Sunday, April 20, 2014
shubzilla:

This is Misty and her Wonder Woman #cosplay is FIRE! #nwc37

shubzilla:

This is Misty and her Wonder Woman #cosplay is FIRE! #nwc37

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vegan Keto Days 28 & 29

Four weeks!

Day 28 is not official four week numbers, but Day 29 is. I’m also going to start posting only 2nd day numbers from now on. If I end up going off carbs, I’ll be sure to mention it. This doesn’t mean I’m going to cheat. This is not a diet you can cheat one day and do okay on following days.

  • Weight: 132.2 pounds (goal 121.5-123.5) (Down 13.6 3 in 4 weeks)
  • % Fat: 24.9 (goal 22) (down 3.7% total)
  • % Hydration: 51.1 (goal 45 - 60%) (up 4.1%)
  • % Muscle: 37.0 (goal: increase) 
  • Bone Mass: 4.6 (goal 5.3)
  • Net carbs: (28) 20.2 g (29) 18.5 (goal <20g)
  • Steps: (28) 13572 (29) 13498 (goal 10k)

Side effects: I have laryngitis from a virus my husband gave me and am tired from life events. I don’t think this has anything to do with keto, but it is also masking any side effects I’m having.

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Something I learned today

 

Wanting to do a cosplay (this is my third ever), I decided on Firestar. So, for Sakura-Con 2014, I put together this cosplay. This isn’t a full-body image, but I really like it, so I’m using it.

I had someone say to me that it takes some confidence to wear a full body 1-piece spandex suit and they admired me for it. I said I wore it because I’m also wearing a mask and wig. 

I think I only felt okay to wear such a suit because my body is returning to what it was like for a number of years before I gain 20+ pounds last year. I’m still 10 pounds away from “normal” but I don’t think I look horrid and I don’t feel horrid. I don’t feel like I’m in somebody else’s body anymore. It feels like mine again. And again, wig and mask.

Interestingly enough, I got a lot of compliments on my body today. Lots of “looking good” and even non-creepy “nice body” type comments. Mostly guys asked to take my picture. Most of them knew I was Firestar. Some even wanted their picture taken with me. I always agree to pictures, even with the creepers because I did dress up and I do want people to know who I am cosplaying. Anyway, that people knew who I was (a character from a early 80s Sunday morning cartoons animated series, Spiderman and His Amazing Friends) and thought I looked good enough to photograph and compliment raised my confidence. 

I am someone who gains a lot of my confidence through others, which is a horrible way to have confidence. I never mastered the self-esteem by self thing. I tend to tear myself down too much and can easily wipe away what people are saying positive about me. But this was really helpful.

Wearing a spandex suit may take some confidence to begin with, but wearing a spandex suit all day in daylight (and on the bus to get home) grants one a lot more confidence.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vegan Keto Days 26 & 27

As soon as I was back to careful carbs and close to 20, 0.4 #/day came off. So, back on track. Goal, stay on vegan keto through April 30. Then, reassess. This weekend I’m at another convention, but it shouldn’t be too hard to stay on keto. Chipotle will be my friend again. However, I’m traveling Sunday through Wednesday. Traveling as a vegan is hard. Traveling as a vegan eating healthy is harder. Really unsure about maintaining keto.

Day 26 I’m skipping numbers. The Fitbit messed up and said I slept the entire evening I didn’t even sit down. That’s not helpful. My carbs were 20.1g.

Day 27

  • Weight: 133.4 pounds (goal 121.5-123.5)
  • % Fat: 24.9 (goal 22)
  • % Hydration: 50.9 (goal 45 - 60%)
  • % Muscle: 37.3 (goal: increase)
  • Bone Mass: 4.6 (goal 5.3)
  • Net carbs: 19.66 (goal <20g)
  • Steps: Fitbit still royally screwed up.

Sides effects: Possible TMI: my digestion has drifted back towards my typical vegan one, but rapidly goes back to the keto digestion. The rash has nearly disappeared, which is nice, even if it starts again. I think that about wraps up my side effects.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

tonidorsay:

The difference between abuse & neglect and genuine love for a child that may be trans.

(Source: theweetosdoesart)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

(Source: feminizt)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vegan Keto Days 25 & 25

I discovered something today. For the last week I’ve been eating pecans and sunflower seeds and recording them at lower levels of carbs than they are. I took the carbs off the labels at the store bulk bins, but today I was in a different store and checked the bulk bins and discovered pecans are 4 times as much as I was accounting for and the seeds were 1 carb more. Likely, I was well out of keto range for several days this past week, but I’m not going to go back and calculate it. I’m just going to move forward. But it means I definitely plan to stay in keto through Sunday and possibly longer. 

Skipping numbers. I’m stuck at the same numbers, more or less, so not worth typing it all out. 

Next time, I’ll give you more details. In other news, today, my rash is disappearing, a clue I’ve likely come out of keto.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
rcmclachlan:

I didn’t see this on my dash at all yesterday or the day before, which made me sad, so I’m posting about it now.
That handsome young man right there? That’s Kwasi Enin, a high school student who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Not one or two, but ALL OF THEM.

The 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight [Ivy League schools], from Brown to Yale.
The responses began rolling in over the past few months, and by late last week when he opened an e-mail from Harvard, he found he’d been accepted to every one. School district officials provided scanned copies of acceptance letters from all eight Monday. Yale confirmed that it was holding a spot for Enin. (x)

Kwasi is 11th in a class of 647 at William Floyd in New York, meaning he’s in the top 2% of his class. He scored 2,250 out of 2,400 points on the SAT. And by the time this kid graduates, he’ll have taken 11 AP courses. He’s also a musician who sings in his school’s a capella group and volunteers in his local hospital’s radiation department.
I just wanted to highlight this kid and his amazing achievements. He’s the kind of future our world needs.

rcmclachlan:

I didn’t see this on my dash at all yesterday or the day before, which made me sad, so I’m posting about it now.

That handsome young man right there? That’s Kwasi Enin, a high school student who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Not one or two, but ALL OF THEM.

The 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight [Ivy League schools], from Brown to Yale.

The responses began rolling in over the past few months, and by late last week when he opened an e-mail from Harvard, he found he’d been accepted to every one. School district officials provided scanned copies of acceptance letters from all eight Monday. Yale confirmed that it was holding a spot for Enin. (x)

Kwasi is 11th in a class of 647 at William Floyd in New York, meaning he’s in the top 2% of his class. He scored 2,250 out of 2,400 points on the SAT. And by the time this kid graduates, he’ll have taken 11 AP courses. He’s also a musician who sings in his school’s a capella group and volunteers in his local hospital’s radiation department.

I just wanted to highlight this kid and his amazing achievements. He’s the kind of future our world needs.