RUNNING-LIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RUNNING%2DLIFE RUNNING-LIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Confesion time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722207 Okay...'fessing up time. Back in April at a routine doctor's appointment, I brought up a topic that I'd been on the fence about bringing up; the fact that both my parents but particularly my mom kept bringing up anorexia and bulimia. <BR> <BR> We chatted for a bit. Talked about my habits etc. Bottom line is I'm not eating enough. Since Christmas I've lost 20lbs and I get EXTREMELY anxious around food. Sometimes I'd make myself throw up. As a result of that she prescribed anxiety pills to ta... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:58:08 EST And so it continues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651425 Not quite, but pretty close to every day, one or both of my parents will make some comment about my eating/ weight/ appearance. It's becoming "normal" Stuff like "You need to eat more" "You're a stick" "I'm concerned". I try not to let it get to me but it's not easy. <BR> <BR> Sunday night, I was standing in the hallway talking to my dad when my mom comes up and gasps, "OMG"I turn to her:"What?" "Nothing; that's just the first time I really see how thin you are". That was Sunday. Monday aft... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:43:55 EST Slightly worried (part 2 of blog entry Slightly Nervous) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633288 Ok so maybe joining the gym was a bad idea. I go more or less every day for approximately 2 hours give or take. But it's pushing me down to a place i didn't want to go but now that I am going, it feels good. <BR> <BR> My eating habits have shot WAY down. Since Christmas, I've lost 13 pounds. All I'm eating at this point is breakfast and supper. I've started lying to my parents when they ask what I had for lunch (or snack or whatever). They keep saying I need to eat more. <BR> <BR> 2 weeks a... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:51:59 EST What do I pack into a gym bag? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609482 My dad and I officially joined the gym today. With the membership we got a free gym bag, water bottle and coupons for a free facial among a couple other things. <BR> <BR> To make the full use of it what do I need to put into the bag? The things I think of automatically are: <BR> -headband to keep my hair out of my face <BR> -my running shoes <BR> -deodorant <BR> -lock <BR> -towel <BR> -washcloth <BR> <BR> Let me know if I am forgetting anything or any suggestions you may have. I want to be... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:16:26 EST Set a new personal record :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590442 For the first time ever I am at 32,037 steps for the day so far and it is not quite 4:30 pm. <BR> <BR> I'm amazed at myself. Then again, when you get up at 5 am and have the house to yourself (or at least the kitchen/dining room/living room area) you can get quite a number of steps in before anyone gets up. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry about all the emoticons....I'm just super excited lol <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> for now! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:32:54 EST Slightly nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589535 I'm a little apprehensive about the last 2 pounds I have to lose. I lost 7 pounds fairly quickly, all in a little over 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> But I know myself. I am the type of person whose happiness depends on weight. Therefore, what's going to happen in a week or so once the last 2 pounds are gone? Will I be okay at 118-119? I don't know what my reaction will be. I'm hoping I'll be okay to maintain... <em>24</em> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:38:10 EST I'm wondering... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579189 I am a person who is ALWAYS cold. One of the first things I do in the morning is put a sweater on. I LIVE in sweaters. <BR> <BR> I take it off for my workout but within a 1/2 hour post-workout it's back on. Even when wearing it though, I can still gets the chills. My hands and feet are also cold. One of my favorite ways to warm up my hands in particular is putting them on the back of my dad's neck. He hates it. He seems to think that I get my hands that cold on purpose beforehand. But a lo... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:04:31 EST I screwed up majorly.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573571 And gained back the 3lbs I'd lost. In like 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Thankfully the holidays are almost at an end, and normal eating starts again, NOW! I've kept up my workouts, but they obviously have not been helping. <BR> <BR> I need to get back to running. Thing is, running outside in winter, I have no idea what to do etc. Since winter began I've only run outside once, and that was a DISASTER! <BR> <BR> So today I got up early. In a few minutes I need to get ready to catch the bus. I will be ... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:49:01 EST People who don't understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561106 People, sometimes no matter how hard you try to get them to understand, just don't. In this particular instance I'm talking about family. <BR> <BR> When we were little my parents started the tradition of putting a box of Smarties in my Christmas stocking and a KitKat for my sister. A couple of days ago, I told them I didn't want any this year. They scoffed at me saying that the way I exercise, "it won't hurt you" and that it was "tradition". That hurt to hear. And they completely missed the... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:15:23 EST "Is there anything wrong?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493645 Yesterday, 2pm rolled around and I was just getting out of the car. My dad was dropping me off at choir practice. For a 1/2 hour we all sat around and talked, still catching up from before the summer break. Once we got started, the director reminded us that we were performing next Sunday...and I found out that the performance will be recorded and PUT ON YOUTUBE!!! Oh my gosh! Suddenly, my nerves shot way up. <BR> <BR> Next thing, i know, even though we were only practicing, I found my legs s... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:58:01 EST How I do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484006 Recently when I told a friend I haven't seen in a while that I'd found out at a doctor's appointment in late August that I'd lost 6 pounds, another person overheard and walking over, asked me how I'd done it. So here's my list (in no particular order): <BR> <BR> 1) Track food. <BR> It makes such a difference when you actually SEE what you are eating. I know at all times what is going into my body. <BR> <BR> 2) Track exercise <BR> Know how much you re burning. The golden rule: Calories out h... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:49:14 EST Any advice/ thoughts to give? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467075 A few months ago I had an appointment with a foot doctor. On and off for several years I've had what, my mom, my family doctor and I thought was a toe fungus. At this appointment the doctor clipped a small piece of nail off the big toe of my right foot and said she'd send it to the lab to get tested. <BR> <BR> Next, she looked at my orthodics and running shoes. From my running shoes she could easily tell that with my left foot I walk normally, heel toe. My right however I don't. I walk main... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:08:40 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441174 My water streak is currently at 248 days. It will be 249 today. Should I bother continuing this streak you think? Or is it so ingrained that I don't need to anymore? <BR> <BR> Some days getting 8 glasses a day is very tough. Those are the days where even just 1 glass has me needing the washroom 4 times in an hour. Boy those days are a struggle! <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I have a lot of days where 8 glasses is a breeze. I will have no problems getting the 8 and sometimes even getting up ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:21:28 EST One thing out of many that's been bugging me lately. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436351 On Friday, I went to my riding lesson. It was approx. 26 degrees Celsius-hot but not too bad. It was a pretty good lesson. Towards the end however, my instructor said she was happy I'd managed to ride the entire lesson. <BR> <BR> I replied saying that the weather kinda helped as I didn't have to worry about a re-occurrence of the heat stroke I had 2 summers ago, especially as once you've had it you're more susceptible to it. And that I find that, now when it gets really hot- say around 30-35... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:35:21 EST The Lord is Always With Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334076 One night a man had a dream. He dreamed <BR> he was walking along the beach with the LORD. <BR> <BR> Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. <BR> For each scene he noticed two sets of <BR> footprints in the sand: one belonging <BR> to him, and the other to the LORD. <BR> <BR> <BR> When the last scene of his life flashed before him, <BR> he looked back at the footprints in the sand. <BR> <BR> He noticed that many times along the path of <BR> his life there was only one set of footpri... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:39:26 EST March Stats and Appril Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307108 As of March 31 I have: <BR> -Drank 8 glasses of water a day continuing my streak bringing me to 126 days <BR> -Logged in every day bringing my streak up to 504 days <BR> -Walked/ran 128.9 miles during the month when my original goal way 40. Waayyy surpassed that for the 3rd month in a row. Need to upgrade that. Probably helped by the fact that it's been a while since I've taken the bus. <BR> -Fitness minutes: 2,001. More than likely helped by same reason aas above. <BR> <BR> Now to start Apr... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:55:43 EST School Project and Fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297458 An assignment for one of my classes: an annotated bibliography. For those who are unsure as to what this means a bibliography is a list of sources and the fact that it needs to be annotated means that I have to write a small paragraph on what the book, article etc contains. A basic summary of the information found with - if possible a bit of the author's background etc. <BR> <BR> We were allowed to choose our own topics. Not knowing what to pick I decided my research question that I'd answer... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:47:13 EST Odds and Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296112 The season of Lent is almost over- which means Easter!! The Lord will rise once again. <BR> <BR> March has been a busy month; first I had my PET scan and got the results: I am cancer-free right now and I hope the Lord will help me stay that way. When my doc gave me the results, she said something that really ticked me off ''You can live your life normally again''. NORMAL? Excuse me? As an oncologist you should know that ''Normal'' does not exist after a cancer diagnosis. There is before and... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:58:10 EST This week's stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244456 -106,000 steps taken <BR> -Average of 8 hrs sleep per night <BR> -Actually burned more than my week's Calories Burned goal <BR> -Average of 8 glasses a water drunk per day <BR> <BR> I went over my calories yesterday. But considering it doesn't happen often- and it was the 1st time this week I'd say that was still pretty good. I learned my lesson anyways! Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:41:52 EST Today's Y experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236272 I got to the Y at about 10 this morning. I walk in and march up to the front door, tell them I want the Day Pass ready to pay $17. After filling out a little card with name, address, email, phone # they told me where to ind the locker room as well as the code to get in. <BR> <BR> After getting changed, I headed back upstairs to where I saw the Cardio room and hop on the treadmill. I accomplished 2 miles in 27 minutes. Looking around I see others wiping the machines down after completing thei... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:31:53 EST It was a good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234946 -103, 858 steps taken over the course of the week <BR> -Minimum 8 glasses of water a day' most of the time getting around 10 <BR> -Average of 3 miles done on the treadmill per day <BR> <BR> That being said, today was an especially good day. Went over to my neighbor's for breakfast, came home and spent 1.5 hours on the treadmill going 6.66 miles before getting my strength training in. Then did some work in my mom's office before getting my hommework done and spending the rest of the day readi... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:27:36 EST Lots to say today- review of the week and more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224889 First things first: <BR> -89,086 steps taken over the course of the week <BR> -Minimum of 8 glasses a day, some days got as much as 12 :) <BR> <BR> Next...I started school on Monday. It felt very strange and empty without all my friends who are on their internships (stage) from Monday to Wednesday. I was lonely. I can already see I'm not gonna enjoy that part of the week. Thank God, I have Tuesdays off (which feels awkward stuck right at the beginning of the week). Monday and Wednesday I was... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:33:03 EST Conversations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210564 Back when we were in High School, one of my friends and I discovered SparkTeens. We both started using it- her to actually lose weight, me not because I needed to lose weight but that I wanted to increase my confidence. She stopped using it after a few months. I stuck with it. When I turned 18 I graduated to SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Fast-forward about 5-6 years. Today the two of us started talking through text as we do almost every day. I asked her: 'Ever thought about re-trying SparkPeople?' ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:02:52 EST Cardio Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207124 So as it turns out I need a break from cardio. Apparently my new winter boots have rubbed against my skin to the point of giving me a blister. At first i was doing okay, pushing past it but after my workout on the treadmill the this morning my left foot was hurting. Taking off my sock i realized just how bad it'd gotten. The skin came off it apparently -owww!- bad enough in itself but now it's also infected. <BR> <BR> As a result my left heel is throbbing and it reallyyyyy hurts to walk. I' ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:36:36 EST This Past Week-The 1st Official of the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204218 This week has been a big one for me. Here's why: <BR> <BR> -92,470 steps taken during the week <BR> -A total of 46.78 miles walked this week <BR> -10 glasses of water a day on average <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I also reset my goals for the year. Since starting to read the Spark I realized though I've been a member for a couple of years now, I still have much to learn. The Spark has opened my eyes and mind to even more ways to build and incorporate a healthy lifestyle into my every... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:42:19 EST Saying 'No' to Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196472 I was so proud of myself yesterday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday 8:30 pm the phone rings. My sis was calling and asked me to let my parents know she needed to be picked up at the train station at 8:55. My Dad went to get her. <BR> <BR> When they got home, my sister immediately came to the kitchen where me and my mom were watching music videos on Youtube, puts her dirty lunch containers in the sink then goes to the fridge to have some jello, topped by lots of whipped cream. My dad soon joined her to... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:13:24 EST "Fitness Thing" As my Mom calls it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179984 Today my Dad put up the punching bag for me. When asking for my family's opinion on where to put it, my sister's reaction when my dad asked her was "Oh God". She wanted to put it quite close to the wall. My dad stopped that by saying that it needed swinging room when it gets hit. "But I don't imagine Ashley would be able to hit it that hard". Ouch! That comment stung- a lot. I can actually hit quite hard. <BR> <BR> Next thing my mom brought up: both her and my dad want to get rid of our weig... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:39:45 EST Christmas this year and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175927 First off: Merry Christmas to you all! (Even though it really doesn't feel like it) <BR> <BR> So last night was not pleasant. Church was nice. However, I originally went to bed at 10:30. Tossed and turned all night. Didn't fall asleep till 5 am and then only slept till 7:30. I got a very good haul this year. I always feel ashamed though: I get spoiled while I never know what to get anyone. But everyone seemed to like their gifts. *Positive thoughts* <BR> <BR> The gifts I was most excited b... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 15:27:13 EST Valuable Lessons I've Learnt This Semester. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163017 1. Pace Yourself. <BR> Burn out isn't fun. It exhausts you and everything will not turn out the way you want when you are in this frame of mind. Everything you want to do is not going to happen in 1 day. <BR> <BR> 2. Talk. Write. <BR> Any way to express yourself, whether it's talking, writing or something else is good. Keeping things bottled up will only lead to explosions. <BR> <BR> 3. People Want to Help. <BR> Most people are compassionate by nature and want to help someone who is strugg... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:08:05 EST Frustrated at the WORLD! (Beware not a nice blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149732 For the past 3-4 weeks it feels like all I've been doing is crying. Being sick and going through treatment, then adding school and trying to get through assignments and tests, and just plain "living my life" is awful. <BR> <BR> "I'm just a kid and life is a nightmare; I'm just a kid and I know that it's not fair" (THANK YOU SIMPLE PLAN). My life is f***ed up. I don't have a life anymore; hospital; treatments; injections. Though school is hell right now especially as I only have 2 weeks left... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:14:28 EST November 2nd 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121628 The past 2 weeks have been especially bad. Last Tuesday I was to see the doctor at 10:50 am but as doctors are never on time, I ended up seeing her at 12:30. When checking in we told the receptionist we were also here to do my blood test. She said nothing. Once we saw the doc she was upset because I hadn't had the blood test yet as that is "protocol". A) me and my mom did not know this B) nobody said anything. By the time I had the blood test, my Emla cream that I use to numb the area first h... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 15:24:34 EST I surpassed my yearly minutes today! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108128 My pedometers keep breaking on me! That is, the part that clips on keep breaking off and it’s getting on my nerves because I keep having to buy new ones. And then the cycle repeats itself. <BR> <BR> On a more positive note I’ve surpassed my yearly exercise minute goal. My goal was 4,133 minutes and today I reached 4,161 minutes. And we’re only about ¾ of the way through October. I am super excited- what will it be like in December? Where will I be at? <BR> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:07:19 EST Today's Small Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068208 Today I managed to do a Difficult Sudoku. Took me forever and at one point I was starting to get frustrated so rather than give up I took a 10 minute break to refresh my brain and had breakfast. After breakfast and dishes were done, I went back to it with a fresh eye. With that it only took me 15 minutes to finish it. All together took me about 35 minutes- slow I know! <BR> <BR> When it came to my workout I did 3.35 miles in 55 minutes at about a 3.5-3.7 pace. I felt so good afterwards! <BR>... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:41:48 EST Progress Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067171 My Sparkfriend LILAC_LANE yesterday left a comment on my page and asked me to blog about my progress when I had time, as she’d love an update, so here it is. <BR> <BR> As of next Thursday (the 27th) I will be officially halfway through my treatments. Last Thursday’s treatment was a big one. During it, despite an anti-nausea pill plus 2 other anti-nausea medications in my IV beforehand, I still threw up. I felt so HUMILATED!! But on the positive side I got to speak to my nurse and we decided ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:04:16 EST Yesterday's Good and Not-so-good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038008 Yesterday I had my 6th chemo treatment. At one point the doc came into my room and after asking me a bunch of questions told me the results of the PET scan I had 2 weeks ago. Apparently the cancer isn't lighting up the scan like it was . Which means it is only microscopic. That's really good considering I've only had 3 cycles of treatment and have 5 left (a total of 10 treatments). That's the good news. <BR> <BR> The not-so-good news is that my blood count is at 1100. That's borderline to n... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:14:16 EST 50 Qs answered. Let's join the crowd! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986582 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> One of my middle names "Patricia" comes from my mom's second cousin <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Last night. <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Nope. Awful would be kind... I can barely read it myselF so I print instead! <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> I'm a vegatarian with a few exceptions. <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Give me a break! I'm only 20 and not at that stage of my life yet! ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:42:14 EST Top 10 Songs That Get Me Through Hard Times (in no particular order) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966994 1. I’m Gonna Love You Through It by Martina McBride <BR> <BR> A song about getting through breast cancer <BR> 2. Love Train by The O’Jays <BR> <BR> Self explanatory I think... <BR> 3. Hero by Billy Gilman <BR> <BR> When he wrote this song he was 12 yrs old. Awesome voice. We are all heoes in our own right! <BR> 4. God’s Will by Martina McBride <BR> <BR> Sad song...but one of my faves. <BR> 5. Better Days by Faith Hill <BR> <BR> Even though we may have crappy days, a better day is right a... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:51:41 EST Family and Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949985 Me and my older sister are 3 years apart yet to say that we’re close would be a large overstatement. Our lives are completely separate. She has work, swimming, friends and a boyfriend. The only time we really hung out together was to go see the Harry Potter movies when they were coming out- that was “our time”. Now that those are finished we don’t even have that anymore. <BR> <BR> However now that I’m sick with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma it seems to be changing our relationship. I get hugged more th... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 09:01:09 EST Perspectives are Changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927433 Everything around me is changing. My life. Other people’s lives. But other things are changing too. Including perspectives . <BR> <BR> In yesterdays blog I mentioned going to church on Sunday. On that day a friend of mine, with who I’m on the Parish Home Care Committee, came up to me and told me the priest had something to give me. It ended up being a cross in 3 different sizes- I picked the smallest one; apparently at the last meeting which I was unable to attend hed handed one out to each... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:09:39 EST Cancer Journey Up to This Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926016 Okay well after a week-long stay at the hospital and a multitude of tests, I finally have a diagnosis: Hogkin’s Lymphoma. Treatable and curable. <BR> <BR> But back to what I was saying- over the course of that week was only tests, no treatment so I felt fine. Do you have any idea how hard it is to be a regular, active, healthy 20 yr old one minute only to be in the hospital, bored outta your mind? Sure I had books and movies to entertain me and I could walk around outside. But still…it was... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:43:13 EST This last week and the one coming up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888677 *Sigh* I don’t really know how to put this so I’m just gonna write and hope it is understandable to read. Let’s go back in time for a minute… back in March I had a doctor appointment at the Shriners to see if we could figure out what was going on and why my legs were so bad. I was in physio and was doing really well. My doctor decided to have an MRI done but warned us it could take months to get an appointment. A few weeks later I got a notice in the mail saying I had an MRI scheduled on the ... Sat, 19 May 2012 15:06:39 EST Whew! Another school year done- a look at the last 3 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866483 Coming out of high school and going into college was a huge adjustment..more homework, making some friends, making my own decisions, it was all so new! even now 3 years later, college has it's ups and downs. Let's take a journey back... <BR> <BR> Fall 2009: First semester had 7 classes. BIG mistake! I ended up not being able to keep up and the result was failing one of my program classes- which put me back a year. Another change was breaking up with my 'boyfriend' who I'd met when I was 16. ... Fri, 4 May 2012 14:41:35 EST Running dilenma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856302 I had a conversation with a friend this morning. We were driving along the street and saw an older man running. Not on the sidewalk but almost in the middle of the road. I made a comment about how he shouldn’t be that far out. It sparked something which I did not enjoy. My friend started talking saying ‘’I don’t get people who run. It’s not like you have a reason to be running. I feel like I should insert a bear behind them or a soccer ball in front of their feet, just to give them a reason. ... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 13:49:57 EST Easter and Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829283 <BR> Well Easter was nice. Went to church and sang then came home and hid the Easter eggs for my sis, her boyfriend and his younger brother. By the time they actually looked for them though it was mid afternoon. Boy I’ve never seen a more competitive egg hunt! My mom had given them each a Ziploc bag for the eggs they collected. Then they were off, pushing and running past each other each trying to find more than the others. I ended up hiding in my room while they were going at it for fear I’... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:10:53 EST March 27th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807736 Today is/was a big day. <BR> <BR> I had a doctor appointment at the Shriners scheduled for 9 this morning. Was up at 6 and by 6:45 was going out to breakfast with my parents. We got to the hospital by 8. 9 o’clock we were shown to a room to wait for the doctor who only showed up at 10…our appointment time was 9 o’clock and we were supposed to be the first one of the day. <BR> <BR> While waiting for the doctor me and my dad were fooling around with the scale. First weighing him then me. A co... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:30:05 EST Friday, March 16th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790885 I have no been able to exercise lately. Last week during March break, I got sick and was sleeping like, a LOT and not doing too much eating. This week I am back in school and being kept busy with assignments. At lunch time today was at the mall walking around killing time before taking the bus to school. So for lunch I had a Subway sandwich to top it off a Caramilk chocolate bar. I just can not seem to control my chocolate "addiction"!! I have to have something chocolate-y everyday. It's lik... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:41:14 EST The beginning of the month of March- Progress Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4768730 Okay so we are now in the beginning of the 3rd month of the year. I measured myself today: I lost .5 inches on my waist since I last measured as well as a full 3 inches on my hips. waist now equals 26.3 inches while my hips are at 30.7 inches. I am excited to see this progress. <BR> <BR> Exercising is starting to pick up as the pain in my legs is almost non-existent. This means that everything I was doing; shoveling snow, weight training etc can now be picked back up. Now that I have discove... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:44:24 EST Last Saturday's Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4726740 Originally the Rally was scheduled for January 14th but because of poor weather, was cancelled. And rescheduled for February 4th. I was really excited. And yet really nervous all at the same time. Especially since I was carpooling from Fairview Shopping mall to get there. All I could think was "Don't meet people in person from the Internet. You don't know what will happen.."-My mom's lessons that she's drilled into me from a young age. Yet when I was picked up I was able to relax gradually. <... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 09:41:58 EST A Lot's Happened This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680462 As you know from my blog entry on Monday, I had my first physiotherapy session on that day. That day was just the evaluation so it was pretty uncomfortable as the therapist manipulated my legs to see what hurt and what didn't and then assigned (I feel like I'm in school) a couple of exercises. Tuesday was a ''Recovery Day'' in which I lounges around and didn't do much. I did however manage to read a whole novel. Haven't had time to do that all in 1 day since HS lol. AND I got in 4,000 steps. ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:24:27 EST First Physiotherapy Session today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669299 At 2:30 pm I had my first therapy session. After taking down history and whatnot my therapist - named Melaine- started manipulating my legs to see what hurts, what doesn't etc. After about 20 minutes of this, she came to the conclusion that everything in my legs -both left and right- was incredibly weak everything from my glutes, to my hips, hamstrings, virtually EVERYTHING in my legs is etremely weak. And that the pain is because my hamstrings in particular are very tense thus leading to eve... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:53:15 EST