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I'm Not "Overweight" Anymore!

Sunday, November 29, 2009      21 comments

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      21 comments

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      11 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Can I Get a “Duh!” on That?

Friday, November 20, 2009      142 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a Great Start to a Monday!

Monday, November 16, 2009      43 comments

Wow. 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

The Curveball

Thursday, November 12, 2009      22 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tough Love

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      163 comments

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. I’ll wait… Okay, now, if you’re still here re... Read more

Dancing Queen? Um, No.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      9 comments

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!

Sunday, November 01, 2009      9 comments

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

Saturday, October 31, 2009      2 comments

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

Friday, October 30, 2009      8 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Secret To Weight Loss, Life, and Everything Else! (My Theory)

Thursday, October 29, 2009      119 comments

* 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!

Thursday, October 22, 2009      22 comments

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      11 comments

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

5K DONE! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, October 18, 2009      21 comments

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


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