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Sep. 30th, 2006 | 09:52 am
posted by: chanpai in chananddamon

Starting weight: 222
Current weight: 214
Goal weight: 140
Pounds lost: 8
Percentage of goal: 9.76


Weight Loss

Sep. 28th, 2006 | 08:30 pm
posted by: chanpai in chananddamon

Personal reminder

Beginning weight: 222
Current weight: 218
Goal weight: 140
Percentage of total: 4.8%



On Spirituality

Jun. 16th, 2006 | 08:14 pm
location: the loveseat
mood: motivated motivated
music: Rap blaring from someone's car
posted by: chanpai in chananddamon

You might say I'm taking getting married as an excuse to start over. Well, in a way it is. I have a new family unit now, one that I am the head of, not just a part of. I changed my name-- that's a pretty fresh start! And we really have begun the rest of our lives together. All of that is pretty heavy stuff.

Part of my transformation is I am going to go back to church. Since I came back from Bible college, I haven't gone with any regularity. That being said, I deeply miss it, and I deeply miss that time with God. I never went, though, because Damon always opted to stay home.

I'm not going to let that stop me now. Sure, I may be shy, and it may take time for me to meet people, but I love that time I have with God, and that's what it's about. Damon expresses his spirituality differently, and that's ok. It's just taken me this much time to get over.

Now, I have a list of 46 things to do this weekend that I ought to get started on. Most of it is cleaning, but I want the house in some sort of order by the time Damon gets home.



Jun. 16th, 2006 | 04:51 pm
location: work
mood: happy happy
music: the hum of the call center floor
posted by: chanpai in chananddamon

Things to do before my one year anniversary, broken down in monthly goals:
Month 1: Go to the gym everyday (I am over the flu, and I being tomorrow on a Saturday because I am a glutton for punishment)
Month 2: Stick to my daily and weekly cleaning schedule (cleanliness is next to godliness)
Month 3: Wear make-up every day (I can look like a girl!)
Month 4: Stop wearing boys clothes every day
Month 5: Eat a balanced diet on a regular basis (no more of this "go out seven times a week" nonsense)
Month 6: Cook for myself. Actually cook. Without burning the house down.
Month 7: Read everyday. Books on tape count (and I can incorporate this into the gym)
Month 8: Make some success with that whole college-thing I've been trying to do.
Month 9: Start taking yoga!
Month 10: Fit into all of my old clohtes (from the size 8 era, not the size 6 era)
Month 11: Complete a knitting project once a week (there is only one way I will get better)
Month 12: Get 7 hours of sleep every night.

Some of these things may seem a little subservient, but from what I have learned so far, I love being a wife. And if my weddign taught me anything, I love being a girl. I want to take care of my husband as well as he takes care of me. Most importantly, I want to take care of me as well as my husband does. I have already (mostly) quit smoking. It's hard, and I've been eating like a fiend, but that's why I decided to start going to the gym.

About all that, it is unfair for me to be anything else than in tip-top shape for my husband. First, it is my husband's job to make sure he doesn't commit infidelity, but it is my job to make sure he doesn't want to. Secondly, the better of shape you're in, the easier childbirth his (though we don't plan on having kids for at lest five years, I might as well begin the prep work now). And I don't want anything to happen to me. Sure, I have life insurance, but why make it pay out at 25? I want to live a long, wonderful life with my husband.

And, I want my damn house clean.

On one other note, I am superbride. My thank you cards are done.

Coming soon: photos


I'm married now

Jun. 11th, 2006 | 04:08 pm
location: the loveseat
mood: tired tired
music: Ladytron
posted by: chanpai in chananddamon

Owie. I hurt.

Wedding receptions are a lot of fun in my family, but I am really, really sore. I am looking forward to sleeping like the dead tonight but not to going to work in the morning. I suppose that's what happens when you decide not to take a honeymoon for finanicial reasons.

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I feel that it is my duty to keep my husband happy. Specifically, I feel that it is his job to make sure he doesn't cheat but my job to make sure he doesn't want to. This philosophy, paired with the fact that I want to be in excellent shape by the time we start having kids, means that I want to go to the gym starting now. Well, tomorrow. Tomorrow morning before work to be most specific. I may not be a morning person, but it means something to me. I was huge in our wedding photos, I don't want to be huge in our anniversary one.

We consummated :)

Let the bean counting begin!