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Our New Canine Addition
Monday, November 02, 2020      13 comments

As most of my fellow Under Dawgs know, I have many animals, but not a dog. I'm the proud parent of five cats and two goats. We've been waiting for the right time to get a dog. Obviously, the animals we have take a lot of energy. Well, I guess th... Read more
My NSV and My Fall Workout Playlist!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      9 comments

This past weekend I achieved a goal that I wasn't sure would ever happen! Back when quarantine started in March, I decided to give trail running a shot. I've started the C25K training program multiple times and never followed through. This time ... Read more
September Summary
Sunday, October 04, 2020      10 comments

Hello, friends! I haven't been as active on SparkPeople for the past month, but I'm back and pumped for the Fall 5% Challenge! I knew I would have to ease up on weight loss last month because of going back to school and adjusting to going b... Read more
Back to School Blues
Thursday, September 03, 2020      11 comments

I've been struggling with motivation to do things lately. Fortunately, I've gotten my eating under control, but I haven't been feeling like exercising or cleaning or anything. I just want to nap. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm stressed out abo... Read more
My Favorite Recipes
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      10 comments

I've started cooking a lot more in the past few months due to the pandemic and it's definitely had a positive impact on my health! I'm always interested in trying new recipes and would love to hear some of your favorites! Obviously, it's only fa... Read more
My Life in Pictures
Monday, August 31, 2020      10 comments

I took some time this morning to look back over my life and think about how I've gotten to this point. I've struggled with weight my entire life and I'm tired of it. I need to keep the weight off for good this time. I wasn't an overweight c... Read more
Three Recent Accomplishments
Monday, August 17, 2020      9 comments

I think I'm in a plateau right now; I haven't lost weight in three weeks. But I'm going to start today right! I'm trying to focus on the positive, so here's some recent non--scale accomplishments: 1. I got my exercise streak going again and... Read more
Self-care goals!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020      11 comments

Okay, so this illness has got me down. My energy is low. So I'm going to set some new goals that will hopefully lift my spirits: self-care and wellness goals! Some things that I would like to start doing daily and tracking are: - Stretchi... Read more
Adjusting Expectations
Tuesday, July 21, 2020      11 comments

My first two months of weight loss were amazing! I got into a groove with exercising and was feeling good with a slow but steady decrease on the scale. Then I got Lyme disease. I'm still dropping weight, but I haven't been feeling well and ... Read more
The Ideal Weight?
Sunday, July 19, 2020      13 comments

Okay, so as of yesterday I've lost 14.4 lbs! I'm so proud of the progress I've made so far, even though it's been going slowly. My goal as of right now is to lose a total of 60 lbs, which would put me at about 200 lbs. That's what my OBGYN recom... Read more
The Future I Want
Friday, July 17, 2020      5 comments

I've been really trying lately to imagine what I want my future to look like. It's actually easy to feel undeserving or hopeless or embarrassed about the big things we want. So I want to put these things out to the universe. I deserve them and ... Read more
Lyme Disease
Thursday, July 16, 2020      13 comments

So, the good news is that my doctor and I are fairly certain that I don't have COVID-19. The bad news is that I most definitely have Lyme disease. Interestingly enough, it's 11 days later and I still haven't gotten my Coronavirus test results ba... Read more
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      11 comments

Alright. This past Sunday morning I woke up feeling completely fine. I went for a run a little bit later in the morning than usual on a really humid day. When I was done, I was feeling really nauseous and dizzy. I went home and my husband immedi... Read more
Holiday Weekend Mishaps & NSVs
Sunday, July 05, 2020      7 comments

I knew this weekend was going to be tough. We always have a big barbecue for the 4th of July. We didn't invite many people over this year because of social distancing, but we still made a lot of delicious food. On top of that, the filmed version... Read more
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      5 comments

My focus on this journey over the past couple months has been moderation and consistency. Obviously, I've shifted to eating moderately at all times. No longer am I allowed to eat a whole bag of popcorn by myself or eat until I feel sick. I try t... Read more

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