A Sarcastic Chemist's Extreme Weight Loss Chronicle

A chronicle of the journey I am taking to become healthy.

Day 100- Epic Fail

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A diet is a marathon, not a sprint.

Every diet has some breaking points, mine happened when I started getting busier at work. I fell behind and then I just got too overwhelmed to start again. But today is the day, starting immediately I am back on my diet. One last diet Mountain Dew for me, back to water and tea. I will go back to Tuesday’s having a new recipe and Friday’s having a new fruit or vegetable.

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I’ve had a set back in my life recently. I lost my job, my contract ended and there was no longer a business need to keep me. So I am back on the job market, I’ve had one interview already and several contacts via phone or email. I was going to move at the end of this month, which I still will if I have a job lined up in the right area. But I am going to take a brief month long hiatus and go back down to Cape Girardeau and finish my Master’s at Southeast Missouri State.

Every time one door closes another one opens right? The interview was for a permanent position so that would be nice not having to live life by a timeline. I will also have more time to blog so hopefully I can keep up with this and get a rhythm going before I go back to work.

I recently joined a couple of book clubs at the St. Louis Public Library in the Central West End. I’m reading the first book now and it’s great reading again. Getting swept away to a new world living life through someone else’s eyes and thoughts. I forgot how much I love reading. My book clubs are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and on the 4th Thursday. So the posts after those meetings will include the new book I am reading. Because diet isn’t just physically it’s mentally. It’s easy to eat while watching television, it’s significantly harder to eat while holding a book. Today I was reading during lunch and I pushed my meal aside and focused on the book. I ate much slower which is what you are supposed to do to help trigger that you are full.


Wednesday’s book club is called ‘Discourse in the Digital Age’, which I thought meant like computer programming. But in the process of talking to someone from the Thursday book club I found out that it is actually a science-fiction and fantasy book club. Which is way more my speed than computers. The first book I am reading from the Discourse book club is “Nova” by Samuel R. Delany. It’s about a futuristic world of space travel and a race to gather a special element from, you guessed it a nova. Check it out here at Nova on Goodreads.


I’ll post about the Thursday book club today as well since I’m getting things caught up. For the Thursday book club we are reading ‘Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. A Memoir of Food and Longing.’ It is by Anya Von Bremzen and I haven’t started it yet so I don’t know what it is about. This is my profile on Goodreads, feel free to add me as a friend to see what I’m reading or my ratings of books I’ve read in the past.

Author: Staci

My name is Staci, I am a chemist by profession. I have focused most of my time on my education and career, so now I'm getting serious about my health.

One Comment

  1. You can do anything you put your mind to. Don’t do this for anyone except yourself. Planning is definitely key. Can’t wait to read more about your success!

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