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5k training Non-Scale Victory
Thursday, April 12, 2012      25 comments

Dear Body, You are amazing. You weigh 364 lbs, but today you were able to complete a 5k OUTDOORS in under 60 minutes--a new personal best. The last time I timed it, you completed the 3.1 miles on this semi-hilly trail in 72 minutes. T... Read more
Procrastination Intervention, part 3
Thursday, April 12, 2012      9 comments

I've decided to set aside some time every weekday just to study. I am fighting this really bad habit of only studying directly before tests or Japanese lessons... and it gets me through, but it is too stressful. Last quarter I got A-s in my... Read more
New info on sodium-to-potassium ratio being a risk factor in diet
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      13 comments

I feel very strongly about this issue. Americans in general just do not get enough Potassium (along with other nutrients, like magnesium), and we eat WAAAAAAY too much sodium. More troubling is the FDA's refusal to recognize potassium as a... Read more
Reaction to SparkArticle about the Benefits of Outdoor Activity
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      12 comments
?id=1680 I just read this article about the Benefits of Outdoor Activity... I agree 100%. I think that this has been a major contributing factor in the waning of my ... Read more
Sunday, April 08, 2012      11 comments

I've been slacking on the running lately... I got distracted by the elliptical and have been walking a lot more, which has left my run-muscles pretty sore and in need of rest. Finally, though, I am getting used to walking to and from class. It d... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 7 (of 7) and reflections
Sunday, April 08, 2012      6 comments

What I ate today... Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 1/4 cup steel-cut oats cooked with 1 cup vanilla almond milk and cinnamon, slivered almonds, coconut flakes. 1 cup blackberries and strawberries. Lunch: 1/2 of a Gluten-free BBQ chic... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Timeline of my Weight-Loss (405 to 363.5) since re-joining Spark 9 months ago.
Saturday, April 07, 2012      118 comments

I thought it was important to document the changes I've made along the way that have helped me to lose weight and become a happier person, for my future reference and for anyone else whom it may help. I have not yet hit a major milestone (like 1... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 6 (of 7)
Saturday, April 07, 2012      5 comments

I'm sad that my GF blogs are almost over... they have been a lot more help than I realized they would be. I will still be continuing the GF lifestyle after this week though... it is definitely necessary for me! Today I ate... Breakfast: ... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 5 (of 7)
Friday, April 06, 2012      3 comments

Today I ate... Breakfast: grilled chicken and gluten-free pasta leftovers from last night, 1 banana Lunch: Veggie street wrap leftovers on gluten-free bread w/ cucumber tomato relish and tzatziki Snack#1: 1/2 grapefruit, blackberri... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 4 (of 7)
Thursday, April 05, 2012      5 comments

Today I ate... Breakfast: pot roast leftovers, 1 cup soy milk Lunch: Tamarind BBQ Tempeh w/ roasted sweet potatoes: http://recipes.sparkpeop
ecipe=1412568 , Romaine lettuce salad w/ red ... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 3 (of 7)
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      7 comments

THE REPLACEMENTS: ---------------------------- Last night I tossed out all of my glutenous staples (flour, crackers, pretzels, pastas) and asked my bf to hide his cookies and cheezits in his room. Bread and PIzza Crust: First, I a... Read more
Oh no... gluten-free fail.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      9 comments

The pretzel disaster I caved. I was watching a movie, I was hungry, they were there, and I momentarily forgot about the gluten-free week. So, I ate 1 servings of pretzels (120 cal). BAD IDEA. REALLY bad idea. They were "high protein pretzel... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 2 (of 7)
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      4 comments

I had my first wheat CRAVING today while adding croutons to my bf's salad. A little voice in my head said, "Oh one little crouton won't hurt," but then I remembered that the point of gluten-free week is to see how one week of being COMPLETELY gl... Read more
Gluten-Free Week Day 1 (of 7)
Monday, April 02, 2012      8 comments

I've decided to try to document my first week of gluten-free-ness to keep myself accountable and to record any changes I notice in my body. Today I ate... Breakfast: Chobani dark cherry 0% with chia and flax seeds mixed in, along with 1/4... Read more
That's it, it's time to go gluten-free.
Monday, April 02, 2012      12 comments

Yesterday I drove back to my hometown to visit my grandmother (who had just gotten out of the hospital for an infection). I also paid a visit to each of my parents. I was slightly dreading eating food at home, but I figured it was only one ... Read more

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