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Facing Reality

Friday, May 13, 2011      2 comments

So, I thought I was doing OK. My clothes still fit and no one commented that I was gaining weight. Holy smokes was I delusional. I gained 30 pounds from the steroids, the less than strict diet and and a complete lack of fitness. I GAINED 30... Read more

This is my story.

Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

You see the picture of the car? That is my 2007 Toyota Yaris. I spent months researching the car I would buy. I had it for 6 months. Well, apparently I wasn't made to drive a car. In 2008 my new years resolution was to run a 5k with my cous... Read more

2010 is going to be great.

Thursday, December 17, 2009      7 comments

I have some pretty big plans for next year. I want to lose another 10-20lbs. I know this will mean even more extra skin around my tummy, but that's ok, there is still fat there and I still have room to get healthier. I want to run a ha... Read more

I get to run again!

Monday, December 07, 2009      2 comments

I get to start running again today. Physical therapy is almost complete for my knee, and to make sure it worked, I have to get back on a treadmill. But, I am not allowed to run a mile. 60 seconds of light running followed by 90 seconds of walkin... Read more

Naked.

Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

When was the last time you looked at yourself naked and didn't cringe? The last time you looked in the mirror and were truly appreciative of what you had and what your body can do for you? I'm not going to lie, I usually cringe and scoot pa... Read more

ch-ch-ch-changes

Monday, November 02, 2009      0 comments

Oi. October was a mess. I started physical therapy for my knee, but I see one of the team docs for the Chicago Bulls (which is kind of exciting). And they told me I should be able to heal and get back to running. Hooray! I spent yesterday ... Read more

Really, really?

Friday, October 02, 2009      2 comments

So, I posted a picture of me on Facebook. But not just an ordinary picture. I posted this picture: It was a bit surprising the reaction that I got. It was 99.9% supportiv... Read more

"Wait, you're her?"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      4 comments

So, I was out with my friends this weekend celebrating college football. (Ok, watching half a game and then resorting to card games to entertain us while the football became unbearable - Illini fans understand). Well, some other Illini fans at... Read more

Fat felt safe.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      3 comments

I was a 42 G my sophomore year in college. My friends all said that my bras were a hat for two. Saturday, I went to Victoria's Secret to pick up a bra because I had a coupon for $10off and a free pair of panties. Well, needless to ... Read more

Look ma, no spanx! and other little victories

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      5 comments

I've been having a hard time believing the scale (I would like to think it is real, and I would like it to move faster at the same time) but when you have been overweight since high school like me, sometimes these victories are hard to spot. So... Read more

What a difference a year makes!

Sunday, April 26, 2009      5 comments

I ran the whole darn thing! And, yes, my mom did cry. But that's ok. Because I didn't start at the front, it ended up being 5.5k rather than 5k, which I am ok with, it ... Read more

My mom is going to cry...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009      5 comments

and I might too. A year ago I was just beginning to move around without a walker, and even then, it was still nearby just in case I got tired. I was spending most of my days in the hospital with my cousin Beth while she dealt with compli... Read more

My story

Friday, March 20, 2009      4 comments

My home page was getting a little cluttered...so I moved my story to a blog post. In 2008 my new years resolution was to run a 5k with my cousin. I was fat, unhealthy, unemployed and unhappy. Then 5 weeks into the year, and 3 weeks into a g... Read more

This has been a darn good week.

Friday, March 13, 2009      1 comments

I am no longer obese. This is the first time that I have been able to say that since I was a junior in high school (and I am 24 now). It feels good. I can maybe even qualify for health insurance that I can afford now! Now, that would make me... Read more


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