Friday, April 25, 2008

My updates!

Hi everyone, I hope I still have some readers left! No, I haven't fallen off the bandwagon-well I did for a short period of time. I spent the last month and a half traveling around including my first trip to San Francisco; I also went to both Disneyland and Disneyworld within 2 weeks of each other. I'm excited to say that I've gotten my acceptances into the only 2 optometry schools I've applied to. Getting those interviews/acceptances were some of the most exciting things to happen to me; however, I now have a pretty tough decision to make as to which school and city I think I'd be happier in.

My weight loss has been very slow but I am losing. Check back later today for my official weight posting. I'm visiting the country that my dad is from in 2 weeks to attend a cousin's major wedding and I don't want to be the fat cousin. The last time I visited was 7 years ago and wore a size 8 and was told I need to get thinner (in other countries people are blunt about stuff like that). As much as I hate dieting, to speed things a bit I decided to go on the "No No" diet. That's basically where I cut out carbs for 2 weeks. Today is my fourth day and I've done a tiny bit of cheating here and there but overall I'm doing good.

Since I came back home I've been pretty committted to the gym. I go about 5 days a week and I do strength training 2-3 weeks. I've realized that the things I would most like to change about my body is my flabby ghetto booty and my belly. I've started doing the stairmaster to tighten my buns but I found it soooo much harder than the elliptical and treadmill. I'm aiming to incorporate ab exercises after every workout but sometimes I'm too worn out.

Any suggestions as to some effective butt exercises?


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Ready Maid said...

We LOVE the Disney brand. As a matter of fact, this morning, we watched an hour-long program on Disney-guided family trips outside the parks on the Travel Channel.

Great job on the gym commitment and strength training. One suggestion might be to stay on the treadmill, slow the pace, but up the incline to about 8. Your buns will get a benefit similar to the stairmaster.

Keep up the good work.

Stephanie said...

Hey girl - long time no hear from. Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog - jeez, I haven't done an entry in a month. Overwhelming time... Congrats on your acceptances - Do you have to have a medical degree to be an optometrist? Maybe that is a stupid question (especially for a damned lawyer) but I have no idea about that stuff. Anyway - that is great and it sounds like you're on your way to a successful career!

You will be fabulous on your vacation - not to worry. Please try to post more often and I will, too. In fact, I will do one tomorrow and re-commit to blogging regularly. I've been such a flake. Take care, girl.

Irish Mom said...

Excellent job on the excercise, thats my pitfall!! Your stats are amazing!!

amma15 said...

bunbungirl, welcome to my blog! thanks!

ready maid, I'll try that one too, thanks!

Steph, no that's a common question actually. An optometrist doesn't get an MD degree they get an OD degree-MD eye doctors are opthamologists and most of their work is surgery. Update already!

Irish, thanks alot! well if it makes you feel better i didn't start exercising until like the 3rd month of weight loss.