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September 11, 2015 at Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe just after the wedding ceremony.





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I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a poor job market for scientists at the moment due to funding. However, after several months of no job, I have landed one in quality control on the industry side. I love the job and people so far, but am now working on healthy habits in the work place.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, ...
I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a poor job market for scientists at the moment due to funding. However, after several months of no job, I have landed one in quality control on the industry side. I love the job and people so far, but am now working on healthy habits in the work place.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, including a half marathon. Unfortunately the knee pain was intense and not normal afterwards and learned a few days later that I finished the half with no ACL in tact and had other ligaments torn and cartilage gone to the bone as well. This led to major bone surgery July 2013with double bone grafts in my lower leg to take the weight off of the side withou cartilage, months of physical therapy, a second surgery to reconstruct my ACL, LCL, and PLC with grafts, and additional months of physical therapy.

All of the mobility problems with the surgeries and recovery helped lead to some weight gain. I have now been cleared to run again (10K and under as tolerated) by my orthopedist but am having some pain when running and agility problems. However, I am not letting it stop me as I work at getting back to my goal weight before my wedding reception in April 2016. (Our wedding was a destination wedding held September 11, 2015 at Lake Tahoe)
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Member Since: 3/24/2011

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My Goals:
I will get back to pre surgery weight and condition before my wedding reception April of 2016.

My Program:
I track my food and exercise regularly. I have been working on eating a variety of healthy foods, as I tend to get bored with food easily. I work out 6 days a week (a mix of cardio and strength training), as long as my knee tolerates.

Personal Information:
I am a new Ph.D. graduate adjusting to a new job and getting ready for my local reception April 23, 2016. The ceremony was a destination wedding Sept 11th, 2015 at Lake Tahoe.

Other Information:
I love cooking, playing video games, reading, doing crafts, working out, running, long-distance running ... and of course "playing" in the lab. :)

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BUTTERFLYGRACE
11/13/2015 10:19:43 AM

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Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
~Charles F. Kettering

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11/12/2015 4:43:01 AM

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Stumbling is not falling.
~Portuguese Proverb

I know that stumbling feels bad, but keep on going ... you'll be so glad you did! And, you are a Shooting Star, so you really are a success!

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11/11/2015 9:33:27 AM

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It’s not the mistakes in life that are important; it’s what we learn from them.
~Donna Guthrie

So, what did you learn from your most recent mistake? How are you going to make it work for you TODAY?

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Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
~Mark Victor Hansen

It's your journey ... you CAN do this!

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11/9/2015 8:26:32 AM

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Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is.
~John C. Maxwell

There is nothing on this journey that you cannot undo. If required, begin again right this very minute!

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