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BLC 46 Goals
Tuesday, May 04, 2021      5 comments

Well friends, I am saying sayonara to my sweet 170s! During the interim between BLC45 and BLC46, I managed to slip down into the 160s! I really enjoy the 160s. This is the weight range that is most comfortable for me. I still have plenty to... Read more
Holy smokes, I'm smokin' it!
Monday, February 01, 2021      5 comments

Our weekly BLC challenge encouraged us to journal about all the things we're doing right. This was a fun exercise, and a little bit challenging, because I often spend more time thinking about places where I'm struggling, rather places where I'm ... Read more
BLC 45 Challenge: Reasons for weight loss
Sunday, January 31, 2021      3 comments

Our challenge this week for BLC is to write a blog about why we started our weight loss journey. I’m going to shift it a little bit and blog about my reasons to keep going. I’m currently at 179.6, so rounding to 180, I here are 30 reasons to los... Read more
An Ode to the 170s
Monday, January 25, 2021      11 comments

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Epiphany Part 2: Tracking vs Diet
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      8 comments

emoticon Sparkfriends, the lightbulbs keep turning on! All day yesterday, I was chewing on the idea of beco... Read more
Epiphany: Weighing and tracking
Monday, January 04, 2021      10 comments

Holy moly, a lightbulb has come on for me this morning. emoticon It's completely common sense, but feels l... Read more
BLC 45
Monday, December 28, 2020      7 comments

December 2020 in Review: It's been about a month since my Spark re-ignited, and I lost 10 pounds! I'm thrilled that I've been able to keep up my motivation, and my weight loss, despite spending the last 2 weeks in pain and mostly immobile d... Read more
Two steps forward, one painful injury... par for the course in 2020!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020      4 comments

I re-ignited my Spark on November 30, and jumped right into logging my food, staying in a healthy calorie range, spending free time reading Sparkpeople articles, and feeling wonderfully motivated. Weight started falling off immediately, which is... Read more
Finding a Spark in 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      4 comments

Wow, so it's been a whopping 4 years since my last blog entry, and one of those years (2020) seems to have lasted an eternity all on its own! A few updates: I did win that Dietbet that I made back 2016, and I'm still happily married. Over t... Read more
2016: A Whole New World
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      6 comments

Wow! It has been 2 years since my last blog entry, and over 3 years since I was consistently active on Sparkpeople. I looked at some of my old blogs, and the one from October, 2012 was eye-opening. I was 29 years old and 167 pounds at that... Read more
Who is in your corner?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

I happened across a fellow sparker's blog describing "mental toughness" coaching, and the free 21-day "fatloser.com" program. I signed up for it, and have been really enjoying it. In today's video, our mental toughness coach described his o... Read more
Inspiration and Renewal
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      5 comments

I haven't posted a blog in a very long time. Even though I've been back Sparking for a while now, I just hadn't felt the urge. But SEPTEMBERSPIRIT posted an incredibly beautiful blog entry on "20 Things to Let Go for the New Year", and it inspir... Read more
BLC Mid-Point Assessment
Thursday, October 18, 2012      10 comments

Looking back over my goals, I've had some successes and some struggles so far this round. emoticon Nutr... Read more
BLC: Favorite meal - is it worth it?
Sunday, September 23, 2012      11 comments

My all-time favorite food is Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. Thank goodness it's expensive, so I have it very rarely - maybe once or twice a year, for my birthday or a date. The calorie count is painful: the Godiva chocolate cheesecake is 1109 ca... Read more
Physical therapy - the hip bone's connected to the...
Friday, September 21, 2012      5 comments

I had my first physical therapy appt today, and guess what I learned?! My left leg is 2cm longer than my right leg! Really?! Nearly 30 years I've spent in this body, and I didn't know this about myself??? So, this has likely been behind a ... Read more

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