i would love to follow people my age, or a tad older. thanks. x.
Aww. Thank you! I’m doing my best, drinking lots of water and getting rest. :)
It decided to snow today. Thankfully, I had plenty of time to get to my interview without a problem.
Still sick. Not feeling any better, might even feel a bit worse.
Though, weighed in today at 269.2 lbs. This lack of appetite and the ending of my period resulted in a nice 4.6 lb loss. Granted, majority of that is water, but I’m still happy to be under 270. Looking forward to reaching 260 and 250. :)
Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday the 13th! Stay safe!
My appetite was pretty much non-existent today. Ate a few bites of soup, ate 2-3 clementine segments, and drank a fair amount of water. Trying not to push the food if my stomach says no, because that had never ended well.
First week of classes are almost over, have one last class on Saturday morning, which I’m actually looking forward to.
I have an interview tomorrow with a law firm. Hope that goes well as it pays fairly decent and is a very easy commute. And it’s part-time, so I’ll have several hours between work and school to hit the gym.
I know this isn’t the intent of this particular tumblr, but I need to say something.
I don’t tolerate racism.
If you say something in my presence that is racist, I will call you on it. As politely and non-embarrassing as I can (even though you should be embarrassed).
What prompted this thought tonight is my evening dinning experience. I love this little place in Akron called ‘Taste of Bangkok.’ The owners are wonderful people who have created a true gem in what really is a sucky part of town. It’s clean, the food is quick and delicious, the staff is pleasant and attentive, and the food is really inexpensive. I’ve been going there for several months now (just recently discovered it) and have become a regular.
Tonight, because I’m sick and pho is the only cure for sickness, I was sitting in ToB enjoying a steaming bowl of their beef soup (pho) when a trio of men (two older, late 40s, early 50s and one younger around my age)were seated next to me. Normally, this wouldn’t phase me, until their conversation reached a volume that I could clearly hear them and so could the owners. I don’t have any inclination to repeat the terms they referred to the owners as or repeat any of the foul conversation, but I turned to the loudest of the bunch, one of the older men, and politely told him that I didn’t appreciate his racist commentary, especially towards my friends.
The man to whom I directed my statement to, went from 0 to rage in about a quarter of a second. He proceeded to call me a myriad of names. I signed my bill, collected my belongings, suggested that if he was so inclined, I had no problem “settling this like ladies outside”, and then proceeded towards the door.
He decided to follow me. So when the door closed, still in full view of the restaurant’s windows, I very calmly informed him that should he swing at me, I would have him arrested for assault, and if he hit me, I would have him arrested for assault and battery and then also bring a civil suit against him.
He decided he really didn’t want to f**k with me after I explained such to him, called me a cunt, and went back inside, tail between his legs.
Now, I probably pulled a pretty dumb move. I’m not that strong, I’m not that fast, and I have no self-defense classes. Could have easily gotten myself into a very dangerous pickle. But the owners of ToB have been amazing to me. They take care of me when I’m sick. They treat my momma like royalty when I bring her in (and answer all of her really off the wall questions). They’ve become friends of mine.
And you don’t talk shit about my friends. Ever.
And by weightloss, I mean a HEALTHY one, not one that promotes eating disorders or unnatural skinnyness. Thank you again <3
Sorry I haven’t been around, thank g-d for queued posts or you guys might have thought I was completely dead.
I’ve been a combination of grieving+sick+period, which is no one’s friend.
The funeral went well, I suppose. As well as any funeral can go. I was so proud of my brother who was not only a pallbearer, but also wore his Dress Blues. He looked incredibly sharp, and I know my grandfather would have been bursting with pride to see him there in uniform. There was a moment when my dad was standing with my brother while he was holding his daughter’s hand standing at the grave site that was just heart-breakingly sad and beautiful all at the same time. 4 generations were at the funeral, and that was strangely comforting.
And of course, put me in a new environment with little sleep and not eating well, I get sick every time. Nothing, to me, is worse than funeral food. The sticky, starchy foods that Americans consider to be ‘comfort’ foods make me gag. So the combination of being sick + really crappy available food means I skipped meals and when I had a chance to eat something decent, I ate a LOT. Now that I’m home, I’ve been living off Pho (vietnamese beef soup).
Today I stand at 273.8, +.6lbs since my weigh-in on the 30th. Which, I’ll take since I’m on my period, retaining water like it’s my job, and I spent 3-4 days eating horrible restaurant food.
I did go to the wellness center on campus yesterday to get a tour of the facilities and get comfortable with the location of things. Once this bug has run it’s course, I’ll start going there full-time. :) Looking forward to getting sweaty!
Walt Disney (via 365daysofhealthinessandhappiness)
I <3 your tumblr name. Though, my only complaint is that you don’t have your ask feature active!
Today was relieving.
Tomorrow is my last day at work. Then I drive 5+ hours to Kentucky for my grandfather’s funeral.
My mother won’t let me drive my car down, so I’m driving her big ass CRV. I’m really hoping the trip goes well, as her SUV tends to make me seasick as it is up high. Looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow. I did really well this week.
Awww! You are a sweetheart! Thank you!
I’m feeling battered and bruised from yesterday. Better. But still not good.
I should have left work when I found out. What happened the rest of the day, I could have done without. But thankfully, it eliminated any guilt I felt about leaving my job. Had what I now know is a panic attack. It was kinda funny though; the entire time I was sitting there trying to stop the world from spinning and trying to catch my breath, I had two things coursing through my mind. The first being, “This is why I am leaving this job.” The second coming from the movie Charlie Bartlett,
“Okay, so, here’s the thing. In everything that I’ve read, there’s not one case of anyone dying of a panic attack.”
“No. Not one. So the next time you start to feel anxious, you just tell yourself, “Hey, I’m having a panic attack. I’m not gonna die. In fact, in 15 minutes, I’ll probably feel fine. “”
Now, I know that probably sounds silly. But in that moment of nausea+dizziness+can’t breathe+OMGI’MGOINGTODIE…..knowing I’m NOT going to die and that in 15 minutes, I’ll probably feel okay, seems to make it easier to deal with.
On another note, I bought a bodybuggSP from a gal on Craigslist with 5 month subscription left. She was an absolute doll. And I only paid $100 for it! YAY! Still trying to work out all the kinks, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
My grandfather passed away this morning.
That’s all I have for today beyond my queued posts. Sorry.
Hmm. Are you sure you did it right? Unless you’re already underweight, with your activity level, it should put you well above 1500 calories a day needed.
You should put in your age, height, weight, and gender. Then take that number then multiply by one of the options below:
- If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
- If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
- If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
- If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
- If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.
For example, if you were 39, 5’6”, 150lbs, and female, your BMR would be 1434 calories. If you worked out 4x a week, you’d multiply 1434 x 1.55 (moderately active), and get 2222 calories. That’s the number you’d subtract from to lose weight. Or, exercise more to create that same deficit it calories.
I <3 you! And I really appreciate your concern. I’ve been eating egg beaters….sooooo basically dyed egg whites…haha! Switching to just egg whites after this carton is gone because….ewwwww.
I talked to my doctor about the seafood I love, and she told me to lower my tuna habit (because of mercury levels), but said not to worry about the cholesterol in food as most of it is created by the body when we eat saturated fat. She’s been pushing me to reduce my red meat intake though, which I’m really working on. (I think I’ve been craving red meat due to low iron, so taking iron supplements in hopes that those cravings will vanish).
It really depends on a bunch of factors. Definitely should NOT be below 1200. Below that is considered a VLC (very low calorie) diet and should only be done only under the supervision of a doctor. I’d use this website: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ to find out your BMR, and then your daily caloric needs using the Harris Benedict equation (also on that same page). From that, you need to reduce 3500 calories per week (500 per day) for 1 lb of weight loss to 7000 calories per week (1000 per day, but not less than 1200 calories a day) to lose 2 lbs per week. That deficit can either come from reducing your food intake or through exercise.
Hope that helps. Let me know if there’s anything you don’t understand! I’m happy to help any way I can.
Breakfast: 1 cup egg beaters (bleh!), 2 slices of turkey bacon, 1 cup of So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk (220 calories)
Lunch: 6 oz of NY Strip, slivered almonds, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, and mix spring greens (347 calories)
Dinner: 10oz steamed King crab (+1 tbsp butter), 1 grilled Maine Lobster tail, broccoli (458 calories)
Snack: Peanut butter, 2 tbsp (220 calories)
Total: 1,246 calories
All I have to say is ….. Mmmmmmm seafood! Who says diet food is boring?!
Awww! I assumed it would be vice versa! Especially with that grin! :-D
Celebrity crush….. Jason Bateman.