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Hello, I have been on an off on Sparkpeople since 2012. I have been on and off trying to lose weight since pretty much forever (age 12 or so). I am 34 now, and recently married. I am working to get back on a plan that I can stick to so that I can finally be healthy.

Currently honeymoon planning and saving up to buy a house. Exciting times!

Member Since: 10/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,280

My Goals:
Get my asthma under control- doctor visited,5/8/16 taking medication, hopefully it starts working!
Get my migraines under control- doctor visited, 5/8/16 taking medication, hopefully it works; however, side effects are pretty harsh.
Start walking 3x a week
Start swimming again - July 2016
Get better control of the eating situation -already doing better as of 6/9/16. portion sizes and binging much better!
Find a full time faculty position

My Program:
Starting 0 to 1500 swim program.- started July 2016
Walking 3x a week working up to 30 minutes
Hope to add Zumba
Limit all sugary drinks (including starbucks, soda or iced tea) to less than 1 per day - 6/9/16
Drink plenty of water - 6/9/16 on the ball with this one too!
Work on portion sizes- doing well with this, 8/2016
Eat more dairy

Personal Information:
Born and raised in the Chicago burbs. Undergraduate work in cell and structural biology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Worked at Rush University in Chicago as a clinical research coordinator for 2 years after college. Moved to DC to do my PhD at Georgetown University in tumor biology. Lived in Fort Collin, CO. for a year while my (now) husband tried out a PhD program. Now, I am an adjunct professor at some Universities in Chicago teaching biology, nursing, and non-majors a number of biology courses including cell biology, microbiology, and pathophysiology.
I am a Chicagophile for life!

Other Information:
My hobbies include: singing, reading, playing video and board games, baking, and swimming.
I have been enjoying PokemonGo with my husband lately.

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    Hey lady! Sorry I have been kinda MIA. I really need to get back on the Spark Horse..I have gained so much weight and it feels impossible to get it off now. I need to revamp my page and really commit to coming on her more often. I can use all the support I can get! I love that you are playing POGO! I am loving it!! Still on the hunt for a pikachu though..two ran away from me so far!
    1227 days ago
    thats so stupid that they don't allow it inside that really really is even if its a court house wedding it is still a wedding SH_T I wish we where doing a courthouse wedding now with everything the way it is
    1232 days ago
    Congrats on getting married....NOW where are some pics??? :)
    1233 days ago
    "Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
    For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    The greatest mistake is giving up."
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    Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, Enjoy The Ride. Hope you have a very healthy June!
    1287 days ago
    I'm so glad you are back!! I'm sorry to hear that you've gained the weight back but you're right I am failing right now as well and have gained most of what I lost last year myself. All but 10 pounds. So here I sit. I'm trying to reevaluate my program and my way of thinking to see if maybe there are some tweaks that will help me stick to the program for once. Zumba is great. I really enjoy it and it burns a ton of calories. I haven't done it in a few months but I'm planning on starting back up on Monday. I have Zumba for the Xbox One and do it on there. Classes can be really expensive but if you have a gaming system the game is well worth the price and you'll get way more use for the money compared to paying for classes. We can do this..I know we can..the fact we keep coming back to Spark means we haven't and won't give up.
    1995 days ago
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