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Lump Update
Thursday, April 17, 2014      3 comments

I realized this morning how much I am like my 3 year old daughter. From the time she was a tiny baby, I often had to "manage" her by showing her that things could be worse. Like if she was fussy because she didn't want to be in her jumparoo, I... Read more
Diet for GERD (LPR) and Insulin Resistance?
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      3 comments

So, for my Insulin Resistance, I need to lean on the side of lower carbs. But to help with Acid Reflux (and hopefully get rid of this anxiety causing huge lump in throat once and for all!), you are supposed to be careful with fat. Which le... Read more
I wish that I could love Spark again
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      8 comments

I want to lose weight. I want to be healthier. I'm a list-writer, chart-maker by nature. I love to talk to other people about whatever my latest obsession is. So, by rights, Spark people and I should be made for each other. And once upo... Read more
Everything Seems so Damn Difficult
Monday, February 24, 2014      4 comments

Excuse me if I sound like a whiny baby, but it's been a difficult week for me. It started with lots of pain and eventual infection in a wisdom tooth, during a time when I have to take hormones to bring on my cycle (can you say bitchy?), which i... Read more
I have to Laugh
Thursday, January 02, 2014      5 comments

So, I signed onto Spark for the first time in 7 months or so, and I'm checking out the start page, and it's telling me to track the following goals: Drink 10 glasses of water... Get 8 hours of sleep... Eat 5 Fruits/Veggies... Who d... Read more
Week One
Monday, May 06, 2013      1 comments

I got really sick last week, couldn't keep anything down for a couple days. And when I recovered I was really cautious about eating fatty foods, and the effect that it was having on my body. So I decided to take advantage of my sickness, and t... Read more
Week 1: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      2 comments

Goals for the week: Didn't really define any, it was more of a generic goal to ease back into things. The Good: *Lost 3 Pounds. This doesn't really make any logic sense, most likely it was water weight and bulkage left from the H... Read more
Day 2 Revelation....
Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

Thus far, my journey has consisted of writing a blog, downloading the SP app, and posting on a few blogs. It hasn't yet touched my eating or physical exertion (or lack there of). But while striving to do better, I am going to be happy with any... Read more
Getting Started in Spite of Valid Excuses
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      5 comments

A few weeks back I went to the Dr. for my yearly checkup. I had a litany of small complaints, for all which she told me to LOSE WEIGHT. I used to know how to do that. I knew how to eat, I knew how to exercise, I knew how to combat my Insu... Read more
South Beach Phase 1 - Second Attempt - Day 1
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      5 comments

Fail! I have come to the conclusion that with my PCOS induced Insulin Resistance for which I take Metformin, I cannot cut out carbs completely. I ate plenty yesterday morning, and continually, and my stomach would not stop growling. F... Read more
Fit by 40 Goal
Friday, June 29, 2012      3 comments

So I came up with some weight loss goals. I wanted to encourage myself without applying undue pressure. (and setting myself up to fail). I have 100 pounds to lose (well technically I've already gotten rid of 3 of them). On August 10th, I ... Read more
Converting Daily Activities into Exercise
Monday, June 25, 2012      1 comments

I've spent the past couple weeks thinking about exercise. Looking at my crazy schedule over and over trying to figure out when I can fit in 10 minutes here or 20 minutes there. The truth is, moments that I have the ability to dedicate so... Read more
Focusing on the small victories while forgiving myself for the big failures
Thursday, June 21, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday started out as a pretty good day food wise. I had eaten quite a large amount of calories the day before (1995), but was kind of OK with that as I was physically hungry (stomach growling etc.) all day. As I'm breastfeeding I'm really ... Read more
Frustrations
Monday, June 18, 2012      1 comments

The last few weeks have been very hard on me. The baby has been teething, work has been stressful, I can't keep up with the housework, and I've definitely been depressed. So I do what I always do, the only thing that I CAN do, I eat to t... Read more
Week 1
Thursday, May 31, 2012      0 comments

So I spent the past week taking baby steps towards resuming my healthy living journey. I didn't do anything crazy or drastic, and some days I didn't do anything different at all, and yet I feel like I have already made significant progress. I ... Read more

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