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A much more positive blog

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      16 comments

I am absolutely done feeling sorry for myself. I truly believe that my sleep has been having negative effects on me--both psychologically and physically--but now that I have this sleep number bed on its way, everything is going to change! O... Read more

Have to stop being so hard on myself...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      29 comments

Lately I find myself comparing my journey to others. I know why this is a bad idea, but I cannot stop doing it. I am beyond frustrated with myself. OK... I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way: I am very impressed and very happy for... Read more

A letter to myself, 12 weeks from now (Purple Ninjas)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      16 comments

Jamie - I just want to say congratulations. Although you have faced a myriad of obstacles in 2011, you have overcome them all, and have grown mentally and spiritually from having experienced them. You are becoming a resilient person, and a... Read more

Sad story

Monday, January 09, 2012      16 comments

Got some more bloodwork done... and doctor says my cortisol levels are too high (this is a recurring problem for me). Yeah, no big surprise, since cortisol is a stress hormone and I have an anxiety disorder which I am attempting to get under con... Read more

If you are addicted to sugar, drink soda, or count juice as a freggie...

Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

.. then then this might be the most informative and thought-provoking ~30 min video lecture you have ever exerienced (as it was for me)... ESPECIALLY if you have diebetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, High cholesterol, or hypert... Read more

Taco Salad!!!

Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

I received 1 lb of 95% lean, grass-fed ground sirloin from my organic home delivery and my brain immediately started craving TACOS. (forgot to add the taco shell for this... Read more

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


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