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Friday, March 01, 2013

I need to focus more on becoming a healthier individual and less on the numbers that are associated with "fitness".

Losing a pound means nothing to me if I know that it's due to the loss of muscle mass.

Staying under 1500 calories means nothing to me if I know that most of those calories came from high-fat, highly processed foods.

Running a mile under ten minutes means nothing to me if I can't finish the rest of my workout.

None of these numbers mean anything to me if I'm not in it for the long run. This is not about a quick loss of fifteen pounds. This is a complete lifestyle transformation that will hopefully stay with me in years to come.

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PARKERB2 3/1/2013 3:01PM

    Establishing good, long term habits is a must.

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Anticipating spring.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Even after all the fattening food I ate over the weekend, I still managed to be down half a pound from last week. Initially I was excited, but now I'm considering the fact that I could have lost muscle mass and gained more fat. Either way, I'm back at school and ready to get back into my habits.

Spring break's in a couple weeks. This may be the first year I actually have what I would consider a "spring break body". If only the weather would comply :P

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SISTERPRETTY 2/26/2013 2:28PM

    Awesome...keep pushing for your goal. I agree with you on the weather...I need it to warm up so that I could start hitting the pavement and get my run on...

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Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The more I think about it, the less certain I am that I want to go to medical school. The costs are just too expensive - and something I don't have - and it would be another 9-10 years before I could even get a job.

I know this sounds like I'm giving up...which is why I think it'll be difficult to explain it to everyone in my life. But it's something I've considered extensively! Physician assisting school looks promising, as I could still work with children and in a medical setting, but with less money/schooling.

However, the other option is slightly more out of left field - grad school for nutrition or kinesiology. I've always had an interest in these subjects (no kidding, I'm in a pre-med program right now) but especially with using this site, it has made me more interested in exercise and health and foods. I really just want to help people take better care of themselves. I just need to find out the best way to do that.


Spring Semester

Thursday, January 24, 2013

...and back in the routine. I've gotten in a habit of trying to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, where I run and lift. About halfway to my goal of the "freshman negative 15" :) Meanwhile, I've gotten a part-time job, want to focus on keeping my grades up, and try to keep a positive mindset as I figure things out for the future.

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ASHPATCH11 1/24/2013 2:04PM

    cool goal!

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Holiday season.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Been working out since early September, and was down roughly seven pounds. Then Thanksgiving break happened, and I went home to tons of yummy Thanksgiving food, late-night fast-food runs, and Skyline after church :( So it's back to square one, pretty much. Trying to regain the motivation to get back into my good exercise and eating habits!

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DWROBERGE 12/1/2012 1:38AM

    What life has aught me is to enjoy all the company of family and grea friends mngling in and watching them enjoy themselves too. I can be around all the partying and stay within my 1300-500 caorie range for the day and not partake into any of the alcohol drinks. I can also control the amount of dips and other foods lying around. I carry a large plastic tumble filled with ice water with a cover on top that allows for drinking and keeping it closed. I force myself to limit my nibbling to nuts. This has helped me immensely. peopl all know that I am on a program for wellness and weight loss and that I set aside certain imes daily for exercise and such. It is very rewarding and people will help you along the way. Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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UMBILICAL 11/30/2012 7:58PM

  Forgive and restart

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