24 June 2011

Developing Healthy Eating Habits

Two nights ago I wrote an email about my diet and weight loss secrets and after reading a weight-related post from Patrick, I thought I should post that email, but first let me preface.

I eat a lot of frozen and prepared meals. I look at the nutrition info for a couple of dinner choices and choose the one with the least calories and sodium; honestly, I don't pay attention to anything else. If I want the one with more calories, before I eat, I scoop out a portion and throw it away to avoid consuming ALL those calories. Come to think of it, I try to do that a lot. I've been on a three-week bender eating the same damn thing: Annie Chun's Teriyaki Noodle Bowl. I have never cooked all of the noodles; depending on how hungry I am, I will cook 1/2 to 3/4 of the packaged noodles and I never use all the sauce.

I hear a lot of, "You don't need to watch what you eat!" But you see, if I didn't watch what I ate, I wouldn't be the size I am. I've gone through periods where I wasn't paying attention to anything except my 'shrinking underwear' (seriously, when I start putting on pounds, I first think my underwear is shrinking before I realize I'm getting larger; happens every damn time). If I always eat whatever the hell I want, I gain weight like everybody else.

Day 084: This is what I look like when I fall down the stairs

23 June 2011

I need to get out more


Create your own map, dude.

Discovered via Jezebel the Great

I've visited 23 states (46%), which by my guesstimation is like .046% of the planet. There's a whole big world out there, just waiting for me to explore it's everything.

In the square

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Listening to: HUMANWINE - Script Language
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12 June 2011

Last night, Friday and Wednesday, plus a question at the end

I sometimes feel I don't have much to blog about, but the last week has been quite busy, giving me a lot to write about, but leaving me with little time to write.

Last night I went to the drive in. I'd already seen both movies, but I hadn't seen Tim in months, so I basically went to the drive in to see Tim. It was a lot of fun and worth re-watching two mediocre movies I've recently paid to see in the theater. That was only my second time at Knight's Action Park (the first visit was two days prior) and I loved it both times.

Friday night I went to a play, Romeo and Juliet. It was my first time seeing Shakespeare and it was fabulous. This was also my first time having a completely inappropriate public outburst of hysterical laughter. I've told a few people about this and the only one who sees the humor in my situation is the person who was with me. Part of me wants to feel guilty for my behavior, but A: I feel guilty for everything and I'm trying to stop that, and B: as someone who's been severely depressed several times before, it's refreshing to feel as happy as I do and to have the ability to laugh uncontrollably.

I spent Wednesday with Hannah at the water park portion of Knight's Action Park. The lazy river was my favorite, though I highly recommend the blue and red waterslides. The blue one is a speed slide and because it's enclosed, it's very disorienting; my swimsuit at least partially came off every time I went down and the awkward landings can be quite painful, but it's totally worth it. The red slide was just, fun! On Wednesdays they offer an awesome discount where, if you bring a CVS receipt, it's buy one get one free admission. $30 for two adults is a GREAT deal!

Also on Wednesday, I had Steve cut 11" off of DeShanee's mosaic. I'm now more than half-way done with the tiling portion of this project. It's really hard to not post photos as I progress, but I'm keeping the details under wraps for Dee. This is the most detailed photo I've been able to post.

Everything before Wednesday is a blur. I uploaded all of the pictures on my camera and there's nothing too amazing going on there. I did notice that since I got an iPhone, I stopped taking photos with my camera. Which brings me to ask....

What photo-sharing service do you use? I mostly use twitpic, but I hate that they have a legal right to use, modify and use again, any photos I take. I want to own my photos. I do like that I can grab the html for my photos to put them on my blog, which is my one complaint about instagram. Sooo, what do you recommend?

I gave myself a haircut last night on Twitpic

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Listening to: New Order - Ceremony
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