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Valentine's Day Food Pushers
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      12 comments

There's a lovely woman in my office who makes her own homemade candy and baked goods and brings them into the office every week. Needless to say, this is her week to shine. I made a mistake of expressing an interest in her treats and now she a... Read more
Excuses, realizations and moving on
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      14 comments

Excuses: I need to find a way of eating that I can live with long-term -- that includes cookies, candies and whatever other junk I'm placing in my mouth right now! Realization: I am eating WAY too much sugar. Like, out of control, daily su... Read more
February Goals
Saturday, February 01, 2014      11 comments

1) Work out 4 x/week 2) Track nutrition daily 3) Focus on health rather than weight 4) 12 cups water/day I've fallen for the oldest trick in the dieter's playbook -- focusing entirely on the number on the scale rather than my overall ... Read more
Starting over vs. starting anew
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      10 comments

I've lost 70 pounds with Sparkpeople, regained 12 and am on my way back down. I have to tell you, re-losing this 12 pounds is very different from the first 12 pounds I lost this time last year. Those pounds seemed to slide off effortlessly. I... Read more
Good morning
Saturday, January 25, 2014      6 comments

What a nice morning. My husband and I got to spend some time together. I'm heading out to zumba followed by pilates followed by a lecture at my fitness studio on goal setting for the new year! Cool, right? This will be my first time taking t... Read more
Return of the Goal Calendar
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      7 comments

Yesterday, I took myself to Target during my lunch hour and bought myself a brand-new 2014 calendar. This time last year, I had created a goal calendar for myself by basically taking a regular calendar, writing my daily goals on it and then che... Read more
Weight Gain Reality Check
Thursday, January 16, 2014      15 comments

It's important for me to confront reality and I am choosing to do it here, with the people who have cheered for me along the way. It's important for me because progress pics have been an important ingredient in my success and it should be no di... Read more
Mid-Month Check-In
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      11 comments

January is actually going well! Particularly on the fitness front, where I've found a great new studio and, for the first time in three months or so, attended 5 days last week. At my old studio, 5-6 days was customary for me, and while I'm a ... Read more
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      13 comments

I'm focusing on basics. I've been working out in my new studio and cooking meals at home. I've also been focusing on non-health related things that will help promote success overall, like getting the house organized. For me, one of the most i... Read more
New Studio
Friday, January 03, 2014      11 comments

I may have finally found a new fitness studio that I like almost as much as my old one. I just haven't been feeling the love at my local 24 hour fitness and I was accustomed to being part of a wonderful tight-knit community at my other studio. ... Read more
Only One
Thursday, January 02, 2014      10 comments

I have a ton of goals related to health and fitness but only one New Year's resolution. This year, I'd like to commit to doing at least 10 minutes of intentional exercise every day of 2014. Ten minutes easy -- but the consistency is the greate... Read more
A Good Week
Saturday, December 07, 2013      12 comments

This week has been very good in terms of food and exercise. I can feel myself "righting the ship." I'm so glad I decided to get started on 12/1 instead of waiting for the New Year. Sure, there will be obstacles -- my work's holiday party, my ... Read more
Saying "No!" to the Vicious Cycle!
Friday, December 06, 2013      15 comments

I had my first personal training appointment today and I think it went very well. I was very open and opinionated about what I want, what I need help with and what I expect from both of us. I told him I'd lost 70 pounds on my own but needed he... Read more
Running down a dream
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      9 comments

Ive been running lately. I lost the dance classes I loved so much by moving 50 miles away. My new gym has Zumba. It's fun, but not the same and my schedule is not super compatible with the class schedule. So, I've been putting in some time o... Read more
Post-Holiday Reality Check and December Goals
Sunday, December 01, 2013      11 comments

My size 8 jeans don't feel so good anymore. Since starting my new job, I've had a tough time making it to the gym. Treats and temptations abound at the office and I've been giving in more than saying "no." I could not have celebra... Read more

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