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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
11/3/2015 4:41:32 AM

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Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
~H. L. Hunt

You are a Shooting Star! You can make today work for you!

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11/2/2015 4:29:53 AM

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Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.
~Vince Lombardi

Today, let's be committed! It is our choice!!

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11/1/2015 1:14:17 PM

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There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.
~Pat Riley

Wishing you a day of reaching for your goals and being a wonderful success!

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SCHNOOTIE
11/1/2015 11:58:48 AM

Hi, I read about your job situation on the Shooting Stars. I am sorry that happened to you. Hopefully something great will come your way soon. Never lose hope. Sending love and hugs.



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10/31/2015 1:18:11 PM

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Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.
~Tony Robbins

Getting to goal is a tough journey. But oh how very worth it! Let's give it another day of great effort!

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