That Tall Girl

All this has led up to
October 25, 2008, 2:26 am
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… me going home. No joke, the past 2 weeks have made me want to start drinking. Nonstop tests and projects to prepare for, getting sick, not being able to sleep. All this has led me home.

After my 2nd doctor’s visit of the week, where I recieved a Z pak and an inhaler, I promptly got on the road… after a quick stop at WalMart for some frosted circus animal cookies.

Sidenote: the WalMart at school only sells those frosted circus animal cookies in individual packets all bundled in a box. I was quite dissappointed. No lie, I wanted to down like 30 cookies on my 2 hour trip home, but no. I got stuck with little bags of cookies that made me feel guilty. (Honestly, I was ravenous today. Losing 10 lbs in 7 days will do that to you)

Back to reality. I will not be exercising this weekend. I totally want to go see my fellow water aerobics women now that I am home, but I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be a good idea. All that is on my agenda for this weekend is to sleep, eat, watch movies, and go to nebraska furniture mart to scope out a toaster and another minifridge… And I might go get a massage. That sounds really, really, REALLY good right now.

Now I’m home and am glad to just sit down in a real chair and chill. The dog is especially glad to see me… or maybe she just wanted some soup. Either way she nearly fell a couple of times trying to bridge the gap between the ottoman and my chair.

FYI: it’s been homecoming week at my college this week. I haven’t gone to any of the activities. Zip, zilch, zero, nada. I’m even missing the game tomorrow (because I came home) for which I could have gotten in free to (just like any other game… fyi 🙂 ) And I’m missing the homecoming dance tonight. Hope the girls can have fun without me.

I take that back- I have witnessed ne out of the ordinary, possibly related to it being homecoming week, event. Today, as I was walking out of my 1:30-2:20 class, there was a group of people standing outside of their car, dancing to some retro 70’s music. All of them were wearing fake afro’s and shouting “Hey it’s funky friday! Have a good weekend!” They soon got back in their car and drove to the next crosswalk, only to begin it all again.

Peace out. Hope you had a funky friday. I’d going to bed.. a hopefully will not wake up for 15 more hours.


sorry, I lied
October 21, 2008, 7:44 pm
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oops. I lied to ya’ll… and to myself when I said that I was feeling better. Because I totally feel worse today. To the point of feeling like I might pass out when I was sitting, waiting for my clothes to finish in the dryer. And as for having my appetite back. Um, not so much. I still can only eat about half of what I normally would. Hey, at least I’m getting rid of some of that vanity weight… I’ve lost about 8lbs since friday. And that’s with drinking sprite and coca cola and almost living off of ice cream. Time to nap.

May the real tg please stand up
October 21, 2008, 3:13 am
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ok, I’m here. I’m feeling pretty legit today. Why?

  • I went to the doctor all by myself, got the meds I needed to help me get over the rest of this bug, and got myself home just in time for dinner.
  • I had my first ever verbal test in Spanish. it lasted about 6:30. I was way stressed about it, but I totally was able to talk with my partner for the whole time.
  • I fixed my camera

I’m probably going to get back to the exercise tomorrow. I think that I’m ready for it. (just watch me collapse or something now that I’ve said that). At dinner I sorta had an appetite again, which is usually a good indicator for me that I’m ready to get back in the swing of things.

I’m not going to lie, it can be hard to get back up after a setback like this. Honestly I feel that if you don’t have something to motivate you, you won’t push yourself. So today, I would like to challenge you to pick a goal. Not a weight, not a dress size, but a fitness goal.

Choose something like running your first 5k, 10k, half marathon, etc. Or something similar to the 100 pushup challenge that was going around this summer. Maybe you want to squat 2.5 times your body weight- because I do. Be the woman with the 25 lb dumbbells unstead of the 10’s or 15’s. Maybe you want to participate in that triathlon next May. You get what I’m saying.

It’s much easier to work towards a goal when you’re feeling like you just want to throw in the towel… and with flu season just around the corner, start putting those goals into practice. Like Nike, Just Do It.

EDIT:And since I’m a sucker for free stuff:

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

EDIT2: Roni has a post that has some pretty interesting info on this subject, check it out!

what was that about no takebacks??
October 19, 2008, 3:50 pm
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…because I’m totally taking back what I said about feeling better. In fact… I think I might go to the Dr. tomorrow.

Look to your left
October 18, 2008, 11:27 pm
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Yeah, see that… the RSS feed for my new twitter account? Yep, it’s new.

It isn’t the prettiest looking widget that I’ve got over there, but it’s nifty. I love that I can text twitter and it will update it for me. That way you can know about the next time I see the mutant squirrel that lives by my psychology building.

I’m noticing that it takes a while to process that I’ve posted something new… so you may not hear about me almost getting run over by a bicycle until 2 hours after the fact.

And I’m feeling quite a bit better now. I’m exhausted still but at least I don’t feel like puking every time I move my head.

bleh, urp, ugh
October 18, 2008, 4:49 am
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i’ve got the stomach flu and cannot sleep, nor move my head with out fighting back the vomit, and ive got terrible pain (pms, low bp- all my skin hutrts, weights, and this bug.’

ok. back from my 2 minuye rest from typing with only left index finger in the dark. pardon my french, but this bug is a bitch. mom, i wish you were here.

the roomie went and got some sierra mist, 1 for her and 1 for me. she’s sick too, but w/ a different bug.

we watched the divine secrets of the ya ya sisterhood from 7-9 then crashed and fell asleep.

back again. dont think that ive thrown up since middle schoool.

ok back… must red other blogs…

The “not post” post
October 16, 2008, 7:04 pm
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… if that even makes sense. Have you ever had one of those weeks where it’s just nonstop chaos? I can raise 2 hands to that. I can see why adults like a glass of wine with dinner now.

I just feel like complaining about this week (it’s been one of the most stressful experiences of my life), and I cant complain to the roomie because she knows what I’ve been going through. Like those 2 nights in a row of 4 hours of sleep (with multiple hours of exercise) and no time for naps- sorry about being grouchy… even though I still feel like tackeling someone (nobody in particular, mind you)

So since today is a low key day, I decided to bring my lunch to my room and watch some ER on the laptop. I got my soup; I’m wearing a hoodie; I’m watching ER in the dark, with some desk lamps on. Bad choice. Now I want to tackel somebody AND cry (the topic just stressed me out, with some Dr. dying and all- but yes, I totally ate my lunch watching fake blood and vomit squirt all over the screen). Lovely.

It’s days like these, when I have the time, that I love to go exercise. Just be aggressive, powerful, and sweaty. Get those endorphins pumping through my veins. Forget about my stress, completely focussing on what I’m doing at the moment.

I am completely convinced that exercising is what keeps me… me. Happy and ready to go. Don’t lie, you know what I’m talking about. Runner’s high. Yeah, without that people would start calling me psychowoman instead of tg. Maybe they would start calling me Danger… I’d be fine with that, it’s already my middle name you know.

Back to the runner’s high thing. Actually, not really. I need another nap. I think I’ve got a bug, and I want it to go away.

and it was totally 33 degrees outside this morning. my gear saved me.