Day Three


Lol. I found this picture on Google titled as “Hungry and Angry.” I’m neither hungry nor angry, so it’s not very accurate, but I am feeling thicker around the middle and determined for today to go better. If you’ve read my two previous posts, you’ll know that I succumbed to one very heavy meal each day that pretty much negated the two healthier meals I had. For some numerical cleanliness, I have exactly 8 weeks to go before January 20th and three is my lucky number. :)  Continue reading

Day One

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Whenever I googled for weight loss stories, it was somewhat informative, albeit a little boring, to read about what they had eaten and how they had exercised that day. What I wanted to read more about was how they had tried and persevered for a bit, only to fall off the tracks repeatedly. I wanted to read about their longing for cupcakes and croissants and all of the other starchy things that provide a mouthfeel that vegetables just cannot imitate. Everyone knows what they SHOULD do and what they SHOULD be eating; we’d like to hear the thought processes and struggles of the people who actually do all that they should. So, here is the start of my first day.

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Being Healthy


Hello all!

This post is like many others swimming around on the internet, but everyone likes to read about other people’s struggles, so I’m happy to add more to the mix.

From freshman year to junior year in high school, I effortlessly hovered around 105 pounds. Bagels in the morning with cream cheese? Mine. Someone brought an extra cupcake? All the better. Clubs are selling greasy empanadas on the cheap? My wallet is open. I didn’t think at all about watching what I ate, but I was aware of being disproportionally thin in relation to how much I actually consumed.

In senior year, my weight started sliding up the scale. Month by month, my body expanded, until I topped off at around 128 at graduation. I know 128 doesn’t sound like much, but I barely hit 5’2”, and the extra weight was uncomfortable. The specific numbers are not important, just that I feel/felt, as many others do, dissatisfied and unhappy with my body.

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I Live in Cheongdamdong Ep 117 Recap

We open with Jieun feeling a bit glum that she can only reach Hyunwoo if he’s within a 2.5km radius. She thinks to herself that their relationship is similar to the walkie-talkies; it only exists when they are right next to each other.

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As she’s leaving the restaurant, she meets Sangyeob, who immediately ascertains that she’s feeling under the weather and offers to drive her home or take her someplace to cheer her up. Jieun thinks back to all the times that Sangyeob has acted strangely and realizes that he was trying to prevent her from seeing Hyunwoo with his ex-girlfriend. She refuses his invitation, but says with a smile, “I really have a good friend in you.”

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I Live in Cheongdamdong Ep 56 Baby Recap

You have to love mothers who stand by their children. The spotlight is all on Jieun’s mom Hyeja this episode. Hyeja comes into the restaurant and sees Sangyeob on the phone, so she circles around him, shooting him dirty, woeful looks until he feels so awkward that he hangs up on his friend.

Later, she spots the drawing Woohyun gave Jieun and thinks about Jieun crying over Sangyeob. She leaves the room, having added her own touch to the drawing. Screen shot 2013-08-10 at 12.08.13 AM Screen shot 2013-08-10 at 12.08.50 AM

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I Live in Cheongdamdong Ep 55 Baby Recap

Not much on the Jieun-Hyunwoo front in this episode, but Moosung had a very cute scene. He’s been upset the entire episode that his daughter’s growing up and actually dating someone in the States. He gets the boyfriend’s number and then calls him up.

“MICHAEL,” He barks into the phone before calling him a few choice words in Korean. “WHO ARE YOU?”

Michael responds, “I’m Michael, who are you?”

“I’m Minna’s father!” He shouts, still gruff.

Michael sounds really happy. “Wow, really? How are you?”

Moosung is thrown and then he says, in an accent that sounds adorably French, “I’m fine. Thank you. And you?”

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At the very end of the episode, Sangyeob bumps into Hyunwoo (and, really, if every city were like this, I would be bumping into my kindergarten teacher every day). They pass by each other and Sangyeob turns around, his face still. He narrates, “Coming from Hyunwoo, was her smell.”

Awww. In an earlier scene, Jungmin slept over at Jieun’s house and was surprised to find that Hyunwoo and Jieun not only shared bathrooms, but also shampoo.