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I am 31 and finishing up my PhD (writing) in cancer biology. I am defending in April and graduating in May.

I've lost over 50 pounds on sparkpeople, but they have been the same pounds over and over. I'm tired of the cycle!

I am 31 and finishing up my PhD (writing) in cancer biology. I am defending in April and graduating in May.

I've lost over 50 pounds on sparkpeople, but they have been the same pounds over and over. I'm tired of the cycle!



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 Pounds lost: 16.5 

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Member Since: 10/4/2006

SparkPoints: 15,732

Fitness Minutes: 7,885

My Goals:
-Pass my lowest weight from last year before the end of July 2014

-Be below my lowest weight in 10 years by Christmas 2014

-Be in onederland for my wedding in 2015

-Warrior Dash in Chicago June 2014 with brother, boyfriend, and bestie

Overall goals:
-lose 128 pounds
-like myself more
-be able to run a 5k
-stop avoiding mirrors and photos
-be comfortable in a swimming suit
-stop feeling judged because of my weight (whether made up or real)

My Program:
Currently trying some work out dvds with strength training, as it is too cold for walking and swimming. Will go back to that once spring arrives!

-staying within my calorie range while still allowing myself to eat some of the things I love (oh hi chocolate and chai tea lattes)

-eat out 0-1 dinners a week, staying within calorie range

-planned cheat meals 1-2 times a month (hello there indian food)

Personal Information:
Born and raised in the Chicago burbs. Undergraduate work in cell and structural biology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Worked Rush University in Chicago as a clinical research coordinator for 2 years after college. Moved to DC to do my PhD at Georgetown University in tumor biology. Currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado, finishing up writing my dissertation. Looking for a job!
I am a Chicagophile for life!

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I love to sing, read, play video games (mostly mmorpgs), bake, play board games (munchkin, pandemic, castle ravenloft to name a couple) and swim.
My mom recently taught me how to knit!

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Member Comments:
2/11/2014 12:07:56 PM

Well my weigh in was ok. I lost the weight I had gained weighin in around 249.4 but still no loss. I'm really hoping for one this week. I've realized that I am majorly obsessed with not only the scale but weight loss in general and it is so not helping me. I've been slacking in the workout department too. I just haven't had the energy. I agree with you about the raw veggies..not my favorite snack! I've been turning to salads or yogurt for my snacks because I actually enjoy them. Lets try our best and hope for a loss come this weekend! :) I'm going to just focus on making good choices and try and not be so obsessed!

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2/6/2014 10:09:01 PM

I totally agree with you about tracking...I hate 100% despise it but for some reason it really correlates with higher losses for me. I'm hoping that eventually I can wean myself off the tracking and just know what I'm doing and listen to my body better. I'm too much of a emotional, stress, binge eater so I think thats why the tracking's like NO you're not really hungry..see how much you ate today kinda thing.

Don't feel too terrible about the SB. I overate as well that day as did probably 99% of Americans. Don't get down on yourself. I know what you mean though because I'm in the same boat..been trying to lose weight for so long that it feels like it will never happen but don't give up! The only actual way for you to never lose is to give keep on keeping on and eventually it will all click. Good Luck on weigh-in I hope you do better than your expecting :)


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2/4/2014 6:17:09 PM

I gained last week too. Weighed in at 250.4 :( GRR Really hoping to hit 247 on Sunday! Have you been tracking? I know that I've been slacking in that area and the scale took a hit for it. It seems that the better I am about tracking the better I am with the losses. Going to try and track every little thing better tomorrow and hope for that nicer number come Sunday!

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1/27/2014 10:27:34 AM

We are in the same place. The lowest I got was down to 242 and then over the holidays I ballooned up to 255.8. I'm making my way back down and am hoping to reach 239 by March. That will be my 50 pound mark and it's something I've been shooting for for awhile. Good job on getting back down closer to the 240s. We can do this! :D I'm hoping to hit Onederland by the end of the year..maybe it can be a goal together :)

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1/16/2014 11:06:18 AM

We are totally rocking it lately!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep up the great work girl!

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