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My first (unofficial) 10k+!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      13 comments

I ran 7.9 miles today, baby. And BAM, that's how I like to snap myself out of a funk! Setting a new personal record! My longest run before today was about 5.8 miles, I think. Soooo close to an even 6 miles, so close to a 10k. I didn't hav... Read more

I will not let myself stop trying.

Sunday, February 12, 2012      1 comments

Lately, I keep catching myself wondering whether it would really be so bad to just stop trying to reach my goal and instead maintaining my weight where it is. I don't really want to do that - I WANT to reach my goal. But it would be so much easi... Read more

I purged last night for the first time in 7 years

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      1 comments

And the worst part is that I donít even regret it. Much. My husband went to visit family and friends this weekend while I stayed at home and worked over the weekend. He stopped by my parentsí house on the way back so my mother could send me... Read more

Food pushers!!!!

Saturday, February 04, 2012      2 comments

I'm at work today and technically, only one of my coworkers is being a food-pusher at the moment, but they're both talking endlessly about ordering Chinese food for lunch and what they're going to get. I LOVE Chinese food. Love love love it... Read more

Because I am a worrier

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

I was thinking just now about how motivated I am to get in lots of exercise each week and manage my nutrition properly, and wondering how much of that is because I'm actively and successfully trying to lose weight. But I was wondering what ... Read more

Finding healthy opportunities!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      3 comments

I did it today! Of course I've heard the phrase "finding healthy opportunities" as part of a healthy lifestyle and as one tool in the weight loss utility belt. And I've done it to a certain extent - I've long been parking further away from ... Read more

Getting back into the swing

Thursday, January 19, 2012      1 comments

I was just skimming the health section of CNN.com, because Iím always interested nowadays to read news about diet, weight issues, and obesity. So I was reading this article: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.co
m/2012/01/17/u-s-obesity-r
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I finally managed to donate blood again!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      2 comments

So Merry Christmas to whoever gets some of my blood. :) I first donated blood when I was 16. It went fine, except for the fact that I ended up with the most massive bruise all over the inside of my elbow. Apparently I have small veins and t... Read more

Unexplained weight gain totally messes with my mind

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      3 comments

I gained like 6 pounds in the last week for no reason that I could understand - I was at the low end of my calorie range, I was exercising regularly and burning plenty of calories, and I wasn't eating high sodium food that might cause fluid rete... Read more

Doctor's visit: apparently I was wrong (in a good way!)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      1 comments

Okay so I just got back from my check-up...and I weighed in there at 157. So never mind that "I lost 80 pounds" business from before. Because I've lost 87 pounds, y'all! I guess I was allowing too much for clothing weight in my "offici... Read more

I've officially lost 80 pounds!

Sunday, December 04, 2011      10 comments

Holy crap, 80 pounds! I've been ridiculously busy lately, but I am determined to celebrate via blog whenever I drop another ten pounds...and now I'm 164 pounds!!! (I'm actually probably several pounds less, but my official records always allow f... Read more

Anniversary reflections: Thank you so much, Dr. Lao!

Thursday, October 20, 2011      6 comments

Today is an anniversary of sorts for me, because my weight loss journey started two years ago with a really horrible, humiliating day that ended up allowing me to change my life, thanks to the help of a person I've only ever seen twice. Two... Read more

A new personal best!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      3 comments

I'm off from work today, so I wanted to take advantage of the free day and the nice weather (it's about to get pretty stormy up in here tomorrow) and go for a long run. My previous record was a 65 minute jog, at a VERY slow pace, probably a 16 m... Read more

I can't get over how enjoyable shopping is becoming.

Thursday, October 06, 2011      3 comments

Not to mention, how much more time-consuming! The plus-size selection is SO much more limited, both in terms of floor space in department-type stores, and in terms of variety of stores. I spent about 3 hours running around the mall today, now th... Read more

Who's got two thumbs and isn't clinically obese any more? THIS GIRL.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      2 comments

I've been in a pretty good mood the last few days, because I'm so pleased with how things are going, for the most part. I've now officially lost 70 pounds. Seventy! There are still about 30 to go, but 70 sounds like a satisfyingly big numbe... Read more


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