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I am a living breathing excuse maker. You ask and I can come up with a variety of reasons as to why or why not. Of course 99% of them are total b.s.(whether or not I am aware of that remains to be said). I've gone up and down with my weight along with the internal struggle to be happy about myself. I'm fed up with living a lifestyle I see as unhealthy in a number of ways. I'm done with feeling helpless, of making excuses, of all talk and no action. I just graduated college no where closer to my goal of a size 7-8 pant. Actually my unemployment streak a few months back and my lack of a social life have thrown me into my old jeans up a few sizes. My sudden realization that I was slowly picking up old bad habits has made me firm in my resolve to combat a sedentary lifestyle. I'm new to the area of Lincoln, NE, so if you are from the area I'd love to grab a cup of coffee and get out of the house for once!
March 2011 update: I'm feeling much better mentally and physically! I've lost 20lbs so far, improved on my running and strength training. I spoke with an Army recruiter late in February to set out some goals for me and to talk about my options. This is going to happen! I'm too stubborn and proud to give up and I KNOW I can do this! I'll try to post a picture soon-ish as to what I look like now, so I can see the results myself (as well as you lovely folks on SP). I'll continue to aim high in all areas of my life and I hope you will too!

Member Since: 2/9/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,427

My Goals:
My goal is to kick my bad habits to curb, find my inner strength, laugh at/off my excuses, and take control. I also want to be able to pass the Army PT by Aug 1 of this year, so I can go to BT and OCS.

My Program:
Within the mini gym I created at home, cardio is going to be my new bff (hopefully). I'm also working out with a resistance band and some free weights to get some strength training in.
-joined a gym 2/27 and started C25K

Personal Information:
I'm a recent college grad who's still looking for a career, but is settling for a job to hold me over. Life is a bit complicated, but I figure if I can not use the chaos of my life as an excuse to keep putting off working on what I want, then nothing in the future will hold me back!
Current Town: Lincoln, NE

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    Hey! Thanks for your comment on my Status yesterday. I am just really falling apart in the dieting situation. Your comment was awesome, I'm glad at least one of us has faith in me!!

    Take care,

    3242 days ago
    thanks for the well wishes! Have you enlisted yet?
    3249 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughts and ideas on my blog :) A "next level" type of reward sounds like a very good idea!

    3262 days ago
    The absolute best squash, in my opinion, is buttercup.

    It was bred in North Dakota to replace sweet potatoes which don't grow there because it's too cold.

    Yeager, A.F. and E. Latzke. Buttercup Squash: Its Origin and Use. Fargo, ND: Agricultural Experiment Station, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1932. Bulletin/North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station no. 258. 19 p. NAL 100 N813 no.258

    In 1922 North Dakota researchers Yeager and Latzke undertook a squash breeding program that was initially focused on the Hubbard squash. Their aim was to develop a desirable variety that would take the place of the sweet potato, which had proved unsatisfactory in variety testing in the region. This report, issued ten years hence, describes the origin of the Buttercup variety, a small turban-shaped squash selected from an accidental cross of Quality and Essex Hybrid, and also considers growing methods and the variety’s cooking and food qualities. A good portion of the bulletin consists of general instructions for cooking and several dozen recipes (p. 13-19). With black-and-white photos, and bibliography (sources cited in footnotes).
    3262 days ago
  • v INSHAPE2011
    Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your exercise motivators! After reading your page I really wish I lived closer so we could grab a coffee. You are doing well to tackle bad habits early. You have time and age on your side so get out there, go after your dreams, make as many mistakes as possible and learn-learn-learn.

    P.S. Employment market is cr@p at the moment all over the world but I read somewhere that we are one thought away from turning a big problem into an opportunity. Have you considered starting your own business? 9-5 is not always the answer (this is from a 9-5 person who does not exactly enjoy it)
    3263 days ago
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