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Category Archive: health

Nov 28 2011

For shame, Burzynski clinic

Why am I directing my ire at the Burzynski clinic? Any one of these reasons would be enough, but let’s go through the list, shall we? 1. Pseudoscience. The Burzynski clinic claims to be able to cure cancer with “antineoplaston therapy.” What’s that? Mainly a load of bunk (emphasis mine): Some people promote antineoplaston therapy …

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Jun 22 2011

Picking on myself

I couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was checking out UW’s mental health clinic, mainly because I wanted to facepalm at the Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncturist screener. I wanted to explain why I was going, for two main reasons: I don’t want people to worry about me, especially since it’s not that bad. I …

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Apr 16 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 15

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsTwo weeks ago weight: 171.8 lbsCurrent weight: 169.8Weight loss past two weeks: 2.0 lbsTotal weight loss: 16.6 lbs Getting back on track. Don’t have much to add this week, except that I’ve gone from this:To this:Next goal*: Be able to take that last photo without sucking it in. *Real next goal: Put …

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Apr 02 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 13

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 170.6 lbsCurrent weight: 171.8Weight loss this week: -1.2 lbsTotal weight loss: 14.6 lbs Weight loss… Y U NO MAKE SENSE?!?! I was so good this week! I worked out every day, I was at or under my calorie budget…but I gained weight. Blargh. This is what we call a …

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Mar 26 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 12

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 170.8 lbsCurrent weight: 170.6Weight loss this week: 0.2 lbsTotal weight loss: 15.8 lbsHow in the world did my weight basically stay the same while traveling? I eat horrible food when I’m on an adventure! Fast food in the airports, bar food after the talks, free meals, free alcohol… I …

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Mar 19 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 11

Aka, the week of Fail. Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 169.4 lbsCurrent weight: 170.8Weight loss this week: -1.4 lbsTotal weight loss: 15.6 lbs Oops. Yeah, it wasn’t a good week for weight loss. I ate out and drank way too much – and while I thought I was staying under my calorie restrictions, it’s …

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Mar 12 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 10

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 171.6 lbsCurrent weight: 169.4Weight loss this week: 2.2 lbsTotal weight loss: 17.0 lbs I finally got sick of putting up with my increasingly baggy size 12 pants, so I went shopping with a friend today. Size 10 was actually a little too big, and size 8 (which I haven’t …

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Mar 05 2011

Off my ASS for …myself – Week 9

So, I decided I’d still keep updating you guys about my weight loss journey. Why? Because it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. And because publicly stating my progress helps keep me on track, and I’ve been getting messages from people saying I helped encourage them to eat better/exercise too. So yay! …

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Feb 17 2011

Off my ASS for the SSA – FINAL RESULTS!

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 174.8 lbsCurrent weight: 173.8 lbsWeight loss this week: 1 lb Total weight lost: 12.6 lbs! Wooooo! I can’t believe what mild exercise, eating healthier, and eating less (no, you don’t need three pieces of cake, Jen) can do. I know BMI isn’t a perfect measurement, but as an estimate, …

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Feb 12 2011

Off my ASS for the SSA – Week 6

Starting weight: 186.4 lbsLast week’s weight: 177.2 lbsCurrent weight: 174.8 lbsWeight loss this week: 2.4 lbs I lost all 2.4 of those pounds in the two days following posting Sharon and Lyz’s guest post. Wooo stress! It’s amazing what it can do when decoupled with stress eating (more cake will make me feel better, I …

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