Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Petition has been filed (Day 537)

Hi all!

Happy Tuesday! How is everyone doing today? It's another dreary day here, not rainy/snowy but not sunny by any means. Thankfully it's not too cold, just about 30 right now and it's suppose to be in the mid-30's this week. I cannot wait until spring is here, I'm tried of all this stupid snow. Even though it's colder outside, I'm sitting in here with my delicious cup of coffee and savoring every sip. :) Yesterday I didn't get to catch up on as many blogs as I had hoped (and I currently have almost 1000 unread blogs, this is going to take me awhile), but hopefully today I can catch up on some more because I have all of my homework finished for this week. All I can do is wait until my classmates post their discussions and then respond to them. 

This afternoon I was so relieved. I received an email from my universities financial aid office saying that my loan went through so my account is no longer on hold! I was so worried about this because I couldn't register for next sessions classes while on hold. Now I should be all set financially for this next session as well. That is a major relief off my shoulders, because I was quite worried about it. 

Oh, I have amazing news. After I posted yesterday, I went to the post office and sent off the petition for Abid's visa! Ah!! The process is starting now. It should be in the mail today and the office should receive it later this week or next week. I'm nervous, excited, anxious, all feelings like those! Abid was able to come online this morning and I was able to tell him (and I was beyond excited when I saw that he came on Skype).   He was so excited when I told him that I sent in the petition. Oh my goodness, it was so amazing being able to see him again. I hadn't seen him in 33 (long) days, you have no idea how wonderful it was. We didn't get to talk long, only 15 minutes because he was very tired after a long bus ride, but at least we got to see each other. :)

Yesterday on my SparkPeople blog, I posted a little review since my last posting there (about 3 weeks ago). But why I'm telling you all this is because I want to go over the review of my 2013 goals and how I'm doing with them so far. So here is what I posted on that blog yesterday about my goals: 

I'm well on my way to reaching my goal of 250 pounds by the end of the year. I'm currently at 285.4, so I'm 35.4 pounds away from that currently. The carb cycling should help lower my body fat percentage. I'm working out more consistently again and lifting more. Honestly, I don't think I'll be able to walk a 5K in under 45 minutes, but we'll see. I'm close to being down a clothing size already. I haven't completed the 30DS yet, because of a few injuries, but I will finish it before the year is out. I've been doing great with my water intake, at least 100 oz every day. 

This carb cycling is workings wonders, not only on the scale but also with how I'm feeling. It don't remember the last time I've snacked in the evening. I'm feeling fuller more often and so much more satisfied. This is such an amazing feeling. Before I started carb cycling, every day I would have an inner war with myself over food. Eating when I'm stressed, sad, happy, bored, etc... I never felt satisfied. And usually I would give into my cravings and feel guilty afterwards. I've been at this for about a week and a half and I haven't had those feelings even once. You all have no idea how much this means to me, it brings me to tears. I've fought and fought and fought with food my entire life, and I finally feel like I have a positive relationship with it. It's a wonderful feeling. But anywho... Here's the recap of yesterday:

I'm getting the hang of these low carb days and my protein levels are getting much better. I was super low on my fats yesterday, but it is what it is. This morning I got in a nice 1.35 mile walk while on the phone with one of my friends. :) It was nice and I feel great. Tomorrow I'm starting to increase my mileage though, the goal for tomorrow is 1.75 miles and then 2 miles on Friday. Plus some upper body strength training.

Well it's time to fix some lunch, watch some baseball and get caught up on all those blogs. Have a wonderful day everyone! So until next time.



  1. Sounds like you have a lot of positive things happening for you!! It's always nice to get good news and to see progress toward your goals, way to go! You've inspired me to set some goals for myself too..goal #1: set some goals:)

  2. So much good news in one post! Congrats on staying on track towards your goal - I think you can totally do it! And I'm so so excited that you're getting other good news as well!