today I did plyometric cardio circuit. I wore both knee straps to prevent any problems down the road and that was pretty annoying because they kept falling off during the “warm up”
i took it really slow today. I was just too tired but I made it through 7 flippin days (even though i took a break) so i’m happy.
tomorrow is the official day off YAY which is especially good because i am going to go see my super smart friend graduate a whole year early! I have to get up at an ungodly hour of 5:30ish so that sucks but i’m excited because i’m feeling better about my body a bit, i have a day off and i get to see some amazing people.
thank you all so much for being exceptionally supportive. every time i see a note from you it makes me feel like i can actually do this. you chase my demons away. and I can’t thank you enough!!!
So yesterday was my much needed day off. Much needed because I was feeling pretty poopy for pushing myself so hard mentally, physically and emotionally. So after my super long day of classes I snuggled in bed and killed my emotions through the Supernatural season finale. [so good can’t wait till season 9]
Today was “pure cardio” it kicked my butt and I am now going to be wearing both of my knee straps to help prevent any damage. I actually felt pretty good about my body starting out. By the end I was too tired to care either way. There was a girl in the gym who was doing a different video of insanity and she talked to me about it. She’s been doing it for a year and has lost 30+ pounds. She made me feel really good about doing Insanity as my workout plan because I saw someone made it through without dying so maybe I could too.
The workouts seem to help with my mental state too but it doesn’t last very long. But I am going to have a lot less stress soon because I finally have housing figured out and will be moving in with just my extremely supportive boyfriend next month. (scary but no housemates to basically force me to be a mom before i’m ready)
I just have to keep reminding myself that Progress is progress no matter how small. and keep going. even when the nutella and movies are seductively calling my name
Jack and the Doctor.
John and David.
doing the Doctor Who theme tune.
This is the first time this has appeared on my dash, this is unaceptable, I want this everyday.
Can we make this an always reblog yes or yes.
im pretty sure that is the first and only time the host has ever smiled on the show
I was at Target yesterday and this little girl wanted to buy Halo 4, but this lady came up to her and said video games are for boys. This lady had a box of trix in her cart and so the girl grabs the box and said ‘and trix are for kids.’ and ran off with the cereal and the game.
Good for her.
THAT WAS THE BEST ENDING
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic stem cell lines from human skin cells.
Ever since Ian Wilmut, an unassuming embryologist working at the Roslin Institute just outside of Edinburgh stunned the world by cloning the first mammal, Dolly, scientists have been asking – could humans be cloned in the same way? Putting aside the ethical challenges the question raised, the query turned out to involve more wishful thinking than scientific success. Despite the fact that dozens of other species have been cloned using the technique, called nuclear transfer, human cells have remained stubbornly resistant to the process.
Until now. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a professor at Oregon Health & Science University and his colleagues report in the journal Cell that they have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells back to their embryonic state. The purpose of the study, however, was not to generate human clones but to produce lines of embryonic stem cells. These can develop into muscle, nerve, or other cells that make up the body’s tissues. The process, he says, took only a few months, a surprisingly short period to reach such an important milestone.
Nuclear transfer involves inserting a fully developed cell – in Mitalipov’s study, the cells came from the skin of fetuses – into the nucleus of an egg, and then manipulating the egg to start dividing, a process that normally only occurs after it has been fertilized by a sperm. After several days, the ball of cells that results contains a blanket of embryonic stem cells endowed with the genetic material of the donor skin cell, which have the ability to generate every cell type from that donor. In Dolly’s case, those cells were allowed to continue developing into an embryo that was then transferred to a ewe to produce a cloned sheep. But Mitalipov says his process with the human cells isn’t designed to generate a human clone, but rather just to create the embryonic stem cells. These could then be manipulated to create heart, nerve or other cells that can repair or treat disease.
“I think this is a really important advance,” says Dieter Egli, an investigator at the New York Stem Cell Foundation. “I have a very high confidence that versions of this technique will work very well; it’s something that the field has been waiting for.” Egli is among the handful of scientists who have been working to perfect the technique with human cells and in 2011, succeeded in producing human stem cells, but with double the number of chromosomes. In 2004, Woo Suk Hwang, a veterinary scientist at Seoul National University, claimed to have succeeded in achieving the feat, but later admitted to faking the data. Instead of generating embryonic stem cell lines via nuclear transfer, Hwang’s group produced the stem cells from days-old embryos, a technique that had already been established by James Thomson at University of Wisconsin in 1998.
I will clean up their messes
People don’t know how to show appreciation
I will be a good mom
I will take care of people even when they make me want to rip their head off
people feel degraded by the weirdest shit
i will get yelled at for helping people out
the people I live with will walk all over me and still think they are being nice
sometimes, even if you’ve lived with someone for 2 years and have tried really hard for them they still will ignore your birthday
if you don’t want to ever have to check the mail, do your portion of the chores, give the landlord checks, calculate out bills, give any notice of any kind to your landlord then you should live with me
I make amazing desserts (stressed spelled backwards = deliciousness)
there is never enough room in the fridge or refrigerator
housemates can make you cry
living with just girls sucks, living with just guys sucks.
i cannot wait until my only housemates are pets and my boyfriend