Age: 29 (!)
Height: 5'5''
Location: Pittsburgh

Facts:
Ran - Summer 2012
CF - 12/12 - NOW

Weight History!
(..ups&downs!..)

2006: 244 lbs
2007: 192 lbs
2009: 223 lbs
2010: 193 lbs
2011: 190.5
2012: ~205 steady

2013 Tracking....
1/2/13: 211 lbs
7/11/13: 195.1 lbs
11/7/13: 193.8 lbs

1st GW: 189.9 lbs
2nd GW: 175 lbs
Ultimate GW: 150 lbs

Saturday, July 26, 2014
allrecipes:

Don’t let the name fool ya. There’s only a wee bit of butter in this incredibly tender, saucy chicken. It’s coconut milk, yogurt, and Indian spices that build the big flavors. 

See how to make Slow Cooker Butter Chicken: http://bit.ly/WHmVmC

allrecipes:

Don’t let the name fool ya. There’s only a wee bit of butter in this incredibly tender, saucy chicken. It’s coconut milk, yogurt, and Indian spices that build the big flavors.

See how to make Slow Cooker Butter Chicken: http://bit.ly/WHmVmC

Monday, July 21, 2014
I can start to do what feels okay - but nothing remotely intense.

ie: walking / biking (at therapy)

I went for a walk w Josh the other night (20-30 minutes) and had to stopped for breaks twice. But it was nice to just get around! Nothing really sweat-worthy though.

I am thinking next week I might reactivate my LA Fitness membership so I can start lightly biking there 3xs a week and do light weights for my arms. We’ll see!

My energy levels are slowly coming back, but I do get wiped out really easily still. Plus if I stand for too long, my legs & hip ache.

I can start to do what feels okay - but nothing remotely intense.

ie: walking / biking (at therapy)

I went for a walk w Josh the other night (20-30 minutes) and had to stopped for breaks twice. But it was nice to just get around! Nothing really sweat-worthy though.

I am thinking next week I might reactivate my LA Fitness membership so I can start lightly biking there 3xs a week and do light weights for my arms. We’ll see!

My energy levels are slowly coming back, but I do get wiped out really easily still. Plus if I stand for too long, my legs & hip ache.

Plus: I think this dress fits pretty well!

Negative: This dress was too loose when I was 20 pounds lighter in February.

Considering I had a last-minute funeral to attend today (then again, aren’t they all?) — at least it was still in my closet.

Trying to keep my eating in check, but it’s REALLY HARD YOU GUYS.

I am ready to workout again.

Plus: I think this dress fits pretty well!

Negative: This dress was too loose when I was 20 pounds lighter in February.

Considering I had a last-minute funeral to attend today (then again, aren’t they all?) — at least it was still in my closet.

Trying to keep my eating in check, but it’s REALLY HARD YOU GUYS.

I am ready to workout again.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
This lady turned 75 this year. 75! She has been one of my favorite people in the world for 15 years - not only because of her passion for music and teaching, but the love and laughter she has given so many of us over the years. And although I haven’t been in her classroom for 11 years now, she will always be my teacher and I will always be her student. Celebrating her life & career today was one of the most special days of my life - and I hope it was one of hers. 🎼 Love you, Spud.

This lady turned 75 this year. 75! She has been one of my favorite people in the world for 15 years - not only because of her passion for music and teaching, but the love and laughter she has given so many of us over the years. And although I haven’t been in her classroom for 11 years now, she will always be my teacher and I will always be her student. Celebrating her life & career today was one of the most special days of my life - and I hope it was one of hers. 🎼 Love you, Spud.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Tonight was nice. 

I like friends. And meatballs.

Tonight was nice.

I like friends. And meatballs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
"It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours."
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

nedsseveredhead:

I feel so proud when friends tell me their parents like me. Like damn right they do, I am a delight.

lololol this made me laugh!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I absolutely LOVE the food at this healthy restaurant down the street from work.

I absolutely hate how pricey it is tho.

That being said - this blueberry, almond butter, banana, hemp milk & date smoothie + this chilled watermelon, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, bell pepper soup is the absolute perfect lunch for a tired Tuesday afternoon.

Day Two of holding myself accountable going well!

I absolutely LOVE the food at this healthy restaurant down the street from work.

I absolutely hate how pricey it is tho.

That being said - this blueberry, almond butter, banana, hemp milk & date smoothie + this chilled watermelon, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, bell pepper soup is the absolute perfect lunch for a tired Tuesday afternoon.

Day Two of holding myself accountable going well!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

214.9

My current weight.

Being completely immobile for 7 weeks has hit me hard, even when I have tried to watch what I have been eating 70% of the time.

But that weight is only 2.9 pounds up from May 17, the last time I weighed myself before surgery.

Since last November tho, I have gained a total of 21.1 pounds.

OVER 20 POUNDS.
I kind of hate myself right now.

Part of that is holiday weight, but most of that packed on when I stopped CrossFit and all physical activity in February.

While I am making huge progress with my hip - and am now able to walk around with only the occasional assistance of one crutch - I am still tired all the time. I can only handle standing for so long. And physical activity - any REAL - workout - is still so far away.

But today, I AM attempting to move out of my parents home, where I have been recovering for the past 7 weeks. We are going grocery shopping, and I am going to try to surround myself with the best foods for me possible.

It is going to be a hard transition home. I am actually sort of terrified. This recovery has taken longer and felt harder than I ever imagined.

So please wish me luck.

And here is to eating better again.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Six weeks & one day post-opp.

The body brace came off.

Progress, people!
PROGRESS!

Six weeks & one day post-opp.

The body brace came off.

Progress, people!
PROGRESS!

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