Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eve

Once again, I had a bad day.  I didn't track anything that I ate, although I was pretty busy cleaning and cooking. I don't even want to know how many calories I ate whilst making the three batches of cookies that I baked today.  I'm pretty sure I ate the equivalent of 3 dozen cookies in batter alone.  At least I didn't overindulge during dinner.  I ate a medium-sized portion of Mexican casserole and drank a bunch of water.  IIIIIIIIII also chowed down on 3 of the cookies that I made today.  Ugh.

I just came back from trying on clothes in my closet to wear to church tomorrow.  After squeezing my fat thighs into my black pants and being unable to button them without puking, I've decided to stick to my old standby, the gray pants.  Now I'm sitting here balancing my computer on my gut, hoping that the heat and rays from it will melt the lard that has overtaken my body.

Tomorrow is a new day, and tomorrow I'll continue on my quest for healthiness and hotness!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Mildly Productive Day

As you all know, I'm currently in my "off-quarter" for school, which means a lot of sitting around and feeling fat.  The house is a mess, my room is a complete disaster, and once again, I'm trying to think about how I let myself get this big again.

Today was a day full of cleaning, organizing, more cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry.  I made a Mexican casserole for dinner that, although it wasn't completely healthy, I at a piece and a half (the same amount as my skinny little sister Becky), and called it quits.  I've also been bad about eating the chocolate chip cookies that are laying around, and I need more self control.

Today was a bad day, and I feel fat and depressed tonight.  I just want to get out and get moving and get healthy.  I'm tired of wearing clothes this big.  I want to be able to walk into any store that I want to and buy a pair of jeans that looks fantastic on me.  No more of this plus size BS.  I'm tired of it.  This is it.

So, here are my goals, the dates that I would like to reach them by, and what fun reward I would like to give myself upon completion of those goals.

*Lose 10 pounds by 5/18/2011 (

*Lose 20 pounds by 6/22/2011 (,13076.html)

*Lose 30 pounds by 8/3/2011 (

*Lose 40 pounds by 9/14/2011 ( OR

*Lose 50 pounds by 10/19/2011 (

*Lose 60 pounds by 11/30/2011 (

The search for all of those websites just took me FOREVER, so until next time, goodnight!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Little Bit of Catch-Up.

Hello again to my lovely followers (all two of you).  I see that it has been quite a long time since I've posted, and for that, I apologize.  I have quite a bit of stuff to catch you up on, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.

I passed my National American Veterinary Licensing Exam (aka National Boards), and I was also offered an internship in Elgin, TX.  I will now be one of two equine interns at an amazing hospital as of June!!  I'm so blessed!!

I also finished clinics at the end of March, and now I'm in my "off-quarter".  I already completed an externship at an equine clinic here in Ohio, and I loved it there.  Everyone was so nice and made me feel right at home, AND I was able to see a lot of super cool cases!  My other externship is at the end of May in Texas, and I'm super pumped about it.  I take my Texas State Board Exam on June 6th, so I hope that goes well.  Oath and Hooding is June 11th, and graduation is June 12th.

As far as my diet, the title of this whole blog says it all.  I'm a giant heifer.  I haven't been watching what I eat, unless you count me watching food as I put it in my mouth.  I'm back to being the fattest that I've ever been, and quite frankly, I'm embarrassed.  I'm disappointed in myself for my complete lack of self-control, and I'm disgusted that I let myself get like this again.  Looking at my giant thighs, my huge gut, and my enormous spare tire makes me want to puke.  So, starting today, I'm on the road to a healthier and skinnier me.  I haven't decided whether or not I should post my actual weight on here to monitor my progress and hold myself accountable, so comment and let me know your opinion!

So far today I had:
~ 2 small Tollhouse cookies for breakfast (because I'm cool like that)
~ A tasty salad consisting of:
     * 2 cups of baby mixed greens
     * 1/3 cup of Great Value 2% Reduced Fat Fiesta Blend Shredded Cheese
     * 2 ounces of 98% Fat Free Eckich Virginia Brand Ham
     * A large tomato
     * 2 Tbs. of Kraft Light Zesty Italian Dressing

It was extremely tasty, but I'm still a bit hungry.  I'm going to sit here for about 20 minutes and drink a bunch of water to see if that helps curb my hunger.  In addition, I'll kick back and watch VH1's 40 Most Slimmed Down Celebs for some motivation.

I also started doing some Zumba DVDs that Barb bought months ago.  Today I did the Abs, Buns and Thighs DVD which is about 30 minutes long.  Although it wasn't difficult, I can bet that I'll be feeling it tomorrow.  Tomorrow I'm planning on trying the Rapido! DVD, so we'll see how that goes.  I can just see my fat sloshing around, jiggling with each dance move, and creating tidal waves of lard splashing over the giant shores of my body.  Oh well.  That's why we got the DVDs.  I'm not doing this crap in front of a bunch of skinny wenches who do nothing but exercise anyway.

On another note, dinner smells awesome.  I'm making a pork loin in the crockpot, and it seems pretty darn healthy.  The pork loin is very lean, and I rubbed it with Worcestershire sauce and sprinkled it with Lawry's Seasoned Salt.  I then tucked it into a bed of sauerkraut and dumped two cans of French onion soup over the whole thing.  It smells sooooooo good right now, and it's making my mouth water.

I'll write again soon, and I'll let you know how the pork loin turns out.  Until next time, adios!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, it's already 2011.  I remember starting vet school and thinking how far away that year sounded, and here it is already.  2010 did not end the way that I really wanted it to, and 2011 did not start the best, either.  Calvin and I went up to my parents' house on Christmas day, and had a very nice day with my family.  As part of my Christmas presents, my parents agreed to get my car painted.  The batch of paint that my car was painted with originally was apparently a faulty batch, and has worn thin and dull too quickly, so it is pink instead of red.  My mom and I went to take my car to get painted, and when we got back home, that's when things started going downhill.  My grandma (my mom's mom) lives with us in a mother-in-law suite attached to our house.  When I walked in the door, I found her standing in the back room, very confused.  As I helped her back to her house, she proceeded to have a medical event that involved her collapsing into my arms, and unresponsiveness all while remaining conscious.  It was extremely frightening, and we called the squad to check her out.  She was then taken to the hospital where she remained for 3 nights for monitoring and diagnostics.  They believe that she experienced some sort of small vascular event or internal seizure (where the brain seizes, but the body does not).  After all of that, the doctors said that they feel that it is in her best interest for safety and monitoring that she be placed in a nursing facility.  This comes as a major blow to our family, as she has been living with us for 16 years.  She is now in a pretty nice place, but it's very hard to know that she's not home.  Around that same time, the flu went around my family.  First my mom got it, then my dad, then my little sister, and then Calvin.  Becky (my little sister) got it on New Year's Eve day, and therefore couldn't come with us to our previously planned event.  Calvin, Barb (my older sister), and I went without her instead, and had a really nice time.  The concert was in Cleveland, and it was the Cleveland Pops Orchestra with Stephanie J. Block and Erin Mackey as guest singers.  It was amazing and I'm glad we got to go.  We got back down to Columbus on Sunday, and I was supposed to start my "holiday" rotation (Equine Surgery) today.  Instead, I woke up with the flu.  Also, I found out that I've been turned down for three internship positions.  In addition to all of that fun stuff, I also hopped back on the scale, and found out that I now need to lose 54 pounds to get down to my goal weight.  Lovely, right?  Oh well, as Joe Brown said, "A challenge is an opportunity to prove your ability to yourself and others."  I just need to remember that in these upcoming months, because I'll be facing challenges left and right.  So, for now, it's time for bed, so until next time, goodnight!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mmmm...Christmas cookies...

Well, so far so bad.  The holidays are a terrible time to try and lose weight, especially with the smell of delicious foods wafting through the air and the sweet deliciousness of goodies calling my name.  And yes, as my future brother-in-law likes to point out, "It's all about portion control".  However, in my mind, when I get those delicious peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss in the center in front of me, a "portion" equals one batch.  Ok, not really, but I could certainly eat a dozen without a second thought.  They're just so darn good!!  The marriage of the soft peanut butter cookie with the smooth milk chocolate kiss is Heaven on my tongue.  Anyway, enough about cookies, especially since I just ate two of said tasty cookies.

Yesterday and today have been lovely.  Yesterday, I slept in like a lazy bum, got up, did 20 minutes of Wii Fit yoga, and called it quits.  I mean, I'm trying to get back into it, and I don't want to start off too strong, right?  That's what I like to tell myself at least.  After that back-breaking workout, it was shower time and time for errands.  Calvin and I ran into town (Calvin is my boyfriend of 6 years, for those of you that don't know), and then stopped at the always nutritious Wendy's for some dinner.  After a bacon deluxe, some shared spicy chipotle boneless chicken tenders and fries, and some Dr. Pepper (didn't I say the holidays suck for weight loss?), we headed over to Calvin's grandparents' house (Nanny and Grandpa).  We had a nice relaxing evening of Ohio State basketball, and talk of leatherwork and horses.  At one point Grandpa told me that he had a dog bone grafted into his jaw after he had to have part of his removed from an infection.  Now, in the back of my mind, I was thinking, "There is no way that they used dog bone.  Maybe pig, but that kind of xenograft is unheard of!"  However, Grandpa was so darn convincing that I became a gullible 6-year-old kid. He got up from the couch, walked over to me, and said, "Here, feel it.  You can still feel where they did it."  As I reached my hand up to feel this graft site, Grandpa barked, growled, and snapped at me, making me scream loudly and almost pee my pants.  That led to 10 minutes of laughing and me feeling like an idiot.  Ahhhhh, old humor.  I wish more humor today was that kind.  My dad is of the older age, and I have been blessed to grow up with funny things that he grew up with.  For example, a favorite saying of his is, "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy."  Classic.   But I digress.  After leaving Nanny and Grandpa's, we grabbed a couple of movies and headed home.  (Knight and Day, for those of you who haven't seen it, is a cute little action movie.)

Today, I got up at the crack of noon and headed into Sugarcreek with Calvin for some errands.  Calvin's mom got us each a full body massage as part of our Christmas presents, and we had our appointments this afternoon.  I've never had a massage before, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING.  One full hour of calming music, a warm table, soft blankets, and a massage was fabulous.  I fell asleep a couple of times and found myself deeply open-mouth breathing, which I'm sure is super attractive.  For any of you around the Coshocton area that would like a fabulous massage for a great price, please check out Nancy Dillon at Itta Bena Cabin.  She's amazingly nice and gives a killer massage.  Tonight's dinner consisted of steak, green bean fries and onion rings (because the last two count as vegetables, right?).  It was very tasty, but again, not the healthiest of dinners.  Oh well, it's still 2010, and 2011 is my skinny year.  Tonight will consist of more movie watching, more couch sitting, and possibly more cookie eating.  Ooooops!!  So, until next time, goodnight!! :D

Monday, December 20, 2010


Hello to all of the three people that may actually read this blog!  Here's a little bit of background info.  My name is Liz and I'm a 4th year veterinary student.  I have about 3 months left of clinics on campus, and then I have an "off-quarter", where I will need to complete two 2-week externships.  Graduation is in June, and I'll actually be a veterinarian.  I cannot believe that my schooling is coming to an end!!  I've applied for a few internships in Texas, and now I'm just waiting to hear whether or not I got any of them.  Anyway, along with documenting my vet school journey, I'm also going to be documenting my weight-loss journey, and the road to a new me.  I've decided that I would like to get down to my goal weight this year, which is about 50 pounds lighter than I am now.  It's going to be a rough road, but I figured that writing it down and sharing it with others might hold me a little bit more accountable.  For now, it's late, and I need to go to bed, so until next time, goodnight!! :D