Progress & Life Update and Venting
Saturday, August 05, 2017      2 comments

Since my last entry on June 27, things have been pretty chaotic. We were busy looking for a place to live, and after a whirlwind of viewings and wild goose chases with letting agents, we signed the lease to a city centre apartment on my birthday... Read more
Practice week tidbits for my new teamies!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      3 comments

As part of practice week leading up to the start of the 5% Summer Challenge, we have the option of writing three new things about us every day on our personal page, so we as teammates can learn new things about each other and comment on them. I ... Read more
Summer 5% Challenge - Are You Ready?
Thursday, June 08, 2017      1 comments

Do you... - Want to lose up to 5% of your current weight? - Want to build healthy new habits? - Want to make new friends on the same journey? - Need motivation to work out regularly? - Need an excuse to change up your existing worko... Read more
End of the challenge + feeling better
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      2 comments

Slowly, slowly, I've come to accept my real size (gee thanks, doctor's scale, I was having fun being deceived by my bathroom scale!) and have stopped beating myself up over it. The bathroom scale was re-calibrated and was showing the same ... Read more
When the scale's been lying the whole time...
Saturday, May 27, 2017      4 comments

Sorry for not posting more recaps, everyone. I got the shock of my life when I went to the doctor last Wednesday and stepped on their scale. Turns out I weighed 242 pounds, not the 183 that the bathroom scale was telling me. I also have hi... Read more
The Five Percent Chronicles - Week 5 Recap
Monday, May 15, 2017      1 comments

Week 5 was all about exercising harder after recovering from my cold. I was a little bemused when I realized how little energy I had; cardio felt like it took way more effort than usual, and it left me feeling shaky and exhausted every time. Whe... Read more
The Five Percent Chronicles - Week 4 Recap
Monday, May 08, 2017      4 comments

Woohoo Week 4! My cold briefly teased me before slamming me face-first into the ground, but I still forced myself to get 10 minutes of light exercise (mainly ST) in every day. No more 0 days! It definitely wasn't easy, but I was so glad I d... Read more
The Five Percent Chronicles - Week 3 Recap
Monday, May 01, 2017      0 comments

I had a pretty successful week. The excruciating pain I was in had me not exercising a couple days due to the fact that I was seeing stars and could barely get up the stairs later with swollen knees and hurting hip joints and heels. But I still ... Read more
The Five Percent Chronicles - Week 2 Recap
Monday, April 24, 2017      5 comments

Week Two went by quickly and successfully. Following Week 2's challenge and tracking my calories on SparkPeople was far easier than I'd expected. Now I'm wondering why I never did it before. I think it's already made a huge difference in my over... Read more
The Five Percent Chronicles - Week 1 Recap
Monday, April 17, 2017      2 comments

Week 1 of the 5% Spring Challenge went all right, I think. I definitely could have done better when it came to dinner choices, but I didn't do TOO badly given that I didn't get to the grocery store until Thursday night. I haven't been reac... Read more
What have you noticed when losing weight?
Monday, April 03, 2017      14 comments

(I really don't like saying I'm "losing" weight, though, because it sounds like I want to find it again! Maybe I'll go the increasingly popular route and say I'm "evicting" the weight? That's right, I'm the landlord and I say you're OUTTA HERE!)... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge!
Saturday, April 01, 2017      8 comments

Okay, so I've joined the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge and have been invited to the lovely Weight Warriors team. I've been wanting to really challenge myself with other people, and I'm excited but also VERY nervous. I think I may have bitten off more... Read more
A Tiny Non-Scale Victory, Plus Weekend Plans
Friday, March 24, 2017      5 comments

I'm interested to see how my weight changes when I step on the scale on Monday. If it's not moving, I'll try bumping up my calorie intake to 1600. If it goes down, I'll stay at 1500. If it's gone up, I'll drop to 1400. This might end up be a sli... Read more
Why am I Losing Weight?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      13 comments

* 1. I won't have to use my hair, scarves, or makeup techniques to hide my double chin/lack of jawline. * 2. I can purchase something and trust that it'll (most likely, haha) fit! * 3. I won't have any more knee pain! * 4. I can go into st... Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017      8 comments

I FINALLY swallowed my pride and got out the bathroom scale. I'd been dreading it so much I hadn't done it in years. The last time I weighed was several years ago and I was 220 pounds... And that's before I hit my biggest size, so goodness knows... Read more

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