Running down the Scale


I Run.

If you would have told me this four years ago, I would I have laughed at you.

If you would have told me this about five months ago, I would have chuckled. Running? My exercise of choice? Running, really? Over biking, or walking?

Yes.

I spent a hot summer trailing behind a friend of mine, who could go faster than me without even trying. Sweating in 98 degree heat, running, huffing and puffing.

See the thing is, for the first time in my life, weight began to fall off of me. I was on my parents diet (mostly), working, and running alot. I had never seen such good results...and trust me. I have been trying to loose weight for YEARS.

So, that is my little peace about running, will you come run with me?

Races Completed: Independence Day 8k, Veteran's 5k

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If you have a killer sweet tooth, try vegan chocolate cake. It’s not the best, but it lessens the blow of calming your craving.

If you have a killer sweet tooth, try vegan chocolate cake. It’s not the best, but it lessens the blow of calming your craving.

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Let’s get out of the Thanksgiving benge coma and make some goals…
lose 3-5 pounds before Christmas
No sweets until my bday (Dec. 19th)
No red meet till, only 100% whole grain bread, low-carbs until Christmas eve
(at least) 10 push-ups everyday, 20 minutes of yoga (3 times weekly)
No less than 4 hours at the gym a week until Christmas
8 glasses of water a day…GO!
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Let’s get out of the Thanksgiving benge coma and make some goals…

  • lose 3-5 pounds before Christmas
  • No sweets until my bday (Dec. 19th)
  • No red meet till, only 100% whole grain bread, low-carbs until Christmas eve
  • (at least) 10 push-ups everyday, 20 minutes of yoga (3 times weekly)
  • No less than 4 hours at the gym a week until Christmas
  • 8 glasses of water a day…GO!

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30 Day Weightloss Challenge

Day 2: I am 5’7” and too be honest, I used to hate it. I tower in heels and I always thought guys were more interested in shorter girls. However, now that I am in weight loss mode, I’ll take the height. It definitely helps when shedding pounds.

  • Day One- Your stats
  • Day Two- How tall are you? Do you like your height?
  • Day Three- A picture of your thinspiration. What features do you like about this person?
  • Day Four- Your greatest fears about weight loss.
  • Day Five- Why do you really want to lose this weight? Are you doing it for you?
  • Day Six- Do you binge? If so, explain why you think you do.
  • Day Seven- Do your parents know you’re trying to lose weight? Do they care? 
  • Day Eight- Your workout routine.
  • Day Nine- Did people ever make comments about your weight in a negative way?
  • Day Ten- What was the hardest thing you gave up during this “weight loss.”
  • Day Eleven- Your favorite thinspo blog and why!
  • Day Twelve- What do you normally eat?
  • Day Thirteen- Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?
  • Day fourteen- What’s your UGW? When you expect to reach it?
  • Day Fifteen- Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?
  • Day Sixteen- When did you first decide to lose weight?
  • Day Seventeen- Do you have an eating disorder?
  • Day Eighteen- What food is your weakness?
  • Day Nineteen- When is the last time you ate fast food?
  • Day Twenty- Favorite diet?
  • Day Twenty-One- What are your clothing sizes?
  • Day Twenty-Two- What was your lowest weight? How and why did you gain?
  • Day Twenty-Three- Did the media play a role in your wanting to lose weight?
  • Day Twenty-Four- How do you feel about the terms pro-ana/pro-mia
  • Day Twenty-Five- Have you ever purged? If you have describe your first experience. 
  • Day Twenty-Six- What excites you most about reaching your ugw?
  • Day Twenty-Seven- How do you deal with being around food?
  • Day Twenty-Eight- Do you want that “gap” between your legs? Why?
  • Day Twenty-Nine- Your definition of beauty.
  • Day Thirty-  10 facts about you! And now, what are your stats?

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30 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 1
Weight Currently: 140 Pounds
Highest Weight: 168
Lowest: 137
Goal: 130
Day One- Your stats
Day Two- How tall are you? Do you like your height?
Day Three- A picture of your thinspiration. What features do you like about this person?
Day Four- Your greatest fears about weight loss.
Day Five- Why do you really want to lose this weight? Are you doing it for you?
Day Six- Do you binge? If so, explain why you think you do.
Day Seven- Do your parents know you’re trying to lose weight? Do they care? 
Day Eight- Your workout routine.
Day Nine- Did people ever make comments about your weight in a negative way?
Day Ten- What was the hardest thing you gave up during this “weight loss.”
Day Eleven- Your favorite thinspo blog and why!
Day Twelve- What do you normally eat?
Day Thirteen- Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?
Day fourteen- What’s your UGW? When you expect to reach it?
Day Fifteen- Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you     lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or     vegetarian?
Day Sixteen- When did you first decide to lose weight?
Day Seventeen- Do you have an eating disorder?
Day Eighteen- What food is your weakness?
Day Nineteen- When is the last time you ate fast food?
Day Twenty- Favorite diet?
Day Twenty-One- What are your clothing sizes?
Day Twenty-Two- What was your lowest weight? How and why did you gain?
Day Twenty-Three- Did the media play a role in your wanting to lose weight?
Day Twenty-Four- How do you feel about the terms pro-ana/pro-mia
Day Twenty-Five- Have you ever purged? If you have describe your first experience. 
Day Twenty-Six- What excites you most about reaching your ugw?
Day Twenty-Seven- How do you deal with being around food?
Day Twenty-Eight- Do you want that “gap” between your legs? Why?
Day Twenty-Nine- Your definition of beauty.
Day Thirty-  10 facts about you! And now, what are your stats?

30 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 1

Weight Currently: 140 Pounds

Highest Weight: 168

Lowest: 137

Goal: 130

  • Day One- Your stats
  • Day Two- How tall are you? Do you like your height?
  • Day Three- A picture of your thinspiration. What features do you like about this person?
  • Day Four- Your greatest fears about weight loss.
  • Day Five- Why do you really want to lose this weight? Are you doing it for you?
  • Day Six- Do you binge? If so, explain why you think you do.
  • Day Seven- Do your parents know you’re trying to lose weight? Do they care? 
  • Day Eight- Your workout routine.
  • Day Nine- Did people ever make comments about your weight in a negative way?
  • Day Ten- What was the hardest thing you gave up during this “weight loss.”
  • Day Eleven- Your favorite thinspo blog and why!
  • Day Twelve- What do you normally eat?
  • Day Thirteen- Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?
  • Day fourteen- What’s your UGW? When you expect to reach it?
  • Day Fifteen- Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?
  • Day Sixteen- When did you first decide to lose weight?
  • Day Seventeen- Do you have an eating disorder?
  • Day Eighteen- What food is your weakness?
  • Day Nineteen- When is the last time you ate fast food?
  • Day Twenty- Favorite diet?
  • Day Twenty-One- What are your clothing sizes?
  • Day Twenty-Two- What was your lowest weight? How and why did you gain?
  • Day Twenty-Three- Did the media play a role in your wanting to lose weight?
  • Day Twenty-Four- How do you feel about the terms pro-ana/pro-mia
  • Day Twenty-Five- Have you ever purged? If you have describe your first experience. 
  • Day Twenty-Six- What excites you most about reaching your ugw?
  • Day Twenty-Seven- How do you deal with being around food?
  • Day Twenty-Eight- Do you want that “gap” between your legs? Why?
  • Day Twenty-Nine- Your definition of beauty.
  • Day Thirty-  10 facts about you! And now, what are your stats?

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My friend and I were feelin bad about what we ate over the weekend last night.

Wells, we decided for the ENTIRE WEEK, we are only going to eat to the serving size of everything we touch.

REBLOG if you want to do some major portion control training with us!!!

My friend and I were feelin bad about what we ate over the weekend last night.

Wells, we decided for the ENTIRE WEEK, we are only going to eat to the serving size of everything we touch.

REBLOG if you want to do some major portion control training with us!!!

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Reblog if you are determined to get back on track with some yoga this October!

Reblog if you are determined to get back on track with some yoga this October!

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I went over today….ugh, darn you chinese!

But nevertheless….

We shall rebuild and start again tomorrow!!!

I went over today….ugh, darn you chinese!

But nevertheless….

We shall rebuild and start again tomorrow!!!

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Off the plateau

So I find that scales in general are evil.

You are up two pounds *sad panda face*

You are down two pounds *happy omfg let’s party face*

I’ve been doing this tango with my scale since late July. At the end of summer down to like 141 *happy omfg let’s party face* which made me feel good. I had gone from my all time high of 168, down to 140 over a summer time.

Then I went on vacation with my family *scale creepin*

And then I moved back up to my college *scale creepin more*

Then somehow…I was back at 145 *sad panda face*

So, since that dark day in August, I have been going back in forth on my scale. 143, 140, 139, 142….I know people say the scale doesn’t matter, its the change in your body. I get that and yes I was greeted with compliments from classmates I had not seen in a while. But really, I was just down right frustrated. I had reached what is called a “plateau” where your body is like “Dude, you have been exercising and dieting allllll summer. I am not impressed, try something new.” 

Which is hard, school is demanding, I munch more because many of my activities involve: sitting and tutoring, sitting and writing papers, sitting and reading textbooks, sitting and studying notecards, sitting in meetings for clubs, sitting in class…the list could go on…

VERSUS: Summertime: RUSH RUSH INTERNSHIP WERE YOU STAND ALOT, RUSH RUSH SEE YOUR FRIENDS IN LIMITED SPARE TIME, RUSH RUSH WEIGHT TABLES FOR MONEY RUSH RUSH, GO TO BEACH; GO SWIMMING; GO ADVENTURING; RUSH RUSH GYM.

See the problem? It’s never easy to loose weight, its seriously difficult. Adding a change of environment into a stressful place where my weight always reaches it’s highest is worse.

So today I weighed myself….137! :D I know it’s not much but I think I can finally inch back down again…hopefully I can keep it low. If I get back on the scale and fly back into the 140’s I might cry. I think *fingers crossed* I am off the plateau…so let’s see if I can keep it that way.

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I’m feeling a salad for lunch today :)

I’m feeling a salad for lunch today :)

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