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First Week
Friday, April 20, 2012      5 comments

I have my first weigh in tomorrow at Weight Watchers. I am not sure about how it's going to go but I have stayed on plan this week. I'm excited to go, but I'm not excited to get up at the butt crack of dawn on a weekend. Such is life. I'll be su... Read more
I fell off... But I'm back with...
Monday, April 09, 2012      5 comments

WEIGHT WATCHERS ON MY SIDE. I have been gone for about a month now from SP and I have totally fell off the wagon. I've decided that I need an extra little push this time around and have joined Weight Watchers again. Doing things 100% on my ... Read more
Better Than Lasagna
Friday, March 16, 2012      7 comments

Soup that is... http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
2039850 Vanessa's Version of Lighter Tastes Like Lasagna Soup I found this recipe on Pinterest and I just had to give it a try. I left out the oil because... Read more
Aches and Pains
Thursday, March 15, 2012      4 comments

I decided that I needed to take two days rest this week. All I've done this week is 5KYourWay (first week AGAIN), a couple Turbo Jam sessions, and a little Total Gym. I'm not sure why, but my calves have been uber sore. I even stretched (which I... Read more
Monster Salads
Thursday, March 08, 2012      6 comments

I've been on a monster salad kick lately. I've been trying to mix it up and try some new things instead of just boring old lettuce and dressing. This week, the toppings of choice have been celery, cucumbers, and kale. I've never tried kale befor... Read more
My name is Vanessa and I am an enery drink-aholic.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      9 comments

Step 1. Admit you have a problem. Ok my sparkies, it's time that I admit this to the world. I have an energy drink problem. It's gone from one 20 oz Red Bull a day to, well, a whole whole lot more than that. Much more than I would like to a... Read more
Lucky to be able
Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

This week I think my motivation is going to simply be the fact that I am physically able to do things. I am physically able to cook good meals. I am physically able to exercise (even if sometimes it doesn't FEEL that way). I am able to walk/run ... Read more
5%: Yeeaaaahhhh Buddy!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      9 comments

This morning, I actually remembered to weight myself first thing. And I have some uber exciting news to report: I have officially reached my first mini goal! I am down 5% of my starting weight as of today! I'm so stoked. It's been really h... Read more
Monday, February 27, 2012      8 comments

These days, I find myself looking for motivation and inspiration everywhere. I look at quotes, sayings, healthy recipes, success stories, blogs, plus anything else that I can find. These are wonderful resources. I love that I can see real life s... Read more
Color Run
Sunday, February 26, 2012      8 comments

I was just browsing around on Pinterest and came across something about a Color Run. I went to look at the site and it looks like the coolest thing ever. I think this would be the perfect first 5k. The registration is not open yet for the Seattl... Read more
I feel like a broken record.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      6 comments

Every day I wake up and tell myself that today is the day that things are going to change. Today I am going to eat right. Today I am going to work out. Today, everything is going to come together and I am going to get on track. Today, I am going... Read more
I suck: A rant on a Thursday
Thursday, February 16, 2012      6 comments

Let me just start this off by saying this week I suck! I feel like I've been starving all week altough I know damn well that I'm not. I've been so tired that I've pretty much not worked out. I've gone home and fell asleep by 8pm at the latest tw... Read more
Running with the dogs
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

This weekend had its ups and downs. I lost a pound which is great, but I can't help but think that it could have been more if I wouldn't have let myself eat a whole lot of unhealthy foods this week. Especially on Friday, which carried over to Sa... Read more
Breaking Through Barriers
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      5 comments

As I am plugging along on this journey some days are better than others. Some days I eat great, some days I blow it. I am trying to restart each day and even each meal as a new start so I'm not dwelling on the slip ups. One thing I am findi... Read more

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