wahlee: (Ten is Love)
In addition to our new addition (yay!) there are actual things going on in my life.

1) I've had to ask for another week on Chapter 4. Life got in the way. So now I have until next Thursday (had to go down for a mandatory meeting anyway, so we're doing it Thursday instead of Tuesday), hopefully with Chapter 4 in hand and a bit of Chapter 3 done too.

2) Last week I went to 4 job interviews (one was a second interview) and none ended up with an actual offer. Although one of the places said I was in their top 3, and another asked if they could keep my resume on file. Feels a bit like damning with faint praise. *sigh* Another interview tomorrow, at a dermatologist's office.

3) I got to play with [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic last week, though. Outlet shopping and Hires Big H. That was good.

4) I went to my doctor one last time to make sure everything's okay before I lose my benefits (today). He did a cholesterol and blood sugar test. Both are higher than he wants them to be. Not diabetes yet, not anything that medication would help yet, but diet and exercise, he tells me, and lose some of that weight, too. So I'm heading full-throttle into Intuitive Eating. I've dabbled with it before, but haven't ever done the whole program. So far, it's good. Very good.

5) My fannish interests have changed slightly. This was brought home to me when, the other night, my sister and I put in the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire solely for the purpose of watching any and all scenes in which Barty Crouch, Jr. appeared. We're also planning on having t-shirts made with the phrase "The angels have the phone box" and wearing them to Disneyland. Yup. We're that far gone.
wahlee: (Ten is Love)
In addition to our new addition (yay!) there are actual things going on in my life.

1) I've had to ask for another week on Chapter 4. Life got in the way. So now I have until next Thursday (had to go down for a mandatory meeting anyway, so we're doing it Thursday instead of Tuesday), hopefully with Chapter 4 in hand and a bit of Chapter 3 done too.

2) Last week I went to 4 job interviews (one was a second interview) and none ended up with an actual offer. Although one of the places said I was in their top 3, and another asked if they could keep my resume on file. Feels a bit like damning with faint praise. *sigh* Another interview tomorrow, at a dermatologist's office.

3) I got to play with [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic last week, though. Outlet shopping and Hires Big H. That was good.

4) I went to my doctor one last time to make sure everything's okay before I lose my benefits (today). He did a cholesterol and blood sugar test. Both are higher than he wants them to be. Not diabetes yet, not anything that medication would help yet, but diet and exercise, he tells me, and lose some of that weight, too. So I'm heading full-throttle into Intuitive Eating. I've dabbled with it before, but haven't ever done the whole program. So far, it's good. Very good.

5) My fannish interests have changed slightly. This was brought home to me when, the other night, my sister and I put in the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire solely for the purpose of watching any and all scenes in which Barty Crouch, Jr. appeared. We're also planning on having t-shirts made with the phrase "The angels have the phone box" and wearing them to Disneyland. Yup. We're that far gone.
wahlee: (Go me!)
Thanks to all for the good advice! I've been doing much better the last couple of days. Although I'm still hungry sometimes, it's not overwhelming, and I've been better at budgeting my points so that I have a few left over at the end of the day for when I inevitably get munchy. Although last night, I took a different approach. My mom made spaghetti (she halved the amount of meat she usually puts in it, which lowered the sauce by 2 points and didn't change the taste at all!), and I budgeted points for two cups of whole-wheat spaghetti instead of just one. It was a nice, filling meal, and I didn't need a snack the whole rest of the night!

Tonight, by contrast, I'm snacking like mad. I had 5 points left after dinner, so I've had a bag of 100-calorie Pop Secret (pretty good, actually) and a Blue Bunny Healthy Smart Fudge Pop (which calculated at 0 points, but I'm counting half a point just to be sure, and it's made with Splenda and so is nummy!). That still leaves 2.5 points I get to think of a way to consume, plus I've got 2 Activity Points from doing 30 min. on the elliptical this morning (I did 30 min. yesterday, too). And I've still got 27.5 points left in my weekly allowance! I'm saving that for the weekend, though. I've got a baby shower on Saturday and I want to be able to eat whatever goodies my family cooks up for it. :) I'm also drinking more water and taking my multivitamin.

In non-weight-loss news, today in my class (which is Rhetorical Criticism, incidentally) we talked about the Neo-Sophist Rhetorical critics. It's so funny to see how much all the disciplines are really coming together and influence each other. For example, my friend [livejournal.com profile] gryffinkat is getting a Ph.D studying what she calls Stylistics, which from what I gather is studying literature from a linguistics point of view. Of course, rhetorical criticism studies literature from a rhetorical point of view, which is obviously language-based. So the two disciplines are actually doing the same thing, they're just calling it different things.

In any case, it was fun to discuss ideology and its influence on rhetoric (and vice-versa) and shock my class with the news that I'd written a 13-page paper on how the Sorting Hat is an Ideological State Apparatus. :P You'll be able to read that paper in the October issue of Scribbulus, incidentally. :)

I think I'll have a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter. Or maybe raspberry jam. Oh! I know! Peanut butter on one half, raspberry jam on the other. . .
wahlee: (Go me!)
Thanks to all for the good advice! I've been doing much better the last couple of days. Although I'm still hungry sometimes, it's not overwhelming, and I've been better at budgeting my points so that I have a few left over at the end of the day for when I inevitably get munchy. Although last night, I took a different approach. My mom made spaghetti (she halved the amount of meat she usually puts in it, which lowered the sauce by 2 points and didn't change the taste at all!), and I budgeted points for two cups of whole-wheat spaghetti instead of just one. It was a nice, filling meal, and I didn't need a snack the whole rest of the night!

Tonight, by contrast, I'm snacking like mad. I had 5 points left after dinner, so I've had a bag of 100-calorie Pop Secret (pretty good, actually) and a Blue Bunny Healthy Smart Fudge Pop (which calculated at 0 points, but I'm counting half a point just to be sure, and it's made with Splenda and so is nummy!). That still leaves 2.5 points I get to think of a way to consume, plus I've got 2 Activity Points from doing 30 min. on the elliptical this morning (I did 30 min. yesterday, too). And I've still got 27.5 points left in my weekly allowance! I'm saving that for the weekend, though. I've got a baby shower on Saturday and I want to be able to eat whatever goodies my family cooks up for it. :) I'm also drinking more water and taking my multivitamin.

In non-weight-loss news, today in my class (which is Rhetorical Criticism, incidentally) we talked about the Neo-Sophist Rhetorical critics. It's so funny to see how much all the disciplines are really coming together and influence each other. For example, my friend [livejournal.com profile] gryffinkat is getting a Ph.D studying what she calls Stylistics, which from what I gather is studying literature from a linguistics point of view. Of course, rhetorical criticism studies literature from a rhetorical point of view, which is obviously language-based. So the two disciplines are actually doing the same thing, they're just calling it different things.

In any case, it was fun to discuss ideology and its influence on rhetoric (and vice-versa) and shock my class with the news that I'd written a 13-page paper on how the Sorting Hat is an Ideological State Apparatus. :P You'll be able to read that paper in the October issue of Scribbulus, incidentally. :)

I think I'll have a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter. Or maybe raspberry jam. Oh! I know! Peanut butter on one half, raspberry jam on the other. . .
wahlee: (Go me!)
Thanks to all for the good advice! I've been doing much better the last couple of days. Although I'm still hungry sometimes, it's not overwhelming, and I've been better at budgeting my points so that I have a few left over at the end of the day for when I inevitably get munchy. Although last night, I took a different approach. My mom made spaghetti (she halved the amount of meat she usually puts in it, which lowered the sauce by 2 points and didn't change the taste at all!), and I budgeted points for two cups of whole-wheat spaghetti instead of just one. It was a nice, filling meal, and I didn't need a snack the whole rest of the night!

Tonight, by contrast, I'm snacking like mad. I had 5 points left after dinner, so I've had a bag of 100-calorie Pop Secret (pretty good, actually) and a Blue Bunny Healthy Smart Fudge Pop (which calculated at 0 points, but I'm counting half a point just to be sure, and it's made with Splenda and so is nummy!). That still leaves 2.5 points I get to think of a way to consume, plus I've got 2 Activity Points from doing 30 min. on the elliptical this morning (I did 30 min. yesterday, too). And I've still got 27.5 points left in my weekly allowance! I'm saving that for the weekend, though. I've got a baby shower on Saturday and I want to be able to eat whatever goodies my family cooks up for it. :) I'm also drinking more water and taking my multivitamin.

In non-weight-loss news, today in my class (which is Rhetorical Criticism, incidentally) we talked about the Neo-Sophist Rhetorical critics. It's so funny to see how much all the disciplines are really coming together and influence each other. For example, my friend [livejournal.com profile] gryffinkat is getting a Ph.D studying what she calls Stylistics, which from what I gather is studying literature from a linguistics point of view. Of course, rhetorical criticism studies literature from a rhetorical point of view, which is obviously language-based. So the two disciplines are actually doing the same thing, they're just calling it different things.

In any case, it was fun to discuss ideology and its influence on rhetoric (and vice-versa) and shock my class with the news that I'd written a 13-page paper on how the Sorting Hat is an Ideological State Apparatus. :P You'll be able to read that paper in the October issue of Scribbulus, incidentally. :)

I think I'll have a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter. Or maybe raspberry jam. Oh! I know! Peanut butter on one half, raspberry jam on the other. . .
wahlee: (Pictures of Perfection)
So. I started Weight Watchers yesterday. I'm doing the online version 'cause I hated going to the meetings the last time I tried it. And. . . I'm hungry. I always get munchy late at night, and, of course, it's a carb-kind of munchiness. But I'm determined to stick this out. I weigh more now than I have my entire life, and considering the fact that my relatives are getting diagnosed with diabetes right and left, I definitely need to get this under control.

I know a bunch of you are doing/have done Weight Watchers, so-- advice? Strategies for staying full? Assurances that I'm really only feeling hungry because I know I'm not supposed to eat, and that if I stick it out things will get better?

In other news, I got my car back on Saturday. My parents had to drive to Beaver at 7:30 in the morning in order to pick her up, but she's back, and I love her! *hugs Lizzy*
wahlee: (Pictures of Perfection)
So. I started Weight Watchers yesterday. I'm doing the online version 'cause I hated going to the meetings the last time I tried it. And. . . I'm hungry. I always get munchy late at night, and, of course, it's a carb-kind of munchiness. But I'm determined to stick this out. I weigh more now than I have my entire life, and considering the fact that my relatives are getting diagnosed with diabetes right and left, I definitely need to get this under control.

I know a bunch of you are doing/have done Weight Watchers, so-- advice? Strategies for staying full? Assurances that I'm really only feeling hungry because I know I'm not supposed to eat, and that if I stick it out things will get better?

In other news, I got my car back on Saturday. My parents had to drive to Beaver at 7:30 in the morning in order to pick her up, but she's back, and I love her! *hugs Lizzy*
wahlee: (Pictures of Perfection)
So. I started Weight Watchers yesterday. I'm doing the online version 'cause I hated going to the meetings the last time I tried it. And. . . I'm hungry. I always get munchy late at night, and, of course, it's a carb-kind of munchiness. But I'm determined to stick this out. I weigh more now than I have my entire life, and considering the fact that my relatives are getting diagnosed with diabetes right and left, I definitely need to get this under control.

I know a bunch of you are doing/have done Weight Watchers, so-- advice? Strategies for staying full? Assurances that I'm really only feeling hungry because I know I'm not supposed to eat, and that if I stick it out things will get better?

In other news, I got my car back on Saturday. My parents had to drive to Beaver at 7:30 in the morning in order to pick her up, but she's back, and I love her! *hugs Lizzy*

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