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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

Ouch... my feet still hurt.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      3 comments

My feet are still sore from Saturday. Apparently a 5k, 22,000 steps, and maybe not the right kind of shoes are all to blame. The week before the Color Run I did 3-10ks in distance (walking on a 5% incline). I was super frustrated with my ... Read more

The St. Louis Color Run!!!! (Lots of photos!)

Sunday, August 19, 2012      13 comments

I can't even begin to tell you all how much fun it was yesterday! The Color Run came to St. Louis, and St. Louis turned it into a party! I ended up only going with one of my friends, Nicole. Everyone bailed -- and they totally missed out. Bu... Read more

That's it. I'm putting a stop to this.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      6 comments

That's it. I'm putting a stop to this. -- waaaait, isn't that what I said yesterday? Well I didn't. I had a work picnic today, and there was a surprising lack of healthy options. Usually there's a fruit and veggie tray. Not this time. ... Read more

I am my own worst enemy.

Monday, August 13, 2012      7 comments

I have come to the realization that I am my own worst enemy. We all have struggles -- and this weekend I caved. I caved hard. I overloaded my body with crap, felt like crap, and kept doing it. There was a bit of a downward, well f*** this spi... Read more

What is my "ideal" weight?

Friday, August 10, 2012      8 comments

According to this website:
t/body.htm Most people would say 154. They recommend to be healthy a range of 132-174. Using a different calculation they came up with a healthy range of 155... Read more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

I'm back to experimenting with protein powders. I have a bunch of Biochem Whey protein powder -- it kind of tastes like cream of wheat to me. But with my dairy intolerance -- and a slow brain that forgot whey WAS dairy -- I have been trying ou... Read more

1 year with Spark

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      7 comments

Unfortunately on my 1 year anniversary with Spark, the phrase above I had to repeat over and over. I got bad news at work today regarding an experiment. I should say,... Read more

Random photos... the real size of a cereal bowl

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      7 comments

I have some random pictures to share. One is of my new cereal bowl. I've started eating organic golden grahams knock offs with soy milk as a post workout recovery, or a quick breakfast in the morning. I have my old cereal bowl (which let'... Read more

Better end to a day that started off annoying.

Monday, August 06, 2012      5 comments

SO I blogged this morning at how annoyed I was with the scale. I seriously wanted to throw it (well not really, it was expensive) but I felt blindsided by the weigh-in. I stayed home today to edit other people's work from my lab. Also, I... Read more

*grumble, grumble* throws scale...

Monday, August 06, 2012      1 comments

I think my Monday weigh-ins might be doomed. My evil enemy, and former bestie of last week went back to that stupid number 180.4. Its a very specific number that keeps popping up. I think my digital scale must have a glitch that it weighs me ... Read more

Why do I Spark?

Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

Someone just asked me what my tips for Sparking are -- and how to get back on track. Here's how I'm staying on track... -------- So I have my ups and downs and times where I want to quit and binge and say screw it all. The trick for... Read more

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