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Anti-inflammatory Curried Tuna Salad
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      15 comments

I make this on those days that I didn't get enough sleep the night before.. or when I'm just really stressed out. The ALA, DHA, and EPA Omega-3s, coupled with strongly anti-inflammatory vegetables and herbs really make me feel better! Oh, yeah, ... Read more
WUB / NSV - No More Blood Sugar Medications
Sunday, August 19, 2012      15 comments

I am sick with the flu :( also, I have recently been diagnosed as iron-deficient anemic, so I am trying to take it easy and eat more iron to rebuild my energy. Despite all of this, I have a NSV to report: I went to my doc and my blood work ... Read more
Better Laid Plans
Saturday, August 11, 2012      23 comments

It's time to become a morning person! The bf and I both hold our fitness as a high priority, but our current system of evening workouts just isn't cutting it; our energy levels fluctuate too much from day to day, and it's really hit or miss... Read more
Summer Break!
Saturday, August 04, 2012      25 comments

I got an A in my Japanese classes this summer :D YAY!!! The next 2.5 weeks are free for me, and I intend to catch up on your sparkblogs, clean my apartment, kick up the fitness to 3-4 gym visits per week, and maybe have a mini-vacation with... Read more
It's Crunch Time
Monday, July 30, 2012      19 comments

This is my last week of classes before my 3-week break. I am really buckling down to finish my final 9 Japanese lessons, and to hopefully pull off an A for the semester. If I am not around much this week, I assure you I will be back soon! W... Read more
MGB - August Monthly Goal Blog
Saturday, July 28, 2012      14 comments

My goals for August include: Fitness: -Gym at least twice a week: Saturday and Mon or Wed (depending on school). -Strength training 3x per week (at gym or at home w/ videos). -Walking around campus, and to & from school every day (~2... Read more
WUB - Inches Lost!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      17 comments

Since July 3rd, I have lost: 0.5 inches from my neck (it's down to 15.5!!) 2 inches from the largest part of my waist 1 inches from the smallest part of my waist 1 inches from my upper arm 2 inches from my thigh ... Read more
Mid-week Update Blog
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      17 comments

I think blogging really has been helping me stay focused lately, so here's another semi-pointless, rambly blog! I think I am doing really well this week. I fought off the urge to order delivery AGAIN last night by looking at the day-before-... Read more
Urge to order out, defeated.
Sunday, July 22, 2012      33 comments

This may not seem like a huge deal, but for me it is. I have been struggling with delivery food and I feel like I just won a major victory against it. Just now, I was feeling pretty down. I didn't feel like cooking dinner, and all of a sudd... Read more
The Men Who Made Us Fat
Sunday, July 22, 2012      23 comments

A very important and timely documentary... do yourself a favor and make some time for it.
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Weekly Update Blog (WUB)
Friday, July 20, 2012      17 comments

Soooooo, not bad this week. Not bad at all. I got my strength training and cardio in, and my energy and mood continue to improve because of it. I am eating more veggies, as I planned, and that is also making me feel better. I have stayed in my c... Read more
Stepping Away from the Scale for a While
Thursday, July 19, 2012      28 comments

I have been doing much better recently with staying in calorie range and working out... unfortunately, my efforts are not showing on the scale yet. This past week and a half, I have consistently gained weight while losing inches. I know the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Non-Scale Victory: Size 24 for the first time in my adult life
Monday, July 16, 2012      383 comments

I just received a pair of my favorite brand's dark wash skinny jeans in the mail... in a size 24. They were supposed to be my "motivation" jeans... you know, the pair that you can't even zip up now, the ones you want to fit into /eventually... Read more
Reality Check & Excuse Busters for Overeating
Saturday, July 14, 2012      23 comments

One of the challenges for the BLC#15 is to write about a setback or mental barrier and how we overcame it what we learned from it. I am currently in the process of overcoming my compulsive overeating. I have discovered over the past few mo... Read more
Weekly Update Blog (WUB)
Friday, July 13, 2012      10 comments

This week was good (although SO busy with school). I didn't lose anything, but I have been much more physically active. I have been regularly visiting my gym again, and now that the initial anxiety of going when I haven't been there for a w... Read more

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