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NSV: The Elliptical, Bench Press
Saturday, March 31, 2012      14 comments

I hit a new milestone today for my fitness: 40 min on the Elliptical!!! last September, I could only do the elliptical for 7 minutes without having to stop. No matter how slow I went, I couldn't keep my heart rate down in the aerobic range.... Read more
BLC#13 Reflection / Measurements
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      11 comments

Here was my letter to myself 12 weeks ago: Jamie - I just want to say congratulations. Although you have faced a myriad of obstacles in 2011, you have overcome them all, and have grown mentally and spiritually from having experienced ... Read more
New schedule for Spring Quarter
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      6 comments

I had an amazing Spring Break... I lost a ton of weight, burned between 7000-9000 cal each of two weeks, worked out nearly every day, and made some great mental progress as well. BUT, school is back in session, and now I find I need to re-p... Read more
Getting to Know Me (Limes Challenge)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      10 comments

Since I sort of failed at blogging 3 times, I am making this a triply-long blog :) 1. I am 6'1" tall (almost) and wear a size 12 women's shoe 2. I am studying Japanese as an undergrad with about a year and a half left (hopefully). I have ... Read more
A Stumble, Weekend Plans
Friday, March 23, 2012      11 comments

I had a bad night. It involved HUGE amounts of deep fried fish with tartar sauce, white bread, and sweet potato fries (oh no). Now, I am not a control-freak about my diet. Admittedly, I am a calorie counter, a smart carb-er, an organic and... Read more
What's going on :))))? Weight is coming off!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      33 comments

Lately the weight has been melting off.. in fact I have lost 8 lbs in just over 1.5 weeks. What on earth? Most of you know how hard I have struggled just to lose 1-2 lb per week ALL winter.. and now this :)))! Hey, I am not compl... Read more
Pictures of the path around my gym (Spring)
Saturday, March 17, 2012      21 comments

Took these with my ipod touch as I was doing my 3.1 mile walk/run today. Spring is here :) (These tiny blue flowers are gorgeous) ... Read more
Workout Schedule for the next indefinite amount of time
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      13 comments

I like to be organized... and I like to know what I need to be doing each day to meet my goals (I almost typed "meat my goals," wtf). So I post stuff here. As described a few blogs ago, I am planning to walk to and from class each and every... Read more
New Growth, New Shoes
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      20 comments

This is the plant outside of my front door. As you can see, its old flowers and leaves are long dead and shriveled... but today some new growth has sprung! (Literally, tod... Read more
Goals for the next 10 weeks (Limes Team)
Monday, March 12, 2012      10 comments

1. I want to wake up each day with DETERMINATION -- no matter WHAT is going on or how crazy stressed-out I am, I will take ten minutes each morning to meditate and refocus... Read more
Surviving finals, Couch to 5k update
Friday, March 09, 2012      12 comments

I made it through all of my Japanese sessions without dying, OR ordering a pizza, OR inhaling a bag of chips, AND I lost weight (despite LOTS of eating out, mostly at Asian restaurants...but I definitely eat healthier restaurant fare than I used... Read more
Sorry if I am a bit MIA the next week and a half...
Friday, March 02, 2012      12 comments

... but I am rapidly approaching finals for this quarter and school is slapping me in the face like a wet trout. As it turns out, the Japanese language is difficult (who kne... Read more
Staring my meal in the eyes
Thursday, March 01, 2012      8 comments

We went to our favorite Korean place the other day. My shrimp still had a head. Now, I know that this is just a cultural difference (either way I am eating an animal which used to be alive.. and the head adds flavor to the broth), but seeing his... Read more
Non-scale Victories: Resting Heart Rate
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      10 comments

Since I started doing intense exercise at my gym and got my heart rate monitor last October, I have always gone up to 195+ beats per minute at the height of my intense intervals... but last week I could barely get my heart rate over 180. I... Read more
Weekly re-cap, goals for next week
Saturday, February 25, 2012      8 comments

This week has been really spectacular and educational! emoticonFirst of all, I lost 4 lbs and hit my third g... Read more

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