after my first half marathon!!
my senior (college) portrait on display at my graduation
giving my senior exhibition the wednesday before graduation.
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Hey there! Time to update my introduction. As of April 2013 I committed to becoming a healthy vegan. I had been a vegan in the past, and although it always helped initially, I still ate quite a bit of junk foods and sweets and not enough fruits and veggies, which made it difficult to get truly healthy with. I also had trouble sticking with veganism even though I knew it was the best choice for me for a variety of reasons.
When I was diagnosed with some severe health problems-high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, and close to being pre-diabetic, as well as having iron deficient anemia (mostly unrelated to my eating habits, but thought I'd mention it anyhow) I recommitted to veganism, and vowed to cut down on the amount of junk I ate. I also signed up for sparkpeople and followed my plans religiously.
Now, as of November, I have lost more than 60 lbs, have reduced my hemoglobin a1c results (for diabetes testing) down -.1 (my doctor says I am now nowhere close to being pre-diabetic), have improved my blood pressure, and have started running for longer periods of time than I ever thought possible, as well as exercise about 6 times a week.
-Continue to lose weight
-Run a half marathon by July 19, 2015
-Be more sociable
-Way less sugar than I ate before
-Taking medication for my Hashimoto's thyroid disease
Send me a message on sparkpeople if you'd like my email or facebook or something first...I may not give it to you right away though, would prefer to communicate through sparkpeople a bit first.
I have been diagnosed with many issues before, but recently I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease. It explains much of what I've gone through for most of my life, and is actually a relief. I am still learning about it and how it affects me, though.
I love to cook my own meals.
I love animals, I have three cats.
I am a student in college.
I have many academic and general interests. I am very intellectually curious.
My favorite show is Game Of Thrones.
I sometimes spend too much time online...
I'm a feminist.
I proofread and am aware of my writing, I love to write and am decent at spelling although it took a lot of work to get to be good at it when I was a kid. I know some French and very minimal Spanish but I love languages and learning from other cultures.
I have three cats in my home, love them. But I equally love dogs, I just don't have any.
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| Pounds lost: 40.0
Happy Thursday my spark friend let's make it count!
167 days ago
Love it being Vegan thanks for the friend add I added you too
408 days ago
Ugh. As someone who has submitted many articles and published a few, I feel your pain about having your words changed. Bad editors should be put in the stocks!
834 days ago
Ah! I have some of the Vega energizer, I should try it!
864 days ago
Sorry, keep forgetting your complicated college schedule ;)
Glad you are not frustrated with food as an entity! Hope you can get a handle on the eating that's bothering you. I had been overdoing it at night after pretty good days and sabotaging myself. But I have to be in a swimsuit in 30 days now, so NO MORE!
889 days ago