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Mixin' it up... at the grocery store!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      0 comments

So, for the last 2 months (or really, the last 4 years), I've been in something of a food rut. Living on a budget, there are certain foods that I eat VERY regularly - pasta with sauce and veggies, omelets with veggies and 2% cheese, ww bread and... Read more

One quarter of the way?!

Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

So, I happened onto my sparkpage today, and noticed my ticker. Gee, I thought, I'm at 17 pounds down, and I'm actually just 1/2 pound away from the quarter marker on the ticker (17.5 pounds)! Though I've been making all kinds of little goals (ea... Read more

A little self-love goes a long way...

Sunday, July 17, 2011      2 comments

Perhaps my mind is now veering towards the gutter, but I actually didn't mean for the title to be a euphemism. I'm talking about caring for myself - both physically (exercise, healthier diet) and emotionally (making the effort to feel proud of m... Read more

70 reasons for 70 pounds!

Saturday, July 16, 2011      4 comments

So, I've seen others' lists of reasons for weight loss and a new lifestyle, They're incredibly inspiring! So, while in Florida I started my own list - 70 reasons to lose 70 pounds! PS - I'm now home from vacation. During the week, I went s... Read more

Oh mystical grant reviewers in the sky, please look kindly on my offering...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      1 comments

So, the grant is done! I feel so RELIEVED!!!! My mentor (who is absolutely awesome) was actually quite sneaky about this grant - she told me that the deadline was going to be last Friday... so, I came down to Florida, worked from here, got it a... Read more

And now for a moment of self-pity...

Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

Woke up this morning (4th morning in Florida) to see that I'm 2 pounds up. Boo. What's worse, I think I've actually been within my sparkpeople calorie range (under 1600cal) each day except for one, and I've been exercising... Thurs - drive... Read more

Fighting the vacation temptation...

Saturday, July 09, 2011      1 comments

The drive down to Florida with Mom went pretty well. We went to Golden Corral on the way, and I had grilled mushrooms, onions, peppers, and steamed cauliflower under a scoop of marinara sauce and a tbsp of parmesan cheese off the salad bar for m... Read more

5K results

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      1 comments

I just thought to check the 5K at ADA results online! Turns out, I finished 770ish (out of 981). Now, I know that doesn't sound great initially, but really it is! It means that signing up on a whim a few days before the event, and mostly walking... Read more

Ho-hum

Sunday, July 03, 2011      1 comments

I've been feeling kind of glum the last couple of days. A large reason is that my weight bounced around (back up to 195 for a couple days!), which I know shouldn't trouble me very much (salt/water/etc could surely account for a couple pounds) bu... Read more

Lost weight in San Diego!

Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

Woo-hoo!! I was gone for 6 days for the ADA conference and a mini-vacation in San Diego, and I managed to not only hold onto the 10-pound loss I had achieved in about a month before the trip (which got me out of "obese" range - yay!), but I mana... Read more

Whoa, 5K!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      1 comments

This morning I reached my goal of being 10# down before the conference! 195, here I am! So, prepping for the ADA conference this weekend, I came across another mention of the ADA 5K on Sunday. Now, previously, I had seen references to this ... Read more

Adios, "obese"!

Sunday, June 19, 2011      0 comments

Here I am, back under BMI 30! Just barely (BMI =29.8), but it counts! When I got on the scale a month ago and realized the double-whammy that I was both over 200lb, and in the "obese" BMI range, it was exactly the wake-up call I needed to get ba... Read more

Why not be thin?

Thursday, June 16, 2011      0 comments

So, as someone who has ALWAYS been chubby (to varying degrees), I've been having wildly out-of-character thoughts about being THIN. Not just, "less fat", but actually, shockingly, astoundingly, THIN! The healthiest weight I have ever been ... Read more

Wonderland!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      0 comments

As they say on the biggest loser, I've reached wonderland! I'm 6lb down from my start, back under 200lb, not a moment too soon! It's horrifying to think I let myself go like this - attaining a weight higher than any I had previously seen ... Read more

First milestone!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011      0 comments

As of today, I've lost the first 5 pounds!!! This is convenient timing for the bit of shopping I did yesterday - my hope was that I'd hit the 5-pound milestone before the Amazon order arrives next week, so the new camera case can be my 5lb... Read more


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