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Thank Goodness For My Workout Buddy
Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

I was waiting for my boyfriend in the lobby of our gym after a workout (we usually do different stuff, so I meet him in the lobby after a certain amount of time). I had just put on my coat and began sitting down when I saw him, so I stood back ... Read more
New Year, New Hair (New Priority?)
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      15 comments

I have decided to use some of the money I save on the food budget towards getting my hair done at least 4 times each each year. It has been over a year since my last real "hair style" (pre-depression, pre-weight gain), and I decided enough ... Read more
January Goals
Sunday, January 01, 2012      5 comments

I am so glad the holidays are over... time to dive into a new routine! *Track EVERY BITE I eat *Hit the gym 4 days per week (3 days of str training and cardio, one day of yoga and cardio) *Do AT LEAST 10 min of INTENSE cardio EVERY DAY ... Read more
Ready for 2012!
Saturday, December 31, 2011      4 comments

Medicine: I've found that Byetta has given me a huge energy boost over the last few days... I wonder if it is because it makes my body create more insulin. Like, if I didn't have enough insulin before, does having enough now make my body work be... Read more
Non-scale Victories: Blood Work
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      8 comments

YAY I got my endocrinologist appt in today because they had a cancellation. Now, for the first time in like half a year, I have a refilled prescription for Byetta and I cannot wait to see how it will affect my weight loss. I did gain 3 lbs ... Read more
New Year's Resolution
Monday, December 26, 2011      6 comments

Good stuff: Got my financial aid for next quarter... and I am out of debt on the credit card front (now I need to work on keeping it that way). Bad stuff: being home for Christmas(see last status update), my brother's sentencing (it's Thurs... Read more
December updated goals
Friday, December 23, 2011      6 comments

Unfortunately my sickness really put a damper on December. I was in bed for a week and unable to exercise for as many days. In terms of making my December weight-loss goal (the 12 lbs of Christmas), I will be unable to do it now but I am not fee... Read more
Milk and Insulin Resistance
Sunday, December 18, 2011      6 comments

Ohhh em gee I am finally over that terrible flu. Now I am back to working out and hoping to make some shifts in my diet (now that I can actually eat again). The stuff I found -------------------- I have read several studies recently tha... Read more
I know I disappeared for a few days but I am back!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      12 comments

The reason for the disappearance has been a surprise anniversary in-town getaway with my amazing boyfriend. Our hotel room had a private freaking hot tub! It was ... Read more
First session with personal trainer
Friday, December 09, 2011      12 comments

Today I had my first session with my personal trainer, Brian. He conditions athletes (mostly for soccer) and he has a bachelor's degree in the field of physiology/personal training. He was soooo helpful! First, he told me I was basically do... Read more
Ohmygosh--where'd my belly go?! I have a waistline!!!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      8 comments

I have been feeling down and out the past 3 or 4 days (ToM making me bloated, having terrible cramps and muscle pain). Despite this, I have been working out.. although really just going through the motions out of habit and not enjoying myself. F... Read more
Sunday food (day 4/4)
Sunday, December 04, 2011      9 comments

I was STARVING today from not eating enough yesterday, haha. INDIAN FOOD FEAST! ****************** Breakfast ****************** 2 eggs, spinach, shallots, smart balance, and laughing cow cheese. a banana, orange juice, and 1 slice ... Read more
December Goals
Sunday, December 04, 2011      10 comments

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Saturday Food Pics (3/4)
Saturday, December 03, 2011      6 comments

*********************** Breakfast *********************** 1 cup orange juice, 1 banana, and 1 cup 2% milk with 1 scoop chocolate whey powder ... Read more
Friday food pics (day 2/4)
Saturday, December 03, 2011      7 comments

Part of the weekend challenge is blogging pics of everything we eat. Today I was busy writing a paper, so I did cheat a little and ordered pizza. I did not binge, though, and stayed in my calories. I also ate well the rest of the day, so I am ... Read more

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