looked out the window and hour later and the world was covered in snow. And I was wearing capri workout pants. 3 hours later it all melted!!
I ordered tickets for the She & Him concert this June! I am beyond excited!! Going to knock out some junky spanish homework!! Have an awesome night.
Getting ready for my surgery on Friday! Can't wait to get this junky gallbladder out!!
I am at 15 miles for the month of February!! So another 20 to go. Hope I can meet the goal while in recovery.
softspeaker: yeah, damn that scale!!! it can bring us happiness or take it away in an instant! lol! glad to know you feel better! oooh, and flowers, yay!!
bea: oh no! that's too bad! you should wear them anyways... lol. i can't wear heels around my man either because, although he's 6'2", he walks incredibly fast! i am always panting after him going "baby, slow down!" i swear to god it's like he's on a mission to get somewhere! even if we're just having a pointless walk checking out shops... lol. aww... i'm sure it's not 7 "real" pounds!! hang in there! your ice skating story made me laugh though, and i actually really wanna go ice-skating with the boy on friday! i haven't been in years and it seems like a cute thing to do for v-day haha. (we're not hanging out today cuz i gotta go to work in the afternoon, and he has work tonight, so... )
well, yesterday was a weird day for me... but i think it has also been a nsv in a way so i wanted to tell you guys. first off, i slept terribly the night between tuesday and wednesday. i slept for only about 6 hours, but i woke up at least 6 times to use the bathroom, so it's not really good sleep when you keep waking up, you know (before you say "wtf?!" i have a bladder problem and i always wake up several times a night to go pee... hence the ever-present bags under my eyes... though 6 is a lot even for me...). so i woke up to go to work feeling really tired. and sometimes, when i'm that tired, i get a "fake cold" which means i just start sneezing and my nose gets runny, and that basically just lasted all day, draining all my energy. on top of that, bf was being all ignory all day and that made me mad/sad, then he mailed me back just "i'm out" and i got pissed off at him for being all vague and avoidy, and i started crying like a crazy person when i got home (i'm not giving you all the details and the situation is delicate but i was probably/definitely over-reacting)
but anyways, some of my students had given me little bags of chocolate for valentine's day (it's a thing here. girls are supposed to give chocolates to boys they like, though sometimes they make them for friends too, or teachers they like) and i ate them on the train. then i was like "i'm so angry/sad that i'm gonna go buy more chocolate when i get home!!!" so when i finally got to my station, although i did buy one tiny sugarless chocolate bar, i basically had to wrestle with myself psychologically and ended up buying a shi*tload of fruits, and i got home and ate my tiny chocolate bar and an apple with peanut butter, and a carton of strawberries. then i passed out at 7pm and slept until 9am. lol.
bf is not angry or mad at me. i feel stupid. scale is down.
the moral of the story is. sleep is important, people!!!!! lol.
hope everyone is having a nice valentines' day! tell us your stories! like i mentioned before, bf and i our taking our celebration to the 15th because he's working tonight and i get paid tomorrow (and although it's not very romantic, i pretty much always have to pay for my stuff since he's a poor college student and i have a real job, so... ).
Kawaii- thanks! I'm sure your boyfriend's luck will turn one day. If there is any justice in the world, it will. Sorry about the whole sleep deprivation thing, glad it all ended up being over nothing though
Soft- sorry you aren't feeling well, but congrats on your loss, hope you feel better soon!
bea- thanks! and no, that is not an irrational fear, I also have it and I say it is totally reasonable so there. Hope your surgery isnt too serious and you recover well. Dont sweat the 7 lbs (or rather, do!), I'm pretty sure its hard to gain that much in a short period of time, so it's more likely just a bit of bloating due to the eating and period, plus a small gain, dont beat yourself up too much
Pink- sorry, it was just a phrase of speech! Neither of us are actually in the military, we were just militant about the organisation! Where are you going to honeymoon?
LEMON CHICKEN CRACKERS
"If you want to get thin, stick the mars bar up your a** and get a rottweiler to chase you down the street"- Billy Connolly
Kawaii- I also suck at wearing heels! I used to be better at it when I worked at JCPenney, but now my feet are not used to it anymore. Which sucks, because there are some really cute heeled shoes I want! YAY for wearing boyfriend-shirt! and for a bad day! Did you follow all of that?
kisskiss- woo hoo, look at you, Miss Two Dates! How did dinner go with Guy B?
MRS. Iconised Ghost- Congratulations!! I hope you had a wonderful time on your honeymoon. Welcome back to reality lol.
Soft Speaker-Congratulations on the 3 lb loss, and happy almost birthday! Awww flowers and chocolates...so sweet! (I'm assuming you know the guy, and he's not some random stalker? That would be creepy then.)
Bea- Brave gal! I'm too chicken to go ice skating. Not only am I clumsier than anything, I too have a fear of losing fingers! Also, I'm insanely jealous that you had snow and I don't! Share some with meeee! Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! And TAKE IT EASY!! Don't hurt yourself trying to get back to activity too fast.
Nothing exciting going on here. My diploma finally came in the mail, so I can officially say I have a Bachelor's degree! Now if only a job offer would ALSO come in the mail.... I wish.
I scheduled my eating for the day, to keep me from eating all of my calories by 3pm, and I'm dyyyyying for my snack. Which is silly, since I had breakfast at 10, and it's a quarter to noon. Head hunger! Fortunately, my snack is scheduled for noon anyway, so it works out.
Oh! Side thought. Bea, are you still having tummy trouble? I remember reading a thread from you a week or so ago, and somebody mentioned chia seeds. I went to GNC and picked up 2 bags (buy 1 get 1 half) and have been eating them with my yogurt for breakfast. I've noticed a difference in just a couple of days of eating 2 tbsp. Have you thought about trying them? Apparently they're super healthy, too, lots of protein and fiber, obviously, but Omega-3s also. [/end side thought]
I hope everybody has a wonderful Valentine's Day (or, "I Have to Buy My Own Stinking Chocolate Because I'm Single" Day, as I like to call it ) and a great rest of the week.
kisskiss~ Ohhhh well have a lot of fun tonight!! Oh and I love P90X, it's a 90 day exercise program that is pretty tough but a lot of fun. I'm on week 2, and it is kicking my butt soreness wise, and I have to modify many of the moves, but I know it's going to pay off!
Iconised~ Hahaha okay cool! My husband is in the military which is why I saw your figure of speech as was all like 'awesome!' haha. We are planning on taking our honeymoon in the summer and go to Bora Bora! I have a list of places I want to visit, and have been out of the country once. My husband asked me for the list, and Bora Bora is near the top and is the top tropical destination that I've wanted to go to since I was a kid. He picked that one, so we are saving up and heading out to enjoy a week there in the summer time!
Not happy with the scale this morning, going to assume my body needs more time to adjust but if I don't see a change by the end of next week then it's going to be time to get another input in what is going on. I know I have a family history of thyroid issues but I don't think I would have trouble with my thyroid. Before I jump to conclusions I want to give my body more time to adjust. I think as long as I stay consistent and directly on plan, things should turn out fine.
Kawaii: I think that's just a guy thing, the whole walking fast. All of my ex's and the current bf walk like they are running from something... Haha I am glad you found my story humorous... I am so not a drama queen. ha! I get fake cold's too! Mine are more chest colds. If I don't get enough protein or water or sleep all of my asthma systems creep up. And don't feel weird about paying for dates. I pay for a lot of ours too.. except for the opposite reason. I have extra money in my student loan budget whereas in order for him to afford dates he goes to the plasma donation center because he is paid so crapily at his job. I think I wear my heals more this summer. Most of my heals are summer wear because I am so clumsy that I stick to flats in the winter because I know I will fall, not completely my fault.... it's icy here! lol
Iconized Ghost: Thanks for the luck on the surgery. It shouldn't be too bad. Most of the weight was water lol. Hope you're doing well!
Penmage: Iceskating isn't as bad as it sounds. You just have to get the hang of the balance and momentum... which can get stressful lol. Thanks for the luck!! And or the tips on chia seeds. I am been looking at the 3 health food stores around here and none of them offer them!! I hope there's a GNC the only one I know of was at a sad little mall in my hometown and I'm not sure it is still there! The last time I was there there were 4 stores left? I actually told my bf not to buy me chocolate and I would throw it away if he did... haha!
Well yesterday I had an interview with the hospital staff telling me to be there at 9:30am and today I received a message saying 8:45am. My mom who works in an OR says that means my surgery has been moved up : / I'm not really a morning person. And I know that's not like super early but ehhhhh..... I guess if it means I'll get out of there sooner wth!
On a way more awesome note. My mom offered to pay for a cruise to Cuzumel this summer if we all could pay for our own plane tickets. It will be my mom, my brother (in my avatar pic) and my boyfriend. So that should be a lot of fun! I now have a summer goal to look forward to!!! Super excited!!!
Also, my bf and I decided (well more talked about) training for some type of race together. So, that should be a lot of fun. I really need him to get into working out. Lol. Because he wants to hang out sooooo much and it takes out of my work out time when he and I are walking the mall or watching t.v. So, this way we are actually doing something that can help me and help him too. He's ALWAYS complaining about not being in shape but he never really does anything to change it. So hopefully this good workout attitude sticks!!
icon: thanks! the sleep-deprivation thing keeps on going though :/ this morning i woke up super early, but since i knew i had to get up again in little over an hour, my brain just started working furiously and my body refused to go back to sleep! gah!
penmage: haha, yeah, i got that, thanks i know, i see some shop girls here wearing crazy heels all day and i'm thinking "how do they do it?!" i guess it just takes practice... yay for getting your degree!!
bea: haha, really? i've had boyfriends who walked normally... this guy is just on super speed or something! lol. oh that makes me feel better. i often pay more on dates. i don't mind, i know i have the money, but i feel lame, and cuz i'm older, i don't want it to look like i'm a "sugar mama", you know? but yeah. actually, that's funny cuz i'm the opposites! i have renaud's disease in my feet sometimes so i can't wear flats in the winter (well, like ballerina shoes) cuz my feet get numb cuz it's too cold, but actually heeled boots are easier for me to walk in! but yeah, i'm definitely gonna practice so i can wear cute sandals in the summer! XD and wow, a cruise! that sounds super awesome!!!
ok, you guys, i know this has nothing to do with weightloss, but i have to tell someone (and for reasons that i don't really wanna get into, i can't share this on facebook so...). I just learned that my bf has been accepted to go study abroad in France from next August. he just told me today and i was so shocked. honestly, he didn't fit the profile of what he was applying for so i thought he'd be rejected. i know it's still many months away, but it means he's gonna have to make a big decision about "us", and either way, come the end of july, i'm either gonna be saying goodbye forever, or for a whole freakin year.
in other matters we still managed to have a pretty nice v-day date. couldn't go skating though cuz it rained, and i ingested a very inappropriate amount of food, gah...!
Kawaii: yeah... like all of them except 1... But that's because he has cerebral paulsey and he was still a fairly walker. Haha I sometimes feel like a sugar mama sometimes too. haha. Ahh the good old renauds! My family has a history but it skipped me. My brother wasn't so lucky. When he was in highschool soccer he had to wear multiple socks and a gloves and at half time his lips would be blue... On the shoes I would suggest B.O.C. Peggy's. My mom has terrible circulation and they seem to help a lot and some of the prints are adorable. (I bought her leopard print for Christmas) But they are completely waterproof and some have fuzzy insides. Sorry about the big decision. :/ Hope it works out for the best.
KissKiss: Thanks!! I am really excited for this summer!! Plans are not sealed. She is still looking at ideas but she likes the idea of the cruise because entertainment and food are paid for already. She also likes it because there will be so many distractions for me... I can get a bit irritable on vacations after seeing the same people too long or not getting out of the house or area long enough. I hope we do the cruise though. I've never been out of the country.
Well, my surgery went as smooth as possible! I have been napping off and on since about 1:30 and ended getting stuck in the crook of the couch with a 15 pound cat on top of me. I had to wait until my mom came home to pull me out. lol. Ok. well. I am falling asleep while writing this so I'm out! lol
you guys, he's only going for 1 year! i wouldn't pack up and move for one year... if he was going longer, then definitely yes, i would follow him, but it would screw up too many things for me to move there... i don't have the money, it would negate my visa, and i have a pretty sweet deal with my job and apartment here... no. that's not a possibility :/
bea: really? i'll check out those shoes. yeah, my mom has renaud's too but only in her hands, and i have it only in my feet. so weird. plus it's only been since a couple of years so it sucks. haha. congrats on getting your surgery over and done with! hope you can relax for the rest of the day.
well, i'm up a full kilo this morning from yesterday's indulgences, but i'm not really surprised... i'm gonna go do my Body Revolution in just a bit, though i'm dreading it a little since today is cardio day... i'm like "didn't i just have cardio day like a day ago???" lol. other than that, i am supposed to go shopping for a bit, if i can ever get my butt off this bed, that is...
Kawaii: *Hugs* I'm not about to lie and tell you that long distance is easy, but at the very least, it's possible. My guy and I are up to a few weeks short of a year apart, and we'll be moving in together when I get back to the US. If you do decide to do the long distance thing, Skype and body pillows are your friends I have so many pillows on my bed, not for sleeping on, but because I need something to cuddle at night.
I feel like I'm probably way behind on the thread, but I'll have to catch up in the morning. What I was assuming before was a cold is starting to feel more like an upper respiratory infection and I've been hacking up nasty things around the clock. I'd really rather not go to a doctor (there are no English-speaking doctors in the area and I'd rather not try to track down a respiratory doctor...I think it was different when I was in Kobe, but out in the boonies you have to go to a doctor specifically trained to treat your symptoms), so I've been just sleeping and taking vitamins like a crazy person to try to get rid of it without medical intervention. I really wish I'd snuck some Nyquil in with me when I came (you can't get it in Japan because it has amphetamines in it)...it would make staying asleep so much easier >.<
I hope everyone's having a good weekend.
Mini Goal: 170 lbs by August 11th (It'll be a very happy birthday indeed)--Reached 7/25/12 Mini Goal #2: Normal BMI (under 155 lbs)--Reached 12/3/12
5 lbs gets me a dragonfly:
hotaru: holy crap! I hope you feel better in the morning. Have you looked online at home remedies?? anytime i hear the word “infection” I get rather concerned. this is not just a cold, my friend. hopefully it subsides on its own, but be careful!
kawaii: eeeee, that’s tough! Good for him that he was accepted even while meeting little of the criteria. What a great experience to have! Sad that this will be goodbye for a while. I’ve never experienced a long distance relationship, but my sister’s husband is in the army. They face time, talk on the phone, and email constantly. It’s hard, but possible. You said there’s no chance of you moving there. Is there a chance of you visiting? Also, sorry about the scale, but it’s nice that you push yourself to workout even when you’re not feeling it.
bea: glad surgery went well!! hope recovery is as smooth. And YAY for the cruise!! how exciting, and a wonderful incentive to focus on weight loss!
pink: SO sorry about the scale. I hope it’s nothing serious. I have a friend who about a year ago found out she had a thyroid condition that was making it incredibly difficult for her to lose. she took many months adopting a paleo diet, and began doing HIIT sessions, and has now slimmed down A LOT. It took awhile for her to transition though, bc the idea of rabbit food for life really bothered her. Now she eats mostly paleo, with treats now and then (wine, rice and beans, desserts, etc). No idea what’s going on w you, but whatever it is - weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is still possible.
panmage: congrats on the diploma, my friend! excellent! the job will be along, no doubt. What sorts of positions are u applying for? Also, that’s interesting about the chia seeds. i’ve heard they’re good for you, but never thought twice about incorporating them into everyday foods.
well, I finally weighed this morning. I’m down to 180.2, which is a little nsv! I want to see the 170s! I’ve slacked a little on exercise. I’ve been doing something every day, just not a whole lot of things. I need to increase my exercise to do 1.5 miles/day for the next week.
Dear hubs and I have been together 8 yrs next Wednesday! seems like forever we are going to make a little fondue and celebrate at home. I’m going to count it as my cheat day. i want to do something creative like make him a card or write a little poem... any ideas for a cute homemade gift?
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hotaru: yeah, the only thing though is that he's already not big on mailing or talking everyday, so i'm worried that when he goes, i won't hear from him at all, or like once a week or something... *sigh* well anyways, i guess there's no point worrying now since we're neither here nor there yet. sorry to hear you feel like crap though i have a stash of cold medicine from home (and other medicines too) in my apartment cuz doctors are so sh:t here... i'd say you should do the same, but since you're leaving so soon... hang in there!!
penmage: yeah, i know it's a great opportunity. if i was in his shoes i'd be thrilled and my sadness and disappointment is totally selfish... i definitely wanna go visit him while he's there, cuz i've never been to france before. there is that. but it's still a heck of a long time. honestly, what i'm worried about is not surviving the time appart, it's more, will he want us to stay a couple as he leaves... well anyways... wow, 8 years?! that's nuts! hope you guys have a nice little romantic evening together
hey guys! this morning i got up early (ish) to do my workout, and now i have to go get ready to meet up with my friend in Harajuku! we're on a mission to go hunt some (not really) famous people that we like that are supposed to be there, haha... i haven't been to harajuku in forever... especially on a sunday cuz it's always gross and full of tourists, and let me tell you, when you've lived in japan as long as i have, the last thing you wanna do is get mistaken for a tourist!! it's really insulting! lol. well anyways, it should be fun.
i'm gonna try really hard to be extra good today cuz tomorrow is the weigh-in day on Rie's thread and i haven't lost anything in the past week T_T but my weight went back to what it was before my cheat day this morning, actually it was a bit down but going from 169.8 to 169.4 is not very exciting... lol. so anyways, i really wanna be able to register a loss tomorrow!!!
Kawaii: Yeah, and they might be good to look into and their winter styles probably will go on really good sale here soon too. That would be really awesome to visit France. haha. But you guys have a little while to see where things are going?
Hotaru: Oh no! I wish I could send a little care package!! Are you able to make any chicken soup with fresh veggies?
Peach: The cruise is great incentive!! The recovery has been tough today.
Well, day one post surgery has got progressively better. Last night I ended up throwing up everything. My mom thinks I was having a weird reaction to the Percocet and the anesthesia. So she limited my food all day today. But I have kept everything down, so I'm happy!! I woke up and was in so much pain that I call my mom on the phone to help me. It was hilarious and horrible. My grandma and I are going to the health food store tomorrow and I'm getting quinoa and chia seeds!! Oh boy!! I just want to get out of the house. 4 more days until I am allowed to drive!
Now that I am able to eat I feel starving. I am having trouble discerning if I am actually hungry or not. ugh.