GINORMOUS BINGE OF POSSIBLE DEATH (Day 82)

Folks, this diet has slowly been killing me. I had an all out binge…. sadly, I even have pictures to prove it.

I pretty much woke up and ran out of the apartment screaming “NOOOOO MOOOOOREE EGGS! NOOOO MOOOORE BEANS! YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!” After finding the nearest fast food place, I snuggled into a warm, plastic seat, and ordered a delicious mound of  Hardee’s Monster Biscuit.

BISCUIT OF MONSTER

Of course I had to wash it down with coke and rum for a morning boost before driving (swerving) to class.

DELICIOUS COKE AND RUM MORNING MISTAKE

Now when I’m drunk, I crave cigarettes. I smoked 14 packs.

IMPRESSIVE SMOKING IS IMPRESSIVE

On my way to class I decided to stop at one of my favorite famous Atlanta establishments, The Varsity. I ate three servings of onion rings and had a frosted orange milkshake to wash it down.

DELICIOUS!

When I got back into my car, it wouldn’t start due to the heavy object in the front left seat. I got out and walked to school (no big, just 10 miles), and found myself starving in time for class. Luckily, it was FRY DAY FRY DAY FRY DAY, a day of FRIES and FUN FUN FUN. My art professor decided that it was time for us to use a new medium, french fry grease and chocolate milkshakes, to express ourselves. Naturally, after art, we munched on our new art supplies.

YESSSS!!!!

Following art class I decided to go on a bike ride with that friend who always puts her hands in my picture. On our way around campus, we ran into K. Together, the three of us went to Taco Mac and had 17 Blue Moons between the three of us. They told me I had eight beers, I only remember drinking six. Whatever.

K's little friend got in on the fun too!

Following our trip to Taco Mac, it was lunch time. We decided to go to Burger King. Double Whopper with cheese, here I come!

I WAS AS HUNGRY AS A DOG WHO ALWAYS THINKS IT'S HUNGRY

Naturally, I washed it down with a large Dairy Queen Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard.

SO MUCH DEATH

And Dairy Queen fries.

SO MANY FRIES FOR FRY DAY

Following this, I was feeling a little bit full, so I decided to lean back and digest for a few hours. Come 4:00, I was craving something sweet, so I decided to have another chocolate chip choreo from a few cheat days ago.

COOKIES OF DEATH

This held me over until dinner. I was feeling so free from the diet that I didn’t even notice that I didn’t eat enough protein this morning, so as a pre-dinner snack, I had 10 slices of bacon. Real bacon. With sugar and butter. Fuck yes.

OMFG I LOVE EATING DECAYING ANIMAL

For dinner, Aaron and I decided to go out to a lovely establishment called KFC, because we roll southern style. Aaron didn’t want to go off the diet, so he brought beans and lentils to hold him over. However, after watching me devour two containers of KFC popcorn chicken, he decided to go crazy and have a banana. I don’t know what he was thinking.

MAKIN' MAH BELLEH POP

Following the squats that Aaron insisted on, we decided that we would both grab dessert. After taking our alpha lipoic acid, aged garlic extract, and green tea extract, we hurried over to The Cheesecake Factory. I had a Brownie Sundae Cheesecake (which I will likely also have tomorrow, because tomorrow is cheat day).

CHEAT CHEESE CHOMP

After this… I decided I was full. You can start calling me Michael Phelps.

Totals Day 82

I am now going to go take a shit for the next 36 hours. Peace.

xx
Suzie

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I WILL Fit Into This Dress (Day 45)

For those of you who have been with me since the beginning (thank you!!), you might remember this purchase: the Lilly Pulitzer “Franco” Prep Green Dress.

The Pretty Dress

I, however, have yet to wear this dress. It’s been sitting, lonely, in the depths of my closet, waiting for someone to wear her. I haven’t even clipped the tag yet!

The dress I have never worn, tag included.

Why did I buy a dress back in January and still haven’t worn it yet (besides the obvious fact that it’s a sundress)? It’s a size four. I am currently a size six. That means that this dress, my dress, is a goal dress. Like people work towards fitting in to their old favorite jeans or aim to lift 200lbs, I want to fit into this article of clothing by the end of the semester. It’s entirely doable.

So blogosphere, meet Goal Dress. I will try her on when my waist is below 27″ and my hips are below 35″. This is entirely doable.

Food today was good.

Egg whites and faux mashed potatoes (Breakfast).

Chicken breast and salad (Lunch).

Taco salad and two chicken thighs (Dinner).

Totals Day 45

Until tomorrow,
xx
Suzie

Back to Sanity (Day 7 Breakfast)

I definitely wasn’t the only one feeling the effects of cheat day. Twitterers everywhere were complaining about the side effects of cheat day. Yuck! And the effects of binge day were undeniably expected.

From 4HB Team

Right. Gross. Now that I’ve had my supplements and breakfast though, I’m feeling much, much better.

8 oz black beans mixed with vegetables, and 1.5 full egg + 1 egg white omelet with turkey bacon

Now doesn’t that just look much healthier? It felt much healthier on my belly too.

Breakfast totals

Since eating I haven’t had any cramps and my energy level has increased dramatically. That’s a good thing too, because it’s beginning to sound like we need to go back to the grocery store already, and do it before lunch. We’re already running out of some supplements and we’re almost completely out of veggies, which is absolutely required for taco salad. The list:

Supplements:

Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Green Tea Flavanols
Vegetables:
Cauliflower
Broccoli
String beans
Lettuce
Peppers
Meats:
2.5 dozen eggs
Turkey Bacon
Chicken

I doubt (seriously hope) that this is going to be another $100 grocery run. I don’t think I could afford it right now, especially since Lilly Pulitzer is on Rue La La! Yes, I bought myself a sundress. And I promise, promise, promise to be good for at least a few weeks so that my wallet can recover from my fashion addiction.

 

Lilly Pulitzer "Franco" Prep Green Dress (Cute, amirite?)

Until later this evening!

xx
Suzie

Feed the Bear (Breakfast, Day 4)

Get in my belly! I had what felt like a complete breakfast this morning, but when I plugged in to Spark People, I found that I only consumed 251 calories. I’m full for now, but I will likely have a snack before lunch. I’m worried that the lack of calories is making me hallucinate though… ya’ll are seeing what I’m seeing, right?

Yeah. I thought it was weird too. Anyways, my breakfast:

Mixed veggies, 2.5 slices turkey bacon, 2 eggs whites + 1 whole egg omelet, salsa, and (not pictured) one scoop sauerkraut

Breakfast totals

All of the stress over this diet has sent me on a bit of a shopping binge. Last night, Gilt Group was being SO MEAN: they had a Betsey Johnson intimates sale! I couldn’t resist.

I bought the whole set ($34)

It was so pink and cute and I needed to replace my current one ANYWAY so... $32

To make matters worse, I had been pondering and pondering over whether or not I would buy a necklace pendent for the past week. I finally caved and bought this adorable necklace from Etsy (from Lemayhem‘s shop).

Supercute, right? Right. $32

Totally worth it.

Until demain… or later today.
xx
Suzie

The NYC Lilly Pulitzer Store

It’s two stories of pink and green and fashion nestled into Madison Avenue, and yes, it’s everything I thought it would be and then some. After perusing the $350+ dresses, shauls, shoes, and skirts, I hustled upstairs, boyfriend in tow, to shop Lilly’s sales. I made out with two purchases that match, cost less than a Benjamin together, and are naturally quite cute.

The first thing I got is a conductor shirt. White base, thin navy lines, and a curve that matches my body when it was a size 6… and yes, I was naughty and bought myself the six. I figure that I was a six just three months ago so I’ll surely fit back into it soon, right? Right. On-sale motivation goes into the Lilly tote.

I also got a harlequin green cable-knit sweater vest, size M. It fits me perfectly and covers up a bit of the pull from the shirt. It is a new addition to my wardrobe in the gorgeous and glorious section.

xx
Suzie

Cosmic Linear Weave Neville Jacket

my wallet didn't think so though

I needed a new blue blazer anyway

I found this jacket at Nordstrom’s latest sale. I can’t tell you how gorgeous this jacket is up close; it actually glistens! Granted, I spent a majority of some old birthday money on it, but Mum insists the purchase was worth the investment for job interviews.

The supercute button is easily replaceable and the jacket looked great with jeans along with my blue and black interview pants. Can I go shopping as a reward for shopping?

This is me, naked

I am not obese. Okay, I once was, a decade ago, when I had to have hormonal treatment to try and avoid surgery for a stomach condition, but that time is long, long gone. Well… at least I thought it was. Within the past four months I have jumped almost 15 pounds, making me, once again, “overweight.” Quite overweight, in fact. I might even go as far to say, “Suzie dearest, you aren’t healthy. It’s time to change, once and for all.”

This blog is just a start. It is going to track my life transformation (not my “hopeful” transformation or “maybe” transformation—I have been using those words for too long!) while I learn and implement new ways to exercise (any exercise will be a great start!), eat healthily, healthy coping mechanisms (this is going to need work), and, for fun, musings on one of my favorite hobbies: fashion.

As of now, I am need to go out to the store and buy a tape measure. My life and fitness goals:

~ Run a mile without stopping ~
~ Run a 5K ~
~ Run a 10K ~
~ Fit into my 28″ pants again ~
~ Fit into a 26″ pair of pants ~
~ Fit into a 25″ pair of pants ~
~ Stop biting my nails ~
~ Do a pull up ~
~ Do five pull ups ~
~ Have ab definition in my stomach ~

I certainly have the capability to reach each of these goals. It is time, Miss Suzie, to learn some patience and respect for my body. Weight loss starts now.