You can call me "M." I, like many others before me, am trying to lose weight and get healthy and fit. This is my journey to a new me.Height: 5'6"SW: 188.5 lbs (March 29th, 2012)CW: 195(ish?) lbs (as of August 16, 2014 - because I gave up for a while, but I'm not ready to face defeat.) GW1: 175 lbsGW2:165 lbsGW3: 155 lbsGW4: 145 lbsGW5: 135 lbsUGW: 125-130 lbsI'm very friendly, so feel free to talk to me about anything :)
If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth.
The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.
This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.
Put these everywhere
Okay so forgive me but this is something I care really very deeply for so I have to post it. There are so many ways we can improve our current situations, but I have yet to see something like this in the US, where the level of stray animals is stupid high for how much we talk about loving animals and being a developed country with incredible technology at our disposal.
Just as importantly, I’m wondering, is there a way to make technology like this that helps homeless people in addition to animals? With human food, obviously, but I feel like this could improve so many people’s and animals’ situations.
Comedian and journalist Stella Young is tired of people telling her she’s an “inspiration” just for getting up in the morning. In a hilarious, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking talk at TEDxSydney, she explains why.
I hate when guys are like “oh you’re not one of those girls that’s going to order a salad for dinner are you?” MAYBE I AM. MAYBE I FUCKING LIKE SALADS. HAVE YOU EVEN TASTED RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE.
“Always be the hardest worker in the room… and try not to get punched in the face in the octagon. Honored to be on the cover on the UFC magazine. The respect I have for the sport, its history and its warriors is boundless.”
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (x)
Hey everyone, just a little update: last week was super crazy and I had my first med school exams! I felt really crappy about ‘em after taking them, but I moved on pretty quickly afterward. Mostly it’s difficult for me because of my parents..even now, in medical school, they put SO much pressure on me (which is added to the pressure I put on myself) and it’s inordinately stressful. I’m an adult, I have my own apartment, I pay bills and shit — I should not have to answer to them and feel bad about telling them my grades. They’re MY grades. They affect me and my progress, MY education, not theirs. And of course I recognize that they only do this because they care, but no matter how often I try to explain to them that they make me crazy, they don’t let up. Now they’re bothering me about results, and I just keep putting it off because I don’t want to tell them about it. They just make me feel like shit, especially my dad.
And yesterday was my birthday, yay! It was mostly good, especially because my friends came to visit me, which was really nice. I didn’t eat super well these last few days, what with being home and people taking me out for my birthday and stuff, but I’m working on going back to eating well!
Hopefully this week will be a little bit easier (once I catch up on sleep), and I’ll be better about posting stuff! :)
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— wanted to do this for my followers who aren’t on when I am!! —
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The lunch I made today was the bomb diggity.
Spinach, shredded carrot, cucumber slices, chopped bell pepper, and chicken with just a lil bit of lite ranch dressing. Soooooo yummy :)
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GUYS I FIGURED OUT WHAT I WANTED TO POST ABOUT LAST NIGHT!!!
So it’s actually a health related thing. Earlier this summer, right when I came home for my summer break, I started experiencing really bad heartburn on a daily basis. I mean it was brutal and it sucked. I had to keep a bottle of Tums/Pepcid on my desk next to bed in case I woke up in the middle of the night because it was that extreme. When my parents left on vacation the first week I was back and I didn’t know where to find that bottle, I had one really bad night where I was worried I was having some kind of legitimate heart problems. Basically, it was a mess.
I went to my physician to do a physical for med school when I mentioned this issue in passing, and she told me that I needed to avoid a LOT of different kinds of food: tomatoes (first and foremost), all types of fruit (except like bananas and watermelon) and fruit juice, any acidic veggies, chocolate, any and all spicy foods (really anything with a lot of seasoning or flavor). She said to try it for about a month, and see how I felt after that amount of time. She was particularly worried because she thought it might be pre-gastritis, given that gastrointestinal issues are rampant in my family (both my mom and my sister have had serious GI problems, my mom especially). The problem is, I was still having heartburn for the duration of that month, but I was also limiting the healthy foods that I could eat (although the not eating chocolate and stuff was probably a good thing, I cannot deny it). So I had to stick to mainly bread and other grains, which made me lethargic and didn’t help with the heartburn anyway. After that month, I decided that since cutting those foods out wasn’t helping me, I was going to reintroduce them to my diet (except I tried not to go too crazy on the chocolate). But I also started to lose a little bit of weight at this time, and the heartburn started to get better in terms of severity and frequency.
Now, after losing probably 20 lbs from the weight I was when I came home at the conclusion of my school year, I haven’t had heartburn in a few weeks. It’s improved immensely over the last week especially.
Moral of the story: losing weight and eating healthy has real, palpable effects on your health, even before you can see progress in terms of inches, pounds/kilos, clothes fitting, etc.
And it is SO worth it.
There was something else I wanted to post as a separate thing from my journal but now I can’t remember what it was? :/
Ah well. Perhaps it’ll come to me another time.
Goodnight lovelies :)
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My last meal of the day: kiwi, mango, and watermelon fruit salad, of course with a tall glass of water :)
(I couldn’t finish it all so I had to wrap half of it and put it in the fridge!)
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Here’s today’s daily journal! It’s a little weird because I woke up really late today (I slept until 11-something and didn’t get out of bed until after noon), so it’s kind of weird and off. Still, it was a good day :)
Coffee (no sweetener)
2 large eggs
approx. 1/8 sweet green pepper
handful of baby spinach (10-20 leaves)
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup shredded wheat cereal
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 fruit salad (because I couldn’t finish the whole thing)——
I tried to get some exercise in because I had a bit of spare time today. I didn’t go to the gym in the morning like I had originally planned, because I woke up so late. Instead, I worked out in my apartment. And it was definitely better than nothing!
Net calories: 550
Again, this number is really low right now. In about a week (maybe even in the next few days, honestly) it’s going to increase dramatically because I’ll start reintroducing grains and other lean meat besides chicken into my diet. In fact, I’m planning on making turkey burgers soon if I can find a good recipe that will help me make them in a pan (living in a small apartment without a balcony in the middle of the city isn’t exactly conducive to grilling). So yay!
I’m starting to feel a little better about myself already, and I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I can already tell how happy I am that I decided to change my lifestyle again :)
Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.
i hate lower pain pain. bless this.
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