It's okay though, cause I still have four hours to finish the first assignment! (For the record, I really hate cutting it this close...)
So, off the subject of school, I've resumed the good old calorie counting and busting my butt at the gym as a means of "dieting." I hate that word though. Anything you eat is your diet, so why does dieting mean eating special foods to lose weight? Anyway, I'm tracking on two websites. On loseit.com I am tracking food calories and calories burned from exercises. I'm aiming for 1200/day, but apparently, according to the USDA's website, I eat too much fruit. I thumb my nose at that one, there is no such thing! The other one is fitocracy, and I may have plugged both of these before, but they're pretty awesome sites. I'm currently level 13, and it's always pleasing after a workout to see the "points" that I "earned," especially on days like last Wednesday when I earned 1622 points. I only earned 650 today, but I didn't do all the strength training. Still, it's gratifying.
I am also back on an iced green tea kick. Kirkland imports Ito-en tea bags, which is amazing cause Oi-ocha is what I drank like water pretty much every day in warm weather for four years and if I had known this last summer, oh man, I would have been far less bummed out by the heat. Anyway, they sell it at Costco in packs of 100. It takes about 6 tea bags to make a pitcher of iced tea. If you're going to make it, I cannot stress enough, don't follow the directions on the pack!! They're wrong! Don't let the water reach boiling and don't let it steep more than 30-40 seconds. Actually for iced tea I don't pour the extra powder in either because it makes the bottom of the pitcher funky after a day or so. A great bonus, in 8 oz of Ito-en bottled green tea you get 140% of your daily value of vitamin C. I don't have the box anymore to check the tea bag information, but I believe it's the same. Also, according to WebMD (and popular opinion, at least in Japan), unfermented tea leaves, i.e. green tea, helps control weight. It also has zero calories, unless you're putting other
And that's enough procrastinating for now. My paper is due in 3.5 hours now, so I should probably get going on that... after I pour myself some iced tea. ^__^