plateau bemoan
Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

i've seen my fellow sparkpeople talk about "plateauing" before, but have never experienced it before myself. i weigh myself every morning before breakfast and my weight always moved in a sort of scatterplot with a gradual downward trend. i never... Read more
second wind
Monday, January 30, 2012      0 comments

remember the first time you experienced the "second wind"? i had never even heard the name of it until after i experienced it. i was in seventh-grade, which was a year of "firsts" for me, foremost being my first year of middle school. which... Read more
in the buff
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      1 comments

one of my greatest dilemmas in getting myself to exercise is...well...i'm kind of high-maintenance. 1. i hate exercising in public. working out in the gym, running on the sidewalk--i feel like a spectacle. which, essentially, i am, si... Read more
the big 133(.5)
Saturday, October 29, 2011      0 comments

while i haven't been on sparkpeople since i stopped working a full-time job to move back into academia, i have surprised myself by not backsliding! from january through april i was losing about five pounds a month--i knew that slope would begin ... Read more
the milestone
Saturday, March 26, 2011      1 comments

it's late (i'm tired!) and i don't have much to say right now about my diet or exercise progress. just had to say i am officially below 140 pounds! for the first time in four years! it's pretty amazing. my progress has been so constant and s... Read more
"spring forward"
Saturday, March 19, 2011      1 comments

a bit of a backslide last week, but with no real consequences. my friend came into town, which means i drink a little more, i stay up late and throw off my sleeping cycle, and i eat at restaurants. my weight was about 141 the week prior, and i h... Read more
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      0 comments

we got the elliptical the other day! i've used it a couple of times and i already love it. unlike the treadmill, which was so loud it sounded like a stampede on a jetway, it was so quiet that i could watch tv shows on my computer without headpho... Read more
€ ¥ rewards card $ ₤
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      0 comments

i've decided to set up a rewards system for myself just so i can keep this inspiring. and for me, inspiring is purely materialistic. start: 150 pounds ☆ 12-26-10 level 1: 140 pounds: sunglasses ☆ 3-23-11 level 2: 135 p... Read more
deprive ≠ thrive
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      0 comments

weight loss right now seems different and easier than in the past. phasing in good habits really helps. it's like adding on a small healthy-routine change every now and then, when i know that i can sustain it, and keeps me from getting overwhe... Read more
Saturday, February 12, 2011      0 comments

once again i am weirdly astonished that i'm feeling the results of my strength-training only a month and a half in. yesterday i did a set of lunges, and it was so easy i momentarily thought i was doing them wrong--not squatting low enough o... Read more
Friday, February 04, 2011      0 comments

i have finally moved from 150 pounds--where i've been for a few years now--down below 144! at first i thought it was a fluke caused by my stomach flu. that evening i had stepped onto the scale--i had a full meal in me, so i think i was clo... Read more
Lunge Theory
Thursday, January 20, 2011      2 comments

i think i'm getting stronger. i can't measure strength by the amount of weight i can lift or the number of reps i do, but i can measure it in the degrees of pain that i feel the day after. most of the exercises i've been doing would give ... Read more
my Wii-solution
Sunday, January 16, 2011      0 comments

well, now, school is over and i can stop blaming it from keeping me from working out. well, it deserved to be blamed. afterall, i was in class all morning and doing homework all afternoon, how could i possibly squeeze in time to exercise? a... Read more
Saturday, December 06, 2008      0 comments

so when i first joined sparkpeople two weeks ago, i knew that i wasn't going to be able to fully commit myself until late-December. these next few weeks, i will be cranking out term papers, and getting things in order for my trip back to the sta... Read more
thus far...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      0 comments

yesterday, i REALLY didn't feel like doing the exercises--but i did them anyway. i must say, no matter how simple the "banana" workout looks, it HURTS. anyway, i'm proud of myself for doing the fitness workout, despite my disposition. (i felt c... Read more

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