battling the bulge with a vegan diet and exercise

I am in love with my new T1i <3


Today, I gave in to one of my long-time desires.  I splurged.  I bought myself a Canon EOS T1i D-SLR.  I am… so… happy right now.

I love my new partner in crime.  I basically spent the better part of tonight taking photos around the apartment of anything and everything, playing with the shutter speed and aperture settings.  A few friends came over and watched the Hawaii vs. USC football season opener while I toyed around.

Here are a few fun ones with the new camera — they’re not perfectly sharp yet, but that’s my bad.  With practice makes perfect!

vivid salsa with blurred puzzle background

a very bright Mothership Wit

don’t forget to take your vitamins!

Mr. Mustachio

Mike and John watch the somewhat-boring football game

John has a bathroom key and he’s very excited about it (:

Jamie gives a puppy dog face from below

I can’t wait to try out the camera on Jamie and my road trip to Arizona this weekend for Brigette and Mark’s wedding.  The conditions will be ideal — sunny and scenic (:  Many, many more photos to come!

I’m so happy to have a semi-professional, quality camera.  I’m already learning so much about camera settings, capabilities, and effects.  Next stop: must get a quality photo editing program.  Photoshop?  Aperture?  Gotta do some research and decide what I want.

I must give huge credits to Mr. David Badgerow for sharing with me all of his amazing knowledge and giving me advice about different cameras available that suit my needs.  Thank you for introducing me to my T1i!  I couldn’t have done it without you!!

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Author: tofubelly

I’m an attorney living in Southern California. I’m vegan, recently married, and am a proud mother of two misbehaving orange kitties. I love to cook and eat good food. I also love to exercise and to look and feel great. At times, it feels like these two passions are at odds, but I’ve made it my lifelong project to combine my loves into one super-healthy awesome lifestyle. I’m a huge advocate of calorie counting. My husband and I successfully lost 40 and 20 pounds just by restricting our caloric intake and burning extra calories with exercise when we could find time. I am constantly experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with fresh, healthy, and *countable* recipes. In effort to become more active, I’ve trained for and completed two races — Nike’s 10K Human Race (Sept. 2008) and the Disneyland Half Marathon (Sept. 2011 – photo on the right). Running is my project (read: I suck at it, but I will not let it defeat me). Yoga is like having a religious experience. Whatever the workout, if I’m at the gym, I’m always in a fabulous mood. As I leave, I always make a note to myself: self, you love going to the gym. That’s not to say that I don’t fall off the wagon all the time. Like in the photo above, with some *delicious* vegan mac and cheese at the 2011 Vegan Beer Fest. Or like every other day, when I convince myself that it is acceptable to park my butt on the couch and watch three hours of television before bed instead of changing into my gym clothes and fitting in a workout. Without all of my falling off, I wouldn’t be able to boast my tofu belly. But more important than the falling off is the getting back on. With this blog, I’ll share with you my constant struggles with myself to get to the gym, to drink more water, and to make healthy and low-cal food choices. By sharing, I hope to keep myself more accountable while also showing others that it is entirely possible to live a healthy, albeit busy, life one day at a time. Here’s to firming up my tofu belly — with a little help from you!

5 thoughts on “I am in love with my new T1i <3

  1. Very glad you love it!! :-)

  2. John’s wearing my shirt.

  3. Jamie’s wearing my DNA.

  4. sigh
    eric wrote that john was wearing his shirt
    wouldn’t have been funny if i’d said you had my dna
    guess it wasn’t funny either way
    back to the drawing board

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