Day 3

Sep. 3rd, 2003 12:41 pm
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Here I am...day three...

I'm doing okay. I'm intensely bored with lunch meats and tuna. I do have hot dogs, but those are going to get old rather quickly as well. Am glad wee're going grocery shopping Saturday. I hope we can afford some interesting lunches for me. The weather's cool, so I'll be getting eggs for rolls. Yes!

I accidentally almost pulled out my new flares this morning, thinking they were the black jeans. I am reminded of part of the reason I'm doing this. The flares will be a big deal at Christmas.

I have the perfect outfit, which I'll also be able to wear out. Doubt I'll have a "reason" to wear it when we go back, but maybe I can et away with it since we'll be going to church with the 'rents.

It's a pity I never got to wear the little black dress. It was always too small, then suddenly, it was too large. It's gone now.

I should find some new church-able clothes before Christmas as well. Wesley's Closet will have some, I'm sure, and perhaps some more shoes. I should have gotten the brown ones while I was there the other day. Could have afforded a .50 bag of stuff, too.

ANYWAY...

Once Induction is over (Sept. 14), I'll measure and keep up with things like that again. I'd just as soon not see the numbers as they are right now. >_
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I went to Wal-Mart last night. Decided it was time for a change.

I bought:
the palest foundation possible
black eyeliner (2 packs by mistake)
tweezers (yes, another pair - these STAY in my makeup bag!)
eyeshadow applicators
Passion Flower Conditioner
Beef Jerky

When I got home from work, I washed my hair and did my dreads - only 7 this time. They're messy as usual, but not to worry...I have hats and bandannas for that very reason.

I'm now doing my self-medication of gothing up. There are conditions. I'm also restarting Induction. Two weeks. Period. Today is Day Two. I'm going to work out tonight since the weather's cool...don't know how long it will last, so I need to take advantage of it.

The point of this all is that I have four months to look fabulous. It can be done, but it's going to take serious work on my part. I don't necessarily want to have or need an entirely new wardrobe by then, but there should be a marked difference in my appearance from last year. (Truth be told, there already is, but I want people to stop and make sure that's really me.) I'm still blubbery, and that needs to go away.

In the meantime, I have asked for help in a lot of areas. I asked for a refreshing of the Spirit, and also for a new desire to give. It's more blessed to give than to receive, right? Well, I've been giving all this time and haven't felt very blessed. I've been giving *grudgingly*...because I've felt forced into it. I want to give because I want to, and naturally, desire, nay, expect, to receive the blessings promised because of it. I don't see anything wrong with this - a promise is made, and that's an exercise in faith that the promise will be fulfilled...provided I do my part.

So that's where I am for today...

Update

Jun. 28th, 2003 11:03 am
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I went for the quick fix.

I have upped my carbs from where they were, and my mood has improved drastically. Even PMSing hasn't been as bad emotionally, although physically it's just as bad... :PPP

I have also been working out again. Just two days a week right now, with intense strength training to start off. I'm going to start Tae Bo again in a couple of weeks for a third workout day.

We finally got some answers about the truck. The coil was upside down, and the timing chain broke. When the shop called Thursday, they said about $425 to repair it. They called again yesterday about the chain, and it's going to be more like $1000.

I've never been speechless in my life until yesterday when that call came...I literally shut down.

So we're not sure how we're going to actually PAY for this...hoping our church can help out at least some. We're pretty sure the shop won't let us pay it off over a few months, but maybe if we have half the money upfront, or something.

Nothing else really going on these days. Heh...I don't know if we could handle anything else.
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First off...wow... I didn't realize so many people would still be doing the LJ thing. Thank you for your support & encouragement.

Have had a couple of good days...maybe just because it's the weekend. Or maybe it's something else. Am starting to wonder if all these problems are actually "just" PMS. I've never experienced such severity before, but they've been getting progressively worse since I started doing the low carb thing. This really sucks because everything else in my health has been so much better.

Could it be that simple of a problem? If so...I can't go through such hell every month, and I can't put everyone around me through it. But if so, great...it's probably easily treatable...at least I would hope so.

Money came yesterday. Going to make that appointment for as soon as possible.

Naturally, tomorrow's Monday, and the start of a new week. This should be the true test - will Monday be another livable day?
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I'm on the last 10 lbs. to lose to reach my goal weight...my body seems to have other
plans, and has been at 135 for the past month. I'm still losing inches and burning fat, though, so the actual numeral doesn't bother me. If I never see even 129, I'll be happy as long as I'm healthy.

SNOW!

Feb. 28th, 2003 08:27 pm
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It snowed this week - the deepest snow they've had in years, in fact - about 6 inches here in Madill.

We built a snowman, and he's still standing. It's supposed to rain by Sunday, so I doubt he'll last.

In other news, today was day 14 of Induction into Atkins. I lost 9 lbs total! My energy is WAY up, I don't have those constant moments of "what was I doing?" or losing my train of thought. I've been using http://pub176.ezboard.com/batkins and www.thinner.com for ideas and help.
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Interesting.

Dad and my brother have been doing the Atkins low-carb diet for awhile now, and have had great success with it. I've been doing research for a couple of weeks, and found some very interesting things about both Atkins and Weight Watchers.

It seems that about 40% of the weight you lose while on WW is lean muscle mass, and that's with exercise. I haven't been doing as much of the exercise as I need to, so I wonder how much greater my percentage is!

There's a lot of negativity towards Atkins from people who either haven't studied the theories behind it, or who just don't have the common sense God gave a rabbit. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that we're dying of diseases our ancestors rarely had (heart disease being the major one). The difference between our diets is that theirs was largely natural (and laden with fat!) and ours is largely processed (and laden with sugars, white flours, and starches).

I don't know. It doesn't seem to require huge stretch of imagination to figure out that something is wrong.

Either way, I've decided to try out Atkins and see what all the hype is about. I've been off WW for quite some time now, because I was always hungry. My point range got down to the point where it was supposed to sustain me, but even eating the max amount daily, even adding exercise and gaining activity points...always hungry. Not cool, because when you're hungry you stop caring as much about what you need to be eating.

Induction is 14 days long, and I expect it to suck. I don't even know if I'll get through it, but I have proven to myself that I *can* do things if only I *will*.

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