ginger: (pie)
I find it....I don't know that "funny" is the right word, because it's more annoying than anything else, but let's say I find it STRANGE that I can be super-careful about what I eat for a week and hold steady at 140-141, and then the two days that I pig out (barbecue and three pieces of pie on the 4th of July, and an enormous plateful of lasagne, breadsticks and alfredo sauce at Olive Garden last night) bring me DOWN to 138-139.

I've also been plateau'ed between 138 and 141 for the better part of the last six weeks - never gone above 141.4 or below 137.0 since 5/15. Some of you know the way this works better than I do - is this my body telling me that 138 is where it's going to stop, or is it just taking a rest break to keep me from having to buy yet another size of clothing? :) (Note: This is how it worked before - no matter what I ate, I always hovered between 153 and 157, for three years straight.)
ginger: (method to the madness)
Round about mile 2, I got passed by a kid - probably 6 or so? - on a bike. I figured he was probably being followed by a parent, so I moved to the right, and sure enough, got passed a moment later by a guy on a bike, with a toddler in a kid-seat on the back of it. The guy was wearing a black cloth hat, covered with silver lamé stuffed spikes, each of which had a gold lamé star attached to the point with an inch or two of string, so all the stars were kind of swinging and twirling in the breeze. The two kids were wearing bike helmets, but the dad just had this hat that looked like it came out of a novelty hat store at an amusement park. Not necessarily safe, but terribly amusing at 8:30am.

It occured to me that no matter how much weight I lose, I'm never going to be thin in a traditional sense (unless I lose weight to the point of unhealthy, which I don't want to do) - I'm not BUILT to be skinny. I don't have 17" calves because I have fat legs, I have 17" calves because I'm built like a damn athlete - I'm (moderately) small, and compact, and built for endurance. That's why people constantly underestimate my weight by anywhere from 20-30 pounds (or they did, at least - I don't know that anyone's tried to guess since before I started losing weight). I have the same general proportions as someone who's 4 inches taller than me and 25 pounds lighter - but if I were 25 pounds lighter, I would have like 1% body fat. The first time I got on a leg press machine (I think that's what they are - the ones where you lie on the bench and press against a flat plate with your feet/legs to lift a stack of weights?) in high school, I didn't realize the other kids in my group had decided to play pranks and set the weight stack to 200 pounds, and did 15 repeats with no problems. Of course, I suppose an athletic build is at least marginally wasted on someone who can't stand sports, but that's not really my fault, is it :)

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ginger: (qapla')
3-Day: I have been slacking on my training for the last couple of weeks, between preparing for finals and taking trips. I am teh sux0rz. On the fundraising front, my little thermometer is currently sitting at $2270 of $3300, formerly $2200. Why yes, Virginia, that means I have met my minimum, thanks to quite a few of you lovely folks! The fundraising link is on the sidebar of my journal page, and I'll repost it later today, as I missed the first Monday of the month.

Crafting: I finished the Reid for [ profile] pixelwench's fundraising auction and started a new project last weekend - an Easy Lace Duster in KnitPicks Merino Style, in Coal. I finished the back last night and started one of the fronts, plus I've done the two lace cuffs for the sleeves.

Family: Joyce and Jeff get into town tomorrow night, so we'll be having resident company on and off for the next week-ish. The nephew podling was in the hospital ER for a few hours last week with a crazy-high fever, but all seems to be well now (or if it's not, nobody's told me otherwise). My grandmother and her platonic lifemate get into town on the 30th, passing through on their way to an Alaskan cruise, and Dan's family arrives the next day to stay for just over a week. Ari went to Vegas this weekend and, as I requested, brought me back more "Hello Kitty" style Star Trek t-shirts like my "Qapla' Klingon" one - a Ferengi one that says "What's in it for me?", a Vulcan one that says "Live Long and Prosper", and a Borg one that says "Get assimilated". I squee'ed.

Gaming: Kedria's L31 now. Other than that, not much.

New Years' Goal: Crappy. But I'm currently within 6 pounds of my goal range. (Well, more specifically, I've been keeping to most of the subgoals just fine, but I've not been tracking any of it.)

Reading: I've plowed through about 3/4 of the works of James Patterson lately, and have started rereading everything that Matthew Reilly has written. I think some Harry Turtledove rereads will be next, plus I have all the Little House books out of the library.

School: I took three of my finals last Wednesday, and the other three are tonight. Summer quarter starts at the end of the month, and I'll be taking 4 terminology courses (Female Reproductive, Nervous, Endocrine and Musculoskeletal Systems), HIV/AIDS, and Medical Insurance Billing.

Watching: Lots. Last weekend, I rented five movies from Blockbuster on Saturday, watched and returned them, and rented 3 more on Sunday. I've finally concluded that I need to stop trying to watch collaborations between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Dan and I have started watching season 1 of 24, and Sunnie came to our Babylon-5 viewing night last week.

Wedding: I'll be checking out our photographer's portfolio at GenCon, and Sammy and I came to an arrangement about wedding catering. (Of course, shortly thereafter, Dan grumped about me not consulting him about food, as he doesn't remember that I said "Sandwich board, appetizers, desserts?" and he said that sounded fine. But we've got time to make alterations if necessary.) Need to collaborate with Joyce and Anjela - hopefully we can squeeze in a bit of fabric shopping while Joyce is in town!

Work: Pretty light. We're in my downtime half of the year, but I've got some non-urgent stuff I've been working on. There's a big scary baby shower today that I've been roped into helping with. o.O I'm not sure how this happened. First, I wasn't going. Then I was going. Then I was going and bringing a giant fruit salad (which was actually kind of fun to make). Now I'm helping set it all up too. Ay, well. I don't really have much else to do. :)
ginger: (NYGoal)
I've lost another pants size in my favorite jeans. :D

This makes two since December, so I'm pretty sure they're not changing the measurements of the pants THAT fast. :)

Any rate, leaving for the airport in 45 min - I'll be back on Tuesday, and have only the SK for 'net til then. Be excellent to each other!
ginger: (dig this / cleolinda)
*dance* My weight this morning had the same tens digit as my ending goal! *dance*
ginger: (Default)
Hot damn. My kingdom for a decent camera. I need to be sending Mr Mark some COTD pics.

Because I found out this morning that not only do my skirts fit me again, but so do the little trashy snakeskin-print dresses I got for LARPing when I was seventeen.



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