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82 Days + Engagement Photos
7/15/2014 2:53:02 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I got my engagement photos back yesterday. They look great. I still think I look a little lumpy in some, but I'm not going to post those. I've...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

96 Days
6/30/2014 8:50:13 AM,  6 COMMENTS

96 days... until my wedding. Man this is going by quick. Most of the stuff is done... just little stuff now. I've been sucking at weight loss....  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

109 Days
6/17/2014 1:13:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have 109 days to whip myself in shape for my wedding. A friend of mine were talking last night about pictures on FB of daughters and their fath...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

114 Days
6/12/2014 5:02:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

114 Days Sh*ts getting real. Planning has to be done. Why are there so many little details to take care of? I’m trying to not let it stress me...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

125 Days
6/1/2014 9:23:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

What can I do in 125 days? I am going to find out. What’s in 125 days? My wedding. Eep! The dress, the show, the party. I’m excited. What I’m n...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Three Month Update -- Short Story
5/27/2014 9:12:59 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So I haven't blogged since February. Short list of really big things that happened: 1) Moved out of my parents house 2) Fiance moved in! ...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Ouch...10 pounds gained in 2 months
5/7/2014 10:28:30 AM,  2 COMMENTS

In March, I was down to 239...17 pounds lost from my 256 starting point. I could see and feel a difference in how my clothes fit and in a lessening of...  Read more

UNIQUEBLUE

New Study Supports Body Shape Index as Predictor of Mortality
2/25/2014 11:28:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Try out this calculator: http://www-ce.ccny.cuny.edu/nir/sw/absi-ca
lculator.html http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/body-shape
-index-study.cfm...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Stress!
2/11/2014 7:27:50 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So today was a whirlwind. I don't want to get into specifics but my family has mental problems… that are being exacerbated by the fact that we are se...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

And now for a happier blog!
2/5/2014 10:01:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I haven't been on in awhile. So two blogs in one day to make up! The other was focused on the Biggest Loser. Holy crap! Read that if you want....  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

SPOILERS – My thoughts on the BL Finale
2/5/2014 9:53:48 AM,  11 COMMENTS

SPOILERS – My thoughts on the BL Finale I love the Biggest Loser. It was a great motivating tool for me. Season 11 made me get my butt off th...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Sigh
1/25/2014 4:45:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I just re-read all my blog entries....WTH. To this day my major weight loss accomplishment was back in 2008. I re-read how I went from 116lbs to...  Read more

SPVD14

Yay!
1/21/2014 11:09:00 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I needed a bit of yay! One of the schools I'm adjuncting at just put up a posting for an assistant professor job. The dept chair has been talkin...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Kept going
1/19/2014 1:10:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was on the treadmill today doing my long run and there were so many times I just wanted to stop. I kept asking myself, "Does my body need to stop or...  Read more

CORISSAC11

Back to tracking
1/15/2014 10:37:19 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I haven't been counting calories. I've been indulging. Enjoying. Christmas stress led to some gluttony -- full out gluttony. Not even binging. ...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

An exciting weekend
1/13/2014 3:23:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My boyfriend proposed to me on Saturday! It was not much of a surprise, but it was still the perfect day. He told me he was secret surprise date day,...  Read more

SKAHONEY4U

Hmmm….
1/9/2014 5:52:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So I really don't check my Sparkmail. Not going to lie, its probably one of the more awkward features of the site that feels clunky. (sorry Spark Tea...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

My 2013 Manifesto
12/30/2013 1:08:53 AM,  11 COMMENTS

With only two days left in the year, I just wanted to look back on all of the stuff I have done this year that happened regardless of my weight,...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Old vs New Measurements
12/19/2013 10:39:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just found a piece of paper in my old records… my old measurements. I think I took them when I was filling out an application for The Biggest Loser...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Well you’re doing a lot… *bonus wedding dress pics
12/11/2013 10:48:37 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Well you’re doing a lot… I heard that today, and I went… no I’m not ;-) I like to be busy. I only taught one class this semester and now its ove...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Paring Down Goals Again: Focusing on Sleep
11/23/2013 7:08:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I know I have done this in the past, but every once in a while it occurs to me again that I have overwhelmed myself with too many goals, too many chal...  Read more

UNIQUEBLUE

My long road to the gun show (warning, you're gonna see a bra)
11/21/2013 7:02:22 PM,  14 COMMENTS

If you've been around with me for awhile you know I had a brachioplasty over a year ago. We're actually coming up on the anniversary for the 2nd revi...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

November Goals: Learn Organic Chemistry :-/ = :-D
11/7/2013 1:18:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Hopefully my possibly good news turns into actually good news. I am teaching two more sections of Intro Biology at Lindenwood next year, and t...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

October was eventful
10/23/2013 1:37:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I've been busy that's for sure. Still working out. TRYING to eat well. I've been tracking my food and have been below my burn but I still can't see...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Diet Bet Results
10/10/2013 10:30:37 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I mentioned before that I won my Diet Bet. I joined the myfitsperation diet bet. MyFitsperation.com is run by Hannah and Olivia from BL 11. I love...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Diet Bet -- Update = Waiting
10/7/2013 10:17:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So the wifi at this school is crap... what am I supposed to do before class other than goof off on my laptop? I guess a Spark blog is in order. ...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Update: working out like crazy
9/27/2013 9:43:54 AM,  10 COMMENTS

So I just noticed I hadn't blogged in a bit. I've been super busy, as anyone who has noticed my fitness minutes creeping up can guess. I've gott...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

I need help
9/22/2013 8:33:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

230 So I have really fallen off the wagon. I am a recovering alcoholic and I feel like I replaced my addiction to alcohol with food. My clothes are...  Read more

CORISSAC11

I was right about Sunday... :-D
9/16/2013 3:18:03 PM,  32 COMMENTS

So yep = I'm engaged. Super happy. Now I just have to figure out how to actually wear a ring. Never been a big fan, but I think I'll make an except...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

I like to move it, move it.
9/12/2013 10:42:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Quick update before I hit the gym with my mom... I have been going to the gym in the morning after I teach class, or on days I don't teach around...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Feeling like Regina George...
9/6/2013 9:40:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have a quick half hour to blog before class... A lot has happened in the last two days. Some of you may have noticed my fitness minutes climbing u...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Long summer
9/6/2013 6:24:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow, it's been AGES since I've updated this blog. Part of my silence is because I've been very busy lately and I'm about to start grad school, but it...  Read more

DEVINSHIRE1

Diet Bet?
9/3/2013 2:56:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Does anyone join the Diet Bet? Ever heard of it? www.dietbetter.com/how-it-works It stands for Diet Better -- and you bet yourself $25 tha...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Pale September
9/2/2013 3:04:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

August did not treat me well. Luckily, that month is over; a new one has begun. I was doing alright, but then this past Saturday’s weigh-in happened....  Read more

SKAHONEY4U

Devastated
8/31/2013 6:55:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So I did my weekly weigh-in this week...3 pound GAIN! I have been working my ass off and trying to clean up my eating habits. I just feel so defeated...  Read more

CORISSAC11

New Semester
8/28/2013 7:03:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

9 Today starts a new semester. I am in my third year of a doctoral program in psychology. I am overwhelmed just looking at my schedule. However, I nee...  Read more

CORISSAC11

So the last two weeks have been rough...
8/27/2013 9:41:47 AM,  10 COMMENTS

So the last two weeks have been rough... I was rushing through trying to finish up at my job, “post-doc” in my old lab. I say that with quotes b...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

Trampoline!
8/26/2013 7:53:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So today I went to the gym and jogged/ran a 5k (33:27 and NO walking)...then my energy was still up so I did 30 minutes on the ARC trainer. But t...  Read more

CORISSAC11

One Year Post Brachioplasty
8/21/2013 11:55:52 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Loose skin and skin removal surgery is something that comes up, so I wanted to share my progress. I kind of made a long post, because I’ve gotten som...  Read more

SHRINKING_SARA

The fruits of my labor: gardening part III
8/20/2013 6:47:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

First, an update. I haven't been around much. Lurking on peoples blogs, not much to say. I stopped caring a bit. I've been in a plateau since July. Fr...  Read more

SKAHONEY4U

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