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Saturday, May 16, 2015      19 comments

I went to the doctor earlier this week, and was disappointed when the nurse confirmed that I was at 209. You see, I'm trying to get to Onederland for my birthday, which is quickly approaching. At this current pace, I will not make it. My b... Read more
making my fitness goals public
Sunday, May 10, 2015      8 comments

As part of the Healthy Habits reset, today's goal is to go public about what I hope to accomplish at the end of this challenge. By the end of May, I hope to have an established workout routine that I actually do! I will know exactly what ea... Read more
healthy habits reset day 1
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      3 comments

After finishing the Walkabout challenge, I was looking for a fitness challenge. I came across Sparkpeople's Healthy Habits reset, which looks like an interesting way to go about this. Rather than just following a set of exercises for 30 days, th... Read more
The Science Part of Weight Loss
Sunday, March 01, 2015      5 comments

I was very disappointed with this week' weigh-in. I wanted to end February at 209. Instead I ended up at 211. I'm on a mission to lose 28 pounds by my 28th birthday at the end of May, so this was a bummer. Since my 28 by 28 journey started... Read more
endorphins are real!
Friday, February 27, 2015      2 comments

I've never been one of those people who gets "runner's high", or a bout of energy after a workout. Often I feel tired and sleepy (part of the reason why morning workouts aren't really my thing.) Today however, I had a wonderful time at the ... Read more
28 by 28 quick check-in
Friday, February 20, 2015      4 comments

On January 27, I wrote a blog about 28 by 28. I have a goal to lose 28 pounds by my 28th birthday, which is at the end of May It's a bit of a stretch goal, but I'm excited by it and find it do-able. I will do a more extensive check-in abou... Read more
My name is Nana, and sometimes I can be a flake!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      4 comments

In some areas of my life, I am a complete flake. It's very difficult to admit this to myself because I'm a hard working person. They always say the first step in fixing a problem, is to admit that you have one. So I'm admitting it. My name is Na... Read more
Reminding myself of why I want this - it's been a rough half week
Thursday, February 05, 2015      8 comments

I fell into one of my bad patterns this week. Following a week of successful weight loss, I got lazy and started binge snacking like crazy. For the last 4 days I've been eating about 500 calories above my calorie range and crossing my fingers th... Read more
28 by 28
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      6 comments

I turn 28 this May. For reasons that I have a hard time explaining, I consider 28 a big milestone year. I think it's in large part because my mother had me when she was 28 and it seemed like a good age to start a family. It's also an age whe... Read more
first workout in 2 months!
Monday, January 19, 2015      3 comments

I have a neck injury from work. It's painful/sore most of the time, and I've been away from the gym for 2 months as a result. MY PT has cleared me for exercise, and today I worked out for 33 minutes on the elliptical. So excited! ... Read more
Oh goodness an epiphany
Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

On the train ride home, my thoughts wandered over to my general eating habits. I realized that I'm fairly on point Monday-Thursday, but my eating derails Friday-Sunday. I don't eat huge meals over the weekend, but I do snack like mad. We co... Read more
November Goals
Sunday, November 02, 2014      3 comments

It's been a while spark blog world. I didn't post official October goals, but I've been having a solid month. I joined the Fall 5% challenge, and have been getting in my exercise and solidifying some healthy habits. So overall, ... Read more
slowly leaving land of denial
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      3 comments

Today was a better day than yesterday. I got in 6 cups of water, ate mostly whole foods, and tracked every meal. I still went over my calorie range, but I celebrate these small steps. Tomorrow will be better, Nana... Read more
the struggle is real
Monday, August 25, 2014      0 comments

I allowed work stress to completely derail my efforts. I haven't worked out in days and my eating has been inexplicable.. It's overwhelming to think about all that needs to happen for me to feel back on track. This blog is what I can m... Read more
Good nutrition and exercise are only A PART of my lived experience
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday and today my nutrition were not fantastic. I got in exercise, but was not as prepared for changes to my daily routine in the last couple of days and did not eat well. I was feeling a little down on myself tonight for my bad choice... Read more

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