monthly hopes and dreams

Hopez and Dreamz: June

Like my list of categories isn’t random and unorganized enough (one of these days, I will do something about them), here I am creating a new one. This has potential to make sense, though, so I’m not very worried about adding to the clutter.

This June, I hope to lose weight/get into shape/stay fit. It’s ridiculous how much my midsection disgusts me and I am not being cute when I say that. I snapped a couple of photos this morning but I’m going to keep those to myself until I have acceptable “after” photos of my tummy. My metabolism isn’t the same anymore (plus all those years of guzzling down beer is catching up on me) so I have to be really careful. I’ve been working out daily for… well, the last two nights which isn’t a feat of any sort but it’s a start.

My goal for this month is to get back to 110 pounds. I weighed myself mid-May and was sad to see that I was 117 pounds. I vowed to lose those 7 pounds but I got lazy and had too much fun with beer and food. My weight today? Still 117.

I’ve also been reading up on how to boost my metabolism. Most of it are things I already know (yet don’t do) like eat breakfast, eat several small meals throughout the day etc etc. The fun ways to boost my metabolism: drink more green tea (except I don’t like regular green tea because it’s bitter and the flavored green tea brands in the market are sugar bombs) and eat more yogurt.

I also hope to eat a little healthily this month. This is going to be tough considering I am totally jonesing for McDonald’s (I blame the intern who had McD’s in the pantry a coupla hours ago) and some cake right now. I’m definitely not going to deprive myself of the “bad” stuff but I will TRY. Maybe I should start taking vitamin supplements, too? Anyway, I had steamed chicken breasts (that turned out to be delicious!) on red rice for lunch today so that’s a start (yay, me! Two starts!).

Just those two little goals for June. Other things I am looking forward to this month:
1) getting my second tattoo (tomorrow!)
2) Hanson’s fifth studio album, Shout It Out (June 8th)
3) getting paid (well, duh)
4) Eclipse!

Wish me luck!

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  • Reply Lauren June 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I miss smoking. Don’t quit smoking. That shit makes you fat.

  • Reply Xyla June 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see your next tattoo!

  • Reply Rick June 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Helga,
    Love your blog and project 365, which are both creative and very entertaining. Thank you for sharing your talents in photography and writing with all of us!

  • Reply Rick June 6, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    ok, not sure if last comment went through. Long story short: Love your blog! :)

  • Reply anonymous June 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    i saw you on axe facebook fan page

  • Reply Christina June 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I am in love with the new Hanson cd! I like it a lot better compared to The Walk.

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