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Getting back on the exercise band wagon
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      0 comments

Finally, I went for a walk today, and did a little yard work! One reason is the weather is warmer today and I am off work and school, that helps a lot! I have about 4 pounds to lose to be back where I was before Thanksgiving, that's not to... Read more
Love/Hate the holidays
Sunday, December 20, 2009      2 comments

Okay, I'm not doing too bad with the eating. I have been eating healthy most of the time. But there is always something else around the corner. No matter how much I would like to completely avoid all the wonderfull desserts, I never can comple... Read more
Santa's Stuck!
Monday, December 14, 2009      3 comments

Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene; illustrated by Henry Cole. This should be the "Official Sparkpeople Christmas Picture Book"! It is the story of Santa, indulging in a few too many Christmas treats and then getting stuck in the ... Read more
MY Rules
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      6 comments

I was talking with a friend today who is working on losing weight and is "sort of" doing Sparkpeople, changing to healthier eating habits etc. She has already had some success, she was wearing pants this morning that she couldn't wear before and... Read more
So why do I feel embarrassed?
Monday, October 26, 2009      7 comments

Now that I have lost 40 pounds and am maintaining, I have a strange problem. Now when someone notices how much weight I lost and goes on and on about it I almost feel the need to apologize. How weird is that? I see others who are still struggli... Read more
Holding steady
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      3 comments

We have been back at school for 2 weeks now and so far things are going well. I started my college classes last week and that seems to be working out too, I think I will be pretty tired before it is over though. My weight is holding steady... Read more
more than meets the eye
Sunday, August 30, 2009      0 comments

This is for anyone who is still hesitating about climbing on the Sparkpeople bandwagon because you feel guilty about spending so much time on yourself. Exercising, planning good meals for yourself, logging your food intake, etc. Get over it a... Read more
adjustments & feeling better
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      2 comments

I was very worried about how I was going to handle back to school eating and exercise routines. But I made it through inservice week and I think I am going to be alright. Now that I am back in a regular routine of school my eating has settled ... Read more
Back to school stress & Sparkpeople; will it hold up?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      3 comments

I have been concerned with keeping up my weightloss and healthy eating habits and exercise through the stress of back to school. It is only the second day but it seems to be going well so far. Yesterday was stressful for me, meetings where the... Read more
I'm spreading the Spark, baby!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      1 comments

Even though I had alread begun to noticably lose weight before school was out for the summer, I think I have had an impact since going back. I think many have been impressed that I actually stuck with it over the summer. There was one girl I w... Read more
Jumping off the Plateau
Friday, August 07, 2009      0 comments

I finally made the move into the 140's. I had been hovering around the lower 150's for a month and it was getting me down. I don't know if I was really on a plateau or if my weightloss was just going extremely slow, I was measureing loss in 10... Read more
Looking Sideways in the Mirror
Thursday, August 06, 2009      2 comments

It seems I spend a lot of time looking at myself sideways in the mirror now days. That's new, it was something I used to avoid like the plague. I just can't believe how much my body has changed in the last 8 months. Yesterday at school I saw ... Read more
Still stuck in that same old rut!
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

I have been hanging around the 151 mark for several weeks now. Several times I have thought, "oh, this is the day I'll be 149!" Only to discover I had gained a half pound over night. I want to be in the 140's before school starts so bad! Also... Read more
Home again, home again, jiggedy - jog
Saturday, August 01, 2009      1 comments

Made it home today, whoo what a drive. It was raining a lot of the time and just to warn you the interstate between Memphis and Little Rock is chancy at the best of times but when it is raining it's like trying to drive with a veil over your he... Read more
Final test!
Monday, July 27, 2009      1 comments

I am treating this vacation as "final test" of sorts. Like, how well have I learned my lessons and apply them in real life situations? So far it's going pretty well. I have made good choices so far and held onto my good healthy habits, drinki... Read more

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