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 Post subject: Samantha's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:14 am 
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For those of you who read my introduction (thanks, first of all) you already know that I'm significantly overweight. Well, my sister (a meat eater, always will be, no changing it) is overweight as well and made a pact with me today.

"Both of us will excersize and eat right. Whoever looses the most weight by October gets a free tattoo on the other one's dime."

This is an emotional thing for the both of us. Our parents come home in October from Florida and they have always made comments about our weight. My sister grew up with a much heavier emotional burden because my mom was verbally abusive to her throughout her early childhood. I hope she wins our little competition because I really want her to be happy with her body.

Anyway *tear* that's an emotional subject for me because she such a beautiful person inside and out.

I'm not eating a ton of carbs anymore, or sweets (not that white sugar is vegan anyway).

Today I ate:
0700: Bagel w/peanut butter
0900: handful of almonds
(sleep)
1500: granola/energy bar thing made out of nuts and peanut butter (was delicious)
1700: spinach dip w/tortilla chips
2400: vegetable soup, granola, broccoli, mushrooms, hummus, 1 piece pita bread, cucumber, and green peppers (all raw because I hate every kind of lettuce except romaine, and they didn't have it @ the salad bar @ work


Oh, I also work third shift everyone! 7p-7a

My days usually go like this

School 8am - 5pm
Sleep 530pm-630pm
Work 7pm - 7am
Sleep 715am-745am

And I sleep on Saturday mornings, and have Sundays off

I know it's not healthy, but I live on my own, and up until like a week ago I've been paying 900 dollars a month in tuition on top of that, plus all the expenses of my car, cell phone, and everything else normal people have to pay for, I go to school full time and work full time

So, that's my life in a nutshell :)

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 Post subject: Re: Samantha's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:31 am 
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MadamePhilosophy wrote:
This is an emotional thing for the both of us. Our parents come home in October from Florida and they have always made comments about our weight. My sister grew up with a much heavier emotional burden because my mom was verbally abusive to her throughout her early childhood. I hope she wins our little competition because I really want her to be happy with her body.

Anyway *tear* that's an emotional subject for me because she such a beautiful person inside and out.


Awww. I've been overweight all my life, too. My dad was the verbally abusive one in my family, though. He's even gone as far as calling me a "waste of sperm" and a "fat cow", among other things, right to my face and behind my back (in hearing distance). So I know what it's like. If you ever want to talk, please feel free to message me. I don't mind being there for help and encouragement! :D

Also, good luck to you and your sister! You too both really deserve the best! Show everyone what you two are made of! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Samantha's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:30 am 
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hold the presses?! am i blind stupid or do you acctually just sleep 90 minutes per day?????

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 Post subject: Re: Samantha's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:44 am 
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That is what I thought too, except if you look up to her today's schedule, you will see she slept from 9 AM to 3 PM (6 hours). So she gets enough sleep, just not 8 hours (or more) of continuous sleep. Boy, I remember doing that when I was in my twenties. I worked at a factory at night on the weekends (12 hour shifts) and went to school during the week. I could only do the factory job for 3 months before I burnt out. I took a janitorial job for the 3rd shift after that (7PM to 7AM), and they allowed me to roll my breaks all into a 2 hour break which I slept from 3 AM to 5 AM, and that I was able to do for awhile longer than the first factory job.
My advice to you would be to sleep when you can get it, and eat every couple of hours instead of three big meals all at once. It will give you the energy you need when you need it. You won't spike your insulin levels with the three big meals and the down time of digesting the food. I usually have a bag of vegetables (carrots lately) with hummus close by in a refrigerator some place to eat something in between the three small meals. Kind of like eating six snacks during the day instead.


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