I stopped writing in here a couple months ago (mostly because I don't think anyone was reading it!), but I figured that it's probably time for an update.
I hit 164.2 this morning, for a total of 13.8 lbs down this year. I've been eating mostly Primal, though I've had some fits and starts in there. I've also lost about 4 inches off my hips. Though I haven't dropped a pants size yet, those magical shrinking pants have finally stopped shrinking and started to feel loose. I'm hoping another inch or two will get me into size 10s (I'm in 12s right now). I'm moving in August and I'm going to need to replace my pants before then. I'd really love to replace them with 10s.
I've been LHT only sporadically, mostly because my bellydancing schedule has gotten pretty busy. For instance, this week I had three hours on Monday night (my usual classes), an hour and a half tonight, and then another hour or so tomorrow night to prepare for a performance at a festival on Saturday. On Sunday, I have a couple hours of dress rehearsal and then a performance. After Sunday, though, the extra rehearsals go away for awhile, so hopefully I'll be back to LHT twice a week. Now that the weather has warmed up, I've been trying to walk for half an hour at lunchtime at least three times a week. I haven't had a lot of time for longer walks after work, but I think I'm making up for that with the extra dancing!
In other news, a lot of the stress and uncertainty about my future is gone, because I finally know where I'm going to be in the fall! I was accepted with full funding (tuition plus a stipend) at Virginia Tech for a PhD in Industrial Engineering, so that's where I'll be heading. The bad news: grad school is a significant pay cut (I'll get about a third of what I'm making now) and I'll be living about 4-5 hours from my BF. The good news: more unscheduled time during the day and a lot of walking and biking trails in the area. I've also been told that there's a great farmers' market there, so hopefully I'll have access to better produce than I do here. Not to mention the biggest plus of grad school: I'm doing something I actually like and I'm not stuck in a job I hate that makes me wake up at ungodly hours of the morning.