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I do not need to LIKE how I look in order to feel confident.
Thursday, October 20, 2011      16 comments

Today I am on campus... Around thousands of other students. For someone with social anxiety issues, it sure is easy to skip class--but today I am going to them all. And you know what? It is not as scary as it was just one week ago. I am not clen... Read more
How HIIT changed my life / Not eating enough calories (hahahaha, what an awesome problem to have)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      7 comments

Caveat: This blog is pretty long-winded and quasi-scientific..I do not expect anyone to read it who is not interested! You can probably skip to the last 4 or 5 paragraphs if you don't feel like seeing the nitty-gritty details.. I just HAD to sha... Read more
Go go go go!
Monday, October 17, 2011      4 comments

I am going to the gym -- RIGHT NOW! I have not been there in far too long because of a crappy, busy week with sickness. Doesn't matter. I am a phoenix, and I rise from the... Read more
BLC12 Challenge Week 1 - Future Im-perfect
Sunday, October 16, 2011      10 comments

I just got back in town and am trying hard not to pass out. Moved my brother's furniture etc all day yesterday. Later, bf and I showed my dad how to use his new bowflex (whether or not he actually sticks to it, time will tell!). Late last night,... Read more
Week 1 results of my personal Spooky Turkey challenge... And Couch to 5k week TWO!
Sunday, October 09, 2011      3 comments

I do better with this stuff if I set goals and stay organized... and I have been tracking my fitness minutes for weeks in my Game of Thrones team... so I decided last week to start adding nutrition goals to my weekly tracking(like, I have always... Read more
Any Woman's Favorite Measure of Progress -- the Jeans Test (and Chicken Vindaloo w/ Garlic Naan)
Saturday, October 08, 2011      11 comments

Today I finally organized my seasonal clothing and put away my clean laundry. In the process, I came across some size 28 jeans that all needed to be tested out. None of these could even button in Spring (I have been wearing 30/32s this summer). ... Read more
3 more reasons my gym is amazing
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      15 comments

1. Free cranberry orange ice-water on the workout floor... YUM! 2. This is the view from my stationary bike today: ... Read more
A binge happened, but I don't care!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      10 comments

Last night was emotionally rough (for reasons out of my control), and I could not stop the food from going from the plate to my mouth. All is not lost, however... In fact, I am proud for not being hard on myself about it. I am blogging abo... Read more
September Measurements
Sunday, October 02, 2011      10 comments

My last measurement was not quite at the end of August (it was the 12th) so this is a measurement for 1.5 months. In that time, I have lost 9.8 lbs!!! also, I have lost... Lower arm: 0.5 inches Bra Strap: 1 inch Calf: 0.5 inches ... Read more
Do I want a FREE Bod Pod Analysis??? Heck Yea I do!!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      8 comments

I just had the strength training orientation at my new gym. Now, I have been strength training (on and off) for years, and I know much of its myriad benefits... like how lots of people lose muscle weight when just doing cardio and diet, an... Read more
The aquarium is complete!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      9 comments

Happy happy goldfish, out of the water garden and inside for the winter. I have 4 live aquatic plants in here, and I am debating whether to put the lily in here or just buy a new one next spring (i will probably just leave it outside and hope ... Read more
scale!!!!!
Monday, September 26, 2011      12 comments

Ugh. I am frustrated. Yesterday my scale regularly weighed me in at 397.6. Today I stepped on to a reading of 390.8.. WHOA!!! I thought my cat might have moved the scale in the night or something, so I'd better check that again... ... Read more
New routine
Sunday, September 25, 2011      6 comments

Last night was amazing for me.. I ran twice as long as I thought I was capable of. This makes me wonder what else I am truly capable of (but not doing)... and, as such, I am challenging myself this week--Hardcore. Last night I got to talkin... Read more
Personal Workout Triumph (Couch to 5k)
Saturday, September 24, 2011      9 comments

I went to the gym today (Woohoo!). It was an in-cred-ib-le workout. I did strength training for about an hour, but that was not my best accomplishment of the evening. As most of you know, I am training with Spark's "5k your way" running pro... Read more
How to enjoy full-fat italian sausage and still lose weight (recipe w/pics)
Monday, September 19, 2011      13 comments

My best recipes are complete accidents, and this is no exception. I didn't even know what I was making until all of the ingredients were together... but I love love love it and had to share: Italian sausage with bell peppers and kale ove... Read more

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