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Mar 09, 2009So I was on a little bit of a plateau for a little while, but it seems to have broken and I'm down to 289. That's about 113 down from my highest, and almost halfway to my goal. I feel better and better. I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and my Little Brother and I often go outside to play. He's very energetic, and I'm proud to say that I can (almost) keep up with him. Two weeks ago we played soccer. He definitely won, but I hung in there. Basketball last week was the same story - I was amazed that I can actually semi-run now without wanting to die. I haven't felt like that since I was probably twelve.
I figured out how to get protein!! Muscle Milk Light, while terribly expensive ($4 for a 14 oz bottle), is actually really good. No sugar, no lactose, 20-25 grams of protein per bottle, and I can actually drink it without losing it. Don't anybody even tell me anything bad about it. I swear, if there's one of those ridiculous restrictions on it, like once you get the surgery you can't absorb that kind of protein or whatever, I don't even want to know about it. Hahaha.
This website I like, shirt.woot.com, was selling a "grab bag" shirt a couple weeks ago. You pick a size, and for $6.66 (free shipping) they send you a random shirt from their warehouse. They were out of the size I wanted (2x) so I opted for a WXL instead, knowing that even if it's too small, it won't be too long before it fits. I got it in the mail the other day, and while it is a little too small, I could actually put it on, in a skin-hugging, suck-in-your-gut kind of way. And it's cute! And it was 6 bucks! I'm pleased.
But it's exacerbated the fact that all my shirts are now monstrously too big for me. I'm going clothes shopping tomorrow at Wal-Mart though. Ordinarily I wouldn't shop at Wal-Mart, especially not for clothes. I hate Wal-Mart. But I'm super broke and I'm giving my roommate a ride there anyways, so I'll probably just cough up 40 bucks and get a few shirts to wear that aren't circus tents on me.
The quarter's almost over. It was a doozy - like I've said repeatedly, I've never been so busy. I'd like to say that next quarter I'll be better about going to the gym and whatnot, but here is a makeshift chart demonstrating why that won't be possible.
|THIS QUARTER||NEXT QUARTER|
|12 credits||15 credits|
|Mostly philosophy classes||Two philosophy classes, an English, and a Computer Science|
|One job||Two jobs|
|Not thinking about the GREs||Studying for the GREs|
|Barely thinking about Grad School||Applying for grad school|
|Did not go to the gym||???|
So you can fill in your own inference there.
Okay, gotta go to class.
Jan 07, 2008