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Hello, I have been on an off on Sparkpeople since 2012. I have been on and off trying to lose weight since pretty much forever (age 12 or so). I am 34 now, and recently married. I am working to get back on a plan that I can stick to so that I can finally be healthy.

Currently honeymoon planning and saving up to buy a house. Exciting times!

Member Since: 10/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,280

My Goals:
Get my asthma under control- doctor visited,5/8/16 taking medication, hopefully it starts working!
Get my migraines under control- doctor visited, 5/8/16 taking medication, hopefully it works; however, side effects are pretty harsh.
Start walking 3x a week
Start swimming again - July 2016
Get better control of the eating situation -already doing better as of 6/9/16. portion sizes and binging much better!
Find a full time faculty position

My Program:
Starting 0 to 1500 swim program.- started July 2016
Walking 3x a week working up to 30 minutes
Hope to add Zumba
Limit all sugary drinks (including starbucks, soda or iced tea) to less than 1 per day - 6/9/16
Drink plenty of water - 6/9/16 on the ball with this one too!
Work on portion sizes- doing well with this, 8/2016
Eat more dairy

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 at 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. Lived in Fort Collin, CO. for a year while my (now) husband tried out a PhD program. Now, I am an adjunct professor at some Universities in Chicago teaching biology, nursing, and non-majors a number of biology courses including cell biology, microbiology, and pathophysiology.
I am a Chicagophile for life!

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My hobbies include: singing, reading, playing video and board games, baking, and swimming.
I have been enjoying PokemonGo with my husband lately.

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    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 :)


    1474 days ago
    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!
    1476 days ago
    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 :)
    1485 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2014 10:28:13 AM
    We are totally rocking it lately!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep up the great work girl!
    1496 days ago
    Oh I feel like I HAVE to have a TARDIS garter now hahaha!
    1496 days ago
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