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Day 4: Unbalanced
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

Weight loss isn't as straight forward as it seems. In a lot of ways it is about the numbers, burn more calories than you consume, but there is so much more involved. After two years on Spark, I have learned so much about that complicated numbe... Read more
Day 3: Better Than Ever
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      2 comments

It is truly amazing. Yesterday, I felt worse than I had in a very long time. It was like a mixture of the flu and the worst hangover I had ever had. I went home and told my husband that I couldn’t do this anymore. Just two full days of juici... Read more
Day 2: Bring On The Mexican!
Monday, January 30, 2012      0 comments

I woke up this morning feeling like I had the worst hangover ever, even though I have not had a drop of alcohol since the one glass of red wine on Friday night. My head was pounding, my body felt heavy, I felt nauseous, but everyone who has don... Read more
Day 1 and Already Frustrated
Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

I took the plunge. Over the past month, I have done a lot of research and talked to several people about Juicing. Several of my old habits have crept back in and I have really been struggling. I need to detox my body and start over. A co-wor... Read more
A Fat Super Hero
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

The National CASA theme for this year is heroes so all of the programs are incorporating this in their annual 5K. Our program director and executive director started talking about this last October and has decided that all of the staff will dre... Read more
The Best Kind of Progress
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

How do you measure your progress? For the past year, I have been discouraged. I measured my progress by numbers and the numbers were not looking good for me. Recently I made a startling realization. I have made progress despite what the numb... Read more
So Far So Good
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      3 comments

I have done pretty good the last few days. My slow and steady plan has worked so far. The last two days I have been a little over my calorie range, but only by 150 to 200 calories. I haven't had sugary sweets and have stuck to fruit and nuts,... Read more
Slow and Steady
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      7 comments

I tend to jump in head first, want all or nothing. This has been my down fall for the past year. I make the decision to get back to my program and expect to just jump right in where I left off. Never mind that I haven't run in months, much le... Read more
First Monday of the New Year
Monday, January 02, 2012      2 comments

We all know what Mondays are like, and Mondays after a long break are even worse. Execpt when you get an unexpected day off. I arrived at the office today after being on vacation since December 21rst, to learn that the office was closed today.... Read more
2012 Goals
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

The beginning the year always comes with resolutions. Last year I broke this tradition in a way. I wrote out my goals for the year, but my family made such a big fuss and I ended up in tears and just threw mine away. The funny thing is, my so... Read more
They Mean Well
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      2 comments

These past few months have been difficult and I have felt really alone. I have friends here, but they are not close friends and I haven't really talked about anything that has happened in the last few months with them. So when my grandmother d... Read more
New Challenge / New Reasons
Monday, September 12, 2011      4 comments

Last week I made a whirl wind trip to Oklahoma for my grandmother's funeral. It was really an eye opener. My family has so many health problems. My grandmother passed at the age of 73. She had heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, a... Read more
Remembering 9-11
Sunday, September 11, 2011      0 comments

I am sure most people remember where they were on September 11, 2001. I can remember very vividly that day. My mother called and told me that a plane had flown into the one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I turned my television from ... Read more
My Grandmother Passed Away This Morning
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      15 comments

How can a day start off so good and then turn bad so quickly? This morning I got up early and went on a two mile run. I felt great. I had a plan for strength training today and wanted to get a lot of work done, schedule visits, and be all cau... Read more
Phase 2 Starting Pictures and Measurements
Monday, September 05, 2011      5 comments

Starting pictures to show progress for Phase 2 of my journey. I am also posting these on the wall of my closet so I can see them and watch as all of my hard work changes my body. Just don't pay attention to my messy bathroom. ... Read more

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