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Day 467: Sorry for the hiatus!
So now that I'm in graduate school, it's been A LOT more difficult to keep up with schoolwork, gym, SP, and eating healthy. Unfortunately the ones that suffered most were the eating healthy and logging on. I've gotten into a fitness routine whic... Read more
Day 380: A 360 degree viewpoint change!
So I've been trying to stick to my "rules" I made for myself and I feel like overall, I've done well. I have missed two days of getting over 6,000 steps and definitely broke down with my two treat a week rule this week (I blame ... Read more
The Ups and Downs of Starting Over
So like everyone else, I indulged a bit too much over the weekend. Bummer. I expected to be up a bit, but not staring at pretty much the same number that I saw a week ago. That got me drinking water like crazy - pretty sure I've consumed over a ... Read more
July 1, 2014: A Fresh Start
368 days. That's how many days I have been a part of SparkPeople.
I wish I could say I'm one of those people who has had amazing successes, but I'm not. I'm average, I've done okay, but I've bounced around the same 3-5lbs for the past 6+ m... Read more
Day 340: Fears & Fortunes
Lately I've been feeling somewhat conflicted with things. One thing is that eating right and healthy consistently is HARD. I feel like it's what has messed up my consistent losses and has instead provided me with plateaus... I also cracked one o... Read more
Day 323: Happy :)
I finally saw the scale move this week! Ever since December, I have gained/lost the same 3-4 lbs and now I'm finally under 230 again!! Couldn't be more excited.
I've been eating much better and making better choices. I've also begun reading... Read more
Day 314: I completed 110 fitness minutes today... WHAT?!
I speak the truth! After 3 separate walks today (one to my afternoon job, one home, and one with mom this evening), I walked almost 4 miles and earned back about 500-600 calories. It feels good to be active and see my motivation come through on ... Read more
Day 313: Mental Games
I've come to the somewhat obvious conclusion that losing weight is yes physical, but mostly mental. What's difficult is going home after a solid workout at the gym and gobbling up dinner, sides, and desserts before even checking to see how much ... Read more
Day 303: Finally seeing some results, but fighting FOOD BRAIN!
Hey everyone! The last time I wrote a blog was not so happy, but this one will be much more positive. I've been weight training for the past few weeks and I definitely feel like my body has been changing. My clothes look different on me, I feel ... Read more
Day 274: Sickness and Making Goals
This week was my last week before spring break, and I'm happy to say I made it through and am looking forward to having the entire week off next week to focus! However, the first hurdle I have to overcome is this sickness I currently have that h... Read more
Day 268: Realizations
Over this weekend, I've realized something important: this journey is truly up to me and only I alone can change my life and my body. I think I knew this all along, I just needed to step back (and get back on Spark) to realize it.
During th... Read more
Day 264: Tired of the cycle
Working two jobs is rough.
I give so many props to people who are diligent in the gym because right now that is not me. I've found every excuse in the book to avoid staying on track like I had planned, and I'm frustrated with myself but I a... Read more
Day 247: Adjustments
So I haven't been a great tracker or blogger, but I vow to change that this month. There has been a lot of adjusting, as I just started my first full-time job and am also working my part-time job. Once I get work + gym routine down, I hope to ac... Read more
Day 218: Hello, February!
So January didn't pan out too well for me... but I basically maintained since December, so that's good in a way. I've been floating and flirting with 230, Today on Feb 1, I'm at 230.8 and I'm going to get back on track (for real this time) start... Read more
Day 206: Struggling
I've returned to the U.S. (and have been back for almost a week) but I'm having trouble getting back in the swing of things. I was sick one day last week and it sort of carried over for another day or so. Only made it to the gym once and now it'... Read more