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70 Pounds and Christmas is over!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      5 comments

I am very glad that the main part of the holiday season is over- Christmas is behind us once again. There is a lot of relief in that for me since it's so family oriented and I don't have any family really. The more important news, however, ... Read more
Holidays = Loneliness
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

I really wish the holidays were behind me for so many reasons. I have no family left and no partner of my own so it always feels lonely. And I have come to realize that I used to do a lot of eating when I was lonely- since I started this weight ... Read more
December update
Thursday, December 01, 2011      0 comments

I think I pretty much spent all of November in a funk primarily because I hit a plateau. I had been stranded at 63 pounds lost for over a month and since my morale was slipping, I got sloppy with my calorie counting, ate more than I should, and ... Read more
Support? Subversion?
Monday, October 31, 2011      0 comments

This past weekend, I met with a few ladies I used to work with a few years ago- ladies who hadn't seen me since I've been losing weight. When I met each of them in turn, they all said things like "You look great", "You look fantastic", and "Wher... Read more
Self-Esteem Work= Revealing your REAL goal
Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

One of the first steps on my self-esteem recovery program is to start reading a number of books that I think would be helpful on this journey. As I find things that are helpful to me and I think might be helpful to any others of you on this jou... Read more
Confessional Time
Friday, October 14, 2011      2 comments

Bless me, SparkPeople friends, for I have sinned. For the few of my friends who are still around, you may have noticed that I've been sparse with my blog postings for the past couple of months. That is what I want to confess. When I fi... Read more
6 Month Sparkiversary
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      2 comments

Today is my 6 month anniversary with Spark and I've got some numbers to report! In 6 months, I've lost 56 pounds. In 6 months, I've lost 26 3/4 inches. In 6 months, I've gone down 4 clothing sizes. That sounds pretty friggin'... Read more
Here to stay
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      3 comments

Many of the Sparkers I met when I first joined back at the end of March have disappeared or faded away. I think when we all come here, we've got a lot of enthusiasm and energy, ready to change our lives for the better. After a month or two,... Read more
50 Pounds gone!
Monday, August 29, 2011      7 comments

I know I said I was going to always report my weight with a 2 pound buffer for my own personal sanity, but this morning I really couldn't care less. I broke through my 3 week stalemate and can report a loss of 50.2 pounds now. And than... Read more
Is this my first official plateau?
Thursday, August 25, 2011      6 comments

Help me out here, peeps- what is the actual definition of a plateau? I'm pretty sure I've hit one, but I want to double check. I've been Sparking for a few days shy of 5 months and I've lost 48 pounds so far. I know that's well within nor... Read more
Feeling complacent
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      3 comments

I haven't blogged in a while because I seem to just be coasting on this journey lately. Don't get me wrong- I'm still exercising at least 3 days a week, trying to burn 400 calories each time. I'm still staying within my calorie window for t... Read more
Self-Esteem "Homework"
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      1 comments

I think I finally realized in the last month that another way to help with my long-term success with this weight loss journey is to not just focus on the physical. My friends pointed out to me that I didn't seem all that excited to lose 40 poun... Read more
Sanity checks and the dreaded scale
Monday, August 08, 2011      2 comments

I think all of us women who've been losing weight for a few months have come to realize that the TOM totally screws up what to expect on the scale. My personal pattern is that the week before, I lose nothing. The week after, I seem to lose... Read more
July Summary/ August goals
Monday, August 01, 2011      1 comments

In the month of July, I did over 2 hours more exercise than I did in June and I burned over 7,000 calories total. I stuck to my Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri schedule for cardio and didn't miss a day. I hit an important goal- weighing less than 300 po... Read more
Ladies- Cut Yourselves Some Slack!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      7 comments

I went through a handful of blogs that people on my SparkTeams have written lately and I was sad to see so much negative energy. The things I kept reading over and over were: -guilt -no willpower -shame -blaming myself -feeling... Read more

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