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GG - Wednesday Apr 25, 2012
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 98.0

Oh wow, it has been ABSOLUTELY FOREVER since I last logged on to this web site! It's incredible HOW MUCH has changed! Incredible I tell you! I live in Los Angeles now and I am a television/web entertainment host! I am truly living my dream right now, and it will hopefully only continue and get better from here! I have high hopes!

That being said, I would ADORE IT if you would all watch my web series I have created. It's called GiGi Eats Celebrities! It is essentially a celebrity infested stew of diet and fitness trends. Grab a ladle and serve yourself up some grub! LOL!

All of the episodes can be found at: http://youtube.com/gigieatscelebrities

They can also be found at my blog: http://gigieatscelebrities.com

Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/gigieatscelebrities

Episode 6 comes out May 1!! Lots of buttery action is going on in that video! ha ha ha!

I really hope everyone who watches my web series enjoys it! I have been working VERY hard on it! VERY HARD! Right now I am working on marketing with has proven to be quite a b**ch, ha ha! It's very hard to get people to watch my videos, comment, etc... but I am going to keep on trucking! You cannot give up!! (That goes for ALL of you who may be struggling with weight loss and gain!)

I really hope that all of you who supported me oh so many years ago, come back to my journal and say HI and tell me everything that has occurred in your lives!!! I have been gone for an eternity!! Five years! Wow! I am definitely a changed woman.

Progress as of today: -21 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

V on 04/26/2012:
Welcome back and congrats on living your dream :)

supercheese on 04/26/2012:
Wow sounds great!!! have a great day!

Umpqua on 04/26/2012:
Wow, it has been forever, good to see a familiar name pop up again! It sounds like you're in a wonderful place now and enjoying life, I'm so happy for you. I will definitely check out your web series!

legcramps on 04/26/2012:
Welcome back!

gg on 04/27/2012:
AH THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! More updates to come that's for sure! :)

Kati on 05/07/2012:
Are you looking for additional support, motivation, and inspiration? Are you interested in getting to know us on a more personal level? If so, I have just the thing for you. The Diet Diaries Facebook group is a completely secret group that allows members to be more involved with individuals by participating in challenges and ongoing discussions about mental and physical health (as well as some fun non-health topics). Are you concerned about privacy? No worries, I created this group to be completely secret so your FB friends will NOT be able to see that you are a member of this group or the posts you leave on the group page. Its totally confidential!

If you want to join, all you need is a Facebook account! Just send a message to dietdiaries@ymail.com that includes your facebook page (go to your profile page and copy the web address that shows up in your browser into the email) and your DD name. Then, one of the three FB group administrators will answer your request with a FB friend request. Once you accept the friendship request, we will invite you to the group! :)

Hope to see you there!

GG - Friday Oct 19, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

So I think I have mono because lately I seriously feel as if I am going to keel over and die! If anyone of you have had mono, can you tell me what you felt like so I can get to the bottom of WHY I FEEL SOOOOOO CRUMMY and MISERABLE!

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/19/2007:
Take a simple blood test to be sure. Lots of things can cause fatigue.

fritters on 10/19/2007:
You might also me iron defecient - go get a blood test. Happy weekend!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/19/2007:
FEEL BETTER!!! :) If you really feel sick, go to see a doctor. Is the weather over there bad? Get some rest.

hollybelle on 10/19/2007:
Sorry you feel so bad. Do you feel like sleeping all the time? Rather than try to diagnose yourself - why not just make a trip to the doctor and find out for sure. They can test you and you can know and start feeling better sooner. Good luck - take care!

Donkey on 10/19/2007:
Go to the Student Health building or dept. and get a blood test. Mono is really contagious, so it's almost a matter of public health and not just your own personal health. My brother had it; he said he felt exhausted but no other symptoms.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2007:
HI GG!!! I hope you are enjoying your college break and that you're ok! :) I miss you!

amanda8419 on 12/31/2008:
just checking to see if you are still around. if you are we would love to hear how you are!

GG - Saturday Oct 06, 2007

Weight: 0.0

GG - Wednesday Oct 03, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

So Tonight I am thinking Sable Fish (Black Cod) for dinner...does anyone have any good recipes they want to share with me? Nothing too eleborate because I really do like Black Cods flavor alone...because it is super fatty :)

Normally what I do with it is just broil it and put it atop steamed veggies and let hte fat ooze ALL over the veggies so they taste GREAT too! haha! I cant believe I am already taking about dinner when it is only 11:45am...I havn't even eaten lunch yet! haha! - That will be 2 ostrich patties...just incase any of you were wondering!

But speaking of food again: TONIGHT = TOP CHEF FINALE...How sad! My all time favorite show is over!! Oh well, hopefully it will come back on the air soon enough!

Ok, So I have an EXTREMELY BAD HABIT of chewing like 6-7 packs of Orbit Gum (basically after 4pm) and it is starting to drive me crazy, because it is disgusting! ha! I used to chew like 4 packs and I am trying to downgrade, but at night when I am doing homework I just get too involved with what I am doing that I keep popping new pieces in my mouth! UGH! I know gum isn't all that good for you, but it def. helps my "sweetness" craving...No, I never do crave sweets but, I do crave the feeling "OK I am done eating now" and I have quite the oral fixation! haha! HA! It sounds like a smoke ciggs! Thank Goodness I dont though....Because I think chewing gum is a bit better than smoking....and at least this gum is sugar free...I wouldn't chew anything else considering I DO NOT EAT SUGAR (except for those found in veggies of course! :)

I hope you all havea good day: and dont forget about a recipe for me: oh and by the way...I do not like soy-glazed black cod or whatever EVERY restaurant makes= its too sweet!! (So something else besides that please! LOL)

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/03/2007:
once again, i unfortunately have no recipes for you. i'm not a creative person like that! hopefully you will get a couple at least from DDers.

i plan on only sticking to my goals for 3 months because I always like change and switching things up keeps me motivated. When its the New Year will be a perfect time for me to regroup - assuming I have met my goal! :)

Donkey on 10/03/2007:
Breaded and fried is all I can think of, which is no help for you, of course.

nerak on 10/03/2007:
I have never heard of black cod. I like cod gooked in a frying pan with pam spray. Sprinkel of a little salt, pepper and dill - it really is good, but don't know if it will work with black cod.

workingit2 on 10/04/2007:
I used to have a very bad gum chewing habit, until my teeth got brittle from that south beach diet of all protein and no carbs and I cracked two of my back teeth. That cured my gum chewing habit LOL.

You asked how I cook kale...I cook it many different ways...boil it and then fry it in a pan with some cooking spray, or I'll just bake it in the oven if I have something else baking in there...but I have to watch it an not let it get crispy lol

GG - Saturday Sep 29, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

Hey everyone! It has been a bit since I have written a legit note on my diary! I just wanted to say that my school's football team: THE BUFFS just won against Oklahoma...which is pretty significant...because, uh well..I have no idea but I people are screaming "I am king of the world"..."I can't believe it"....non stop right outside my window...so I think that qualifies this as a significant win? HA HA! Anyways: who gives a crap about football...(SORRY to all those who love it! haha!)

In other news, I have been working non-stop on homework: because I have SOOO much to read it is almost...not it is, rediculous! I am so scared for my midterms that are coming up mid-October! I don't know what to do! Well, I think I should study of course, and still go to the gym so I can releave my stress because I know I will have tons. Hopefully I will focus some what on eating too because if I dont I will lose a ton of weight and what I want to do is MAINTAIN! When I am away from home I do not use olive oil in my cookings (or have flax seed oil dressing on my salads) because those OILS are too expensive for me to buy - and I think not using them contributes a bit to weight loss, but luckily I am still balanced on my weight, and if it ever went down, I would just PILE ON MORE MEAT! hahaha! ON TOP OF the already 2 pounds or more I eat a day! hahahaha! That is just fine with me!

I did the treadmil today which is a nice change from the elliptical, plus it is good for me because I need some more weight bearing activites for my bones! I am still doing weekly weight lifting but...I need a bit more than that!! :)

How is everyone else?!

**Later Saturday Evening: POST DINNER: WOAH I JUST MADE MYSELF THE BEST DINNER EVER!!! So I am sure I have told you ALL about the bison brats that I get from North Star Bison: well I had them today and sauteed onions & bell peppers along with them and WOAH: AMAZING! Probably because these brats are a bit more fatty that what I am used to: but the fat is GOOD FAT because this bison is grass fed! YUM! Everyone needs to get out the northstarbison.com website!!!

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/29/2007:
dinner, as usual, sounds awesome! maybe one day i'll try those delightful brats! for now, i am not going to be buying anymore products online...because i know i'd love them...and i can't spend the money... :(

Donkey on 09/30/2007:
Oh that dinner sounds so yummy!

biscottibody59 on 09/30/2007:
Bison fat is still saturated fat, though if you have no high serum cholesterol issues--have at it:-)

The fact that it's grass fed may make you feel better that it's not living in a dirty, nasty, crowded feedlot before it's slaughtered, but it's still beef and it's the same kind of fat that's in the cheap ground beef down at the local grocery store.

Saturated fat is not an essential fat--speaking for the human body;-)

Have a good one!

shadetree on 09/30/2007:
My chili is really very simple - chop a medium onion and fry it in a little bit of olive oil, then throw in a pound of ground sirloin and brown that in with it. Once that is cooked, I throw in a can (I think it's around 14oz) of diced tomatoes - I get the kind that have chopped chiles in it for a little heat; a can (same size) of kidney beans - again, I get the ones that are seasoned for chili, usually the hottest I can find; a can of tomato sauce; couple dashed of worcestershire sauce, more than a couple dashes of tobasco (i use original, although there are now many differnt varieties out there to choose from), and then I season to taste with chili powder and a bit of cumin. (Go light at first, you can always add more later.) I let it simmer on low for around an hour, then I do a taste test to determine if I need more chili powder. Continue to simmer on low for a couple more hours. After maybe an hour and a half of simmering with the lid off (so some of the liquid evaporates) I put the lid back on so it doesn't get too thick. You just have to kind of play with it and fine tune it as you decie what you like and don't like. you can't really go wrong unless you make it so hot you can't eat it (don't put in too much cumin, a dash or two should be sufficient - I find it just makes it kind of gross...). You can substitute a variety of meats for the sirloin (my husband loves it with venison, although I'm not a big fan). My husband eats his over a nice bowl of rice, I just eat mine like it is with some shredded cheddar melted on top. (I usually like to eat mine with corn muffins as well, Grands biscuits makes some good corn biscuits that I liked, but on South Beach can't have that I don't think...I haven't checked but I'm willing to bet not...) It's a nice thing to make when you have a crowd (particularly men for some reason love chili...we won't try to analyze why) or an a fall day.

Hope that inspires you! It's really very basic, you can change things around as you like....Enjoy!

hollybelle on 09/30/2007:
About the garlic - once you peel a clove take the flat side of a "chef's knife" and smash it to bring out the flavor. Also - you might consider trying the garlic that is already prepared in the little jars - usually found in the produce section AND you can find garlic joice in spray bottles also in the produce section. I like both these for that garlic flavor when I cook. Your meal above sounded wonderful! Nothin' better that peppers and onion!

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2007:
Hey, thanks for the website. I skimmed the bits about the benefits and looked at the links page. Yes I concede that it's HEALTHIER (with higher concentrations of good fats, even LDL-cholesterol lowering fats), but it's still SATURATED--artery-clogging. So yes it's a much better choice. And I just saw a blurb on TV as well on the DLife program about grass-fed cattle. (I'm not diabetic, but I enjoy the program and information.)

Also I just read an article about a type of beef being produced here in Texas that is like what you're talking about--higher in fat, but the fat is considerably healthier because of the increased beneficial fatty acid content. It's derived from a crossbreed of Angus and a Japanese breed called Wagyu. (You may be familiar with exorbitantly-priced Japanese Kobe beef--where the cattle are treated like spa patrons complete with massages--haha!) Anyway, in the article it mentions that the demand for these types of beef far outweighs the supply--I hope that changes soon--so the prices will drop! And Kobe beef must be exported--the cattle themselves haven't been imported.

I personally haven't had a decent-tasting steak in forever--I remember the beef we had when I was little and it actually had a distinctive flavor.

No, I don't watch Desp housewvs--watched it once the first season--not really my cup of tea!

geevee on 10/01/2007:
Nothing is more healthful than olive oil and flaxseed oil. Yes, flaxseed is expensive, but you don't use that much at a serving to use cost as an excuse. That is not the issue. Nutrition is.

That your period has ended and that you have osteoporosis at such a young age should be a RED ALERT that something is drastically wrong with your diet. You have totally omitted one of the major food groups from your diet.

The longer this continues, the worse your situation will be. What good is it to weigh 95 lbs. when your body is in menopause at age 19-20? As for your bones, I simply can't imagine how much pain you will suffer from osteoporosis nor how many broken bones you will have.

I hope you come to your senses about what a dangerous course you are on before it is too late.

mcwoo40 on 10/02/2007:
Hi,thanks for your comment.I'll join your club i don't give two hoots about football It's a man thing thing anyway,just an excuse to sit on there behinds drinking beer.My hubby is dying to get me to go and watch our home town play it's a no no.Our David Beckham has gone to America now to play football he can stay there too with Mrs Posh Beckham!!catch up soon,julie

GG - Friday Sep 28, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

WHAT THE HECK IS THE secret to making your food taste a bit garlicy when cooking with it! Whenever I cooke with it, it does not make ANY DIFFERENCE!! Gr!!!

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/29/2007:
hmm.. well, you would think garlic! however, must cooks use a variety of spices. perhaps look online for garlic flavored dishes and see what else is added into the dish. i know people add salt to make flavoring...but i know that too much salt in a diet is unhealthy. sorry i can't be of more help, but i'm a microwave chef!

Workingit2 on 09/29/2007:
Peel it and dice it? If you leave it with the big chunks, I don't think it goes through all the food as well. But then again, I have very few dishes that I will use raw garlic in. Not a huge garlic fan. Good luck!

nerak on 09/29/2007:
After you peel it, cut it small then smash it - that really lets the flavor out.

GG - Friday Sep 21, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

Wish Me Luck! I have my first Weather & The Atmosphere test today! I studied a lot yesterday, but who knows if it stuck, when I get to the test and read the questions: that is the only time I will know whether my studying paid off or not! ha! Yesterday I have some more weight training! It was great! I love my trainer, she is 24 and we have a lot in common. We are even going to go hiking together soon (even though I hate hiking, I would go with her because she is really cool). There are a few male trainers at my gym too who are roughly 25 years old and sort of cute, but they all have girlfriends, so I sort of put them off in the "maybe" pile...haha! Last night I chewed WAY to much gum for my own good and boy was I paying for it when I went to bed, my stomach looks pregnant with three kids and I was gassy as all heck! haha! But the amazing part was that I was not bloated after I had dinner, but the second I chewed like 2 packs of gum, I knew I was going to get bloated: sadly, chewing gum for me is like smoking for others: it is just really addictive and I cannot stop! Although, on Friday nights I always force myself to not chew any gum because these are the nights I go out: yes, I have designated Friday nights to party nights: even though I dont drink or anything: I can have fun without alcohol for sure! :) I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! I'll try my best to do the same! :) **Oh baby, my legs are a bit SORE from all the squats and lunges I did yesterday....hmmm!**

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/22/2007:
i would love hiking...as long as the people i go with didn't mind my probably slow pace! That's great that your training is also a friend. i know i shouldn't tell you this, but i read somewhere that chewing gum is bad for your stomach because the stomach produces the acids that it does when you are eating because it thinks you are ingesting food...but then the acids have no use because there's no food...just gum.

GG - Tuesday Sep 11, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

I DID WEIGHTS TODAY! I had a complimentary weight session today because I signed up for a gym membership to the gym I told you all about: One Boulder Fitness...and it was great: my trainer was so nice and only 23 - 3 years older than me, which was great because we talked about everything!!! Hopefully I get to know her better so we can hang out out of the gym! She seems really into working out too which is great! Because I had such a good time I think I am going to sign up for 5 - 30 minute session and do one a week because it is kinda pricey so....yea, I want to LENGTHEN them as much as possible...I am just thinking about my bones and want to build more muscle mass! Tonight my roomie/best friend and I planned on going to sushi, and of course we cannot BACK OUT of those plans so we went!!! My order: Sashimi Deluxe Combo (24 pieces) Grilled Wild Salmon Green Salad with no dressing (6 oz. piece of salmon) 3 sashimi slices of Anago Eel 4 sashimi slices of Unagi Eel **ALLL SOOOOO DELICIOUS: and I was actually REALLY FULL after I finished which is surprising because normally I could eat sashimi all day! But I bet I will be hungry by the time I go to bed! haha. My friend had.... Miso Soup A Deep Fried Orgasum Roll= california roll wrapped in salmon with sweet soy sauce and broiled in a cream sauce Anago Eel Nigri (2) Unagi Eel Nigri (2) Fried Tempura Banana Split ** Despite her having less food than me, I wonder who ate more calories?! Ha Ha! All in all it was delicious, and just highlighted that sashimi is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/12/2007:
Please keep us posted on your weight training sessions!!!! Good for you!!! I hope classes are going well for you as well.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2007:
yay for weights...i guess you're taking over for me...haha, because i've stopped weights for the time being to recover from my pulled rotator cuff (shoulder!)

GG - Sunday Sep 09, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

Everyone who loves Bratwurst/Sausage but steers clear of the stuff because it is unhealthy & fatty: need to go to northstarbison.com and order their Leek-Onion Brats because they are the BEST in the world! And THEY ARE ALL BISON: with NO SUGAR! What can get better than that!! PS: Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/10/2007:
Thanks for the suggestion!!!!

hollybelle on 09/10/2007:
Good to see your entries. Interesting about the ostrich and bison meat. I will check out the website, but I usually use Turkey sausages because they are a little heathier than regular and readily available in the grocery. I don't eat any sausage on a regular basis, though. Hope your weekend was good, too.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2007:
sounds good...especially the added flavors that compliment the beef!

GG - Saturday Sep 08, 2007
(ABCDEF diet)
Weight: 95.0

Ha! Another Big Salad for dinner tonight! And I think it was bigger than last nights: No...I know it was! hahahaha!!! -Salad Greens -Cherry Tomatoes -Bell peppers (2) -Water Chestnuts -Roasted Green Breans -Roasted Asparagus -Roasted Summer Squash -Canned Artichoke Hearts & then I picked up some salmon sashimi at Wild Oats and had some Eel Sashimi that was in the fridge, and of course wrapped the pieces in NORI!! Yummy, but now I am very full: and chewing gum which is going to make me even more bloated but, I dont think I am going out tonight, SOO I can POP a squat on the couch...haha, plus my roomate is going to her boyfriends house tonight so if one...EKKS out then, I wont feel so bad! haha!...Thank God for FABREEZE!!!

******OH and BY THE WAY to all those who read I have osteoporosis because of not having my period and such: well....I got my period back because of the birth control I have been using! One step closer to getting better perhaps?!******

Progress as of today: -18 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/08/2007:
Yeah, I'm sorry about that GG :-( I can't believe that none of your health practitioners lectured you about your diet/exercise being the cause of your amenorrhea. Oh well, what do I know, I'm just a fat ass.

I want you to know that I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2007:
healthwise, that's good news! :)

roasted veggies = heaven! :)

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