Attacked by a vampire, but wearing size 14!
So, I survived the thyroid biopsy this morning. Boy, howdy, does my neck hurt!! Have you ever been stabbed in the neck 10 times with a big needle, and had the doctor wiggle the needle around in there while she sucks up neck tissue and fluid? I w... Read more
Going on a date?! Me?!?
Things have moved along quickly with Mr. English Accent (who has "excessive overweight" listed as a "can't stand", but seemed otherwise awesome). He's now asked me out! It seems really fast, to me - we did the eharmony guided communication (ove... Read more
Woo-hoo! 30lb Down, BLC, and online dating!
What a wild and wonderful ride I'm on!
I weighed this morning for the first weigh-in of the Biggest Loser Challenge, and I'm officially 175lb, which is a cool thirty pounds down from my starting weight. I can barely believe how fast the su... Read more
Waking up - a new day, a new chance
So, those who know me might have noticed that I've been MIA for much of August. There was the week in FL, then a week at home struggling to get back into my routine, then the first week of school, and then - this week - 4 full days of "new emplo... Read more
So, for the last 2 years, I've been single. And prior to the most recent relationship, I had been single for a horrifying 6.5 years (plus or minus a few occasional dates). Why, you ask? Probably a lack of confidence - I'm pretty shy around peopl... Read more
Feeding the right wolf
I've been having fun exploring the weight loss resources available at my local library. I now have a currently-reading list:
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There's probably all sorts of psychology words to describe this, but I don't know them off-hand. All I know is that I'm feeling such a deep sense of relief, that I've TAKEN ACTION on things that were scaring me.
There are a bunch of things... Read more
Insight on loneliness
If you noticed my status today, it went from happy ("Flutterofstars is getting used to her new haircut) to sad ("Flutterofstars needs a hug"). More honesty would have prompted me to write "Flutterofstars is crying" but it looked too much like a ... Read more
Battle cry, Beck, and cookies, oh my!
For the 8 week battle, we're supposed to come up with a battle cry. I've been giving it som... Read more
Holy cr@p, this is me, surprised!
So, one of the preparations for the 8 Week Battle is to post a picture of yourself, before and after. I had the bright idea that I'd take my picture wearing some "goal" jeans, that might be a reasonable goal for 8 weeks - so a size or two down f... Read more
Need to learn patience...
Whoops! So, clearly I spoke too soon when I was worrying yesterday about slowed weight loss. After being stuck at 185 (or - with an optimistic interpretation of the wiggly needle - 184.5) for 6 days in a row, the scale took a bit of a dive today... Read more
Bootcamp drawbacks? Womanly woes? Alert: TMI ahead!
So, I've completed week 1 of the bootcamp, with all its ST videos and even some extra cardio sessions. Some things I've noticed:
A) I've felt more hungry, so ended up increasing my calories by about 50-100 (hitting closer to 1400, rather th... Read more
So, I've joined the 8 Week Battle! It starts this Sunday, and runs for 8 weeks - conveniently encompassing the ever-stressful time when classes start back up. This will be a key time for me keep motivated and keep Sparking, and I think being a p... Read more
Feelin' sore, and (mostly) loving it!
So, my current goal is to kick myself into gear on the strength training front, because that is the one piece of the new-lifestyle puzzle that I am struggling with the most. Give me a spinach salad or an hour-long walk, and I'm all over it, but ... Read more
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20-Pound Happy Dance!!! And finding allies everywhere...
The scale said 185 this morning! I'm 20 pounds down from where I started, 2 months ago!! I can barely believe it! The weight has been dropping off, and - as opposed to most other times I've dieted - I've actually, continually felt MORE energy th... Read more