Monday, May 11, 2009

Yeah, Thats Right,

I lost 2.2 pounds this week! Last week I gained what I lost the week before, but this week I re-lost that and then some, so I am pretty excited. I'm just barely 2 pounds over my starting weight. Next week my booklet will say a negative number where it says how much weight I have lost.

This last week I started running again. It had been so long, I forgot how much I love to do it. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill over the course of the week. Saturday I was at my aunt's house so I ran about 2 miles (well, a lot of it was walking) on the road. I forgot how much harder it is to run outside on the pavement than on the treadmill! It was a few days ago - I'm still sore, but a good kind of sore.

Monday, April 27, 2009


I lost another 1.4 pounds this week! Yippee skippy! I am so happy. I'm still 3.2 above what I started at, but I was 6.6 lbs above a few weeks ago, so I am headed in the right direction still.

I've been working really hard on remembering to track all of my points. When I eat something and I don't track it, I feel bad and write it down. Even when I try to cheat, I can't. I guess that is a good thing. I would really like to lose that 3.2 this week, I don't know that it will happen, but I would like to. I am going to try really hard to get rid of it, but who knows.

My muscles are super sore right now. I've been powerwalking on the treadmill at a 5% incline most days this week as well as doing the elliptical or stairmaster, whichever is free at the time. I've noticed that I don't get as winded when I run up the stairs to class and I don't feel awkwardly clamy and sweaty when I walk across campus. I feel like I look smaller too. Oh wait, thats because I am! I have lost an inch from my waistline this week! Yes!

Monday, April 20, 2009


That is a good word to describe how I feel right now. I lost 1.4 pounds this week - hooray! (I mean, I'm still 4.6 above when I started, but hey - I'm still headed in the right direction). The weather today has been amazing, I love it and hope it keeps up! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Love Campus in the Springtime

It turned out...

perfect. After I took the cake from the oven and wrote my previous blog, I went to the gym. I brought a book I had yet to start reading for class. It turned out to be really interesting. It is called A New Life by Bernard Malamud (he was a professor at OSU decades ago and wrote a fictionalized novel about his time here). I was so engrossed in my book while I was on the elliptical that I didn't even notice how profusely I was sweating by the end of my workout.

I came back from my awesome workout at the gym around 11pm, totally starved. I decided to have some real food because I had the points for it. I put a little bit of turkey, cheese, and lettuce in a tortilla and made a burrito-ish sort of thing. Delicious. I took a nice hot shower and tossed my clothes in the washing machine. It was cake time.

I was still a little worried about how it would turn out, but once I got it out of the pan I could tell it would be OK at the least. So, I cut myself a slice and put some chocolate cool whip (cool whip + cocoa powder) on it, and then sliced some strawberries and put that on it too. About 4 points for all of it. It turned out so good! It was definitely worth the wait all day for it. I don't want to sound cheesy, but I think it tasted better because I worked so hard for it. I told myself that I couldn't have any until I finished my reading for the night and went to the gym.

On another note, I have made it to the gym every day this week so far and am going tomorrow and on Friday morning. I probably won't make it on Saturday because I'm sure I'll be in Eugene, but maybe Trevor and I can go for a bike ride or something so I can get some activity in. I am feeling really good about this weight loss thing now. I have been doing really well tracking my points and getting to the gym lately. It was so nice to see the scale show a smaller number again even though it was less than a pound; its been quite a while since the last time it has.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sometimes you try to be domestic...

and it doesn't work out as planned. Today I really wanted to bake a mocha angel food cake. I called my mom to get the recipe and set off for the store. Upon arriving at BiMart, I discover their pans to be outrageously expensive (not really, only $11, but still). While at BiMart I call Safeway to ask how much the pans are there, I know we have them, I sold one the other day. So I stay on hold for what feels like an eternity, turns out the pans are about $2, so I go across the parking lot to get one. Of course, when I get there the pans seem to have pulled a magic trick of some sort and disappeared. I ask two people where they are, no one can find them. So I buy the stuff I need to make the cake and head back to BiMart where I purchase my pan. Here is where the fun beings.

I get home and get the recipe my mom sent me. I follow directions to mix it, preheat the oven, wash the pan, etc. The batter seems a bit thin, but whatever. I pour it into the pan and turn around and fill the mixing bowl with water. Turning back to the cake, I notice something strange has happend - the cake mix has rushed out the bottom of the pan and is now covering my kitchen counter. I don't know if you have ever tried to clean up angel food cake batter, but it is of a strange consistency and doesn't wipe up well. It also flowed between the counter and the oven. Awesome. So I try to figure out what is wrong, and call my mom. Mom tells me it sounds like everything was done right, so she doesn't know what to tell me. I notice that tube part of the pan is slightly warped. I call BiMart to ask if I can exchange it. They say yes. I get on my bike and ride over there to get a new pan and come home. This pan also seems slightly warped. Great. I put on my thinking cap and decide to put three cookbooks on top of it to flatten it out. This seems to work. I go back to Safeway to get a new box of cake mix (this time Betty Crocker - not that Safeway stuff).

I preheat my oven, mix the mix (this time it seems to be the right consistency), and pray to God as I pour the batter in that it will stay in the pan. It does. Success! I pop it in the oven and set the timer for 35 minutes. I settle down to study while I wait for the cake to bake. About 20 minutes into my book about the early republic of the US I start to smell burning. I get up and peek in the oven only to find that my cake has begun to burn. Super. I pull the cake out and set it upside down on a plate and hope for the best. Its still sitting there.

I'm going to the gym and hopefully when I come back I can get the cake out of the pan and it will be alright. We'll see.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Headed in the right direction

I lost .6 this week. Not a whole pound, but at least it went in the right direction. I rode my bike to school a few days this week when it was sunny, so that was nice. I also managed to make it to the gym a few times. I love exercising I just seem to have a hard time fitting it in. Looking at my schedule for this week though, I should be able to make it to the gym almost everyday, wh. ich makes me pretty happy. I might join a waking club, we were talking about them at the meeting today, it might be fun.