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Divorce, Dives, and Bad Decisions (206.4)
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      7 comments

SO, I get my annual well woman appointment each year on my birthday so I can remember I have to do it. Last year I was 258 pounds and this year I am 206 pounds. If mine eyes doth not deceive me THEN I have lost 52 pounds in one year. I have also... Read more
Cheeseburger SparkStreak(224.0)
Friday, May 17, 2013      8 comments

So far the worst thing about divorce is that nobody has taken me to see Iron Man 3. A close second is I reentered the choppy seas of Facebook. I just do not know how to feel about it. Somehow I never feel as if I am using social media as Go... Read more
Angry Birds (224.1)
Friday, May 10, 2013      3 comments

Every time I go outside my new apartment I am dive bombed by an angry bird who either doesn't want me to steal his eggs or who thinks my curly mess of hair would make good nesting material. Regardless, I have begun to fight back by flailing my a... Read more
I Get Knocked Down But I Spark Up Again (221.2)
Saturday, May 04, 2013      9 comments

End of radio silence...On March 18th, 2013, after more than ten years, my husband filed for divorce and on March 22nd, 2013, after more than nineteen years, I received my BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. And, a... Read more
Down in All the Right Ways (253.7)
Thursday, June 21, 2012      2 comments

SO, SP congratulated me on a two pound weight loss which was really 1.5. I am pleased regardless.... Read more
Deadliest Catch in the Afternoon (256.5)
Saturday, June 02, 2012      10 comments

Once I found out that I will not graduate summer quarter (again) because I did not receive a sufficient score on the biology subject GRE (again), I did the next logical thing and took myself out for poached eggs florentine with hollandaise and a... Read more
Trying Something New (256.8)
Thursday, May 24, 2012      2 comments

I see I am down four pounds from my last weigh-in on May 4, 2012. That is such good news! As anyone who reads my updates knows, I have been exercising like the dickens. In fact, I am looking forward to water aerobics in the gym's warm therapy po... Read more
Medication Fluctuations (260.3)
Saturday, May 05, 2012      1 comments

My doc has me on yet another cocktail to keep me mentally healthy and try to stall the weight gain. I've gained about twenty pounds now since last April and almost 4 since last week. The good news is that I have gotten back to water aerobi... Read more
Stage One High Blood Pressure (256 down from 256.7)
Thursday, April 05, 2012      4 comments

I weigh sixteen pounds more than a year ago when my blood pressure was perfect so what to expect, right? I feel shaken by this because for one thing I am working out hard and losing inches on the waist (41.5) down from a high of (47) though not ... Read more
Wrangling in Holiday Weight Gain (251.0)
Friday, January 13, 2012      1 comments

I am almost 3 pounds down from my last recorded weight on 12.23.2011. BUT (and that's a BIG butt) I had a couple weeks where I saw as high as 256 first thing in the morning before hiding in the corner crying and eating Ritz crackers out of the b... Read more
Losing Weight Using Baby Steps! (247.6)
Saturday, November 19, 2011      3 comments

I am down a little over a pound from last week and, of course, I swung higher than 248 all the way over 250, in fact, BUT I am back on target! YIPPEE! More importantly, I am having SO much fun (not with portion control, though, that just sucks).... Read more
248.1 Highest Number I Have Ever Seen
Friday, September 23, 2011      3 comments

That is in the usual naked first thing in the morning position. How do I feel? You know, I still feel good. I have been slowly reintroducing fruits, vegetables, and water. I am currently laying off the cheese. (Of course, I just bought some at C... Read more
Moved My Marker Today (241.6) (11+ up from Spark SW) WHATEVER!
Sunday, July 24, 2011      7 comments

However, there have been some times between now and getting out of the hospital that I was teetering awfully close to 250 so I am pleased with 241.6. Also, I am nearly two pounds down from last week. This anomaly I am attributing in large part t... Read more
I Hit the Double End Ball First Time in Seven Years!
Saturday, April 09, 2011      13 comments

Many people don't know that I have been diligently trying to lose weight with SparkPeople so that I was worthy to myself to train for boxing again. Seven years ago I got down to my fighting weight of 145 (I am 5'7") at a local dojo with ban... Read more
Post Hospital Gain (March Recap/April Goals) (240)
Friday, April 01, 2011      7 comments

My waist is back down to 42" from admission of 45" (I measure at belly button) I am working on getting mentally healthy again so I can get back in the game. Peace out to my peeps who are Sparkalicious while I'm up in the gym working on... Read more

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