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"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

It all began in 2010. I was idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go" when I realized that I was stuck in The Waiting Place. ("...waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.") At the time I was feeling a bit stuck in my job and my ...
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

It all began in 2010. I was idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go" when I realized that I was stuck in The Waiting Place. ("...waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.") At the time I was feeling a bit stuck in my job and my weight was creeping up courtesy of Messrs. Ben and Jerry. I decided then that I needed to kick myself into gear. No more waiting!

I lost a bunch of weight, felt amazing, and figured out how to make myself healthy, but then I quit my job to get a PhD. The grad school stress got the best of me and I really let myself go. Now I have a whole closet full of too-small clothes that I would like to fit back into, not to mention getting my self-esteem back!

I am in the home stretch of my PhD program while working to get back down to a "normal" BMI. It's not easy to balance the persistent stress of PhD work with being healthy but I am determined to make it work.

On that note, I bid you welcome to my little corner of the SparkPeople universe. Enjoy your stay!
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Member Since: 8/1/2010

SparkPoints: 63,911

Fitness Minutes: 87,143

My Goals:
-Get down to 135 lbs
-Fit back into all my old clothes
-Run 5k without walking
-End emotional overeating
-Wear an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini

My Program:
-Real, minimally-processed food
-1500-2000 calories per day
-7+ hours sleep each night
-10,000 steps per day
-Strength training 2-3x/week
-Running at least 1x/week
-Hiking at least 1x/ week

Personal Information:
I love to geek out, hang out with friends, do outdoorsy things, and read/watch various forms of escapist fiction. I'm working through a PhD program studying molecular microbiology and geology, and some of my favorite things are hiking, camping, reading, photography, juggling, board- and video- games, self-sufficiency, my boyfriend (aww), my family, my cat, and being cheeky!

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Remember: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

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NEELOJ
10/19/2015 3:59:32 PM

Welcome to shutterbugs….
Hi!! So glad you joined us in our Shutterbug team!
We have so much fun on this team. We love to share our photos with each other and to comment on them.

Just for fun we post weekly photo assignments. You are invited to participate in this with us if you are interested.

Please check in the General Discussion section for the Photo Assignments.
Each assignment has complete directions in the very first post of the assignment which will be on page one, scroll to the bottom of the page.
You are welcome to add pictures to any of the assignments.
Or just add a comment to pictures other team members have shared.

If you have any questions be sure and ask, either on a team or you are welcome to email me.
I will be looking forward to seeing your photos!!
JO




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SWEDE_SU
10/8/2015 4:01:10 AM

thank you for the goodie and for making my day in the spotlight special!



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AFERRARI
10/7/2015 9:01:16 PM

Thanks for the goodie on my special day. Hope you have a great day yourself



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HAPPYSOUL91
10/2/2015 9:13:02 AM

Thank you for the goodie when I was star of the day
Carol



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9/29/2015 11:29:18 AM

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