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Some things I'm (re)learning about myself.
Monday, September 18, 2017      1 comments

Anyone who has read any of my blogs over the past several years knows that I lost a significant amount of weight about five years ago. Since then, I've fallen in love, gotten married and become totally complacent. As I refocus on this journey ... Read more
Beyond fed up!
Monday, August 21, 2017      5 comments

Time has marched on and instead of being healthier, I am at my all-time highest weight!!! I guess my story is fairly typical. Thin girl gains weight in her 20s, loses said weight in her late 20s and gains it back in her early 30s. I keep ... Read more
You know that road that's paved with good intentions...
Friday, July 07, 2017      3 comments

...well, that is kind of how I view "dieting". Of course I never meant to get this fat. I admit that I was naturally lax about my food intake because I spent my entire youth thin. I also admit that I became lax again after losing almost 100 l... Read more
I have my master's!!!
Friday, June 16, 2017      4 comments

I'm so freakin' proud of myself! I received my grade on my 33 page thesis paper today and I can now say that I have a master's in clinical mental health counseling!!! I've always wanted to pursue my M.S. and it feels amazing to finally check i... Read more
Goals, goals, goals!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      2 comments

Ok, so it's been a while since I've written out any specific goals for myself. I've managed to stay off the scale (only because it's in hiding in my mom's guest bathroom), which is a total miracle. I BOMBED during my vacation a couple weeks ag... Read more
The breakup of a longtime relationship.
Monday, April 10, 2017      6 comments

Before anyone gets too worried, the breakup to which I'm referring is the one I had this weekend with my scale! I woke up yesterday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was get on the scale...after eating sodium-laden Chinese the ni... Read more
Realistic goals!
Friday, April 07, 2017      1 comments

Even though I'm focusing on weekly goals, I just realized that I have some significant dates this summer that I can use as mini-goal dates. In the past, I would place expectations on myself that were barely attainable. When I lost weight the f... Read more
Mid-Week Update
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      1 comments

Well, I'm actually not hating this week! I've been trying to stay positive, even though I have to deal with that obnoxious 23-year old student again tomorrow LOL. I'm just going to keep my head down and do my work the best of my ability. I th... Read more
Monday, April 03, 2017      4 comments

Well, last week was a b!tch. We had a death in the family and were constantly on the run. You all know what that means...horrible food choices. I was so physically and emotionally spent that I honestly didn't care about making healthy choices... Read more
The paranoid struggles of a fat girl.
Thursday, March 30, 2017      8 comments

Ugh! So, I may have mentioned that I'm doing an internship for grad school. After I was approved for the internship, the counselor I'm working with took on another student who only comes in once/week (I'm here the other four days). Today is t... Read more
Hello, gorgeous!
Friday, March 24, 2017      4 comments

After taking some time off from Spark to try Weight Watchers, I'm back! I liked Weight Watchers just fine but I think what's best for *me* is good, old fashioned calorie counting. I know tons of people who have had success on WW, but it just d... Read more
Crazy self-sabotaging realization!
Thursday, September 08, 2016      5 comments

So, I'm sitting on the couch relaxing after a day full of school work. I'm eating healthy and tracking all of my food. I'm excited for my afternoon workout with my husband. Everything is good. A thought skitters across my consciousness..."Ye... Read more
Hello, September!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      7 comments

Well, I guess I'll start by updating everyone on my successful and unsuccessful completion of my August goals: 1. Lose 6 lbs-------------------------I lost 3, so at least that's progress 2. Track my calories on SP---------------I didn't t... Read more
Ready to get down and dirty!
Thursday, August 04, 2016      5 comments

This is my first blog post in a long time. More importantly, it's my first blog post as a married woman...yay!!! My wedding was July 23, 2016 and it was the single best day of my life so far! The weather was gorgeous, the setting was stun... Read more
Results of my scale experiment
Monday, January 04, 2016      4 comments

I LOVE not getting on the scale! I stayed off the scale in December and, despite some very bad eating during the holidays and my birthday, lost 10 lbs and a total of 12 inches!!! My hypothesis that I would be able to focus on clean eating and ... Read more

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