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Meditating on my Measurements
Monday, June 02, 2014      5 comments

As I gear up for successful weight loss this summer, I decided to re-take my measurements which were getting a bit dusty. I have always measured at my natural waist which has given me a false sense of security because it is a smaller measuremen... Read more
June Goals
Friday, May 30, 2014      2 comments

I have but one goal for the month of June. Re-enter the 180's. I've been bouncing around the low 190's for several months. I'd fight my way up to 189 for a day or two and then bounce right back up to 192, 193, 194. I came back from m... Read more
Good news, bad news
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      7 comments

Good: I fit into my bridesmaid's dress and looked lovely at the wedding! Good: The wedding was beautiful! Good: I've been back on track since my return on Monday. Good: I'm excited to get serious about my goals this summer and start seeing... Read more
This weekend -- Better
Monday, May 19, 2014      5 comments

This weekend was better. I was overbudget on calories but I tracked everything and didn't go too far overboard. I was extremely active and burned a ton of calories. I got in my water. It feels good. My bridesmaid's dress arrived! I won... Read more
A Fork in the Road
Sunday, May 18, 2014      13 comments

Life is about choices. Some choices are easy -- others are hard. But at the end of the day our lives, the results of all our efforts and dreams, are ultimately the product of choices. I just realized that I have been choosing to gain weig... Read more
Mid-Month Check-In
Friday, May 16, 2014      4 comments

Let's see how things have been going for me in the month of May! 1) Work out 5-6 days/week B-. I did work out six days the first week of May but then 4 days the following week and on track for four days again this week. 2) ST at lea... Read more
Rock Bottom Part II (with respects to MISSB8604)
Friday, May 16, 2014      5 comments

I just read a really thought provoking post from MISSB8604. She basically talks about how, when she started her weight loss journey, she had hit rock bottom -- 300 pounds, terrible health, etc. She had a major wake up call and started off her ... Read more
A tough business
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      13 comments

This weight loss business is tough. I did not have a great weekend nutritionally -- in fact, I threw caution to the wind yet again. I worked out for two hours on Saturday and had a 20,000 step day. But that doesn't matter. At this point, I w... Read more
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Friday, May 09, 2014      11 comments

I was skimming back through a blog I wrote this past week when I stumbled upon a lie I'd told myself (and by extension, all of you!). I stated that I've been "cooking all my meals at home." Let's backtrack for a second. When I came to... Read more
A Raging Fire
Thursday, May 08, 2014      3 comments

The Spark is aptly named because, much like the fledgling precursor to a roaring flame, it must be nurtured, protected and fanned so that it may grow. Right now, I feel the tiniest spark of two rocks connecting with sufficient force and fri... Read more
Brand New Streak
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      3 comments

I've been tracking my food and getting my water for two days. Hopefully, today will be the third! I have my favorite Zumba class tonight. All the instructors at my studio are great but there is one who stands head and shoulders above the rest... Read more
Blogging Just Cuz
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      6 comments

I'm more consistent with tracking and everything else when I blog. I think blogging just focuses me on my goals in a way nothing else does. So, I don't have much to say today but I will blog anyway. It has been almost 9 months since I lef... Read more
The One Thing that Works
Monday, May 05, 2014      8 comments

Only one thing has ever worked for me on this weight loss journey -- Sparkpeople. Tracking my food, participating on teams, blogging, being a member of this community. It is also the one thing I have not been doing over the past eight ... Read more
Success with Maintaining?
Sunday, May 04, 2014      7 comments

I'd like to hear more about how people maintain their weight, whether you're at goal or maintaining a weight higher than you'd like. I never seem to maintain -- I'm either losing or gaining but I can't think of a time whenever I ever just weigh... Read more
May Goals!
Thursday, May 01, 2014      4 comments

I've been doing a whole lot better this last week -- though I'm not sure it's showing on the scale yet! Here are my goals for May: 1) Work out 5-6 days/week 2) ST at least 2x/week 3) Track points religiously 4) Hopefully lose 7 pound... Read more

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