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Tuesday, June 22, 2010      17 comments

I just received a letter from my advisor at grad school regarding my semester work on this independent project i am doing that looks at weight loss, running, transformation, embodiment, psychological trauma, etc etc etc. i had been whining in m... Read more
Warning: Very Revealing Progress Photos
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      50 comments

yo. the following pictures are pretty revealing, so if you are offended by that, please close this blog right now. I posted these to see the subtle changes my actual body has made since the end of March. Even though I haven't lost significant ... Read more
Car Accident, Fitness, and Donna Summer
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      15 comments

Work on Sunday was so rough. 3 women relapsed and so I had to clean out their rooms. So many feelings of frustration and sadness. Got my workout though- carried heavy boxes up and down stairs and mopped and cleaned and did laundry. People w... Read more
Saturday, June 19, 2010      15 comments

OMG YES!!! Progress sometimes is hard to see when it comes gradually but here's a little reflection! on March 1, 2010 my measurements were: Waist: 52.5'' (at belly button) Hips: 55.75'' (widest part) Thighs: 31'' Calves: 18''... Read more
Pictures and a blog about me-me-me
Thursday, June 17, 2010      20 comments

Some updates. - I bought a cuisinart food scale the other day which has proved to be amazing so far. - I used my heart rate monitor at spinning tonight which totally made me push it so much harder to keep my heart rate up up up! it fe... Read more
Your Actions Create Your Life
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      27 comments

For some reason that idea is really profound to me today. How much time have I spent lately complaining, even if just to myself, about the current state of my life? "Things aren't working out with a friend, my grad research is going nowhere..... Read more
A Letter I Found
Friday, June 11, 2010      3 comments

Here's a letter I found that I wrote to myself from I don't know when. Cop-out Blog Friday for sure, but hey. Onwards and upwards. Happy weekend guys! Dear Ashley, Starting is always the hardest part. I guess that could be true ... Read more
Thank you Caeriel Crestin.
Thursday, June 10, 2010      6 comments

Cancer (June 21ĖJuly 22) If you were to cut apart your clothing and recombine it into new pieces incorporating several of the original items, you'd mostly end up with a messy, patchwork jumbleóbut probably a couple of really cool, original ... Read more
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      14 comments

There wasnít a singular moment when I stopped and said: now Iím different, now Iím transformed. But I feel that way today. Transformation isnít what happens when the universe feels sorry enough for us to have mercy. And it isnít the ... Read more
My Cryptic Horoscope for the Week
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      12 comments

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I think youíre ready to stand up and reclaim your power from the soul-sucking influences that have been swindling you. But you donít have to turn this showdown into a melodramatic epic that brings down the house or blow... Read more
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      15 comments

I'm pretty sure today's binge fest had to do with Chelsea moving today. I did end up seeing her on Sunday night; we talked for about 30 minutes because I needed to work out some money that she owes me... and although I didn't want to hang out w... Read more
SIYC Challenge Check in for Last Week in May!
Saturday, May 29, 2010      8 comments

So on 5/25/10 I posted this in the SIYC Check In Thread: REDUCE: I need to get rid of MY TOXIC FRIEND because it is working against my progress. (UPDATE: DOING WELL! She left me a message asking to have a "goodbye" dinner last nigh... Read more
Recurring Thoughts Bumbling Around My Brain
Saturday, May 29, 2010      8 comments

I've been noticing lately that the same thoughts always seem to cycle in my head until new ones flow in for a while. For instance, I keep having random thoughts of living on an island. Like Hawaii. As if I had a breezy, sunny little house rig... Read more
Friday, May 28, 2010      32 comments

holy red winged warbler. This Ladies size L Ann Taylor Loft Blouse that I got on clearance for the AB SIYC Challenge has found it's way down my torso. I can't effing believe it. I have been exercising on and off in varying degrees of effo... Read more
Marathoner Runs First 5K...
Thursday, May 20, 2010      11 comments

Sooo annoyed. My entire blog just got deleted. Ugh. Let's see if I can recap. So I ran my first 5K tonight... as part of this "Corporate Cup" that the state puts on for all the businesses and agencies to form teams and promote wellness a... Read more

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