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I've had two pairs of jeans that I haven't worn since last summer, or maybe earlier (I can't remember exactly when I last wore them) that had been retired to the bottom drawer of my dresser, in the hopes that one day I'd be able to wear them again. I hadn't tried them on because I was afraid they'd be still too tight and I'd feel awful. But this morning, when confronted with the fact that the only clean pair of jeans was the pair that had been too big for me the day I bought them* I said what the hell and tried one pair of them on.

They're slightly too loose on me. XD I finally feel that I've lost weight. Next goal: get into the shirt I bought in England in 2003 (right before I hurt my back and my activity level dropped, thus spurring a weight gain) that I hadn't given away to goodwill because I liked it too much and kept in the vague hope that I'd lose weight.

I shall probably celebrate by having a Schlotsky's sandwich for lunch. Mostly because I've had a hard time meeting my calorie target the past 3 or 4 days and I think I need to start eating more at lunch instead of having my biggest meal at dinner.

I also tested my aerobic capacity by going up two flights of stairs to the staff break room instead of taking the elevator. Results: still lousy (I was huffing and puffing for quite a while afterward), but slightly better than usual, because my legs didn't burn quite so badly as normal (it's usually amazingly hard to take those last few steps). I also have put "get re-evaluated for exercise-induced asthma" on my List of Things to Do before going to Japan, because I think part of my huffing and puffing and coughing originated from my throat and lungs and not my general lack of conditioning. I was diagnosed with possible exercise-induced asthma about 5 years ago when I was in karate, but I never quite figured out whether it was due to asthma or the combination of out-of-shape and being worked to exhaustion every class. I think I shall attempt to force myself to go up the stairs every day and see if it changes or stays the same.

* They fit just fine in the store, but when I wore them after that, they stretched out enough to be too loose.


Aug. 15th, 2006 12:12 am
telophase: (goku - cheeky monkey)
The Tpop website hosts polls (waay down on the bottom of the left side), and one of the current polls asks what your favorite column is. And so far it looks like the Manga Column is sitting pretty at 51%. Woo!

I shall now refrain from ever looking at the results again so that I can keep this feeling of superiority.

I suppose I really ought to write the next column, huh? *guilt*
telophase: (Asoka - shimmy!)
[ profile] rushthatspeaks's housemate Ada Palmer (Thrud) is the new Fashion/Cosplay columnist for, and [ profile] chrisarrant is the People columnist. COngratulations to both! XD
telophase: (goku - cheeky monkey)
I've been sitting on this news for a while, until the site went live.'s new website went live today, and you are now reading the words of the weekly manga columnist.

You may touch me.*

Anyway, I'd like to thank the approximately 413679316 people who forwarded me a copy of the announcement; I doubt I'd have geared up to send in an app if I hadn't gotten that many copies forwarded. XD

And now my "What sort of things should I write about?" post of a couple of weeks back makes much more sense now, doesn't it?

* But not in an inappropriate manner.

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