ANTOF9's SparkPeople Blog ANTOF9's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community When I bought a 3XL shirt because 4XL just sounded too big ... And some comparison pics :) <link><BR>013/08/its-football-season-again.html </link> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:41:56 EST Down 75 lbs at 175! Whee! Plus some info about Colorado. Learn about the states, kids! <link><BR>013/07/the-sun-will-come-out-tomorrow.<BR>html </link> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:07:05 EST Stubborn is as stubborn does My tragic flaw. <link><BR>013/07/yknow-whole-tragic-flaw-thing.html </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:08:54 EST I've walked over 1,000 miles. MILES! I'm not even sure I know how it happened. And yet, there the numbers are, in black and white. <link><BR>013/07/i-got-email-this-morning.html </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:06:58 EST Can you wrap a hotel towel around yourself? I can't even remember the last time I did that. And now I can do it again! <link><BR>013/07/amazing-and-im-not-even-talking<BR>-about.html </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:19:12 EST "Limping is still walking" This is really just a straight-up encouragement post. Not much else. If you're in need of some, click through and listen to me! If you're ok on the motivation front for now; no need to click through :) <link><BR>013/07/limping-is-still-walking.html </link> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:20:49 EST In case you're wondering, it really does take a lot of time Don't let anyone tell you otherwise :) <link><BR>013/06/it-takes-time-lots-of-time.html </link> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:19:54 EST Comparison pics Personally, my favorite part about "fat blogs" is comparison pics. Here are a plethora :) <BR> <link><BR>013/05/comparison-pics.html </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:06:27 EST Passed right through the -70 milestone! Here's the entry about how I missed a picture of a nice round number (180). I know, "WAH." <BR> <link><BR>013/05/when-you-are-100-lbs-overweight<BR>-weight.html </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 18:51:26 EST And then the fire alarm went off during my mammogram ... Yup, that happened :) <link><BR>013/03/its-about-health-stupid.html </link> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:21:56 EST I needed some interim motivation So I compared a couple pictures... <link><BR>013/03/and-then-i-compared-two-picture<BR>s.html </link> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:29:04 EST I finally wrote about the half marathon. What? It doesn't take everyone 2 months to write a blog entry? <BR> <BR> Ah well. Here it is :) <link><BR>013/02/yes-i-really-did-walk-half-mara<BR>thon.html </link> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:02:05 EST Flying fat The last time I boarded a plane, I weighed 50 pounds more than I do now. I should be allowed extra carry-on baggage, no? Here's my latest blog entry. <link><BR>012/11/flying-fat.html </link> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:34:58 EST Does weight loss always create First World Problems? Or is it just me? :) <BR> <BR> Here is my entry on my latest first world problem, including a pic from the mid-80s. You're welcome. <link><BR>012/11/my-most-ridiculous-first-world-<BR>problem.html </link> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:48:35 EST If you had said I could lose 50 pounds, I wouldn't have believed you And yet, I have. Here's my entry from yesterday. Still in shock. <link><BR>012/11/heres-some-math-for-you-250-50-<BR>200.html </link> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:09:42 EST Comparison pics There's no substance to this blog entry -- just side-by-side pics from Halloween and Election day. Fat vs .... less fat :) <link><BR>012/11/that-was-then-this-is-now.html </link> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:26:27 EST Shocking discovery: I might like taking the stairs Here is my latest blog entry, which includes fascinating stair insights. Also, I just remembered we parked on the 3rd floor of a parking garage on Saturday, and I lead the charge to take the steps both ways! <link><BR>012/11/plus-sized-models-lattes-and-st<BR>aircases.html </link> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:49:49 EST Do you carry ID when you walk/run outside? Here's an entry about my new favorite thing. Yay Road ID! <link><BR>012/10/its-little-things.html </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:54:35 EST Half Marathon Training -- I can do this! Here is my entry about walking 11 miles. <link><BR>012/10/11-miles-on-purpose.html </link> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:38:40 EST Walking outside is WAY better than walking on a treadmill ... Here is my entry from October 16, 2012, which brings me current to my blog. Going forward, I'll just update this when I update my blog :) <BR> <BR> Hope I haven't overloaded anyone's friend feed too much! <link><BR>012/10/just-to-be-clear.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:54:21 EST 5K? Cakewalk! Here is my entry about The Justice Run. From October 12, 2012. <link><BR>012/10/5k-cakewalk.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:52:57 EST In which I almost wore yoga pants to the circus :) Here is the entry from October 9, 2012. <link><BR>012/10/changing-sizes-changing-seasons<BR>.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:52:01 EST I'm going to walk the Seattle Half Marathon! Here is the entry where I -- eek! -- set a goal. From October 3, 2012. <link><BR>012/10/officially-official.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:51:05 EST Driver's License Truth Here is my entry about my driver's license from October 2, 2012. <link><BR>012/10/theres-truth-and-then-theres-dr<BR>ivers.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:49:30 EST Non-Milestone Milestones Here is my entry on things that aren't really catalogable, but are milestones nonetheless. From September 26, 2012 <link><BR>012/09/non-milestone-milestones.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:48:36 EST My "Maintain discipline, soldier" entry This entry was a 2-week event, posted on September 24, 2012, covering the weeks of September 8 - 22. <link><BR>012/09/a-post-that-took-2-weeks-mainta<BR>in.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:56:54 EST "If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up" A profound quote and my -40 entry from September 18, 2012. <link><BR>012/09/if-youre-tired-of-starting-over<BR>-stop.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:43:45 EST 38 by 46? Here is a blog entry from my birthday, September 14, 2012. <link><BR>012/09/38-by-46.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:41:31 EST Football season is really here! Here is my entry from September 10, 2012. Includes comparison pics in the same shirt! <link><BR>012/09/football-season-is-really-here.<BR>html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:40:12 EST Shocking: the stuff in my head is not always correct Here is my entry from September 6, 2012. I wrote the perspective of how a "fat girl" feels working out ... and then logged in to SparkPeople later in the day to find a featured blog entry titled, "Hey Fat Girl", which is the perfect PERFECT companion to the entry I'd written. <link><BR>012/09/shocking-stuff-in-my-head-is-no<BR>t-always.html </link> <BR> <BR> Warning: that "Hey, Fat Girl" blog entry will make you cry. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:26:11 EST Green eggs & ham Here is my entry from August 31, 2012, featuring the Green Monster Smoothie that is all over the interwebs. <link><BR>012/08/green-eggs-ham.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:23:18 EST Everyone has a story Here is my entry from August 30, 2012. Some motivational links/stories. <link><BR>012/08/everyone-has-story.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:21:47 EST Good equipment is good: a product placement post Here is my entry from August 28, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/good-equipment-is-good-product-<BR>placement.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:20:33 EST Hey "Big Girl" stores: It's not you; it's me Here's my Open Letter to Big Girl Stores. Entry written on August 24, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/hey-big-girl-stores-its-not-you<BR>-its-me.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:08:38 EST Ssh! I don't think we should talk about that yet! Here is my entry from August 22, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/ssshhh-i-dont-think-we-should-t<BR>alk.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:59:22 EST How calories compare to finance Originally titled "my family is silly". Here is my entry from August 18, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/my-family-is-silly.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:57:45 EST Encouragement! ... and Tostito's Artisan Chips. Here is my entry from August 17, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/encouragement.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:56:13 EST Things that make you go, "WHOA!" Here is my entry from August 15, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/things-that-make-you-go-whoa.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:43:13 EST Football season has returned to America Here is my entry from Friday, August 10, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/football-season-has-returned-to<BR>-america.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:42:09 EST Things I learned while walking Here is a bullet-point entry from August 9, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/things-i-learned-while-walking.<BR>html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:31:31 EST And just like that, I hit -30! Here is my entry from August 8, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/yknow-how-it-rains-when-you-was<BR>h-your.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:30:52 EST They put markers on plateaus, right? Here is my entry from Saturday, August 4, 2012. SO close to -30 pounds. <link><BR>012/08/they-put-markers-on-plateaus-ri<BR>ght.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:29:49 EST I made a sidewalk! Well, I didn't, but the street engineers in Lakewood did. Here is my entry from August 3, 2012. <link><BR>012/08/yeah-i-made-that.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:10:58 EST In which I accidentally walked 9.5 miles :) Originally titled "Math has never been my strong suit. Or any suit.", here is my entry from July 30, 2012. <link><BR>012/07/math-has-never-been-my-strong-s<BR>uit-or.html </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:10:01 EST So you want to try walking, huh? Here's is my $.02 on "how to get started walking" entry from July 23, 2012. <link><BR>012/07/so-you-want-to-try-walking-huh.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> I'm naturally bossy, and think it's a pretty decent place to start, if you need any advice :) Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:59:39 EST Cause & Effect Here is my entry from July 18, 2012. Complete with supercute running skort pic. <link><BR>012/07/cause-and-effect.html </link> <BR> <BR> (the pic isn't of me - the skort is what's supercute. And motivational) Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:58:17 EST Not quite ready for Pinterest... Here is my DIY tank top entry from July 16, 2012. <link><BR>012/07/pics-not-quite-ready-for-pinter<BR>est.html </link> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:50:27 EST Timing (is everything) Here is my entry from July 15, 2012. <link><BR>012/07/timing.html </link> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:49:39 EST Heavy groceries are heavy Here is my entry from July 13, 2012 ... and the day I "joined" the 25-pound club. <link><BR>012/07/heavy-groceries-are-heavy.html </link> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:48:52 EST File it under "first world problems" Here's the entry from July 11, 2012 where I chronicle some of my "problems". <link><BR>012/07/file-it-under-first-world-probl<BR>ems.html </link> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:36:15 EST