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Reframing my goals
Thursday, January 03, 2013      0 comments

I haven't blogged in a long time. The truth is I fell off the wagon and got hit by a few horses along the way! The last year has been a mix of ups and downs personally. I did not work out as regularly as I had been, but did a bit better wit... Read more
50 Pounds GONE!
Monday, August 15, 2011      7 comments

While helping my friends move this weekend, I carried some HEAVY stuff. Including some boxes which i was told by a man there "weight about 50 pounds". Stepping onto the scale this morning I see I've reached EXACTLY 50 pounds lost since begi... Read more
A Plateau of My Own Making (aka: Self Sabotage)
Monday, June 27, 2011      2 comments

This past week I let my eating habits slip up. I gained a few pounds (which I lost again). Honestly, sometimes I think I sabotage myself and I have no idea why. I have been working out a lot and I'm seeing results in my body! My arms, while... Read more
Life Off Kilter
Friday, March 04, 2011      6 comments

The title says it all! Can I just say it? 2011 sucks so far. Car issues went from January ($750) to February (another $1100). Two months later and almost $1900 later my car is FINALLY back in my possession and fully working. Not having... Read more
How my car broke and why it actually isn't the end of the world
Friday, January 21, 2011      3 comments

So before the holidays, the very last weekend I was in town, my car broke. Check engine light, lurching, shuddering, really weird driving, broke. I got on a plane and flew home for 2 weeks to visit family over the holidays, worked out a li... Read more
Getting back on the horse.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

So I'm beginning to understand why weight loss is such a struggle and such a journey. I fell off the horse, then the horse ran on without me and I crawled a ways in the mud. Okay, metaphor done. But really, I'd been so good about exercise a... Read more
40 pounds down!! Time to think.
Monday, November 15, 2010      4 comments

So today I got on the scale for the 20-somethings Holiday Challenge weigh in. Honestly, I was dreading this a bit because I went to a fancy dinner party Saturday night and ate some pretty rich food. In anticipation of the party, I had gone... Read more
People are noticing!
Saturday, November 13, 2010      8 comments

So this week we had a statewide symposium on campus for our field. There were folks from other Universities on campus and a lot of our on-campus folks were together each day too! This week I had 3 different people mention that I looked like... Read more
Kind of a Tortoise (not the Hare)
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

So after a few weeks of up/down weight loss (nothing huge in terms of gains, but more 3 steps forward and 1 step back) I've finally hit a stride the past week and a half. I know its not the best method, but I weigh myself nearly daily. It h... Read more
Things I want to do...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      2 comments

There are a lot of reasons I want to lose weight, but chief among them are these reasons: 1) Play tennis again! I played in HS (even though I was overweight then) but just fell away as I gained more weight during/after college and grad scho... Read more
Small steps!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      1 comments

This weekend I went out to the National Petroglyph Monument here in Albuquerque. The last time I was there two years ago, my friend Sarah and I climbed to the top of the Mesa Point loop which is the top of the escarpment. Its about 200 ver... Read more
Plateaus Suck
Friday, October 08, 2010      0 comments

So I've been at the same weight for about two weeks. I've just struggled with healthy habits when work gets so darn busy and I think I hit a plateau because all the times I worked out didn't really make that much of a difference. (And its not li... Read more
First Blog
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      0 comments

I'm a Facebook and Twitter user. I like to update both frequently and lately I've found myself looking for a place to shout out about my weight loss efforts. Do all my friends REALLY want to read about that stuff all the time? Probably not... Read more

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