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Article Addressing Weight Loss Resistance

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      16 comments

Just wanted to share an article from Cathe Friedrich that addresses "weight loss resistance," or lack of weight loss despite doing "all the right things." I am glad that research is starting to address the fact that people can eat right and exer... Read more

The Week In Review: Trip to Los Angeles (with pics)

Sunday, January 13, 2013      10 comments

TapouT Training Center, downtown Los Angeles. I am not the same person I was a week ago. I knew that my trip to Los Angeles to do Jiu Jitsu training would ... Read more

2012 in Review: Gold Medal Year (with pics)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      16 comments

I started my SparkPeople journey from a very dark place a little over 2 years ago. I was at a breaking point where I was willing to try anything to make my life feel to... Read more

The Week in Review: Pants Around My Ankles (with pics)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      12 comments

*Please note: There are no pictures with my pants around my ankles.* emoticon I reached 66 pounds down t... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: 60 Pounds Gone and Gold Medal Wins

Thursday, December 06, 2012      7 comments

My podium gold medal win at Jiu Jitsu competition on 11/17. November marked one of the most defining moments in my entire life: winning a competition. Not just par... Read more

The Week in Review: Guts, Glory, and Gold

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      17 comments

The end of October marked a year of doing Jiu Jitsu. My journey of Jiu Jitsu started with taking a small chance by trying out 1 class. I kept showing up, trying my best, and worked through the frustrations of the long learning curve of learning ... Read more

Learn About Maintenance Before Losing Weight

Monday, November 05, 2012      18 comments

I was happy to come across an article on CNN that discussed a study that demonstrated the importance of understanding weight maintenance before weight loss begins. Most people worry about losing the weight and then either mistakenly believe that... Read more

The Week in Review: Laziest Blog Ever

Sunday, October 28, 2012      8 comments

I have a lot to say, I have a lot on my mind, but I have been too busy/distracted to blog. I am feeling a little stuck. In any case, I wanted to get something down for the record. So, I will let some quotes do the talking. Read more

The Week in Review: California Girl (w/ progress pics)

Saturday, October 13, 2012      12 comments

Image from My gym has planned a trip to Los Angeles to take classes with Eddie Bravo, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. After a cou... Read more

The Week in Review: Happy Butt (with pics)

Monday, October 01, 2012      14 comments

Hah! Not the kind of pics you might think. emoticon I'll talk more later about diet and exercise in another blog (... Read more

The Week in Review: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Monday, September 17, 2012      11 comments

This past week was pretty good. I had a good birthday on Tuesday. It was a training day, so I didn't overdo the eating. I got a 90 minute deep tissue massage and then met my mom for lunch. Tuesdays are my long training day at the gym, so I got t... Read more

Happy Birthday to Me: The Gift of Promises

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      13 comments

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau I am not anxious about aging. My best days are not behind me; they are ahead. I truly believe that life is what you make it, or rather, life is ... Read more

The Week in Review: I'll try not to injure myself, my dog, or anyone else in the process...

Sunday, September 09, 2012      13 comments

...of writing this blog. It's been like The 3 Stooges 'round these parts this week. First, my dog apparently whacked his tail on something ("happy tail") and then proceeded to chew off the tip of his tail. Normally I try to treat simple stu... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: I can't do it.

Sunday, September 02, 2012      14 comments

"I can't do it." No word in the sentence has more than 4 letters, but those 4 short words have stopped us from trying and doing so many things throughout our lives. Just the thought of the sentence causes us to lose some momentum when we ar... Read more

The Week in Review: The Girls Take Over Jiu Jitsu (w/ pics)

Sunday, August 26, 2012      10 comments

Group picture of Jiu Jitsu class taken Saturday. We had a record-breaking 4 women in class. During Jiu Jitsu class this week, a couple of the guys were talking abo... Read more

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