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Is this being played forward or backwards?

Is this being played forward or backwards?

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Work in progress

At some point, I will compile my bucket list in to different categories but for now, this’ll have to do. So far I can think of: see, do, learn, and eat. There’ll probably be some overlap between see (as in visit) and do (as in do while I’m in that specific place).

SEE
Corsica
Antarctica
All the provinces and territories of Canada
Denali & Glacier Bay

Sub-SEE [Concerts]
Celine Dion [CHECK!!!! - June 30, 2011]
Weezer
Coldplay
Black Eyed Peas
Linkin’ Park
Eminem 

DO
Hike to the top of Half Dome
Hike the Chief
Skydive
Bungee Jump

EAT


LEARN
Tagalog
Deepen my yoga practice

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There are few things in life that I enjoy doing more than assembling Lego sets. Seeing as how I can’t justify buying $100+ toys for myself, this video’ll have to do. I can’t wait to have kids one day. I’m going to tell everyone my kids love Lego so that I can assemble them haha :)

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Chris Chavez Yoga at Spanish Banks by lululemon athletica on Flickr.Since I dropped off the Cohen bandwagon, I’ve stopped using Tumblr which makes me a bit sad. I’ll have to find another use for this. Like sharing my renewed love for yoga :) I came across this picture this morning and it made me smile. Though I’ve never done outdoor yoga, I can’t imagine there’s anything much better than sharing your practice with nature…and little ones.

Chris Chavez Yoga at Spanish Banks by lululemon athletica on Flickr.

Since I dropped off the Cohen bandwagon, I’ve stopped using Tumblr which makes me a bit sad. I’ll have to find another use for this. Like sharing my renewed love for yoga :) I came across this picture this morning and it made me smile. Though I’ve never done outdoor yoga, I can’t imagine there’s anything much better than sharing your practice with nature…and little ones.

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Your Woman - White Town

Couldn’t stop thinking about a song sampled in one of Milkman’s songs and I finally figured it out! YAY. Nothing better than figuring something out. Or a 90’s one-hit wonder!!

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Where to begin

I’ve been terrible at this whole bloging thing lately. Combination of excuses really. My mother’s been in town which means I have very little time to myself/limited access to internet. That and a lot of international trips as well as general…sadness, among other things. Anyway, this blog is mainly about my losing weight so I’ll focus on that.

The travels have made it impossible to stick to Cohen. That and a problem that started late last year. So right around early December, I started to notice a lot more hair was falling than normal. As I mentioned before, I have several co-workers who are on the same diet and they’ve experienced the same thing. The clinic here recommends Biotin but when I contacted the American one, they told me hair loss wasn’t related to weight loss. I ignored them and started taking Biotin. But it didn’t help. I did some research online and got nowhere. Then the holidays rolled around and I wasn’t worrying about it much. I was too busy enjoying myself at home.

Fast forward to about a month later. I’d say I’ve been following the diet about 75% of the time, in hopes that eating a little more fat will help my hair. My theory didn’t work and I finally forced myself to see a dermatologist after several people commented on how my crown was noticeably thinning. Turns out I have telogen effluvium. In short, I could lose up to 85% of my hair in the next couple months. It’ll grow back afterwards but at this point, there’s little I can do.

So. I mourned my long beautiful black virgin hair and I’m trying to move on. I’ve cut my hair to about chin length. I’m not allowed to blow dry it so it doesn’t look very nice but it’ll do. As for Cohen, I’m going to refeed in the next few weeks. At least so I can maintain my weight for March/early April while I’m traveling for work. I’ll see if my hair starts to grow back and I’ll try my best to exercise and continue to lose without Cohen. I’ve read enough on here and online/am a sensible person.

I know calories in < calories out for me to lose weight. I’m thinking of cardio two times a week and weight training once a week to start. Since I haven’t exercised in ages, I don’t want to go back to my two-a-days I was doing like a year ago. Or wait. That was two years ago. Anyway, with travel etc. this won’t be easy but I’ll find a way. I will get down to a size 4/6. And hopefully somewhere around 120lbs. One way or another. 

Now where does this blog come in to play? I’m hoping it will keep me disciplined and motivated. I need that. Especially now that my closest Cohener quit. Here’s to the blogosphere! Let’s do this!

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Happy Valentine&#8217;s Day! White and dark hearted brownies :)

Happy Valentine’s Day! White and dark hearted brownies :)

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I really need to find the time to go back to blogging

A lot has happened. Minor breakdown. Lots of hair disappearing. Too many tears. And barely any weight loss. That has to change! And it will. But maybe not on Cohen :(

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I want this! Huge window made up of little shelves. Eek.

I want this! Huge window made up of little shelves. Eek.

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This is my life.

This is my life.

Back on the wagon!

I’ve been MIA for a while now because of all the traveling I’ve been doing. But as of today, I’m back on board! I have a month exactly till my friends from college visit and I’m going to be on Cohen 100%. I have about 4.5 weeks to get my act together. My goal is to lose 7.5lbs. This means I need to get my water intake up and just behave all around. After that, the only real time I’ll have to stick to Cohen is April/May and I NEED to be finished this before my birthday. I’m thinking if the next month doesn’t go well, I’m going to throw in some exercise and get those inches off the old fashioned way. I can do this!

Food rundown [20/1/11]:
Breakfast [8:15am] - Steamed egg.
Snack [10:30am] - Saltines (x4) and a baked apple.
Lunch [1:30pm] - Cabbage rolls + saltines (x3). 
Snack [4:00pm] - Saltines + pomelo.
Dinner [7:40pm] - Breaded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Light mayo.

I’m going to try and have as many 2 fruit days as possible because that’s what I was doing at the start of my diet.  I think the key is really the water. Thank God for my Nalgene. It’s going to be my new best friend. Tada!

Popsicle upset that I didn&#8217;t bring him to RI (Taken with instagram)

Popsicle upset that I didn’t bring him to RI (Taken with instagram)

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dontgetittwisted asked: Online? I thought that was only for US residents? It is more affordable... but with the amount of weight I have to lose, it'll come out to roughly the same price. Sorry to be so intrusive! Doesn't matter where the diet's from anyway, just as long as the weight comes off!

Not intrusive at all :) I am from Canada and I travel often so I was able to do it through there. Am starting to thing it might have been better to do it through the clinic here because they are much more helpful and I’m losing my motivation. It’s hard to stick to it when I travel so much.

I seem to have left my discipline back in 2010.

Most people start the year off on the right foot. With good intentions. And resolutions etc. I ended 2010 on a great note. Before Christmas, I’d lost a good 40lbs and had been really dedicated to my diet. I stuck to it day in day out for almost four months. I definitely had my own little diet hiccups but for the most part, I was committed. And now I can’t seem to get back in to that mindset. I need to figure out why stat. I have another 25 to go!!

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dontgetittwisted asked: a whole lot more! should be done by july/august 2011. are u doing your plan via the manila clinic?

I signed up online because the Manila clinic was just too expensive.