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Dear Abs, please come back.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      3 comments

Dear Abs, please come back. I noticed my wonderful abs have left me. Well in three weeks I went from crazy strong abs, to *wibble, wobble* barely hold myself up abs. So last night BAM 500 crunches on my ball. I didn't have a lot of time so I ... Read more

Busy Weekend + all clear from the doc

Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

So now my excuses are gone. The doctor said on Friday I have no restrictions. At all. I can weight lift and run a marathon (haha, as if). It still hurts when I jump/bob so no running for a bit. But now I feel like I'm using the surgery as a... Read more

Step on the scale and say "I will not hate myself, I will just change what I see"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      8 comments

This was my status this morning: SHRINKING_SARA is okay guys... I'm going to go step on the scale for my 2 week post-surgery, no-exercise break from the world. *I will not hate myself, I will just change what I see. I went into my weigh-in ... Read more

I've avoided Spark -- Now I'm back

Monday, September 10, 2012      8 comments

Post surgery exercise restriction was killing me mentally. I tried to keep going on Spark, but I turned into a weirdo. Instead of being inspired by everyone working out and eating healthy I was jealous. Green eyed monster jealous. But to... Read more

12 Days Post Surgery Recap... with links to photos 'cause some of them are gross

Sunday, September 09, 2012      2 comments

Okay to make this a bit easier on myself I’m just going to post links for the individual days. Its just easier to post photos on my Tumblr than on here. Also some of them are gross, so if you have a weak stomach you might not want to see the f... Read more

Motivational Pictures Blog

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      5 comments

I have a board on Pinterest I love... I just thought I'd share some of my new pins with you all. https://pinterest.com/sa
radrenk/fitness-inspiration/ I even started an actual board of my fav pins. Read more

Eight days post surgery and I am going insane

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      6 comments

I want to work out... I want to work out... I want to work out... I want to work out... I want to work out... Per doctor's orders, I can't work out... Cue to yesterday where I felt good, I looked good ;-) and I went to work in the mo... Read more

Well I may be doing too much

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      4 comments

I'm going nuts. I really wanted to work out today. But I'm in pain. So I didn't. And now I noticed I had trouble raising my right arm today. My left arm was okay, right -- holy crap. Then at like four I noticed that there was a hard lu... Read more

Shopping Therapy + steristrips and surgery = painful

Monday, September 03, 2012      7 comments

I just spent the day shopping. I just needed to get out of the house. I can't stand being locked up, especially with my mom. It's hard to be motivated to eat healthy when A) you feel like crap and B) your mom is stuffing her face full of food ... Read more

I've figured it out, I'm need to quit eating...

Monday, September 03, 2012      9 comments

So I'm six days post surgery and I am so frustrated I want to throw things. Part of it could be the fact that I've been stuck in the house for a week... with my mom. Part of it could be that I'm up 8 pounds since the surgery, and c'mo... Read more

Post Surgery Update 2

Saturday, September 01, 2012      6 comments

Day five post surgery. Day of surgery I weighed in at 179.4# -- a low number for me! Yes! I was excited. Cue to four days later post surgery (and four days of constipation later) I now am weighing in at 190! Eep! I know a lot of it... Read more

Post surgery update

Friday, August 31, 2012      9 comments

Post surgery update I had my surgery Tuesday morning. I got up super early. Took a shower, put my hair up in a cute bun and threw on crappy gym clothes. Got to the surgery center – I drove, my mom was still in zombie mode… sat around... Read more

T minus 21 hours till surgery

Monday, August 27, 2012      13 comments

Okay folks, it is actually happening. I am having my brachioplasty tomorrow morning. (EEEK!) I just got a call from the doctor telling me they were moving the schedule around -- and now I'm going earlier. I personally love this. Instead of w... Read more

2 days till surgery...

Sunday, August 26, 2012      3 comments

Eep! Two days! I'm thinking about doing some massive cardio since I won't be able to for a few weeks. Talking to my doctor I'm not on a complete exercise ban. I'm obviously not doing anything until the drains come out and the pain goes a... Read more

My mind is racing... 3 days till skin removal surgery... eep!

Saturday, August 25, 2012      5 comments

I feel like I'm on speed. My brain is literally running 1000 thoughts a minute. This week has been busy. I am now technically on "vacation" from work until after Labor Day, but... I can't disconnect. Yesterday I submitted my first fell... Read more


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