I'm Not "Overweight" Anymore!
Peeps, you have no idea how happy I am that I blasted through 180 AND my milestone goal of 178 on Friday! It *almost* made being sick all last week worth it. Almost. Now, to be honest, I lost the three pounds for my weigh-in due to lack of ap... Read more
Help! Closet Question
I am cleaning out my closet today. I am planning to donate the majority of my larger clothes, but I am wondering what to do about maternity stuff.
I am planning another pregnancy at some point (not immediately, so don't get all atwitter!),... Read more
Some Notes While on Vacation
First of all, thank you all SOOOOO much for the amazing response on my "Duh!" blog. I'm glad it helped so many people, and I also appreciate the words of encouragement from my Spark buddies who were very gracious about my moment of diet naiveté... Read more
Can I Get a “Duh!” on That?
I had an epiphany yesterday.
I started to write a blog examining my inconsistent willpower and motivation. I started thinking about all of the minor crises that have come up over the past couple of months—the tree branch falling through ou... Read more
What a Great Start to a Monday!
I just got an email telling me that I am now a SparkPeople Motivator. Holy cow. Thank you to all who nominated me! This is really freakin’ cool!
I attribute a lot of my success with my weight loss to the SparkPeople Motivators ... Read more
I haven’t quite figured out what I want this blog space to be yet. Sometimes I am afraid to get too personal, but on the other hand, I think there would be a benefit to discussing personal things, since some of those things are my emotional eat... Read more
Do you feel like quitting? Okay, then quit. Just quit. Just close your browser window and stop reading now. If you’re wanting to quit, then stop your bellyaching and just do it already.
Okay, now, if you’re still here re... Read more
Dancing Queen? Um, No.
Okay, it’s a really busy week at work, and next week will be the same. So, there may be a little less Ladybug for a while, but don’t worry about me, because I AM IN THE ZONE! What seemed like a never-ending, drama-filled October sapped my ener... Read more
November Is Here!
Weigh-in today is 183.5 pounds, so I lost 5 in October. It was a very tough month for my motivation, and even some of the good habits I had established early on started to suffer. I feel like I am pulling it back together now, but I'm not prou... Read more
Follow Up to the Secret of Everything
Wow! I am completely amazed that so many people were touched by my blog. I was just throwing out some thoughts that were rolling around in my head (admittedly, they had been in there for a while), and I'm happy if it helped people in any way.
... Read more
The Pay It Forward Challenge
Over the past two days, I have gotten some amazing feedback on my blog. It is pretty incredible to be voted as a popular blog post. I had no idea that so many people would read it, much less respond. Thank you so much to everyone who voted an... Read more
The Secret To Weight Loss, Life, and Everything Else! (My Theory)
* This blog talks about sex, not in a tawdry way, but as a part of physical health. I hope no one finds it offensive, but if you would prefer not to read this, here is your warning!
I have been working on a theory, and I wanted to throw it... Read more
Quick! Say Something Encouraging!
Today is not going well. No time to talk about the details, but I totally ate crap for lunch because of it. I don’t want to throw in the towel on the rest of the day, so I am begging you—say something encouraging! Something funny, motivating,... Read more
Conversations I’ve Been Having
The following conversation has taken place at least three times, in varying forms, in the past couple of weeks:
Acquaintance: *double-take* Wow, you look different. *confused* Did you have a baby?
Me: Yeah, well, a while ago. ... Read more
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5K DONE! Woo Hoo!
My 5K is done! My goal was to finish in 33 minutes, and I did it in just under 34. An 11 minute pace is better than I've ever run before, and I am happy with myself for setting a goal that required a stretch to meet it, and I did!
And, I ... Read more