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From disabled to employed: start of a journey
Monday, May 07, 2018      5 comments

This is something I don't feel like I can talk about on Facebook, and my closest friends already know my story. I felt like talking about it here just to get my feelings out, and as a reminder to look back upon when I lose track of my path. ... Read more
Improvement - 1 extra day
Monday, May 07, 2018      4 comments

Update on my walking program: - The first week, I'm not sure how many days I walked because I wasn't tracking yet - The second week, I walked 5 days out of 7 for approximately 20 - 30 minutes each - The third week (this past week)... Read more
Welcome to rock bottom—and it’s a fat one!
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      5 comments

I weigh more than I have ever weighed in my life by far, clocking in at 218.8 pounds. I’m 5’4” and my BMI is 37.6–OBESE. But I have a few tricks up my sleeve: #1: I’m motivated. Seeing my progress here on sparkpeople in years past has... Read more
Week of November 1, 2015
Sunday, November 08, 2015      2 comments

Monday, Nov 2: 25 min jog @ 4.2mph, 25 min walk @ 3.0mph. 2.8 miles Wednesday, Nov 4: 16 min jog @ 4.5mph, 19 min walk @ 2.5-3.0mph. 2.0 miles Saturday, Nov 7: 8 min jog @ 4.5mph, 12 min walk @ 3.0 mph, 3 min cooldown. This we... Read more
Day One (Again)
Saturday, October 03, 2015      3 comments

I've come up with a tentative plan for catching up on my fitness goals. This schedule is fairly aggressive but I have plenty of time to get it all done. The only obstacle is sustaining my motivation. So here is my weekly schedule: Su... Read more
Uneven in April
Sunday, April 20, 2014      3 comments

Now that we're half way through April I thought I'd toss a blog up here. I have not been consistent this month. That's understating it. The first couple weeks of April I barely worked out. The third week of April I got back on track and got ... Read more
Wow, March is almost over!
Thursday, March 20, 2014      5 comments

Hello emoticon ! Well, I made it through the two week festival called SXSW, and not only did I survive, I pro... Read more
Over the 6 week hump
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      7 comments

It has now been 10 weeks since I started my diet and exercise program ( since the beginning of the year ). In the past, when I've tried diet and exercise, I only stuck with it for a max of 6 weeks, before giving up, with no results. 6 weeks is... Read more
Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 15, 2014      6 comments

For Valentine's Day, I picked my boyfriend up after work and we went to our favorite public park for a 30 minute walk. We talked about all sorts of things and shared our usual inside jokes. Then, we went to our favorite fancy sushi restaurant ... Read more
I found my goal board!
Saturday, February 08, 2014      4 comments

I finally found my goal board feature thanks to a featured blog post about it! It's on your start page on the right hand side. Some goals I came up with for myself are: * Read 12 books in 2014 * Reach goal weight of 135 lbs by 2015 ... Read more
I can't believe I'm losing weight!!
Monday, January 27, 2014      9 comments

Well it's been a little over two weeks since I last checked in with you and in that time I've lost 5 pounds! I'm down to 167 from my max weight of 182. I can't believe this is actually happening for me now -- I've tried, I mean really tried, a... Read more
My Food Obsessions
Saturday, January 18, 2014      5 comments

Here are the things I've been loving to eat lately! 1> BLUEBERRIES! Blueberries are good for brain health and they taste delicious. I've been adding copious amounts to my oatmeal with a little splenda, to my cottage cheese, and to my ... Read more
The salad without dressing
Friday, January 17, 2014      4 comments

Step 1: Have some good quality greens. No iceberg lettuce (gross!). The darker the tastier. This here is a power mix of kale, arugula, and spinach I get prepacked ... Read more
Doing great so far
Sunday, January 12, 2014      3 comments

Less of a bummer than my last blog entry. I'm not giving up just because of set point theory! I've been working out on and off in December, and consistently every single day since January 1st (except one break day). I haven't joined a gym yet... Read more
2 TED Talks provide food for thought
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

I just watched this TED talk: www.ted.com/talks/sandra
t_usually_work.html It's only 12 minutes and you should check it out! It really blew my mind. She said your brain has a ... Read more

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