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Time rockets past when you don't pay attention...
Sunday, October 23, 2011      2 comments

Friends of SparkPeople! I cannot express how incredibly busy my last few months have been. I also cannot express how LAME I feel by using the "busy" excuse, so I'll be honest: sparking and weight-loss have taken a back seat to my whirlwind ... Read more
Returning with a New Approach - and 10lbs lighter!
Monday, September 05, 2011      4 comments

Hello everyone! I'm going to employ the usual excuse of out-of-this-world activity for my nearly month long absence. I have been a terrible SparkFriend, neglecting those who have supported me and not doing my part to encourage new members. ... Read more
From zero to 60 in no seconds flat
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      4 comments

Sparkfriends, I'm still here! But as the title suggests, I went from bumbling along and having oodles of free time to 12 hour days of training and hall prep at my school for the next week and a half. I have to make signs and inspect all the room... Read more
Mother Daughter Weight-Loss Contest Rules
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      2 comments

RULES 1. The contest officially beings August 3rd, 2011 and runs through December 15th, 2011. At the conclusion of the contest, each contestant will evaluate whether a rematch is appropriate for 2012. 2. EACH SUNDAY MORNING, each contestant... Read more
Three Week Sparkversary
Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

I've officially been sparking for three whole weeks, which is longer than I've ever committed to a exercise/eating regime before in my life. How exciting! Unfortunately, the past five days have seemed to undo all my hard work. The 4lb loss... Read more
Haven't fallen off, but the wagon wheels are getting squeeky
Sunday, July 31, 2011      1 comments

The past few days have been a whirlwind of social engagements and obligations to parents. I haven't really been able to get a handle on my food in the past three days, but I HAVE still been exercising. When it comes to the "stress busting"... Read more
Weight-Loss Frustration
Saturday, July 30, 2011      2 comments

Here I am at the 19 day mark of my new journey, and I'm starting to feel some frustration. I know it takes time for weight loss to be healthy, safe and lasting, but I really really really wish my body would just be alerted to the fact that... Read more
Guilt-Free Restaurant Meal
Friday, July 29, 2011      1 comments

Today, I went to my favorite restaurant chain for breakfast. Cracker Barrel is my favorite place to eat, hands down. I was born and raised in the south, and even though I don't agree with most Southern sentiments, the food is to DIE FOR. I... Read more
Making a Real Change (long post)
Thursday, July 28, 2011      2 comments

Today's post is a list of things I love about my new lifestyle and reasons I know it will last: 1) I found a workout I LOVE. TurboFire, anyone? Chalene Johnson is my favorite fitness instructor of all time. She's cheerful without being grat... Read more
Exercise Epiphany
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      6 comments

This morning I got up a little later than I had planned and decided I wouldn't exercise today. No big deal - I deserve a break, right? I've been working hard for the last couple weeks and my body felt particularly tired after a really hard worko... Read more
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday, I watched an amazing movie. _Ghost World_ with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson. I related to the movie so well, I loved everyone in it - overall a stupendous film. One of the best parts of watching the movie was that I didn't have ... Read more
Meeting/Augmenting goals
Monday, July 25, 2011      1 comments

Meditation: didn't do it this morning. I tend to fall asleep right after I wake up and meditate. I'm going to meditate this evening and see which one I like better. Food: within my limit! WHOOO! Exercise: only 40 minutes today and did... Read more
Successful Sunday
Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

Meditated 13 whole minutes before I checked the clock, and waited it out the next two minutes. Mind wandered a LOT. Will hopefully get better with practice. Food: I tried my hardest, but I was still about 200 cals over my desired limit. ... Read more
Week in Review (Stress Day Seven)
Saturday, July 23, 2011      3 comments

Stress Day Seven -Tried to go out on the boat with the family. Boat wouldn't start. Spent three hours in the blazing hot parking lot of a boat maintenance store trying to get it to work. Parents getting anxious. Puppies getting anxious. Everyo... Read more
Lessons Learned About Calamari (Stress Day Six)
Friday, July 22, 2011      0 comments

Stress Day Six -There weren't any major stressors, but as I was driving home from my brother's house on the other side of town and I got caught in TRAFFIC. I took the time to think about why I greatly dislike traffic. I think it's because I ac... Read more

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