Monday, February 22, 2010

When you just want to give up

Hey Everyone,

Lately I have been so fed up with everything. I haven't lost any weight since before Christmas. The good thing is that I haven't gained any either but still, when your goal is to be down to 180 lbs by the end of the year it is frustrating. I know exactly what I need to do: eat less burn more. I have decided to cut my calories down to 1500/day. Currently I am at around 1860 and obviously it isn't getting me anywhere. I am really nervous about it because I HATE feeling hungry and I am worried that I will feel hungry all the time. Anyone have any tips or suggestions as to how to combat this?

On a happier note, I have decided to kick the corporate world to the curb and pursue my passion! I recently started the MBA general program at Capella University and after the first class realized I didn't care about business. As many of you know, I volunteer at the Gillette Children's Hospital on Wednesday nights. Recently I realized that I want to be a Child Life Services Specialist. Capella University just happens to have an MS in Child and Adolescent Development that will fit perfectly with my dream. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to start my program in April! Yay.

Do you think it is possible to have a connection with someone you don't even really know? I feel very strongly for someone I have only met once in passing and I don't know what to do about it. Some peoople out there are probably rolling their eyes thinking that I am crazy but I am 25 and am very aware of my feelings. Anyone have any advice?

Have a wonderful day my beauties :)



  1. I find that snacking on raw foods throughout the day really helps me not feel hungry. I cut up green and red peppers, carrots, radishes, etc.

    If you're really HUNGRY, these will stop that. It also helps you know the difference between hungry and desire to eat.

  2. Cutting your calories will help a lot! As far as being hungry, make sure you have lots of protein at mealtimes. Eggs in the morning, turkey/chicken at lunch and dinner. Snacking on raw veggies like nic said will help, too. You may be hungry in the beginning, but you can do it. You will get over the hungry feelings soon enough.
    I think you should seek the person out and try to develop a friendship with the person you feel connected to.

  3. First - make sure your using those 1500 calories on filling, nutritious foods! I'd stay away from the 100 calorie packs, unless you need a treat, because while yes they are easy and only 100 calories, they aren't filling. Veggies (lots for little calories), lean proteins, good carbs!!!

    Second - Good for you pursing your passion, rather than just running the rat race. And also for volunteering your time - that's awesome!!

    Third - I definitely think you can have an instant connection with someone. I had that with one guy (didn't work out - but it was a useful learning experience). The connection was immediate and undeniable... Good luck with this mystery connection ;o)