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Hi, I'm Angela. I'm here to try to lose weight.

I'm an academic advisor and college instructor and I love my job! I love teaching and helping students. I'm married to Gary since 2009, and we have 3 goofy cats: Leo, Frankie and Dave.

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,039

My Goals:
I'm taking baby steps- 10 pounds at a time. I'm not watching the scale quite as closely, I'm more focused on how my clothes fit. So for now, my goal is to wear a size 16- down from my current size 18/20 (my other rant is how I can wear two different sizes in the same designer's clothing- but I won't go there now. :-)

My Program:
I'm an unconscious eater. I munch while grading papers, I nibble while reading. The majority of my meals currently are eaten on the coffee table in front of my couch. Not so good. So my goals:

1. Write down EVERYTHING that I eat on my nutrition tracker. Including beverages. So bye-bye sweet tea; I'll miss you.

2. Make my food. I like to cook, but I've been so busy lately that many foods have come out of the microwave or from the drive through.

3. Take time to eat. I often eat at my desk at work, nibbling while typing emails. Or on the coffee table while I'm watching TV or prepping to teach my class. I need to focus on what I'm eating to enjoy it, so I won't be craving cookies ten minutes later just for the taste.

4. Increase my exercise in increments. I have all kinds of exercise equipment and DVDs- it's time to dust them off and use them!

Personal Information:
I'm from North Carolina. Hence my addiction to sweet iced tea. But once I saw how many calories were in a glass of sweet tea, it makes me think that unsweet with splenda isn't so bad after all....

I have a really great and supportive husband who thinks I'm beautiful whatever I weigh... I'm so lucky!

I also have a wacky thyroid. It seems that every time my TSH is checked, it's a very different number. My endocrinologist is trying to figure out what's going on, but no luck thus far. With hypothyrodism that isn't being balanced with synthetic hormones, I'm feeling more sluggish and tired- and less inclined to get off my tush and do something.

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My dad is also blind due to diabetes and macular degeneration, and has severe diabetic neuropathy. His feet, legs and hands hurt terribly pretty much all the time, even on the medications. That's a powerful motivator to get into better shape. So far my blood sugar is perfectly fine, but how long with that last at the rate I'm going now? I don't want to be in my dad's situation one day.

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    Just stopping by to say Happy New Year!!! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed year!
    3363 days ago
    Hi Angela,

    I saw your comment on the blog about concentric and eccentric movements during a workout routine.

    Just wanted to let you know that extending your eccentric movements does work for squats and lunges.

    You can go down for a 3 count and up for a 1 count. Or vice versa. It works very well!
    3386 days ago
    Hi Angela,
    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I tend to avoid this place when I'm feeling guilty for not staying on track. So here I am starting for the zillion-and-oneth time lol, but I am determined to make it my last. I live in Boone too actually, and am at ASU as well. I was thinking of joining Weight Watchers up here, but I don't know if I can afford to fork over the $40 a month for it. I guess I should try to make better use of the free support on here. We'll see though. I'm thinking of going to a meeting next Tuesday though, just to see what I think of it. How are you doing? I see you've lost over 26 pounds!! That's amazing. I hope in a few months I will be able to say the same. Keep in touch!
    3491 days ago
    Hi Angela-
    Just wanted to stop in, say "Hello", and see how you are doing? I hope you have a great week!
    3492 days ago
    hey girl!
    wow, 22lbs is a lot... you're doing really well!
    Do you live in Boone year round? We should meet up or round up our boyfriends for dinner.
    Where do you work at? maybe i've seen you...
    3507 days ago
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