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OMGBed!!!
Thursday, January 26, 2012      16 comments

Woke up this morning feelin' GROOVY! Last night I received and assembled my sleep number bed. I was nervous at first since it is essentially just a fancy air-mattress inside a zipped-up mattress cover on top of a plastic box spring... but my ... Read more
Non-Scale Victories: The Department Store
Monday, January 23, 2012      20 comments

It's amazing how I can take things for granted. Today I had an eye-opening experience! First, some perspective: Last year in May, when I was at the height of my depression and inactivity (I weighed about what I do now, but was in a size 30-... Read more
New Workout Routine: Instead of trying HARDER I am going to try SMARTER.
Sunday, January 22, 2012      6 comments

I am feeling MUCH better having taken a few weeks off from running. My sleep is OK, my energy levels have increased. I think I am ready to increase the intensity of my workouts again.. except this time, I am going to be smarter about it. I'... Read more
Low-carb day 3
Sunday, January 22, 2012      2 comments

So far, so good. Small loss, only 2 days since starting the low-carb thing again. It's nice to see that loss.. I am looking forward to next week's weigh-in (I won't let myself cheat and sneak a peek until then). My hunger seems better cont... Read more
McCabe's granola review (SO GOOD!)
Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

If you have not tried McCabe's granola, I heartily suggest you do! I needed a snack that was portable, satisfying, lower in carbs, and much lower in sugar than your average granola. I needed something I could eat while walking around campus... Read more
Goals, GOALS!
Friday, January 20, 2012      11 comments

I've had a few days of absolutely abysmal nutrition (technically in calorie range, but just the worst food choices ever, really). I know that most of these choices were emotional in nature, and I need to do better. The next two weeks are going t... Read more
A much more positive blog
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      16 comments

I am absolutely done feeling sorry for myself. I truly believe that my sleep has been having negative effects on me--both psychologically and physically--but now that I have this sleep number bed on its way, everything is going to change! O... Read more
Have to stop being so hard on myself...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      29 comments

Lately I find myself comparing my journey to others. I know why this is a bad idea, but I cannot stop doing it. I am beyond frustrated with myself. OK... I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way: I am very impressed and very happy for... Read more
A letter to myself, 12 weeks from now (Purple Ninjas)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      16 comments

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 them. You are becoming a resilient person, and a... Read more
Sad story
Monday, January 09, 2012      16 comments

Got some more bloodwork done... and doctor says my cortisol levels are too high (this is a recurring problem for me). Yeah, no big surprise, since cortisol is a stress hormone and I have an anxiety disorder which I am attempting to get under con... Read more
If you are addicted to sugar, drink soda, or count juice as a freggie...
Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

.. then then this might be the most informative and thought-provoking ~30 min video lecture you have ever exerienced (as it was for me)... ESPECIALLY if you have diebetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, High cholesterol, or hypert... Read more
Taco Salad!!!
Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

I received 1 lb of 95% lean, grass-fed ground sirloin from my organic home delivery and my brain immediately started craving TACOS. (forgot to add the taco shell for thi... Read more
Thank Goodness For My Workout Buddy
Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

I was waiting for my boyfriend in the lobby of our gym after a workout (we usually do different stuff, so I meet him in the lobby after a certain amount of time). I had just put on my coat and began sitting down when I saw him, so I stood back ... Read more
New Year, New Hair (New Priority?)
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      15 comments

I have decided to use some of the money I save on the food budget towards getting my hair done at least 4 times each each year. It has been over a year since my last real "hair style" (pre-depression, pre-weight gain), and I decided enough ... Read more
January Goals
Sunday, January 01, 2012      5 comments

I am so glad the holidays are over... time to dive into a new routine! *Track EVERY BITE I eat *Hit the gym 4 days per week (3 days of str training and cardio, one day of yoga and cardio) *Do AT LEAST 10 min of INTENSE cardio EVERY DAY ... Read more

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