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Challenge Recap
Thursday, May 09, 2013      0 comments

Well, it's the end of my spring challenge. How did I do? What am I happy with? Over an 8-week period, I lost 12 pounds. I have managed to hit my sleep goal each night, which has made a MASSIVE improvements to my days. I have also been... Read more
Thank heavens for SP
Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

I've been wondering (a lot, actually) if I'm the only one who feels like this or not. I have found that it's easier to express my worries, frustrations, fears, irritations, celebrations, etc. with people here that I've never met than with my rea... Read more
New Recipes / Check - in
Thursday, April 11, 2013      0 comments

I was MIA all of last week as I had company visiting me from America. It was a wonderful holiday to have one of my sisters here. The absolute WORST, though, was when she went through security at the airport, as I couldn't go with her. It had bee... Read more
Friday, March 29, 2013      2 comments

Well, I had a great weigh-in today. I was down 4.4 pounds from last week. I am very, VERY pumped about this. I stuck to plan all week, and I am SO relieved to see my work reflected on the scale. All too often it seems that is not the case. ... Read more
Spring Challenge Goals...(Cascading Dahlias)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      3 comments

I've decided to write this blog now because I'm sitting at lunch in a room with two of my co-workers...both of whom are eating deep fried potato wedges and they smell AMAZING. Throughout the course of this spring challenge, I'm looking to: ... Read more
Losing versus Disposing of
Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between losing something and disposing of it. Often, when you lose something, you long for it to come back...you wish for it to make a reappearance in your life. On the flip side, when you dis... Read more
Monday, December 10, 2012      5 comments

This is it. This is the LAST time I'm starting over. I'm sick of starting over, so I have to stop quitting. I mean, it seems like a logical step. Why is it so hard? Well, it's hard because it "seems" easier to quit. It seems easier to just... Read more
Sunday, September 02, 2012      0 comments

Well, tomorrow is one of those fateful weigh-in days, and I'm getting nervous. I know that it really shouldn't matter what the scale says, but it does matter...it matters A WHOLE LOT to me. I just don't want to be disappointed. All I'm working t... Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      3 comments

As a person like so many who have signed up for SparkPeople, I'm working extremely hard to fully adopt a new healthy lifestyle. I signed up for and am actively using SparkPeople, I am on week three with SparkCoach (and am really loving it), and ... Read more
Week 2 = Frustration
Sunday, August 26, 2012      1 comments

Well, my week 2 didn't result in anything that I wanted. I am up...THREE POUNDS. I stuck straight to plan, exercised all the days I planned to, didn't do anything majorly different from the prior week. So, what went wrong?? I'm quite frustr... Read more
Week 1 down...in a BIG way
Monday, August 20, 2012      1 comments

Well, after newly re-committing to this whole "healthy lifestyle" business last Monday, today was my first weigh in. I was down 9 POUNDS this week. I am PUMPED!! I realize that a large part of this is water weight, and I know that I won't g... Read more
Struggling to get to the right decision made...
Monday, August 13, 2012      1 comments

So, I've been on and off the rails several times since my last post here. However, this time, I'm on the rails for good. I just HAVE to make this stick. I just HAVE to. I've done all this before. I know it's going to be hard, and I know I'm... Read more