Author Archives: CassieS

About CassieS

Cassie is an artist and writer living in Southern California. She was so busy running after her dreams, she forgot to take care of herself and ignored her weight issues. Now she’s on a mission to take back her weight and her life.

Cassie Week 10: Keeping up Veg

So if I originally fell into vegetarianism because of a guy that I am no longer dating, why am I still? I believe full-heartedly that we cross paths with people, places, situations, for a reason- that everything is interlaced. We grow from these interactions and hopefully come out better human beings at the end of […]

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Cassie Week 9: Why Vegetarian?

I have been vegetarian for about 8 years now. Most people make their way to it by realizing that their food once was able to blink and breathe. Me, however — my path to not eating meat was through a boy. A really handsome boy that I was with for 8 years. His choice was […]

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Cassie Week 8: Serious Business

I don’t want to stop my life just to lose weight quickly. Hell, I don’t want to wake up an hour earlier just to squeeze fitness into my day or pre-plan my meals. Am I stubborn? As hell.  Am I stupid? In my approach, yes. This is not a great attitude for keeping healthy. This […]

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Cassie Week 7: Pounds Gained, Lessons Learned

I’m annoyed with myself and when I dig myself into a hole of loathing, it’s difficult to crawl out. It’s also been a side effect of burn out in other areas of my life. One of my dreams was to go through Grad School and get a Master’s degree. For what I do, and want […]

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Cassie Week 6: Investigating to End Self Sabotage

I know I’m not the only one who finds their self unenthused to continue their fitness routine and constantly falls off the band wagon. Although I have found activities that I enjoy, sometimes sleep seems more inviting since I’m already in bed. Not only do I have to get up, but I have to put […]

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Cassie Week 5: Ready, Set, Go… again!

I’m a miserable mess right now on a seemingly continuous downward spiral. My period is due soon, so I’m semi-sure my emotional ineptitude is partly due to that horror and why I’ve been such a diva (when really, that’s not a part of my personality — I’m typically easy going!) I haven’t gained (thank goodness) […]

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Cassie Week 4: RepEAT

Yogurt, Kashi cereal, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, pasta, chips and verde salsa.  That’s what I have eaten this past week, and pretty much every week. Every morning I wake up, drink a glass of water then wait until I’m hungry which usually takes 30 minutes to an hour.  I put three spoonfuls of Yoplait strawberry yogurt […]

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Cassie Week 3: Overcoming the Slump

This week hasn’t gone so well. Last week I managed to lose 5 lbs with a gun-shot start but this week is a total slump. I managed to lose, but the way I feel isn’t in line. It sneaks up on you. Like a shark circling it’s weight loss goal with fervor but then realizing […]

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Cassie Week 2: Dance, Swim, Jog, Repeat!

This week is all about easing into a routine that I feel will work for me. From my past trial and errors, I’ve put together the three activities that I actually enjoy and love: dancing, swimming, and jogging. For the past few months, I have tried to be active for at least three days a […]

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Cassie Week 1: Once More, With feeling!

I feel like I have started “the first day of the rest of my life” about 100 times already. The fact is that the first day of my life was the day I was born in 1987. We can be reborn, reinvented, but our life goes on and one day life will go on without […]

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