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Weigh-ins of Christmas Past:
I lost 15 lbs when I was a freshman in college because I was homesick. It wasn't worth it, though, because I was too depressed to eat and I couldn't enjoy my skinnier body. I ended up getting happy and gaining it all back... probably because I met my boyfriend.
Boys make girls fat.
Then I broke up with him, lost ten pounds, met a new boy, and gained it all back. I'm sticking to my first hypothesis. This boyfriend will be easier to diet with though. He actually eats vegetables.
I broke up with him, too. LOL
Now I've been single for well over a year, and I'm not blaming my weight on anyone but ME.

Since 8/08, I have decided to start eating a more innate diet. Like the stuff our bodies are programmed to eat: low carbs (wheat, corn) --Agricultural revolution really made people fat.
high fat (the good kind!) olive oil, nuts, avocados, etc.
And higher protein. This is challenging for me because I'm not a fan of meat. I've discovered, unfortunately, that meat really makes me full. Vegetables and nuts don't, grilled chicken does. It's sad but I've been trying to eat this way for a week now and my stomach has already flattened out some and my skin has cleared up. So... sweet! And it's not even hard. I dont feel deprived at ALL!

Oh, gosh! I need to eat like that again!!! (9/15/11)

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UPDATE: 9/3/08

I'm too broke to afford to eat an innate diet, so I'm just going to try and go low carb instead until I can spend my money better. I hate salad. It wilts before I can eat it all. AND starting today, I'm counting calories again. That worked really well last summer :)

UPDATE: 4/12/10

I'm back to attempting the innate diet! I just finished my first marathon. I've been going all over the scale because I lost a ton of weight when my ex and I broke up, but now I'm dating an amazing new man, and I'm happy and fat again. So It's time to get down to business. I'm gonna be in a wedding in 2 months!!!

UPDATE: 10/14/10

Here I am again!!! Trying to get comfortable in my own skin. Trying to make friends with the scale. SO I have a new desk job. 40 hours a week sitting in a chair=no good. But i am teaching classes at the gym still:

5:15AM Group Power Tue, Th. Spin at 7:00PM on Tuesdays, and Group Power on Sundays at 2:00PM. Also kickboxing 7:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday.
Plus marathon training...

----update 2015---

Stopped starving myself, started doing crossfit. Gained about 15 more lbs. I don't run distance anymore but I can clean and jerk 205lbs. And Snatch 165. I'm happier now... i think. I mean I don't really fit into clothes any more, but I like being strong.


HEIGHT: 5'8''- ish


6/1: 161 *panic*
7/1: 156
8/1: 150
9/1: 151 ...plateau-ish.
10/1: 151
11/1: 151
12/1: 155


1/1: 156... this is just bad.
1/28: 151.5 yay!
2/1: 154.5
3/1: 151
4/1: 152
5/1: 155
6/1: 156
7/1: 158 Ok, so I ate at shake's a couple of times.
8/1: 155
9/1: 160... seriously.

2010: (Back after short hiatus)

1/1: 151
2/2: 155
3/1: 158
4/1: 161
10/1: 160


10/13/07: I ran my first 10k! I ran the Chile Pepper in 48:29!

10/27/07: Personal Record 5k time at the ROTC Campus 5k! I ran a 21:35!!!

2/16/08: Freezing 10k 3rd place, and PR! I ran a 44:57! :) 7:14 pace. Wayyyy too fast!

9/1/08: Run For A Child 10k in 48:28. I weighed 160 while I ran that one, ok!?

10/18/08: Chile Pepper 10k of 46:32. A 7:30 pace ;) Gettin' back in the groove!

3/13/10: Bentonville Half-Marathon 1:46:12 (8:07/mi) First half-marathon EVER!

4/11/10: Hogeye Marathon!!! 4:07:00 FIRST MARATHON!!!

10/16/10: Chile Pepper 10k 48:23

10/30/10: First adventure race! 14 hours... its a team thing and impossible to evaluate ;)

12/12/10: Fayetteville Half Marathon 1:50:01

3/8/11: Little Rock Marathon 4:07:48

9/17/11: Winslow Half Marathon 1:46:15

10/23/11: Adventure race 2 -- 3rd place overall!!!

12/04/11: White Rock Marathon 3:53:41 IN THE RAIN!

10/29/11: Adventure race 3 -- 4th place in our division, 5th overall!!!

Member Since: 6/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,477

My Goals:
To lower my BMI to something under 20.

To walk without my thighs rubbing together.

To feel confident in a bikini! (No more shorts!)

My Program:
Cardio at least 4x a week.
Strength training five times a week.
Calorie counting.
Eating healthy foods.

*I'm going to eat more zero-point soup, and less mexican food.
And less dessert!!!

And more primal foods:
homemade dressing.
smart chicken.

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    Hey! I just want to say that I'm actually getting back on here- for real this time! I hope you're doing well. Looks like you're rocking your races!
    3988 days ago
    Hey girl! Welcome back & BIG TIME CONGRATS on the marathon--you totally killed it! My next goal is to break 4:10, which you SMASHED on your first try... which is also one of the toughest marathons out there. Dang! Your time's going to be ridiculous at a flat marathon! I would LOVE to run any of the marathons in San Fran & I've heard the Nike Women's is AMAZING, but my "travel marathon" is the Flying Pig this year. Everything else needs to be in driving distance. So for now, I'll just tell myself "one day" :) If you go for it, I hope you get in!!!!
    4022 days ago
    .....Sparkfriend FOUND! hahaha, count me in! I saw your post on Sparky Marathoners..isn't it a life-changing experience (corny, i know, but i felt like i did something so amazing). I can't wait to deliver this baby to start training for another.
    4022 days ago
  • v GREENKP41
    wow, congratulations on your first marathon!!! doesn't it feel GREAT to have completed it?! yay!

    my wedding is june 19, like 60-ish days away. we've been engaged for almost 2 years, so it's totally crazy to have it be so close now :) where is your june 5th wedding located?
    4022 days ago
    Thanx for the compliment! Looks like you have some pretty impressive times as well! =) -Cara
    4022 days ago
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