Friday, April 30, 2010

The Asthma Valley

Weekly Weight: 199 lbs

Only a few minor setbacks so far this weigh-in on Sunday wasn't so hot.  It showed a 4 lb gain essentially, even though I ate correctly all week.  I'm not sure why that is the way it is, but it's on the page to continue to keep me accountable.

This week's been okay so far.  Just gearing up for finals and balancing work and play, per usual.  Kind of excited this semester is ending, because then I've got one year left! Ahhh!!! It's exciting and kind of nerve-wracking simultaneously.

So today, I started off with a coffee and DC breakfast sammich.  Not the best, I know, but it was essentially hangover food and kept me full until, get this, 2:20 pm.

Lunch was a Blue Wall taco salad, sans shell.  Lettuce, tomato, hot sauce, and pulled pork.  Omnom.  Completely nommable, and fairly healthy aside from the pork and the little bit of cheese I put on it.

Dinner was pretty hot too:

Oh Shit! A PHOTO!  That isn't Nelson Mandela or says "Fail" on it.

Ice green tea, a vegetarian sushi roll, some hot sauce for the sushi, and a small amount of cottage cheese with mandarin oranges and strawberries.

Other news:  I know why the Pioneer Valley is nicknamed "The Asthma Valley" now.  There's so many trees here that so many different people are allergic to, myself included.  It's stopped me from working out, because I take two Benadryl or something, and there's NO EFFECT.  It's hard to breathe walking around campus, and I break out in hives lately too.  With the nice weather, all the trees and flowers and shit are all confused.

I'm off and running, bitches.  Will probably either be a lazy bum around here until I head over to the boyfriend's later, or go to Barnes and Noble for study time first.

Friday, April 23, 2010

10 Flights of Stairs, and Bee-Attack 2010

Weekly Weight: 195.5 lbs

Today didn't start off so hot, I won't lie.  Slept over the boyfriend's place last night, and woke up to go out to breakfast before jetting back to campus.  We went to the Fifties Diner in Spfld, which isn't too too bad but I did manage to rack up a few calories.  Luckily, it counts for lunch too, because I have been full until this point.

I'm currently on a life-change program to get healthier.  And I like eating healthy.  What program, you ask?  Glad you did, I'm a Double-Dubs girl (Weight Watchers, WW, or Double-Dubs works).  And thank god that thus far, it has shrunk my stomach because that's the only thing that kept me from going hog-wild on the corned beef hash and fried eggs this morning.

Oh, and I had a candy bar this afternoon.  Mmm, chocolate.  Bad Chubs, Bad.

BUT, luckily tonight is sushi night at my nearest dining commons on campus.  Avocado, here I come.

Oh, so here's how I'll probably lay out these entries:  I'll post my weekly weight every day.  I like it.  It embarrasses me into action, in a way, but also reminds me where I stand.  I weigh myself on Sundays only, because otherwise I get all scale-happy and frustrated.  Deal?  Deal.  Then I'll probably post some hilarious picture or something, or make a few wise-cracks, and then maybe a photo or two of what I'm eating or promises on that, because my camera's broken and I'm in collich, so I'm po'.

So other than food, I racked up some wiggle room for food today with a workout.  Walked for 50 minutes, went to the campus library, and climbed 10 flights of stairs (our library is a tower with 26 floors).  Woo-Hoo!  Great success, feeling pretty worked-out right about now.

I did get hit in the chest with a Bee, though.  Like a massive bumble collided with me and knocked the wind out of me.  Totally bee-attack of the year so far.

Overall - Win.  Now a shower, going out, and then relaxxxxing.

The initial entry, gratuitous at best.

Starting weight: 195.5 lbs

Hi, everyone.  My name's Charlie, and I'm a Chubby Girl.

Hi, Charlie.

Uh, it's nice to be here at my first meeting of Chubbers Anonymous.  You see, I was always on the bulkier side of the weight spectrum, even as a kid.  Wasn't always overweight, but I was always muscled and larger than most of the kids in my age group.  I was never a fast runner either, and was always kind of nerdy.  It's paying off in the grades department, but on the playground, I wasn't good at much besides kickball.

In high school, I was probably at my most physically fit.  At one point, I switched from competitive kickboxing classes twice a week to three times a week varsity swimming.  Shit, right?  On top of that, I was a camp counselor, running and swimming with kids while getting a free tan.

But, as we age, so does our metabolism.  Mine's pretty touchy...I could eat an M&M, and tomorrow my jeans won't fit.

Combine that with the stress of being away from home for the first time, and a whole bunch of beer...Oh Hello Freshman Year of College, How are you?  Hanging off my thighs?  Thought so.

And so Junior Year, here we are.  I've had some mild successes with programs in the past.  And since last January, I've lost 10 lbs.  But I want to do better.  I miss fitting into skinny jeans and not Incredible-Hulking out of them (I shit you not, this happened, and I was very sad) and being able to swim miles at a time.

So here's to a chubby mission.  Nay-sayers, eat your hearts out.