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Orangetheory Fitness - a review from a big girl!
Saturday, March 11, 2017      4 comments

Well I did it! And lived! I was so scared to try Orangetheory. One of my friends - a superfit vegan - is obsessed with it, and has been telling me about it for a year. I just haven't been in the mindset to hear her. But she recently posted ... Read more
New class - SO SCARY!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      4 comments

Have you heard of Orangetheory Fitness? I'm about to try it on Saturday. I'm seriously going at 7am because I'm afraid I'll chicken out if I do it any later in the day. I have to open my eyes, put on my shoes, and walk out the door. No excu... Read more
Seeking a fun, new SPARK!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      2 comments

I posted this blog entry last fall, and it stands true today. I'm still trying to find that motivational pull that keeps me in check. I'm trying to connect with my WHY and get myself in gear. I'm not sure why my readiness seems so hard to grasp ... Read more
Desperately seeking new and fun SPARK!
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      2 comments

I'm looking for a spark that's consistent, reliable, and loyal. It would be great if this spark was into outdoor activities, working out a few times a week, and having lots of fun. I love making new friends, and I'd like it if my new spark and I... Read more
so much lemon water! (also, CONSISTENCY!)
Friday, January 09, 2015      8 comments

I'm trying to drink more lemon water because of it's amazing benefits. Plus, it makes me drink more water. I've been trying to get to 64 oz a day this whole week. And today I actually made it at NOON. That means I still have the rest of the day ... Read more
Checking in..
Monday, January 05, 2015      2 comments

Hey Peeps! I am on track! Today I'm focusing on eating 1000 - 1500 calories. I'm at 300 so far for the day. Eep. I had a protein shake and a bowl of oatmeal, so I think that's good so far! I've also been to personal training today, and I'm ... Read more
Oh New Year.
Saturday, January 03, 2015      9 comments

Gosh, New Year. You really have a way of making all us weight-loss types get in a frenzy. Suddenly I'm in a healthy new year group on Facebook, choosing my accountability partners and taking measurements and (GROAN) before pictures. All I c... Read more
Planning and Personal Training
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      3 comments

I CAN DO THIS I CAN DO THIS I CAN DO THIS ...this is the chant I have on repeat right now. THE GOAL: Lose 30 lbs by February (my birthday trip to San Diego, where there will be a swimsuit) That is roughly 15 weeks from now. 2 l... Read more
Weird depression day
Monday, August 04, 2014      5 comments

I had one of those scary days yesterday that reminds me where I've been and where I do not want to be ever again. I just felt... blah. Emotionless. Numb. My boyfriend asked me 57 times what was wrong, did I want a root beer, did I want to g... Read more
Reinvigorating through planning!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      4 comments

OK. I need a goal to work for! I am sooooo lazy right now. I can't seem to get my sleeping going, and thus my exercise is sucking, thus I am eating a bunch of crap. That said, I am still wearing my fitbit and keeping track of steps, and I have b... Read more
I will not be derailed!
Monday, July 21, 2014      8 comments

Me and sleep do not always get along. Last week we had a pretty bad falling out, and I just barely slept the entire week. Why? Heat wave? Kittens in the bed? Fan on or fan off? All of these reasons added up to a perfect storm of insomnia. A... Read more
This Dang Plateau!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      5 comments

I'm not sure you can call it a plateau, but I'm not sure you can't. In all, I've lost over 150 lbs and also gained like 200. Which should be equally impressive! Bring on the pasta and garlic bread! But what I'm getting at, is that I should ... Read more
Beach vacation = so much walking!
Monday, July 14, 2014      4 comments

I have never walked so much in my life I don't believe. Now, granted, I did my long workout on Friday morning before we left because I didn't think I'd get enough mileage over the weekend. Boy, was I pretty wrong! My fitbit totals wer... Read more
a pic reminder - and a box of ice cream bars if I don't lose weight soon
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      6 comments

I was looking back through old blogs, and I found a before/during picture of myself at 55 lbs lost. I'm now at around 70 lbs lost: It freaks me out because I look so... Read more
Popular Blog Trophy?! Wow!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      3 comments

WOW! Thank you everyone! I have been on SP since 2006 and as far as I can remember, I have never, ever, had a Popular Blog Post! I feel so totally honored. The love and support I've gotten from my SP family has gotten me through some tough times... Read more

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