2016 marks a couple of noted points.
One is that I lost weight for the first time since my wedding. I lost about 30 pounds. I went from a high point of 305 pounds to 275. I was living in Japan for four months, and I had myself well balance... Read more
Fitness Blog 6/2/16
I'm below 290.
I'm officially below 290.
As in, not according to my bathroom scale when I've only been up for 10 minutes and in the buff and before breakfast and after the toilet.
As in, after lunch, fully clothed (sans shoes) ... Read more
Happy Halloween, everybody!
I have uploaded a bunch of pictures of my "progress" and realized I haven't blogged in MONTHS.
I DID complet... Read more
Week 25, Day 3
Happy Easter everybody! A day of new life, new beginnings, new hope.
My scale is still not budging, and neither is my fat-monitoring device. But my personal trainer says I'm looking thinner. That I'm looking more toned. That I'm walking fa... Read more
Week 23, Day 4
Is fat the worst thing I can be?
Sometimes it feels like it. When the whispers aren't even hiding any more, when doctors ignore my basic complaints (I once was lectured on my weight when I had an ear infection), when all I crave is attenti... Read more
Week 22, Day 4
I lost a friend.
Like, forever. Like, no recovery from this fight.
I never tried to hurt her. I tried to stand up for myself. And it spiraled out of control. And every word she says, false or not, hurts.
And what is more, what ... Read more
Week 21, Day 7
I have a blister. It is a large blister on the ball of my foot. I have been hobbling around town all day.
I have been practicing my interval walking. I could not do 2.5 mph-3.5 mph with my trainer for more than 15 minutes last week, and ev... Read more
Week 21, Day 2
I hired a personal trainer some time ago, and I finally had my first session this past week. My measurements are about the same as before the winter break, but I was right about my weight reaching a new high. On the upside, I shaved 4 minutes of... Read more
Week 12, Day 3
So, usually I lose weight over the break. This is because I don't have family or friends over, so there are no leftovers and no sugary snacks.
This year, I binged on cookies and cookie dough, fudge, cake. We had a turkey and it was gone in... Read more
Week 10, Day 1
We are technically a quarter of the way through my 40 week fitness challenge. I don't think I've actually lost anything. I haven't weighed in in quite a while. I finished my final projects two weeks ago, and finished my finals last week. It's be... Read more
Week 5, Day 3
No promises. Just effort.
It's a crunch week at school, with lots of projects I'm paranoid about, plus my brother is moving in this week and my husband and I's anniversary is Thursday.
I'm going to try to stay on track, but I am know... Read more
Week 4, Day 7
It's been 28 days since I started this journey, and that means it's weigh in day. Technically, the scale moved down 4.25 pounds, but last week my doctor's scale said I was down an additional 3. I was on a bland diet, and all those carbs really m... Read more
Week 4, Day 4
So, today, I did my contractual work, and I sent an introductory email to a professor, trying to get into his class. It's restricted to Music majors, but I have four Film Studies Doctors who could potentially vouch for me, so I'm HOPING. Please,... Read more
Week 4, Day 2
It's not in a wrap. It's not in a pill. It's not in a gimmick or a quick fix.
It's in set ups and set backs and setting down the burdens that hold you back. It's in blood and sweat and tears and anguish and frustration. It's in elation and... Read more
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Week 4, Day 1
I've been put on a bland BRAT diet for past few days, and may be on it until my weigh in. I've been having serious stomach problems where I can't keep food down half the time and can't digest it the other half. Turns out I have a bacteria in my ... Read more