Friday, February 22, 2013


My blog exceeded 8,000 views today. And I even saw the ticker when it was on exactly 8,000. Which, so far, has been the most exciting part of my day.

Mostly, it's just been cleaning the house and listening to Weezer. Because it's 1996.

New blogs?

I made it through finals week and I'm a few pounds lighter. And people have noticed. I hate when they notice. On the one hand, it's reassuring to know that even though I am incapable to seeing it, I am getting a smaller again. On the other hand... Don't look at me.

I didn't get my 4.0
I mentioned before that I bombed a radiology exam earlier in the term so there was no hope of an A in that class. But I super crushed the final and wound up with a B so it's not like my GPA is destroyed or anything. I just wanted that 4.0. Oh well. Next term.

Also, I guess today I am going to spend a little down time looking for some new blogs to follow. No one I used to follow really posts anymore. I think there are maybe about 3 or 4 bloggers who post on the regular, but even that isn't very much reading material. Any recommendations?

Sorry this post is a little boring. Nothing fascinating going on in my life lately.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Flu diet results

I haven't had much of an appetite since getting sick. So I haven't gained back the weight. But I'm also not up to my usual strength either. When I worked out a couple of days ago I couldn't lift NEARLY what I was lifting about a week before the flu so I have lost some muscle and I probably am low on glycogen (which stores a lot of water with it) so once I'm sure the weight will come back with getting my strength back. Which sucks.

On the plus side, a classmate today asked me if I have lost "a bunch of weight" lately.

I told him I had lost some when I was sick. Which is true.

The down side to him noticing, is that if the weight comes back as I fully recover from the flu, it's going to be noticeable that I've gained weight.

So I'm going to go for a run. Hopefully with more success than yesterday. I haven't been able to rid myself of the upper respiratory issues since being sick so cardio is super difficult. Yesterday I was running much slower than my maximum ability and still the increase in my breathing ended up making me cough so hard I threw up. Fortunately, there wasn't much in my stomach so not much came up, but there was some additional dry-heaving. Which is never fun...

Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. We went out to eat the night before. I had a white chocolate martini and butternut squash ravioli and still somehow woke up half a pound lighter the next morning. Figure that.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Flu diet

Want to know how to lose ten pounds in 3 days?

Get the flu.

Husband and I both had the flu this past week. He got it about two days before I did. Today is the first day he is feeling a lot better so that gives me hope that by Monday I should be good to go.

I haven't been that sick in a long time. I glad it occurred when it did and not next week or anything because I have finals next week and I literally didn't get out of bed for two days (okay except to go to the bathroom).

It was awful. I still feel pretty crappy so.... This is all I am posting for now.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Julien Smith

"You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.
You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference."


I've started playing rugby again, which is fun. It does require eating a little more on practice nights though, but I think I'm burning it all off.

On Tuesday I hurt my psoas muscle and have been out of the game since. Last night was practice and I tried to participate but sprinting and quickly changing directions were too painful so I used the stationary bike for the remainder of the two hour practice. The nice thing about the bike was that it gave me an estimate of Calories burned. I have no idea how many Calories practice burns but I got off the bike feeling less fatigued than I do at the end of a typical practice and the bike said I had burned almost 800 Calories. I did keep the intensity high throughout the workout. I should have taken a picture of the screen. So many lights :)