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Shame, Vulnerability and Courage
7/6/2014 5:06:11 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"If we are going to find our way back to each other, we have to understand and know empathy because empathy is the antidote to shame. If you put...  Read more


A Month In Review
7/5/2014 1:41:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So, I didn't do anything special in June related to diet and exercise. The only variables were the following: I went on vacation, I bought a lawnmowe...  Read more


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


Less Hungry: A Story of Strange
6/28/2014 6:32:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've gained 30 pounds since I started grad school 2 years ago. Yep, there. I said it. From my lowest? Let's just say I am back up at my highes...  Read more


The process, not the product
6/25/2014 12:30:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

C25K DAY 1 COMPLETE! One foot in front of the other - I'm back in! I am looking to become a runner again, even at my very very slow pace that hon...  Read more


6/25/2014 12:07:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Oh hello SP! I'm back at it! I'm starting a couch to 5k program tomorrow to try and get motivated to run again. I'm also loitering in SP back al...  Read more


6 months into 2014- a review.
6/23/2014 1:54:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've decided to start blogging regularly. I've always found that I'm one of those people who do it better when they do it in writing; might even ha...  Read more


Hot and cranky
6/18/2014 9:29:30 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Blergh. The weather has been oppressively hot here the past couple of days, and it's making me crazy! I went to Hershey Park on Monday with some...  Read more


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


Slow and steady (and satisfying!) progress
6/15/2014 12:12:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I spent the past week eating clean, with minor exceptions for a bit of homemade fresh strawberry ice cream, and doing yoga/pilates/ballet exercise vid...  Read more


Toronto 2014 - A Picture Blog
6/14/2014 12:01:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I finally have a free moment to blog. It's been a busy two weeks, with a trip to Toronto to visit RAVENSONG37 and CARMINACG and then a work trip to M...  Read more


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? Iím trying to not let it stress me...  Read more


Binged. Dangit.
6/10/2014 10:24:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's become pretty clear to me that I binge when I'm feeling lonely. Last night was my first relapse in a while, and I'm working hard to get back on t...  Read more


Black bean burger salad
6/8/2014 2:46:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Been exercising more consistently over the last three months - yay! - but haven't seen any weight changes. Positive changes in mood, sleep, and status...  Read more


I need to be my own inspiration
6/8/2014 2:09:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have successfully completed 3 months of a 12 month gym streak! My goal was to do 30-45 mins of exercise 20 days out of every month. Over the last th...  Read more


Ah, summertime weekends...
6/7/2014 9:19:23 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I got in a brief bodyweight and dumbbell workout yesterday morning which left me juuuust a tad sore today, so I call that a success! And my plantar fa...  Read more


6/6/2014 9:19:59 AM,  2 COMMENTS

After my lovely, lovely pre-breakfast run two days ago, I woke up yesterday morning...and could barely walk! I think I overdid it on Tuesday. Tight ca...  Read more


The Big Girl Anthem
6/5/2014 8:36:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

There is a point in every fat girls life where she sees a picture or something of herself and it changes everything. You always know you're big and yo...  Read more


Wake up and GO!
6/4/2014 9:06:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I tried exercising pre-coffee and breakfast for the first time ever today - and I LOVED it! It was an absolutely beautiful morning with the sun shinin...  Read more


6/3/2014 9:16:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's not a secret that I have been in therapy for an eating disorder for the past year and a half. Last week I hit my first real wall, the kind that...  Read more


Starting Over (Again)
6/1/2014 10:23:58 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Well, it certainly has been awhile. Grad school has consumed my life and has provided me ready made excuses for about 1.5 years now. With only...  Read more


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

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


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


Getting back to it again
5/25/2014 11:05:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Since finishing my Masters and starting my PhD last September I have been slacking off extremely exercise wise and my snacking habits got really bad....  Read more


I feel awful.
5/23/2014 4:27:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Gained 3 pounds yesterday. I couldn't stop eating....  Read more


Im back
5/23/2014 3:59:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I weigh more than I ever did. Its painful and embarassing. I try no to be embarrassed because it is something that the majority of the country is...  Read more


Just keep swimming...just keep swimming...
5/21/2014 12:25:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Kind of a not-so-great food day yesterday. Not horrible, just ate more than I needed. Trying hard not to fall back into those bad habits. I know it...  Read more


Very Proud of Myself.
5/21/2014 9:34:12 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been getting up at 0430 every morning lately in order to do homework and exercise. Yesterday, I was supposed to start C25K (again...) and it's be...  Read more


Starting Week 4!
5/18/2014 8:31:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday's Healthy Thought of the Day was "It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop!" So I lost 4 pounds the first week.....  Read more


5/18/2014 10:51:02 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Seem to be making progress. Drinking lots of water and doing my best to control how much I eat. Was just sick again, which helps in the short term b...  Read more


The secret of my new success
5/17/2014 4:30:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was looking over my Sparkspage today and I remembered that a few years ago I wrote a really long post. It made me think about all of the things that...  Read more


Checking in, I'm still alive.
5/15/2014 10:14:26 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I just want to check in with you guys, apologize for not being present, and explain what's been going on. I realized that my problem with food w...  Read more


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
5/3/2014 1:01:40 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My weight loss story has had many ups and downs. In my previous blog, "this is the slimmest I've ever been" I talked more about that. Fact is, I...  Read more


Overeaters Anonymous
4/30/2014 10:02:45 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Lately, I have been out of control. I have some good days and some bad days, but those bad days are showing me that this problem is bigger than me......  Read more


Lost track, but now I'm back
4/23/2014 10:43:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's funny how I get so super motivated and then things all fall to the wayside. I developed a pretty bad anxiety disorder last year and it kept me aw...  Read more


A cry for help...
4/22/2014 8:48:02 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I need some help. I am really still struggling with binging almost every day. I will make it through most of the day just fine, then I get home and it...  Read more


3rd Weigh in
4/14/2014 2:29:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my third weigh in! I would have blogged yesterday, but the internet has been on the fritz. We got a new modem box and I am with the cybe...  Read more


If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
4/14/2014 9:34:45 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So after my post on Tuesday, I still didn't really get into a good swing. I would even feel free to say I spent the rest of that week and weekend bing...  Read more


Honesty is the best policy...
4/8/2014 9:38:07 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I had another epic back slide which ended up amounting in like 11 pounds gained back. I have no idea what is going on with me, I've just lost all moti...  Read more


2nd Weigh in and my #10daysoffitness success!
4/6/2014 7:43:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well this morning was my second weigh in! Friday was day #10 of #10daysoffitness, so it's been an awesome couple of days. Well this morning wasn't awe...  Read more


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