This holiday season brought me some eye-opening news. Over the last four months I have had a bad cold twice, which is unusual. Both times I became sick after my husband came home with something and I failed to take proper preventive precautions.... Read more
Two weeks ago my older brother (JJ) disappeared after a physical encounter with my younger brother. (Tim).
JJ has bipolar disorder and has been refusing to take medication. It has been stressful on my parents and my family because, as a res... Read more
It's the first day of Week 3 and I'm pumped! I feel like I'm really on a roll and have made several small changes to my diet, and keep doing so.
I made some delicious whole wheat banana bread over the weekend. Yum! So healthy, too.
I... Read more
I've needed new workout clothes for awhile now. I usually just wear the same sweat pants I've had forever (with a couple smalls holes) and a t-shirt.
So, I went to Target earlier and went . . .well . . . a little crazy.
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Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely
Eat 5-6 servings of fruits and veggies each day
Drink at least 8 cups of water each day
Eat within 1200-1550 calorie range each day
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Yesterday was the beginning of Week 2 and I feel great! I have lots of momentum and have been doing really well with my diet.
I have made several small changes and they're all adding up to a pretty positive flow. I don't know how much weig... Read more
"This is where the strange part begins. And it's a really good strange. It's a wonderful strange. A noticeable strange. "
I had somewhat of an emotional day. I am feeling frustrated with some misc. issues and I hit... Read more
In early 2006 I underwent laporoscopic surgery for endometriosis. It turned out that I had some other things going on "in there" that were all cause for the immense amount of pain I had been experiencing, especially around my menstrual cycle.
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I know I shouldn't live in the past, but sometimes I can't help but think back to five years ago when I was losing weight at a steady rate and living the healthiest I ever had. I need to break free from this comparison of then and now. One of th... Read more
I blew it. It's frustrating because I read statistics about how after weight loss, it's such a high percentage of people that gain back. I thought, "not me!" But I did (some of it). It's okay though . . .after I freaked out about it, I reached ... Read more
I have gained 15 pounds since I've been home from Japan.
I have been eating way too much. My workout schedue is good. I have incorporated a lot of strength training, but the fact that I over eat and eat too late doesn't help . . .so here I go ... Read more
I would really love to make my goal weight by my birthday of 145 pounds.
My life is going really well right now. I feel positive and am looking forward to starting graduate school.
My moods are consistent.
I know I can get there, but rig... Read more
okay! enough excuses, I need to get back on the ball! I have been off my training for almost four weeks adjusting to being back in the U.S. I really need to get with it! Only ten more pounds and I've reached my goal. I think I will be pretty goo... Read more