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I have abs!
I made a wonderful discovery a few mornings ago. As I was changing for the day, I noticed that my stomach actually had (small) definition! I have never had muscle definition anywhere, much less my stomach! I was so proud of myself, and amazed... Read more
Recent events...and future hopes.
January has been a crazy month for me. I started out by getting very sick with the horrendous flu that is sweeping the country. That knocked me out for almost 3 weeks. I'm just now starting to ease back into my old routines, but I'm still slu... Read more
I've had some ups and downs this week. After consistent weight loss every week for a month, I gained a pound. I know the score, sometimes building muscle can do this, sometimes this is just what happens some weeks, etc etc etc. It still sucks... Read more
Spending the weekend in the Twin Cities. This type of trip usually involves lots of overindulgences in food. This weekend, while I haven't strictly stuck to healthy foods, my family has gone "halfsies" on each entree we've eaten. So, rather t... Read more
A new size.
This week I was able to fit into my skinny jeans. Not the jeans that are the size I eventually want to be, but a pair of skinny jeans I bought last year (before I gained a bunch of weight) so that I could wear boots without all that awkward scr... Read more
Two weeks and seeing results.
As of today I have been following my calories and exercise recs religiously for two weeks. Over the past two months, I've lost 7 pounds-which I am very happy about. I feel slimmer, my pants are looser, and I have more energy.
I'm trying to... Read more
Commitment and Results.
A month ago I finished a very intensive internship and switched gears to a laid-back schedule (relatively) of dissertation writing. With my extra time, I've been jogging 2-3 times a week. I've also been eating mostly healthy.
I'm struggling ... Read more
Facing the Fear
I have recently moved back home to finish my dissertation, the last piece of my graduate program requirements. It takes a special sort of strength to move back home as an adult and deal with all the insecurities that come with it. Thus far, I've... Read more
Day one today, I am tracking my foods. I started the 7 day Jumpstart and was happy to see that I could actually do all the exercises! I wasn't quite brave enough to head outside for a walk so I marched in place for 10 minutes. Hey, you gotta ... Read more
I've been feeling really down about my appearance, how my clothes fit, and my nutrition and exercise habits ( or rather LACK of them). I'm hoping to start VERY slowly, as my inclination is usually to attack goals head on, tackle it all at once,... Read more
Day 1 healthy eating.
Hoping to turn over a new leaf, slowly but surely. Bought healthy food today! I have been very tired and overwhelmed by life the last 8 months or so, and I know this will be an uphill battle, but I am dedicated to starting to make healthier ch... Read more
I am still having a hard time making habits stick. I know I have always expected too much of myself, and unfortunately stretching myself too far is causing me to fail at even the basics, even the essentials. I don't sleep enough, I don't eat r... Read more
Last summer I was doing well. I was eating very healthy, drinking lots of water, and exercising regularly. I had never maintained such healthy habits in my life. I was even putting myself out in the dating world, and being very brave for me. ... Read more
I have realized that over the course of this process and this summer I have started to lose sight of what is really important: taking care of myself. Sure, I am eating better than I ever have, I have lost over 20 pounds overall, and I accomplis... Read more
A compliment a day goes a long way!
I've decided to add a compliment a day to my Other Goals list. I can be extremely negative and hard on myself, and I'd like to improve my emotional health along with my physical health. Feel free to comment or add your own compliment for yours... Read more