DAIMERE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAIMERE DAIMERE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I want to see you be brave! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605821 My new video for the Curvy Hoopers contest from Hooping.org. As weird as it sounds, hooping is the big inspiration for me to lose weight. I want to be fitter so that I can hoop more/longer/do better tricks. If you want to see other entries, feel free to youtube it Curvy Hoopers Video Contest 2014. Not sure if it's a winner but with the horrible things happening this week, this is the best I will be able to get turned in. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:36:46 EST Never ever give up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580205 I am anti resolutions for this reason: Most people will give them up on the 15th or so. Every day is a new day to change your life! <BR> <BR> Last year, I was 250-260 and went down a bit. I have no clue how much. I think I was 14 pounds from my lowest weight. Then life happened and bam! I started to gain. Then I started again. I got down to 230s. Well, life changed again and bam! I'm back in the winners circle. Do you know how much I weigh today? 223.5! (and I am pretty sure my scale isn't ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:20:37 EST The big D word... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561794 So the reason why my health has been on the backburner lately has been one word: divorce. It was my choice. And hopefully I made the best decision. <BR> <BR> I'm excited over not having someone not to complain about my healthy food purchases. I recently found an older model fully functioning fitbit (since I lost my old one even though I thought I found it during the move). I've started just calorie counting and aiming for 10k steps when I work. I think this week I will push for 10k wh... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:17:45 EST April Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1269798312.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is my daily graph for April. I had a bad weekend, got back on plan, realized that for a week that my scale was broken. Currently I am just staying at the same place (I'm not sure if I am not eating enough or what since starting 30 Day Shred). My clothes feel the same and I've only lost 12 inches in four months. I switched from Weight Watchers to Simple Diet. I will probably switch back to Weight Watcher... Sat, 4 May 2013 20:50:23 EST New tattoo (10% reward) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324807 I hit my 10% reward recently and this was my reward (and a bit impromptu): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1409687842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Awesome right? Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:58:39 EST February Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266786 This month, I guess, was fabulous! I dunno. I had a rough week. I think my rough week was my body's way of revolting plus me slacking a bit. Gained a ten pounder and then lost it PLUS some. I've never been under 240 in the last few years. I wonder if it's my body's way of revolting and saying, "I'm sick of this crazy stuff. I want to eat a ton of stuff." I past the hump and going strong. I'm a few pounds from my 10% goal. I never reached my 10% goal last year. Although I stopped exer... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:46:59 EST Can I have a bad week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253333 (Most of this I posted on a forum. So that's why the blog sounds like I'm going through different emotions/feelings throughout the post) <BR> <BR> I might be getting to that point where I stop caring as much. I don't think in 2011 or 2012 I ever made it past 5% lost. I've just feel like I've been having an awful week on trying to stay on plan. And when I screw up, I try my best to pick it up again the next day but I continue to eat past my points. I don't feel like vegs or anything good for... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 08:08:33 EST No Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232631 I'm frustrated but I'm not going to give up cause I realize the scale and measurements for the most part are changing. My issue is why aren't my clothes fitting differently? I know it takes time but I just don't feel any different at all, other than pride in how I'm eating and no heartburn. I lost 14 pounds, 2 inches on my waist and ribcage. All the other measurements I took are a moot point to count (-0.5 inches or a 3 inch gain in my calves..whut?). I'm not expecting miracles over nig... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:37:32 EST What should I do with my arms? Hoop tutorial http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228744 This is a video on what you can do with your arms while waist hooping. Have fun! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:34:24 EST Can you nominate me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198575 Hey there! It's January and it's that time of year again! It's the HOOPIES! The hoopies are like the oscars of the hooping world. When I first started hooping two years ago, I remembered telling myself, "one day, one day, I will get a hoopie!" Last year, I was nominated for newbie hooper of the year but I didn't win. :( Would you help me get on the short list again this year (and hopefully I'll have better luck this year)? <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste this into an email and send to hoopies... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:38:11 EST My Curvy Hooper Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147901 Hey guys! I thought everyone might want to see my entry for the curvy hoopers contest on hooping.org! I'm pretty proud of it myself. I used Delta Rae's Bottom of the River and hooped in my local park Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:08:04 EST What Hooping Is and Isn't.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906476 Hooping isn't about talent. It's about finding YOU. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:05:07 EST Streaking while Hooping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904845 Talking about my activity streak! And some hoop tips. The batteries died which is why it cut off quickly. It originally had more tips at the end. Wed, 30 May 2012 19:58:01 EST Hoopnotica HoopDance Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890660 Today was day two of the Hoopnotica training. Since Jen is more of a hoopdancer than a fitness hooper, she did most of the training. We spent most of the morning going through every move in the level 1 curriculum. After lunch, we went over the book which really wound up being about business and getting your name out there as a hoop teacher. It was SO enlightening. I wound up buying the level 4 Hoopnotica DVD and the minis DVD. I couldn't help myself. Evidently I was doing my floats wro... Mon, 21 May 2012 06:05:21 EST Hoopnotica Fit Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889103 AKA...day one of the hoop training.... <BR> <BR> I was super frazzled this morning. I was nervous about the training. I was nervous about people coming. Basically my whole life was unraveling so I could get this training. It was nothing to be worried about but whoo! I had a snaffu with the payment of the building I rented. I powered through it. When I got there, three people was waiting. One of them was Kristen from Nashville. She was auditing the class. She is also going to be in ... Sat, 19 May 2012 22:31:56 EST Pure Bare Live Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883593 I was voted off Hooping Idol. After that, I decided to do things that I believe might improve my hooping and help me lose weight. I found out Pure Bare studio in Lexington offers your first class for free. I called them and I reserved my free class. I got there 20 minutes early and had to fill out the paperwork. In the last week, I am realizing that I am "connected to a fitness organization and fitness instructor." Therefore I had to say, "Yes, I am a fitness instructor" on the question... Wed, 16 May 2012 05:36:51 EST Vote for me this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872921 Hello! I'm in a competition like American Idol except it's called Hooping Idol for hula hooping! I'm in the top ten which is amazing! If anyone could vote for me, I'd be so grateful. This week's theme is SlowJams. I chose Christina Aguilara's Beautiful. So far, the response is so amazing. I hope it may inspire you, too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hooping.org/2012/05/hooping-idol<BR>-2-slow-jams-week/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you for everyone that can vote! Voting is open for 24 hours ... Tue, 8 May 2012 20:33:17 EST Vote for me for Circus Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861904 Voting is up. I'm number five, Shannon Herrington. I'm really nervous because I found some errors in the taping that really annoyed me after I posted it. I really would LOVE to be the next Hooping Idol! <BR> <BR> <link>www.hooping.org/2012/05/hooping-idol<BR>-2-circus-week/ </link> Tue, 1 May 2012 20:27:53 EST Vote for me for your next Hooping Idol! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850695 I'm in a contest on hooping.org. It's a multiple round contest much like American Idol. If you would like to vote for me, I'm Shannon Herrington. I did the song ABBA, Take a Chance on Me. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hooping.org/2012/04/hooping-idol<BR>-2-disco-week/ </link> <BR> <BR> Vote for me? Thank you! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:05:33 EST One Song; Your Dance Challenge (HHAS SparkTeam) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821698 Here is my entry for the Hula Hoop All Stars Spark team! Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:04:24 EST Cha Cha slide hooping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819199 Just doingt he cha cha slide while hooping! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:30:51 EST Being the Fat Girl Hooper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818016 This has been conflicting me the last few days and I just wanted to talk about it with someone/thing. The other day, someone made a comment to me, "If hooping burns a lot of calories, why are you still fat? And you don't even look good doing it." One person even said, "I thought you were nice till you starting this hooping thing. Now I think you're weirder than s**t." <BR> <BR> I actually disagree. I think I looking freaking fantastic! But the thing is with hooping for 30 minutes a day, I... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 07:06:08 EST Hooping tutorial: Stir the Pot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803687 Here is a tutorial I made for the spark team, Hula Hoop All-Stars. <BR> <BR> This hoop is a waist size 125 PSI 1/2" hoop with gaffer and deco tape. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:24:31 EST Welcome Spring-Hoopdance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790734 I'm breaking in spring and my new hoop! <BR> My hoop is homemade using directions you can find online. Just google. I used 2 gaffers, white and green with one green deco. My hoop reaches a touch under my chest although I think it's still a touch bigger than my 42" troo hoop. My first hoop was way past my chest. In this video, I'm actually trying some of the things I'm learning, like one leg hooping. <BR> <BR> Feel free to join Hula Hoop AllStars here if you want to know more about thi... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:47:03 EST Bare Bones Hooping-Hoopdance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777360 Sometimes when you have skill, you can hoop fantastically with no tape at all. It's amazing that I can move this way when I thought something was wrong with me last year. And look at the reverse current! <BR> <BR> Song contains foul language. Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:09:21 EST My Movin' and Groovin' Hoop Camp Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751018 Here's my 2012 entry to win a ticket to hoop camp! I hope that I win this year. It would be an amazing opportunity! <BR> <BR> <BR> Now that I have figured out why I couldn't get videos to load on here before, watch out sparkpeople! I'm about to be a video machine! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:44:09 EST Rock the (hoopies) Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686325 <link>www.hooping.org/2012/01/hoopie-award<BR>s-2012-rock-the-vote-2/ </link> <BR> I had enough nominations that I'm on the short list! I'm number 5, Shannon H in the Newbie Hooper category. They used my Big Girls Can Hoop video. I really think my biggest competition out of the people nominated is Tilly Whirls and JJ Hula. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970642153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm really hoping that Kimowan Metchewais wins his category. He died this y... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:38:20 EST Please vote for me if you can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649557 Hello everyone! I wanted to ask a small favor from everyone. I recently entered a contest on Facebook. It was the opportunity to go to a Biggest Loser Resort for four weeks. I taped my video and sent it in. It was accepted and now it is up for public votes. You can vote once a day till the 15th. It'd mean the world if you could vote for me a couple days. Thank you so much! If I win, I'm going to take a few hoops with me and get the whole resort hooping! Pictures will be taken! <BR... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:56:02 EST Even Big Girls Can Hoop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584843 Just a reminder that everyone can hoop! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjVMHfqK52c </link> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 06:00:54 EST A New Spin on Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l300275098.jpg"> <BR> Great news! I've moved into a house! This means I won't be yelled at for exercising at 9 PM. I can even use my Dance Dance Revolution. I plan to have my own exercise room, too. <BR> <BR> I've done some hooping but I've been working a lot which means not a lot of hooping for me for the sake of my health. Although my friend and I at work may have a personal Biggest Loser Contest once I unpack my house. It's hard to ... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:56:15 EST Fourth of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346538 I didn't really explain much of it. So here I go again. <BR> <BR> I packed my flow wand, sil-x, my troo hoop and LED hoop in the car. For some reason, I didn't bring my LED in. I think it was embarrassment. What if I was the only one bringing one? I would later regret this. I even brought John. Another thing I'd regret later. <BR> <BR> The day started with the slip in slide. After some hooping which I wasn't much feeling, I slid down. It was awesome and painful. I have a cut and hu... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:28:55 EST Hoop Camp Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4102499 Here is my hoop camp entry. I really hope I win! Wish me luck. It also shows my progression with hooping. I really hope that I can win because I would love to go to hoopcamp! <BR> <BR> Here is the entry pages:http://www.hooping.org/groups/hoopin<BR>g-videos/forum/topic/hoopcamp-spirit-d<BR>ance-contest-entries/ Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:36:59 EST I can hula hoop, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976033 Cause I don't think so. <BR> <BR> Today I bought this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l116878598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been obsessing over hula hooping. There are quite a few things I'd like to do one day: become a trained personal trainer, hoop dance, belly dance, pole dance, conquer barre workouts, and maybe that's it. There are more plans because I'm weird but those come and go through my mind. I tried to hula hoop using Betty Hoops Dance Hoop Workout yea... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:42:01 EST If I was serious.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970790 I'd be losing weight. My husband and I have a sam's card and omg holy food. The things we mainly buy there? chicken and broccoli. A 2 pound bag of broccoli only lasts two meals for us. That's sad right? I hope it's not that bad that I'm not getting a variety of veggies cause I LOVE broccoli and he does too. It's a veg that we can actually agree on. We've been chowing on that for two weeks. I'm sure in the long run it's cheaper than other things. And another thing we love? Couscous. I ... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 02:54:44 EST I've Scrapped my Knees.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958500 "You must motivate yourself EVERYDAY. <BR> - Matthew Stasior" <BR> <BR> I've just been having a bad week. Maybe it's the weather. The stress at work has been killing me. Or every time I would start exercising, my ankles and knees would hurt really bad. I've been borderline about to get sick. There is a flu epidemic at work. Yeah, it's all excuses. <BR> <BR> This is a new week because this will be my year to shine. I'm going to start tracking again. I have the Weight Watcher... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 06:35:31 EST I feel blah and unmotivated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3936720 Maybe it's the weather... <BR> Maybe it's my knees.... <BR> Maybe I should just play Just Dance... <BR> <BR> I don't want to exercise. My knees or my ankles keep creaking/hurting. I was trying the Power Walk from Biggest Loser today and it started to hurt my ankle. I gave up and tried the bootcamp day 2. Except my knee started to creak and hurt. It's probably the shoes I'm wearing. I need to get some new shoes or different shoes to try to exercise in. <BR> <BR> Ugh. I just binged a... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:35:13 EST Vlog 3- Emotions and Motivations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3933198 Vlog 3... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PS! I am now leader of the Fitness Products review SparkTeam. Please join! Thanks! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:45:08 EST Healthy Food Shopping List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3920104 What do you think is the go to food for a healthy diet? What would you recommend? What would you buy in bulk at a place like Sam's club? Does that help with saving money? I figure I should be ready to make sure I don't spend extra money that doesn't need to be spent when I do get paid. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PS! I worked out with 10 pound weights this morning! GO me GO! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:31:24 EST I'm just a touch frustrated.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3913470 So I'm broke. I have probably like a dollar to my name. I get paid Friday. Everything was going to be fine until I wanted to see if there was anything snacky fro me to eat. Well, everything seems soggy. What? I realize it seems....warm. Everything is soggy and warm. I call my husband for support and I find it unplugged. All my lunches, all my fish, all my lean turkey and chicken, GONE. Utterly gone. I was sickened. <BR> <BR> Why is that so bad? I don't have any money till Friday. Tha... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:35:12 EST Vlog 2-Success and the next week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3913035 Success! Look out for my product reviews! <BR> <BR> <BR> Also please no dissing of weight watchers/other things. I've been successful on WW before eating very healthy and that's why I'd like to go back. I always take other concepts and make anything healthy eating plan I have more suited for myself. It's not going to be cookie cutter WW. I'll be using Beck diet solution and The Spark/Sparkpeople to help bolster WW if I chose WW Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:31:39 EST Vlog One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3901378 This is my first vlog. I talk about my goals and plans for January Fri, 7 Jan 2011 18:47:00 EST Update and Motivation +Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3899188 <img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/daimere/Weight%20Loss%20Journey%202011/S7301143.jpg" width="300"> <BR> January 3rd: Starting slow changes for a permanent change <BR> <BR> Weight: 258 two weeks ago. <BR> Status: Not in diet mode <BR> Current healthy habits: wearing pedometer for 3 days, tracking, and exercise. <BR> Relationships: Married! <BR> Work: Two jobs. One as a CNA and other at a church. I work 3rd shift. <BR> Motivation: I don't know if I have any. There is no k... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 03:50:59 EST Clothes for sale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1768147 I'm not sure if this is allowed. If it isn't, just delete it. <BR> <BR> I know some people go through clothes so quick with the weight loss and it gets expensive. I figured I would let some of you know that I am selling a few of my larger clothes. I have quite a few jeans on there, a few blouses, a suit, and there will be more tomorrow. <BR> <BR> [URL="http://myworld.ebay.com/daemere"]h<BR>ttp://myworld.ebay.com/daemere[/URL] <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 23:30:59 EST 5% Goal: Drum Role Please... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1766506 I am now 244. I was so happy to go back to WW today. I missed it last week. I made my 5% goal and everything. Ten more and I reach 10%. I cannot wait. Today she warned me about losing fast than 2 lbs a week. I think I may get that frequent since my last journal, after the 4th week, I would lose small one week and then lose big. Wow. I never noticed that before. <BR> <BR> I wonder why? Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:02:55 EST Wii Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1755352 I got one today. I've done an hour on it experimenting Fri, 30 Jan 2009 22:07:13 EST My new goal bracelet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1748455 <img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/daimere/1233121702.jpg" width="300"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/daimere/1233121640.jpg" width="300"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/daimere/1233121594.jpg" width="300"> <BR> <BR> It's chainmail bracelet that I've made into a charm bracelet. ^__^ Every goal I reach, I will add another charm. I haven't had my official weigh in but I know I've lost the 0.6 lbs for it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:20:00 EST How did I regain 40 pounds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1675913 Really, how did I do that? <BR> <BR> I think it started with when I ran out of pages in my 3 month journal. It was a few weeks till I got a new one. Once I got that one, I just stopped tracking my food. I have 2 months that are completely empty. Around January or February, I started to walk home after work. That was awesome. Around March, I started to see this one guy. I remember I wasn't on plan hardly around then. I remember telling him, "I'm going to get on plan this week." He de... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:37:09 EST Got Motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1669217 I found this only from a person writing a letter to their friend about weight loss: <BR> <i> <BR> <BR> Okay, I'm going to channel my inner Jillian/Bob for this.... <BR> <BR> As you stated below, you know what to do. You've got the knowledge, the tools, the support.... <BR> <BR> Just DO IT. NO MORE EXCUSES. This has to be a PERMANENT change for us. Cycle or no cycle, injury or no injury, we HAVE TO DO THIS. No more "trying"--this is literally DO OR DIE. <BR> <BR> Watching TBL last night re... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:57:01 EST Going Goooood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1649410 I've exercised two days in a row. I've made smarter decisions. Not all healthy though. I chose water instead a frozen coke float (*drool*). I did snack on a kit kat just now but after exercising, I was hungry and dinner wasn't till later. <BR> <BR> I'm also tracking my food. ^_________^ <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I have my last CNA class/final. Then, my family is having Christmas. I'm still a little sick. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:36:39 EST A Realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1641533 The other day, on RT, Marissa posted about Spark people. I decided to check mine and update mine. Seeing the graph jump from 218 to 254 was extremely depressing. I feel like a failure. <BR> <BR> Why did I gain weight? <BR> A combination of things: new boyfriend who cooks divine, traveling from Nicholasville to Lexington all the time, work, promotion, sprained ankle, money, class, and more. <BR> <BR> I know this is an excuse but I don't feel like I can effectively lose weight at my ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:48:08 EST