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Feminine Issues: Help?
Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

Whenever I'm on my period, the scale either doesn't budge or goes up just a tad. Despite being a couple pounds lighter a couple days before my period starts, I seem to gain it all back when my period hits. What gives? I didn't have this pr... Read more
Day One... Again
Thursday, May 19, 2011      2 comments

As I think about how fitness factors into my life, I realize that the concept of "Day One" seems to be how I tackle my weight and diet issues. Sometimes I think that "Day One" will be the day when I finally pick up all the healthy habits I've be... Read more
Loving the Body I Have While Working to Improve It
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      4 comments

I have always struggled with body issues. I am the eldest in a family with 3 girls (and one boy!), but I was never referred to as the "pretty one" or the "skinny one." I was always the "fat girl" or the "smart girl." I learned to brush the hard ... Read more
Changing Workouts -- Monday Motivators
Monday, March 28, 2011      3 comments

Today, I upped my workout time to 40 instead of 30 minutes. I plan to go to the gym 4 times a week, 40 min per visit. I used to get on the AMT (adaptive motion trainer) for 30 minutes straight, and I would come off it with extremely hard legs. I... Read more
Working out but Gaining Weight?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      5 comments

I've been thinking about why my weight loss is just stagnant at the moment. Last summer, I'd go to the gym 3-4 times a week and lost 2 lbs/week, no problem. The weight just melted off. This time, I go 4-5 times a week and though my legs look ton... Read more
Tuesday Rut
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      0 comments

I have been drinking so much water that I think I am gaining water weight. Is that even possible??? I stepped on the scale today and weigh 4 lbs more than I did yesterday. OH MY GOSH. What is going on??? I realize that my hormones are whacked ou... Read more
Back at it!
Monday, March 21, 2011      1 comments

Hi everyone! It's been a long time... I haven't been as good a blogger as I used to be, and it's showing in my workout/diet routine. Let me explain. When I first signed up for sparkpeople, I really pushed myself and committed to every... Read more
I miss you all!
Friday, August 27, 2010      4 comments

Hi everyone! Blogging regularly is getting to be extremely difficult for me because now, apart from taking a full load of grad classes, I am teaching a freshman course which means TONS OF WORK! I've been squeezing some time of exercise dur... Read more
The Big Move
Saturday, August 21, 2010      3 comments

So, I haven't been posting as regularly as I had liked, but that's because I've been busy packing and slowly moving into our new place. I'm stoked to be moving out of this condo that we've been living in for 3 years now and into a small yet char... Read more
The 11th pound
Friday, August 13, 2010      4 comments

I've been a little worried and discouraged lately that despite my keeping a consistent, well-balanced diet and working out, the scale just wouldn't budge. The first 10 lbs I lost, I have to say, took a lot of effort, but melted off in a timely m... Read more
The heat is making me do crazy things!!!!
Thursday, August 05, 2010      6 comments

I made soup. Yes, I know, it's 90 blazing degrees outside, and I made a pot of rich, warm soup. Potato and Roasted Onion Soup I was hungry and didn't want to le... Read more
Home Again. Thank Goodness!
Monday, August 02, 2010      5 comments

I went on a mini trip this weekend to attend a wedding and to visit some friends. And while I stayed on my diet during the wedding day (it wasn't hard since the food wasn't really appetizing and I had a chance to dance and put that as my cardio)... Read more
Simple, Healthy, Divine, and ABSOLUTELY Homemade Tacos
Thursday, July 29, 2010      4 comments

Everything down to the corn tortilla. ... Read more
A Letter To SparkPeople
Thursday, July 29, 2010      6 comments

Dear SparkPeople, I have always struggled with my body image and my weight. I have always been ashamed about talking about my weight concerns or the problems I had with dieting with anyone, even my family and closest friends. I have, for ... Read more
Work and Workout Combo: Success
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

I woke up not feeling too motivated to do anything, really. I am currently working on a my first syllabus for a class I am teaching in the Fall, and I haven't gotten any real breakthroughs yet. I have been *slightly* stressing about how to organ... Read more

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