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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
9:24 pm
Another dinner, another
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Sunday, May 18th, 2003
9:36 am
222.5... but breaking it for dim sum.
i think the pentabosol is gonna be a go. i know i'm a little burnt out right now but i think in general it feels better, especially, somehow, mood-wise. and i don't think i've had too many blood sugar crashes since the first few days. but i do have blood sugar problems even on the diet now... related to sleep deprivation, at this moment, i think.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2003
9:39 am
223... it's working...
ok, well. since i've been lowcarbing, i can't call it water weight. However, I've also been Really GOod about exercise the past week or two and this may have been about to come off anyway. Right? I certainly didn't eat any differently yesterday than i was before. But this morning my appetite was pretty low. I incinerated a burger and had that with my coffee and that's it. since it was so well-done, it probably didn't have much fat left; it was dry.

We'll see how it's going in a month. If I've lost, say, 7 lbs by the time I've been on this for 30 days, then I'll keep with it.
Saturday, May 10th, 2003
9:58 am
224.5, starting pentabosol
ok, been awhile since I've posted here. I've even considered the 2nd journal to be unnecessary. But I wanted to watch this supplement, or at least record the start of it. Read more...Collapse )
Thursday, February 6th, 2003
12:32 pm
a little history
so. after a Feb 1 restart, and hitting 223 today, I went searching through my old log and the antu_diet journal for some perspective on where I'm at. I wasn't sure why 223 felt like a relief, or like a "normal" weight, or "back on track", or something... so I thought I'd look.Read more...Collapse )
10:43 am
223... back on track?
But I'm dehydrated, so that's a low figure.

And I need to play some DDR tho. Last time was... last wednesday?
Wednesday, January 29th, 2003
10:28 pm
Bad on carbs, good on DDR
I'm getting better, really. All the frozen deepfryable stuff is gone, i did that on purpose. I managed to resist the pizza lunch even tho I'd forgotten to bring my chicken and all they had that I could eat was salad and since it was actually a *meeting* plus lunch I couldn't skip and I got to sit there, hungry, while the room was full of pizza smell...

So, I made up for it by actually DDRing. It was 45 minutes, but not yer normal 45 minutes. See, my 2nd Ignition pad arrived, so I played at least 30 of those minutes in double mode. If you're not familiar with DDR, that means, 1 player, 2 pads.

My new pad is too sensitive in the center-- I kept hitting arrows unintentionally. Which is fine during the game, but during the selection screens between the games, it kept putting me in maniac mode. The last thing I played was afronova primeval in-- oops!-- maniac mode. I did clear the level, anyway. and then I turned the system off, and immediately gulped down enough water so fast I wasn't sure I'd hold it down. But I've caught my breath now.

I'm up to getting an A in Basic mode on afronova primeval. but still. At least it was still in Little mode. (whole beats only)

I went from failing in the middle of "burnin' the floor" the first time in double mode, to full max combo my 4th time. It's nice to be good at something, but that's freakin' scary, even to *me*.

A little booze before this would generally seem a bad idea, but I'm in the zone! And last time I had a little booze first I was in the zone, too. Obviously not something to overdo. I'd intended to get a soda before I spiked it so it was a 32 oz soda with a little booze in it, probably not even as strong as the average beer in concentration.

I'm still feeling bad about the carbs, but I'm not going nuts and if the guilt keeps me on the exercise, then overall, what's the problem? Actually I'm relying on the exercise to beat down the carb cravings so I can get back on track more quickly... it also makes induction go faster and less painfully.

And it's not just guilt that motivated me... yesterday I had burnin' the floor in my head, today it was AM-3P. Only way to play the song is to turn on the game! (AM-3P isn't bad in double mode) What an evil, evil game. ;
Wednesday, January 15th, 2003
12:24 am
overdid DDR... last I checked, 225.
well, I got 15 minutes into DDRMAX in workout mode before I got bored... they make you go through too much to unlock stuff. either that or there's just not that much stuff in it. but its graphics are much better. I just don't find the songs that playable. i'll admit it's possibly because I'm less familiar with it.

Anyway (short attention span here) I played about 15 minutes of that. then I think about 40 minutes of Konamix.

Well, I can't help it! I got the max combo on dynamite rave twice. missed exactly 1 step on "drop the bomb". And got a 216 combo (the max for basic mode) on matsuri japan.

Also, I was getting out of workout mode into game mode. But game mode on konamix seems not to be the traditional kind where high scores ask for initials.

I should start switching my workout mode to 3 stars (basic) instead of the 2 I've been at all this time (little). I'm losing interest in stuff that's not challenging enough.

But, I failed La Senorita Virtual. Not even close. But it's a 7-footer.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2003
9:16 am
yesterday I was low-carb all day.

today I got on the scale. which had said from last time I checked 232.25. and i got to slide it down to 227.

I felt awful all day yesterday but, other than sleep deprivation, i'm feeling alright so far today.

and i didn't mention that i DDRed on saturday for 1/2 hour timed by the workout program, plus about 10 minutes untimed in game mode.
Thursday, December 26th, 2002
10:46 pm
poor food choices...
my brother left a message on my machine on tuesday, he was laughing and saying he and his family were having a great time making poor food choices all day and wanted to know what time to show up for dinner.

I made some poor food choices today. I'm not having a great time.Read more...Collapse )
Sunday, December 15th, 2002
5:55 pm
a few days off
i guess i broke it pretty hard yesterday. need carbs to recover from being sick. gonna be sick a couple more days prally. so i have bananas & orange juice & milk and bread in the house. it won't be bad, I promise.
Friday, December 13th, 2002
10:23 pm
broken but not insane
i got chicken noodle soup. but it wasn't all that bad for carbs, and i looked at all the chicken noodle soups in the store and got the one with the least carbs. and it really, really hit the spot. so. not gonna feel bad. really. and since i now have no excuse to go to a store, it's not going to get out of control, either.

everything else i got was fairly low-carb with the possible exception of yogurt.

i got some more chili fixin's so when i'm feeling a little better i can do that sometime. and actually the no-msg chicken broth i like for making seaweed soup (when i don't have some yummy spiced meat of some kind to make the broth from instead) was on sale 4/$2 so I bought 8 cans. and some seaweed. and i already had plenty of eggs. so, i'm set for soup even if that's all i eat for the next week. which hopefully it won't be. i can do solidish food at this point (had rutbreakfast this morning) but it's generally not what I want. i want more soup and tea and stuff. and i'm going to listen to my cravings. (but not always obey them.)
Thursday, December 12th, 2002
9:43 pm
hmm... 216 and sick.
i'm posting here because I've been bad about carbs today.

Not terribly bad.

Just... not really up to eating solid food, so I've had more than my fair share of yogurt, and i had some sugarfree ice cream. two batches of soup, and oodles and oooooodles of hot tea, hot lemonade, etc.

cold & creamy is ok but cold water is difficult. hot is best and helps me for a while longer. but if i haven't just had something hot to drink... i think i'm a little more sick now than i was this morning.

i remember mom used to give me a teaspoon of brandy to help a cough. i don't really know how alcohol is for all this, but nyquil is full of it... but i spiked a hot lemonade with brandy and it seemed to help less (in terms of less lasting after i was done drinking) so i dunno if it dries me out or what? i would have a better time taking really good care of myself if i knew how it all worked.

and if i knew some lower-carb comfort foods. besides seaweed soup. it's no wonder my appetite is so bad. i had soup at 5am and didn't have more soup till about 8pm.
Sunday, December 8th, 2002
10:49 pm
35 mins konamix
and it's time to shower and sleep.
10:40 am
okay, maybe I am melting away.

Looking back at this journal, I was about 218 when I started my job.

But I've been getting comments from coworkers "Look at you, skinny girl!" and "you look like you're melting away!" I got more "melting away" comments at the party Friday night.

but, says I, I've not lost a pound since I started here. "But you're losing inches!" says Carolyn. Yeah, yeah, I guess I am.

Looking back at this journal, I was right. Until now. Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, December 7th, 2002
9:04 pm
another 15 mins konamix
well, max and konamix both keep decent records but i like the konamix engine a lot better for workouts. anyway i figure if i'm gonna go twice in a day i might as well spread it out.

so, yeah, i played this time because i was cold. and bored.

who'da thunk it, playing a video game because i'm bored?
7:30 pm
217.. 30 mins DDRMAX.
Well, I sorta had cramps the whole way through but I had to play some DDR today-- because I was bad carb-wise. The Just Cherries, Just Strawberries, Just Blueberries, Just Pineapple, and Just Cranberries were calling me. Loudly. irresistably.

my tongue all hurts from eating dried fruit. and I have exceeded the capacity of my filter (which needs replacement, and I was sure I had some under the sink, and I found the under the sink box but it did not contain water filters, so I guess I'll hafta pick those up tomorrow along with the rest of the HD list.) so i'm drinking tap water (blech) hmm, where can i find some ice? prally on the deck.
Thursday, December 5th, 2002
7:50 pm
30 mins DDR
i tried a martini tonight. it's a good drink, except after the first 2 or 3 sips.

anyway, i got incredible scores on DDR.

tho I'm confused... how do you get a D on Dynamite Rave when you had a combo of 188? musta got a boo in the very beginning.

i dunno what my weight is today. i'm not back in the habit of weighing every morning.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002
8:45 am
I don't even need to dig out the ketostix. You don't lose 5.5 lbs in less than 48 hours like that.
Without being dehydrated... in fact I distinctly remember drinking 3 quarts of water on Sunday evening.

yayyyyy ketosis!

oh yeah... and the jeans I was wearing a little over a week ago never stopped fitting.
Sunday, December 1st, 2002
1:06 pm
226... 22 minutes of DDRMAX.
okay. i haven't had much protein today, but i'm still declaring myself back on the diet. as of... whenever i finished the lemonade, which is the last thing i had, except for this here water.

I got pretty much everything on my "cheat" list except for a grilled cheese sandwich, and since I don't even know where in town to get one, it's not likely to be a major temptation in the near future. had a ... thanksgiving. did enjoy the oyster stuffing. had my egg nog for the year (there's still some left. igrokme can have it, since he likes that stuff. he just has to come visit (hint, hint))

even if lowcarbing doesn't beat back this bug i've got, it will help me breathe at night. between the asthma and the acid reflux, my quality of sleep was lacking.

DDRMAX is a little harder. the orion mix seems harder, and the freeze arrows are definitely a new twist on things-- because if you're not careful, you can get twisted up by stepping on a freeze arrow and then not being able to reach the others (without pivoting around so you can't see the screen... so no matter what you do, you have to plan ahead sometime).
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