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Friday, March 12, 2010

Lifestyle changes

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. Blogging and no one commenting/reading/subscribing gets kind of disheartening sometimes. Anywho, I just went on a vacation to Florida for 4 days and I feel like just being there in the beautiful weather really pulled me out of a rut. During winter I pretty much went into hibernation. I didn't want to go to school, I didn't want to get out of bed, I didn't want to work out, I just wanted to eat warm comfort foods like soup and stew and the like. Anything with fat, I wanted it. It was cold here in Michigan, very cold and we got a ton of snow this winter. I hated having soaked clothes, too-hot classrooms, being cold. But after going to some nice weather and hanging out with a friend of mine who is very active, smart and gets a lot done. She gets up early in the morning, around 7am, and she has 2 dogs and rabbits and an apt, school, a bf, and all kinds of other things to take care of, and she did. So I'm taking a page from her book: I'm on spring break right now, only for 2 more days, and I have been getting up around 7-8 every morning and staying up all day, no naps or anything. I have been getting a ton done, I've been to 2 doctors appointments, just having checkups and tying up lose ends, and I've cleaned my apartment and taken my bunnies to the vet for their annual checkup. And all before 2 or 3 in the afternoon! I caught up in Youtube vids, episodes of Dr. Oz and also The Biggest Loser that I had TiVo'd from the semester, I figure I'll do it now and then I won't have anything to distract me when school starts back up. I also go to bed earlier in the evening, around 11pm instead or 3 or 4 (or even 7:30am!) like i was doing before spring break. I also am going to be starting the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred on a recommendation from a friend, tonight. I have been eating a lot less too, for breakfast I had a whole wheat piece of toast with a tablespoon or 2 of all natural peanut butter and about a cup of orange juice. For lunch I had a bit of macaroni salad that I made (i cut the recipe in half and cut out all the sugar and replaced the may with low fat miracle whip) and a salad with olives. For dinner tonight I am making a spicy veggy stir fry with brown rice. I'll probably have a snack later on but no more eating past 8am except for water!

I hope I keep up with this! i want to lose a significant amount of weight before the next time I see my Floridian friends :)

3 comments:

Mad wabbit woman! said...

i know how you feel hun!..in the winter i dont want to do anything either!..it takes me ages to get motivated to do anything in winter..all i want to do in winter is sleep, lol!
spring is always welcome though..with lighter mornings and nights and longer daylight hours, you feel more motivated to do things!..sounds like your getting super active and fit!..ive just bought a new bike (ill blog about that next week) so hopefully ill shed some winter weight too! :)

Anonymous said...

I was diagnosed with PCOS six months ago, and I have lost 50 pounds. My whole lifestyle has changed, and hopefully I can keep it up when I start university next fall.

We can do it! Good luck. =)

Simply Jen said...

I feel ya girl about the blogging..i just tell myself that SOMEONE is reading...and i know it's true cause whenever i see my grandpa he always tells me that nothing new is going on on "mind swimming" lol so I'm trying to do what i can to keep it up!