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An anatomy themed Easter? Had a lil fun this morning with my sharpie 🍃
SW: 255 lbs, BMI 41
CW: 252 lbs, BMI 41
GW: 150 lbs, BMI 25
Lunch (12:30 pm)
15-grain Peppridge farm bread x 2 slices = 260 calories
Honey roasted turkey x half a package = 120 calories
Pepperjack cheese x 1 slice = 80 calories
Honey mustard x 1 tbsp = 25 calories
Snack (2:15 pm)
Pretzel crisps x 11 = 110 calories
Dinner (8:15 pm)
-Chicken, brown rice, black beans, red tomatillo salsa, cheese, lettuce
= 635 calories
Oreo x 1 = 50 calories
Total: 1281 calories
I decided today to try finding a way to enjoy something I like and also be a little more careful about how much I eat. Calories-wise, I’m trying to hit something closer to 1200 because I don’t want to slow down my metabolism too much and then make it a lot harder to maintain down the road as well as increase my chances of putting the weight back on. So overall, I’m going to be keeping 1200 as a reasonable goal to aim for, hopefully not going under or over by more than 100 calories on any given day.
So yes, Chipotle. Maybe that sounds crazy and maybe it is, but my ultimate goal is NOT to never eat anything except the same 3-4 meals for the rest of my life or to cook every single day forever. I’ve said it many times in these posts, but my journey has be flexible enough to suit me. That’s why yes, I did get Chipotle and I counted out as much of it as I could. I ended up with something that is pretty reasonable calorie and nutrition wise. In fact, the chipotle helped me meet my fiber and protein goals. What is it really besides a meat, beans, and rice bowl? And for me, this is a huge improvement. I usually pile on with double meat or sour cream, get a tortilla on the side, AND get one of their large cheese quesadillas which together amounted to nearly 2000 calories, and that’s just one meal! I sometimes wouldn’t eat again for the rest of the day because I was so full, which is also unhealthy, but there are many times that I still had another meal on top of that. So I’m happy with what I did today.
One slight downside, though, is that my body is having some trouble adjusting to eating something from outside again. Even though it’s only been a little less than 2 weeks since I started eating almost exclusively homemade or cooked food, the chipotle today is definitely affecting my system just a bit. It’s not particularly painful nor do I feel “sick”, but my intestines are certainly working double time to absorb those nutrients and push the rest through.
Another good thing about having an indulgence like this is that it only makes me excited to continue my healthier eating from tomorrow. I was afraid that having this once would tempt me to just give it up super early in the game because it would be like waving that fast food goodness in front of my face. But, surprisingly, while I definitely enjoyed it and didn’t feel guilty about it, I also feel motivated to balance it with some more clean eating. That’s definitely not how I thought I’d feel, so I’m somewhat proud of my brain for not short-circuiting.
It’s important to keep up with the mental aspect of this whole thing as well. That’s why I do these reflection things. I think it’s so far been helping me continue this for longer than I have in the past when I tried to lose any weight or get healthier. There’s always the mentality of “this time things will be different”, but don’t forget to back that up by actually doing something different too. For me, one of the big differences is definitely blogging as I go, and I’m really happy I decided to do that. Overall, today was a good day and a good lesson in how important your mentality is for any big change or journey you go on. Hold onto that, and you’ll always find the strength to get back up and keep going even when you fall.
Goals for tomorrow
1. Drink 2 bottles of water
2. Make both my meals at home
3. Aim for about 1200 calories
4. Sleep for at least 7 hours
That’s all for tonight! On to the next one…
“HE SOOTHES MY DESOLATE HEART. LIKE MEDICINE. SO I OVERDOSE ON HIS LOVE. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. WHILE I SLEEP.”
1/30 days of productivity - 04.20.2019
Finally decided to start this challenge!!
April has been kind of hard on my motivation, and I’ve been on a really long slump and feeling burnout pretty much everyday + plus having a lot of existencial crisis on whether I’m really making the right choices these days…. The result of that is that I ended up letting most of my uni subjects pile up, because I didn’t have any energy and motivation to do things in the last weeks (like, all things, even my hobbies and other activities I enjoy).
Today I was able to get out a bit of my slump and do some productive things, so I’m starting this challenge today in an attempt to maintain this productive mood of mine and get my normal life and academic life back on track :)
(this is an old photo btw, couldn’t take a good photo for today)
Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism’s DNA. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. A recent one is known as CRISPR-Cas9, which is short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9.
CRISPR-Cas9 was adapted from a naturally occurring genome editing system in bacteria. The CRISPR-Cas9 system works similarly in the lab. Researchers create a small piece of RNA with a short “guide” sequence that binds to a specific target sequence of DNA in a genome. The RNA also binds to the Cas9 enzyme. As in bacteria, the modified RNA is used to recognize the DNA sequence, and the Cas9 enzyme cuts the DNA at the targeted location.
Although Cas9 is the enzyme that is used most often, other enzymes (for example Cpf1) can also be used. Once the DNA is cut, researchers use the cell’s own DNA repair machinery to add or delete pieces of genetic material or to make changes to the DNA by replacing an existing segment with a customized DNA sequence.
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Housework could keep brain young: Every extra hour of light physical activity per day was linked to 0.22% greater brain volume, equal to just over a year’s less brain ageing, suggests a new study (n=2,354). https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/19/household-chores-keep-brain-young-research-suggests?T=AU
My board exam is coming!!
Man, showing lymphatic system, seen from the front. Line engraving by Kirkwood & Sons, after Birnie, 1813.
04.17.2019 // so exhausted & ready for Easter break
I miss my parents
WOW 😍😍😍 my best friends grow is unbelievable! All pics by him.