MERTNESS's SparkPeople Blog MERTNESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Health Magazine The March issue of Health just came out. I'm on page 66. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:16:58 EST As Close As I'm Gonna Get <img src="">So...I'm 35 today and still 18 pounds away from my goal; I guess I'm as close as I'm gonna get for 2010. :) The scale says the same thing it said the other day, and the other day before that...I'll confess I was hoping that I would wake up today, get on the scale, and find that it had magically dropped a pound (or two), but no such luck. :) Anyway, here is what I consider a semi flattering picture, since I haven't posted o... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:51:53 EST FINISHED! The first 7 miles weren’t bad, the next 3 were a little more difficult, especially when I started feeling some mild, persistent pain in my right calf, and the last 3 miles were an exercise in self-loathing. <BR> <BR> Last night I looked up the weather forecast for today, it predicted a 100% chance of rain from 10:00-11:00AM (the race started at 10:30), 90% by noon and 80% by 1:00—the forecast was correct on all accounts. Temperatures were supposed to start out at about 37 degrees and reach ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 03:37:42 EST The Final Countdown So there’s about four weeks left to my 35th birthday (December 31st), the day I set in my sights as the marker for finishing my goal to lose 140 pounds. At the moment I am 25 pounds away from my final goal. The reality is that I’m not going to get all 140 pounds lost by my birthday, but when I started the process of trying to lose weight and inculcating healthier habits into my lifestyle, I tried to make projected allowances for life and the ultimate lack of control one sometimes has over one... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:29:48 EST Abstinence <link><BR>bstinence-farewell-chocolate.html </link> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:54:44 EST Motivation <link><BR>tion.html </link> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:48:49 EST