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Halfway Through January... I Guess I'll Assess
Saturday, January 16, 2021      4 comments

The handsome one and I are doing a Whole30. I do one every January. Before anyone feels the need to get on my case about W30, I've consulted with my doctor about them, and he's fully on board. It's not a "diet," and it's not done to lose weight ... Read more
Bit of a Brain Dump
Saturday, December 12, 2020      4 comments

Sometimes it feels like I'm on a carousel and I keep passing the same sights over and over. ("Look kids!! Big Ben... Parliament!) I have been actively pursuing fitness and working on weight loss since May. Overall, I've lost 35 pounds, and that'... Read more
Celebrating Yesterday's Victories
Friday, November 27, 2020      4 comments

I am taking a couple minutes to document how proud I am of the decisions I made on Thanksgiving yesterday. I knew there wasn't going to be time for exercise, so I planned for it to be a rest day. I knew I'd be going over my calorie goals, so I m... Read more
Rising From The Ashes Again
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      5 comments

Calling myself a phoenix this week, cause I'm rising from the ashes of a crap mood. Every year, I struggle a little with October, which sucks, cause it really IS my favorite month... I love fall in New England. I need to explain a bit: Eight yea... Read more
Bringing Back My Bliss
Saturday, October 10, 2020      2 comments

I need to bring the positivity back! I can't actually say I've been wholly negative lately, because I haven't. Perhaps in the judgement of many, I've been quite upbeat, but I haven't been "me." I'm usually the queen of positivity. I genuinely lo... Read more
Slump Busting
Thursday, September 17, 2020      2 comments

So I've come to realize that I am in a slump. I thought it was just a couple days of laziness after a crazy busy summer, but the truth of the matter is that it's been more than a couple days, and unless I turn my act around, it's going to be a r... Read more
Sliding into the end of the month
Thursday, July 30, 2020      0 comments

I know July isn't quite over, but I was going through my journal and reflecting on where I am and decided this is as good a time as any to write about it. I keep a 2020 planner that I've basically turned into my fitness journal. The planner I bo... Read more
Balancing Act
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      4 comments

I have been on track with diet and exercise for a couple months now and things are going really well for me. I've struggled with the "all or nothing" attitude in the past, but this time, I seem to have a handle on it. Old me would have berated m... Read more
Some NSVs
Friday, July 24, 2020      3 comments

I've been tracking my food diligently for 75 days. I try to have a 1000 calorie deficit every day and on average, I'm pretty good there. I've been working out as well. Cardio for quite some time (I'm in love with my treadmill) and a couple weeks... Read more
Here I Go Again
Tuesday, July 21, 2020      1 comments

I've been wanting to start blogging on SP again, but have been busy beating myself up for the last time I was so on track and then I derailed. Writing blogs again feels like "Oh, here I go again... THIS time it'll stick!" I've changed a lo... Read more
On Turning 45
Thursday, May 17, 2018      7 comments

Today is my 45th birthday. I'm not sure why, but the 5s have always gotten to me. Turning 30 and 40 didn't bother me, but 35 freaked me out. Even 25... when I felt as though I should have been farther ahead in life than I was, threw me for a loo... Read more
This is the Person I'm Turning Into (and I like it!)
Thursday, April 26, 2018      2 comments

Every Friday is date day for me and my boyfriend of 15 years. It's the only day we have off together, and we make the most of it. This time of year in northern New England, there's not a lot to do, so often our date day consists of finding a new... Read more
Time to Enlist the Professionals
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      3 comments

I am a premium member here at Sparkpeople. (I can't recommend Premium highly enough. The daily ritual of going through my Spark Coach program is invaluable to me! If you have the means, I would tell anyone to upgrade.) Today's coaching program h... Read more
Back to My Roots
Thursday, April 05, 2018      2 comments

I started my first job when I was 14 years old. I worked at a family owned pizza restaurant that was close enough to allow me to walk to work. Two of my close friends worked there, and we had an amazing time. I stayed with the business, working ... Read more
It's All An Act!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      2 comments

I came back to Sparkpeople about three weeks ago, determined to stick with it and get it right this time. There was a weekend away with family, I fell (jumped and barrel rolled is more accurate) off the diet/exercise wagon, and missed a bunch of... Read more

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