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So frustrated.
Saturday, January 25, 2014      4 comments

2.5 months, roughly, of working out with the trainer. I'm UP seven pounds, everyone keeps telling me to just be patient and I'm thinking HELLO 196??? I'm exercising & watching what I eat, why am I gaining???? I've been taking my progress ph... Read more
Being hard on myself
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      2 comments

I'm an insomniac. It's miserable, but it rarely affects my day too badly (beyond making more trips to the coffee maker!) Today was not one of those days. When 6 am rolled around and I was still awake - and knew that my alarm for my work out... Read more
The Wheel Turns
Friday, November 15, 2013      2 comments

Day 1 with the trainer. He said he went easy on me so I wouldn't feel like I'd been hit by a truck tomorrow - three hours later, I'm feeling fine except OMG the seat on their exercise bike is terrible. So bad, I'm tempted to bring my own, except... Read more
Back to the Beginning
Thursday, May 10, 2012      5 comments

Weighed myself today, for the first time in a while. I knew I left the high 160s when I went off the GF diet, but I didn't know how bad it was. 186. Over my start weight from two years ago.... Read more
Another quote that needs remembering
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      1 comments

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. - Barbara Walters Ah, SparkPeople Inspirational Quote of the Day, how I love thee ... Read more
Not the End of the World, right?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      5 comments

I knew having a hysterectomy would derail my exercise routine. I had no idea how much. I started trying to lose weight at 185, I just wanted to go down 20 pounds, to the top of "normal" by BMI. I got down below 170, but not quite there... Read more
Just a note...
Monday, August 22, 2011      0 comments

...today's quote really stands out to me: The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own de... Read more
SparkPeople know about goals & streaks...
Sunday, February 06, 2011      0 comments

I'm setting myself a not-weight-loss-related goal. So often I've said “Yeah, I need to blog more, I need to write more” and yet, somehow it never happens. Today I'm setting a goal – nay, a challenge - for myself, 15 minutes every day. Fifte... Read more
The year of not-sucking
Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

I've known for several years that my self-esteem is... well, lacking. I sell myself short constantly. I denigrate my creative projects. Any negative commentary I take to heart and decide it means that I just can't do whatever. I've decided,... Read more
Challenges and streaks
Monday, November 08, 2010      1 comments

The good news is, I've gotten at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day since Saturday (hey, three days is more than I did last week!) The bad news is... due to some severe family stress I'm catching myself stress eating a LOT more than ... Read more
Universal Clue-by-Four
Friday, August 13, 2010      2 comments

"And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin, Danish diarist " Y'ever get the feeling that the universe is really trying to tell you something? My bo... Read more
Refreshing myself…
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      3 comments

Every so often, we all get off track. I’ve found lately I’m having a hard time keeping up with my support network – all you lovely SparkPeople! ... Read more
Two Victories in One Day
Monday, March 08, 2010      6 comments

Very minor brag, but I had to share! Saturday morning Hubby said he wanted to start jogging a nearby park trail with me (about two miles) every day! He's been pretty resistant to exercising with me, so I'm THRILLED that he wants to do this!... Read more
Ah, Week 2: Healthy Diet Habits
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      3 comments

1. Take the Healthy Lifestyle Pledge I did this back in July. Haven't printed up the card though...I'll fix this when I finish this blog post! 2. Adopt the 3 Nutrition Secrets of Success Hmm... a) 5 servings of Fruits & Veggies: I'm n... Read more
Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      1 comments

Finally completed the Vision Collage that I've been meaning to do since... oh, about the time I joined Spark. Truth to tell, it's not much of a collage! It's a single image, but there's so much meaning behind it that it encompasses why I wa... Read more

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