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A view of failure
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      9 comments

Warning- lack of motivation ahead. And blatant honesty. I have lost my Spark. Not just misplaced, but lost. I haven't exercised in almost a month now. I've gained back about 20 pounds that I'd lost, possibly more. I'm afraid to check t... Read more
Another amusing newbie mistake
Thursday, May 03, 2012      11 comments

I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood after work last night so I could enjoy the somewhat decent weather and finally try out my new jacket. I had gotten one of those lightweight Columbia jackets that is wind and rain proof, with a... Read more
April showers bring May flowers?
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      1 comments

I'm thinking that my performance for April can be compared to constant rain- dreary, unending, depressing, uncomfortable, and something you want to escape from. The best way to explain this is to point out that I've gained back 10 pounds a... Read more
Slipped and keep slipping
Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

A few weeks ago, I had some dental crisis where a giant piece of one of my fillings came out. I went to the dentist and they said they had to pull the tooth because there wasn't enough left to build around. It was hurting, of course, so I decid... Read more
1 Year Spark Anniversary
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

Today is my official 1-year Spark anniversary. Although I haven't taken my measurements since January, I can summarize some other important numbers: -I've lost 78 pounds -I've lost 4 dress sizes -I spent 6,600 minutes working out (110 ... Read more
Sports Authority Jerkwads
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      6 comments

Last weekend, I thought it might be a good idea to go into my local Sports Authority shop to see if I could get a general idea of fit for some jackets and take a look at some running shoes I was looking at online. I am always a little leer... Read more
Help- Plus Size Running Jacket?
Thursday, March 15, 2012      7 comments

I have been looking everywhere and I can't seem to find a simple jacket I can wear while out walking. I'm just looking for a really lightweight wind and rain proof type jacket that would be a size 22/24 ish. Preferably with a hood and an inside ... Read more
Walking epiphanies
Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

I have always used the gym where I work to workout, which means I have always taken the weekends off from exercise. I have been getting on the elliptical 3 or 4 days a week and working out for about 40 minutes, bouncing between a few different s... Read more
Plateau Frustration Fading
Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

I've been Sparking for about 11 months now and for the past 2 months, have not lost any more weight. I was proud to finally reach 70 pounds lost by the end of last year, but I've been struggling since. Last week, I decided that I needed a v... Read more
Fiber- beware!
Monday, February 13, 2012      9 comments

Since I've been in this sort of plateau range for a few months now, I've been looking at a number of different ways to change things and shake up my system. As I was looking at my past week's calorie log, I had realized I forgot to pay attention... Read more
Ping-Ponging & Goal Setting
Monday, February 06, 2012      3 comments

I've been in a funk since the end of December because I keep gaining and losing the same friggin' 4 pounds. I think it started because I had hit a plateau and hadn't really done anything at first to change things up much- I just thought that if ... Read more
Snow Days...
Thursday, January 19, 2012      1 comments

...apparently they mean "all bets are off" days. I live in Seattle and right now, it's an atypically snowy/icy mess. I was able to make it to work on Monday and Tuesday, but I had to leave early both days because of the weather and I've bee... Read more
Proof I need to see
Friday, January 06, 2012      2 comments

I think I'm doing pretty well on my Veggie Acclimatization Program. So far this week, I've had a salad for lunch 3 days in a row. Granted, my salad is just either baby spinach or romaine lettuce with some light ranch dressing and bacon bits, bu... Read more
An Embarrassing Confession
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      11 comments

I've been here for 10 months and there is something I've been too embarrassed to really mention so far. Something I have sworn I'm going to change this year. I don't eat vegetables. At all, really. I don't know if I was raised w... Read more
Insanity Free New Years Planning
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

I'm sure like all the rest of you, I'm setting up New Years Resolutions for this coming year about weight loss. When I started this journey at the end of March, I had set up my weekly weight loss goal to be 2 pounds. I mean, was there any... Read more

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