TAMPATINK67's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAMPATINK67 TAMPATINK67'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/ And the best part about ending a relationship... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073558 is starting the next. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:07:06 EST Ending a relationship still hurts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040682 Even if you knew it was unhealthy. <BR> <BR> But, as they say "it's call a break-up, because something was broken".... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:29:17 EST Orthorexia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036876 Who knew? <BR> <BR> Unhealthy obsession on "healthy foods" to where one spends an abnormal amount of time focusing on it. Not a true "clinical" diagnosis yet - but something I had blogged about before - not realizing there was a "pseudo"-clinical term for it! <BR> <BR> http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/08/22/<BR>when-does-eating-healthy-become-unheal<BR>thy/?cm_mmc=NL-Nutrition-_-1024360-_-0<BR>8302012-_-Unhealthy-Eating <BR> <BR> All things in Moderation! <BR> <BR> Have a great day!!!!! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:33:56 EST Here he comes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032520 First good hurricane of the season... <BR> <BR> I don't think we'd be hearing half as much about it if the RNC were not in town! <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:38:38 EST Vlasic "Farmers Garden" Kosher Dill Spears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028750 Amazing. I'm a fan of fresh produce... but really appreciate a quality packaged food. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the pickles... but don't waste the veg in the bottom of the mason jar (carrots, red pepper, and garlic if you'd like). Make your favorite "basic" tuna salad, chop up the bottom of the jar veg and mix them in the salad. More crunch, more flavor, more veggies! Rock star... <BR> <BR> Be sure to watch the total sodium content if you are sensitive! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday everyone!!... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:44:54 EST SSDD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027236 The stress continues. The weight maintenance continues. :) <BR> <BR> I need to find my center again (my equilibrium) before I can continue my weight loss journey. For now, I'm very happy to be holding my own. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:58:57 EST Looking forward to the weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009093 almost 1am - TGIF and good night all! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:59:04 EST Quick Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995246 Recovering from GI distress this past weekend. Week but trying to stay hydrated... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:27:26 EST Another "no calorie, natural" sweetener has launched (again...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993041 Hmmm.... First - as someone who tries to follow a Paleo diet, I try to avoid processed foods and have moved away from all sweeteners (both those considered natural and artificial). Second, I'm not interested in all the marketing hype -- so Buyer, Beware. <BR> <BR> Be SMART my fellow Spark family. If you utilize artificial sweeteners, then now you know there is a new one you may want to try. If you believe in "whole foods", and avoid processed foods, etc. - then don't be fooled by the la... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:53:18 EST Batman - Actually very good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992197 Shame that so many people will not be going to see this movie due to the acts of one terrorist. I was never into the comics, but did see the TV show a few times as a kid. I really liked this movie. It did a great job setting up the future of the movie franchise should they decide to move forward with additional movies. <BR> <BR> There was even a chance to be inspired. Overcoming physical issues. A chance to dig into the more mental side of a physical challenge. The chance to connect wi... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:47:18 EST C25K: W2D3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989628 1/4 of the way there... if I'm able to keep up with the workout schedule. Felt great at the end of today's workout. Regardless of if I do this in 8 weeks or 24 weeks - either way, I'm going to do this!!!! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:26:28 EST Cheesecake Factory... now that was a challenge on so many fronts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987256 Challenges: <BR> <BR> 1. Going with two other people who are also "on diets" but don't often stick to them when eating out: I got to the restaurant first, got seated, gave the spiral menus back to the waiter and only kept the "skinnylicious" menus, told the waiter there was to be no bread put on the table. <BR> <BR> 2. Meals - while we are all low carbin' it, I wasn't going to "mother" anyone. I got the lettuce wrap tacos from the appetizer menu, another got the tuna app (with fried chi... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:29:45 EST C25K - W2D2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986551 I'm using the "Ease into 5K" app on the iPhone - but I'm certain any of the coaching schedules/apps would work. With this app I was able to build a play list from my music collection of fast paced, up beat songs to keep me going - then I either walk or run based on the Audio Alerts provided. <BR> <BR> Not only am I loving the definition I am seeing in my quads... but in the 5 training "runs" so far my stats have improved as follows: <BR> <BR> Run 1: 1.3 miles over 25 minutes (20min/mile... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:23:03 EST C25K: W1D3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980598 Felt pretty good. <BR> <BR> Saw a physical therapist today. I have inflammation of one of the support muscles in my left foot - probably causing the pronation of the left foot. I'm now wearing a moderate stability running shoe with an orthotic to keep the left ankle from rolling. And wearing a compression ankle wrap. <BR> <BR> I'm still loyal to my five-fingers for daily wear... maybe I can strengthen my foot muscles with some additional rehab exercises. <BR> <BR> Also adding running d... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:26:37 EST 5k Training: Week 1 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977583 8 wk program / 3 days a week <BR> <BR> increased pace just a little... Went further, faster, and burned more calories.... Very interesting this running (walk/jog) thing....... <BR> <BR> Trying to be as analytic as possible: Have had gate analyzed 3 times. First said I pronate. Second said I don't. Third said I pronate on my left ankle (if I'm get an injury, it is with my left ankle or right knee).... Trying to identify what shoes to wear when running to prevent injury (if possible)! ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:34:50 EST Paleo with Cravings: Protein Shakes or PMS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975926 Trying to determine if cravings last week were related to PMS, Protein Shakes, or both! Hmm... Guess I'll have to experiment this week with a protein shake for breakfast and see if I end up having cravings for the rest of the day... But not today! Breakfast was beef with peppers and cucumbers.... <BR> <BR> <BR> There are only 4 sugars in the shake - but as a Paleo, to me they taste every bit as sweet as a fast food milk shake! <BR> <BR> Any other people out there who try to avoid sug... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:32:59 EST Time to Kick it up a notch - C25K: W1D1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974719 Sorry I've been MIA. For the last several weeks (months...) life has thrown more than a few hurdles and turns in my path that have stalled my focus and weight loss. I've regained and lost the same 2-5 lbs over this time and I'm now just irritated by the whole process! I need to get back on track for me, my personal goals, and to ensure I can be the best person possible for my loved ones. <BR> <BR> Fud: I got away from recording my food. Over the last week, I've gotten back into the habi... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:37:26 EST Stressful week - but no weight gain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950920 Okay, my glass is half full! <BR> <BR> While I may not be showing the weight loss I am working towards, I am not showing weight gain and I think that's awesome!!!! <BR> <BR> If all goes well, I'll be settled and back to regular spark activities within the next few weeks - until then my goal is to keep a Paleo lifestyle, ensure adequate activity, and NOT gain a pound until I can get back to a place where I can start losing again. <BR> <BR> I've got my rose colored glasses on... but that's h... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:06:31 EST Chinese Buffet - with a hibachi station... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948319 Should be called an Asian buffet because they also have kimchee, sushi, and Pad Thai! <BR> <BR> Best part is in the back of the restaurant they also have a flat top grill that they use as a Hibachi station. You chose your proteins/veggies (they also had noodles), sauce of your choice - I skipped those, and the chef grills right in front of you. <BR> <BR> Perfectly Paleo! <BR> <BR> Best wishes for a healthy weekend! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:44:28 EST Forget the size - it's all about the fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940243 During my 10K steps today, at the mall, I decided to play dress up at Needless Markup. I put on a skirt, shirt, and jacket and went to the surround mirrors to check things out. <BR> <BR> First let me reinforce that I will always have curves - that's just my body style, and I know how to dress my body to highlight the good and camo the not fabulous! I need clothes that work for the girls (darts or knits work best), that are more generous in the bottom for the hips and thighs, yet also need ... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:42:01 EST Paleo on the Cheap? And quick... At home? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939260 Okay - I'm down 90+ and the ex is down 50+. His youngest daughter is now living with him and the oldest (son) has also returned home for a "few months". Both kids would classify as obese. Seeing the changes dad has made, the kids are now interested in trying his diet too - he's following my lead, so basically Paleo/Primal (low carb w no processed foods). <BR> <BR> I've blogged previously about some of my ideas on how to do Paleo in restaurants and food courts, but hadn't spent a ton of ti... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:13:46 EST Finding the right support (heehee) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938231 As I've been losing weight, my lingerie sizes have changed - a few times... <BR> <BR> Got "measured and fitted" in a specialty shop this week and was stunned at the "correct" size. I've seen the shows touting the comfort of the "correct sized bra" and heard the percent of women who are wearing the wrong size. Even with this knowledge, I was still surprised at how comfortable the correct size felt and how flattering it looked. <BR> <BR> Today I bought a new exercise bra at a "running store... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:59:14 EST Secret Weapon... Delicious low carb salad dressing in a pinch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933250 Necessity is the mother of invention: I don't use packaged salad dressings. Most contain sugar and lots of other items I can not pronounce - which seems to fundamentally go against my "whole foods" and Paleo/Primal lifestyle. <BR> <BR> But I'm also a realist, I travel a great deal, and sometimes I just have to make the best choice of the available options... <BR> <BR> How many of you use oil and vinegar in place of prepared dressings so you can control what is going on your salad? I usua... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:56:51 EST Reached another goal: One-derland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932142 It's official... I'm down 90 lbs. <BR> Bye bye to the number 2 being the first digit on the scale. <BR> <BR> Ah... One-derland really does exist for me. I will cherish and appreciate it this time. I won't be careless and let it slip away ever again. <BR> <BR> 10 more lbs and I'll get to celebrate no longer being obese... WooHoo - here's to being Just Overweight...!?!?!? <BR> <BR> Still not sure I've fully processed the changes mentally. When walking this evening, I stopped by a fash... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:21:27 EST 89 lbs... On the edge of One-derland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930020 The next time the scale drops... I'll be in Onderland. I'll celebrate, and I'll continue toward the next milestone - 100 lbs weight loss. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:56:55 EST Hurdles.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926656 Is it stress? Lack of consistency, sleep? Too much cortisol? Not enough water? <BR> <BR> It is mental? I'm holding at a few lbs shy of One-derland. Is it fear of "success"? Afraid of breaking the barrier again and losing my identity? <BR> <BR> Stress continues - still lacking answers. Still working to remain consistent and sincerely appreciate all the Sparky support! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone else is staying focused and doing well! Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:59:16 EST Stress - hah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923820 My company may be downsizing... <BR> The significant other is dealing with IRS issues... <BR> His 20-something son just moved back in with him... <BR> Sis had two car accidents in a week... <BR> Dad had a biopsy on a facial growth and we're still waiting for results... <BR> <BR> Just makes a gal with food issues wanna run for the........ Comfort foods - High carb or sugar to just numb everything... <BR> <BR> Unless that gal knows that all the above issues are not really about her, and noth... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:04:56 EST Japanese fast food - Paleo-esque... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917102 Do you have one of those fast-food Japanese restaurants in the food court of your local mall? <BR> <BR> I've started ordering the lunch special teriyaki with rice/noodles and veg (chicken or shrimp) <BR> <BR> I order the protein, no margarine, no teriyaki sauce, but with spicy sauce (chili Sriracha) and all veggies (they are steamed w no sauce). There is enough spicy sauce to flavor the veg as well! <BR> <BR> Nice alternative when you haven't prepped a meal... <BR> <BR> Only question - ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 00:31:25 EST What are your favorite things to find in a new city? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908516 Library <BR> Inexpensive dry cleaner <BR> Farmers market <BR> Parks to walk in <BR> Best hole in the wall restaurants <BR> Good Asian market <BR> Great deli <BR> <BR> I don't need to find a bakery! <BR> <BR> What else would you need to find out of curiosity or to settle into a new area? Sat, 2 Jun 2012 09:31:07 EST Exercise and food intake - both need to be in balance... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906599 It was an excessive day for exercise, and while food choices were Paleo, quantities seem large looking back on things. <BR> <BR> Makes sense - the more you exercise, the hungrier you get. <BR> <BR> The best news is while weight has not been dropping as fast as I would like, clothes are down another size! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well and tracking towards your goals! Thu, 31 May 2012 22:35:21 EST Summer holiday menu... And many, many thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901266 The hot dogs or sausages of your choice topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions with kimchee added at the end to lightly heat... Serve with mustard. <BR> <BR> A cool cucumber salad is the perfect accompaniment... <BR> <BR> Time to elevate your dessert? As if cold watermelon weren't perfect enough, try mixing up the following and lightly sprinkling atop cold chunks of seeded watermelon: <BR> <BR> Zest of 2 limes <BR> 1 T your favorite fancy salt <BR> 1 t cayenne pepper <BR> <... Mon, 28 May 2012 13:23:07 EST Caveat Emptor (buyer beware).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891523 "The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American agriculture, not from agencies established to monitor and protect our health.... What's good for some agricultural interests is not necessarily good for the people who eat their products." -- Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 21 May 2012 14:47:34 EST Truth and Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887856 Truth: Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone... - thanks Connie! <BR> <BR> Truth: I'm relocating. My world is upside down. I'm trying to find new healthy options at new restaurants and stores, with less time to cook than ever. I've been striving for the daily 10000 steps a day and given how busy work is, I'm satisfied when I get over 7500 since the avg person does around 3000 steps/day. <BR> <BR> DARE: <BR> Do I dare recommit to cooking more? I'm home so little, that I... Fri, 18 May 2012 21:40:45 EST Truth and Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887855 Truth: Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone... - thanks Connie! <BR> <BR> Truth: I'm relocating. My world is upside down. I'm trying to find new healthy options at new restaurants and stores, with less time to cook than ever. I've been striving for the daily 10000 steps a day and given how busy work is, I'm satisfied when I get over 7500 since the avg person does around 3000 steps/day. <BR> <BR> DARE: <BR> Do I dare recommit to cooking more? I'm home so little, that I... Fri, 18 May 2012 21:40:44 EST The Humble Veggie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885545 For me - I think the genetic lottery predisposed me to not be able to handle grains/carbs/sugars effectively. Looking at my family - sure, we all eat the same way and face many of the same issues. And I think the answer I've identified (Paleo) would work for other members of my family too... But mom is thin, diabetic, and has the ability to purchase a pastry and eat one bite a day for a few days then toss the rest. I could no more stop at one bite than win an Olympic event! So she was ne... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:57:19 EST Cuban Cuisine - Yum or Yuck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884932 For me it's a YUM! <BR> <BR> pork tenderloin with mango salsa, avocado and tomato salad, with a side of roasted asparagus. Added hot sauce to all of it and it was just fabulous! Just had to skip the rice, toasted cuban bread, and tres leches. <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:40:43 EST Just had cake.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880904 Sort of! <BR> <BR> Crabcake - still, there is a reason the word cake is in the title and it refers to the binders used to hold it together. Certainly not Paleo, but it was at a very good restaurant in Maryland and used very little binder.... <BR> <BR> Side of tomato and lettuce w a squeeze of lemon wedge - so I'm not going to be upset. Just lunch! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day! Mon, 14 May 2012 12:57:48 EST Happy Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879193 To all the Moms and nurturers in Sparkland! <BR> <BR> You are loved and appreciated for all you do! Sun, 13 May 2012 09:18:27 EST I wasn't raised Paleo - but I could have been..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869197 In communicating with another Spark friend, he made some comments that got me thinking about how my mom ran our household and my childhood "diet" (what we ate). That led to thoughts of how people say it's "too expensive to eat healthy" and I started thinking about how I was raised and if it "would have been possible" for my parents to have raised us Paleo if they had known/wanted to... <BR> <BR> Ever see the movie Coal Miners Daughter or hear the story of how Dolly Parton grew up? I wasn't... Sun, 6 May 2012 17:39:30 EST Hello Charlotte! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862106 Two kitties in tow - I've arrived for the first evening in the temporary apartment. <BR> <BR> I've never traveled with both cats and just me - always had 'someone' with me... But I made the decision not to impose on family up north to help this time, and given that I now have an ex vs a current significant other, it didn't seem right to ask for his assistance on this one either. <BR> <BR> I'll be getting the house in FL ready to go on the market over the weekends, and trying to find a lon... Tue, 1 May 2012 22:10:50 EST Food poisoning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856732 Guess I'm done with shrimp ceviche for a while.... Trying to stay hydrated. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:51:07 EST Carpe Diem..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854116 "Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future." ~ Audrey Hepburn Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:12:44 EST Perspective on Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850526   <BR> From the Martha Borst website... <BR> <BR> “A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, <BR> raised a glass of water and asked, ‘How heavy is this glass of water?’ <BR> <BR> Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. <BR> <BR> The lecturer replied, ‘The absolute weight doesn’t matter. <BR> It depends on how long you try to hold it. <BR> If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem.. <BR> If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. <BR> If I hold ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:30:27 EST Over 9 miles today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848998 Walking. Over 18k steps. <BR> <BR> Airports are for walking - why sit at the gate waiting to board the plane? You'll be trapped in your seat on the plane away! Unless your traveling Southwest, you have an assigned seat anyway. I consider any baggage fees a workout charge. Because I don't have to Worry about space in the overhead for my luggage, I can walk the terminals and board at my leisure... <BR> <BR> I settled into the hotel and decided to walk the mall next to the hotel to finish... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:34:39 EST Vanity is NOT a reason to stop losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846716 Aren't we a funny species! Vanity, marketing, just silly really... <BR> <BR> If you want to lose 15 lbs to look better in a bathing suit - and then you get depressed when losing weight that you don't look like the swimsuit model you were shooting for, then I guess I understand your feelings. Afterall, people have different shapes - losing weight will bring you to a smaller version of You; you may be looking at a photo of a fitness model who has much more muscle tone that you have; and ther... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:07:30 EST A little souviner from San Fran... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844240 Remember I mentioned climbing Taylor Street to visit Nob Hill... Well the Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness has arrived! 10,000 steps will be particularly trying tonight - but I'm worth it... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:41:06 EST Non-Scale Victories at 30K feet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841787 I flew cross country today... interesting. I normally fly up and down the east coast, but something about the time zone changes and not being on my usual carrier, made me think about how different my flying experience is now vs before I started the lifestyle change/weight loss. <BR> <BR> First, I don't have to stress or strain to get the seatbelt on. Even in coach class. I guess they must have installed longer seat belts (???)... <BR> <BR> Second, there appear to be "new" seats too. I ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:09:06 EST San Francisco... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840259 Beautiful city and great weather today. <BR> <BR> In meetings today - when we met for dinner in the hotel lobby, I had only achieved 277 steps for the day. That's not a typo! <BR> <BR> So we climbed the street to Knob Hill - the views were incredible, and we had an opportunity to see the bay bridge, Alcataz, and the Warf. Not only were the views amazing, but I was able to get in my steps and a healthy dinner. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day too! Tomorrow... Off to VA! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:56:13 EST Moving from FL to NC: Is that moving North or South? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836585 The time has come for yet another corporate relocation... probably back to Charlotte NC, but I'll look at other areas as well (let me know if you've got a recommendation for where a mid-40 single looking to spend quality time with a nice guy interested in living a healthy lifestyle might want to consider living). I've lived in Charlotte before, but was trying to continue a long-distance relationship with a New Yorker, so not sure I had the full Charlotte experience! <BR> <BR> My regular tra... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:34:16 EST -80 and BLC Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834835 Yup - it's official: -80 lbs... so far! <BR> <BR> Also, I've signed up to participate in the next round of The Spark Biggest Loser Challenge - it looks a little time intensive, but I'm gonna give it a shot! Here are my realistic, attainable goals for the 12 week program: <BR> <BR> - Lose at least 20 lbs (since I average 10 a month, that should be attainable even if weigt loss slows.) This will have me within One-derland and officially out of the "obesity" category and into "overweight"...... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:21:32 EST