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Every other day diet!

Monday, February 17, 2014

So this week I finally started this new diet and it's something that I just recently learned about over the past holidays. Basically I am going to be dieting "every other day" but for me I will probably just do 3 days per week. I am truly excited about this because I have done 2 diet days successfully now and already noticing a difference :) I never cheat because I always know that whatever I want I can have the next day so yay for that! I really think this is a great idea for those with a lifestyle like me. I have school days where I don't do much but study and go to class (with some gym time of course) but on the weekend I like to go out to dinner or drink but I don't want to feel restricted. This way I can indulge on great weekends with no regrets and then undo it the next day. I can't wait to fill you all in on my progress over the next couple of weeks with it! I feel like I can live a "normal" life with the benefits of losing weight! Nobody really believes me with this diet but I really am ready to prove them wrong. After gaining a few pounds last semester and then another 5 over holidays I have been very down about it. I am really wanting to leave the Caribbean though this year with no higher than the same weight I entered it with so I am very determined to make this work. I have attached a link for anyone interested.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/could-altern
ating-diet-days-trim-your-waistline/

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GLORYB2014 2/17/2014 3:12PM

    Good to see you on the team! Yes, you can do it!
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hey guys I am in such a time of need. I know I haven't been on in a while but I have gained half my weight back just gradually increasing in the course of time. I don't really have any excuses but I feel pretty crappy about it. I hope to come on here more although vet school keeps me busy. I just need to watch everyone's success which will hopefully motivate me to get back down. Still ultimately would love to be at 135 but sometimes I feel like there is just no way. Hopefully will come back later and update my page.

  
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SKIMBRO 2/13/2014 9:23PM

    Everyone have weak points and life happening. Do not look at this as a failure. Look at this as a lesson to learn from and figure out what you can change to help you be more successful as you take this journey again. Look at it as a new journey, not one that you are restarting because you believe you failed. emoticon

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CHEMCHIC2006 2/13/2014 4:46PM

    Know how you feel! I've been in denial about the weight creep for a while now.. finally decided I've had enough. Joined Weight Watchers two weeks ago.. needed a fresh perspective on eating and tracking. Update your page.. track everything you eat.. stock up on lots of fruits and veggies.. I found that a serving of fruit combined with a serving of veggies holds me pretty good in between meals. Keep your Sparkpeeps in the loop! We're here to help!

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SFREY217 2/13/2014 9:21AM

    You can do this. Just remember that you are worth it.
Take a study break between chapters and walk around the block or make flashcards walk on the treadmill while studying flashcards. Be creative, just keep moving. Try to choose healthy snacks and meals that are healthy.
I know it's hard. I gained some of my way back too, but you've just got to stay motivated. Good luck ! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 2/13/2014 8:07AM

    You can do this! School must be tough to deal with. :/ Let us know how we can help!

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A new year to make another new me

Saturday, February 02, 2013

ok so last year I lost a little over 20 pounds that I have fluctuated at within a few pounds. This year I am polishing it off with a final 10 pounds to lose and fitness improvement. I am so impressed with my running improvements and overall fitness improvements it just makes me want to keep going. I am so much more now than i ever thought I would be today. The other day I ran 2 miles on the treadmill in 18:10. I was ecstatic! Never thought I would be able to do that seriously but now I just can't wait to find out what more my body can learn to do. I am back on the island for vet school for my 3rd semester and have been here approx 4 weeks now. My fitness plan for the semester is to work out 4 times per week. Right now I am doing 1 hour of cardio 2x per week and 2 days of strength training, one arms and one legs day while doing abs both of the days. I have been keeping up with it and feeling better. I basically did not work out at all during final exams in Dec and then didn't even do it over the holiday break. Oh well! When I got back and was doing it again, man was it a little rough. But now I am fine and feeling strong again. Currently I am a 137 and setting my goal weight for 130 at the moment. Going for the big solid 30 pound loss!

  
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it's the most wonderful time of the year....

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hello my sparklers... I hope everyone is doing well. This holiday season I plan on checking out everyone's progress this year ;) I know I have done well with my weight loss and I am very pleased. I have not only lost weight but I have maintained it and I have established an active and healthier lifestyle food-wise. I definitely eat more fruits and vegetables and I love them! I also try to hit the gym 3 times per week but sometimes more and sometimes less depending on how busy I am in a certain week of vet school. Yesterday I weighed in at 133, but lets just say I am more stable at 135 right now because this last week we had finals and I was force feeding myself just a little food due to decreased appetitie. I haven't lost too much weight in the last few months but I am ok with that because I haven't GAINED. That was my biggest fear... I did not know if all of my hard work in the spring would go to waste once I was back in school. But I did it! And trust me if I can keep the weight off with my vet school sedentary lifestyle it IS possible to do. I really want to get a stable weight down to 130 over the next year as I continue to watch what I am eating. I also have realized that I may never be 100% satisfied with my body no matter what weight I am at. Today I plan on going shopping for new sweaters. This holiday season I can wear skin tight sweaters without hiding behind my big baggy ones like I always have in the past. So this is awesome and I can't wait. I also only have 2 pairs of jeans now that I fit into and now that the year is over and I have proven myself I am allowing myself to buy new ones :) Anyways my final class grades for my second semester of vet school come out today and I am very nervous because this was by far the most academically challenging semester I have ever embraced and I may have to repeat a class. Anyways I am realllyyyy nervous today (and so are TONS of my classmates) so we will see what happens this afternoon. This was supposed to be the hardest semester actually so I am just really glad its over.

  


hurtful words written about me in a blog

Monday, May 21, 2012

In vet school some people keep blogs about their journey and time here. I haven't really had people say much about my weight in my life and now that I have lost 22 pounds somebody has. I mean wow what a blow to my confidence. I mean this is the third week of classes and I didn't realize we had established seats already although last week everyone seemed to be sitting in the same general seating arrangement. But today Ryan was in my seat so no big deal I just moved back one row so I could have a good view of the tv. But apparently Brian has an emotional attachment to his seat already and came in and defensively but in a joking manner claimed I was in his seat and he said "you can move down one seat." Not really asking or anything just was demanding me to move down and I said no way you need to learn how to talk to people but once again in a defensive and joking manner. I mean I really thought he would just sit down next to me but he sat 2 seats down on the end I guess so christine could still have the seat in between us. anyways so he writes in his blog every day and this was a section he wrote:

For the most part things have been hunky doory BUT......SUPPA TIME stole my seat today in micro-anatomy lecture. I really don't want to sound like Sheldon from "Big Bang Theory"but seriously.....THAT'S MY SEAT! There is a row of 4 seats and all of the other seats were empty. Therefore, I asked and said could you slide over one..........SUPPA TIME then responded that someone needed to learn me how to talk. I'm not sure if this statement came from the over abundance of left overs she typically consumes or SUPPA TIME just has a major issue with being cordial. I'm not bitter at all but I can assure you that in the future I will be making an immediate stop by the micro-lecture hall to have my bag placed in "MY SEAT" to prevent any further issues.

Anyways I've apparently been named suppa time... hmm don't know why. I ate peanuts in one of my classes and that was his reasoning apparently. But really he should know that when he is going to make his blog so public he should try to watch what he says about people especially if it's referring to a girl like that and even if he's trying to joke... we all have self-conscious issues. He is 29, married, and with a kid so he should really be more mature than that.

I decided to go personally apologize for taking his seat since it clearly bothered him that much. But really it took a lot of apologizing on my part for him to apologize at all for it and it didn't really feel sincere like knowing he really hurt my feelings because he was just kind of smiling and apologizing at the same time. Oh well boys are dumb, throw rocks at them!

Anyways I have been maintaining the same .8 pounds of 137.6 to 138.4 over the last week or so and it's my goal to be at 137 by this weekend sometime. We had an ice cream social today and I will admit I overindulged. We have mini fridges in our dorms with the freezer on the inside but it's not really good enough to keep things frozen so I don't have any ice cream unless I buy a bar at the campus store. Ice cream is also super expensive here since they have to ship things in so I don't like to buy individual bars very much. Anyways pudding has been my substitute and it does an okay job but nothing beats ice cream! So yea I did overindulge but no regrets! The butterscotch was fantastic :)

  
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PASKALINI 5/23/2012 9:08AM

    This guy sounds like a total IDIOT! First of all is it really "HIS" seat? No it's not. I take a German class every tue. and thurs. We basically all sit in the same seats but sometimes one of the chairs is missing so someone will sit in the next seat so then everyone just kinda sits one seat over or something. NOT A BIG DEAL. Now do I get slightly annoyed when someone who rarely shows up for class sits in my seat or the seat next to me when I know I'm going to have to do partner work and I like the person who usually sits next to me. Yea a little annoying but seriously still not a big deal. Plus our teacher realizes we always work with the same people and forces us to switch seats when we do partner work half the time SO it's a chair it keeps me from sitting on the floor for 2.5 hours and at the end of the day it's fine. This guy is married with children? Can you imagine what his kids are going to act like when they hit middle/highschool?? It's sad. You should be sad that he is so emotionally attached to this chair and ignore his petty stupid blog. It was really mature of you to apologize but the fact that he couldn't genuinely apologize for being silly just shows how childish he is.

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XANADUREALM 5/23/2012 5:25AM

    Did you explain to him that someone had taken your seat? Sounds like he has a crush on someone and wanted to be near them??

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MAMAON0911 5/23/2012 2:38AM

  I hope you don't let a asswipe like that get you down. You have done an amazing job on this journey... how is SUPPA TIME supposed to be a reference to your weight? An idiot. I felt like you were telling us a story about 5th grade. Maybe you should disclose his full name so we don't take our furbabies to him after he gets out of vet school. What a total ass. Definitely not worth your time.

There was absolutely nothing you needed to apologize for either. I wasn't aware they did assign seating in GROWN UP PEOPLE SCHOOLS!

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WHQPHQ 5/22/2012 4:41PM

    Some people never grow up!

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MAMACAT2_3 5/22/2012 3:34PM

    Oh my gosh, could he be anymore of a child?? WHO BLOODY CARES about sitting in the same dang seat!!! Wow...no words. As for the name calling, you have to look at the source...I mean seriously...

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BE_FREE 5/22/2012 12:42PM

    Thanks for the comments!I have just decided not to let it bother me! No big deal and i like that name, TODDLER TIME!

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JENNAAW 5/22/2012 7:01AM

    You are doing fabulously; a hearty congratulations to you!!! As for the mean blog, I posted somewhere that I am not so bothered by snide remarks about my weight from acquaintances; it is the ones from loved ones that have always cut me to the quick. But I have been working hard on my self-concept so I can continue living with those people with my head held high. I totally do not understand this thing about people reserving seats for themselves. I always make it a point to take a new seat and got major heat from my husband and my dinner guests at a place I stayed at once. I always took new seats in classrooms, etc. and although I might be the only person who does it, tough. That coworker has some major issues to feel he has to ridicule you.

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HEAT7918 5/22/2012 5:10AM

    29? What a loser... seriously. And yes, someone does need to "learn him how to talk."

I had to look at your pictures and now I can't figure out why anyone would ever make a comment about your weight - I am majorly confused. Cearly he was having a lot of trouble finding anything bad to say about you - you're beautiful, smart, well spoken, kind... by the way, you have GREAT legs/thighs - that's my trouble area and I'd about kill for yours!



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LIZ1147 5/22/2012 2:46AM

    Wow, what a jerk! That is awful! Over a seat? Give me a break! Someone needs to grow up! It's college, for crying out loud! There are rarely assigned seats. And I can't believe what he called you in his blog! Don't let him get to you. He's not worth your time to fret about. Keep your chin up!

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SHIRE33 5/21/2012 10:17PM

    Are you KIDDING ME?? 137 and a comment like that? Boy, Varswife sure nailed it -- "toddler time!" Is he 29 or 9? He obviously latched onto something that he knew would bother you. What woman likes being mocked for her weight ever? So he knew exactly the most hurtful thing. Over a SEAT IN A CLASSROOM?!!! I'm appalled. I teach university students, so I can say (thank goodness) that this guy is a real exception to what I see going on in my classrooms. What a maroon. Do not let him have the slightest space in your head.



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GUNNSGIRL91303 5/21/2012 10:17PM

    He sounds oh so fun! Don't let him get you down. He'll hang himself if given enough rope.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 5/21/2012 10:00PM

    What a jerk! What he says means nothing. You are awesome for just being you!

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MISTYBLUE716 5/21/2012 9:27PM

    what an A**...sounds real mature..his wife must be thrilled.

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VARSWIFE 5/21/2012 8:57PM

    I remember my freshman orientation. The speaker said, "look at the person to your left, now look at the person to your right, one of them will not be here for graduation. Left or right you choose, but with that trifling attitude i don't think TODDLER TIME will graduate. Make sure you do.

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LADUKEANN 5/21/2012 7:36PM

    I'm really sorry you had this experience. You should have let him know at that moment with the attention of the person who took your seat exactly what happened and why. I feel you should not have apologized, but simply put him in his place for writing things about you that are harmful to your feelings and basically cyber bullying!
On another note, I have come to love the jello dark chocolate whipped sensations. Just put it in the freezer you have because you don't want it super hard anyway, and an hour later, yum! btw I am a total ice cream fantatic too ;)

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WYO_CASEY 5/21/2012 7:30PM

    What a d!ck. I hate it when people act like they are in first grade.

Sounds like his life is super awesome if he feels like that was worthy of his blog. Lame.

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