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Wednesday, July 09, 2014      3 comments

I stepped on the scale at the Y today and my weight was down 3.5 pounds. As usual, I didn't believe the scale. I assumed it was a mistake even though I believed it completely when it said I gained 20 pounds in three months!! I realized as ... Read more
It's Been a Long Time
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      4 comments

I haven't blogged since July. I haven't felt a huge draw to come onto the site. I got tired of making big plans and then everything falling through because I didn't follow through. It's almost embarrassing as I look back at my big plans. I... Read more
A Little Nugget of Wisdom
Friday, July 06, 2012      6 comments

I can't believe it's been two months since I've blogged. I still check Spark regularly, I've just not taken the time to blog. A big part of that is struggling to find balance with my new job. This is my first salaried job, and for the most part ... Read more
A Goal and a Reward
Saturday, May 05, 2012      4 comments

That dress is my reward! I love it.It's $139, so how do I earn it? I think I will put a dollar in a fund for reaching different goals each day. 1. Exercising a... Read more
It's No Longer About Losing Weight
Monday, March 26, 2012      4 comments

...it's about feeling better. As I wrote in my last blog, I have been a member of Spark for four years now and have gained quite a bit of weight. I don't follow through. I know what to do. I just don't do it. I assume those things work for... Read more
My Four Year Sparkiversary
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday marked the start of my fifth year on Spark. I was trying to figure out what I was doing on February 13, 2008. Not specifically that day, but where I was in life. I think it was about six months before I started my master's program. I w... Read more
What's That You Say? This Isn't Impossible?
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      6 comments

I saw success on the scale this morning: 2.8 pounds gone. That's 4.8 pounds in two weeks. I was looking forward to weighing in this morning, because I knew I had made some good decisions, and I was hoping to see results on the scale. ... Read more
Saturday, January 07, 2012      4 comments

Hello, friends! Happy New Year! I have not blogged since December 3! I thought about it frequently, but I felt I had nothing to say. I wanted to blog, but I just wasn't sure what I would write. We're one week into the new year, and I ... Read more
Should I Make December Goals?
Saturday, December 03, 2011      7 comments

WARNING: This blog will likely have no structure as I don't know how I feel about making December goals or my weight loss journey in general. ... Read more
I Just Made a $100 Bet that I can Lose 28 Pounds by May 10th
Thursday, November 10, 2011      9 comments

...and if I do, I get $200!!! There was a story on msnbc this week about a website that pays people to lose weight. It's called Healthy Wage. There are several challenges. One is to move from an obese BMI to a healthy BMI in a year. Another... Read more
Sludging My Way Back to "Reality" Has Been Harder Than I Thought
Monday, October 17, 2011      6 comments

...but I'm making little strides which will add up to big ones. I've been surprised how painful this whole break-up thing has been. I've created this rule for myself: I try as hard as I can to get through my day without crying. Then when I... Read more
Coming Back to the Land of the Living
Monday, October 03, 2011      4 comments

I've been putting off blogging for awhile. I wasn't feeling motivated to start a healthy lifestyle. Things have been in flux, and I've bee using that as an excuse. Now I've been living in my new place for two weeks, and it's time for the excuses... Read more
I'm Still Alive
Thursday, September 08, 2011      10 comments

I just looked at the title of my last blog. Ah, yes. My engagement is over. It is still over, and there is no chance for the relationship to be repaired. It's been hard. It's also been uplifting. My friends and family have rocked these past few ... Read more
My Engagement is Over
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      15 comments

Clint and I broke up last night. I'm not ready to announce it on Facebook, but I feel safe telling my Spark friends. You've been so supportive of me through my journey. Some things were going on with his behavior that I was not okay with. ... Read more
Feeling Better After a Rut
Saturday, August 13, 2011      9 comments

Life has not been horrible lately, but my moods have been. I've felt spiritually, emotionally and physically bankrupt. My relationship with my fiance has been a struggle lately. I'm now officially unemployed (although I had a job interview on Fr... Read more

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