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September 11, 2015 at Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe just after the wedding ceremony.





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Taken after my first ever official race... a 10K race, partially in mud after a heavy morning rain.



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I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a poor job market for scientists at the moment due to funding. It is tough hunting for a job but am working on putting healthy habits in place while the search continues.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, including a half marathon. Unfortunately the knee pain was intense and not normal ...
I reached my goal weight January 2013 but due to a devastating knee injury, gained some back.

I have just graduated with my Ph.D. In Cancer Research and am having to contend with a poor job market for scientists at the moment due to funding. It is tough hunting for a job but am working on putting healthy habits in place while the search continues.

I ran a few distance races in 2013, including a half marathon. Unfortunately the knee pain was intense and not normal afterwards and learned a few days later that I finished the half with no ACL in tact and had other ligaments torn and cartilage gone to the bone as well. This led to major bone surgery July 2013with double bone grafts in my lower leg to take the weight off of the side withou cartilage, months of physical therapy, a second surgery to reconstruct my ACL, LCL, and PLC with grafts, and additional months of physical therapy.

All of the mobility problems with the surgeries and recovery helped lead to some weight gain. I have now been cleared to run again (10K and under as tolerated) by my orthopedist but am having some pain when running and agility problems. However, I am not letting it stop me as I work at getting back to my goal weight before my wedding reception in April 2016. (Our wedding was a destination wedding held September 11, 2015 at Lake Tahoe)
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Member Since: 3/24/2011

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My Goals:
I will get back to pre knee surgery weight and condition.

My Program:
I track my food and exercise regularly. I have been working on eating a variety of healthy foods, as I tend to get bored with food easily. I work out 6 days a week (a mix of cardio and strength training), as long as my knee tolerates.

Personal Information:
I am a new Ph.D. graduate adjusting to a new job and getting ready for my local reception April 23, 2016. The ceremony was a destination wedding Sept 11th, 2015 at Lake Tahoe.

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I love cooking, playing video games, reading, doing crafts, working out, running, long-distance running ... and of course "playing" in the lab. :)

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YICHE12
4/25/2016 8:06:55 PM

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1/24/2016 9:52:38 AM

Good morning and happy Sunday, my friend!



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12/30/2015 10:08:28 PM

Enjoy your new haircut. 3 hours drying is truly a bit much. I always know it's time for a haircut when my neck starts hurting from the weight of my pony tail lol



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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
~William Faulkner

Just little stones, not boulders. You've got what it takes to move little stones! Stay strong!!

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Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
~Doug Firebaugh

Today's the day! Let's start inching!!! We can do this!

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