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Trying to Come Back from a Fall
Thursday, April 28, 2016      4 comments

This has been quite a year. I pretty much gave up on tracking and healthy living to work on my comprehensive exams and I've gained 40 lbs. and all of my joints hurt. My final exam is waayy overdue and I've started my summer work full time whil... Read more
What Happened to My Spark?
Thursday, January 10, 2013      3 comments

I am tired....I wake up tired and rally for a bit and then gradually get more and more tired. I know this is probably a result of having a hysterectomy 3 weeks ago. I FEEL better, almost no pain unless I overdo it or wear pants with a button t... Read more
Issues, issues, issues....
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      3 comments

I am still loving the eat-clean lifestyle and I am so happy to have simplified one aspect of my life. I love weightlifting but really need to work on fitting in the cardio. That sounds do-able. So as far as healthy eating and lifestyle go I'm... Read more
But Mom This One's Different
Monday, September 03, 2012      4 comments

When I was a teenage girl I had terrible taste in boys...each time I'd drag a new one home to meet the parents I'd tell my mom...."But Mom, this one is different". Luckil... Read more
Excuses - Today's SparkCoach Assignment
Thursday, August 30, 2012      0 comments

My excuses are pretty varied...usually I try to accommodate others and end up not doing what I need to do for myself. Pain is another excuse. Sometimes, such as when my endo is acting up this is a valid reason rather than an excuse. Unlike no... Read more
Sick of Sickness
Saturday, February 11, 2012      0 comments

I've somehow managed to acquire (through either age or new medicine) day long morning sickness, dizziness, hot flashes, and my usual cyclic pain from my endometriosis. It just seems wrong to have symptoms of pregnancy, menopause and endometrio... Read more
Another New Year - Another New Beginning:)
Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

I made pretty good progress this year, I managed to lose about 20 lbs. by playing a lot of tennis over the summer, I overcame my bathing suit in public phobia, and I'm on my way to a healthier me. I've been working out with an amazing trainer a... Read more
Just Keep Swimming
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      6 comments

Today I overcame my bathing suit anxiety and WENT SWIMMING! I know to most people this may not be a big deal but for me it IS a big deal. So much of a big deal that I ha... Read more
Participating
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

This summer my goal is to PARTICIPATE. That's right - all caps! This may seem to be a no-brainer for most people but for me (and I'm sure for a lot of people) it is hard to get out there and mix it up in the real world. Put me in a lab or a c... Read more
It's Tennis Time!
Thursday, May 26, 2011      3 comments

Summer is here and tennis is starting again. I am so excited! I hope I can keep up - I haven't worked out since the fall and I'm just getting over a nasty sinus infection and my foot is still kinda puffy and sore. I'm pretty sure that after I... Read more
FINALLY Allowed Back in the Gym!
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      3 comments

Today I received official clearance to go back to the SRC. I'm still not allowed on the elliptical (my favorite form of cardio) but I AM allowed to walk around the track. I did 2 loops today - 1/4 mile. My Dr. was a bit iffy about doing more... Read more
Getting Ready for the New Year and Closing Out the Old
Thursday, December 30, 2010      2 comments

This has been quite a year for me and my family. I am really hoping to have a less eventful and more productive New Year. I've gone from being a Vegan back to being a meat eater and I'm pretty O.K. with that right now. I'm sure I'll eventuall... Read more
Sometimes You Have to Go With Your Gut to Lose Your Gut
Friday, July 23, 2010      2 comments

I have been seeing a counselor recently to try to get a handle on my grief and the rest of the maelstrom of feelings that I have been dealing with since my mom's horrible fight with lung cancer and her eventual death. The thing about therapy is... Read more
Finally, Game On!!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010      5 comments

www.midnightsunrun.us/ I moved to Fairbanks almost five years ago. Every summer I have had the goal of running the Midnight Sun Run. Every summer I have w... Read more
Tired of Being the Fat Friend
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      1 comments

I am so sick of being the fat friend. It seems like I've been stuck in this rut for sooooo many years. Enough is enough! From now on I'm on my way to being the healthy inspiring friend. Admittedly, I have incredibly awesome and healthy frien... Read more

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