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Thankful Thursday
Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

5 things I am thankful this week: 1. I have lost 20 lbs total since the beginning of the year. 2. My actions are rubbing off on my kids - It is our turn for Kindergarten treats this week and my daughter said she wanted to bring somethi... Read more
I am either getting old
Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

or my body is just falling apart in general. Since I started exercising regularly in January some part of my body has been sore nearly every day. At first it was just general sore muscles from squats and lunges. I actually liked this pain. I... Read more
What motivates you?
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

Here is what motivates me: 1. My children - they deserve a fit, happy, heathly mom so they can also be fit, happy and healthy. They deserve a parent who will go outside and play with them instead of sitting inside watching tv on the couch... Read more
Two milestones met today:
Monday, March 02, 2009      2 comments

1. I have now officially lost 20 lbs. I am so excited! My next short term goal is to lose another 15 lb to be in the healthy range for BMI. My husband is about at the 20 lb mark also. He is really doing great and I am very proud of him. I... Read more
The last week
Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

This is the last week of our Biggest Loser competition at work. My original goal was to lose 15 lbs, which I have already hit plus another 5 lbs. I am not in a position to win the competition (there are several others who have lost way more th... Read more
Finding time
Friday, February 27, 2009      1 comments

I couldn't think of anything genious to blog about today, so I thought I would just write a quote. "Time is a created thing. To say "I don't have time" is to say "I don't want to." -Lau Tzu This pretty much sums up my top excuse the... Read more
The elevator to success
Thursday, February 26, 2009      1 comments

"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to take the stairs...one step at a time." Joe Girard This is a quote from a book I am currently reading on how to keep a resolution (This Year I Will... by M.J. Ryan) that I think real... Read more
Learning to say no
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      3 comments

I am sitting at my desk this morning eating my oatmeal like every other weekday and the dredded email comes in my inbox: Treats in the breakroom. This is one of my biggest weaknesses. It is so hard for me to resist home baked goodies th... Read more
You have to want it.
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

I see many posts on the boards asking for tips on how to stay motivated, how to keep from eating junk food, how to find time to exercise...etc. I will sometimes reply with tips that are working for me: Log on to SP each day, don't buy the junk... Read more
Oatmeal
Friday, February 20, 2009      4 comments

I read on the Daily Spark blog that this month is hot breakfast month. I eat oatmeal for breakfast at least 5 days a week. I mix 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of light vanilla soy milk in a container and throw it in the fridge before I go to be... Read more
Don't give up
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      1 comments

Last week I was kind of in a funk. I was coming down with a cold, PMS, and work just generally sucked. I had to use every bit of will power I had to keep my eating in check. I had visions of chocolate brownies, jalapeno cheetos and ice cream ... Read more
Buh-Bye 190s
Monday, February 16, 2009      0 comments

Helloooooo 180s. I will never see the 190s again (well except for the fact I am obsessed with weighing myself daily - I am sure I will see it pop up a few times the next two weeks). The 180s actually scare me a bit. I have been here bef... Read more
My Jeans
Thursday, February 05, 2009      0 comments

I have good news and bad news. First the good news: This week I was able to get into a pair of jeans I haven't worn in probably 6 months or so. The bad news: I have another pair of jeans that I can now take off without unbuttoning or... Read more
Making the first step is most of the battle
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      1 comments

Last night I was in a crappy mood. Work was extremely busy (how am I supposed to surf Sparkpeople if I have to actually work all day?) and then my hubby dumped one of the kids on me while I was with the other one at an activity. Keeping a 5 ye... Read more
I have a choice
Thursday, January 29, 2009      1 comments

I can choose to go out for mexican for lunch or bring my own lunch. I can choose to get out of bed earlier in the morning for a quick workout or sleep in. I can choose to make healthy meals from scratch for my family or give them quick pro... Read more

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