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The Week in Review: It's Impassable

Monday, May 14, 2012      7 comments

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m/post/4168785237 One of my favorite books as a kid was "Alice in Wonderland." I was thinking about possibilities th... Read more

The Week in Review: Heavyweight Fighter

Saturday, May 05, 2012      6 comments

So as of this week, I am officially a Muay Thai fighter. Well, I will be after June 16th. My coaches encouraged to sign up to fight, so I will be doing an exhibition match on June 16th. Only about 6 weeks away. Ahhhh! I will be fighting pro... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: Defending the Championship

Monday, April 30, 2012      10 comments

"I don't train just to be better at training. I train so everything else in life is better." -Lauren Brooks My pal Nick (the shirtless one) getting ready for his ... Read more

The Week in Review: Letting Go

Sunday, April 22, 2012      13 comments

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” -Steve Maraboli I do animal poison control for a living. Most of the time ... Read more

The Week in Review: Not Sorry It's Over

Monday, April 16, 2012      6 comments

Last week was not overly horrible, but not really eventful, either. I felt like I hardly worked out at all since I skipped Jiu Jitsu on Wednesday and Friday because my upper back and neck hurt, but I still apparently burned a good 3,000 calories... Read more

The Week in Review: I'd tap that. ;)

Sunday, April 08, 2012      9 comments

I had the most productive week I've had in a while this past week. My eating may not have always been spectacular, but I had a great workout week, practiced my saxophone quite a bit, and overall felt pretty relaxed. I got through almost al... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: Boyfriend and 50 Pounds

Sunday, April 01, 2012      12 comments

March was all over the place. I had about 2 weeks of allergy issues and some blues that came with it. Of course, this was in the latter part of March right after I had surpassed the 50 pound weight loss point and was feeling very strong. I was a... Read more

The Week in Review: Springtime Blues

Monday, March 26, 2012      9 comments

I have no excuse. The weather has been incredible. I have a great boyfriend (I haven't talked a lot about him, but have been meaning to). I have cool friends. I have great buddies at the gym. As we all know, that doesn't always prevent us from f... Read more

The Week in Review: Ah...ah...ah-CHOO!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      4 comments

I am not someone who has ever had any particular seasonal allergies, but I have been hit very hard with hay fever over the past week. It seems like a lot of people have been hit hard with allergies thus far this spring. I have been a sniffly, it... Read more

MUSICALLYMINDED asks: lose weight or gain health?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

My good SparkPal MUSICALLYMINDED asked in her blog today whether we are on this journey to lose weight (especially for vanity reasons), or to gain health? My honest answer is that it is for both reasons. I do look better now than I did 50 pounds... Read more

The Week in Review: 50 Pounds down...and chocolate n' peanut butter

Monday, March 12, 2012      16 comments

This week I celebrated finally surpassing the 50 pound weight loss mark (see yesterday's blog). It took 15 months with lots of ups and downs. I have been fine with slow weight loss (and am an advocate of losing slowly), but reaching the 50 pound... Read more

Beyond the weight: Fifty Pounds and FABULOUS!

Saturday, March 10, 2012      24 comments

I finally crossed the 50 pound loss mark this week! I have had plenty of ups and downs in my weight over the past year, but the overall trend has been downward. This week I was hell-bent on hitting the 50 pound loss mark, and I surpassed that an... Read more

The (Belated) Week (and Month) in Review: I haven't been eating my Wheaties...

Thursday, March 08, 2012      13 comments

...and I feel great. My experiment with cutting out wheat (or at least significantly reducing my consumption of it) seems to be paying off. I feel so much better and have not been bloated and nauseated. I also came across an article that discuss... Read more

Ladies, the trick to staying safe...

Monday, February 27, 2012      14 comments

I'm such a sucker doing hours of martial arts every week. Turns out that staying safe is much less physically exhausting than I thought! Image from http://pleated-... Read more

The Week in Review: The Tax Man Cometh

Sunday, February 26, 2012      10 comments

Well, at least I drank my water this week (picture my friend took yesterday, and then we doctored it up on her iPad). This week had it's ups and downs. My eating ... Read more

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