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Finding strength and peace while admist feeling devastated **Warning: May contain emotional triggers
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      9 comments

These last two weeks have been super hard, facing the loss of the pregnancy. I have gone through almost every emotion. I do not blame myself for it happening (I have a biomedical science background and work in biomedical research) but still ha... Read more
Focus for the second half of August
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      3 comments

My focus for the second half of August is more mindful and balanced eating. I will indulge in treats, but in a more balanced approach. I am also exploring new snack and lunch ideas for variety and to keep from getting bored with my food. Curre... Read more
The 1 month until my birthday plan
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      3 comments

This morning, I realized my bday is exactly 1 month from today. I have decided I will give myself the gift of better and improving health for my birthday. My major goal for that month is to track EVERYTHING that I eat. This has definitely bee... Read more
Persistence changes lives
Sunday, May 15, 2016      3 comments

Life has gotten crazy since my last blog post. I've gone from no job with no real prospects to a job with benefits that will be great for my career. When I got the official offer just over a week ago, it felt as if 1000 lbs of weight was immed... Read more
Hanging on and learning while on the roller coaster
Saturday, December 05, 2015      5 comments

Many know that things have personally been stressful for me but I am working on how I respond to that stress. I've been working on getting out of that stressful and frustrating situation but it is not easy. Thank goodness for the unending suppo... Read more
It doesn't matter what size you are... Love yourself, love your body!
Thursday, August 20, 2015      5 comments

I've had to re-fall in love with myself and my body (not in a narcissistic way, but in a not beating myself up and putting myself kind of way). Just because you love yourself and your body, does not mean you can not strive for changes and impro... Read more
Wedding date shift 7 months earlier leads to a shift in focus
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      5 comments

Our wedding date got moved up 7 months for a whole host of reasons (cost, wanting to have children before I get too much older, ect). We were initially going to have our wedding this coming April, giving me plenty of time to get down to my goal... Read more
Reflection so far on the BLC and goals for the remainder of the challenge
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      7 comments

Having a group of supportive people on the Honey Badger team how also push you to succeed has been invaluable. All of the smaller challenges can get overwhelming to keep track of, but they always provide ways to challenge yourself and help with... Read more
Balancing a new job with a healthy lifestyle
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      8 comments

I have been struggling since I started my job 4 weeks ago. At first it was the stress of starting a new job and having no clue what I was doing that was stressing me out and throwing me off track. I was snacking too much, out of stress and nerv... Read more
My hobby (and pretty new small business)
Sunday, January 04, 2015      9 comments

I love playing board games and table top role playing games.... And also love crafts, including doing ar... Read more
From triumph to heartbreak to trying to find myself.... after a pretty catastrophic knee injury/diag
Friday, June 07, 2013      12 comments

I've went from the high of finishing my first half marathon, and under the time i had set for myself (finished in 2 hr 22 min) but in a lot of knee pain (a knee injury flairing even with it taped and braced) to being told 2 days later I had to s... Read more
The journey of losing 95 pounds and reaching my goal weight!!
Sunday, January 13, 2013      29 comments

I am still trying to process the fact that I am at goal weight, and no longer need to lose weight. I am down 95 pounds, several jeans sizes (from a tight 18 to a comfy 2), 41.5 inches (and didnít start taking measurements until I had already lo... Read more
Goal weight!!! (95 pounds gone!)
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      17 comments

Yes, this morning I actually passed just below that number of 125 pounds on the scale that seemed so elusive when I started SparkPeople in March of '11. 95 pounds gone! It still hasn't really set in, and maintenance scares me like none other atm... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 82 pounds gone! Then and now and the changes in between.
Saturday, November 03, 2012      180 comments

The last 20 months or so have been crazy!!! I'm down 82 pounds to 138 pounds from my starting weight of 220 pounds. I have lost a LOT of inches too. My body has changed drastically and I can physically do so much more so much easier than before ... Read more
Beating ourselves up mentally and emotionally (learning to love ourselves)
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      9 comments

Why are we SO hard on ourselves? Why do we sometimes say horribly mean and sometimes mentally and emotionally abusive things to ourselves? Would we tolerate this from someone else? The sad thing is, I used to tolerate others treating me like thi... Read more

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