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Wednesday, January 20, 2016      20 comments

Last night, my boyfriend of nearly two years and I ended things. It happened rather suddenly, and I'm heartbroken. I'm also a little bit in shock. Here's the story. I recently relocated for work. I was increasingly unhappy in my... Read more
Weight Loss is Like a College Class
Thursday, August 06, 2015      7 comments

Spark Coach (Coach Nicole) told me today that the commitment to weight loss “is similar to taking a college level class.” That sort of made me want to cry. Clearly Coach Nicole was not the neurotic, overachiever I was in college. I was so... Read more
Need some advice - motivation
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      8 comments

I had lost 52 pounds at one point. My body struggled to stay there and I found I settled pretty comfortably at 47 pounds down. That was over a year ago. Since then, I'm ashamed to say that life got the better of me (as you'll see, my SP... Read more
Starting Again
Thursday, September 18, 2014      4 comments

I’ve had a rough couple months. I’m sorry to everyone I let down by disappearing. All I can say is that life happens. I was briefly unemployed, I was briefly planning a move to Australia and the I ended up back with the same employer and not ... Read more
Pink Slip
Friday, July 25, 2014      5 comments

I had a really rough week. Work has been slim at my company lately and we've started letting people go here and there. We are a construction company and live project to project. I was working on the proposal for major a project that we ... Read more
Man, I Feel like a Woman
Saturday, July 12, 2014      4 comments

I had a lousy weigh in this week. It was partly that I didn't do great with my eating last weekend but I know it wasn't 3.5 pounds worth of eating. It's mostly water weight. I know this. I'm still disappointed. There are a lot of grea... Read more
Active if not Exercising
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      4 comments

I had the great privilege of traveling to the greater Washington, DC area for the Independence Day weekend. (I was actually in Virginia). I even took a couple extra days off from work so I had four full days to explore. If you've ever bee... Read more
Back in Action!
Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

I've been trying to decide when exactly it was that I started going off the rails? I was 7 pounds (and a couple inches) smaller this time last year. At that time, my weight loss was noticeable enough that even my father even commented (and he'... Read more
Limited Mobility Workout Ideas??
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      3 comments

Hello SP! I've been away for far too long. At least on the regular checking in and especially on the tracking. I've been pretty consistent with working out, though not as much running lately (I've kept up my streak and now stand at 103 weeks ... Read more
When the Roof Caved In
Monday, December 09, 2013      6 comments

I disappeared again from SP. And I learned (again) why I can’t do that. The results have not been good. I’ve allowed myself to get distracted and to “take a break.” There’s a great article on the SP home page today about why that’s a bad id... Read more
Apologies & Feeling Blue
Thursday, November 07, 2013      11 comments

Apologies to the fall Starfish for going MIA and not contributing this week! I’ve had a hellacious week. I had a major deadline at work which was crazy stressful. And yesterday, I was in a do-loop with my boss. I was gathering information an... Read more
A New Goal
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      10 comments

I have realized the last couple days that I am just as hard, if not harder, on myself now than I was 50 pounds ago. Lately I’ve been inclined to disparage myself and feel guilty, fat and inadequate. I have been trying to figure out why that is... Read more
5% Challenge Struggles – I just want to be normal!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      5 comments

As part of the 5% challenge, I decided to go back to the basics of what worked for me at the beginning when I was losing weight, easily and consistently. For those who are familiar, it’s basically the South Beach Diet. Lots of fresh veggies, ... Read more
My Feelings Taste Delicious
Thursday, October 10, 2013      8 comments

I have been a little bit of a mess lately. Maybe not a little. More like a lot. There’s been so much going on. I’m in a new position at work and on such a steep learning curve. Everything is taking me so long to do because I have no idea wh... Read more
Time to Give Away Clothes? Update!
Monday, September 16, 2013      10 comments

Well, I did it. I went through my closet over the weekend and started sorting out the clothes that don't fit anymore. Once I got started, I just kept going. I was ruthless. Things I don't wear, don't like, not sure why I bought in the first ... Read more

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