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Here I go again
This is not my first time on Sparkpeople and will probably not be my last time. I was able to lose approximately 25lbs a couple of years ago by following the program - eating within my calorie range and exercising 5 to 6 times a week. It just go... Read more
Aaaaaand, I'm back
Gah! I'm so frustrated with myself. I keep trying to restart my weight loss program, then something happens, I "fall off" the proverbial horse, and I eat/drink like a 6'5, 250lb man. It's got to stop. So, I'm back - with vengeance! I'm resetting... Read more
So many life change = Stress level: RED!
Holy cow! There have been so many changes in my life over the past week:
1. I moved back to Iowa from Little Rock on Friday. It's a 10 hour drive that I do not wish on anyone.
2. My boyfriend proposed to me Friday night. (I said 'yes!'... Read more
Pledge to Recommit
I would love to report that I've been following through with my goals for the summer. However, I seem to be struggling with commitment, especially during the weekends. For the most part, weekdays are easy to stay focused. I have work and workout... Read more
Conquering Pinnacle Mountain - w/ Pics!
Uff-da! (Mid-western for Holy Crappers)! Yesterday I fought, tooth and nail, to get to the top of Arkansas's Pinnacle Mountain. Alright, maybe not tooth and nail...but I definitely got a few scratches along the way. Along with several other summ... Read more
My Big Summer Adventure
It's been a crazy couple of weeks, but I'll start at some resemblence of a beginning so I don't confuse you :)
I got a summer intership through the FDA in their National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) located in Little Rock, AR. It's... Read more
Fear of failure
I'm at this awful place in my life where I feel stuck. I know I enjoy drawing and painting and I even bought the supplies to create wonderful things - watercolors, acrylic paints, charcoal pencils, lots and lots of paper. I want to fill my free ... Read more
I found this awesome hunger and fullness scale on The Tumblr Gym blog:
I'm trying to work on intuitive eating habits - ie only eating when ... Read more
When God closes one door...
Alright I'll worn you now, this is a blog about personal issues I've been forced to face this past week. I had a small break down that lead to a big decision. I'm happy with my decision but feel the need to get it all out on paper...or internet ... Read more
Mind Set and Effort Worksheet
I attended a seminar this past Tuesday called "Thinking Like a Toxicologist." During the seminar, the speaker made some great points on mindset. Although she was specifically trying to capture the toxicological/scientific side of how we think, I... Read more
Ugh! Stupid scale! It continues to go up.
I decided to give P90X a try, and have been going strong for the past 3 weeks never missing a day. To be honest, I'm not really a fan. I don't like Tony, he is annoying BUT I am seeing results. By res... Read more
P90X - Day 3: Oh, the pain!
Day 3 = Shoulders and Arms...oofta (German for 'holy crap, my arms/back/shoulders HURT')
I'm finally feeling day 1 of P90X - chest and back. Let's just say my arms - specifically, my triceps and shoulders - hate me, haha. Needless to say, ... Read more
P90X - Day 2
So, it's day two of my first go at P90X. I've been beefing up the protein intake and "pushing play" - ie watching the videos. Anyways, the first day was chest and back. I really hate push ups and pullups - they hurt my wrists, and... Read more
New Year - New Spark!
During the past two months, I've kinda let my new life style slide a bit too close to my old life style. I've gained a few pounds and feel bloated and awful. So, I decided to start a new program and reset all of my trackers on SP.
My boyfriend... Read more
Just wanted to share in my excitement because it is beaming out of me!
Yesterday, I got a notification that my poster abstract was accepted and that I will be presenting my poster at the Society of Toxicology conference in M... Read more