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Sunday, October 21, 2012      18 comments

I had a binge early this morning. I am noticing more and more that, rather than an "emotional eater," I am a "physical eater." When I don't feel well physically, I tend to soothe myself with food. Over the past few years I've suffered fibromyals... Read more
Weekly Goal Tracking (Week 3 of 12)
Friday, October 19, 2012      5 comments

[x] Strength Training #1 - Tuesday [x] Strength Training #2 - Friday [x] Run/Walk #1 (25-30 min and stretch) - Tuesday [x] Run/Walk #2 (25-30 min and stretch) - Friday [x] Run/Walk #3 (25-30 min and stretch) - Sunday [x] Cross Train ... Read more
How I fixed my sleep, became a morning person, and reigned in my eating
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      18 comments

I have ALWAYS had insomnia. I remember being 13 years old and being awake at 3 am, 5 am, sometimes not even sleeping before class the next day. Going to college made things worse, and I pulled many all-nighters. No matter how sleepy I was, I fou... Read more
New Rule (Last Blog Entry Today -- I Swear!)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      9 comments

New Rule: For every 15 minutes I spend sitting on the couch, I will do 1 minutes of intense activity (e.g. step aerobics, jogging in place, kickboxing, dancing around like a crazy person, or anything else that gets my heart rate way up--in ... Read more
New favorite Protein Powder
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      11 comments

I've never been able to stomach protein powder in my oatmeal or yogurt. It always tasted nasty and artificial.. until now. This is my new love: Optimum Nutrition Oats and Whey Vanilla Protein Powder ... Read more
Sunday, October 14, 2012      16 comments

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Preface: This is probably not the blog you were expecting when you clicked on the link. No, I ... Read more
Weekly Goal Tracking (Week 2 of 12)
Saturday, October 13, 2012      4 comments

NO FUN, NO RUN! I began Sparkpeople's "5k Your Way Walk/Jog Training Program" this week. I will be Walk/Jogging a virtual 5k during the week of Thanksgiving. [x] Strength Training #1 - Tuesday at Gym [x] Strength Training #2 - Thurs (an... Read more
Food Addiction
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      22 comments

I know this is a controversial topic, and I am not going to go into a scientific debate about the mechanisms involved. . . I just want to share my recent experiences. I have (finally) come to realize that I am a food addict -- and by t... Read more
Weekly Goal Tracking (Week 1 of 12)
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      8 comments

[x] Strength Training #1 - Monday Night at the gym [x] Strength Training #2 - Sunday at gym [x] Walk #1 (30-45 min and stretch) - 30 min, Monday Night at the gym [x] Walk #2 (30-45 min and stretch) - 30 min, Thursday outside [x] Walk #... Read more
Major Turning Point... and no more CPAP
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      15 comments

I feel like I am turning a corner in my life and in my weight loss journey, all for the better. 1. I have discovered that I no longer have sleep apnea (and that using the mask was actually making my sleep worse). I have since stopped using... Read more
Lost insurance, Gained opportunity. Goals.
Thursday, October 04, 2012      14 comments

Since I reduced my credit hour load this semester due to the health issues early on, I have lost my health insurance temporarily (until January). This is potentially troublesome, but I was able to get a refill on my current prescriptions which s... Read more
What's New With Me
Thursday, September 27, 2012      11 comments

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I was down and out for quite a while -- both with school and with health problems. Thankfully, the health problems seem to have been resolved. As for school, I had to drop my Japanese course this semester becau... Read more
Vitamin D deficient. Also, Lexapro
Saturday, September 22, 2012      23 comments

It seems like every 3 months or so something goes wrong and I need medical intervention, lol The flavor of the month: I was diagnosed as vitamin D deficient earlier this month. I am also still dealing with anemia from my female problems, wh... Read more
Quick Update
Monday, September 10, 2012      16 comments

Things in school are ok -- it's a challenge but I am not going to give up! I really want to stay in this accelerated program, so I just need to keep plugging away at it each day and keep trying to catch up. Weight-wise, I am doing great. I'... Read more
Friday, August 24, 2012      15 comments

This was my first half-week of Autumn semester! I am already soo busy with studying, but I am making my workouts fit into my busy schedule beautifully. I ended up doing a -LOT- more walking than usual yesterday. Although I planned to take ... Read more

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