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I know it has been awhile since I have written but I have been busy. Within the next week, I will provide details.

Published in: on June 21, 2010 at 7:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Bestest Friends Ever

I don’t have many friends, and I like it that way but have to say the ones that I do have rock. This is an ode celebrating you.

Natalie is my dearest friend. We had dinner yesterday.  (I did not workout afterward.) She gets me like no other. There is always so much to talk about with her but never enough time. She showed me some great core exercises that I will be trying tonight.

Bill is another great friend. He helped me get this blog site up-and-running. He used to help me with my time sheet, though we were working at separate places at the time. if I need some artwork or music factoids, Bill can be counted on.

More great pals that I have are my sister Brenda, my friends Joey, Jenny, Olivia, and Josephine. And my one and only David is just special.

Bill and Natalie rock in so many ways but it is a busy Friday, and I must get to work.

Published in: on May 14, 2010 at 7:29 am  Comments (1)  


I am on strike!

Some of it is voluntary and some of it is not.

Where do I begin with expressing the things that I am striking against? Well there is work. Actually, I am not striking against work. I am striking against this coworker of mine who does not put in her fair share. I am not sure what her problem is, and I don’t know what she does all day. I do know that I am tired of her shirking her responsibilities and, sometimes, downright thrusting them on me. It does not help when my supervisor does not say anything about it, because she knows that me or the other copy editor will get it done.

I am also on strike from facilitating my lazy ass, mooch, male roommate who does not clean up behind himself. I don’t think me striking from doing his dishes or throwing his garbage away will make him do it. My landlord, who is also my roommate and high school friend, will just do it. I hate not liking my male roommate because he is a nice guy who thinks he lives with maids. He has other issues too. The main one being he is 27 but acts 17.

I think my body is striking against me; I know that my mind has. It feels like I am stuck at 142. Do I really have an unhealthy relationship with food if I want to have a burger again one day? Is that very “fat” of me? I am seriously asking the question. How about some very cheesy nachos? Thai food? I am not saying that I want to eat like this everyday or every week. Also is it lazy of me to not want to exercise five days every single week? To want to sleep in or lay around in pajamas every blue moon? Here comes 100 Grand candy bar question. Is it fat and lazy of me to every once in a while lay in bed with a bag of flaming hot chips and glass of wine (yes, both of them) and do nothing but watch a movie? Maybe that is the problem: I have yet to come to terms that I will have to exercise for two hours five days a week and I can never indulge in a guilty pleasure. And to appear to have a healthy relationship with food, I can never admit that I like chips, tacos, fried foods, cheese, and some sweets. These things I must look upon with disdain and disgust (or at least some people seem to think I should).

Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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Let’s stay accountable

The other day, after making my sticky buns, I did the unthinkable and tried one. Well, of course I felt guilty and burned 810 calories on the exercise bike for a bun that was the size of a large cookie (not the size of an average bun).  That was Tuesday (keep in mind that I burned 690 calories Tuesday morning). Wednesday morning, I burned 700 calories on the bike and went to the gym for my afternoon workout but was too tired to burn more than 165 calories on the elliptical.  I am not sure if that extra workout Tuesday hurt or helped me in the long run. I also only got three hours of sleep. This morning, I was still burnt out and was only on the bike for 50 minutes and burned (only!) 620 calories.

WHAT GIVES? I give I guess. I am just not happy with it all.

By the way, my sticky buns were very good.

Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 8:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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Calories burned and more…

At the gym yesterday I burned a total of 612 calories. I finally know an accurate account of how many I burned because I now use a heart rate monitor. This morning, I burned 690 calories.  My caloric intake for the day is 1238.

I talked to my long-distance *love* yesterday. We talk everyday. He lives in Canada and I live in Chicago. I still can’t believe that someone like him would be genuinely interested in someone like me. I know he has his flaws but he is very attractive, and I am not. Beauty is not everything but it does account for a lot. No, that is not fair. There is so much to write about that, and I should not do it while I am at work.

Speaking of work, I should get to it.

Published in: on May 11, 2010 at 7:17 am  Comments (3)  
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What’s been baking?

I started off with cookies but found them to be too frustrating. When they worked, they worked but when they didn’t they didn’t. Pictured are the success stories: Chocolate-chocolate chip chipotle, craisin butterscotch oatmeal, and cashew lemon ricotta.

Where it began

I have arrived…what ever that means.

Hi all,

Welcome to Pound of Flesh. I have lots to blog about, weight loss; graduate school; cooking and baking; long-distance relationship; depression; family and friends; and the list goes on. I am just getting started so bear with me.

Published in: on May 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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