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feeling the stress of being in the writing phase of PhD
8/8/2014 1:32:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ah, time is just not my friend and it is really challenging when it comes to trying to find time to write. They all said this would happen. Th...  Read more


The throws of double membership
6/12/2014 4:38:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay folks, I need some advice. I currently have a gym membership at my rec center at the University I work at. It's not too terribly expensive,...  Read more


Why I struggle with Western medicine
6/10/2014 5:13:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So, I have migraines. For as long as I can remember. I do everything I can to manage them naturally so I do not have to take a bunch of medicine. I do...  Read more


The updates
6/4/2014 6:03:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I haven't written in such a long time. This happens when life really starts to get busy. I don't always agree with the hustle and bustle of life, but...  Read more


After 5 years and a bunch of pounds later, here I am
5/21/2014 12:03:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I think it was 5 years ago that I joined Sparkpeople, although I can't be sure. Time is flying! I lost a total of 97 pounds, became an athlete, ran...  Read more


Things I Learned (#3)
5/13/2014 8:03:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I'm delayed on this one, but I do have a couple of things that I learned. 1. Small successes breed larger ones. Remember the few I mentioned i...  Read more


Things I Learned (#2)
5/4/2014 8:37:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This week had its own challenges. The new habits are starting to stick, but on Saturday, there was no time to cook because I was traveling and then ha...  Read more


Things I Learned (#1)
4/27/2014 11:37:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

While it has not been a week, I like to create habits, which means on Sundays, I'm going to try to post what I've learned that week. I've been down th...  Read more


SparkCoach Daily Visualization
4/18/2014 8:50:04 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Think about 3 things that are on your bucket list. What goal would you go for if anything was possible? What can you do to feel like that in your life...  Read more


Resetting the system
4/7/2014 1:19:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So much has changed in my life since the last time I was an active Sparker. Including regaining the 30 pounds that seem to like to keep coming back. I...  Read more


I have 91 days to lose 20 lbs!
4/3/2014 3:04:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi, it's been a while since I blogged! My life got REALLY crazy on February 8th. I got booted from my roller derby team & I broke my ankle pretty go...  Read more


SparkCoach Task: Write down 3 recent accomplishments
4/3/2014 8:31:00 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1) Straight As for Winter Quarter 2014. 2) Successfully did a turn stop to the left 3) Lost 13 pounds 224...  Read more


the tales of my cat, Bruce
4/1/2014 11:13:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, if I could share another story about how CRAZY smart my cat is. The other day, I am sitting at my counter working on my laptop when I hear...  Read more


April fools spring weather
4/1/2014 11:06:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ah, what a TEASE today was with the high 60/low 70 degree day we had today. Lost every ounce of motivation to do anything other than go out and...  Read more


Goals for April
4/1/2014 12:44:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Roller derby practice 2 x per week for 100% attendance Strength training following the NRoL4W 3 x per week Work out in the morning!! Ge...  Read more


3/27/2014 2:41:12 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Has anyone tried this and had it work for them? From the little that I know about it, you pay in and if you lose the weight you say you are (lik...  Read more


Changes to the Workout Schedule
3/21/2014 9:30:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Iíve decided to drop the 5k training for now and concentrate on skating and strength training. When I created my workout schedule I didnít consider th...  Read more


Obamacare, I am IN YOU!
3/18/2014 7:16:41 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Well, after much aggravation, tons of cussing at modern technology, I'm now officially enrolled in an insurance plan. For the first time in 10 years,...  Read more


Where are the smileys? Oh right, lost with this Ohio weather
3/12/2014 11:18:41 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Woke up this morning with a case of the 'blahs.' I don't know if it is because of the bi-polar weather change or what, but I woke up ready to go...  Read more


Baby steps
3/5/2014 1:52:56 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Lost another pound as of this morning. I'm cool with slow and's the best way to do this. It's still cold and miserable in the Midwest, but...  Read more


February Recap
3/3/2014 1:28:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Down 6.2 pounds for February; 11 pounds total since the beginning of the year. Only 9 more pounds to go; Iím over halfway there! I was hoping to be...  Read more


Goals set in motion
2/24/2014 5:02:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So after my first "return" blog post. I managed to work out 3 times that week. I started anew today with the food/calorie counter and food plan via th...  Read more


Goals for March
2/24/2014 9:40:06 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Phase 2 of New Rules of Lifting for Women 2 times per week on Sundays and Thursdays. 362 Workout in the morning before work! Weeks 4 Ė 8...  Read more


SparkCoach: Daily Task
2/21/2014 1:33:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Tired and stressed out!...  Read more


It's been a year
2/19/2014 10:31:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I was on track and happy with my weight. And then this winter hit. I live in the Midwest, and we got record snow this year. It's been difficult to tra...  Read more


2/16/2014 11:31:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Ugh, days have been rough lately. Getting over being unbelievably sick the last few weeks and navigating a seriously long distance military relationsh...  Read more


Circuit training... bloopers and pain
2/14/2014 1:00:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So our gym has added a premium class with a football training coach. Pretty standard circuit training, a little bit of crossfit-inspired (including th...  Read more


Well, that was a dumb move
2/13/2014 8:00:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So tonight I had one of my favorite dinners. Velveeta shells and cheese! I love this stuff. It's definitely a trigger food for me, but hey, I had a li...  Read more


Made the switch
2/11/2014 12:08:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So after I hit the gym this morning (and I'm proud of my trip) I got the red "burning too many calories" message in my fitness tracker. So I decided n...  Read more


Getting serious about strength
2/10/2014 6:05:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Going to the gym with my friend has me wanting to get serious about strength again. I've gone too long without a regular program, and I always love th...  Read more


Reactions to the Biggest Loser finale?
2/6/2014 4:04:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have to jump into this because this is the first time in a few years that I have actually watched a finale episode of the BL. I don't have much time...  Read more


So Sick
2/6/2014 3:55:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Nothing like being totally caught off guard with the crazy sinus sickness that literally derails you from everything you have going on in your world!...  Read more


GO BRONCOS!!! - roller derby video
1/31/2014 1:54:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night my roller derby team did a orange and blue scrimmage as a sort of pep-rally for the Broncos. Check out this video! I'm doing a Payton Man...  Read more


plateaus and feelings (roller derby rant)
1/30/2014 1:41:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Every 4 months or so my roller derby league re-drafts the top 32-ish skaters out of over 100. And every 4 months i'm forced to hear other skater's op...  Read more


Looking the part
1/22/2014 3:13:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

In other news, I had a killer workout the other day and decided that I really enjoy hitting the weights/gym/road in really sweet apparrel! I mean, to...  Read more


Do you ever just feel....
1/22/2014 3:08:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

like you look bigger than you actually are? That is how I have been feeling lately. Super large, super heavy, super stressed, emotional, eating,...  Read more


5 Day juice fast results
1/21/2014 12:15:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I decided to kick start the new year with a 5 day juice fast. It went super well and I'm down probably 10lbs. It looks like it came all from my neck....  Read more


New BLC - New Smart Goals!
1/14/2014 4:38:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My Challenge SMART goal (for both challenges I am in) is to lose 10% in 12 Weeks (actually I adjusted it a bit as I dont like the idea of striving for...  Read more


So inspirational, I just had to share!
1/9/2014 11:35:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Check this out!
s-at-the-gy This clip made me tear...  Read more


Hello MUSCLES :)
1/5/2014 5:27:12 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Just loving my back! I've been putting in some heavy duty work into it and it is coming in so nice! Peace and love and GAINS!...  Read more


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