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

Monday, April 14, 2014
Yeah. I know I don’t post here much anymore.Hardly ever it seems.But this… this was too good not to post.
Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and ShrimpIt is pretty much the best thing that has happened to me since… I woke up this morning. Or since my nephew was born. One of the two.I found this recipe on a whim and decided to make it for my coworkers today. IT TURNED OUT BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED.Ingredients3/4lb cooked shrimp, peeled4 small zucchini, peeledFor the sauce:3 avocadothe juice of 2 lemons8 tbsp coconut milk3 tbls tabascosalt to taste
Directions
Using your Spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. 
Combine all the sauce ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed.
Toss zucchini pasta with sauce, top with shrimps and serve.Serves: Three - as pictured above. Wish I would have bought another small zucchini. Optional: Green Juice on the side. Blended spinach, cucumber, granny smith apple, cilantro, water, ice. 

Yeah. I know I don’t post here much anymore.
Hardly ever it seems.
But this… this was too good not to post.

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Shrimp

It is pretty much the best thing that has happened to me since… I woke up this morning. Or since my nephew was born. One of the two.

I found this recipe on a whim and decided to make it for my coworkers today. IT TURNED OUT BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

Ingredients
3/4lb cooked shrimp, peeled
4 small zucchini, peeled

For the sauce:
3 avocado
the juice of 2 lemons
8 tbsp coconut milk
3 tbls tabasco
salt to taste

Directions

Using your Spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. 

Combine all the sauce ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed.

Toss zucchini pasta with sauce, top with shrimps and serve.

Serves: Three - as pictured above. Wish I would have bought another small zucchini. 

Optional: Green Juice on the side. Blended spinach, cucumber, granny smith apple, cilantro, water, ice. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Well. They are stopping my PT.

Little improvement + constant pain still.

Heading back to the Dr on the 15th.

Time to plan the ol’ hip surgery I guess.

Monday, March 31, 2014

I tend to be overly jaded.

When a homeless man or someone begging asks me for money on the street, 9.75 times out of 10 I will tell him, “Sorry! All I have is my debit card” and head on my way without too much eye contact.

Not the guy I am dating.

9.75 times out of ten he will want to give them something.

"I want to give him a dollar…"

And I will tell him no, don’t waste your money, they won’t buy food with it.

Most of the time, I can talk him out of it. Because I am bossy. Insistent. And can usually speed up the walking pace before he has time to dig out his wallet.

Today at Pamela’s, a diner chain in Pittsburgh, we were having a nice, 2 PM breakfast (whoops) - when in walked a man.

His clothes were old, and frayed. He hobbled around. He smelled.

He did not fit in with the surroundings.

He tried to talk to the waitresses. He seemed to know all of their names, and they seemed to ignore him. He made his way to the back of the diner and plopped down, still trying to talk to people.

"I think I am going to give him some cash," my boyfriend said.

"No. Come on. No," I said, irritated that we were doing this again.

After awhile, he excused himself to the restroom….

….and was gone much longer than it should take to just go to the bathroom.

That’s when the waitress came over to me.

"Your husband is amazing," she said. "The $5 he gave that man - now that man is ordering a hamburger with it. It was really wonderful to see him do that."

She smiled and walked away.

I waited. You know, waited for him to come back from the bathroom trip he was supposedly making.

When he sat down, I asked him how was the bathroom.

He looked at me and his cheeks turned pink.

Then I told him what the waitress said.

We both leaned over - to see the man sitting in his chair, w a glass of water in front of him, happily waiting for his hamburger.

He may not be my husband - but the waitress was right. He is amazing.

Amazing - and so much kinder than I.

Friday, March 28, 2014
annapocalypse:

Just two UA alums sharing a March Madness heart-attack together.  Cannot deal with this game right now.

Wait. Was there a game tonight?I thought football season was over?;)Miss you, Wildcats.

annapocalypse:

Just two UA alums sharing a March Madness heart-attack together. Cannot deal with this game right now.

Wait. Was there a game tonight?
I thought football season was over?

;)

Miss you, Wildcats.

Friday, March 21, 2014
"You know… I don’t tell you this enough. But you are so beautiful. I think it all the time but I realized I don’t tell you as much as I should. I am going to try and actively tell you more, because you should realize it too."
The boy, this morning, as I was doing my makeup.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hey, remember that time I met JILLIAN MICHAELS?

Suffice it to say last night was awesome.

Longer post to come once I can put it into words.

!!!

Hey, remember that time I met JILLIAN MICHAELS?

Suffice it to say last night was awesome.

Longer post to come once I can put it into words.

!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today looks like a good day to meet JILLIAN MICHAELS!

So I started off w going to CrossFit.

Altered programming or not, it’s my first time doing 2 days in a row since the first week of February. 

Can’t wait for tonight!

Today looks like a good day to meet JILLIAN MICHAELS!

So I started off w going to CrossFit.

Altered programming or not, it’s my first time doing 2 days in a row since the first week of February.

Can’t wait for tonight!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Yesterday was a really nice day.
Back to the grind today.

Yesterday was a really nice day.
Back to the grind today.

Trying this again.

I’ve basically sucked at life w bad food choices and almost not physical activity.

Eating all the bad things - and my hip has been too sore to even do at home PT exercises lately. Blah. I am really struggling mentally with all this, plus I am in my busy work month so I am there 6 days a week, 55-60 hours a week.

Today I felt okay.
So I went to CrossFit.
Third time in three weeks.
Averaging once per week.

A. Bent over barbell rows 8-10x4
(rest 2 min between sets)
-35lbs, 45lbs, 55lbs, 55lbs

B. Powell raises 12-15x3
(rest 1 min between sets)
-8lbs

C. Bicep curls DB 10-12x4
(rest 1 min between sets)
-10lbs

Such baby workouts.
So frustrating.
But so limited.

Monday, March 17, 2014
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