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Time to Reevaluate My Goals?
When I restarted SP at the beginning of the year, I set my goal weight at 145 lbs. It was and is a mostly arbitrary number; my real goal is to be back in a size 4--my size as a senior in high school. I was wearing that size (though not quite at ... Read more
The Frustrating Side of Getting Smaller
Since January 2013 I have gotten rid of 30 lbs and dropped from a size 14 pant to an 8. I'm now wearing small and extra small tops (and as someone who had a breast reduction, that's a BIG deal!!). I'm getting really close to the goals I have set... Read more
Love My Kids
Tonight my 2013 seniors are graduating. I have taught 11 years, over 75 classes, and at least 1,500 kids, but this group is my favorite, especially the 40 or so I had in college English this year. We accomplished a lot academically, but had a bl... Read more
1 year, 8 months
That's how long I made it between seizures. Just when I think I've seen the last of the grand mals, I'll have one and have to start the count over. Of course, I'll most likely never be over them. My type of epilepsy is generalized, not caused by... Read more
My family bleeds BLUE, as in Michigan Blue. We've been in Tennessee for a couple of centuries, but my husband became a fan in 1989 and I followed along easily when we started dating in 1998 (their 1998 Rose Bowl/National Championship win was my ... Read more
I restarted this journey almost 3 months ago, and haven't looked back. Seriously, even though the scale doesn't always cooperate, I haven't really slipped up once, never going over my calories by more than 20, and maintaining a caloric deficit e... Read more
Goal #2 Met and a Test
It took longer than I expected, but I met my 2nd goal today. I'm down 22lbs, half way to my (I think) ultimate goal of 44 lbs lost. I've been in my calorie range, and though my workouts tapered off a bit last week, I'm still finishing each day w... Read more
Goal #1: MET!
My first goal of this second trip through spark people was to get to my first trip starting weight. I felt like once I did that, it would be a true reset. Well, today, I made it there....actually, past there by a pound! It feels good to have 12.... Read more
Major Ego Boost!
This morning before school started, a student from last semester stopped in to say hi. He said, "You look really nice today, Mrs. A....something's different, isn't it? Is it your hair?" My hair was pulled into a low ponytail, a look I often rock... Read more
Victory at the Gym
When I finished my elliptical workout Sunday evening, my total strides read 0462. But I didn't log 462 strides; I logged 10,462. The digital display couldn't handle it.
I've done this once before, on February 18, 2008. That was the day I f... Read more
Fifteen Years? Impossible!
Yesterday was the 15 year anniversary of my husband's and my first date. I was seventeen and a senior in high school. I remember everything about that day, including going to a ... Read more
Seven Pounds in Seven Days? Don't Mind if I Do!
Yes, I KNOW a pound a day is not a sustainable or healthy rate of weight loss. And I KNOW most of this loss is water weight. But stepping on the scale each day and seeing it drop, drop, drop is great motivation to keep going.
I've done this... Read more