EMPERATRIX's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMPERATRIX EMPERATRIX'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/ feeling motivated and proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543355 I've been feeling a lot more motivated since I stopped focusing on the last five pounds and started focusing on small, achievable training goals. My current goals are to improve my mile pace, increase my plank time, and be able to do "real" push-ups without falling into a puddle of mushy muscles. And I'm starting to see it happen! <BR> <BR> Today's surprises... <BR> <BR> I haven't worn this top in a while, so I was pleased to find that it's no longer form fitting but quite loose. I haven't ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:20:46 EST so this happened http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529085 We were planning a Star Wars day at work, but things happened and it didn't pan out... what did happen is that we ended up with a box full of costumes, including a Small "Sexy" Princess Leia with wig and all. I kept eyeing that thing and thinking thoughts, but didn't think I would be able to squeeze into a small, especially not when I saw the girl it was ordered for--she's tiny. But my little devils spoke (ie - my students and coworkers) and I took it home and tried it on. And it fit. OMG, di... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:44:52 EST different facets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353322 I tend to avoid pictures of myself at my heaviest. Luckily, most are safely hidden in non-digital formats. But there are those few... <BR> This is me then and now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614656199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At my heaviest, I weighed 220lbs. And I had no cheekbones. I've only ever shared that with one person. However, accepting where I am now means recognizing where I came from (talk about purple prose). I lost over 70 lbs through diet and exerci... Sat, 11 May 2013 18:21:36 EST