I was ten pounds lighter when I started dating my boyfriend four years ago. This summer, I got really fed up when I reached the heaviest weight I have been since highschool, so I just started eating less. Now, I’m down 8 pounds so I only have 3 more to go to reach my goal which is really cool. I need to start exercizing more, but at least the food thing is under control (which is half of the damn battle).
PolyStyrene's Life List
1. finish school
2. Improve my photography skills
3. spend more time writing
4. move to the desert
5. get a mohawk
6. do charity work
7. learn basic Italian
8. learn to cook. Really cook.
9. start doing Yoga
10. Reduce my ecological footprint
11. Stop fearing death
12. learn ikebana
13. become a better speller
14. live in the 1920s
15. lose ten pounds
16. Walk 10,000 steps per day
17. Play the piano more
18. create a list of 100 must-read books and read them.
19. Learn all the words to the Harrigan song
20. See the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis
How I did it: I went through a temp agency. They were pretty disorganized but they did place me in a job where I had room to advance. I worked 3 months as a temp and then I got hired on in the position that I was temping in. I worked another 6 or 7 months in that position (which I was not thrilled with, but I needed the money) until I was offered a better position in the company, which I am currently enjoying. I worked my t… Read how I did it…
Lolita, Madame Bovary and Clockwork Orange are all amazing books. Here are the ten I would like to read before the end of the year-
The Fortunate Pilgrim- Mario Puzo (I’m just finishing it now so I shouldn’t really add it to the list)
Interpreter of Maladies- Jhumpa Lahiri
China Men- Maxine Hong Kingston (I read the first 100 pages at the beginning of the summer. I need to finish this before the end of September or i’ll have to start all over again).
The Continental Op- Dashiell Hammett (Most likely my next selection as I want to give this to a friend before his birthday next month).
Labyrinths- Jorge Luis Borges (Tried reading this when I was 18 to little avail. Hopefully seven years will have added some much needed patience).
Geek Love- Katherine Dunn (A friend got this for my birthday several years ago and it is still on my “to read” list).
Journey to the End of the Night- Louis-Ferdinand Celine (I got this for Christmas in 2003. I read about half of it and put it down. I think there may be a pattern emerging here).
The Marquis of O- Heinrich von Kleist
One Day of Life- Manlio Argueta
If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem- William Faulkner
Defy the Darkness (A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele)- Joe Rosenblum with David Kohn (My boyfriend gave this to me two years ago when we started dating. I am very interested in the subject but have just overlooked it when it comes time to read).
Okay, there we are. I’m looking forward to finally reading these before the end of the year.
Well, I seem to be down a pound to 127 from the 128 I weighed in at last week though I am still up a pound from where I was three weeks ago (126). I put on 2-3 pounds easily in a week. My comfortable weight is between 125-130 (i’m 5’6) but I want to see if, by cutting out sugar and actually exercising, I can increase my muscle mass and get rid of the fat. That might actually result in me gaining weight which is fine as long as I don’t look as flabby as I do now. What I would like to do is get down to 120 first and then start on a high protein, high intensity work-out. Like I said, I don’t care about being a twig but i’m sick of all of this stupid jiggly stuff.