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An Uphill Battle
Friday, June 25, 2010      7 comments

I am famous for staying positive but I had a hard time this week. I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to and I averaged about 2000 calories a day instead of my target of 1700 calories a day. The result is that I am up .1 pounds. I am so h... Read more
What Happened?
Friday, June 18, 2010      11 comments

I ate well within range each day and exercised everyday but Tuesday including running, stretching, and stationary cycling. I gained five pounds this week and I am at a new all-time high. I am hurt and confused. This is a dark hour (literally, it... Read more
Corrupt Reward Center Pathway
Saturday, June 12, 2010      9 comments

I celebrated my running success and .2 pound weight loss with--yes, food--specifically, a six-inch breaded calamari sandwich, nachos, Guinness, fried pickles and a hot wing. Oh, yeah, shredded wheat and blueberries for breakfast and a salad with... Read more
Loving the iPod
Friday, June 04, 2010      12 comments

So I did W1 of the C25K program today for the first time because I realized that I did W3 on Wednesday--you know, my first run ever. This is because I am iPod-challenged. My iPod is actually a shuffle and it is an inch by two. I got bright lime ... Read more
I Ran Today
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      12 comments

There's a sentence I have never written before! It reminds me of the time I took my first organic chemistry exam. I had a pokey wire from my braces and I had to drive an hour to the orthodontist. He took one look at it and said Wow, that hurts! ... Read more
Eating Humble Pie
Saturday, May 29, 2010      5 comments

I just went through a week of reckoning. One thing I did was calculate how many calories I should be eating based on my actual lifestyle. User EVILKLOWN was exactly correct. I require 1700 calories a day to lose one pound of weight a week. I hav... Read more
Honest Accounting
Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

Today I am 231.8 which is 1.8 pounds higher than when I started SparkPeople. However, I am not discouraged. Since I started I have developed many healthy habits such as eating veggies and fruit and drinking water. Also, I have exercised more thi... Read more
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Emotional Eating Experience
Friday, May 14, 2010      10 comments

Jack in the Box. Two tacos and bacon cheese potato wedges! 1000 calories! There is a job I want that I may not get. According to my spreadsheet I am on track to lose .78 pound. I am about to step on the scale. My reading is 228.2. I am... Read more
Check-In Before Weigh-In Tomorrow
Thursday, May 13, 2010      5 comments

I have had a good week regardless of how my weigh-in goes. Even though I have been high on calories my nutrition is good as well as veggies, water and EXERCISE! I exercised this week for the first time in at least a month. It felt SO good. I can... Read more
Taking Stock
Saturday, May 01, 2010      9 comments

I decided to do some measurements to show how far I have come. I don't know where I started but I can guess that I am close with this giant uptick in weight this week! My waist is 42 inches and my hips are 50 inches. My WHR is a sexy but not sve... Read more
Mrs. Toad's Wild Ride and Up 3.9 Pounds
Saturday, May 01, 2010      3 comments

Sometimes I have a little leprechaun take over the executive functions of my prefrontal lobe. This requires a big medical hammer to quiet the leprechaun. I just used the hammer and I am feeling all the side effects including weight gain of 3-4 p... Read more
Side Effects
Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

I wanted to make it to 1000 fitness minutes this month. Now it is clear that I cannot even make it to 100 fitness minutes this month. That has to be OK with me even though it does not feel good. Also, my eating is trying to spiral out of co... Read more
Out of the Blue
Monday, April 26, 2010      6 comments

Last week I ate tons of fruits and veggies and drank more than 8 8 oz glasses of water per day. I also ate over my calorie range everyday which was designed for somebody working out for 200 minutes a week. I worked out 0 minutes this week. I am ... Read more
My Just Desserts
Friday, April 16, 2010      9 comments

This week I am up one pound for the first time in my journey except a little blip at the beginning. I TOTALLY deserve it. In the last three weeks I have exercised a total of 35 minutes. One week I didn't even track my food (and I was down 1.6 po... Read more
Down 1.6 Pounds Apparently Due to Voo Doo
Friday, April 02, 2010      11 comments

This week I did EVERYTHING wrong. I broke my log-in spark streak. I didn't log in anything on the nutrition tracker. I had sausage and biscuits and gravy twice! I worked forty hours between Sunday and Wednesday and I exercised a total of 35 minu... Read more

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