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Either Or

Sunday, April 14, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday I was super excited about being 169. I had such plans to get down to 165. Than, this morning I was back at 170.4. I am so frustrated and bummed. I have been bouncing around 170 for months. I am done. A few days ago, I was excited to se... Read more

Progress: Making the Scale Go Down, Down, Down

Friday, April 12, 2013      11 comments

A few weeks ago, I saw the scale go up, up, up to 175.sometihng. At that point, I decided I had a choice. I can succumb to myself and let myself gain all the weight back or I could take control. I could exercise but I knew my eating was the true... Read more

Depression hurts.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      13 comments

Isn't that what the Zymbalt commercial says? It's true. For the first time since dealing with depression, I am seeing how it hurts my loved ones. In the past weeks, I have been far from being easy to be around. I have been irritable meaning anyt... Read more

It's your choice.

Saturday, March 30, 2013      4 comments

It's funny how this journey never stops. I know, I know, all maintainers say that. This time I am learning this lesson. I maintained my weight loss for about a year and half and than gained 15 pounds back. I was overwhelmed with the feeling of d... Read more

Misplaced Spark

Thursday, March 21, 2013      10 comments

In the last week, I have been trying to do some soul searching. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science, my life seems to have lost all spark. I had so much promise. I was going places. In the last couple months, I feel like I have gone no w... Read more

Choose Your Hard

Thursday, February 28, 2013      14 comments

On July 21, 2011, I stepped on the scale and saw the magical numbers 1-6-0. Since than, I have worked to maintain the scale at 160. Like many other people, I thought losing weight was the hard part and maintenance was a cake walk. I am sur... Read more

Scratch that... I need a challenge.

Saturday, February 16, 2013      8 comments

Today, I was giving plasma when I started up a conversation with the staff, who was an LPN. I have been thinking about going back to school for a long time. We discussed the differences between an CNA, LPN, and RN. They sure sound like viable ca... Read more

I need a pick me up.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      9 comments

Ever woke up one day and realized you didn't know who you were anymore? I feel like that person. One moment, I was the girl that lost 100 pounds, trained for half marathons, loved eating healthy, and in the best shape I have been in ever. P... Read more

Gramma

Sunday, February 10, 2013      8 comments

Do you know that moment when you thought you were fine than BAM! you realize you are far, far from fine? I had one of those yesterday. On Saturday, it felt like a miracle that I finally stopped crying from my Grandma's passing. After the w... Read more

Power of Words

Friday, February 01, 2013      12 comments

The impact of words are be remarkable. When I was younger, it was a boy tearing me down because my low esteem was an easy target. Today, it was a spark friend saying the right words. This friend and I stay in contact through email. Part of... Read more

Moving On

Monday, January 28, 2013      8 comments

A year ago, I would have felt guilty for 'binging' in times of stress. Even last month, I would have beat myself up. This week, I am determined not to tear myself apart. I have stress in my life (who doesn't?!) and as sad as it is, eating is a c... Read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons about Bjorklund Half Marathon

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      9 comments

Lately, I have felt so down and disappointed with my fitness level. I used to have great, toned muscles. Now, I just feel soft. Like my muscles ran away. I want to run Bjorklund Half Marathon but have detrained so much that I can only do about 2... Read more

Random Update

Friday, January 18, 2013      6 comments

You may be wondering.. "Why does TCM update her personal life on here? It has nothing to do with weight loss." Actually, it has everything to do with it. I have found the more stressful I am about my personal life, I tend to take it out on... Read more

A Letter to Myself

Saturday, January 12, 2013      6 comments

Often we forget to extend love and kindness that we have for our friends to ourselves. I know I am my hardest critic. So, today I decided to give myself some love and kindness in a letter to myself. Dear The Crazy Mango, You are doing ... Read more

Strength Training: Kettlebells vs. New Lifting Routine

Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

By now, you have probably heard me say how I am out of shape and need to lose 10 pounds. So, what am I doing about it? This past week, I got an Anytime Fitness Gym membership and started working out consistently. This means I worked o... Read more


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