Monday, July 4, 2011

This video is incredibly funny, although not very informative. That being said, watch it. Its hilarious.
Anyone want to streak through the quad with me?

Day 3: 7/4/11, Declaration of Independence

On this great day of our beloved country's Declaration  of Independence I have decided that I will declare mine.

I, Josie, am no longer dependent on food that is bad for me. I will eat food that both my body and my tastebuds love for my body is my temple, and my temple protects my soul. I will no longer eat out of boredom, sadness, loneliness, or just because. I will eat when I am hungry and when my body needs nourishment. I will go to the gym, work out, and give my body the activity that it needs. I will take my vitamins every single day and ensure that I get enough fruits, vegetables, and protein to keep my body healthy. I will drink enough water to keep my body hydrated and clean and my skin soft and clear. I will try food that I haven't tried or haven't liked in the past if it is beneficial to me. I will stop sitting on my couch feeling sorry for myself and actually do enjoyable things with my life. I will finally give in to my dog and take her for a walk. I will stop complaining about how boring my life is and actually do something about it. I will finish old projects and start the ones that I have always wanted to do. I know that I am creative and that there are so many more fun and interesting things that i could be doing than sitting in front of the tv. I could be drawing, creating and writing and reading and living. I will be my own motivation. I will accept myself for who I am and what I've been given but I will ensure that I better both as well as give back. I will be passionate about the things I care about. I will explore. I will appreciate those who love and support me. I will use my basic rights Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness because many people have worked hard and died to give me these basic rights. And by living the way I have am I not fully taking advantage of my rights.

day 2, 7/3/11

so... I have both progressed and regressed (yes, already!) but lets start on a positive note: I have found a way to track my calories in an efficient and REAL way so that I no longer give you these "approximates" and "guesstimations" and flaky math that, to tell you the truth, I didn't even check. That is NO LONGER. On this day, I actually started using the app on my itouch called Lose It! and it is fantastic. Why haven't I used it before? It does all the math and looking up and researching for me. Is it lazier than what I was doing before? Yes. Do I care? Not at all. And I have had it all this time.

Unfortunately, my July 3rd wasn't all progress. No. In fact, I was very very naughty. First of all, i didn't post. Second of all, I didn't go to the gym. And third, I had candy. Watermelon Sour Patch Kids to be exact. And they were GLORIOUS!!!!!! And bad. Oh so bad. That one box of candy was about 360 calories! Thats a meal right there and its all empty calories. There is nothing but sugar and corn syrup and bad-for-you stuff in those wonderful little sour gummies and therefore that is a meal full of nutrients that i missed out on. That being said, i'm not going to obsess over it too much. I did walk, in high wedge shoes, to and from the east parking garage and the home depot parking lot (I had to park that far away because the town square was packed) to watch the fireworks at my town square as well as climb all the stairs to the top. And I did sort of get a "diet" plan in place. All was not lost. In fact, this not so great day (which, as I'm writing this, is yesterday) has spurred me on to do better today. Today, I was freaking Wonder Woman!