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Any Advice?
Saturday, August 04, 2012      2 comments

This week I struggled a bit. I think I'm in an exercise rut. I eat mostly the correct calories, though. Lately, however, I haven't been motivated to exercise and I've been really wanting to snack. Changing my lifestyle was really easy at first b... Read more
Goals for this week
Sunday, July 29, 2012      1 comments

Here's a breakdown of my goals for this week. Small and manageable; 1. Eat out only once this week 2. Plan my meals before I eat them 3. Complete my workout plan (at least 10 minutes workout on non-running days) 4. Watch no more than ... Read more
Crazy Adventures
Sunday, July 29, 2012      1 comments

This month has really had it's ups and downs. A test of my commitment to myself and my goals. August is summer vacation in Japan. At school, I have no students. I'm bored, and for the first time I realized that when I'm bored, I look for a snack... Read more
Getting back to it.
Thursday, July 19, 2012      3 comments

I haven't written a blog in a month. Part of me thought that maybe I didn't need it, since my weight loss has been going well. I've been going a bit lax on my eating and exercise as of late. I realized that without sparkpeople and my blog, I don... Read more
Training Day 4
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      0 comments

Finally got my new headphones in. Going to take them out for a run tomorrow. So excited. The plan for tonight is to do some weightloss yoga with Bob Harper. I've done yoga workouts before but this has to be by far the most difficult one I've don... Read more
Half-Marathon Training Day 2
Sunday, June 24, 2012      2 comments

Started training yesterday. It felt good. Really hot and humid outside though and knowing Japan, it's going to continue this way until October. Night runs or early morning runs may become a thing. Today will be weight loss yoga. I'm trying to ... Read more
Half-Marathon dreams!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      2 comments

So, I just got a post from a friend who's here in Japan with me about an upcoming half-marathon in October. It's two days before my birthday. I think I'm going to go for it. It takes about 6 months to train properly for a half-marathon... I've g... Read more
Off week
Friday, June 15, 2012      3 comments

This week was a bit off for me. I didn't all out splurge or anything. My calories were over by about 200-300 about three days this week. Missed a few days working out. My motivation is wavering and I need to figure out something to help me get b... Read more
Happy Sunday! Out of the "Obese" BMI
Saturday, June 09, 2012      5 comments

So. I was a little discouraged last week with a 1lb weight gain but this week made up for it. I lost 3lbs this week and now I am officially out of the overweight BMI category at 158.3 lbs . I am going to order my prize headphones right after I p... Read more
What the weight gain taught me
Sunday, June 03, 2012      1 comments

My weigh in today went about as well as I really expected it would. A 1.3 lb weight gain. I missed three days of workouts, went out to eat twice, didn't track calories as expected and didn't really blog much. But I learned something from it and ... Read more
What's it feel like to lose 9lbs?
Thursday, May 31, 2012      2 comments

After losing 9lbs I keep expecting to feel a huge difference. I expect to look in the mirror and see a drastic change. A whole new person. But it's not like that. It's small things that are different. Clothes I bought at Christmas are too big. M... Read more
So close I can taste it...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      4 comments

I'm getting dangerously close to my first goal. I want to get out of the Obese BMI category and into the Overweight category. I think this has only happened two times in my life since starting junior high school. This time I'm going to keep it t... Read more
Anniversary WOOHOO moment
Saturday, May 26, 2012      2 comments

Tomorrow my husband and I will have been married for 1 year. Here's a picture from our wedding. At that time I was at my heaviest. I think around 170-175. The dress I'm wearing there barely fit. I was actually wearing a girdle. ... Read more
My mini goal
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      1 comments

I have lost 6 pounds so far with spark people in the last three weeks. I want to continue my weight loss but it seemed links an overwhelming number ( total 50 lbs). So I've made a mini goal for myself of about 6 pounds. Once I lose that weight I... Read more
Coffee Jelly and Rice Balls - Thanks, Japan!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      2 comments

So, living in Japan gives me all sorts of reasons and opportunities to eat new things. Sometimes I get cravings for horrible things from America like cappuccino ice cream or a grande starbucks white mocha. Well, now these things are not really a... Read more

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