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Day 100 and Down 32 Pounds
Friday, April 05, 2019      14 comments

Hello, Spark pals! Today is my 100th day back on SP, and 32 of those pesky pounds are gone, gone, gone! But even better, I've gotten to th... Read more
How often do you weigh?
Thursday, February 21, 2019      10 comments

I'm wondering ... how often do you weigh yourself? - Daily? - Weekly? - Monthly? - Never? - Other? And WHY did you choose to record your weight on this particular schedule? Finally, where are you in your journey? - At the b... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reminders for Self
Monday, February 18, 2019      47 comments

It has dawned on me that I need to give myself some important reminders: It is UNHEALTHY to obsess... - about weight - about food - about exercise - about anything! MODERATION in ALL things is key. Jenn, just be HEALTHY...... Read more
Milestone Motivation
Sunday, February 10, 2019      6 comments

Been doing a lot of reflecting these days. Back in 2011-2012, I successfully lost 105 pounds with SP. I was motivated and disciplined the entire journey, and was excited about entering the maintenance phase. Then, within 3 months I started ... Read more
Reflections: January 2019
Friday, February 01, 2019      8 comments

Today is Day 33 of my new Spark journey. I'm down 13.4 pounds and feeling optimistic and determined to reach my health and fitness goals. But before diving into a new month, I want to pause and reflect on my first month back. Motivation: ... Read more
Healthy Habits
Friday, January 04, 2019      6 comments

Here are my healthy habits I'm adopting to reach my goals: Motivational - Log in to SP daily - Track fitness, food and water daily - Track weight monthly Health and Nutrition - Follow SP nutrition plan daily - Drink at least ... Read more
New Year, New Me (Again) ... sigh ...
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      8 comments

emoticon I joined SparkPeople on January 1, 2011 weighing in at 245 pounds. By January of the following year, I wa... Read more
Sam's First 5K Race
Saturday, April 19, 2014      13 comments

He did it! My little guy ran his very first 5K race this morning. I'm so proud of him, and we had a blast! ...on to the next!... Read more
February Recap and 5K Race
Saturday, March 01, 2014      13 comments

Greetings, Sparkers! February was a month of getting back into the groove of things again. Hubby and I went to the gym all but three days, with a total of 1,303 fitness minutes for the month. Fruits and veggies made a regular appearance at... Read more
I'm Registered!
Saturday, February 08, 2014      24 comments

I just registered for a 5K race on Saturday, March 1st! It's been about two years since my last one, so I'm super excited to have a race on my calendar. I shaved fou... Read more
Running Toward Fitness
Saturday, February 01, 2014      16 comments

In 2012, I ran multiple races, including a half marathon, one 10K, and several 5K runs. I'm determined to regain my previous fitness level, but understand it will take me a... Read more
It's Beginning to Come Back to Me.
Friday, January 31, 2014      15 comments

So...I've been back on SP for eleven days, and it's beginning to come back to me. The whole fitness/water/healthy eating thing is starting to feel familiar again. Seeing myself back, starting over after such a monumental relapse, has caused... Read more
On Success...
Sunday, January 26, 2014      23 comments

"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." ~ Samuel Johnson According to Dr. Johnson, I am already a success. And I lik... Read more
Hey Universe, I got your message.
Friday, January 24, 2014      38 comments

I woke this morning to find myself selected as "Today's Featured SparkPeople Motivator." My first thought: I don't deserve this. You see, after an INCREDIBLE journey to lose over 100 pounds, I slipped back into old habits and gained 80 poun... Read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      51 comments

MAINTENANCE IS NOT FOR SISSIES! My journey has resembled a slip-and-slide lately. Needless to say, I've gotten off-track. So I'm back! Back to following the Spark plan, which I KNOW works. Sorry for dropping off the radar...but I vow t... Read more

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