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I wish...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

I'm just saying... I wish I was one of those people who is skinny without really trying. Why do I take after my chunky dad? (Yes, I'm not an idiot, I understand how genes work) And I understand that skinny people are skinny for a reason... th... Read more
Mid September already!?!
Sunday, September 12, 2010      1 comments

Wow, it has been a long time since I've been active with Sparkpeople. After reaching my weight goal for my wedding, I became busy with moving to a new town, finishing up my degree, and getting ready for my brother's wedding in August! Now that... Read more
I lost weight on vacation w/o tracking!
Saturday, March 20, 2010      3 comments

From Saturday March 13 to Friday March 19, my fiance and I drove to Salt Lake City, Utah to check out the grad program at the University of Utah. Then we took a small detour driving back to Iowa to visit his brother's newborn. We ate out for e... Read more
Eeks! My first weight gain!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      4 comments

What a terrible way to start my stressful midterm filled day! The scale reads 1.2 lbs heavier this morning. I know why...I focused on studying for the last week, and I didn't work out as much, or track my food regularly. Well, here's living p... Read more
So hungry lately!
Thursday, February 25, 2010      7 comments

I have been soooo hungry the last few days! I'll eat up to my cal limit, and still be hungry. I'm getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water and exercising...it must be the stress of the exam I have tomorrow? Blah! (Well, I also am fi... Read more
Is it OK to be fat?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      1 comments

I found this debate on Hulu...an abc News Nightline Face-Off: Is it OK to be fat? abcnews.go.com/Nightline
/FaceOff/ It's worth watching. I think I agree quite a bit with the gal named Meme Roth, president of Nationa... Read more
Soooo close!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

I am soooo close to fitting into some of my old jeans! Just a couple more weeks, I think! emoticon... Read more
"Sleeping Naked is Green"
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

Lol. I can already imagine all you sparkers who clicked to read this blog post! (Omg, I saw the word 'naked' and I had to see what she's writing about! Will sleeping naked help me burn more calories???) "Sleeping Naked is Green" is a boo... Read more
How do you estimate calories when you go out to eat?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

Today for lunch I had a very tasty vegan version of a blt at a local coffee shop. I guessed the best I could on the nutrition tracker for lunch...but is guessing all you can do? What do you do when you go out to eat and have no idea how many c... Read more
New Scale!
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

I've been using a super cheap and ineffective scale I bought for $4.50 at Walmart. It is small, and the lines between 1 oz and 2 oz are a millimeter apart. I should have also purchased the $1 magnifying glass that Walmart sells to the elderly ... Read more
Plain yogurt=sour cream
Thursday, February 04, 2010      4 comments

Printed on my Stonyfield Yogurt container are suggestions for using plain yogurt in lieu of other ingredients... like sour cream! Last night I had a baked potato with plain low-fat yogurt, salsa, and some cheese. Amazing! Just thought I'd pas... Read more
Positive psychology as it relates to weight loss
Saturday, January 30, 2010      2 comments

Here I am, Saturday night, studying! I just read an article about the effects of positive psychology on therapy. However, I'm thinking this positive business transcends therapy! A quick and dirty overview of positive psychology: The pos... Read more
I can lose weight AND have my cake too?!?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

Hey all! Wednesdays are my weigh-in days, and I was a little nervous to step on the scale this morning. The previous week I had bought some ice cream (Edy's Slow Churned Reduced Fat) and I think I had about a serving every day! I thought ... Read more
Piano class is hard, which is a good thing
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      1 comments

I walked into my Group Piano II class with confidence this afternoon. With such songs as "The Entertainer" and "Home on the Range" added to my repertoire last semester in Piano I, I wondered what more I needed to learn. Well, it turns out quit... Read more