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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
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
December's Show and Tell (with pics)
Thursday, January 03, 2013      8 comments

December was a crazy, busy, fun month! Here are some of the highlights... I ran a 5K with my group of beginner runners. They rocked it! I graduated college with a ... Read more
2013 Goal
Monday, December 24, 2012      10 comments

2012 is coming to a close and it is time to start thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2013. For the past few years, my yearly goals aka resolution have been fitness related. I believe last years was to run 12 races in 2012. Honestly, I a... Read more
God is great. People are good.
Saturday, December 15, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow is graduation and I must say this week have been one of the most memorable. Monday of this week, the week before graduation, my back wisdom tooth decided to demand attention. As a college student that does not have health insurance... Read more

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