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

I've been Sparking for a few years now and I have had great success with making myself healthy, but going back to school for a PhD while pushing 30 made me flabby again. Now I'm fighting hard to get back down to a healthy weight. I might be down but I'm not out!

I began this journey by idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go". I realized that I was stuck in The Waiting Place. ("...waiting for a train to go or a ...
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

I've been Sparking for a few years now and I have had great success with making myself healthy, but going back to school for a PhD while pushing 30 made me flabby again. Now I'm fighting hard to get back down to a healthy weight. I might be down but I'm not out!

I began this journey by idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go". 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 wanted to "find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing"!

Since then I've hiked a few hikes, taken up running, discovered the wonderful world of paleo eating, rediscovered the joys of juggling, danced like no one's watching, picked things up and put them down, and have (occasionally) been content with just being myself.

I have learned oodles about health and wellness and now I am working to get back down to my goal weight of 135 pounds. It's not easy to balance the persistent stress of a PhD program 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: 41,357

Fitness Minutes: 59,419

My Goals:
-Get down to a heart-healthy 125 lbs
-Run 1 mile without walking
-Complete a 5k
-End emotional overeating (Work in constant progress...)
-Get back into the dating scene (Check - and I found a really great guy to date!)
-Wear an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini (bikini purchased...waiting for my body to catch up!)

My Program:
-Keep it primal - grass fed meat, fish, veggies, fruit, and some dairy. Mmm mmm good!
-Log on to SP daily
-10,000 steps a day
-Cardio 2-3x/week (running or swimming)
-Strength training 2-3x/week
-Daily stretching
-Sleep
-Have fun!

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I love to geek out, hang out with friends, do outdoorsy stuff, read/watch sci-fi, escapist fiction, poetry, chick flicks, old movies, and musicals, and I love molecular microbiology, space, libertarianism, photography, juggling, ice skating, hiking, camping, and being cheeky.

Since I joined SP I'm fighting idleness, getting healthier, working on my moxie, and you might say I'm developing something that looks a lot like gumption. Healthy feels so good!

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Thanks for stopping by! Remember: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." Be kind to yourself, and have a lovely day!

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GHK1962
8/24/2014 8:54:31 AM

And its nice to see you around again too!

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_RAMONA
1/29/2014 12:00:07 AM

What if... "?"

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ADF1981
1/27/2014 9:20:29 AM

I've enjoyed your blog this morning. Hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend!



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GIANTMICROBE
1/14/2014 12:18:52 PM

I would love to try skiing again. I don't think we'll ever actually move there... my boyfriend would never leave his job... GRUMP... but we may go back out to visit in the summer. Boulder was awesome!!!!!!!!!



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HISTORYRUNNER
1/11/2014 12:26:49 PM

Thanks for celebrating my blog with me! emoticon



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