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One day at a time

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 job hunt in a poor market for scientists at the moment due to funding.

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 ...
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 job hunt in a poor market for scientists at the moment due to funding.

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 in April 2016.
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Member Since: 3/24/2011

SparkPoints: 33,383

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My Goals:
I will get back to pre surgery weight and condition before my wedding 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 hunting in the job market who is always get ready for the wedding.

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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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ONEMORETHING
8/5/2013 11:41:42 AM

Happy birthday and may all your wishes come true!



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DELLMEL
8/5/2013 9:22:36 AM

emoticon . Have an awesome day.



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MOMMY445
8/5/2013 7:51:51 AM

Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day!



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KRYS210
8/5/2013 6:39:16 AM

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In your birthday cake, I want to dedicate one slice to love, one slice to courage, one slice to determination, one slice to peace of mind and one slice to fortune. May all these slices come together to form a life for you which is sweeter than any cake in this world.



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-LORI-B
8/5/2013 3:09:55 AM

Happy birthday to u



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