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My reasons why....
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      7 comments

I want to keep reminding myself of why I am on this journey, so am taking this list from my Spark Page and putting it into a blog: I need to remind myself why I am on this journey and here are a few that are seasonally appropriate: I w... Read more
The Daily Weigh-In
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      6 comments

When I was in Weight Watchers, my weigh--n day was Thursday. It was an after work meeting, and that fact made me watch what I ate all day. I would avoid eating heavy foods, like burgers and fries for lunch, and be vigilant and conscious all day.... Read more
My plan
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      6 comments

Rather than wishing, wanting and hoping to lose weight, I am going to instigate a plan. Doesn't that sound like a good idea? I wonder where I might have gotten such a wise idea, oh wonderful world of Spark? I have 54 weeks until I get marri... Read more
Swimming lessons
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      7 comments

I love the water. I always have. I grew up swimming. My grandparents had a boat and the condo where they lived had an indoor and an outdoor pool, so as kids, my sister, cousins and I were constantly the in water. Now that I'm older, my dream is ... Read more
711 days
Monday, September 03, 2012      5 comments

I have been Sparking for two years. I wish I could give you my success story, and tell you that it was easy and the pounds just fell off like magic. But the truth is, I am currently about 5 pounds higher than what I first weighed when I started ... Read more
Getting ready
Friday, August 31, 2012      8 comments

My fiance and I decided that we were going to re-start our weight loss program after Labor Day. I know he wants to do this, but he is not looking forward to it. He is already saying things like, "Oh, I know it's going to be hard." It is hard, a... Read more
My switch has flipped!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      5 comments

My flip has switched. No, my switch has flipped. Either way, I feel a change in my attitude. I feel positive, I feel like yes, I can make healthy choices, yes, I WANT to make healthy choices. Yes, I can do this! Yes, yes, yes I can! It was... Read more
I'm in love....
Saturday, August 04, 2012      7 comments

with Aqua Zumba!! It was so awesome. I kept saying that on the way home.... that was awesome. I think I may have discovered my perfect exercise. You know how they say to keep trying things, to find something that fits, that clicks for you? Well,... Read more
Sunday, July 29, 2012      8 comments

I recently realized that I am living for someday. As in, "someday, I'll be thin again," or "someday I'll like how I look in my clothes", or "someday, the clothes in my closet will fit again." Well, guess what? Someday is not going to happen if I... Read more
Six weeks in
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      6 comments

I've been engaged for about six weeks now. It's starting to sink in, but still doesn't feel real. Even though we have made some progress on plans: the site has been chosen! We will have both the ceremony and the reception at a golf course about ... Read more
What's in a name?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      7 comments

With my recent engagement, my head has been full of thoughts, ideas and information. I know, shocker, right? One of those ideas is changing my name. I have thought about this one for a while because I've never really been fond of my last na... Read more
I'm engaged!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      18 comments

So, I'm engaged! Wow, talk about motivation, right? I now have a concrete reason for losing weight. That isn't to say that my other reasons are not important to me – what, Fabulous by 40 isn't enough?? I don't seem to have enough motivation to m... Read more
A New Year
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

So I know that a new year is in reality just another day, and if I were truly living the healthy lifestyle I aspire to, I would just keep on with my healthy habits and take another day as if it were just like the last. But that is not my re... Read more
My one-year Sparkaversary!
Saturday, September 03, 2011      9 comments

This is a rather bittersweet blog to write. I've been thinking about writing this for about a month, ever since I realized that I was rapidly closing in on my 1 year anniversary with Spark. You see, after a year of faithfully logging in to ... Read more
Let's go, Starfish!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011      8 comments

Hello, my name is Sassacaia, and I'm a Starfish. The Summer 5% Challenge begins today and this is my third challenge. Since my first challenge in winter, I have lost exactly nothing. Yes, that is the sad truth. But I have gained some great ... Read more

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